[Boatanchors] R-270/BC-794 XTAL control

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 25 17:30:45 EDT 2013

The military manual, TM-11-866 covers the BC-794 as well as the BC-779, BC-1004, etc.  That manual is available from BAMA at


Glen, K9STH

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 From: George Babits <gbabits at custertel.net>
To: baswaplist <Baswaplist at w6qle.net>; Boatanchors List <boatanchors at puck.nether.net> 
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:02 PM
Subject: [Boatanchors] R-270/BC-794 XTAL control

Yesterday I picked up an R-270/FRR;  similiar to the BC-794 Super Pro.  This 
unit was made byWickes Engineering & Construction Co.  Never heard of them, 
has anyone else?

The other "oddity" is a crystal control ocsilator on top of the tuning 
capacitor unit.  This has position for 3 crystals (FT-171).  On the front 
panel is a black plate with OFF, 1, 2, 3 positions and a "trimmer" to zero 
the crystal.    Anyone have any information on that?

The set is very dusty, but I got the power supply and cables with it. 
Unfortunately the BAMA site does not have a manual for either the R-270 or 
the BC-794.  I have a manual for the BC-779 and will have to see what 
differences there are besides the frequency range.

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