English translation of German description:
Designed to augment the Clansman range of radio equipment and to be fully compatible with existing manpack and vehicle installations, the RT-349 is a VHF/FM Transceiver
intended for personal communications in combat conditions. The complete equipment can be slung from the shoulder or mounted on the back or chest by means of an adjustable, quick-release holster which is compatible with the soldier’s web equipment. The transceiver is small enough to be carried in a special holster or in the pocket of a combat jacket.
Operating over any 10 MHz band in the 37.0 bis 46.975
frequency range, the RT349 has synthesizer control
and provides 400 speech channels at 25 kHz spacing. The frequency deviation, channel spacing and squelch system are compatible with other VHF equipment in the Clansman range and with radios of similar performance. Additionally, the UK/PRC349 can trigger Clansman UK/PRC351/2 and UK/VRC353 rebroadcast stations.
The RT349 has built-in internal protection against open- and short-circuit antenna conditions and is protected against HF or VHF signals from collocated transmitters. An additional facility is available for transmitting a 1 kHz signal tone to alert a listening operator, providing simple signalling for use in silent ambush operations. This requires an extra push-button on the pressel box.
Battery power saving circuits provide continuous on/off switching during no-signal conditions. The battery can be changed rapidly with a quick-release retaining screw and the battery’s small size allows spares to be carried where extended operating periods are required. Power reversal is normally impossible using the standard battery packs but protection is provided against inadvertent reversal of input power polarity.
The weight and size of the UK/PRC349 provide dismounted troops with a command communication facility at platoon or section level without reducing the soldier’s fighting ability. The dimensions of the transceiver and the low profile antenna enable the set to remain inconspicuous for operations requiring seclusion by not significantly altering the user’s silhouette. The equipment has been designed for a minimum MTBF of 1500 hours at a 90 per cent confidence level under battlefield conditions.
Mode: F3E narrowband FM simplex
Power output : 220 mW
Audio equipment: lightweight headset with throat microphone
Antenna: whip, helical radiator, trailing wire
Power supply: 12 V DC nominal, the battery box can be filled with 10 ea. AA batteries (resp. type "Mignon")
Temperature range: -20 to +55 °C (plus solar radiation).
The set consists of:
- Handheld transceiver RT 349
- Headset (type 1 is with throat microphone)
- 2 Battery boxes
- Carrying harness
Export Orders: In any case, even if exported to such peaceful countries as Switzerland, we need an export license.
Usually this is a pure formality, however it takes around 3 weeks.
Export to certain countries not possible.Please find a corresponding data sheet here.Please find an enlarged image here.