[AMRadio] Viking 500 - no 160m but why on the VFO dial?

Eddy Swynar deswynar at xplornet.ca
Sat Dec 14 13:56:29 EST 2013

On 2013-12-14, at 1:16 PM, Jerry wrote:

> I am changing the subject title.
> The Viking 500 VFO has a 160m band.  I read that the 80m band is derived
> from the 160m circuit but I just checked the manual and it confirms what you
> said that the bands are only 10-80m not 160?  Can someone explain why it has
> the 160m band on the VFO dial?

Hi Jerry,

The Johnson Co.probably did that out of strict economic's sake: didn't want to produce a "unique" dial scale for so small a run of production as was the 500 (compared to the combined Ranger & Valiant), is my guess...

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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