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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.

If you place an order from outside the continental USA, we will calculate your actual shipping and send you a PayPal payment request.  We do NOT export Antennas or Base station radios.


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