This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Stowed in command modules survival kit, "Rucksack #1, the UHF beacon transceiver is a hand-held battery powered radio tuned permanently to a frequency of 243 megacycles. The receiver-transmitter and battery pack form a watertight assembly about 8 by 4-1/2 by 3 inches; a tapered, flexible steel tape antenna can be extended to 1 1-1/2 inches. The transceiver unit can be used for voice communications through a speaker and microphone or as a beacon, in which case it will transmit an intermittent signal for up to 24 hours. A spare battery and a spacecraft connector cable are provided.
This item was unflown and NASA transferrred it to the Smithsonian in 1975.
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Restrictions & Rights
- 3-D: 12.3cm × 8.3cm × 18.5cm, 2.7kg (4 13/16 × 3 1/4 × 7 5/16 in., 5 7/8lb.)
- Storage: 4 7/8in. x 3 1/4in. x 7 1/4in. (12.38 x 8.26 x 18.42cm)