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CB General Radiotelephone Super MC 9

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Nov 5, 2016
Hope I'm posting correctly, Anyone out there that could help out by emailing me an owner's manual for a General Radiotelephone Super MC 9 ?? sure would appreciate it. w2dmw@optimum.net
Mar 30, 2005
So Cali
Great radios, they were made in Burbank, California. I had a chance to visit the factory back in the early 70's.
Dec 13, 2007
Mojave Ca
Hello cmdrwill and All: Please do tell us about your visit to the factory.

I have to input this little story. As a creepy teenage (know it all) radio enthusiasts with lacking radio knowhow I burned up Dad's General Radiotelephone Super MC-11A Radio while hooking it up to a home made linear. The smoke poured out big time from the General Radio, Dad didn't get to mad, but he wasn't happy.

The linear put 6 Volts of filament voltage into the Super MC-11A Radio, from the coax and burned up a internal coax and a few parts inside the radio. Talking to the bench technician there at General radiotelephone, I hung on every word he said and he pointed out what went wrong and how to fix the linear so that it wouldn't blow it up again adding in a blocking capacitor.

I got to meet George Maragold and I believe Charles Messenger who had the building next door there on Burbank Blvd. The trip to the General Radiotelephone factory was great, they had about 20 ladies there in a separate room assembling Super MC-11A Radios. One of our local Tech's handle Panda Bear also worked there, he also gave my a talking too about blocking capacitors.

The group of CB'ers on CH15 in the Sunland and Tujunga and San Fernando areas used the General Radiotelephone Radios we called junkie generals.

Thanks Dad......

Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
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