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The Hammarlund HQ-180A general coverage receiver tunes from 540 to 30000 kHz in six ranges: .54-1.05, 1.05-2.05, 2.05-4.04, 4-7.85, 7.85-15.35 and 15.35-30 MHz. The amateur bands are all bandspread: 3.44-4.04, 6.81-7.3, 13.98-14.425, 20.925-21.6 and 27.89-29.7 MHz. Following on the success of the original HQ-180, the HQ-180A adds: improved mechanical and electrical stability, tunable BFO for CW or fixed BFO for optimum SSB, silicon rectifiers, accessory power supply and 115/230 VAC 50/60 Hz operation. Other enhancements include: antenna trimmer, noise limiter, RF gain, S-meter, stand-by and AVC on/off. This radio does not have a built-in speaker. There are 3.2 ohm speaker terminals on the rear panel. The suggested optional speaker is the S-200

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
None

Receiver

RX-range
0.54-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Connections

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

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
120W
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
483 × 267 × 330 mm (19.02 × 10.51 × 12.99 in)
Weight
17.25 kg (38.1 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1959 and 1962 in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
2847
MPN
HAMMARLUND-HQ-000180A

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  • USD 126.00 ~ USD 5.00

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2010 USD 399.95 New / Good universal-radio
1990 USD 300.00 Used / Mint dxace1

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