RF13 – Portable transceiver set

Tactical communication, Military, Defence, Naval, Air Force

Set consists of RF13 transceiver (with built-in digital scrambler) and accessories. The portable transceiver set is used for phonic communication or data transmission in 30 MHz to 88 MHz frequency range. It also features voice encryption mode, selective communication, broadcasting of short encoded messages, up to 9 preset channels, automatic preset channels scanning, and controlling of most functions from the handset. The supplied types of antennas and adjustable output power make it suitable for use in many situations. Both rechargeable battery packs secure a standard round-the-clock operation. All components of the set are placed in a bag. The set is carried and operated by one person. For more details on RF13 transceiver and other set components see relevant pages of this website.

PN (RN): 2000.000.04
KCM: 0061600202014
NSN: 5820160020900

Frequency range30.000 MHz to 87.975 MHz
Channel spacing25 kHz
Number of channels2320
Channel selectionfrom transceiver keyboard
Operating modessimplex or semiduplex telephony or data transmission to 16 kbit/s
Voice encryptionthrough internal digital scrambler
ModulationFM, max. deviation 5.6 kHz
RF power output0.2 W reduced (± 2 dB)
5 W nominal (+1.5 dB/-1 dB
Receiver sensitivitybetter than 0.5 µV at 12 dB SINAD
Effectively transmitted frequencies range
for F3 operation300 Hz to 3400 Hz
for data transmission150 Hz to 9000 Hz
AF power outputcontrollable, min. 200 mW/4 W
Nominal power supply voltage12V
Power supply voltage range10V to 15V
Operation time from RF13.1 battery packminimum 14 hours at 1 : 1 : 10 Tx/Rx/Standby ratio and nominal output power
Current consumptionmax. 2 A in transmission mode at nominal output power
max. 0.6 A in transmission mode at reduced output power
max. 0.2 A in reception mode
max. 0.12 A in standby mode
Operating temperature-30 °C to +60 °C
Transceiver weightmax. 2.7 kg (no battery pack or accessories)
Battery pack weightmax. 2.5 kg
Dimensions of transceiver with battery packW 205 mm x H 83 mm x D 252 mm
Weight of complete set in bag, including a spare battery packmax. 11.5 kg
Dimensions of complete set in bag250 mm x 380 mm x 450 mm
Average range at nominal output power in medium-wooded and medium-undulated terrain:
– with 0.5 m short tape antenna1 km
– with 1.5 m long tape antenna8 km
– with hang-up antenna15 km
– with 30 m long-wire antenna15 km
RF13 operating instructions2000.010.02
RF13 brief operating instructions2000.011.02