For your consideration is a very nice original condition functional BC-659 with Battery case. Components and wiring are very clean and intact. The leather handles on both units have been replaced with NOS handles from long storage. A great addition to your Jeep or other Military vehicle. Unit can also be field used along with your M101 Howitzer for that impending war with your neighbors.I pulled this radio from a local town to me that had them in long storage. The radio and battery box look to have been unused. Radio has a Topical fungicide label dating to 1945. I have other setups for my vehicles and I`m sure someone out there is looking for one.
My PE-97 & Battery substitute are not for sale. A lot of good folks out there have supplied plenty of info online regarding powering up these units. TM manuals are available for free download online.
A video has been uploaded of the radio in operation. Comes with the two Crystals as seen in the pics.These are correct #243 crystals for the radio that also fall within the specified channel range. Handsets, antennas, etc are available elsewhere. The item "US ARMY BC-659-k SIGNAL CORPS MILITARY RADIO TRANSMITTER RECEIVER WITH CS-79-N" is in sale since Wednesday, September 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Radios".
The seller is "motowerks1939" and is located in West Haven, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.