Drake R8A Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

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Improvements in the "A" model include:
* Improved Ergonomics: Single key presses will select your mode and bandwidth.
* More Memories: 440 memory positions.
* Faster Scanning: Scan 40 channels per second.
* Alphanumeric Display: Program names may be displayed on the front panel.
* Display & Entry Frequencies: User programmable in kHz or MHz.
* Cabinet Feet: Front panel tilt via a metal bail.
* Event Timers/Clocks: Two Timers. The time may be programmed to remain on at all times.
* Improved AGC: The AGC has a smoother attack for improved SSB listening.
* Tone Control: Expanded control of high frequency range.
* FM Receive Mode: New highpass filter to reduce sub-audible tone squelch signals.
* Line Cord: New detachable power cord.
* Expanded RS-232 Control: Allows customized reports of frequency, mode, memory, channel, name, and signal strength.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
(RX 35-55 / 108-174 MHz with optional converter)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   AM-sync   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + Clamps / screws
Impedance
50/500Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
11-16V DC or mains
Current drain RX
Max 2 A
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
334 × 134 × 330 mm (13.15 × 5.28 × 12.99 in)
Weight
5.90 kg (13.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 199x and 2005
MPN

Other features

Memories
440 channels in 1 bank(s) @ 40 channels/second
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RS232C interface
Accessories
-

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  • USD 340.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 850.00 New / Mint 1990 bob5958
USD 685.00 Used / Mint 2010 eBay

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