The AN/PRC-113 radio set is a tactical, short range, manpack, ground-to-air/air-to-ground radio used primarily by Forward Air Control (FAC) teams or other tactical ground to ground or ground to air communications. It was developed as part of the Pacer Speak family of tri-service interoperable radios for FAC teams.
USAF Senior Airman Scott Hays (left) and Staff Sergeant Larry St. Clair Jr., assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea use an AN/PRC-113 to call in air-strikes during an exercise, 1995.
AN/PRC-113 Radio Set with accessory H-250 hand set, antenna bag, and cables.
The multi-band UHF/VHF AM AN/PRC-113 is short range (5 to 15 miles) and has a jam-resistant electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) transceiver. While limited to Line of Sight, low power, vulnerable to atmospheric conditions, and of limited bandwidth the AN/PRC-113 was still a valuable tactical radio for its assigned mission.
The AN/PRC-113(V) model is baseband COMSEC compatible. The AN/PRC-113(V)3 has internal ECCM while AN/PRC-113(V)1 does not have the integated ECCM capability.
AN/PRC-113 Technical Characteristics
Transmission Range: Line of Sight (LOS)
VHF: 116 TO 149.975 MHz
UHF: 225 TO 399.975 MHz
Channels: 8360, including 8 Preset & 1 Guard Channel)
Power Source: Two BA-5590 (lithium), weighing 1.45 lbs each
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