I have a very nice condition Pace Mobile Commerical low band radio
that has been converted to 10 meter FM. Radio runs 8 channels and
is diode programmable. Rated at 35 watts FM output. Radio includes
matching hand mic too.
Rig controls include Power, Volume, Squelch, Channel Selector
with LED read out and Tone (CTCSS) switch. Busy/On Air
lamps too. Size is about the
same as a bigger 2 meter rig, older CB rig, etc. Looks commerical.
The radio is rated at 35 watts output per the back panel heat sink
marking. On the bench into a dummy load, I measured 40 watts
steady output at 13.8V DC drawing about 6 amps. The heat sink
was just warm to the touch after a 1 minute TX. Receive sensitivity
is about 0.5 microvolt (very sensitive).
I worked several JA's from the west coast this past weekend when
CQWW SSB got boring. I also worked lots of stateside stations
via the 29.640 repeater. Reports were good.
Radio is currently set up as follows:
Channel Freq RX Freq TX
1 29.600 29.600 simplex calling freq
2 29.620 29.520 repeater
3 29.500 29.500 simplex alternate calling freq
4 29.640 29.540 repeater
5 29.400 29.400 simplex
6 29.660 29.560 repeater
7 spare spare nothing programmed here
8 29.680 29.580 repeater
This is diode programmable, so you can change/add the freq that
you desire. All current USA-bandplan repeaters have
been programmed. Rig works fine per on-the-air contacts, and with
40 watts of output, this rig provides ample output to maintain
a contact (compared to the 10M all mode rigs which typically
run a mere 8 to 10 watts on FM).
Makes a great mobile/home 10M FM rig, or connect it up to your
440 rig or repeater for 10M FM remote base. Simple to use,
$80+shipping from Portland, Oregon
Email if interested.