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Tram Diamond 60

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by tvrc18, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. tvrc18

    tvrc18 Active Member

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    Just scored a Tram ssb diamond 60. What a sweet vintage radio. I had never heard of Tram but they made a nice well made rig. Anyone have or use these old radios?


     

  2. n0zna

    n0zna Digital master

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    The Tram D60 and the Browning ltd are fine radios.Its a keeper.I been looking for one.73s de JW
     
  3. ray

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    TRAM 6O

    Have two one works fine the other for parts:D Also have the chip to make it a 40 cha.:drool:Got it of a gentle men on this site:whistle: Its a keeper. 73s. coathanger N.E. P.A. Hope i spelled everything right cant find my glasses:oops:
     
  4. ray

    ray BANNED

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    TRAM 6O

    Make offer.73s coathanger N.E. P.A. I will give you thr two;)
     
  5. Zman

    Zman K9FON

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    I just had one given to me from a ham. It woudnt turn on but it had a blown protection diode. It has NICE receive audio but kinda whimpy transmit audio on AM. Looking for some mods to make it talk on AM.
     
  6. Craig

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    I ran one back in the day was top of the line mobile SSB citizens band radio retailed for close to $400.
     
  7. Needle Bender

    Needle Bender ...he thinks it's funny that I stepped in it

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    isnt it like a cobra 132 board or something like that?
     
  8. Atlasta

    Atlasta Well-Known Member

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    It is a Toshiba board and is in fact the same as the old Cobra 132 /135. Great radio but it does have it's limitations. It should broadband to 40 channels just fine, I believe cbtricks.com has a fairly simply mod for it. Don't forget to get it re-aligned after broadbanding.

    Since the radio has no mic gain control your best bet for more modulation is a good power mic. These old 23 channel rigs didn't have a mod limiter so don't crank the thing up to 11 or it will splatter. Power wise you should be able to get 8-10 watts without stressing it too much. Put about 200 watts behind it with a decent mic and antenna and it should make you very happy.

    Additionally this radio came from the factory with an unlocked clarifier. They can be made to slide about 12 kc which is more than enough to pick up the old 'A' channels and anything that might get skipped after the 40 ch conversion.

    I've a nice little Siltronix Sensor VFO that will work on your radio. Not really practical for mobile use but if you are running it as a base, that's one way to open it up for frequencies. Of course then you would need a decent counter...
     
  9. Mike Daniels

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    I know it’s years later but I just picked one up what about that chip you know the numbers on that chip
     
  10. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    mike,,, my tram d 60 has to have crystals to get the extra channels,, i think some of the post here are thinking of the tram d 62,,,,, with 2 crystals my tram goes up 23 channels and down 23 channels,,,and i dont know what they mean no modulation control mine is right on the front,, and no they didnt come from factory with the clarifier unlock that had to be done so as to track tx and rx together,,,i have both the d60 and the d62,,, both very fine radios for am and ssb,,,,
     

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