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BC-659 to 10M FM?

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« on: March 22, 2018, 11:03:39 PM »

I've got this BC-659 that has xtals fitted for the 10M national FM calling frequency-but I have no other information on it. I haven't got the power supply, but I do have the battery case. Is this worth anything to finish the conversion? I haven't ever used 10M, let alone FM mode on it.

Supposedly it'll do 4W output. I have no idea if it actually works, although it's in very good condition internally.
Patrick J. / KD5OEI
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 11:44:16 PM »

Lots of low voltage filaments.. Be sure to check all resistors and caps in the filament supply so that too much voltage does not appear on a filament. Sure it's worth fixing up, why not? If 4W is not enough, there are cheap amps for 10M, and some with low noise preamps.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 12:15:48 AM »

I have a SEM35, a 1 watt German set with (unfortunately) transistors. Nice little dry battery powered set with a whip antenna. I used it at 10 meters FM and had an excelent (noise free) contact from the south of Spain to Stockholm, almost 3000 kM using the whip
I think you will enjoy it, especially when the sun is more active.
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