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Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by acudanut » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:53 pm

These 50-60 year old military radio's, IMO take up room, weight and are useless. Just wondering. Peace

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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by markrdje » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:45 pm

On my rt524 in my A2, I took the insides out, then put in a music remote radio so I've music/regular station.It wasn't cheap though.
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by DaninNM » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:14 pm

radios have HIGH cool factor :mrgreen: put the kids in the back seat pretending to talk on the radio :D
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by Rickf » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:08 am

A lot of people actually use the radios on the HAM bands.
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by Bart1015 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:32 pm

I used my MUTT radio setup (RT-524) to talk to others during convoys. Radio sets just have a "cool factor" that other gadgets seem to miss. Its also easy to get licensed to legally use the radios in the proper band.

I since sold my MUTT with the radio set. But, I am still hanging with the "cool factor club" with my 42 GPW with its working radio set.

My GPW has both, a working capstan winch and a working radio set. The radio set gets most of the attention from kids and "normal" people at shows. The winch only gets the attention of the guys who understand its rarity.

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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by 199th MP » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:14 am

i installed a working RT524 in my M151 for two reasons. the 6 meter ham band allowed me to use it with other mil vehicles, but more useful to me personally, was the VIC1 system i installed, with a box for driver, passenger and rear seat headsets. given how noisy it is with an M151 running down the road, coupled with my substantial hearing loss, it enabled me to speak with everyone in my jeep, and flip over to the ham band with just a throw of the switch.

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Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:16 am

The AN/VRC 8, 9, and 10 sets I install in my M-38A1 are reminder of my M-38A1 days and events. They use up little space. All of my restored MV's have a sentimental value about them. It's sort of putting my old uniform and revisiting my youth.
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:00 pm

acudanut wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:53 pm
These 50-60 year old military radio's, IMO take up room, weight and are useless. Just wondering. Peace
Looking at the M151 in the same perspective... you can rationalize any war time jeep is also old and useless. :roll:

They were not all driving Marine generals to the battle field.

There were M151s with soldiers... machine guns or radios... you pick!

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Some ... like my MZ-1, were just a 3000# radio system direct from the factory!

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Having a radio in a jeep is the ultimate option for some of us! :D :D :D :wink:
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by Rickf » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:35 pm

acudanut wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:53 pm
These 50-60 year old military radio's, IMO take up room, weight and are useless. Just wondering. Peace
When you think about it the very same thing can be said about the M-151. It certainly does not stack up against any of the modern 4x4's and it is cantankerous and expensive to maintain. It is a historic hobby vehicle. So really what else are you going to do with those empty fenders? The 60-100 lbs' just make the ride smoother.

Keep in mind that those 60 year old radios were recalled back into service during the Gulf war when the Sincgars were found to be totally unreliable. So at 35 years old those radios were brought back into full time use in a war zone. Must be something good about them. :mrgreen:
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:15 pm

Besides the antenna is very cool.
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by DaninNM » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 am

Guns? or Radios?........How about guns and radios! :mrgreen:
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by acudanut » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am

Great conversation discussion. !! With cell phones and Walkie talkies I just never considered a Military Radio Set. I think they are neat, but would rather see a gun on it. :D

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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by Mark Tombleson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:07 pm

I would rather have a rocket launcher if no radio!

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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by DaninNM » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:05 pm

jeep with gun and radios; now adding an R442 to other fender!
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Re: Why do folks like Radio's on MUTTS

Post by acudanut » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:39 am

Rocket Launcher shooting right over a 20 Gallon GAS tank ? I'd Pass. I want a 50 Cal !!

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