Would be interested to hear from anyone that has owned a TR 969FSSB Base and how it has performed over the years.
I bought a Texas Ranger 696FSSB because it offered all I wanted, Mainly NOT Modified, Excellent Condition, and fully FCC Type Approved and Legal standard 40CH# SSB CB. Because I live in Australia, this means that it will be 100% legal by the Australian authorities. (ACMA)
As I intend to obtain a Ham license in the future, I wanted a radio that is not going to be illegal to operate as a CB’er until then.
I knew it would be 110VAC but I had an external insulated stand alone transformer to convert it from 240VAC to 110VAC US Standard.
But the conversion was inconvenient and bulky/messy so I decided to remove the small internal 110VAC to 14VAC transformer and replace it with a double the size 240VAC one that will supply a lot more current at 14VAC so I can supply the full SSB power to the antenna.
I just plug it into 240VAC now which is way more convenient and efficient in operation.
Had to do a few simple tuning tricks using the Service Manual and my Frequency Counter and Oscilloscope, but expected to have to do anyway. It is performing to perfection now.
Have fitted an extra heat sink inside right above the TX transistors from a computer CPU Cooler and fitted the CPU Cooler Fan to the back panel to extract the hot air now it is kicking up to max on SSB.