This Very Rare, Clegg Venus (Squires-Sanders) 6 Meter Transceiver, is in Beautiful Condition.
This transceiver came from a very large Collection, and I am selling it as is, as described for the family of the silent key.
This unit looks clean inside and out. The chassis is in excellent condition with no spots or corrosion.
The cabinet has been professionally stripped and repainted with a baked on enamel finish which shines like new with no marks or scratches.
This unit is reported to be working (with the missing power supply), but I have not been able to test it.
I received this six meter transceiver without the Venus 416A Power Supply, but was able to find one and purchase it so I could offer it with this rig.
The Venus 416A power supply I am including is good condition and complete. There are no obvious problems with it but it has all the original electrolytic capacitors which should be changed before it is put into operation. The cabinet has several marks and there is some patina on the top of the chassis and back panel. There is not much to it, so it will be easy to repaint the cabinet to match the radio. The front panel is very nice.
I also have the matching Apollo 6 amplifier in another listing which has also had the cabinet professionally repainted the same as this transceiver and is also in collector quality condition.
I have included it in last picture next to the matching Clegg Venus but it is not included with the Venus and power supply. It is being sold separately in another listing.
Here is some information I found:
The Venus is a bit unusual as a 6 meter boat anchor from 1965 – it’s an SSB transceiver.
It tunes 50 MHz to 50.4 MHz, and also runs CW and AM with inserted carrier. High stability is achieved by using a VFO at 5 MHz, with no multiplications.
The first mixer for the receiver uses a crystal controlled LO, converting to 14 MHz. A second IF at 9 MHz, using the VFO as LO, contains a crystal filter. A third IF is at 440 kHz. The product detector is a 12BE6 pentagrid mixer/oscillator.
The balanced modulator is a 7360 dual beam tetrode. The PA uses a 6883 (like a 6146 except
with a 12 volt heater), with a pi-network and a PEP output of 45 watts.