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The basic receiver is digitally controlled but has no microprocessor. Standard configuration tuned DC to 30 MHz. Performance in the LF range is very good. IF bandwidths of 0.3, 1, 3.2, 8 and 16 kHz are standard. Standard receiving modes are AM, FM, CW, USB and LSB. ISB is listed as an option but the only radios I have seen for sale without ISB were stripped their SSB cards. A variety of options like a tracking pre-selector, RS-232 or GPIB remote control and 1 Hz tuning resolution were available. These radios were expensive, especially when you add certain options.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m  2000m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
1 / 10 / 100 Hz, 1 / 10 kHz
Memories
None

Receiver

RX-range
0.05-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   ISB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
0.3 / 1 / 3.2 / 6 / 16 kHz
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
483 × 133 × 493 mm (19.02 × 5.24 × 19.41 in)
Weight
15.75 kg (34.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 198x and 199x in USA

Other features

Usage
Military communication
Features + options
Audio and RF/IF
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5337
MPN
WATKINS-JOHNSON-WJ-008718-2

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  • USD 597.00

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