On air HAM RADIO test of the Czech Military Radio RF-10

A slightly shorter video than normal. I decided to look closer at the RF-10 radio and perform an on air test of the transmission from the radio.

In this video I take a lunchtime break from work and test out the Czech military radio, recording my home station to study the transmission from the RF-10.

Frequency Range: 44,000 – 53,975MHz
Steps: 25kHz
Channels: 400
RF Output power: 1W
Modulation: F3
Max. deviation: +8kHz

Transmitting range:
1,5m whip antenna – 5km
0,5m whip antenna – 1 km
3,3m wire antenna – 10 km
30 m directive wire antenna – 20 km

Receiver sensitivity: 0,5µV
Dimensions of radio: 295 x 47 x 191mm
Dimensions of case: 480 x 350 x 160mm
Total weight: 3 Kg radio
Powered (rechargeable): 6V in 5 x 1,2V NICD/4000 mAh

The radioset RF-10 was developed in between 60’s-70’s of last century. This set with coded name “TAKT 1” was dedicated for tactical operation in squadrons and troops patrols or headquarters company. It was taken into service in 70’s and used till the end of 80’s. More than 30.000 pcs was manufactured.


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