The Ra 190 was principally used by Special Forces (Paras) of the Swedish Army for communication to Base. The set bears a slight resemblance to the British Mk.128 but the circuit design of the Ra190 is quite different having, for example, a wider frequency coverage. Radiostation 190 is comprised of a separate receiver and transmitter unit, an accessories bag and battery belt. A fixed cable and plug on the transmitter connects the receiver; the batteries are connected directly from the belt to the transmitter unit.
Complete Ra 190 station with accessories
Internal view of receiver unit with IF/AF assembly opened for inspection (left) and transmitter unit (right)
Complete station list for Ra 190. Note the antenna cord on a bobbin and the weight for throwing the cord over a tree branch. The free end of the cord is attached to the antenna insulator and hauled to raise the antenna.