AN/ARC-187 UHF AM/FM Radio Set
The AN/ARC-187 is used for line-of-sight (LOS), HAVE QUICK and satellite communications (SATCOM) in the 225 to 400 MegaHertz (MHz) frequency range. The radio operates in both AM and FM modes. The radio, when used with the MD-1324(U) Modem, provides SATCOM Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) capability. This DAMA capability reportedly meets MIL-STD-188-181/182 and 183.
This is a Ultra High Frequency (UHF) AM and FM radio. The AN/ARC-187 operates on both 5 kiloHertz (kHz) and 25 kHz channelization across the UHF frequency band (225 to 400 MHz) in LOS, HAVE QUICK and SATCOM DAMA modes. Properly equipped, the radio provides digital data rates up to 20 kbps. The radio is reportedly also used for Link 4 (TADIL C) and Link 11 (TADIL A) data links and includes external 70 MHz MIL-STD-188 modem ports. Power output is 30 watts in AM and 100 watts in FM. The radio has a capability of providing the user with 20 presets.
The AN/ARC-187 UHF AM/FM Radio Set is manufactured by Raytheon and is used on the following Air Force platforms: AC-130H, AC-130U, C-17A, EC-130E, HC-130N, HC-130P, HH-60G, MC-130E, MC-130H, MH-53J, MH-53M, OC-135B.
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