GR-8100HV HF/VHF Manpack Radio

Smallest, Lightest and Fastest HF/VHF Manpack Radio in the World!

Key Benefits

  • Smallest, lightest, fastest HF/VHF manpack radio
  • Wideband data up to 120kbps
  • IP-based LAN, USB, WIFI & Bluetooth interface
  • Interoperable with Glocom GR-150, GR-250 and GR-310 radios

Features

Wideband HF DataMIL-STD-188-110C Appendix D
ALE(1)STANAG 4538 FLSU, MIL-STD-188-141B
Appendix A, Appendix B (Linking Protection, AL-1)
Frequency HoppingSerial Tone ECCM GR-150 interoperable
Encrypted DataHF: MIL-STD-188-110C App. D, App. C,
and Main Body Serial-tone Waveforms,
STANAG 4285, STANAG 4415, STANAG
4539 VHF: WBFSK (16 kbps)
VocoderHF: MELP1200 VHF: CVSD, MELP1200

General Specifications

Frequency Range1.6~60MHz
Net Presets75, fully programmable
Frequency Stability± 1ppm
Emission ModesJ3E (single sideband, upper or lower, suppressed carrier telephony)
H3E (compatible AM single sideband plus full carrier) A1A,
J2A (compatible CW), selectable; F3E (FM)
RF Impedance50Ω
Power Supply26VDC(21.5~32VDC)
Data InterfacesRS-232C, Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth
Dimension230x90x230mm
Weight≤3.5Kg (4.5Kg with battery)

Receiver

SensitivitySSB: -113dBm(0.5uV) @ 10dB SINAD
Audio Output12mW@1000Ω to external handset
SquelchFront panel adjustable, active squelch selectable
IF Rejection≥85dB
Image≥80dB (1st IF image)
AGCMode dependent, automatically selected
Intermodulation Distortion–80dB or better for two –30dBm signals
separated 30 kHz or more
Overload ProtectionReceiver protected to 32 VRMS

Transmitter

RF PowerHF 1/5/20W PEP, VHF 1/5/10W FM
Audio Input1.5mV@150Ω or 0dBm@600Ω for full rated output
Carrier Suppression≥60dB below PEP output (J3E mode)
Undesired Sideband Suppression≥60dB below PEP output

Environment

Test MethodMIL-STD-810G
VibrationGround tactical
Immersion1m
Temperature-30~60ºC

Security

Encryption ModeAES256, customized algorithm
Key Fill DeviceWindows/Android based application

Options for Manpack & Mobile Set

  • A8100-TH11Tactical Headset
  • A8100-SM13Speaker Microphone
  • A8100-WA2.4HF 2.4m Whip Antenna
  • A8100-DA20HF 20m x 2 Dipole Antenna
  • GA-50AGPS Mobile Antenna
  • A8100-DC01Asynchronous Data Cable
  • A8100-UC23USB Programming Cable
  • A8100-EC24Ethernet Cable
  • A8100-BC4B4 Bay Battery Charger
  • A8100-BC6B6 Bay Battery Charger
  • A8100-BE32-03Battery Eliminator (AC/DC)
  • A8100-PS300Power Supply Unit
  • GA-114ANVIS Antenna
  • A8100-RS22-01Tactical Rucksack
  • A8100-AF10Tactical A-frame
  • A8100-AD10Adaptor for Mobile Set
  • A8100-APPV10Setup/Control Application (Windows)

The Glocom GR-8100HV HF/VHF manpack radio system reaches the highest level in wideband data performance and interoperability with fielded GR-150 HF manpack radio, GR-250 VHF radio and GR-310 V/UHF radio - to deliver information superiority on today’s battlefields. It provides continuous coverage from 1.6 to 60 MHz, 20W HF and 10W VHF on the power of a single battery, and bandwidths from 3 to 24 kHz - with data rates of up to 120 kbps.

No matter the deployment scenario, the GR-8100HV ensures the transmission and receipt of critical communications. With its Glocom GR-150/250/310 interoperability, it easily integrates into existing networks to deliver secure voice and data. It provides extended range, operating over degraded communication channels. And with ultra-robust 3G waveforms, it provides last-ditch voice and SMS messaging in channels where legacy waveforms don’t work.

Incorporating enhanced anti-jamming measures and embedded AES encryption, all GR-8100HV transmissions are completely secure and reliable. The radio also features high performance automatic link establishment and data link protocols to provide fast, reliable linking and error-free data transfer - even under the most challenging channel conditions.

