This is the Tram XL5. The "XL" series of Tram products was introduced in the 1976 timeframe as a "budget" alternative to the highly successful, but somewhat costly Tram Diamond 40 (AM), and Diamond 60 (SSB). The Tram XL was a small AM mobile with a plastic case and minimal features, and the XL5 was the larger (and still metal cased) SSB version. As can be seen, this radio has sparse user features, with only the necessary standard controls such as Volume, Squelch, an S/R.F. meter, and a receive-only Clarifier. Other controls included NB and P.A. switches. This budget radio lacked such staples as an R.F. Gain which, while not absolutely necessary, came in handy when working strong local stations on SSB. But despite its "budget" theme and a general lack of external "bells and whistles", the XL5 was a fairly good performer, with plenty of mic gain, capable of close to 20 watts of SSB power, and a fairly sensitive receiver. Adjacent channel rejection was fair, but not outstanding, and certainly not as good as it's big brother the Diamond 60. One annoying quirk that the XL5 did have, was an objectionable "pop" in the speaker, when the relay returned to receive from the transmit position. This phenomenon was exacerbated when the radio was used with an external speaker. It made late night usage a bit difficult to do without the risk of waking nearby people. All in all, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this radio as a 4.
I became the owner of one in the fall of 1976, as the result of a trade for my SBE Cortez and Contex 6706 amplifier. I used it in my mobile for the next 2+ years, until the need for 40 (or more) channels pretty much rendered it obsolete. I ended up trading it, around 1979, for both a Realistic mini 40, and Lafayette Telsat SSB 80, which were broken (But easy to fix).