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.
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!!!
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