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Old 07-16-2017, 4:13 PM
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I worked at Pace in the mid 1970s and again in the early 80s repairing and aligning their land mobile products. I believe the BI-35A is AM and should only do about 5w, since they were similar to the US made Pace CBs at that time. Pace had an optional 100W amplifier for that series that usually ended up on CB .

Most of the work I did was on their FM land mobile line and I still have a bunch of manulas and parts for those radios.

Originally Posted by KC8EVM View Post
Quite possibly posting in the wrong forum but here we go anyway as my question concerns LMR as opposed to true Class D Citizens band radio.
I bought (on purpose) on Ebay, a Pace BI-35A base station in the business band portion of 11 meters. This radio is nearly an exact clone of the CB-76 23 channel base station with the exception of instead of a 23 channel selector, it has a 6 position channel selector. I opened it up and it has one set of crystals in position 1 on 27.450 mhz. a quick look inside also revealed a probably 25-40 watt final amplifier with a pretty hefty heat sink mounted on the back of the cabinet. This "CB" business band has always intrigued me but there is precious little information to be found on the net. Im looking for any factual information on both this radio, Pace Pathcom other business rigs, or any first accounts from actual legal users or license holders on this unique slice of spectrum including other manufacturers of 27 mhz type accepted business radios. At first glance my "new" rig appears to be AM. Could that be?

Thanks in advance. Andy
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