In addition to its array of embedded capabilities—which also include an internal GPS receiver and telephony—the GR-8100HV features a Software Defined Radio (SDR) architecture, which allows it to host future capabilities. Combined with its incredible processing power, this ensures it will continue to be state-of-the-art well into the future. Providing all of these features in a form factor that’s more compact and 30% lighter than previous HF manpack radio, the GR-8100HV enables today’s warfighter to take on tomorrow’s missions.

GR-8100HV HF/VHF Manpack Radio Set

The Glocom GR-8100HV HF/VHF manpack radio set is ideal for extended portable field operations providing the tactical user with effective, secure and comprehensive communications with remote sited command locations. It includes all necessary items like handset, antennas, battery pack, battery case etc. The standard set includes:-

  • GR-8100HVHF/VHF Manpack Radio
  • A8100-OH10Officer Handset
  • A8100-WA2.4VVHF 2.4m Whip Antenna
  • A8100-LA15HF 15m Line Antenna
  • A8100-GA01GPS Manpack Antenna
  • A8100-BB31Battery Box w/o Battery(2)
  • BB-2590/UBattery Pack
  • A8100-BC2B2 Bay Battery Charger(3)
  • A8100-GK25Ground Stake Kit
  • A8100-HVUM01Field Reference Guide

Compatible Batteries(3)

  • BA-5590B/UNon-rechargeable LiSO2 Battery
  • BA-5390/UNon-rechargeable LiMnO2 Battery
  • BB-390B/URechargeable NiMH Battery
  • BB-2590/UBattery Pack

GR-8100HV HF/VHF Mobile Radio Set

The Glocom GR-8100HV mobile radio set upgrades the GR-8100HV HF/VHF manpack radio set by providing a convenient vehicle installation kit and transmit power amplification to 100W PEP. With options for power supply system and the flexibility of dismounted use of GR-8100HV manpack radio when not in the vehicle (additional accessories may be required), the GR-8100HV mobile radio set can be installed in a wide range of vehicle types with antenna options to suit. The standard set includes:-

  • GR-8100HVHF/VHF Manpack Radio
  • A8100-OH10Officer Handset
  • A8100-WA2.4VVHF 2.4m Whip Antenna
  • A8100-LA15HF 15m Line Antenna
  • A8100-GA01GPS Manpack Antenna
  • A8100-BB31Battery Box w/o Battery(2)
  • BB-2590/UBattery Pack
  • A8100-BC2B2 Bay Battery Charger(3)
  • A8100-GK25Ground Stake Kit
  • A8100-HVUM01Field Reference Guide

————— Followings are added for mobile radio set —————

  • A8100-DA20HF 20m x 2 Dipole Antenna
  • A8100-WA4.2HF 4.2m Whip Antenna
  • GR-8101CHF 100W Amplifier Set (with Cables)
  • GR-8102CHF 100W ATU Set (with Cables)
  • A8100-IK10Mobile Installation Kit

(1) - Automatic Link Establishment

(2) - Battery box doesn’t include any batteries, it is box only.

(3) - The batteries and charger can be bought from market worldwide.

Officer Handset(A8100-OH10)

The officer handset is a high-grade, lightweight MIL handset for use with the Glocom tactical radio systems. One handset is supplied with each radio.

VHF 2.4m Whip Antenna(A8100-WA2.4V)

30~88MHz, 40W, Impedance:50Ω, Contact resistance: ≤120mΩ, Length:2400mm, Draw back length: 365mm, ≤0.7Kg, Interface: BNC fixed with threading sheath.

HF 15m Line Antenna(A8100-LA15)

This antenna can be used for communication on actual combat. This antenna is used for HF radio set or long distance emergency communication. It has the features of high radiation efficiency, easy carrying and installation.

GPS Manpack Antenna(A8100-GA01)

This is high gain, low loss, active, extra low current consumption, small size GPS antenna. It supports SMA plug and magnetic mounting. It's useful for mobile application with GR series radios.

Battery Box w/o Battery(A8100-BB31)

Battery box for BB-2590/U series batteries for GR-8100 manpack radio system. Waterproof and moisture-proof. This battery box is fully compatible with BB-2590/U size battery system.

Battery Pack(BB-2590/U)

The Li-Ion battery is a very high-capacity, rechargeable, Li Ion battery for the GR-8100 manpack. Use with Glocom A8100-BC2B/4B/6B battery charger system.

2 Bay Battery Charger(A8100-BC2B)

This is 2 bay battery charger for BB-2590/U. Up to 2 batteries may be connected for simultaneous processing, and disconnected from any channel during processing.

