The Swan SW-120 was the first Swan transceiver produced, and appeared with
a gold coloured face plate. There were at least three different versions
of the SW-120, with revised meters power output, and face plate colour
changing from the gold to a grey.
The Swan SW-140 monoband 40m HF rig shown here is one of the few gold coloured
units that were first produced when Herb Johnson began manufacturing amateur
FREQUENCY RANGES:20m USB 13.990 mc to 14.380 mc 40m LSB 6.900 mc to 7.340
mc 75m LSB 3.640 mc to 4.030 mc POWER INPUT: Single Sideband 240 watts
PEP with 800 VDC power supply CW 200 watts DC input AM (single sideband
with carrier) approx. 60 watts input
SWAN 250 The Swan 250 is a 6 meter transceiver which was first
introduced in the spring of 1965. With two 6146B tubes as the PA, this
radio is rated at 240 watts PEP on SSB, 180 watts CW, and 75 watts on AM.
Band coverage is 50 to 54 Mc, and the pi network coupling provides for
a wide range of antenna impedances. The 250, which was later upgraded to
the 250C in 1968, could be used as a base, mobile, or portable unit with
the optional 117-XC matching AC supply with speaker, or the 14-117 12 volt
DC adapter. A 500 kc crystal calibrator could have been purchased as a
kit for $19.95 US, as was the the plug in VOX unit, the VX-1, for another
$35.00 US. The original selling price of the 250 was shown as $325.00 US,
with the 250C selling for $420.00 US. The 250C had the following improvements;
Selectible USB / LSB, "S" meter, built-in 250 Kc crystal calibrator
and improved frequency readout. You can use the internal VFO, or have split
frequency operation with the optional 210 remote VFO.
The Swan 750CW was billed as "The CW Man's Dream" in 1977. It
featured 700 watts PEP output, and 400 watts DC input on CW. Some of the
standard items included were CW audio filter selectable 80 or 100 Hz.,
CW sidetone monitor with adjustable pitch and volume control, 80 thru 10
meters USB, LSB, and CW, selectable 25 or 100 Khz crystal calibrator, and
a standard 5.5 Mhz, 2.7 Hz bandwidth crystal filter. An optional 16 pole
filter with 140 Db rejection was also available.
Gary VE4YH, SWAN Homepage
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