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JC Penny Base Station


Jul 26, 2021
Does anyone know the Model numbers of a JC Penny 40 Channel Base Station??
Thx. 73, W.G.
981-6230 Pinto 23, 981-6235 Pinto 23, 981-6237 40 channel, 951-6238 40 channel, 981-6241 40 channel mobile/ base. Could be more, but this is what I know of.


Sep 3, 2016
Johnston Co., N.C.
Thx. for the information, but I forgot to include that I am looking for a 40 channel SSB radio..
The 6241 has SSB but I classify it as a Mobile, plus I have one.. W.G. P.S. the 6238 is a pretty looking radio..


Premium Subscriber
Jun 5, 2019
Dillon, Montana