Hammarlund HQ-180A Desktop Shortwave receiver

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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

Frequency range

RX-range
0.54-30 MHz
TX-range
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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
SO-239 + Clamps / screws
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
120W
TX
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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
MPN

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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USD 399.95 New / Good 2010 universal-radio

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