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The R.L. Drake Company produced the R4A as the worthy successor to the popular R4 model. The R4A covers: 3.5-4, 7-7.5, 14-14.5, 21-21.5 and 28.5-29 MHz plus ten additional 500 kHz crystal positions (with optional crystals). Modes of reception include: SSB, CW and AM. The dial accuracy is and impressive ±1 kHz. Features include: PBT, Line out, Crystal Calibrator (100 kHz), RF Gain, Mute Jack, Speaker Jack, Anti-Vox Jack and Dial Lamp. This radio requires an external speaker.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
160-10 m
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Connections

Antenna
Proprietary
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
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Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
273 × 140 × 297 mm (10.75 × 5.51 × 11.69 in)
Weight
7.25 kg (16.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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RigReference ID
2578
MPN
DRAKE-R000004A

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Rating Title Submitted
Excellent Receiver 6 years ago by k6ctw

New and second-hand prices

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  • USD 50.00

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2010 USD 160.00 Used / Good eBay

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