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#1 drunkpunk19thGRU

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:34 AM

anyone have photos of TBY radios in action? the only pics i have are from the film windtalkers. thanks in advance.



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#2 T. A. Gardner

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:13 PM

TBY is the Navy designation of the Army SCR 536 handi-talkie radio

World War II Marine Equipment-SCR-536 Field Radio

The TBX or SCR 300 Walkie-talkie radio is the other common radio to tactical formations

http://www.navy-radi...flory/id20.html

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:52 PM

T.A. are you sure that the TBY is the Navy designation for the SCR-536? I am no expert on WWII comm equipment but I thought the TBY was a bigger box shaped unit. Also the link you provided infers that it is different unit:

"One of the most severe shortcomings of the handie-talkie was that it was not compatible with FM radios. Although it could operate on some of the frequencies of the TBY and TBX radio sets, the 536 did not use the same bands as the SCR-300 Walkie-Talkie radio."

I don't know, just wanted to verify.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:26 PM

TBX is the larger box shaped unit also called the SCR 300 "Walkie Talkie" as opposed to the SCR 536 / TBY "Handi Talkie." Both units are common tactical radios in infantry-type units.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:56 AM

still looking for photos



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:16 AM

You can look at post #23 here http://www.ww2f.com/...-rifle-company/


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:21 AM

Lou, I posted those pictures and I don't think they are the sets he is looking for. I posted a picture of the SCR-300 "Walkie Talkie" and SCR-536 "Handi Talkie". What the poster was wanting were pictures of the TBY which was an earlier radio set.

 

anyone have photos of TBY radios in action?

 

I think T.A. thought, incorrectly, that they were different designations for the same sets:

 

TBX is the larger box shaped unit also called the SCR 300 "Walkie Talkie" as opposed to the SCR 536 / TBY "Handi Talkie." Both units are common tactical radios in infantry-type units.

 

I tried to tell him, politely, that I thought he was incorrect, but he reiterated the information.

 

T.A. are you sure that the TBY is the Navy designation for the SCR-536? I am no expert on WWII comm equipment but I thought the TBY was a bigger box shaped unit. Also the link you provided infers that it is different unit:

 

I knew that the Marine Corps replaced the TBY with the SCR-300, but I have enormous respect for T.A. and didn't want to argue so I let it drop. Look for yourself and give me your opinion:

 

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SCR-300

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SCR-536

 

Now here are a couple of TBY sets.

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tby8-0211-1300.jpg

 

T.A. stated that the SCR-536 and TBY were one and the same. Here's a link:http://virhistory.co...y/xmtrs/tby.htm

 

tbx-s-01_small.jpg

 

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Here are pictures of a TBX, I think you will agree that it doesn't look like the SCR-300.

And the link: http://virhistory.co...y/xmtrs/tbx.htm

 

Here's an excerpt from the Hyperwar Monograph on the Marshalls to support the statement I made about the SCR-300 replacing the TBY.

 

"Both the TBX and TBY radios, neither type adequately waterproof, had to be used again in the Marshalls. Eventually, it was hoped, these sets could be replaced, the TBX by some new, lighter, and more reliable piece of equipment and the TBY by the portable SCR 300 and mobile SCR 610 used by the Army."

 

Link here: http://www.ibiblio.o...-III-III-1.html


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:59 PM

This might be what you're looking for. You can't see enough detail on the radio itself to verify the type, but its captioned as a TBY:

 

http://usmc-collecto..._usmc_radio.htm

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:13 AM

This might be what you're looking for. You can't see enough detail on the radio itself to verify the type, but its captioned as a TBY:

 

http://usmc-collecto..._usmc_radio.htm

 

codetalkerradio2.jpg

 

That is a TBY, most times when you see it, it is in the canvas backpack/carrying case.


"I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you f**k with me, I'll kill you all."Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders
"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary."Gen. Alfred Gray, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps




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