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Model 79-290 Professional AM/SSB
CB Radio

     The Midland 79-290 120-channel operation (40 AM, 40 USB / 40 LSB) and monitoring of N.O.A.A and Canadian weather channels is impressive enough. But that's only the beginning of the 79-290 story. There's also such performance features as Dual Watch, four memory channels and full-stage noise blanking. A there's still more...


  • Detachable control panel
    For added security. Battery powered to retain data for up to 100 hours
  • Multi-function receive matrix LCD display
    Indicators for channel/frequency (5/8" high), 12 segment RF output/signal meter, memory channels 1-4, noise blanker, dual watch RF gain, weather and operating mode
  • Channel Number or Frequency (MHz) readout
    You have a choice
  • Built-in 10 channel weather receiver for the USA and Canada
    Keeps you up-to-the minute on local conditions.
  • Four memory channels
    Instant access to any of four user-selectable channels
  • Mic gain
    Monitoring of any two user-selectable channels
  • Coarse/fine tune for USB/LSB
    Quick, accurate frequency tuning
  • Full-stage noise blanking system
    To reduce static and engine pulse to a whisper
  • Local-DX receiver switch
    Reduces receiver gain for close stations
  • High performance CPU
    For pinpoint channel selection and self-adjusting frequency operation
  • Jacks for external speaker and antenna
    Added flexibility


  • On/Off/Volume

  • Variable squelch

  • Weather/CB selector

  • Last channel recall. LOC/DIS

  • Mic Gain

  • Four CB channel memory buttons

  • Dual watch

  • Frequency/channel selector

  • Frequency fine/course adjustment

  • Channel 9 memory

  • WX/CB channel selector

  • Detach release

  • CB band (AM/USB/LSB) selector





Size 2" H x 6 1/4" W x 7" D
Frequency range 26.965-27.405 MHz
Channels 40
Modulation type AM
Antenna impedance 50 Ohm
Loudspeaker 8 Ohm
Microphone Dynamic
Power Supply 13.8 VDC negative ground


Sensitivity at 10db S/N AM 0.8 uV @ 10 dB S/N
SSB 0.5 uV @ 20 dB S/N
WX 1.0 uV @ 20 dB S/N
Selectivity 6 dB@ 2.5 kHz
60 dB @ 10 kHz
Squelch range 0.5 uV-500 uV
Audio output power 3.0 W @ 8 Ohm ( 10% distortion)
Distortion at 1000 mV 3%
Audio frequency response 400-2400 Hz
Intermediate frequency I 10.695 MHz II 455 kHz
Spurious response more than 45 dB


RF Output Power 12 Watts SSB, 4 Watts AM
Frequency Tolerance 0.005%
Harmonic Suppression More than 60 dB
** Above statements are made by Midland Radio and are not guaranteed to be true by Bells CB and Electronics. ** Above statements made by Midland Radio and are not guaranteed to be true by Bells CB and Electronics.

The item most overlooked when ordering a custom radio is the microphone.  Your new tuned radio will NOT sound great with a stock mic on it.
 If your CB is more than a tool for work, you NEED to upgrade your microphone.  My personal favorites are the Astatic 636L and RD104E.



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