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The Milspec 1030 followed the Signal/One CX-7 and Signal/One CX-11 top-of-the-line transceivers made by Signal/One. The "introductory" price of the radio shown above was USD 5740.00. As its name and pricetag suggest, the Milspec 1030 was manufactured to unusually high quality standards.

Introduced in 1981, The Milspec 1030 was an effort to upstage the popular Collins KWM-380 transceiver with a second-generation synthesizer design.

The Milspec 1030's front panel clearly resembles that of the KWM-380, with front-mounted speaker, meter, button, knob and display layouts closely mimicing the Collins styling. The large black power toggle switch is identical to that used in the Collins.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
1 ppm/month, 1 Hz/°C after 15 min. warm-up at 25°C typical
Tuning steps
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Memories
9 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
10 kHz - 30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB   AFSK  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV (-118 dBm or better) for 10 dB S:N
Selectivity
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Filters
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Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 40.455 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
80 dB
Audio output
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Transmitter

TX-range
1.6-30 MHz
Modulations
CW   USB   LSB   AFSK  
RF-output
150 W (200 W high power option)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
12-15V DC or mains
Current drain RX
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TX
Max 40 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
412 × 198 × 452 mm (16.22 × 7.80 × 17.80 in)
Weight
22.70 kg (50.1 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1981 and 1984 in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Dual VFO. Full QSK Computer control
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3970
MPN
SIGNAL/ONE-MILSPEC-001030

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New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Signal/One Milspec 1030 is around:

  • USD 5773.00

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2021 USD 5780.00 New / Good Calvin

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