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Saturday, February 26, 2011

RF-10 (eng)

RF-10 (coded name Takt 1) - Czech army Manpack VHF transceiver

Specification:
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Frequency Range: 44,000 - 53,975MHz
Steps: 25kHz
Channels: 400
RF Output power: 1W
Modulation: F3
Max. deviation: +8kHz


Transmitting range:
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1,5m whip antenna - 5km
0,5m whip antenna - 1 km
3,3m wire antenna - 10 km
30 m directive wire antenna - 20 km

Receiver sensitivity: 0,5µV
Dimensions of radio: 295 x 47 x 191mm
Dimensions of case: 480 x 350 x 160mm
Total weight: 3 Kg radio
Powered (rechargeable): 6V in 5 x 1,2V NICD/4000 mAh

The radioset RF-10 was developed in between 60's-70's of last century. This set with coded name "TAKT 1" was dedicated for tactical operation in squadrons and troops patrols or headquarters company. It was taken into service in 70's and used till the end of 80's. More than 30.000 pcs was manufactured. In the beggining of 90's this radio set was replaced by RF-13 (coded name Radmila) mainly because of digital and encrypted communication needs.


For more details please visit an excellent page of my friend Brooke Clark as follows


Czech RF-10 Military Radio


where You can find detailed info about baterry boxes, antennas and many other RF-10 related stuff.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

8 comments:

  1. I have an RF-10 and it has suddenly stopped working, when i try to run power through it, nothing happens, any suggestions?

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    1. There are "fuse wires" down at the battery connections. How are you powering the radio

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  2. Yes, its the main question. Lets go starting from the power thru the accessories to main unit...
    I am recommending to open the battery pack first (2 screws on both sides) and check the fuse wire in the cover. You will find soldered wire in the grey socket. If it is blown then simply buy in local electronics shop the 4A fuse (glass one) and carefully remove the wire from it and solder it to the cover. You can check with DMM that You have 6V at the red and blue wires and also on the upper contacts of the battery cover.

    best regards,

    73 - Petr, OK1RP
    kitman electronics
    http://twitter.com/kitman_e

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  3. Where can you get batteries for this radio?

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    1. Hi, they are still available on flea market in Czech Republic. MS

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  4. John,

    the battery pack container is possible to find on the local flea market sometime for about $8-$12 depends to seller.
    The D-cells are available new in local electronics shops as same as from internation distributors like Mouser, DigiKey etc. I hope.

    best regards,

    73 - Petr, OK1RP
    kitman electronics
    http://twitter.com/kitman_e

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  5. Hi Alex,
    yes it is really good radio. I made several QSOs with it and never had problem. Very durable, sensitive... if it is in good condition then it will provide good service for you. Last ES I heard several Gs on band... unfortunately not worked because of small mobile antenna only. It is running 1W out. Mni people saying it is much better than similar PRC from USA :)
    regards,
    Petr OK1RP

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