I have a chance to buy one of these radios, and i wanted to ask you guys if you think the price is right, here is what has been done to it.
Recapped: All electrolytic capacitors are replaced with high grade Nichicon's Audio line.
Beefed up power supply: 10 amp power transistor, heavier heat sink, 3 amp diodes in the bridge, 3x filter capacitor.
Higher power final: 2SC1307, new OEM part installed
Wider bandwidth 455 KHz IF filter: Installed +/- 6 KHz wide filter for improved RX
power: Rear panel control, 1 to 6 watts dead key, 22+ peak.
Switchable Mic AMC (automatic modulation control): Front panel switch. AMC on position is set not to exceed 100% modulation. Off position disables AMC.
relay Key: Switchable relay installed, normally open contact will switch an accessory on PTT. The CB
/PA switch is wired to enable this feature. The PA output jack on the rear panel is wired for Relay PTT out
Uppers/Lowers/+/-10 KHz: Front panel switches, comes with printed chart. New frequency range is 26.875 to 27.665. Please follow your regions rules and regulations when operating radio equipment
noise blanker/Lights/Display kill switch installed.
(A small, low current red LED mounted in the center panel will come on when lights are off indicating power saver mode. This greatly reduces current drain if operating from an emergency battery. A DC power cable is provided for battery hook up.)
That is what has been done to the radio, is this rig worth over $100? From the pics, it is a really nice rig and a lot of time was spent updating it.