Hello From NE5DX.

A Few Examples of

Of  Various ID Tags.


ARB Receiver

ARB Receiver



This belongs to one of the most

famoust lines of equipment,



A Collins R-105A/ARR-5 HF receiver.


 An "instruction" tag found on

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

a BC-348-Q.


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

Collins receiver.


Self expanitory.


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

test equipment.


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

CW transmitter.


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.












Copyright  Don L. Spivey