AN/VRC-111 50 Watt Vehicle Adapter Amplifier

The AN/VRC-111 Vehicle Adapter Amplifier (VAA) is a COTS/NDI electrical and mechanical fixture combining the functionality of the battle-proven AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (all MBITR and JEM configurations) and Vehicle Adapter into a system that offers an alternative to existing SINCGARS vehicular installations.

Product Literature

Description

The AN/VRC-111 50 Watt VAA system comprises two Vehicle Adapter Units with two AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radios affixed on a mounting tray that installs on a standard MT-6352/VRC or MT-6352A/VRC Electrical Equipment Mounting Base and a dual channel 50 Watt Power Amplifier Unit that installs on a standard MT-6353/VRC RF Power Amplifier Mounting Base. The mounting tray includes a cable harness, a multi-pin electrical connector that interfaces to the MT-6352 base, and an optional locking mechanism that secures the radios when required. The Vehicle Adapter Unit contains a sleeve for the insertion of the AN/PRC-148 with a locking cam to fasten the radio into position once it is fully inserted and allows for rapid, cable-free removal in less than 2 seconds. The VAA with AN/PRC-148 inserted provides 50 Watts in SINCGARS transmit mode (30-87.975 MHz, FM) and 20 Watts in non-SINCGARS transmit mode (30-512 MHz AM and 88-512 MHz FM). The 50 Watt VAA system operates from the vehicular power supply (20-32V) provided through the MT-6352 base. The VAA is rugged, constructed to withstand harsh weather conditions and ballistic shock.

Key Features

  • Dual Channel Configuration: Consists of Two AN/PRC-148 Radios, Two Vehicle \ Adapters, 2-Channel 50 Watt Power Amplifier Unit, and Mounting Tray. Also available:
    • Single Channel Configuration
    • Without AN/PRC-148 Radios
  • Contiguous 30-512 MHz Coverage
  • 50 Watt Output from 30-87.975 MHz
  • 20 Watt Output from 88-512 MHz
  • Cable-free Radio Dismount Capability in Less Than 2 Seconds