Jan 071999


This page shows the major components of many of the US military vehicular radio sets in use during the 1950’s. Each link points to a picture which shows the major radio components, mounts, cables, antenna components, etc. that were used in the indicated radio set. These pictures were scanned from a large foldout in the back of TM 11-284: Radio Sets AN/GRC-3, -4, -5, -6, -7, and -8, dated May, 1953.

When these radios were introduced, different frequency bands were allocated for armored, artillery and infantry units. The bands overlapped each other by 900 kHz, allowing communications between different types of units.

Armored Units (20.0-27.9 MHz)

Artillery Units (27.0-38.9 MHz)

Infantry Units (38.0-54.9 MHz)

All Units



  2 Responses to “1950’s Vehicular Radio Sets”

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    Hi, I am working to complete my 1951 M37. I have been getting a lot of good help from the guys on G741 M37 site. Your site was recommended as a place I might get some guidance in completing my radio gear, and making it functional? From looking at the diagrams above I believe I have the AN/GRC-7 Infantry Unit.
    Please send me an email, and advise on best direction for me to go. I can send pictures of my unit, if that will help.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
    Dana Cook
    Cell 970-903-6967

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    I am currently putting the final restoration touches on my 1952 Willys M38A1. I have a working RT68 w/power supply in the jeep but I think there would have been other parts to make this a complete infantry radio set. I’m looking for someone to help me identify the “missing” components and steer me in the right direction in obtaining them.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
    Norris Taylor

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