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Swan Electronics, Oceanside, CA

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Name: Swan Electronics, Oceanside, CA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: swan

305 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA 92054. Now a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation. Manufacturer of amateur tranceivers and related items. Swan made only one receiver, the 600-R. It was designed to match the 600-T HAM bands transmitter.

Founded: 1960
Founded by Herb Johnson, W7GRA/W8KQI, in Benson, Arizina as first called "Swan Engeneering". First product was the cheap SSB transceiver SW-120. 1962, production was still greving, Swan moved to Oceanside, California. Later the company sold to Cubic Corporation, a San Diego based conglomerate that mainly sold sophisticated communications equipment to the US government and military agencies around the globe. In the late 1970ies Swan came into difficulties because the far east competitors in the HAM market play a bigger role and buisness still going down. A reanimation in the 1990ies was not successful.

This manufacturer was suggested by Eilert Menke.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  71–75 Transmitter 600-T 12BZ6  The Swan 600-T Transmitter operates on the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter amateur bands in SS... 
USA  70 Cygnet 270 12AU6  The Cygnet model 270 is an AC/Battery operated Amateur 10-80m CW/SSB HF Transceiver wit... 
USA  62 Single Sideband Transceiver SW-140 6BA6  40m monoband SSB transceiver. 
USA  68 Vox unit VX-2   Vox accessory for Swan transceivers. 
USA  66 Power Supply 117 XC   Power Supply for Swan SSB Transceiver;Swan 117-XC = Swan 117-X + cabinet + speaker. 
USA  66 SSB Transceiver 500 6EW6   
USA  62 Single Sideband Transceiver SW-120 6DQ5  The Swan SW-120 was the first Swan transceiver produced; 130 watts PEP; recommended power ... 
USA  65 Power Supply 117 B   HAM Radio power supply. 
USA  73 SSB Transceiver 700-CX 6EW6  Swan Transceiver 700CX;Frequency ranges:80 meters: 3.5...4 MHz40 meters: 7.0...7.450 MHz20... 
USA  68 SSB Transceiver 350 C 6EW6  Swan 350 C Single Sideband Transceiver: covers 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m ham bands, pout 400 W ... 
USA  76 MB-40A   Swan Einband-SSB-Mobil-Transceiver MB-40A.Frequenzbereich: 7,0–7,3 MHz; Betriebsarten: SSB... 
USA  77 SSB Transceiver 350B 12BA6  Swan 350B single sideband transceiver: covers amateur bands 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m, analog d... 


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