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Digicom 100

Digicom 100; Palomar Electronics (ID = 629766) Citizen  
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Digicom 100; Palomar Electronics (ID = 629766) Citizen
Palomar Electronics: Digicom 100 [Citizen] ID = 629766 933x521
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For model Digicom 100, Palomar Electronics , Escondido (CA):
Source: CB guide magazine, October 1976
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Palomar Electronics , Escondido (CA)
Year: 1976 Category: Citizen Band Equipment
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 72:
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 10700 kHz; 6 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 12 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Short Wave (SW only)
Power type and voltage Direct Current supply (DC) / 13.8V Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 3 inch = 7.6 cm
Power out 1 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Digicom 100 - Palomar Electronics ,
Material Metal case
Shape Miscellaneous shapes - described under notes.
Dimensions (WHD) 10.37 x 2.625 x 14.5 inch / 263 x 67 x 368 mm
Notes US designed high-end AM/SSB radio for CB band. Market release 1976.
This AM/SSB CB transceiver is unique in the sense that it was designed using concepts similar to a professional radio, using techniques not seen in the Japanese designs that entered the market later. Because of the professional design, the Digicom 100 ended up to be too expensive for the average CB enthusiast so it was not a market success. Another interesting aspect is that the Digicom-100 was equipped with a PLL synthesizer, one of the first CB radios to use this, which was designed to be frequency expandable once the FCC transistion from 23 channels to 40 channels would have been completed (at the end of 1976). The channel expansion simply meant the re-programming of an EPROM (thus firmware), nothing else. Initially the FCC granted approval for the radio, but later they believed there would be too much illegal programming of the EPROM which made the FCC decide to withdraw the approval again. As a result, there were not too many of these radios sold, and it is now a highly sought-after collectors item. CPI went on to design even better CB radios (with the CPI-2000 as the pinnacle) but in the eighties they lost out against the Japanese competition as a CB manufacturer.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 4.313 kg / 9 lb 8 oz (9.5 lb)
Price in first year of sale 495.00 $
Source of data - - Manufacturers Literature
Circuit diagram reference Photofact CB Radio Manual, SAMS

Model page created by Loek d'Hont. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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