The Air/Ground/Air Radio

The Air/Ground/Air, or A/G/A radio, is a VHF/UHF fixed-frequency or frequency-hopping radio that provides tactical air control from the battlefield. This radio is presently in use by the Canadian Army, its primary role being UHF communication between ground soldiers and airborne fixed-wing aircraft. The A/G/A Radio has a VHF capability which is used to communicate with the CNR(P) and, depending on the operational requirement, can be operated in either secure or non-secure mode. It is available in both Man Pack and Vehicle Mounted configurations.

 

Specifications:

 

Manpack AN/PRC-113 Components:

  • RT 1319
  • Handset/Headset
  • VHF/UHF Antenna
  • Battery Case
  • 2 x Nickel Cadmium Rechargeable Batteries or 2 Lithium Batteries
  • Carrying Harness
  • Cable Assembly for the KY-57
  • Cable Assembly for TOD Transfer
  • Filtered Audio Cable Assembly
  • KY-57 (if working secure)

 

Manpack AN/PRC-113 Characteristics:

  • Power Output: 2 or 10 watts
  • Frequency Range: VHF 116.000 to 149.975 MHz
  • Receiver – Transmitter: UHF 225.000 to 399.975 MHz
  • Guard Receiver: (Fixed UHF frequency) 243.000 MHz
  • Modulation: Amplitude modulation (am)
  • Available channels: VHF – 1360, UHF – 7000
  • Preset Channels: 8
  • Operating temperature: -29C to +68C
  • Watertight: to a depth of 91.4 cm

 

Manpack AN/PRC-113 Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight: 7.58 kg (with BB-590/U batteries)
  • Weight: 6.45 kg (with BA-5590/U batteries)
  • Length: 322.7 mm
  • Width: 221.7 mm
  • Height: 76.2 mm

 

Vehicular AN/VRC-83 Components:

  • RT 1319
  • AM/7176 (amplifier)
  • TSEC/KY-57 Interconnect Cable
  • RF Input Cable
  • Keep Alive Cable (a Y cable running to the Radio Access Unit (RAU) designed to retain the Time of Day (TOD) in case of a brownout)
  • Handset/Headset
  • KY-57 (if working secure)
  • Powered by the 28v DC vehicle charging System

 

Vehicular AN/VRC-83 Characteristics:

  • Power Output: 2, 10 or 30 watts
  • Frequency Range: VHF 116.000 to 149.975 MHz
  • Receiver – Transmitter: UHF 225.000 to 399.975 MHz
  • Guard Receiver: (Fixed UHF frequency) 243.000 MHz
  • Modulation: Amplitude modulation (am)
  • Available channels: VHF – 1360, UHF – 7000
  • Preset Channels: 8
  • Operating temperature: -51C to +68C
  • Watertight: to a depth of 91.4 cm

 

Vehicular AN/VRC-83 Physical Characteristics

  • Weight: 15.37 kg
  • Length: 317.5 mm
  • Width: 263.3 mm
  • Height: 165 mm

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