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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    The Siltronix 1011 was a 10-meter transmitter easily modified to transmit on CB, and the "11" denotes it has an 11-meter receiver.

    I hold zero hate for CB and CBers.

    It's very simple: if I wanted a Ford, I wouldn't post in a Chevy forum. If I wanted to find a new dirt bike, I wouldn't post in a Monster Truck forum.

    And if I wanted a radio with native 11-meter coverage (on receive, with a band switch marked that way, and easily converted to transmit on 11), I simply would
    either hit up eBay or find a forum that caters to CB folks that are the ones with a 99% greater chance of having a Siltronix 1011 for sale.

    Nothing hateful about it - simple practicality and logic.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  2. K4PIH

    K4PIH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe the guy just wants a SIltronix. There is an assumption that the OP will use if for CB. People ask me, why in the hell do you want a drifty Swan? Because I like them, plain and simple.

    So the bottom line is if a guy wants any radio that can be modded to work in the CB bands, then he must be an illegal operator and there for should not post in a ham forum. Let's run that logic a little further ... if I wanted a Siltronix to round out my radio collection then I must be looking for an illegal radio to operate on CB. Also just to be clear, I do CB legally.
     
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  3. HB9FUH

    HB9FUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    A witch! Burn him!

    /sarcasm
     
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  4. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    When did they use binary model numbers?

    Why not just call it 11?
     
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  5. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    PIH:

    When the 1011 was on the market, it was sold as a 10-meter transceiver that just "happened" to have 11-meter receive capabilities. During that time frame, 1960s and 1970s, there was no such thing as the FCC "no no" list and there was a LOT of "fudging" where equipment was concerned.

    Like it or not, there are a significant number of amateur radio operators, generally from, but not absolutely, those licensed within the past 10-years, that came from the ranks of "CB" and who still operate thereon or as "freebanders". Those persons are always looking for equipment that is readily available which is capable of operation on the 11-meter band although illegally.

    It is also unfortunate, but the majority of such requests for modification information, as well as requests for obtaining units like the 1011, have been proven to be from individuals who are wanting to use that equipment illegally. This may not be the situation with the person who started this thread. However, based on experience, there is a very good chance that the request was for the purpose of using the unit illegally.

    One has to remember that, if someone holding an amateur radio operator's license gets caught using non-certificated equipment on frequencies where certificated equipment is required, the FCC will definitely come down much "harder" on that individual than on someone who does not hold a license. This is because, when the amateur radio operator signed his / her license application, that they certified that they knew, and understood, all of the regulations pertaining to the legal operation of amateur radio, and other, equipment.

    I could not care less as to what happens on 11-meters so long as the operations fall within the legal operating parameters of 47 CFR Part 95. I do care when illegal operations, perceived as being from licensed amateur radio operators operating legally within the privileges of their license class, cause things like TVI, RFI, and so forth. It has been proven that, in the vast majority of these interference cases, the actual source was NOT from an amateur radio operator operating legally but the interference was caused by someone operating illegally.

    Glen, K9STH
     
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  6. HB9FUH

    HB9FUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I took it to mean "works on 10 and 11m"
     
  7. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It wasn't illegal then. The ARRL did not, understandably like Swan's nudge-nudge-wink-wink TEN meter transceiver, but it was not illegal.
     
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  8. KC8YLT

    KC8YLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had one once that I made to work on 20 meters. They do look kind of cool if you like that kind of look. I like to think of them like a old car someone wants to fix up and make look and work better. Good luck to the op that is wanting one, they are still out there and somewhat easy to find.
     
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  9. KL7FZ

    KL7FZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have one. It came in a pile of ham gear I bought many years ago. ~20 years? Been sitting in storage for a long time. I had no interest in it. It came with manual, spare tubes, mic and not sure if anything else.
    Never fired up or tested. Had plans to sell it someday but never got around to digging it out. I see they go around $100 online. Give or take $100!
    I wonder where it's at now? Which building or pile? Heavy to ship from up here for what it is.
     
  10. K5MIL

    K5MIL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Siltronix screams CB.
     
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