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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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Memories
None

Receiver

RX-range
160-10 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
0.35 µV for 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity
SSB: 2.4 kHz
CW/RTTY: 400 Hz
Filters
400 Hz optional
Receiver system
Single conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
9.00165 MHz
Image rejection
≥ 60 dB
Audio output
3 W into 4 Ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
160-10 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
RF-output
100 W on all bands

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

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

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Full QSK
VOX
Noise blanker
Break-in CW
IF-gain adjust
RF-gain adjust
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4128
MPN
SWAN-(CUBIC)-ASTRO-000103

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Swan ASTRO-103 Owner's Operation Manual PDF - 2.47 MB, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

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Cubic Astro 103 Excellent Transceiver 6 years ago by K5LRS

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