Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Eurosonic ES200LCD

Eurosonic ES200LCD CB handheld (video).

I bought one of these in 1995 at Tandy in Kendal and remember going a walk up Whitbarrow Scar on the way home.
Like most CB handhelds of the 80s and 90s, it used no fewer than 10 AA cells, before we could get 5 watts from a 7.4v Li-Ion battery.
One thing about this radio was the extremely low S-meter, I measured the bar graph segments as:
S1 = 6uV
S3 = 15uV
S5 = 50uV
S9 = 150uV
S9+ = 1mV
This was actually quite useful as not everyone was 9+
There was also an ES200 with a LED display and no signal meter.

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