Ground Stake Kit(A8100-GK25)

Earth braid, 1.5m.

Field Reference Guide(A8100-HVUM01)

This is a field reference user manual for GR-8100HV radio system.

Tactical Headset(A8100-TH11)

Tactical headset adopts structure of head ring soft strap, it is audio terminal. It has the features of small in dimension, light in weight, good water proof performance, high environment adaptability.

Speaker Microphone(A8100-SM13)

This speaker microphone amplifies radio audio output for manpack, vehicular and base station applications. It can be connected to audio jack on manpack radio.

Asynchronous Data Cable(A8100-DC01)

This is RS-232C data communication cable for GR8000 series radios. It is used for data communication, radio programming and radio control by computer etc.

USB Programming Cable(A8100-UC23)

This is a cable to connect radio with USB port in computer/tablet for programming the radio.

Setup/Control Application(A8100-APPV10)

This software application allows user to enter frequency, mode, encryption code, ALE network information and other parameters into a Windowsbased computer program and save it to a file.

4 Bay Battery Charger(A8100-BC4B)

This is 4 bay battery charger for BB-2590/U. Up to 4 batteries may be connected for simultaneous processing, and disconnected from any channel during processing.

6 Bay Battery Charger(A8100-BC6B)

This is 6 bay battery charger for BB-2590/U. Up to 6 batteries may be connected for simultaneous processing, and disconnected from any channel during processing.

Battery Eliminator(AC/DC)(A8100-BE32-03)

The battery eliminator provides a regulated output voltage to Glocom GR-8100 series manpack radio from an AC input range of 85-270VAC/47-400Hz.

HF 2.4m Whip Antenna(A8100-WA2.4)

1.6~30MHz, 40W, Contact resistance: ≤120mΩ, Length:2400mm, Draw back length: 365mm, ≤0.7Kg, Interface: BNC fixed with threading sheath.

HF 20m x 2 Dipole Antenna(A8100-DA20)

This antenna can be used for communication on actual combat. This antenna is used for stationary HF radio set or long distance emergency communication.

Ethernet Cable(RJ-45)(A8100-EC24)

This cable is the Ethernet cable to connect radio and Ethernet port or network hub.

Power Supply Unit(A8100-PS300)

This is 320W AC-DC/DC-DC converter to supply power into GR-series mobile radio system. It supports very high efficiency, over-voltage protection, polarity protection.

NVIS Antenna(GA-114A)

This is mobile antenna which radiates NVIS propagation. It is designed to realize the communication during movement and effectively solve the problem of "communication blind area" in near distance of HF band.

Rucksack(A8100-RS22-01)

This is a rucksack for GR series manpack radio system. It is very convenience for soldier to carry radio with all accessories. It can keep antenna, batteries, handset, headset etc…

Adaptor for Mobile Set(A8100-AD10)

This adaptor is shock mount for 20W manpack radio and 100W mobile system which secures manpack and mobile system by DC generated and by the installation vehicle.

HF 4.2m Whip Antenna(A8100-WA4.2)

This is HF mobile communication antenna. The antenna is composed of three parts. The antenna is light weight, good flexibility, endurable for corrosion.

HF 100W Amplifier Set(GR-8101C)

This is a set of 100W mobile amplifier system. It includes power amplifier, control cable, RF cable, power cable etc. It will be installed in pair of GR-8102C automatic tuning unit.

HF 100W ATU Set(GR-8102C)

This is a set of 100W automatic tuning unit system. It includes 100W automatic tuning unit, RF cable, control cable, antenna cable etc. It will be installed in pair of GR-8101C 100W amplifier system.

Mobile Installation Kit(A8100-IK10)

This is a set of mobile installation kit. It can be used to install GR series radio system into various kind of vehicles, ships or stationary. It is very simple to install or uninstall on the vehicles.

GPS Mobile Antenna(GA-50A)

This is high gain, low loss, active, extra low current consumption, small size GPS antenna. It supports SMA plug and magnetic mounting or screw mounting. It's useful for mobile application with GR series radios.

Comparison GR-8100HV with GR-150 HF manpack radio

ModelMobilityRangeAnti-jammingChannel availabilityNetworkingData rateResult
GR-1500.800.900.900.600.500.040.78
GR-8100HV0.901.001.001.001.001.0090.00
1.121.11.11.6225115.74

Configuration of GR-8100HV manpack radio set

Configuration of GR-8100HV mobile radio set

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