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Re: Starting out on the cheap



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On Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:03:28 -0600, Dave Metz wrote:

>Find yourself a old SSB 27Mhz CB set.  Years ago, we used to find these for junk, fix them up and convert them
>to tunable 10 meter mobile rigs.  Me and my friends removed the PLL and controlled the frequency of the VCO
>by means of a ten turn pot on a vernier dial.  These worked quite well for the price plus they transmitted as well.

Look for a rig that uses the Uniden uPD858 PLL.  They convert with no
crystal changes and are excellent performers.  I've had several of
these on 10.  Realistic TRC458, President Grant (early model with 3
switches) and President Washington are three that come to mind.

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Jim Shorney                   -->.<--Put complaints in this box
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NU0C
Lincoln, NE, USA
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http://incolor.inetnebr.com/jshorney/
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