Toy Soldier PRC-152 Japan Version

Finally i had the time to pick up stuff from customs and so i can start reviewing my Toy Soldier PRC-152 Japan Version. Basically the Japan Version is the same as the regular version but it comes with a real 6 pin connector, a working volume knob and circuit board that features two pins to change impedances.

Here is a close-up of my old “dirty” PRC-152 compared to the new JAPAN Version:

Besides the hallow antenna thread both radios are almost identical from the outside.
Let`s take a look inside: (click to enlarge)

Left: Japan Version / Right: My (poorly) pimped Regular Version: (click to enlarge)

The circuit board is powered by two AAA batteries that are stored in a small plastic box with an on/off switch:

The circuit board:

Let`s take a look at the ready to roll setup. Everything has its space and seems secure but i don`t understand why the cables are so long!

As far as i know that there are several versions out there. Early versions have different (looking) circuit boards, have no working volume knobs and 5 pin connectors instead of 6 pin versions (plus some minor differences regarding assembly/ inner modding work).
Toy Soldier says that the shell works with any kind of headset + PTT which means it will work with any civvy or MIL headset/ PTT if changing the pins on the circuit board accordingly. Perhaps this is the answer to all this annoying issues regarding non-matching impedances…

Check Toy Soldier`s instruction leaflet: (click to enlarge)

I haven`t had the time to check it out but this will be done, soon!
Stay tuned folks! 🙂


~ by geardoshit on March 7, 2011.

6 Responses to “Toy Soldier PRC-152 Japan Version”

  1. Hi,
    Could you please check what is the transistor used in the circuit – BC547B possibly?
    Looks promising though.

  2. Hi,
    Can you tell/show me exactly where the battery leads connect to the circuit board?

  3. where can I get small circuit board ?

  4. Where can i buy this beauty?

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