[AMRadio] Swan 600

Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 31 12:29:19 EDT 2014

I didn't know they ever made a set of "twins!" I knew a guy with a set 
of Kenwood twins, the 599 series. They were certainly pretty. I was, 
apparently, thinking of the 700 series. It ran about 500 W PEP input , 
but was unforgiving to slow or careless tuning as it did it all with 
sweep tubes.

Kim N5OP

On 5/31/2014 11:17 AM, Mike Duke, K5XU wrote:
> The 600 was a set of twins, separate transmitter and receiver.
> The nomenclature was the 600R and 600T.
> Despite the 600 watt input power, they never really caught on.
> They came out in 1970, or maybe 1971.
> I remember my dad describing them to me from the Swan catalog when we 
> were about to order my Swan 500CX in December, 1971.
> I ran that rig for 11 years.

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