RUSSIAN  R-014 (DATCIK)
 
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This is a mobile Russian communications system. 

The Model R-014 device, in the caramel coloured case, was is not a cipher machine but a storage element which held encrypted messages prior to transmission. 

(Photo courtesy John Alexander, G7GCK Leicester England).
 

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A close-up view of the R-014 (P-014 in Cyrillic). Jim Meyer DJ2EI, provides a brief overview. "It is a pure storage device for messages which have already been encrypted to numbers from 0-9. The numbers were then  entered into the memory by the numerical keyboard. 

Once entered, the contents of the memory could be transmitted at a speed of 75 or 150 baud but not using Baudot but a special code. This unit wass mostly used in
conjunction with the R-130 HF SSB transceiver which is
also part of the rack shown in the picture. The R-130 has a special socket for connection of the R-014 and the mode switch has a position "F1" since the R-104 can not be used to receive coded messages. The companion modem for the R-014 is the R-010 and was used mainly with a tape-recorder at the output instead of a teleprinter".

Photo courtesy John Alexander, G7GCK Leicester England).

OTHER MODEL 14 PHOTOS


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[An E-bay photo]
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Keyboard close-up. [An E-bay photo]
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Model 14 manual. Translated, it says "Datcik R-014D Operating Instructions". (An E-bay photo)

INTERNAL VIEWS

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This packaging makes one wonder if it was easy or difficult to maintain these machines. (E-bay photos)

 
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Top cover and accessories. (E-bay photo)
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Stowed in shipping case. (E-bay photo)
Shipping case. (E-bay photo)

 



 

Contributors:
1) Jim Meyer <dj2ei(at)yahoo.de>
2) John Alexander, G7GCK
3) Andrew Davie <andrew(at)taswegian.com>

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Apr 15/07