Radio warning decal placement?

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Radio warning decal placement?

Unread post by mutt and jeff » October 22nd, 2021, 9:07 pm

Have two radios and two antennas on the MUTT. Ordered this set of 5 decals/stickers for it. Seems like some I will need duplicates of and some I will only need one. No placement instructions and having trouble finding images on the internet. Any guideance as to the decal placement for this set? And, which ones should I have duplicates of for the second set and antenna?

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Unread post by Horst » October 24th, 2021, 2:29 am

On my Barstow 151, which was a MRC-183 radio jeep, a very much faded placard was next to the ignition switch. I think it said no starting with radio on. That was the only decal on the jeep. I believe lot of decals are just to please the civy owner and where actually never used.
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Unread post by Mark » October 24th, 2021, 4:47 am

I remember the radio jeep, an/mrc-83, had stenciled on the canvas by the antenna mount, a warning not to touch the antenna while transmitting.The jeep was called M38A1, the radio(TRC-75) took up the whole back seat area.Sure hope my memory is right.The other stickers I don't remember.The 50 years time lapse might have something something to do with it.The antenna was in sections that you screwed together.The only radio jeeps that I used the M 151 were MRC-110, MRC-109.RT-524, Receiver-442 ? The antenna was a 10 foot whip that was not screwed together.I will probably edit later on as maybe my memory will get better.There was a data plate on the dash/inside rear fender?Oh ya they had a RT-505 with an amplifier.The RT unit was the same as the An/PRC-25, 77.They had an An/PRC-47 too, lot bigger/heavier radio STOP I am wandering from the subject.The modifier can delete if desired
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Unread post by muttguru » July 8th, 2022, 7:25 pm

The Radio Warning decal should be placed directly above the ignition switch. You should be able to make out the location in this picture.
The correct decal to use is the one in the center-bottom of your (Mutt & Jeff's) collection of decals.

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Unread post by rickf » July 8th, 2022, 8:44 pm

I am pretty sure the red antenna warning label goes on the antenna bracket right below the antenna mount in plain sight. As an aside I can tell you that those antennas can be hazardous, I almost electrocuted a friend of mine when he touched my antenna on my old bronco as I was transmitting on my CB radio in the rain. He was wet and I was pushing 100 watts. The worse part is I did not see it happen, someone else across the parking lot saw it and came running over. thankfully he was just stunned and it did not stop his heart. So take that as a warning yourself if you are actually using the radios! Inside the vehicle you are safe and outside not touching the antenna you are safe. If it is raining and you are wet stay a few feet away from the antenna.
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Unread post by m3a1 » July 11th, 2022, 7:44 am

I don't know a lot about radios but I do know this (coming from my days in the Highway Patrol)...

You won't necessarily get 'electrocuted' from touching an antenna but you will get contact burns akin to being microwaved.

That little tidbit came straight from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy riot training.

The General rule was, if rioters are grabbing your car's antenna....just key the mic.

Never saw anyone actually thread a hot dog on one of our big whip antennas but I'm guessing warning labels to that effect really had a purpose.

The modern military whips have a yellow rubber band that goes over the base of the antenna with the same warning.

I reckon there's actually something to it, eh....or is somebody just selling lots and lots of warning labels? :lol:

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Re: Radio warning decal placement?

Unread post by rickf » July 11th, 2022, 8:53 am

I can assure you that running 10 amps through you on a wet rainy night from a metal antennae to ground can easily electrocute you. I am not sure what the power output is on the military radios is, some of the Sparky's out there should know.
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