Roberts RC-828

Handheld HF/VHF Receiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.15-30 / 87.5-108 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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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
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Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in sweep
Impedance
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Electrical

Power requirements
6V DC (4R20 / D)
Current drain RX
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TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
296 × 192 × 68 mm (11.65 × 7.56 × 2.68 in)
Weight
1.72 kg (3.8 lbs)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 200x and 200x
MPN
ROBERTS-RC-000828

Other features

Memories
45 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Digital clock with alarm/timer Stereo cassette player
Accessories
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Excellent Starter SWL Portable Radio

Roberts RC-828, Handheld HF/VHF Receiver

I purchased the Roberts RC-828 HF/VHF Receiver new for approx. 225 euros in 2005 from a dealer here in Ireland. I would describe it as a high end version of the Sangean 818 except with the addition of a cassette recorder and better quality components throughout. Unlike the Sangean the Roberts is a silver grey, metallic colour which is aesthetically more pleasing to the eye. Performance wise it is excellent on SW and SSB. However MW and FM leave a lot to be desired.
It has a separate BFO control which is handy for resolving narrow band signals. The radio also performs well receiving utility and aeronautical stations as it has complete HF frequency coverage. I have worked some rare DX with this little radio, all recorded on its handy built-in cassette recorder. The whip antenna is of a good size and easily picks up local SSB signals. For long distance DX on both SW and the amateur bands I use the accompanying 6m portable reel-wire the ANT-60 which provides excellent reception.
The Roberts RC-828 HF/VHF Receiver has now ceased production. However if you can find one second hand and in reasonably good condition my advice would be to snap it up. It is an excellent starter SWL radio. On HF and SW it certainly will not disappoint.
73
Fred EI4GMB

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2005
EUR 225.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Roberts RC-828 is around:

  • EUR 36.00
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2005 EUR 225.00 New / Mint freddymcgavin

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