Cubic Astro Restorations
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Cubic Astro 103
The model 103 was Cubic's final ham product in 1980. It
supported the WARC bands, a second receive input and a RTTY mode. This
is an excellent design with high quality boards and made 100 watts out
on all bands, had a high quality speach processor, VOX , NB and full
break-in CW. It supported continuous AGC delay adjust and IF gain
adjust along with the normal RF gain adjust - very innovative.
Cubic Astro 103 Restoration Notes
Cubic Astro 102/103 100 Watt PA Brick
Motorola 2N3866 > matched pair MRF433 > matched pair MRF459 finals - nice design!
Cubic Astro 102BXA
The 102BXA was the same as the 103 above, minus WARC, RTTY mode and a second receive antenna.
Cubic Astro 150A
The transceiver had weird shuttle-jog tuning and was the first product to use the new Intel micro controller.
Cubic Military Transceivers
I believe these followed the 103. They were small, 100
watt beauties. I bought two to have one good one and ended up with 2
working units after the restoration efforts.