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 Orders requiring technical work are shipped in about 7-14 days.



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Download Software NEW V 2.01
If you have had any trouble programming with Version 1, please download this latest version of the software. It has fixed the problem on my computer and others.

      The Alpha 10 Max Can also be programmed for the standard set of Export channels just by a button push on the outside of the radio. That will eliminate the 10M band though and require reprogramming via CD and cable to get it back.  Programming via Computer allows more flexibility by offering the option to change Operating Frequencies and Channel Spacing. Of course, all other programmable settings can also be set via the software. The USB Cable plugs into a small Programming Jack inside the Radio. The Software is Windows Based and comes with Drivers to support the cable. 


  • 6 Band Programmable Frequency Range (28.000 - 30.000 MHz)
    Programmable to (25.000 - 30.000 MHz)

  • PA - CW - AM - FM - USB - LSB Modes

  • Backlit Controls for Low Light or Night Driving!

  • Large EL LCD Display shows All Modes of Operation.

  • 7 Digit Frequency EL Lighted Display.

  • Automatic Squelch Control - Auto Adjusts for Best Level.

  • One Button Channel Scan - Scans All Channels for Activity.

  • Channel Up/Down Buttons on Mic for One Hand Operation.

  • Emergency Preset Button for Quick Access.

  • Dual Watch Button Simultaneously Monitors Two Channels.

  • Roger Beep with Programmable Tone and Length.

  • 2 Digit LED Channel Display (40 or 60 Channel Programmable)

  • Echo and Timing Controls - Programmable ON or Disabled.

  • Side Mounted 4 Pin Mic Plug (Standard Cobra Mic Will Work)

  • Hi Tech Automatic Noise Limiter/Noise Blanker Circuitry.

  • Aluminum Rear Heat Sink Handles Heat of Dual MosFet Finals.

  • +10 Khz Switch - Hi Cut Tone Control - Transmit Time Out Timer.

  • Programmable Channel Scan List - Programmable Add/Delete CH.

  • Programmable Clarifier Tuning Controls - Fine and Coarse.

  • Built In SWR Meter - Variable RF Power - Display On/Off Features.

  • Programmable via Computer - Requires Optional Cable & Software

  • Limited 30 Day Warranty
  • The OLD AM-1000s had a label defect: The RF GAIN knob is labeled RF RAIN.
    The NEW ones we carry now NO LONGER have this defect.
    (Now you know those old ones are going to be collector items now right?)
  • Be advised, these radios carry an in store 30 day warranty
    only and have
    NO factory warranty.


Radio Programming Software & USB Cable
  • Programs Radio Features & Frequency Range (40 Ch or 60 Ch)
  • Programs All Features such as Roger Beep Tone & Length
  • Easy Spread Sheet Style Entry (Similar to Windows Exel)
  • No External Power Necessary (Radio Does Requires DC Pwr)
  • Easily Connects To Radio Via Internal Programming Socket
  • Works with Windows 98, 98SE, ME,2000, XP, Vista, & Win 7


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They fixed the RF Gain label.


Comply with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference. Further information can be found at the FCC website or the ARRL website

Transmitting using this radio requires an Amateur Radio License. Licensing information can be obtained by visiting or In Canada, visit or

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Channels 60 CH
Frequency Range

28.000 Mhz30.105 Mhz
Programmable to (25.000 - 30.000 MHz)

Frequency Step 10Hz - 100Hz - 1KHz - 10KHz
Frequency Control  Phase Lock Loop (PLL) synthesizer.
Frequency Tolerance


Frequency Stability  0.001%

Operating Temperature Range

-30 C to +50 C.
Microphone 4 Pin Dynamic; with push-to-talk (CH-UP/DN/ASQ)
Input Voltage


13.8V DC nominal, 15.9V max, 11.7V min.
Transmit: AM full mod., 5-7A. SSB 6-7A
Receiver: Squelched, 0.6A.
Size Size = 8W x 10D x 2.75H
Weight 4 bs.(65.25 oz)
Antenna Connector

UHF, SO239

Power Output AM/FM/CW: 12W

After a clean complete tune-up:

AM/FM/CW variable 1 to 12W carrier
AM Peak power (max)  45-50W
SSB is 30W PEP.
Inter-modulation Distortion SSB:

 3rd order, more than -25dB; 5th order,more than -35dB

SSB Carrier Suppression 55dB
Unwanted Sideband 50dB
Frequency Response AM and FM: 450 to 2500HZ
Output Impedance 50ohms, unbalanced


Sensitivity SSB: 0.25V for 10dB(S+N)/N at greater than 1/2W-audio.
AM:1.0V for 10 dB(S+N)/N at greater than 1/2W audio.
FM: 1.0 V for 20 dB (S+N)/N at greater than 1/2W audio.

AM/FM:6dB@3KHz,50dB @9KHz
SSB: 6 dB@2.1KHz,60dB @3.3KHz

Image Rejection More than 65dB
IF Freq. AM/FM: 10.695 MHz 1st IF, 455 KHz 2nd IF SSB: 10.695 MHz
 Adjacent-Channel Rejection 60dB AM/FM &70 dB SSB
RF Gain Control 45 dB adjustable for optimum signal reception
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Less than 10 dB change in audio for inputs 10 to 100,000 microvolt.
Squelch Adjustable; threshold less than 0.5 V.
Automatic Squelch Control (only AM/FM) 0.5 V
ANL Switchable Noise Blanker RF type, effective on AM/FM and SSB
Audio Output Power 4 watts into 8 ohms
Frequency Response 300 to 2800 Hz
Built-in Speaker 8 ohms, round.


NOTE: The OLD instructions with the Alpha 10 Max have a Warning about using other Microphones on the radio. They caution the user about +5VDC on Pin 4 of the Mic Socket. Although this is true, the AM-1000 has a built in dropping resistor that prevents any damage to the unit. Connecting a Microphone with Standard Cobra Wiring WILL NOT Damage the Radio! (No Modification to Pin 4 is Necessary)

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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BellsCB Radio, 5051 NE 12th Avenue, Oakland Park, Florida. 33334   (954)771-8161