What Companion Receiver to CE 20A?

doc kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Mon Jun 5 17:51:26 EDT 2006

If someone could get a clean photo and even better
the schematic it would be a neat project to try to
build one.

Or, just duplicate the faceplate and build ones
own circuitry behind it.

> The CE receiver prototype was the 100-R. It was written up in ER and/or 
> QST about a decade ago. IIRC, it would up in the hands of K8PSV, aka the 
> RadioFinder.
> It was meant to match and transceive with the 100-V or 200-V. From the 
> writeup, it was to compete with (and be better than) the Collins 
> products. CE spent a bundle on the prototype.
> What killed it was that CE was bought out by Zenith IIRC. The buyers 
> bought the whole company for some patents and nonamateur contracts. Ham 
> gear was only a sideline and was soon discontinued. That's why CE 
> disappeared when it did.
> Somehow the prototype survived and is allegedly incredibly good. 
> Arguably the rarest modern amateur receiver ever made, since only one is 
> known to exist. Makes the Avenger and the Cosmophone 1000 seem common by 
> comparison.
> The above is all from my memory.
> 73 de Jim, N2EY

Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e  http://bibleseven.com
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