SBE Est. 1962 , closed 1975 | USA

SideBand Engineers was founded by the founder of Gonset, Mr. Faust Gonset in 1962. Its goal was to create ideal mobile equipments with latest transistor technology and advanced design.

In 1963, SBE started to sell their first model, SBE SB-33 transceiver. It is known as the first practical transistorized rig; one of the important milestones of the amateur equipment history. The SBE SB-34 followed in 1964.

In 1970s, all of the U.S. amateur equipment manufactures were under attack of the Japanese made rigs. SBE started to sell the SBE SB-35 and SBE SB-36 which were manufactured in Japan, but they could not save the company. Reportedly very few SBE SB-35 manufactured.

SBE withdrew from the amateur market in late 1970, kept manufacturing high quality - high performance CB radios and scanners for a while. Sometime later however the company completely disappeared from the consumer radio equipment market.

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Aspen Handheld Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Brute Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.225 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.225 MHz
Capri II Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.255 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.255 MHz
Console Desktop Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Console II
Desktop-Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Console V Desktop-Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Cortez
Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.225 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.225 MHz
Formula D Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Key/Com 1000
Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Land-Command Desktop Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.? MHz
TX: 26.965-27.? MHz
Malibu 40 Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
SB-33 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX:
TX:
SB-34 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 80-15 m
TX: 80-15 m
SB-35 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 3.5-4 / 7-7.5 / 14-14.5 / 21-21.5 / 28-30 MHz
TX: 3.5-4 / 7-7.5 / 14-14.5 / 21-21.5 / 28-30 MHz
SB-36 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 80-10 m
TX: 80-10 m
Sentinel I Desktop VHF Scanner / receiver
RX: 75-85 / 144-171 MHz
TX:
Sentinel VI Mobile VHF Scanner / receiver
RX:
TX:
Sidebander Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Sidebander 6 Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 6m
TX: 6m
Sidebander IV
Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Sidebander VI Mobile Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Super Console Desktop Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Tahoe 40 Handheld Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.405 MHz
Trinidad Desktop Transceiver
RX: 26.965-27.255 MHz
TX: 26.965-27.255 MHz
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