[AMRadio] 10 meters

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Fri May 30 18:55:58 EDT 2014

The answer to Siltronix vs. Swan is very simple.

Swan made the Siltronix radios period.

They would not openly admit it, but parts could be obtained from Swan to 
repair a Siltronix.

They manufactured ALL the Siltronix VFOs that readily tied to CBs and 
allowed a *wide* area of frequencies.

I've purchased a few to re-purpose VFO drives for other radios.  It 
would be a pain to try and use them on amateur equipment simply because 
the very specific oscillators used in them.  It would be a complete rip 
apart and re-engineer.  Since they have been really cheap, I just picked 
up a couple to use the drive assemblies.

Another outfit that made radios for both was SBE.  They made one very 
good base for CB.

Just as soon as I got my ticket, I horse traded with a CB type for a 
Siltronix 1011.  I made a whole bunch of 10 meter contacts all across 
the country.

Bob - N0DGN

On 5/30/2014 6:40 PM, Charles Ring wrote:
> Yaesu factory boxes were marked "SSB Equipment", leaving open who 
> might use it. I considered them about as legit a maker as Siltronix.
> Were Siltronix designs just stolen from Swan or was there more of a 
> connection?

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