JRC NRD-345 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Japan Radio Company NRD-345 offers J.R.C. performance and quality at a surprisingly affordable price. This incredibly attractive and compact radio delivers hour-after-hour of listening pleasure with high dynamic range and synchronous AM detection to help tame fading. Dual IF filters are supplied, with a third optional position available. (Installation of a third filter requires the CFQ-8673 Filter Board).

Tuning the radio is smooth as silk via the large indented main tuning knob. Of course keypad entry in kHz or MHz is also available. The easy-to-read LCD type display shows you the precise frequency to 10 Hz! The variable Noise Blanker is effective against pulse and ignition interference. The sophisticated memory system stores 100 channels with frequency, mode, AGC, attenuator, VFO, bandwidth and NB status parameters all stored. Both memory and frequency scanning are supported. The Clock-Timer function enables the radio to turn on and off at a specific time and the clock can be set for UTC or local time. The Tone Control, AGC and 20 dB Attenuator let you refine the signal to your personal taste. The NRD-345 has an analog S-meter.

Other refinements include an analog S-Meter, Tilt-Bar, Up/Down Tuning buttons, Dual VFOs and Dial Lock. Rear panel jacks include: External Speaker, Record Jack, FAX/RTTY Line Out and dB-25 RS-232C port. The rear panel features switch selectable switchable dual antenna inputs are featured to support both wire-type or coaxial-type lead ins. A built-in RS-232 port facilitates connecting a personal computer (4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit).

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
± 10 p.p.m. 5-60 mins. ± 2 p.p.m. > 60 mins.
Tuning steps
10 / 100 Hz, 1 / 10 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   AM-sync   CW   SSB   RTTY   FAX  
Sensitivity
0.3µV SSB 1.8-30 MHz (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity
AM: 4.0 kHz
SSB/CW: 2.0 kHz
Receiver system
Double Conversion Superhet.
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
> 70 dB
Audio output
1W at 8 Ohms

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50/450Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12V DC or mains
Current drain RX
Max 900 mA @ 12 V DC
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
250 × 100 × 240 mm (9.84 × 3.94 × 9.45 in)
Weight
3.50 kg (7.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RS-232C (4800bps)
Accessories
-

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For SSB & DATA only

JRC NRD-345, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Excellent receiver for SSB, CW & Datamodes only. Not for AM broadcast at all !! In AM, the audio is very poor, filter is too narrow for good audio for broadcast listening. Very good ergonomics.

Written by f4dfr on Dec 10, 2010

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1996
EUR 685.00

Prices

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Price Condition Year User
EUR 685.00 Mint / New 1996 f4dfr
EUR 275.00 Mint / Used 2009 pd0ejn
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