is a British Solid state VHF radio of the Clansman * - series, built
and developed by Plessey.
It is not very wide spread, so it often is not mentioned when Clansman radios
It was used at section and platoon level and was to cooperate with PRC-249, PRC-351 and VRC-353.
It can be used as fixed station, as portable, and (with mounting) as mobile radio.
Only five knobs are used to operate it. Four knobs switch the frequency.
The fifth knob has four positions:
Off (On /Off)
Whisper (Increases the microfone sensitivity by the factor 10)
(At the same time reduces the loudness by the factor 10)
Loud (At noisy environment)
Noise on (Squelch is deactivated; also to test if the radio works.)
The radio is carried on the back or at the belt. Battery, short and long rod-antenna and hendset belong to the set.
The antenna socket can be turned, so that the antenna is upright, even whan the operater is lying down.
Handset and headset can be connected simultaneously, so a second operator can listen in.
The Clansman series is used by the British Army, but also sold to many foreign countries.
It is used to to connect the headquarters to the fighting forces, and consists of:
UK/PRC 349 - a lightweight UHF radio
UK/PRC 350 - a tactical UHF radio
UK/PRC 351 - a tactical UHF radio
UK/PRC 320 - a HF radio for long distances.
UK/VRC 353 - ein mobiles UKW- Gerät
= in the collection.
- Frequency range:
- 36 .. 57 MHz
- HF output:
- 2 W
- Channel spacing:
- 25 kHz
- Narrow band - FM
- 150 Hz tone squelch (can be switched off : = "Noise on")
- 15 V NiCad or
- 15V Primary battery manganese / alkaline
- Battery lasts:
- 9 hrs at transmit/receive ratio 1 : 9
- 3.1 Kg with rod antenna
- Size with battery:
- 267 x 142 x 70 mm