[AMRadio] Swan and Siltronix

Robert w4rl at bellsouth.net
Fri May 30 20:19:18 EDT 2014

I wonder who at Swan made the decision to produce that CB/10 Meter combo 
transceiver.  And when was it?  As when the "all which'ah'what was 
breaking loose at the FCC's Amateur Rule making Division" with the 
reclassification of ham licenses?  Maybe good intentions by Swan to grow 
the ham ranks (and of course company profits) but that model backfired 
per hams with many of the CB'ers purchasing them for SSB and 'kicking it 
up a notch or two in frequency'.  For that matter, did the 10/11 even 
have a CW position?

73 Robert W4RL Pensacola

On 5/30/2014 7:00 PM, rbethman wrote:
> Mike,
> I believe that you are indeed correct!
> I have old pictures of the very early 10-11 prototype buried somewhere.
> The venerable Swans have been in use throughout Latin America by 
> either taxi outfits or rental car offices.
> Bob - N0DGN
> On 5/30/2014 7:48 PM, Mike Duke, K5XU wrote:
>> Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think the first run of the 
>> model 10-11 transceiver had the Swan name on it. Shortly after, it 
>> was switched to Siltronix.
>> The 10-11 came out shortly after the Swan Signet 260.
>> In nearly 45 years of operating, I have only worked 2 of them on 10 
>> meters.
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