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Rarest cb / export you’ve owned

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Big Kahuna, May 19, 2019.

  1. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Well-Known Member

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    I think the rarest model I’ve owned was the General Longstreet in gold chrome (basically a galaxy 77).

    http://cbradiomagazine.com/Radio Reviews/General Longstreet/General Longstreet.htm



    The one I owned is the only one I’ve ever seen since. Never seen another one on eBay or anywhere else.

    Rarest model I still am looking to purchase/play around with is the Sony ICB 2500.

    http://pxjf.blogspot.com/2013/02/sony-icb-2500.html?m=1

    One came up for sale here in 2013 and I missed it.
     

  2. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I have a CRT SS FORCE ONE. I do believe this is the only one of these in the United States. It was given to me by a former employer. They were doing inventory and came across this radio and the owner started raising hell. It was supposed to be sent back to the manufacturer as part of a laws suit.
    It is AM/FM only and plays MP3's from a thumb drive. I hooked it up on the test bench but never connected it to an antenna.
    It has ECHO built in, might be the reason I never used it.

    My box does not have the Statue of Liberty on the box. CRT had been contacted to design and build this radio for a company here in the USA. They jumped the gun and sent about 500 to the USA.
    499 were sent back.
    I have no proof of the lawsuit but that is what I was told.
     
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  3. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    not a rare radio but i have a battle scarred tek hr 3950,,,i have repainted the covers in a wrinkle paint and wished i could come up with a replacement button for one that is missing,,,, it is no power house and nothing really special about it but there is nothing on the net but a few pictures and a line on the banned radios list,,,,easy conversion to 11 meters,, just open cover and flip the switch,,,,
     
  4. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    Sorry joker, you can’t post pics of it? You know how I like pics and pop-up books.
     
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    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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  6. BandEdger

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    1) While not very difficult to find, I have a Superstar 3900 Turbo ZX in gold. It's very similar to a Galaxy 88 and is one of the best exports I've ever owned.

    2) Virage VX68. For sake of sharing with you all, just now I tried to dig up more info on the actual radio that I owned. All I can find is an email from Sparky back in March of 2005 confirming that I received it in the mail. He and I spoke at length on the phone to make the deal. For all I know he is here in the forum reading this! According to him, this radio was an attempt to get a real ten meter rig onto the market, and thus had some internal assembly left incomplete. For instance, the band switch on mine had nothing but bare contacts inside the radio, no old solder, nothing. Some other things were strange about it. As I recall there was a prototype run made and each radio was unique as each had a different level of assembly. How accurate any of that is, is anyone's guess!
     
  7. oldtymer

    oldtymer Well-Known Member

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    Never owned one but a friend had one back in the late 70's.
    Any one remember the Digicom, believe it was made by Polamar.
     
  8. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Last I heard you were into scratch and sniff!
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    A real lame radio. No major watts, no ssb. It does have ECHO and TALK BACK!
     
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  9. Robalo

    Robalo Active Member

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    i have stalker ix
     
  10. BigLou

    BigLou Active Member

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    I don,t think this is all that rare but I don't see this for sale on E-bay or any place that I look for radio,s on.It,s the OPTIMA MK 3 i got it new and it,s the 1st export I,v ever had and it,s a fine radio. It work,s & look,s like new to this very day.
     
  11. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I have a Robyn SX 402D 40 channel CB radio that I bought as a project.
    Not to many of them around.
    It was a basket case when I got it.
    Picked up the owners and service manual from Kens Electronics.
    I replaced most of the electrolics in it and aligned the radio.
    TX and RX is decent.
    It has 1 segment out in the display and parts are rare as hens teeth.
    It is a cool old radio because it has a BFO that allows you to tune in and receive SSB signals.
    I put it on the shelf a couple years ago and it has now wound up in storage with a few other projects that I will " some day" get back to.
    Ya.
    Here is a picture of what it looks like but the actual radio is in a box in storage.
    Someday.
    I doubt I will ever find a replacment channel display........
    73
    Jeff
     

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  12. Blackcat630

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    Never owned one.. never even seen one in person but I always wanted to find a mint RCI 2960 for the collection...
     
  13. AmericanEagle575

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    Back in the late 90's I had a used Ranger 2960 JHP, did around 200 watts hooked up to a Wilson 500 mag mount in a 1987 Toyota tercel hatchback, pretty good radio, don't have it any more!
     
  14. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Samson tube-type base station.

    Made by Demco, they say.

    Gotta excavate it and get some pics.

    73
     
  15. TM86

    TM86 Ooohhh, shiny!

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    CPI 2500.
     

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