Drake R4B Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The R.L. Drake Company produced the R4B as a refinement of their previous popular R4 and R4A models. The R4B 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 (25 kHz), RF Gain, Mute Jack, Speaker Jack, Anti-Vox Jack and Dial Lamp. This radio requires an external speaker.

Frequency range

RX-range
160-10 m
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
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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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Transmitter

Modulations
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RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
Proprietary
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
60W
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
273 × 140 × 297 mm (10.75 × 5.51 × 11.69 in)
Weight
7.50 kg (16.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1967 and 19xx in USA

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Price Condition Year User
USD 260.00 Fair / Used 2010 eBay
EUR Mint / Used 2013 iz0eyj
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