RadioShack / Realistic TRC-57 "Navaho" reviews

Great 23CH rig for its time, but not made to last.

RadioShack / Realistic TRC-57 "Navaho", Desktop CB Transceiver

A lot of my early CB friends had this rig, and they did perform. That early 1975 LED digital clock was a nice novelty, and most likely is what would still work on this rig. Unfortunately, the PLL circuity was very prone to failure to where you'd end up with a dead radio. Too bad too, since I like the overall features, performance, and layout, of this rig. The last one that I came across in 2008, actually had 1/2 the 23 channels working. That went to a friend of mine whom really wanted it still. But, while I had it, it was still good to remember how good this rig performed from the late 1970's.

Written by rreh917 on Dec 24, 2016

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Okay condition in 2008
USD 50.00