Yaesu FR-50B

Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Yaesu FR-50B came with a slightly unusual RCA antenna connector. Most users replaced it with a more common SO239 (as in the image above). The screw terminals on the back are for speakers and MUTE functions.
Stability was actually good for being all tube radio. Selectivity was poor by today's standard. It was just OK back then.

There was an option to have an crystal controller fixed channel switches (located on right of the frequency display window).

It is uncertain whether or not the rig supported AM mode. Can anyone confirm?

General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?

Receiver

RX-range
80-10 m + WWV option
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
SSB: ≤ 0.5 µV S/N 10 dB
AM: ≤ 1 µV S/N 10 dB
Selectivity
1.5 kHz @ -6 dB
5 kHz @ -50 dB
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
≥ 50 dB
Audio output
1 W for 8 Ohm / 600 Ohm

Connections

Antenna
RCA
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
N/A
TX
-

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1969 and 1973 in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
335 × 153 × 260 mm (13.19 × 6.02 × 10.24 in)
Weight
8.00 kg (17.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
?
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
BFO
Accessories
?
MPN
YAESU-FR-000050B

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2009 GBP 35.00 Used / Good ledtoe

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