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Subject: Corsairs
From: turner@safety.ics.uci.edu (Clark Savage Turner WA3JPG)
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 19:07:32 -0800
Hi Jim:

My opinion, after owning both for a time, is that if you are on
a budget, try to find a Corsair I.  The Corsair II receiver strip
is mostly identical, and the added features can be replicated 
externally if desired.  I believe the keyer and the audio VBT
were the main differences, and the Corsair II is a much prettier
cabinet coloring.  Not a real big deal when digging out the weak
ones.  The only thing really "needed" on the Corsair I, maybe, 
is to replace the stock 4 pole filter in the first IF with the
optional 8 pole filter.  Not a real problem when you consider 
it is followed by another 8 pole filter anyway.  You get 16
poles rather than 12 with the option.  OK, I like that especially
for SSB.

I heartily recommend the Corsair I.  Skip the matching power 
supply and the other stuff, and you can get by (but you may
have to wait to find one) for under $500 with a very good quality

My humble opinion.


Clark Savage Turner, Graduate Student Researcher
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