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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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This is a very comprehensive list of U.S. (Army / Navy) AN Components Designators & Designations
These AN (Army/Navy) component designators describe nomenclature that sometimes replaces the AN part of the designator.
For example, ID-42/APQ-13 describes an airborne, radar, special purpose (APQ-13) with a model 42 indicator (ID).
|A - Support, antenna||HD - Air conditioning apparatus||RR - Reflector|
|AM - Amplifier||ID - Indicating device||RT - Receiver and transmitter|
|AS- Antenna assembly||IL - Insulator||S - Shelter|
|AT- Antenna||IM - Intensity measuring device||SA - Switching device|
|BA - Battery, primary type||IP - Indicator, cathode-ray tube||SB - Switchboard|
|BB - Battery, secondary type||J - Junction device||SG - Generator, signal|
|BZ - Signal device, audible||KY - Keying device||SM - Simulator|
|C - Control article||LC - Tool, line construction||SN - Synchronizer|
|CA - Commutator assembly, sonar||LS - Loudspeaker||ST - Strap|
|CB - Capacitor bank||M - Microphone||T - Radio and radar transmitter|
|CG - Cable & transmission line, r.f.||MD - Modulator||TA - Telephone apparatus|
|CK - Crystal kit||ME - Meter, portable||TD - Timing device|
|CM - Comparator||MK - Maintenance kit or equipment||TF - Transformer|
|CN - Compensator||ML - Meteorological device||TG - Positioning device|
|CP - Computer||MT - Mounting||TH - Telegraph apparatus|
|CR - Crystal||MX - Miscellaneous||TK - Tool kit or equipment|
|CU - Coupling device||O - Oscillator||TL - Tool|
|CV - Converter||OA - Operating assembly||TN - Tuning unit|
|CW - Cover||OS - Oscilloscope, test||TS - Test equipment|
|CX - Cord||PD - Prime driver||TT - Teletypewriter and facsimile
|CY - Case||PF - Fitting, pole||TV - Tester, tube|
|DA - Antenna, dummy||PG - Pigeon article||U - Connector, audio and power|
|DT - Detecting head||PH - Photographic article||UG - Connector, r.f.|
|DY - Dynamotor||PP - Power supply||V - Vehicle|
|E - Hoist assembly||PT - Plotting equipment||VS - Signaling equipment, visual|
|F - Filter||PU - Power equipment||WD - Cable, two-conductor|
|FN - Furniture||R - Radio and radar receiver||WF - Cable, two conductor|
|FR - Frequency measuring device||RD - Recorder and reproducer||WM - Cable, multiple-conductor|
|G - Generator||RE - Relay assembly||WS - Cable, single conductor|
|GO - Goniometer||RF - Radio frequency component||WT - Cable, three-conductor|
|GP - Ground rod||RG - Cable and transmission line,
|ZM - Impedance measuring device|
|H - Head, hand, and chest set||RL - Reel assembly|
|HC - Crystal holder||RP - Rope and twine|