Print page

Drake R7A

(0.0/5) Add a review / View all reviews

Desktop Shortwave receiver

The R.L. Drake Company produced the R7A as a refinement of their popular Drake R7. Complete coverage is provided from 10 kHz to 30 MHz. Modes include SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV and AM. Eight additional 500 kHz segments between 0 and 30 MHz may be programmed into the optional Aux 7 board. The R7A features an S-Meter, RF preamp, IF Notch, 4 position AGC (including an AGC off position), RIT and Pass Band Tuning. Frequency tuning is accomplished via sixty 500 kHz bands selected by a rotary band knob and Up/Down button selection. Three selectivity bandwidths are provided: 9, 2.3 and 0.5 kHz. The R7A exhibits especially strong sensitivity on the lower HF frequencies making it a favorite among Tropical band DXers.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Receiver 
Frequency range RX
0.01-30 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
± 1 kHz first hour, 150 Hz thereafter 
Tuning steps
Filters
9, 2.3 and 0.5 kHz 
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB / RTTY 
Sensitivity
SSB/CW: < 0.2µV
AM: < 1.2µV
(10 dB S+ N/N, 1.8-30 MHz) 
Selectivity
@ -6dB @ -60dB
9.0 kHz < 10.0 kHz
2.3 kHz < 4.1 kHz
.5 kHz < 1.5 kHz 
Receiver system
Triple conversion 
IF-frequencies
1st: 48.050 MHz
2nd: 5645 kHz
3rd: 50 kHz 
Image rejection
> 80 dB 
Audio output
2.5 Watts, 4 Ohms, < 10% distortion 
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Merkgebonden 
Impedance
50 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Mains / 11-16V DC (13.8V DC nominal) 
Current drain RX
3 A 
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
346 × 116 × 330 mm (13.62 × 4.57 × 12.99 in)  
Weight
8.34 kg (18.4 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx  
Other features
Memories
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Drake 
Model
R7A
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
Have you spotted an error? Report it...

Drake R7A's price

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Link to this image:
Own(ed) this rig?
Contribute to the Price History database by adding this rig to your collection!

Videos

Videos are automatically fetched from YouTube. Not all rigs have matching videos
View more videos about the Drake R7A on YouTube
Drake R7A ratings
Performance
Build quality
Features
Ergonomics
Value for money
Overall
Based on 0 reviews
This rig
Compare equipment
Please select some radios to compare
Sorted rigs
Stay connected

© 2008 - 2014  RigReference.com
RigReference.com is a community web site for (ham) radio operators. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at .

View this site in English | Deutsch | Nederlands

About us | Terms of use | Contact

Loading...