Marconi CR100 1/8 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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According the manual, there are a number of variants to this venerable old set. The initial prototype was designated CR100. This was followed by variants designated CR100/1 through CR100/8. None of the CR100's were ever fitted with S-meters as standard.

The CR100/2 was also called the R.A.F. type R1297 receiver, as it was issued to the Royal Air Force and the other services, except the Navy.

The CR100/4 had an R.I.S. (Radar Interference Suppressor) control on the upper left corner, to adjust a blanking circuit in the receiver to the repetition rate of the radar on the ship to prevent pulse interference. Most Model 4's were painted blue with white lettering.

The CR100/1, /4, /5, /6, /7 and /8 were also called the Admiralty Model B28 receivers. Admiralty Pattern B28 was the standard MF/HF receiver on the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships in World War II. After the war, they were phased out and usually replaced with the Murphy B40 receivers in the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. However, in the Royal Canadian Navy, from around, 1943 they were phased out and replaced by the Canadian-built Marconi CSR5 receiver.

The receivers are excellent performers considering the state of technology in the late 30's to 40's.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.06-0.42 / 0.5-30 MHz in six bands
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW  
Sensitivity
CW below 11 MHz: 1-2 µV (20 dB S/N)
CW above 11 MHz: 1.5-4 µV (20 dB S/N)
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Single conversion superheterodyne, 11 tubes
IF-frequencies
465 KHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Hi-Z
Impedance
100 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
85 W @ 250 VAC
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
405 × 310 × 420 mm (15.94 × 12.20 × 16.54 in)
Weight
37.00 kg (81.6 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx
MPN
MARCONI-CR000100-1/8

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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