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Radio Set AN/PRC-6 is the FM version of the "Handie Talkie" Radio set SCR-536 and operates in a single, fixed frequency channel selected by use of an appropriate crystal. This is low-power, short-range equipment which operated in the VHF range for line of sight communications by forward elements of armored, infantry and artillery units.

This equipment consists of a light, self contained receiver-transmitter having a built-in microphone and earphone, and provision for a loop antenna which is used for homing applications. Included provision for connecting a conventional handset.

The normal antenna is a flexible tape type that is attached to the radio by a small string. The antenna is screwed into the top of the radio when in use and wrapped around the radio under the case buckets and a small clip to hold the tip when not in use.

Operated from Battery BA-270/U (which is not supplied as part of the set) and included the necessary crystal unit for the frequency in which the equipment is to operate.

Operational Characteristics

Approximate Range
1 mile
Frequency Range
47.0 mHz - 55.4 mHz (43 Channels)
Modulation Type
Type of Signal
Power Output
250 mW



Sample of PRC-6 Label Reproduction

Print this label at 10% Scale and it will fit the radio perfectly

Related Files

Adobe PDF icon.png AN/PRC-6 Datasheet

Adobe PDF icon.png TM 11-4069

Radio Set AN/PRC-6, Field Maintenance
June 1952

Adobe_PDF_icon.png Letter from BG WB Latta to BG Robert Terry (USASTRATCOM)[1]
Letter that dicusses the use of the PRC-6, HT-1 and RC-292 in Vietnam
By Brigadier General W. B. Latta
19 August 1966


  1. Letter from BG WB Latta to BG Robert Terry (USASTRATCOM),
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office