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SBE Malibu (SBE-29CB)

A picture of SBE Malibu (SBE-29CB), swedish version

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Citizen band transceiver
Frequency range:26.965-27.255 MHz
Channels/tuning steps:USA: 23 (1-23)
Sweden: 23 (1-22 + 11A)
Mode:AM
Frequency control:XTAL-matrix (14 XTALs for US version. 15 XTALs for Sweden)
Frequency stability:0.005%
Power supply:13.8 VDC (Fixed power cord)
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 lbs)
Other features:




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 10 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz - Ceramic filter: Murata CFU455H
Sensitivity:1 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity:5 KHz (-6 dB)
40 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:3 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 4-8 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:~3.5 W (5 W input)
Modulation system:
FM deviation:No FM
Spurious emissions:Less than -? dB
Microphone impedance/connector:? ohm / 4-pin (Metal screw ring connector)




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1976-1978 (Discontinued)
Additional info: The US version is basically the same as Catalina III (also SBE-29CB) launched in 1975.
If anyone has information about the name change, please contact me.
Related documents: Schematic, US version (2.5 MB)
2SC1678 RF final transistor
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A rear picture of SBE Malibu (SBE-29CB), swedish version