Hello From NE5DX.
A Few Examples of
Of Various ID Tags.
This belongs to one of the most
famoust lines of equipment,
A Collins R-105A/ARR-5 HF receiver.
the front panel of an ART-13
The ID tag of a typical T-47/ART-13.
This is the ID tag from a low
frequency unit for an ART-13
Here's the ID tag on an antenna
changeover switch used airborn
with the ART-13
transmitter in the B-29 bomber.
Taken from an early "portable"
VHF transceiver designed by
the Army for their own use.
The BC-342-N was another
Signal Corps design.
An early BC-348 ID tag
found on a "C" model
with a low serial number.
A well-worn BC-348-Q ID tag.
This is a nice example of
the cabinet tag found on
the inside back panel of
Another BC-348-Q. Oddly
this one also has a paper
"reminder" tag identifying
the next scheduled inspection,
due March 2, 1957.
This is the "upper" ID tag
changing a BC-348-C to a BC-348-S
model. The"C" model was engineered
less one band and the others spread
out a bit differently. The next ("E")
model has the extra "low" band
added. The "S" model was a
"C" model that was reworked for
the US Army by Belmont Radio
to include "all" bands. Not too
many of these left around.
A screen driven cousin of the ARC-5 transmitter, the BC457-A is designed for 4 to 5.3mhz.
Another one, just a tad newer.
Here's a plate modulated Army
transmitter, the BC-458-A. Another
cousin to the ARC-5. It's
range is 5.3 to 7mhz.
Another BC-458-A, this one has
a plastic ID tag assembled with screws.
Another family member,
the BC-696-A. This is a screen
modulated model that covers
80M, 3 to 4mhz.
A BC-1306 or part of an SCR-694
set. It's related to the famous GRC-9.
This is the ID tag from one of the famous
TXB series transceivers. This one a
"6" model. These were (are) a portable
HF system consisting of 4 components.
Took 4 Marines to carry them
in the Pacific theatre. It was also
used by the Navaho Wind Talkers.
This is the last of the TBX
series. This tag is from the
"8" model which was somewhat
different from the others in
the series. Also a Navy
(Marine Corps) unit.
A battery operated crystal
calibrator for the TBX-8 HF transceiver.
The ID tag from a Collins TCS-4
Navy transmitter. These were used
throughout the Navy from P.T.
Boats to Destroyers (or anything else
that would float). It
saw long service after the war in
the fishing industry.
A Collins TBS-12 receiver's ID tag.
A stainless steel cabinet and cast
aluminim frame made it tough.
A grey cabinet version of the same
Not sure of this one. Non-military.
This tag is from any early
Navy transmitter. An even earlier version
was used as a backup by Emelia Earhart
on her last flight, according to some.
A tag from a part of the interphone
system used by the Army Air Corps.
The famous LS-3 speaker.
It's 15 lbs of strong..
Yet another LS-3 tag.
Another ID tag from the past.
On old Mackay exciter.
This ID tag is from a WWI era
piece of Signal Corps
Another old military ID tag.
This ID tag is from an ARC-5
transmitter rack. Looks
like Korean war era.
A rack mount 28vdc power supply.
Self explanitory. Navy
This tag is from a Collins
RT-298/ARC-2A HF transceiver.
They were used up into the 1960's,
mainly in the big, longrange
A speaker, microphone remote
unit. This tag is from a TCS-7
version, also made by Collins.
A rack mount just after the ARC-5 era.
This ID tag is from a very early
Collins R-392 which is from the
first production year 1951.
It was sent to Stewart-Warner
Electronics for repairs in 1952
and was re-tagged.