[AMRadio] Re: Collins R390/URR versus R390A

Bob Young youngbob53 at msn.com
Sun Mar 16 00:18:08 EST 2008

I'm listening to my SX-28 (non A) right now, and I drove my Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Lt (non sedan) today to work.

Bob Young
> Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 2:17 PM,  wrote:
>>> Well, Todd, I've been guilty of referring to my R390/URR as a "non-A"
>>> model, and the reason I've done so is because so many folks just say
>>> "R390" when they are really referring to the more common R390-A. Just
>>> trying to be specific and unambiguous, because, as you know, there are
>>> several significant differences between them.
>> Yea yea, I remember folks saying they did so to aid the newbs in
>> knowing the difference. We'll learn 'em right!
>> If we applied the same logic to other Collins (or Hallicrafters) rigs
>> that look similar or are based on an earlier model, we'd have 75S-3
>> non-A non-Bs (75S-3C), Hallicrafters SX-28 non-As. S-36 non-As, etc.
>> How about Yaesu FT-101 Non-E, Non-EE? Then there's the BC-348s and
>> other military gear, but I can't type that much.
>> How about calling a Ford Mustang base model a Non-GT?
>> I just figure it's easier to call it what it is, ask what they mean,
>> and give accurate information to someone who is new or otherwise
>> inexperienced rather than misinformation. Of course, I'm prepared to
>> eat my words the day someone shows me an authentic nomenclature tag
>> that says R-390 Non-A/URR with supporting documentation. (o:
>> Not to mention that the A model is based on and came after the R-390.
>> Generally speaking, folks who know the rigs tend to call them all
>> R-390s, while folks who don't seem to call them R-390s and 'non-A's.
>> Even some folks who know the radios have adopted the 'what it's not'
>> approach. Weird!
>> I blame phonics and ebonics, because I can. And the elimination of the
>> CW requirement.
> Todd,
> You and I have WAY too much time on our hands ;-)
> 73,
> -Larry/NE1S
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