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MARSOC radio gear help!
xraytech
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 07:49 PM UTC
Need some help in identifying the box that the multiple antenna array is connected to in these photos. Is it some kind of RF coupler? How does it connect to the radio pack? I'm building these same vehicles, and any help or additional images would be much appreciated.


Epi
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:41 PM UTC
In the 2nd picture, it looks like a standard 40mm large ammo box.

I can see that happening since there is really no place to mount these multiple antenna arrays. Simply mount the antennas to a box and strap the box to the vehicle.

The antennas seem to be simple UHF/VHF antennas with coaxial cables attached.
matt
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:45 AM UTC
The second pic looks more like one of the PA-124 60mm ammo cans vs the PA-120 40mm ones, as the lid is on the top rather than the long side, and the 40mm has a reinforcing rib that's missing.
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
Is there a kit of these vehicles in 35th?
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC

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Is there a kit of these vehicles in 35th?
Dan



http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=272433

H.P.
matt
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC
The 4 Wheeler can be had from Live resin.

https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=266105
xraytech
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
Thanks all for your replies. I thought they were ammo cans at first as well, but in some pictures you can see a short dipole antenna attached (the short PVC tube-looking thing). That's why I thought maybe some kind of RF multicoupler.

Thanks to those that replied with the links to the kits. The MV850 from Live Resin has been reviewed here, and I posted some finished pics of mine in a different post. What an awesome kit! With all the stowage that Live Resin makes, they truly make a great addition. My second one will feature different stowage and rider.

I am currently working on the Polaris RZR. I am trying to duplicate the picture above using the Carl Gustav and Mk18 from Live Resin. Personal weapons will be included.

Any further information will be greatly appreciated!
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hi!

I am working on a more or less similar project (RZR) myself!

The devise you're asking about, VROD is a specific platform to detect electronic frequencies: SIGINT. It's called wolfhoud and I suppose its a hi-tech radiogoniometer (Bellini–Tosi direction finder).



You can find some pics here: http://archive.defense.gov/photoessays/PhotoEssaySS.aspx?ID=4779
xraytech
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 04:33 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi!

I am working on a more or less similar project (RZR) myself!

The devise you're asking about, VROD is a specific platform to detect electronic frequencies: SIGINT. It's called wolfhoud and I suppose its a hi-tech radiogoniometer (Bellini–Tosi direction finder).



You can find some pics here: http://archive.defense.gov/photoessays/PhotoEssaySS.aspx?ID=4779



Thanks so much, amphor. Exactly what I was looking for about the antenna.