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 Post subject: Vintage Avionics-RT-524 Info
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 12:00 am 
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I just inherited a 1960's vint. aircraft transceiver-a ARC/Cessna RT-524. This is a hybrid set; can not be used now due to outdated channel spacing. If someone could tell me where I could find a schematic I would appreciate it. I might be able to use the solid state switching power supply if nothing else.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Avionics-RT-524 Info
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 1:05 am 
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Are you sure it's "Cessna"?

About the only real info I could find was here....

http://radionerds.com/index.php/RT-524~VRC

...but there's plenty of people wanting to sell you the MM!

I know it probably says "Aircraft Radio Corp" on the front label, but IMHO this might exceed the all-up weight of the aircraft!

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Avionics-RT-524 Info
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 3:22 am 
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Martin--thanks for link--that 524 would be a wee bit big for a Cessna.
This radio was built for Cessna by ARC. I think Cess. bought ARC in 60's and got them to make general aviation radios which was so different than the usual ARC high quality (airlines/military?) equip. they were famous for.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Avionics-RT-524 Info
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 6:09 am 
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RT-524/VRC is part of the VRC-12 armored vehicle radio from the Vietnam era and is totally unrelated to what this query is about, I am afraid.

Yes, Cessna did acquire ARC. Not sure of the year, but Cessna aircraft radios will have been marked ARC for some time thereafter. Even though these are not a legal TSO radio for use today, a lot of airport towers and FBO's use frequencies still on the old channel numbers without the offsets.

Manuals for these are devilishly hard to find but show up on eBay once in awhile. I can't recall this model but the vacuum tube radios had a separate power supply and modulator (that almost always gets separated from the rest and lost) while by the time solid state came into use the radio was one dash mount package.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Avionics-RT-524 Info
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Geoff
Thanks. Your info right on target. This is the 24 volt version so I think it must have been used in twin eng. or even mil. aircraft.I actually worked on some Cessna Crafted(ARC) units 50 yrs. ago. Sorry to hear info is hard to find.

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