Johnson Viking Pacemaker

A later model of the Johnson Viking Pacemaker CW/SSB/AM transceiver

A later model of the Johnson Viking Pacemaker CW/SSB/AM transceiver

I bought one of the earliest models of this radio when I was 17 years old. It was a great radio and worked well for me for a couple of years. Then, after joining the Air Force, it saw duty in the Yale University Ham Radio Club station where I was sent by the USAF to Chinese language school.

After completing my 3 1/2 year tour of duty in Japan (with eighteen of those months spent on temporary duty assignments in Vietnam), I sold the rig rather than pay the then exorbitant ham radio license renewal fee.

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