National Company NCX-3 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
20/40/80 m
TX-range
20/40/80 m
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
5200 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
2 W

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
100 W

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
117/230V AC, 12V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
340 × 160 × 290 mm (13.39 × 6.30 × 11.42 in)
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1962 and 196x in USA

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Reviews

NCX-3 Transceiver

National Company NCX-3, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I must say that the NCX-3 is one among my favorites alongwith the Drake TR-3 and Yaesu FTdx-560. First of all for the fact that it is an all-tube rig, secondly for the early 60's cabinet design. I had to substitute the two 6GJ5A final tubes with 2 RCA's NOS since they put out only 50W (now 100W at 300mA plate current). The receiver is nice and plenty of audio. Easy to operate (CW in my case...) but it lacks of a CW sidetone like my Drake TR-3... Both my NCX-3 and NCX3-A power supply were bought complete, working and in a very nice electrical, mechanical and fisical condition. No traces of rust etc. meaning that the owner(s) kept them in a safe, clean environment. This is not a rare rig because many of them were sold in the early 60's but, should you want to have one, search for a good or mint one and you will not be disappointed. Alex, HB9DTA

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Performance
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User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2015
USD 350.00

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 Okay / Used 2014 KF0AM
USD 350.00 Good / Used 2015 alessandro.meregalli
USD 325.00 Okay / Used 2016 Minicowman
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