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R8B Improvements over R8:
* Improved Ergonomics: Single key presses will select your mode and bandwidth.
* More Memories: 1000 memory positions.
* Faster Scanning: Scan 40 channels per second.
* Alphanumeric Display: Program names may be displayed on the front panel.
* Display & Entry Frequencies: User programmable in kHz or MHz.
* Cabinet Feet: Front panel tilt via a metal bail.
* Event Timers/Clocks: 2 Timers. The time may be programmed to remain on at all times.
* Improved AGC: The AGC has a smoother attack for improved SSB listening.
* Tone Control: Expanded control of high frequency range.
* FM Receive Mode: New highpass filter to reduce sub-audible tone squelch signals.
* Line Cord: New detachable power cord.
* Expanded RS-232 Control: Allows customized reports of frequency, mode, memory, channel, name, and signal strength.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
1000 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
(RX 35-55 / 108-174 MHz with optional converter)
Modulations
AM   AM-sync   FM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
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
?

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + Clamps / screws
Impedance
50/500Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
11-16V DC or mains
Current drain RX
Max 2 A
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
334 × 134 × 330 mm (13.15 × 5.28 × 12.99 in)
Weight
5.90 kg (13.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 199x and 2005

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RS232C interface
Accessories
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RigReference ID
2585
MPN
DRAKE-R000008B

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New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Drake R8B is around:

  • USD 898.00 ~ USD 903.00

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Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2014 USD 1100.00 Used / Okay Rahob
2013 USD 1249.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2013 USD 1399.95 Used / Good universal-radio

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