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The AN/ARC-164 HAVE QUICK II radios are used for air-to-air, air-to-ground and ground-to-air communications deployed on all Army rotary wing aircraft. These radios provide anti-jam, secure communications links for joint task forces and Army aviation missions. The Army operational forces utilizing these radios are Aviation Units, Air Traffic Services and Ranger Units. It also provides the Army the ability to communicate with USAF, USN and NATO units in the UHF-AM mode which is the communications band for tactical air operations. This system has been transitioned to Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).

The AN/ARC-164 HAVE QUICK II radio is an UHF-AM radio. There are three major aircraft configurations of AN/ARC-164 radio and one ground configuration, AN/VRC-83. The AN/ARC-164 receiver/transmitter (RT) configurations include a panel mount (RT-1518C), remote control (RT-1504) and a remote mounted, data bus compatible (RT-1614). Common components of the radio are the RT, control head and antenna. This UHF-AM radio operates as a single channel or a frequency hopping radio. Its frequency range is from 225 - 399.975 MHz, and it has the capacity for 7,000 channels. The aircraft radio transmits with a power output of 10 watts and can receive voice or data modulated signals with the VINSON or VANDAL communications security devices. It has an embedded "ECCM" anti-jam capability. The guard channel of 243.000 MHz can be monitored. The unit weights of the Panel Mount R/T, the Remote R/T, the Data Bus R/T and the Control Unit are 9.3, 8.5, 8.5 and 4.3 pounds respectively.


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