VenusThe Clegg Venus was a deluxe SSB-capable 6M transceiver from the mid-to-late 1960's. I couldn't afford a commercial piece of gear like that at the time so was using a Tapetone converter and Hallicrafters SX-73 to receive with plus an 815 (dual tetrode) transmitting mixer to put my Phasemaster II-B on 50 MHz. SSB. Since most activity was still on the A.M. mode, a homebrew 829B AM rig modulated with PP 807's was used for most contacts.

I worked 48 states from three different QTH's in Wisconsin, but never worked nor heard Alaska or Hawaii. I had to move to Nevada in 1977 to earn a 50 MHz. W.A.S. award with Rhode Island being the toughest state.

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