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Realistic DX-302

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HH (2)
Made In: Japan 1981-1982 Voltages: 120 VAC 12 VDC
Coverage: 10-30000 kHz Readout: Digital LED 1.
Modes: AM/LSB/USB-CW Selectivity: 7/5 kHz
Circuit: Triple Conversion Physical: 14.2x6.5x9.25" 14 Lbs.
Features: " Head. Jack, S-Meter, Mute Line, ANL, Dial Lamp, Standby, Fine Tuning, Key Input Jack, Attenuator, Antenna Trimmer, Preselector, Dial Lamp Switch, Record Jack, AGC.
New Price: $400 Used Price: $180-240
Comments: Can hold eight "C" cells for portable operation. This model lacked adequate stability and image rejection. Note that, unlike the DX-300, the switch for Wide/Narrow on the DX-302 is for a true IF filter selection.
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Realistic DX-394

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: China 1995-1998 Voltages: 120 VAC 12 VDC
Coverage:150-30000 kHz Readout: Digital LCD 0.1
Modes: AM/LSB/USB/CW Selectivity: 7.2/6/5.7 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 9.125x3.5x7.8" 5 Lbs.
Features: " Head. Jack, S-Meter, VRIT Tuning, Dial Lamp, Keypad, NB, Fine Tuning, Clock, 5-Event Timer, Scan, Sweep, Standby, Lock, Record Jack, Sleep Timer, Four Tuning Steps.
New Price: $250-400 Used Price: $140-175
Comments: The bandwidths are mode-dependent. The AC power supply is built in. A telescopic antenna is also featured.
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