Friday, February 28, 2014

GE 3-5976A CB in the shack

  Alongside with some other radio equipment, the GE 3-5976A walkie-talkie, was, when they come to the market, a big eye catcher for me.
Unfortunately at that time I was teenager and money was short to buy one.
Now money is still short but the price asked for second hand units it's way smaller, almost free, no one uses them anymore.

I don't do CB anymore but decided, as nostalgia, to buy two units, these ones:


They only come equipped with one channel out of three (channel 14, 27.125Mhz).
Tested the units doing a QSO with my daughter. She had a lot of fun and they are perfectly working and in good condition for the age, more than 25 years.
Serial numbers are 000051 and 000048 with date code 5451...whatever that means.

For the future, might use one of the housings for a 20m band portable Bitx or as an 10m AM portable rig. For now it's just for decoration.

Have a nice weekend!

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