The Swan Siltronix Home Page

The Swan Siltronix Home Page

Hello there! Welcome Aboard and/or welcome back!

You've found the Original Swan Siltronix 1011 web page. It's hard for us to imagine these web pages have been up since 1997/98, which almost seems like another lifetime on the Internet. Most new visitors find this page while looking for Swan and Siltronix information in Web Search Engines (pages) like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

The initial intent of these pages was to capture a bygone era and present previously unknown history, stories and related technical information for the Model 1011 series of Swan and Siltronix brand radio equipment. In specific (and reverse brand name order), the Siltronix 1011 (plain), B, C, & D series radios; reaching back over time to the earlier (& first) Swan 1011 transceiver model.

We've collected a rather large library of various equipment pictures to add and now hope to expand the pages to include more Siltronix (and Swan) accessories and Swan radio equipment as time allows.

There are of course a lot of unwritten thank you credits, which should appear throughout these pages. If you have previously contributed material and pictures without proper mention, please let us know. If you would like to contribute, please feel free to Email in your pictures, comments and text. Be sure to include your information (name and or Email) if you want source credit or a thank you posted along with any materials we might use.

The Swan 1011 and Siltronix 1011 Transceivers were made and sold by the now famous Swan and Siltronix Corporations. Swan was initially located in Benson Arizona, later relocating to Southern California in Oceanside. Swan became a very large player in the early Multi-Band HF Radio lineup by producing practical, well built, low cost HF Transceivers. Early Swan Amateur Radios were only mono (single) band units (where the early Arizona rigs were often referred to as the "Gold Faced" models produced in Benson, Arizona), later being followed by the very popular 80-10 meter multi-band rigs. I've heard the original Benson Arizona garage production line was a few hundred gold, later gray faced panel mono-band ham rigs. The Company Founder Herb Johnson and "Factory" moved from Arizona to Southern California where things really started to go well for the growing Swan Radio Company. Swan was later purchased by Cubic Communications, which for a time continued producing Amateur Radios. Have a look at the first generation Swan rigs made in Benson Arizona, the "Gold Face" Swan 140 and 120 Mono Band HF Transceivers shown below.

Since this web page started, many people have contributed stories, pictures and history that we are very grateful to have received. Some of our "gold mine pictures" are of the actual prototype Swan (later renamed Siltronix) 1011 uncased still with a hand labeled (in pencil) front panel. We would like to say a special thanks to the previous owner Larry for the prototype and some of the early Swan 1011 pictures you will see ahead. After a few years we also located pictures of the semi rare Swan & Siltronix 1011 “plain" and later Siltronix B model rigs. Also thanks to Jim Okubo for his early 73 Magazine Sales Flyer, which appears just below. It takes just a moment to get it all loaded up into your web browser, enjoy.

This site has been updated and expanded many times. All the typo's and pictures may not load properly. Please be patient and check back with us in a day or two if something you want is not yet available. Email Icons are provided at the page bottom for you to contact me. The conversion from the Original Single Home Page was quite a bit of fun, but this newer divided sections layout will load much faster on dialup internet connections.

Last Update: 08/14/17 Copyright 1997 through 2017 by the "To Hip To Be Square Gang", So we are of course, "round".