AN/PRC-150

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The AN/PRC-150(C) Multiband Radio, also known as the Falcon II, is a manpack, tactical HF and VHF radio manufactured by Harris Corporation.[1] It holds an NSA certification for Type 1 encryption.[2]

The designation AN/PRC translates to Army/Navy Portable Radio Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines.

Users[edit]

The AN/PRC-150(C) radio is currently in use with the United States Army, United States Special Operations Command[3] as well as within the US Marine Corps.

Specifications[edit]

General[edit]

  • Frequency Range: 1.6 to 59.999 MHz
  • Net Presets: 75, fully programmable
  • Frequency Stability ±0.5 x 10–6
  • Emission Modes: J3E (single sideband, upper or lower, suppressed carrier telephony), H3E (compatible AM single sideband plus full carrier), A1A, J2A (compatible CW), selectable; F3E (FM)
  • RF Input/Output Impedance: 50 Ω nominal, unbalanced
  • Power Input: 26 VDC (21.5 to 32 VDC)
  • Data Interface: Synchronous or asynchronous (RS-232C; MIL-STD-188-114A)
  • Dimensions (with battery case): 10.5W x 3.5H x 13.2D inches (26.7W x 8.1H x 34.3D cm)
  • Radio Weight: 10 lb (4.7 kg) without batteries
  • Model: RT-1694D (P)(C)/U

Receiver[edit]

  • Sensitivity SSB: –113 dBm (0.5 µV) minimum for 10 dB SINAD
  • Audio Output: 15 mW at 1000 Ω to external handset
  • Squelch: Front panel adjustable, active squelch selectable
  • IF Rejection: Greater than 80 dB
  • Image Rejection: Greater than 80 dB (First IF image)
  • Intermodulation Distortion: –80 dB or better for two –30 dBm signals separated 30 kHz or more
  • Overload Protection: Receiver protected to 32 VRMS..

Transmitter[edit]

  • Power Output: 1, 5, 20 watts PEP/Average -1/+2 dB (1, 5, 10 watts FM)
  • Audio Input: 1.5 mV at 150 Ω or 0 dBm at 600 Ω for full rated output
  • Carrier Suppression: Greater than 60 dB below PEP output (J3E mode)
  • Undesired Sideband Suppression: Greater than 60 dB below PEP output
  • Spurious Outputs: –50 dB relative to rated output, except harmonics which are –40 dB (Greater than 20 kHz from Fc) Minimum for fo = 1.6-30 MHz
  • Antenna Tuning Capability: OE-505 10-foot (3 m) whip (1.6 to 60 MHz), RF-1936P (AS-2259) NVIS (1.6 to 30 MHz), RF-1940-AT001/RF-1941 dipole

Environmental[edit]

HF Features[edit]

  • Encrypted Data HF: MIL-STD-188-110B App. C (9600 bit/s and 12,800 bit/s uncoded), App. B 39 tone (to 2400 bit/s), Serial Tone (to 9600 bit/s), STANAG 4285 (2400 bit/s), STANAG 4415 (75 bit/s), STANAG 4539 (9600 bit/s), FSK (600 bit/s)
  • VHF: FSK (16 kbit/s)
  • Automatic Link Establishment (ALE): STANAG 4538 FLSU, MIL-STD-188-141B Appendix A with Appendix B AL-1 LP, including the Scope Command telephony call type
  • Frequency hopping: Serial Tone ECCM
  • Vocoder: HF LPC-10-52E (600/2400) MELP (600/2400), VHF: CVSD
  • Data Link Layer Protocol (ARQ): STANAG 4538 (3G), pFED-STD-1052

VHF Features[edit]

  • Data: Wideband FSK (16 kbit/s)
  • Voice Digitization: CVSD (16 kbit/s)

COMSEC Interoperability[edit]

ANDVT/KY-99, ANDVT/KY-100, KG-84C, KY-57 VINSON (VHF), CITADEL (NSA approved exportable COMSEC)

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