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The Racal RA.17L is a shortwave communications receiver. The 1st version started in 1957. Often it is called the British pendant to the Collins R-390. There are supposed being build more than 10.000 receivers of the various version of RA.17. The RA. 17 (Mk1) was the first professional receiver using the Wadley-loop design.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
Less than 50hz/hr drift after warm up under constant supply and temperature conditions.
Tuning steps
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Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
13 khz @-6db
6.5 khz @-6db
3 khz @-6db
1.2 khz @-6db
300 hz @-6db
100 hz @-6db
Filters
13 / 6.5 / 3 / 1.2 / 0.3 / 0.1 kHz
Receiver system
Double/triple conversion, 23 tubes
IF-frequencies
40 kHz
2.5 kHz
Image rejection
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Audio output
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Connections

Antenna
Burndept
Impedance
75Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
480 × 265 × 510 mm (18.90 × 10.43 × 20.08 in)
Weight
30.50 kg (67.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1957 and 19xx in Great Britain

Other features

Usage
Military communication
Features + options
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Accessories
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RigReference ID
3694
MPN
RACAL-RA-000017L

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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
top radio 5 years ago by Henk
Nice radio 5 years ago by deactivated user
The best receiver I had. 11 years ago by Kees

New and second-hand prices

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  • EUR 5.00

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1983 EUR 350.00 Used / Good Kees

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