Racal RA-1217 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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Wadley loop design
Transistorised H.F. communications receiver.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.98-30 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
±50 Hz over an eight hour period at constant ambient temperature and humidity after 2 hours from switching on. Better than 50 Hz per degree Centigrade at constand humidity after 2 hours from switching on.
Tuning steps
-
Filters
0.2 / 1.2 / 3.0 / 6.5 / 13 kHz

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB   DSB  
Sensitivity
CW / SSB: 1 µV for 15 dB S/N
AM / DSB: 30% modulated at 400 Hz: 3 µV for 15 dB S/N
Selectivity
0.5-13 kHz
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
455 kHz
100 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Proprietary
Impedance
75Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains (100-125 / 200-250V) or 21-27V DC
Current drain RX
10 VA approx.
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
406 × 89 × 482.5 mm (15.98 × 3.50 × 19.00 in)
Weight
13.60 kg (30.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1972 and 19xx in Great Britain

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Automatic Gain Control
Accessories
-

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My opinion about RA-1217

Racal RA-1217, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Beeing a ham radio operator for over 30-years and having a lot of HF receivers to compare,I must say that it wasn't a best Racal product.Rather noisy,low IP3 .Stability is good thanks to Wadley loop.The designers from Racal have tried to build a transistorized version of RA-117,but it wasn't the same as this great tube rig !.For example RF input is a typical bipolar transistor... I sell my RA-1217 quicker then I bought ;-)

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2006
EUR 150.00

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EUR 150.00 Good / Used 2006 radiostacja
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