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The Drake TR-4C is an HF amateur band transceiver covering 80 through 10 meters (some sources say 160-10 m) in seven 600 kHz ranges. Modes include USB, LSB, CW and AM. Input power is 300 watts PEP SSB, 260 watts AM/SSB. The accurate VFO provides 1 kHz analog dial. VOX or PTT may be selected. Other refinements include: CW side tone oscillator, crystal calibrator, VFO indicator light, CW semi break-in, VOX or PTT for AM or SSB, heavy irritated cadmium plated chassis, separate USB and LSB filters and 1.7:1 filter shape factor. The right panel has various jacks including: headphones, mic and key.

General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
Overall drift after warm-up: less than 100 Hz
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
?

Receiver

RX-range
80-10 m (no WARC)
Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
<0,5 µV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity
2.1 kHz (-6 dB)
3.6 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
1st: 9 MHz
Image rejection
> 60 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
80-10 m (no WARC)
Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-output
SSB: 300 W PEP, AM: 260 W PEP (both input)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
?

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
?
Weight
?
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
2603
MPN
DRAKE-TR-000004C

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New and second-hand prices

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  • USD 34.00 ~ USD 49.00

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Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 50.00 Used / Okay Ashy Asher
2006 USD 325.00 Used / Good DMW

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