Racal RA-117

Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Communications Receiver Type RA.117 has been designed for use as a general purpose receiver which will provide a high order of selectivity and stability. The receiver covers a frequency range from 1.0 to 30.0 Mc/s.

The receiver is designed for both bench (table) and rack mounting. The front panel is painted Light Battleship Grey (British Standard Specifcation 381C, colour 697) and has been carefully designed to minimize operator fatigue.

The chassis and major modules are of cast construction thus ensuring maximum rigidity and effective electrical screening. Each receiver is supplied with three keys to facilitate removal of the control knobs, insulated trimming tool and coaxial terminations for aerial and I.F. connections. Extra sleeves can be provided with the terminations for alternative coaxial cable sizes.

The RA.117 is basically an upgraded RA-17L.

Frequency range

RX-range
1-30 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
Afterwarm-up, overall drift is less than 50 c/s per hour under conditions of constant supply voltage and ambient temperature.
Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
-
Sensitivity
A1 reception, bandwidth 3 Kc/s; 1µV for 18dB signal-to-noise ratio.
A2 reception, 30% modulated, bandwidth 3 Kc/s; 3µV for 18dB signal-to-noise ratio.
Selectivity
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
1 W @ 5% THD

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
75 / 2000Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
100-125V and 200-250V, 45-65 c/s.
Current drain RX
100W approx.
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
482 × 267 × 510 mm (18.98 × 10.51 × 20.08 in) rack mounted
Weight
28.00 kg (61.8 lbs) rack mounted
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx in Great Britain
MPN
RACAL-RA-000117

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Automatic Volume Control
Accessories
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2009 EUR 75.00 Used / Okay Pd2juz

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