The PRC-112 Survival Radio replaces the PRC. Family of survival radios that are issued to military aircraft crew members. The problem with the old survival radios was that they were simple beacon transmitters with no ID capability so when one went off accidentally (a common occurrence considering that there are roughly 556,000 121.5 MHz beacons and 429,000 406 MHz beacons) there was not an easy way to tell if the signal was real or not making for a lot of wasted effort. Satellite monitoring of the old analog survival beacons was shut down on 1 Feb 2009.
The new 406 MHz survival beacons each have a serial number and other identification information built in. A rough position can be determined just from the 406 Mhz carrier and the motion of the satellite that's receiving it. A much better position can be obtained if the beacon transmitter includes a GPS receiver. As of 2009 there were about three quarters of a million 406 MHz beacons operational.
In the movie "Behind Enemy Lines" this is the radio used by Owen Wilson throughout most of the story. It even makes static noises after the tank attacks a building in Hoc with the battery removed. Radio was demilled by a slit in the back panel.
The item "ARMY US NAVY MILITARY SURVIVAL RESCUE RADIO TRANSCEIVER AN/PRC-112C" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Radios". The seller is "birdstrikes" and is located in Koksijde.
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