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Racal RA-17L

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Desktop Shortwave receiver

The Racal RA.17L is a shortwave communications receiver. The 1st version started in 1957. Often it is called the British pendant to the Collins R-390. There are supposed being build more than 10.000 receivers of the various version of RA.17. The RA. 17 (Mk1) was the first professional receiver using the Wadley-loop design.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Military HF Receiver 
Frequency range RX
0.5-30 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Less than 50hz/hr drift after warm up under constant supply and temperature conditions. 
Tuning steps
Filters
13 / 6.5 / 3 / 1.2 / 0.3 / 0.1 kHz 
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
13 khz @-6db
6.5 khz @-6db
3 khz @-6db
1.2 khz @-6db
300 hz @-6db
100 hz @-6db 
Receiver system
Double/triple conversion, 23 tubes 
IF-frequencies
40 kHz
2.5 kHz 
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Burndept 
Impedance
75Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Mains 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
480 × 265 × 510 mm (18.90 × 10.43 × 20.08 in)  
Weight
30.5 kg (67.3 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 1957 and 19xx in Great Britain 
Other features
Memories
Usage
Military communication 
Manufacturer
Racal 
Model
RA-17L
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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