CBWI November 1996 Midland SSB Mobile
I don't have much on this one. I did see it at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this year. I was able to get some unadvertised extras while playing with the display prototype unit. We weren't sure this one was going to be available. They are in the States and I've included the HOT SHEET below.
Model 79-290 AM-USB/LSB-Weather
Transceiver with Detachable Control Panel
There Isn't Anything This Midland Radio Can't Do!
120-channel operation (40 AM, 40 USB/40 LSB) and monitoring of N.O.A.A. and Canadian weather channels is impressive enough. But that's only the beginning of the 79-290 story. There's also such performance. features as Dual Watch, four memory channels and full-stage noise blanking. And there's still more...
Detachable control panel
For added security. Battery powered to retain data for up to 100 hours
Multi-function black matrix LCD display
Indicators for channel/frequency (1/8" high), 12-segment RFoutput/signal meter. memory channels 1-4. noise blanker, dual watch,RF gain, weather and operating mode
Channel Number- or 'Frequency (MHz)' readout
You have the choice Built-in I 0-channel weather receiver for the USAand CanadaKeeps you up-to4he-minute on local conditions
Four memory channels
Instant access to any of four user-selectable channels
Boosts TX output
Monitoring of any two user-selectable channels
Coarse/fine tuning for USB/LSB
Quick, accurate frequency tuning
Full-Stage noise blanking system
To reduce static and engine pulse to a whisper
Local-DX receiver switch
Reduces receiver gain for close stations
High performance CPU
For pinpoint channel selection and self-adjusting frequency operation
Jacks for external speaker and antenna
Features and specifications subject to charge without notice.