After a brief tryout this weekend I can report that audio quality and TX signal are as good as they were 40 years or so ago when this rig was made!
Specs (courtesy of www.rigpix.com)
|Type:||Amateur VHF transceiver|
|Frequency range:||144-148 MHz|
|RF Power output:||10 W (max 20 W)|
|Current drain:||RX: Max 1A
TX: 6 A
|Impedance:||50 ohms, SO-239|
|Dimensions (W*H*D):||? mm|
Such a basic looking rig, this is really a wolf in sheeps clothing. Only 10 watts output on this model after the modification to stop spurious transmissions, but what a joy to have a rig with less knobs to twiddle that a microwave or a cooker!
Simple, basic and does what it says on the tin. I will be taking good care of this beauty for years to come. Many thanks to Arthur GD3TNS for persuading me that I needed one. It has definately come to a good home, and will fit in nicely with my pair of Yaesu FT-101ZD’s and who knows, I may find some more older radios to sit alongside 😉
The rig pictured beneath the Liner is a Simoco FM1000 fitted with the numeric keypad. THis has been modified (PA4DEN Eprom conversion) for use on 70MHz (4m) FM only. It is mmounted in a Philips base unit which not only has a 20 Amp PSU but 12v connections for backup power supply, and an internal forward facing speaker.