VHF station 2m SSB

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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
Mode: SSB
RF Power output: 10 W (max 20 W)
Sensitivity: N/A
Selectivity: N/A
Image rejection: N/A
Voltage: 13.8 VDC
Current drain: RX: Max 1A

TX: 6 A

Impedance: 50 ohms, SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D): ? mm
Weight: 2.2 Kg
Manufactured: 1972-1975 approx
Other: VXO

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.

DC -.-

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