THROWBACK THURSDAY II
This weeks TBT image is a Radio Shack ad from December 1976 titled: "Give-a-CB" which showed Radio Shack's markdown as an attempt to move 23ch. radios out of their warehouse before the new 40ch. transceivers arrived.
I actually bought the TRC-47 am/ssb radio the year before for a sale price of $209.95 - which was a good price for a sideband rig that year. I didn't like it at all. Transmit audio was slightly below average, and while it had most of the typical controls (volume, squelch, RF gain, clarifier, and mode selection), it lacked a meter. Try giving a signal report without one. I traded this towards my purchase of a new E.F. Johnson Viking 352 in January of '76.
$159.95 was $50 less than their best sale price, but nowhere near what it would be selling for, only a few months later - $50
|REALISTIC TRC-47 AM/SSB MOBILE|