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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur (inc. HF+6M+VHF+UHF models) | Kachina 1 Help

Reviews Summary for Kachina 1
Kachina 1 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: AM and SSB transceiver covering the entire 6 and 10 meter bands
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W4KVW Rating: 4/5 Mar 18, 2015 20:16 Send this review to a friend
VERY UNIQUE & RARE!   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Well I have only owned my KACHINA 1 a week Today & I know they are RARE but mine includes something that is even more RARE.It includes the matching KACHINA PS1 Power Supply,manual & the boxes for each.The rig works as it was designed but is not what today's modern rigs are of course.It does operate on 6 meters,10 meters & the original 23 channels of the 11 meter band on AM,USB,& LSB.The transmit audio reports are good with a hand microphone but I do plan on changing to a desk microphone at some point.I had my eye on this rig for 10 years & finally got it.For the price I got the set for I'll buy them all day.Both the radio & power supply are both in really MINT Collectors Quality Condition & I know that I am blessed to have them as part of my personal collection.I can not even find a picture on the web of the PS1 power supply so who knows how many there are still around or that were even built? {:>)
N2CKH Rating: 3/5 Mar 8, 2001 13:18 Send this review to a friend
Missing Link  Time owned: more than 12 months
Ok, I have owned a Kachina 1 since about 1977 and
still do. It has basically become just a oddity in my collection of radio equipment. It was my very fisrt 6m rig, followed by a then new Yaesu FT-680R that I still have and use.

The K1 is sort of a mix of then new and some old technology, it sort of looks like a cross between an Atlas and Swan. All solid state, 26-30 and 50-54 Mhz with only AM, USB and LSB modes selectable
and capable of 100 watts output although rated more conservately to broad band it. If you set it up for 100W on 10m you can still have 10w on 6m and add a brick for that band. Mine has also had and external box I wired in for carrier adjustment
on AM, I found this to be needed for controlable AM modulation as the rig operates USB/Full Carrier
for AM. Any notice that AM is now in again on 6m ?
at least in some areas with the older rigs.

For anyone interested in photos and a copy of some advertising slicks on the K1 visit my web site.


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