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The Lowe HF-225 follows on the success of the Lowe HF-125, and has been designed specifically to fulfil the requirements of the dedicated shortwave listener or DX enthusiast. Its ability to perform on a crowded band with strong adjacent stations is one of its major strengths. The HF-225 is easy to use with controls being simple and sensible. Continuous coverage from 30 kHz to 30 MHz is provided in AM, USB, LSB and CW modes. The optional D-225 adds FM narrow mode and synchronous AM. Unlike other receivers the HF-225 comes complete with a comprehensive range of bandwidths: 2.2 kHz for SSB (and AM ECSS), 4, 7 and 10 kHz for AM reception. A 200 Hz audio filter is included for the CW listener. Tuning is accomplished through the use of 1 MHz UP/DOWN buttons and a multi-speed main tuning knob with recessed finger hole. Direct frequency entry is available with the optional KPAD-1 keypad controller. Thirty memories store your favorite stations. Antenna jacks are provided for either a PL-259 (50 ohm) or single wire (600 ohm). Jacks are provided for headphones, record out, speaker, 12V DC power and optional keypad. The Lowe HF-225 provides elegant simplicity without sacrificing performance.

The Lowe HF-225E is an enhanced version of the HF-225.

General characteristics

HAM bands
Frequency stability
< ±30 Hz in 1 hour typical
Tuning steps
8 Hz / 0.05 kHz
30 channels in 1 bank(s)


0.03-30 MHz
AM   AM-sync   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB  
0.5 µV SSB 2-30 Mhz
2.2 kHz 2.3 kHz -6 dB
4.0 kHz 5.9 kHz -6 dB
7.0 kHz 8.8 kHz -6 dB
10 kHz 10.5 kHz -6 dB
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
1st: 45 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
Audio output
1.6W 8 ohms 5% THD


SO-239 + Hi-Z
50 Ω


Power requirements
12V DC or internal batteries
Current drain RX


Dimensions (w×h×d)
253 × 109 × 204 mm (9.96 × 4.29 × 8.03 in)
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Form factor
Between 1990 and 1998 in Great Britain

Other features

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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Lowe HF-225 User Manual PDF - 2.09 MB, submitted by Gerd
Lowe HF-225 Service Manual PDF - 4.61 MB, submitted by Gerd
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