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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Palomar PTR-130K Help

Reviews Summary for Palomar PTR-130K
Palomar PTR-130K Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $US 800
Description: The Palomar PTR-130k is an all mode transceiver (AM,FM,SSB and CW) running on receive from 0-30Mhz and on transmit from 2-30Mhz. It has the size of a today Kenwood TS-50 and has an output of 50 watts. It has a full digital frequency generation with a keyboard on the front panel, a rf-clipper for ssb and only 3 knobs for operating plus the keyboard. The analog part has an even today outstanding design with the famous Plessey high integrated circuits throughout. For ssb is a mechanical filter from Collins installed as well as a 2nd one for the rf-clipper. The modulation quality is outstanding because of the filter and the Plessey circuits. It was only for a very short time (1978-1979) available. Manufactured by Palomar Electronics Corporation in Escondido, CA.
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K7SD Rating: 4/5 Apr 13, 2015 21:05 Send this review to a friend
The 1st of the Small Radios  Time owned: more than 12 months
I don't believe they ever got type acceptance even though they were advertised in the Ham magazines of the time. Mine came from a commercial fishing fleet. Innovative design, good filtering and the very 1st of the small radios. Smaller than anything available at the time. It is a shame the radio never made it into the ham market. It really is an engineering marvel for the 1970's. Pick one up if it becomes available, very, very few were made.

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