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Barrett Communications - HF & VHF Tactical Communications

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Barrett Communications design and manufacture a complete range of secure HF and VHF tactical communication solutions that are easily adaptable to particular environments, from man-pack, to mobile vehicle and base station configurations. Our communication products and solutions are used worldwide across a wide range of defence personnel, including border security, paramilitary police, coast guard and national defence forces.

Clients choose our products based on our consideration of their unique requirements, and are recognised for their quality, field-tested dependability and simple intuitive operation. Our customised communications solutions provide clients with international technical support and tailored operator training through our customer support network.

Barrett Communications also provide tailored solutions for high frequency radio communications systems, with a complete design and international installation capability. Some of our customised solutions have included:

  • HF systems for air traffic control
  • Remote sited HF transmitters and receivers linked by landlines or microwave
  • LAN based control systems for remote sited HF transmitters and receivers
  • Operator consoles
  • Custom built interfaces, control systems, operator positions.
  • MIL-STD HF data systems including 5066 stack based systems.
  • Integration of new HF transmitters and receivers into existing systems.
  • Turnkey mission based installations
  • Vehicle tracking systems
  • High power transmitters for GMDSS systems
  • High power HF email and data systems
  • Military HF networks

All of our products can be modified to suit any tactical need through our complete range of accessories and antennas.

PRC-2090 Tactical HF radio system

The PRC-2090 Tactical HF radio system is a multi-role HF communications system that can be deployed as a 30 W manpack, a 125 W vehicle mounted system or a 125W base station.

Central to the efficacy of the system is the lightweight PRC-2090 HF transceiver that includes an integrated automatic antenna tuner, a sophisticated battery management system integrated into each Li-ion battery cartridge, all mode operation, ALE to MIL-STD 188-141B 2G (JITC certified), optional internal MIL waveform modem with 5066 stack, encryption and frequency hopping.

The PRC-2090 HF Tactical manpack transceiver features enable the user to deploy full communication capability in a variety of environments. It is designed with a demountable display that can be attached to webbing, allowing the operator to make calls on the move or to be used remotely from the transceiver when used in temporary base stations

Features of the PRC-2090 include:

  • 1.6 MHz to 30MHz continuous coverage
  • Lightweight and compact
  • All modes J3E (USB, LSB), H3E (AM) J2A (CW) J2B (AFSK)
  • Fully immersible to one metre
  • Detachable display for remote extended control operation
  • Advanced tactical handset
  • Enhanced DSP noise reduction for superior reception
  • Fully automatic antenna tuner
  • Intuitive operation
  • three year warranty
  • Available options include:-
  • Automatic Link Establishment (ALE)
  • Advanced frequency hopping
  • Internal data modems
  • Encryption and scrambling
  • Rapid Docking System (RDS) vehicle and base docking solution - 125W PEP

PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system

The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system is a low band VHF communication device that contains simplistic functions, enabling it to retain its lightweight and compact qualities without compromising on quality. The communication device's basic controls and portable nature was specifically designed for multi-role tactical operations, which provides clients with an ease of operation of the system during missions.

The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system has multiple levels of encryption and frequency hopping security available. Analogue voice and digital unencrypted data are fitted as standard. The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system is available with a secure fixed frequency (FF) digital encrypted mode with a digitally encrypted free channel search (FCS) or an anti-jamming digital encrypted frequency hopping (FH) mode. It is manufactured to conform to MIL-STD-810G for immersion, vibration, shock and temperature rating specifications.

The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system addresses five main roles. The PRC-2080 5 W Tactical VHF hand portable for squad/platoon level applications. The PRC-2081 25 W Tactical VHF manpack for company/battalion/brigade level applications. When deployed in the docking station and combined with the 50 W VHF amplifier the systems, as in the PRC-2082 50 W Tactical VHF mobile, PRC-2083 50 W Tactical VHF re-broadcast and PRC-2084 50 W Tactical VHF base can be used in vehicle, rebroadcast and base station applications.

Features of the PRC-2080 include:

  • Compact lightweight modular design
  • Configurations include:

- PRC-2080 5 W Tactical VHF hand portable
- PRC-2081 25 W Tactical VHF manpack
- PRC-2082 50 W Tactical VHF mobile
- PRC-2083 50 W Tactical VHF re-broadcast
- PRC-2084 50 W Tactical VHF base

  • DSP voice and data signal processing
  • Selective and group calling
  • Smart peripheral detection system
  • Backward compatible with PRC-77 and other 30-88 MHz communications equipment

Available options include:

  • Encryption and frequency hopping security
  • Messaging and encrypted data transfer

About Barrett Communications

Barrett Communications is renowned for providing defence professionals with tailored yet simple communication solutions. Our products and systems are backed by ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification.

Our continuous product development, sophisticated manufacturing and distribution systems have been fundamental in the ongoing success of Barrett Communications.

Contact Details

Barrett Communications Pty Ltd
PO Box 1214
Bibra Lake
WA 6965
Western Australia
Tel: +61 8 9434 1700
Fax: +61 8 9418 6757
URL: JPAM - Barrett HF Radio Training November 2009

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