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NEWS | July 21, 2022

Radio Systems: Wrong HUB Wreaks Havoc

AN/PRC-117G
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Dear Editor,

Our unit recently encountered a problem with the AN/PRC-117G hold-up battery (HUB). I’d like to share our experience to help prevent the same occurrences at other sites.

William J. Munger
Camp Guernsey Army Airfield, WY
Editor’s note: Thanks for the info on this issue, Mr. Munger. We’ve uploaded your detailed submission in our milSuite repository HERE.

Soldiers, due to battery construction differences, finding the correct HUB for the AN/PRC-117G is not as straightforward as it seems. Tobyhanna Army Depot experts stress the importance of verifying commercial battery part numbers and manufacturer CAGE codes in the Army supply system before ordering. Any alternative battery should meet the form-fit-function test. This advice applies to all radio systems, not just the AN/PRC-117G. When in doubt, units should refer to both the Army supply system and the product’s TM to determine if the commercial part numbers and manufacturers are listed as a suitable replacement.

For more information, contact Michael Szumski at (570) 615-5219 or email:
 
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