The AN/ARC-164 HAVE QUICK II radios are used for air-to-air, air-to-ground and ground-to-air communications. These radios provide anti-jam, secure communications links for joint task forces and Army aviation missions. The Army operational forces utilizing these radios are Aviation Units, Air Traffic Services and Ranger Units. It also provides the Army the ability to communicate with USAF, USN and NATO units in the UHF-AM mode which is the communications band for tactical air operations. This system has been transitioned to Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM). The CECOM point of contact is Mr. Robert Mansfield, DSN 992-3800.
The AN/ARC-164 HAVE QUICK II radio is an UHF-AM radio. There are three major aircraft configurations of AN/ARC-164 radio and one ground configuration, AN/VRC-83. The AN/ARC-164 receiver/transmitter (RT) configurations include a panel mount (RT-1518C), remote control (RT-1504) and a remote mounted, data bus compatible (RT-1614). Common components of the radio are the RT, control head and antenna. This UHF-AM radio operates as a single channel or a frequency hopping radio. Its frequency range is from 225 - 399.975 MHz, and it has the capacity for 7,000 channels. The aircraft radio transmits with a power output of 10 watts and can receive voice or data modulated signals with the VINSON or VANDAL communications security devices. It has an embedded "ECCM" anti-jam capability. The guard channel of 243.000 MHz can be monitored. The unit weights of the Panel Mount R/T, the Remote R/T, the Data Bus R/T and the Control Unit are 9.3, 8.5, 8.5 and 4.3 pounds respectively.
All Army Rotary Wing aircraft.
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The AN/GRC-240 HAVE QUICK II ground radio provides the aviation commander with ground-to-air UHF-AM communications in the secure/anti-jam mode. The equipment that this radio will be replacing is the AN/VRC-24 and the AN/GRC-171. Its mission will be to support aviation units requiring UHF-AM communications. The operational missions identified for this ground radio are in the areas of close, rear and deep operations; air assault; air assault security; counter-mobility; command and control; medical evacuation; and offensive air combat. This system has been transitioned to Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM). The CECOM point of contact is Mr. Bruce Jetter, DSN 992-1191.
The AN/GRC-240 HAVE QUICK II ground radio set consists of the AN/VRC-83 vehicle radio and the AN/PSN-11 set. The Receiver/Transmitter is tunable between 116.000 to 149.975 MHz (VHF-AM) and 225.000 to 399.975 MHz (UHF-AM) at 25.0 KHz channel spacing. This spacing provides 1360 VHF and 7000 UHF channels plus one Guard Channel at 243 MHz. This radio set provides a 2, 10 and 30 watt carrier transmitter for normal AM voice and anti-jam frequency hopping communications mode. The radio will accept global positioning system time signal per ICD-GPS-060. The Precision Lightweight Global Positioning Receiver, AN/PSN-11, will be mounted in the dash board area on the passenger side of the vehicle. When operated with the KY-57, it can provide a COMSEC mode. The AN/VRC-83(V)3 and the KY-57 will be mounted in the HMMWV behind the driver. The installation kit is designated the MK-2827/GRC-240. The total system weight is 78.0 pounds.
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