Friday, August 21, 2009

W6JRY reflections on the PRC-64 'Spy Radio'



The September 2009 Trail-Friendly Radio column in WorldRadio Online magazine features a retrospective on the Vietnam-era PRC-64 "Spy Radio." Jerry Fuller, W6JRY, shared his insights on restoration of this renowned trail-friendly radio and his experiences using it on the air.

Click here to view a military paper dated April 1967 by Stanley D. Peirce of the U.S. Army War Laboratory at Aberdenn Proving Ground, Maryland, that chronicles the research and development of the PRC-64. (Please allow a few minutes for this PDF to download.)

For an UNCLASSIFIED assessment of this famed spy radio, click here.

Below is a photograph of W6JRY at the helm of his Forest Ranch, CA station.

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