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RS-6 Radio Station
Transmitter / Receiver

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RS6 Radio Station

The RS-6 Radio Station consists of the RT-6 transmitter (shown left) and the RR-6 receiver (shown right). The RT-6 features two bands: 3.0-6.5 and 6.5-15 MHz. The RT-6 transmitter also has two bands: 3.0-7 and 7-16.5 MHz. The RR-6 tube line up is: 5899 [4], 5718 [3]. The RT-6 tube line up is: 6AG5 and 2E26 final. Power output is 5 to 10 watts. There is a pull-out code key. The bottom has a receive antenna and ground jack. The top has a transmit antenna and ground jack.

Physical RR-6 6.75 x 5 x 2.25 inches 3 lb. 2 ounces. Physical RT-6 6.75 x 5 x 2.4 inches 2 lb 14 ounces.

The Cold War era RS-6 station was used by the C.I.A. and reportedly issued to B47 pilots and was mounted in the ejection seat. The B47 did not have the range to reach the Soviet Union and return to the U.S.A. Therefore the pilot would complete his mission, eject and then use the RS-6 to request a rescue.

The The RP-6 power supply unit was for AC operation. The RA-6 was the Filter and Accessory Unit. These items are shown below.

RA-6 RP-6

These components were part of a complete portable shortwave transceiving system that could operate from AC or DC power.

RS6 Diagram

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