RS-6 CIA Spy CW Radio Set 1950's. Offered here is all 4 parts of this extremely rare RS-6 c old war era clandestine radio set. A exciting opportunity to resurrect a part of military history into a useable Ham radio portable station. The complete radio set is packaged in 4 small, light weight units to make concealed carry by one man possible, something not easily done with its predecessor, the RS-1 or the later GRC-109.
The complete set of 4 units weighs less than 16 pounds. As a classic Black Radio, this long range HF CW morse code set was used by the CIA, partisans, Special Forces, Recon units and the U. Anecdotal evidence has them being used in Southeast Asia, Europe and Central America; they were probably used everywhere.
Oh, and they are quite EMP resistant. The contractor for RS-6 sets was Motorola in Chicago. From what are research shows CIA ordered many of these destroyed as they did not want them to get out in the wrong hands back then.The RR-6 receiver (serial #5949) is a marvel of miniaturization using the technology available at the time; tunes 3-15 MC in two bands, with either VFO or crystal control. It is a super-het with a 455 Kc IF and it incorporates an interesting two-band tuning mechanism/spiral frequency dial. The RT-6 transmitter (serial #3031) tunes 3-16.5 MC in two bands with up to 10 watts output.
The transmitter is a 2-tube MOPA design using a 6AG5 crystal oscillator and a 2E26 PA tube. It includes a built-in, swing out CW key. The RP-6 power supply unit (serial #10016).The power supply operates from 70 to 270 VAC, 42-400 cycles, or from 6 volts DC. The RA-6 filter accessory unit (serial #9564) Stored inside is the instruction cards included with the RS-6 set. We can NOT say if they are from a pet or smoke free environment. Please do not ask us to judge the item. We have found that being around attics, basements and estate sales for so long we perhaps have a higher tolerance to the odor of musty vintage items or tobacco. Although we would love to have your sale, your satisfaction as well as our feedbacks & DSR's are our primary concern. The item "RS-6 CIA Spy Radio CW Set RR-6 RT-6 RP-6 RA-6 1950's Korean War Era Portable" is in sale since Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Radios". The seller is "deemarauctions" and is located in Apache Junction, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.