{Collins} Mystery Navy radio


Went right to the pic and started to do some research, including your site before I realized it was you doing the asking.  My first thoughts were perhaps it is airborne gear due to the power connector on the front panel, there is no tuning knob, suggesting channelized operation, it appears to be a RX and TX in one box, it is mounted on shock mounts, but then again, so are the TCS series.  The radioman is wearing headphones which look like they are plugged in the front of the lower unit, but I see no jack for a key on the upper.  The odd thing to me is the speaker on the front panel, nothing I have except morale radios have a front speaker and have never seen an airborne set with a integral speaker. Noticed on your site and Henry Rodgers site a few with what looks like a front speaker though.   Wondering if it is a set on the channelized HF marine band freqs, and for that matter, when were the marine freqs laid out channel style back then?

Charlie, W4MEC in NC

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