The R.L. Drake Company produced the R-4C as the final refinement of their previous popular R4, R4A and R4B models. The R4C covers: 3.5-4, 7-7.5, 14-14.5, 21-21.5 and 28.5-29 MHz plus fifteen additional 500 kHz crystal positions (with optional crystals). Modes of reception include: SSB, CW, AM and RTTY. 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, Dial Lamp and Spinner Knob. This radio requires an external speaker.
With all the filters, noise blanker and Sherwood mods, this receiver is in league with all of the best receivers that are much younger than the 1973 version that is the main rig this station.
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