Production Year 1963 - 1964 at $99.50
The Hallicrafters Little Fone CB-6 is a compact, single channel walkie-talkie transceiver that operates in the 27 MHz citizen band(CB) frequencies. It is a crystal controlled transceiver that employs 9 transistors in its circuit. The CB-6 is some what similar to the Hallicrafters CB-11.
From the factory, the CB-6 is only able to operate on one frequency. The user is not able to simply spin a dial to change frequencies. Although it is possible for the transceiver to operate on any of the lower 23 channels of the citizen band. In order for it to do so, the unit will need to be disassembled and the plug in quartz crystals will need to be replaced with those of the desired frequency. As was so often the case, there are two of these plug in crystals, one for receive and the other for transmit. The loudspeaker which faces out towards the front of the unit is of the permanent magnet moving coil design. Received signals exit through a perforated section on the front of the unit. This speaker is rated at 10 ohms and has an audio output rating of 190 Milliwatts. The speaker doubles as a microphone and should be held about four inches away from the speakers mouth when transmitting. The entire transceiver is housed in a sturdy metal cabinet.
The CB-6 has a built in telescoping whip antenna and a plug for earphones located on the top of the transceiver. On the left side of the transceiver is an On/Off plus Volume control dial and a Push-To-Talk(PTT) button. The transmitter section is rated at 100 Milliwatts input and is able to produce an Amplitude Modulated(AM) signal. This transceiver requires a total of 8 size "AA" batteries as the power source. The back cover which is held on by a single center screw will need to be removed for battery replacement. The 8 double A batteries are loaded into the unit four at a time into two separate packs. The Little Fone CB-6 was manufactured in Japan.
In both of the above photographs, each unit on the right is shown with the carrying case removed. The picture on the left is of the front of the transceiver, while the photograph on the right is of the back. The carrying case is secured to the CB-6 by a zipper that runs along the sides of the carrying case.