Swan (Cubic) Astro-103

HF Transceiver

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Compared with the previous Swan (Cubic) Astro-102BXA this model adds RTTY, a separate receive antenna input and all band coverage from 160 to 10 meters, including 10, 18 and 24.5 MHz.

Frequency range

RX-range
160-10 m + WARC
TX-range
160-10 m + WARC
HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Filters
400 Hz optional

Receiver

Modulations
CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
0.35 µV for 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity
SSB: 2.4 kHz
CW/RTTY: 400 Hz
Receiver system
Single conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
9.00165 MHz
Image rejection
≥ 60 dB
Audio output
3 W into 4 Ohms

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
RF-Output
100 W on all bands

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12-14V DC
Current drain RX
1.8 A
TX
20 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
362 × 162 × 337 mm (14.25 × 6.38 × 13.27 in)
Weight
10.60 kg (23.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1980 and 198x in USA
MPN
SWAN-(CUBIC)-ASTRO-000103

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Full QSK
VOX
Noise blanker
Break-in CW
IF-gain adjust
RF-gain adjust
Accessories
?

Reviews & stories

Cubic Astro 103 Excellent Transceiver

Swan (Cubic) Astro-103, HF Transceiver

I have had this radio for sometime. I have owned a lot of Swan radios over the years, but to me, this was the best of the lot. Very stable vfos and great audio. I was lucky to run across this radio. I traded my Drake TR7A and accessories to get it.....that is how much I think of this radio. I love the passband tuning and the receive audio is outstanding. I continually get compliments on the transmit audio as well. A great old time first generation solid state radio.

Written by K5LRS on Jul 28, 2013

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Performance
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Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2010
USD 0.00

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