Welcome to The SWAN Virtual Museum
Amateur Radio Equipment
by Gary Smith VE4YH
The purpose of this web page is to gather and display as much information as possible regarding the complete line of SWAN ENGINEERING / ELECTRONICS amateur radio equipment and accessories. As an enthusiast
of Swan gear, I hope to collect and preserve the history, including pictures of each piece of
equipment, a general description, specifications, schematics, parts lists, plus a hints and kinks section.
As I catch up on the pages, a posting of the Swan Newsletter
is on its way. The latest version is issue #9.
Swan Electronics, then Swan Engineering, began as a one man operation with
Herb Johnson, then W7GRA, building the first ten single sideband Swan rigs in a garage in Benson Arizona
during the winter of 1960-1961.
At that time, the only other SSB Transceiver on the market was the well known Collins KWM-2, selling
for considerably more money. Production continued into the 1970's with thousands of rigs being produced
in Oceanside California, an affordable solution to high power SSB transceivers.
The first ten tranceivers were serial numbered from 101-1 to 110-1, with the first nine being SW-120's operating
on 20 meters, and the tenth, 110-1, being the first SW-140, operating on 40 meters. The rest............is history.
THE SWAN TRANSCEIVERS
SW-120 20-meter single band transceiver
SW-140 40-meter single band transceiver
SW-175 75-meter single band transceiver (coming soon)
SW-240 Tri-band 20-40-75 meter transceiver
160X 160-meter single band transceiver
250 6-meter transceiver
260 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
270 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
300B 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
310 Fixed frequency HF transceiver (coming soon)
320 Dual fixed frequency HF transceiver (coming soon)
350 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
400 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter tranceiver
400H 12 channel 5 frequency range HF transceiver (coming soon)
500 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
600T & 600R The Swan 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter twins
700 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
750 5 band 10-15-20-40-80 meter transceiver
MANUALS AND SERVICE
Copies of Swan manuals can be ordered from Grace Brock, a retired Swan employee. She has a price list available
but I think she would prefer you to write or telephone her. No e-mail is available at this time, but if Grace gets "on-line"
I'll post a link to her mailbox.
P.O. Box 253
San Luis Rey, California 92068
Her telephone number is (760) 757 0372.
Reasonable hours please.
There are two individuals that I know of that can service the Swan gear, and may offer tech help if you
write to them. Both are very capable I'm told, but I have no personal experience with either one.
4005 Jupiter St
Phone (337) 558-5681
John is a retired employee of Swan/Cubic. He knows your rig inside out. He does very good work and his rates are fair. John is in Central Time Zone so be sure and check the time before calling him.
THE SWAN NETS....
There are three nets held each week for Swan users, with a good number of
check-ins. This is a great time to hear all kinds of Swan rigs on the air, talk to other users and collectors
of Swan gear, plus pick up a number of tech tips that can help keep your rig in good working condition.
If you're looking for a part, or just have a question regarding your piece of equipment, this is the perfect time
to join in, everyone is welcome.
SUNDAY 4 pm central 14.251 Mhz +/- QRM
WEDNESDAY 2300 UTC 14.251 Mhz +/- QRM
SATURDAY 1400 eastern 7.235 Mhz +/- QRM
There are two Swan reflectors on the net, and its a good place to post wants, for sales, tech questions, etc.
The first is at qth.net
To subscribe send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the body of the message put: subscribe swan
To post a message send to: email@example.com
The second is at topica.com
To subscribe send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the body of the message put: subscribe swan-net
To post a message send to: email@example.com
THE OTHER STUFF.....
The Swan Radio Virtual Museum is here only as an example of my Swan amateur radio equipment, and the information given is my interpretation only of the events and equipment
portrayed. "Your mileage may vary."
All comments are welcome. If you want to see something, let me know.
E-mail Gary Smith VE4YH
Last revised December 6/03.
This page has been accessed 101423 since May 1997.