is a World War II
era combination transmitter and receiver that is designed to be used mounted in a vehicle or as a ground (base) station. They have been used for Amateur radio
they cover sections of the 80, 75, and 60m bands.
- Transmitter output
- Receiver Sensitivity: TBS
The Crosley Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio manufactured the SCR-284 field radio, that consists of the BC-654
and support equipment, and which was a mainstay of United States military communications. Beginning in 1943, over eighteen hundred units were built and deployed to the European theater.
In popular culture
- There was an episode of the Munsters that show Grandpa Munster using a BC-654 as an Amateur radio operator in his ham station.
- TM-11-275 — Technical Manual And Operating Instructions For The SCR-284-A Radio Set (BC-654-A Radio Receiver And Transmitter)