Kenwood 9R-59DS reviews

Kenwood 9R-59DS
Desktop Shortwave receiver

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Good Allrounder


All tube receiver gives a great account for itself until you hit the top band. Injection from the local oscillator fades away above about 20-23Mhz and the unit basically goes deaf. I have tried new and different LO tubes and managed to get it working properly with a cathode follower and optional regulator tube. For the vintage, a good receiver.

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Good condition in 2013

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