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Racal RA-117

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Desktop Shortwave receiver

The Communications Receiver Type RA.117 has been designed for use as a general purpose receiver which will provide a high order of selectivity and stability. The receiver covers a frequency range from 1.0 to 30.0 Mc/s.

The receiver is designed for both bench (table) and rack mounting. The front panel is painted Light Battleship Grey (British Standard Specifcation 381C, colour 697) and has been carefully designed to minimize operator fatigue.

The chassis and major modules are of cast construction thus ensuring maximum rigidity and effective electrical screening. Each receiver is supplied with three keys to facilitate removal of the control knobs, insulated trimming tool and coaxial terminations for aerial and I.F. connections. Extra sleeves can be provided with the terminations for alternative coaxial cable sizes.

The RA.117 is basically an upgraded RA-17L.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Receiver 
Frequency range RX
1-30 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Afterwarm-up, overall drift is less than 50 c/s per hour under conditions of constant supply voltage and ambient temperature. 
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
Sensitivity
A1 reception, bandwidth 3 Kc/s; 1µV for 18dB signal-to-noise ratio.
A2 reception, 30% modulated, bandwidth 3 Kc/s; 3µV for 18dB signal-to-noise ratio. 
Selectivity
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
1 W @ 5% THD 
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Impedance
75 / 2000Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
100-125V and 200-250V, 45-65 c/s. 
Current drain RX
100W approx. 
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
482 × 267 × 510 mm (18.98 × 10.51 × 20.08 in) rack mounted 
Weight
28 kg (61.8 lbs) rack mounted 
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx in Great Britain 
Other features
Memories
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Racal 
Model
RA-117
Features
Automatic Volume Control 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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