The range of the set is given as 3 miles with a 6 foot rod, 5 miles with a 12 ft rod, 4 miles with a telescopic aerial and 2 miles with a 25 ft ground aerial. The set weighs 14.5 lbs, with an additional 15.5 lbs for the backpack containing battery and accessories.
The battle battery supplies 180/90volt HT, 1.5 volt LT and -21 volts grid bias battery.
The transmitter uses 2 1299A and a 1S5, while the receiver uses a 1T4 as the RF Amp, 1R5 osc/mix, 1T4 IF Amp, 1S5 Det/avc/AF amp and 1S5 AF Output.
The sets can also be powered by a vibrator unit type SC-999-F, which is powered by 2 volt accumulators.
This set is very rare in Australia, as the locally produced 108 set (Radio Corp. Victoria) was used by the Australian Army.
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