RF13 – Transceiver

The RF13 transceiver with built-in digital scrambler is a portable VHF transceiver, which is used for tactical communication. It is carried and operated by one person. The set includes the transceiver and accessories for common use. These accessories can be carried in a bag together with the transceiver.

PN (RN): 2000.100.04
NSN: 5820160015663

The transceiver set in the bag can be transported by train, car, in tracked vehicles and by air. The phonic operation of this transceiver in the frequency range 30.000 MHz to 87.975 MHz is interoperable with all VHF transceivers currently in use in modern armed forces worldwide.


Other operating features include: whisper operation with increased microphone sensitivity, normal or subtone (150 Hz) inhibitable squelch, 9 preset channels storage, programming using fill gun or mutual programming of stations (cloning), priority scanning of 9 preset channels, selective calling, FLASH – 3 digits code quick transmission, switch for instant erasure of memory in case of emergency,
clear override operation, display backlight, voice encryption mode with individual choice of code number for each channel (2000.100.04 transceiver only), built-in test equipment (BITE). The electronic moduls – power supply, receiver, receiver synthesizer, transmitter synthesizer, transmitter, peripheral circuits, P control, AF and mother board – are mounted in a light alloy waterproof case. The transceiver´s color is olive green (other hues can be agreed upon). The VHF transceiver is the basic module of 30 MHz to 88 MHz frequency range communication systems, including mobile sets RF1305, RF1325 and RF1350.

Frequency range30.000 MHz to 87.975 MHz
Channel spacing25 kHz
Number of channels2320
Channel selectiondigital, from transceiver keyboard
Operating modessimplex or semiduplex telephony data transmission channel max. 16 kbit/s
ModulationFM, max. deviation 5.6 kHz
RF power output0.2 W reduced, 5 W nominal
Receiver sensitivitybetter than 0.5 μV at 12 dB SINAD
AF output powercontrollable, min. 200 mW/4 Ω
Power supply voltage12V
Power supply voltage range10V to 15V
Operating time from RF13.1min. 14 hours at 1 : 1 : 10 Tx/Rx/Standby ratio and nominal output power
Operating temperatures-30 °C to +60 °C
DimensionsW 204.5 mm x H 82.5 mm x D 174.5 mm
Weightmax. 2.5 kg
RF13 operating instructions2000.010.02
RF13 brief operating instructions2000.011.02
Tactical communication, Military, Defence, Naval, Air Force
RF13 - Portable transceiver set

PN (RN): 2000.000.04
Code: 0061600202014
NSN: 5820160020900
Set consists of RF13 transceiver (with built-in digital scrambler) and accessories. The portable transceiver set is used for phonic communication…