Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sommerkamp TS-788 DX Coffee warmer.

Back to the late seventies and early eighties this Sommerkamp was a dream for many cb operators.
Frequency readout, 100 watts of output all together in a small enclosure.
For most of the operators this transceiver was way too expensive.
Beside the high price it also had some flaws; FM was too narrow and the pll was not stable enough.

Now many years later a 788 has arrived in my shack. It looks allmost as new and it has the complete Maurer modification. Very good FM modulation, stable as a rock due to a complete new designed oscillator with SIxxx, tcxo, menu to adjust some settings, channel or frequency readout and much more.

Hans PA3HGT made a picture of his Maurer 788, note the new added pcb by Ir. Maurer.