Salbu, in the early 1960's, built, and evaluated on the amateur radio
bands, a unique range of both "tuned" and "broad-band" SSB, Solid State,
The "broad-band" "all solid state" prototype was the archetype of the RT14 and in turn the Racal Squadcal and Racal TR28.
The "tuned" prototype was further developed and manufactured by SMD
in Pinetown and later modified by RACAL-SMD in Pretoria. The
modification increased the power level to 150 Watts P.E.P. RF
OUTPUT and the operating frequency range to 2.0-16 Mc/s. Large
numbers of the RT422B
SSB Transceivers were soon in use throughout Africa.
Note: The AM Radio Telephone "FSR26" preceded the SSB Radio
Telephone "RT422B". The receiver was fully transitorised as well as the
transmit H.T. power converter.