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A very extensive range of variants of the WJ-8617 was produced, no less than 50 (!) versions have been counted. The various types range in configuration, options and coverage. As the version number is rarely printed on the front and only occasionally handwritten on the rear, finding which is which is a challenge.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
100 Hz
Memories
?

Receiver

RX-range
20-500 MHz (1100 MHz with FE option)
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
5 selectable IF-bandwidths (optional)
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains (110, 120/220, 240 V AC, 47-400 Hz)
Current drain RX
100 W
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
483 × 134 × 457 mm (19.02 × 5.28 × 17.99 in)
Weight
22.70 kg (50.1 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1982 and 198x in USA

Other features

Usage
Military communication
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5682
MPN
WATKINS-JOHNSON-WJ-008617B-SERIES

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Rating Title Submitted
Great receiver 4 years ago by kenwheeler55

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Watkins-Johnson WJ-8617B series. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Watkins-Johnson WJ-8617B series is around:

  • USD 657.00

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2014 USD 800.00 Used / Poor kenwheeler55

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