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Drake 1-A

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Desktop Shortwave receiver

The Drake 1-A receiver was the first commercially built amateur receiver designed for single sideband reception. Radical for its time; in 1957, it represented a departure from the trend of "big and heavy" design and focused on performance and functionality. The receiver is set up to receive only SSB and CW. There is no AM detector. The twelve tube receiver has a crystal-mixed front end on the 80-10m ham bands. There is a rear-firing Jensen speaker factory installed on the rear panel. Selectivity is 2.5 KHz at 6 db down and 8.1 KHz at 60 db down by use of an L/C filter. A smooth two speed dial is employed and the famous Drake passband tuning is a joy to use.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Receiver 
Frequency range RX
80-10 m 
TX
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
2.5 kHz (6dB) / 8.1 kHz (60dB) 
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
Jensen speaker 
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Impedance
50 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Mains 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
171 × 279 × 381 mm (6.73 × 10.98 × 15.00 in)  
Weight
8.2 kg (18.1 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 1957 and 1959  
Other features
Memories
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Drake 
Model
1-A
Features
One optional band 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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