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The Sony CRF-320 Horizon Master is a double conversion, quartz synthesized digital receiver. It covers 150-30000 kHz to include longwave, medium wave and all shortwave frequencies. It also receives the FM band. The 4.75 inch speaker delivers full sound. Enhancements include: ¼ inch headphone Jack, S/Battery Meter, Bass, Treble, RF Gain, Dial Lamp, Clock Timer, Noise Blanker, Dial Adjust, Local-DX Switch, Carry Handle, Record Jack, Aux. Input Jack, Muting and Antenna Trimmer. The model CRF-320K was similar, but with slide-out cassette deck. The later model CRF-320A featured an LCD rather than the mechanical digital clock found in the CRF-320.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous

Receiver

RX-range
150-400 / 530-1605 kHz
1.6-30 / 87.5-108 MHz
Modulations
AM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
W-FM: 1.8 µV (30 dB S/N)
SW: 0.7 µV
MW: 32 µV
LW: 57 µV
Selectivity
FM: ≥ 70 dB
AM: 16 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double/triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
SW: 45.145 MHz / 455 kHz
FM: 10.7 MHz
MW/LW: 455 kHz
Image rejection
W-FM: 60 dB @ 104 MHz AM: 55 dB @1.605 MHz, 80 dB @ 360 kHz
Audio output
2 W internal speaker

Connections

Antenna
Clamps / screws + Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in telescopic
Impedance
50/75Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
12V DC external, 8 x R20 batteries or mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
-

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1976 and 1980 in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
452 × 310 × 208 mm (17.80 × 12.20 × 8.19 in)
Weight
13.15 kg (29.0 lbs)
Form factor
Portable

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Quartz clock/timer
Accessories
?
MPN
SONY-CRF-000320

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Sony CRF-320 Service Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Sony CRF-320. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Sony CRF-320 is around:

  • EUR 996.00 ~ EUR 264.00
  • USD 1814.00 ~ USD 1248.00
  • DEM 55.00

These estimates are based on the following prices: (see all 5 prices)

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 1250.00 Used / Good eBay
2019 EUR 265.00 Used / Poor eBay
2019 EUR 998.00 Used / Good eBay
2016 USD 1900.00 Used / Mint eBay
1976 DEM 3998.00 New / Mint RigReference

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