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Realistic ssb radio what is the best one made?

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by sluggo, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    I have an identical twin currently hooked up, but with a Turner Super Side Kick. 37 years old and still ticking!


     
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  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Reading this forum is seeing things in a new light, and especially so on vintage equipment.
     
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  3. SuperDave

    SuperDave Active Member

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    I've got a TRC-465 that my grandad gave me about 15 years ago. I really like that little radio and will probably never sell it. I would like to have someone go through it however.
     
  4. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    There are a few members here that could do that or you.
     
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  5. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

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    Pride of my collection.
    TRC 449
     

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  6. jon666

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    my favorite was the 457 or 458
     
  7. lrz50

    lrz50 CQ 1-5-50 Arizona

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    $_57.jpg I bought this NOS TRC-458, 4 years ago from a guy that bought out a old radio shop in South Dakota. He had it on ebay for buy it now $180.00. It had just been opened to take pictures of it. I had it peaked, aliened, and added a nice Turner +3. It talks and receives real nice. I opened up the clarifier, and just use a little RM-203 amp with it and it gets out just fine. I mainly just talk on SSB 1-5-50 AZ 5378
     
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  8. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    I'm going to jump back in with a bit of a wild card.
    Radio Shack Realistic DX-302.
    True, a receiver only but it deserves notice as a fine companion to any SW station.
    The MHz gear problem is still easily solved by a trip to Hobby Town or the like. (RC Car gear replacement) .
    DeOxit for the Potentiometers and switches. A drop of lube on the switches.
    This receiver still has a devoted following that are under no illusions about it's shortcomings but aware of its abilities.
    Last produced in 1984 it remains a great bang for the buck receiver.

    The addition of another maligned and nearly forgotten accessory, The Radio Shack DSP 40 Digital Signal Processor , Makes this a setup that rivals receivers twice or three times it's MSRP.

    You can have the second one I find (I have one) , I'll take the second one you find...

    :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. DaleH1985

    DaleH1985 New Member

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    Love my 449. Amazing old radio, and none of my co workers have a clue what it is.
     
  10. drgrant

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    Those things are horrendous.

    Back in the 90s 50% of my soldering iron injuries were from soldering RS microphone plugs.... lol
     
  11. kopcicle

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    Well okay, yeah , 5 pin din did suck.
     

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