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SICK OF CHANNEL BLEEDOVER INTERFERENCE?

The Answer — the CHANNEL GUARD.
A unique active IF filter that wipes out CB's most annoying problem once and for all.

Fits all PLL or crystal CB transceivers that use a 455 KHz, 7.8 MHz, or 10.695 MHz IF frequency.* Installs in minutes with common tools and no special knowledge. Works on AM, FM, or SSB.

CB is popular. Maybe even too popular. Either the skip cycle is in, with great DX to crowd every channel, and all the Hams converting CBs to 10 Meters. Or the skip is dead, so every local guy in town seems to be busy talking to his neighbor at the same time as you. Many stations are overpowered and overmodulated, and are guaranteed to make your operating miserable with splatter and bleedover. Fed up with hearing the guy down the street ten channels away? The CHANNEL GUARD will stop him cold!

There are two CHANNEL GUARD IF filters to fit nearly all the most popular crystal and PLL type radios:

1) The 455 KHz version replaces the existing Murata ceramic filter. Just unsolder the old filter, install the CHANNEL GUARD leads in the empty INPUT/OUTPUT/GROUND holes, and connect to +8-13 VDC. You are done!

2) The high-frequency versions are specially designed for SSB rigs. Simply remove the correct IF coupling capacitor, install the INPUT/OUTPUT leads and GROUND, and connect to +8-13 VDC. Detailed installation instructions included for both types.

Using the same idea as our popular 455 KHz CHANNEL GUARD, the SSB filters combine an IF amplifier stage with two high-Q crystal elements. You install it at an early IF signal point, before the signal branches off to the separate AM, FM, or SSB detectors. The result — razor-sharp selectivity in every mode. Since the "Q" (Selectivity Factor) of a crystal is many times higher than the normal tuned IF transformers, the strength of interfering signals even slightly off the center IF frequency drop off very quickly. Bleedover is greatly reduced. See the Graph below.

FEATURES:

· Provides up to 100 dB adjacent-channel rejection. This is much better than the majority of CB transceivers, which typically specify only –40 to –60 dB. A factor of "100 dB" means that any signal outside the normal 10 KHz CB channel spacing is reduced in strength by a factor of 10 billion from channel center. Turn your ordinary rig into a hot performer!
· No reduction in receiver sensitivity. In fact, the CHANNEL GUARD adds one stage of amplification at the most critical point—right in between IF filtering stages. You may even hear those weak signals that you missed before.
· Every REACT monitor needs one to eliminate Channel 9 bleedover.
· Quality components used. Each CHANNEL GUARD is hand-made and thoroughly checked against a powerful 30,000 µV modulated test signal. You get a 1-Year Warranty when properly installed. Just solder it in and forget it!

*NOTE: Most CBs use the IF frequencies shown above. The dual-conversion SSB rigs with a 455 KHz IF use that only for AM or FM; otherwise nearly all SSB types are 7.8 MHz or 10.695 MHz. The AM-only or AM/FM-only radios almost always use a 455 KHz IF. If in doubt, send us a large stamped SASE with the exact model and we can advise you what to order.

Manufactured by:

CBC INTERNATIONAL, P.O. BOX 1898, MONTEREY CA 93942 U.S.A.
TEL/FAX: 888-I-FIX-CBs (1-888-434-9227), (831) 333-1800
Email: info@cbcintl.com