RME 6900 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The RME 6900 offers ham-band-only (1959-style) coverage of 80 through 10 meters plus WWV in a 12-tube, double-conversion receiver. Selectivity is implemented in the 57 kHz 2nd IF circuits. Price when new: USD 349.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-160m, incl. 30m + WWV
TX-range
-
HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  15m  11m (CB) 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: ?
2nd: 57 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1959 and 1962
MPN

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
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Stories & reviews

RME 6900 Nice Receiver

RME 6900, Desktop Shortwave receiver

I came into this Radio by way of trade for some
other equipment.(In Other words, I got it for Nothing) It only needed some cleaning up as the radio still played very well. It had been in storage at a Local T.V. Shop (Previous Owner)
so it was well cared for...and used very little if at all. (Your Basic Time capsule Radio)

Some notes: It has Rugged construction, Smooth Main tuning, smooth Band change switch. Styling is a bit strange, almost alien like, when compared to other radios of its era. At a glance it is very similiar to a Collins 75-A4. I wouldn't be surprised if this was made as a "knock-off" version. The Rf gain gets a little sensitive at Maximum. But that would be my only downgrade. Serial number on it is #181 Pretty early # so it was probably made in Late 1959.

73s DE NØFMO

Written by nofmo on Jul 27, 2011

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2011
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