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Heathkit GR-78

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Desktop Shortwave receiver

Kit radio from the 1970's. The internal NiCad battery is required for operation. As nearly none have survived to this day, some modifications may be required to get the radio going again.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Receiver 
Frequency range RX
200 kHz - 30 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne 
IF-frequencies
1st: 455 kHz
2nd: 4034 kHz 
Image rejection
Audio output
0.3 W 
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Klemmen / schroeven 
Impedance
50/75 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Internal 9 V NiCad (trickle charged through 115 V DC) 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
287 × 156 × 215 mm (11.30 × 6.14 × 8.46 in)  
Weight
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 1969 and 1976 in USA 
Other features
Memories
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Heathkit 
Model
GR-78
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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