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Ruggedly built 6 and 2 meter transmitter. On 6 meters, it provides up to 120 watts AM input and 140 watts CW input (slightly less on 2 meters). Circuit has two built-in power supplies, five RF stages, two dual-triode audio stages and two 6146's in the final amplifier. From every angle . . . quality, performance and dependability. A spotting switch is provided for "zero-beating" an incoming signal and allows tuning of the transmitter before switching on the final amplifier. An auxiliary socket provides for receiver muting, remote operation of an antenna relay and remote voice control of the transmitter.

General characteristics

HAM bands
6m  2m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
None

Transmitter

TX-range
6 m / 2 m
48.9-54 / 143.7-148.3 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW  
RF-output
AM/CW: 65/74 W (120/140 W input)

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50-72Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
-
TX
120-400 W

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
422 × 257 × 254 mm (16.61 × 10.12 × 10.00 in)
Weight
?
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in VFO
Extensive RF shielding
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5347
MPN
HEATHKIT-VHF-000001-'SENECA'

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  • USD 37.00 ~ USD 9.00

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Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2010 USD 30.00 Used / Fair N6OTQ
2009 USD 150.00 Used / Okay N6OTQ

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