Kenwood R-5000 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Kenwood R-5000 offers an exceptional array of advanced features coupled with high performance. It is compact, but very well laid out and a worthy successor to the popular R-2000. This all band, all mode receiver has superior interference reduction circuits and has been designed with the highest performance standards in mind. Kenwood's Dynamix system ensures an honest 102 dB dynamic range (@14 MHz, 500 Hz bandwidth, 50 kHz spacing). The dual digital VFOs are accurate to ±10 PPM insuring exceptional stability and blue phosphorous digital readout to 10 Hz! The sophisticated 100 channel memory stores mode, frequency and antenna selection. Versatile memory and frequency scanning is available with center-stop tuning. Direct keypad entry and digital 24 hour clock timer are standard. Other controls include: Squelch, Notch, IF shift. Effective dual noise blankers, auto-manual filter select, selectable AGC and position RF attenuator are also provided. The rear panel has input for coaxial or hi-Z wire antennas.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz (108-174 MHz option: VC-20)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
± 10 x10-6 or better
Tuning steps
-
Filters
1st: 58.1125 MHz 2nd: 8.83 MHz 3rd: 455 kHz (FM)

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV 1.8-30 MHz, SSB/CW (S+N/N=10dB)
Selectivity
AM: 6.0 kHz
SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz
FM: 12.0 kHz
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
>80 dB (1.8 - 30 MHz)
Audio output
1.5 W @ 8 ohm

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + Hi-Z
Impedance
50/500 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC or mains
Current drain RX
Max 2 A
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
270 × 96 × 270 mm (10.63 × 3.78 × 10.63 in)
Weight
5.60 kg (12.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1987 and 1996 in Japan

Other features

Memories
100 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
AGC
Attenuator
Carry Handle
Dial Lock
Dimmer
Dual Clock-Timer
Dual NB
Dual VFOs
IF Shift
Mute Terminals
Notch
Record Activation
Record Jack
S-Meter
Scan
Squelch
Sweep
Tilt Bar
Tone Control
Accessories
-

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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood R-5000 Instruction Manual
Kenwood R-5000 Schematic Diagram
Kenwood R-5000 Service part1
Kenwood R-5000 Service part2
 
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Reviews

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Kenwood R-5000, Desktop Shortwave receiver

All the bells and whistles come with this SW. If you are into SWL then this is for you. This rig is totally adaptable to whatever you need and it has just about what ever you are looking for. They are readily available on the net and the performance is astounding! Mine is hooked up via my R8 for now and I listen to the world with no problem at all. I'll admit I do not use it a lot but it is there when I want it to be!!!

Written by rerun on May 21, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2009
USD 225.00

Prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD 225.00 Good / Used 2009 rerun
USD 225.00 Good / Used 2009 rerun
USD 300.00 Mint / Used 2012 N9SJA
EUR 250.00 Good / Used 2014 nordwind
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