AN/VRC-100 Advanced High Frequency Ground/Transportable Communications System


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Features & Benefits

  • Standard HF radio of U.S. Army aviation: The logical choice for ground support of ARC-220 equipped aircraft.
  • Sends emails via Rockwell Collins HF Messenger™ software
  • Uses the same receiver/transmitter, power amplifier/coupler and control display unit as the AN/ARC-220 system
  • Can rapidly and efficiently tune a variety of antennas
  • Embedded ALE, ECCM and data modem
  • Automatic Quick Call ALE (AQC-ALE) for faster connections
  • ALE Region ID for reduced ALE overhead; less sounding required
  • Binary messaging with ARQ protocol – (V)4 system
  • Operates on 28 VDC (compatible with 24 VDC vehicular power) or from 115 or 220 VAC 50/60 Hz power source
  • Personal computer or laptop connectivity
  • Field-reprogrammable OFP



Frequency: 2.0000 - 29.9999 MHz in 100-Hz steps

Channels: 20 user-programmable simplex or half-duplex; 20 programmable simplex or half-duplex; 20 programmable Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) scan lists; 12 programmable ECCM hopsets (VRC-100(V)1 only)

Frequency Stability: 3.3 x 10-7 over operating temperature range

Emission Modes: USB & LSB-voice and data, CW, and AME

ALE: IAW MIL-STD-188-141B Appendix A and MIL-STD-188-141B Appendix A AQC-ALE JITC certified July 26, 2002

ALE Linking Protection: ALE linking protection AL1, AL2, & AL3 (MIL-STD-188−141B Appendix B)

ECCM: IAW MIL-STD-188-148A − JITC certified July 18, 2002

Modem: IAW MIL-STD-188-110B and STANAG 4285 − JITC certified July 18, 2002

Frequency: 2.0000 - 29.9999 MHz in 100-Hz steps

Reliability: 1,000 Hrs MTBF minimum

Fault Isolation/Detection: 95% LRU fault detection; 98% fault isolation (LRU level)

Physical Specs

Size: 22.25"L x 22.875"W x 8.75"H

Weight: 88.0 lbs


Power Requirements: 24 VDC vehicular power, 28 VDC IAW MIL-STD-1275, or 115 VAC + 5%, or 220 VAC +5%, 47-63 Hz

28 VDC: 600 W (transmit) maximum

117 VAC: 650 VA (transmit) maximum

220 VAC: 650 VA (transmit) maximum (transmit)

Mission Data Backup Battery Input: +6 VDC to +24 VDC (Not Required for 822−0793−003)

Power Output: 3 levels - 175 W pep (100 W Avg); 50 W Avg; 10 W Avg


Operating Temperature: -40 C to +55 C

Storage Temperature: -51 C to +85 C

Altitude: 15,000 ft maximum

Humidity: 95%

Typical System

Selection Guide

Type Number
Part Number 
HF Ground/Vehicular Radio Set with ECCM
HF Ground/Vehicular Radio Set without ECCM and without NSA AL3
NSN: 5820-01-546-4886 
User Friendly ARC-220 Mission Planning Software
Technical Prod. Support man-day rate at Rockwell Collins Facility NPN, MDR 
Technical Product Support, hourly rate onsite CONUS NPN, TPS-HR 

Related Documents

General Information

Modernized, high-frequency communications brochure


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