I am a CB radio collector living in Japan. Please find attached picture of EFJ Messenger 350. I got this old radio at Akihabara electric town in 1981 when I was a student and enjoy cycle 21 over sea QSO using Kenwood TS520D modified for CB.
350 was so classical and because of
CB in 1973. My first radio was 500mW
Another radio favorite is Midland 79-900. This radio was made by UNIDEN and made in Japan not in Taiwan. I got this radio in 1982 when I was at university. 79-900 has a PLL with controller so it was difficult to modify PLL bits. So I made a controller board with counters , LED display drivers and a EPROM then built into this radio. LED display shows 00 to 99 and up and down by every 10kHz between 26.7MHz to 27.7MHz , of course I made a offset 5kHz switch. Unlike as other UNIDEN radios 79-900 is a high end radio. It has a beautiful double side print circuit board and using dual gate FET and Diode balanced mixer in front-end circuit. Sensitivity is good but not noisy like GRANT. I used this radio for QSO with local friends in Tokyo and used to use 27.645MHz LSB.
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