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Hello I just picked up a USN receiver at NEARfest shes in tough shape I am looking for any literature on this unit

I have found on line that this type of radio was used on Aircraft carriers tankers and land stations for communications with aircraft. 115 VAC 115-156 MHz AM other than that any info will be helpful

Thank you


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Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on October 19, 2015 at 4:27pm

I'm pretty sure that I have a copy of the military manual for this receiver.  I'll check and report back this evening.  If so I will be able to provide a scan but it will be a while before I will be able to do so.


Comment by Rick Emord on October 19, 2015 at 7:13pm

Thank you that will be helpful I also have a USN RBH-1 I am restoring its a lot of fun making the old ladies wake up again I feel like Dr Frankenstein. I hope you can send me the manual copies 

Thank you


Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on October 20, 2015 at 8:27pm

I do have an original bound "instruction book" for the RCK.  It will take me some time to scan the entire document.  When scanned, I will provide the electronic copy to Kent so he can post it along with the other military manuals accessible at the "Scott Info Archive" at the top of this page.


Comment by Rick Emord on October 20, 2015 at 9:38pm

Awesome thank you I have not searched on here much yet but that archive looks interesting I will have to peruse that a lot more

Thank you


Comment by Kent King on October 28, 2015 at 8:37am

Rick - The RCK manual has been added to the archive. Set Folders -> WWII Sets -> RB series will get you to the manual. It's a pretty large PDF.

Comment by Rick Emord on October 28, 2015 at 9:32am

Thank you I started printing it yesterday as you said it's a large file I have to let my printer relax so I can get it copied I have found a few very helpful items on the pages.

Thank you


Comment by Doug Christensen on November 9, 2015 at 7:03pm

Rick, I'm in the same boat as you Sir. Just down loaded the manual & doing a 2nd inspection and a bunch of reading.

Also thanks Kent for the copy!!

Doug Christensen

Comment by Doug Christensen on November 9, 2015 at 10:04pm

So I opened up the chassis, very clean inside. However no Xtals.  I do have a power supply that came mounted to the rear with an audio output transformer. I'll need to take it apart & look at the rectifier socket to see what tube it will take. As far as the crystals go, I'm off shopping for what frequency I should need as I'm not very much in to the 2 meter scene around these parts.

Rick, I hope you're having good luck with yours, have you fired that chassis up yet?


Comment by Robert Tevault on December 29, 2015 at 9:28am

Glad I found this Blog. We are in need of a RCK for our Radio Room for the USS Indianapolis CA-35. All of our equipment is working and can be put on the air. Except we dont have a Receiver to compliment our TDSQ transmitter. Any help please pass it on.  Thanks  Robert

Comment by Doug Christensen on January 20, 2016 at 10:41am

Hello Robert,

To all here on this RCK thread, The USS Indianapolis Memorial now owns my RCK!  I was wondering what I was going to do with it. What a nice home it will have. I hope she cooperates with the bench & some applied voltage. Something tells me that she'll wake up just fine (I pray). - Doug Christensen 


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