I thought seriously about at least saying "hello" to the ZS station. That was the first time I'd ever heard ANY station in Africa, and Africa turned out to be the very last continent I needed for WAC! Glad I waited to get one on CW!3 offenses 12 counts. It set me back a few bucks. I learned. Now I’m back in the same area running 1500 watts but this time I’m legal.
There's a schematic and tune up info in Secret CB Volume 19. They've got the manufacturer listed as "Marco" for the schematic, but "Marko" for the tune up info. Looks like it's yet another Cybernet PLL02A variant.Dont know if rare or not?
Cant find any info on it. Anyone have any insight on it? Marko cb-444
I worked at Lafayette Electronics for a couple years back in the early 70's, sold a lot of CB radios (as well as full-on brand name home stereo systems), albeit CBs were only 23-channels at the time.I think the rarest CB I own is a Lafayette Telsat SSB 120. It's the mobile version of the Telsat SSB 140 but VERY different in terms of features. It's in near mint condition.
Back around 1981 I purchased my 1st CB. It was a lightly used Telsat 140. The previous CB's I had were given to me. I think because it was my 1st one by choice I developed a love for the Lafayette radios. I purchaed a box lot of radios 3 years ago and in it was the Telsat 120. I had never known that this model existed. It was interesting that it was the mobile version of the 140 but it had the dial indicator for the channels instead of the segments. It does have the same board in it and the service info is mostly the same as the 140. It's recapped, aligned and it gets used ocassionally as I do not run a radio in my truck very often.I worked at Lafayette Electronics for a couple years back in the early 70's, sold a lot of CB radios (as well as full-on brand name home stereo systems), albeit CBs were only 23-channels at the time.
My oldest brother bought two Telsat SSB-25 SSB radios and we had no problem talking with each other on 12 watts pep ... he lived 60 (crow-fly) miles away from me. Really nice rig.
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I left 'Laff-at-it' and went to work for Pathcom, customer service bench tech for the Pace-2300 series radios ... boring job, stuck inside and breathing solder fumes all day.
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Was glad to enter the construction field as an electrician for rest of my working career ...