Super Star.. Anybody know what this is?

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Super Star.. Anybody know what this is?

Post by Muchmetta4u on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:28 am

I'm not sure what this is.. I picked it up from my friend who picked it up from an auction. I tried researching it but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? Thanks, Joseph










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Post by willy3486 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:32 am

I wonder if it is a amp or I think they were called Linears when I worked on CBs. It could be for CBs or hams maybe?

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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:25 pm

If that is what I think it is, it is a linear amp used for high wattage transmission on cb radio. These things are illegal, and, I would reccommend against ever using it. Besides, it would now need rebuilding anyway.
I'd use it as a shelf queen.
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Post by W8WHO on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:19 pm

It looks like a home brew linear amplifier using maybe 2- 6146 final tubes or equal sweep TV tubes. Probably used on CB 11 meters. Should be able to use on 10 meter ham bands .See they attached a low pass filter on the back to use inline with antenna. I am sure they interfered with neighbor's tv. If tubes and transformer are still good they could be sold for parts to hams. Illegal on CB freqs. Will need to be retuned for 10 meters. Makes a nice display anyway. Thanks for sharing
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Post by atwater10 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:15 pm

I agree with the guys ... Looks like a ( well built) amplifier for CB radio use ... Tube line-up looks like 6LF6/6JE6 type sweep tubes maybe? ( those can get quite pricey).

Those tubes can self destruct real quick if the user doesn't tune these amps quickly!

I'd display it on a shelf like others said ... Nice piece of CB history though. Cool
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Post by High Tension on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:57 am

Years ago, living in Tennessee, I had a mobile version called a Texas Star, it was a good one! Hang on to it, it's a good bit of nostalgia.

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Post by repairtech on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:36 am

Definintly a linear CB amp.
I've got a no-name linear from my CB days.
Worked great, annoyed the neighbors, too! Shocked

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:52 am

Definitely a CB linear amp, and definitely illegal, which is why there is no name on it. They are well built because there was a great demand to produce a large number of them for truckers.

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Truckers used to call them foot warmers, often located under their seats. This was for a base station of some type, perhaps a truck stop where they could communicate with truckers or perhaps a base station at a home with some lonesome person who was into CB DXing? It is after all, an A/C powered unit.
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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:54 pm

It is after all, an A/C powered unit.


Yes, you're right, I overlooked that point!

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Post by pawpawhunt on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:32 pm

It looks like maybe for 6 meters from the size of the tank coil and tunning caps! It looks to be well built though. it looks like maybe a Ham may have built it! Deffinetly home built!

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Post by N7ZAL on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:04 pm

I'd disagree about it being for 6 meters because the cut off on the filter is 30 MHZ.

I'd agree more that it is an illegal CB amplifier because the final tubes in the amp won't put out that much power and suspect it is driven by a low wattage rig...like a 5 watt CB. JMO
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Post by pawpawhunt on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:46 am

Bill read the lable carefully ,it says in fine print that it can be used up to 52 mc! The TVI filter that is!

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Post by N7ZAL on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:37 pm

I stand corrected on the frequency of the filter. Thanks for correcting the post.
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