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Galaxy R-530

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHH (4)
Made In: United States 1968-1972 Voltages: 115/230 VAC
Coverage: 500-30000 kHz Readout: Analog Linear
Modes: AM/USB/LSB Selectivity: 2.1/_/_ kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 17x6x14" 25 Lbs.
Features: " Head. Jack,S/AF Meter, Attenuator, Mute Line, AVC, NB, Line Output Terminals, VFO Input/Output Jack, Preselector, BFO, RF Gain, Standby, Calibrator, AGC Output Jack.
New Price: $695-895 Used Price: $520-650
Comments: A very advanced and accurate receiver for its time. Dial accuracy was 1 kHz. Very scarce. Caution: This company is no longer in business. The model R-1530 was an improved version (1972-73).

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