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The RS-8 HF Radio Set

An alternate nomenclature for the RS-8 is "QRC-222", which may be a military designation. It is a complete solid-state HF transceiver, including some of the burst-coder components of the GRA-71. The transceiver tunes 2-20 MC in four bands. Controls include audio and RF gain, and a mode switch which includes settings for CW, XTAL AM, and VFO AM. The transmitter output power is 3 watts, crystal control only. Power input is 90-240 VAC; or 10-17 VDC. The entire unit, including accessories, is packaged in a black metal case.

RS-8 Radio Station Specifications





Power Supply







Frequency Bands

2-3.5, 3.5-6, 6-11, 11-20 MC


Power Output

3 watts



The complete RS-8 set. The top half is the transceiver and power supply components; in the lower right is the burst-code components (same as those used in the GRA-71). There is an inspection tag dated 27-Aug-65. Photo courtesy of John Pitts.


A close-up view of the RS-8 transceiver. Photo courtesy of John Pitts.

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