The transceiverer TRC-571 was built from 1979 on by Thomson-CSF in France, and especially was meant
for French overseas forces.
It can be used in all kinds of vehicles.
The radio is compact and robust. The operational elements on the front are reduced to a minimum.
The modular design uses integrated and hybrid circuits.
Secure voice- and data connections are possible, also RTTY with external equipment.
Power suppliess are provided for 12V DC or mains.
The automatic antenna BX-156-A can be connected and tuned by the built in connector.
The keypad is protected by a flap. The inside of this flap contains the operational procedure
in French, English and Spanish.
* classical (carrier squelch); can be switched on by a screw on the front.
* Subtone; The instruction mentions a screw behind the flap. This radio has no such
Channel spacing 25 or 50 kHz.
The radio was also well known by its use in Desert Storm.
The tactical backpack TRC-552 [< click] also was built by Thomson-CSF 1979 ,
it uses the same frequency range and has a similar appearance.
- Frequency range:
- 26 ... 76 MHz
- TX output:
- 2 or 30 W
- ~ 2 µV
- 20 ... 50 km
- Frequency steps:
- 25 or 50 kHz
- Programmable channels:
- Antenna impedance:
- 50 Ohm
- Tone or carrier squelch
- 22 ... 30 V DC ; protected against wrong polarity
- TX 8 A; RX 600 mA
- 18.6 kg