The UK/PRC-350 replaced the Larkspur station radio A40 from 1976 and was issued to infantry and Royal Marines at platoon level with a range of up to 5 Kilometres and only weighing 3.3kg. It could be used with various batteries including a 19.5V dry battery, 14V NiCad rechargeable and a 12 x C cell battery cassette. Many users seem to have preferred the 349 when it became available, but the light weight and use of C-size batteries suited the Royal Marines and the Paras.
The PRC-350 is featured in the famous photo of Royal Marines marching across the Falklands in 1982 as the radio whose antenna flies the Union Flag.
Frequency Range: 36 – 56 MHz (Low Band VHF)
Power: 2.5 watts
weight: 3.3 Kg including Battery
Range Up to 5 kilometres in open country, less in built up areas using own whip, more using external antennas.
Role Platoon Radio
Technology: Transistors and Integrated Circuits no Microprocessor.
In service with UK 1976 – 2008 with active UK forces