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SBE Catalina III (SBE-29CB)

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Type:Citizen band transceiver
Frequency range:26.965-27.255 MHz
Channels / tuning steps:23
Frequency control:XTAL-matrix (14 XTALs)
Frequency stability:0.003%
Clarifier or Delta tune:No
Power supply:13.8 VDC
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 250-700 mA
TX: Max 1.5 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):160*56*200 mm (6.3*2.2*7.87")
Weight:1.4 Kg (3.09 lb)
Other features:

Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 10 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:0.7 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity:12 KHz (-6 dB), 20 KHz (-50 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:2 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 4-8 ohm

RF output power:~3.5 W (5 W input)
Modulation system:
FM deviation (Factory set):No FM
Spurious emissions:Better than -? dB
Microphone impedance / connector:? ohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1975-197x (Discontinued)
Main PCB:
Sub PCBs:
Additional info: This is basically the same radio as Malibu (also SBE-29CB) launched in 1976.
If anyone has information about the name change, please contact me.
Related documents: Service manual (5.55 MB)
2SC1678 RF final transistor
Sams Photofact #:CB-97 (September 1976)
Modifications and fixes:
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