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Realistic DX-200

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HH (2)
Made In: Japan 1981-1983 Voltages: 120 VAC
Coverage: 150-30000 kHz¹ Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/SSB-CW Selectivity: 4 kHz
Circuit: Single Conversion Physical: 14.5x6.5x9.25"
Features: ¼" Head. Jack, S-Meter, Mute Line, ANL, Dial Lamp, Standby, Bandspread, Antenna Trimmer, Calibrator, AGC.
New Price: $230 Used Price: $80-120
Comments: Ranges: .15-.4, .52-4.5, 4.5-13 and 13-30 MHz. ¹Coverage gap from .4-.52 MHz. Bandspread bands: 3.3-4.1, 4.85-5.1, 5.75-6.25, 6.6-7.4, 8.4-10, 9.5-12.5, 13.7-14.4, 14.7-15.5, 16.8-18.1, 19.8-22 and 25.5-30 MHz.
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Realistic DX-300

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): H (1)
Made In: Japan 1979-1980 Voltages: 120 VAC 12 VDC
Coverage: 10-30000 kHz Readout: Digital LED 1.
Modes: AM/LSB/USB-CW Selectivity: 6 kHz
Circuit: Triple Conversion Physical: 14.2x6.5x9.25" 14 Lbs.
Features: ¼" Head. Jack, S-Meter, Mute Line, ANL, Dial Lamp, Standby, Fine Tuning, Audio Filter, Antenna Trimmer, AGC, RF Gain Preselector, Attenuator, Key Input Jack, Dial Lamp Switch.
New Price: $380 Used Price: $120-160
Comments: Can hold eight "C" cells for portable operation. This model lacked adequate stability and image rejection. Note that the switch for Wide/Normal/Narrow is merely an audio filter circuit and not an IF filter selection.

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