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Racal RA6790/GM

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: United States 1979-1988 Voltages: 110/120/200/240 VAC
Coverage: 500-30000 kHz Readout: Digital LCD 0.001
Modes: AM/LSB/USB/CW/FM Selectivity: 20/6/3.2/1/.3 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 19x5.25x18.5" 32 Lbs.
Features: " Head. Jack, S/AF Indicator, Keypad, 3 Tuning Rates, AGC, Mute, Rack Handles, IF Out Jack, Lock, BFO, BITE, RF Gain, Line Out Jacks (2), External Speaker Jack.
Accessories: LF Extension, VLF Extension, I.F. Converter, Very NBFM, MA6004 Control Unit, ISB 2 Channel, ISB 4 Channel, Ext. Ref. Jack, High Stability Option, Serial Port.
New Price: $5000-6000 Used Price: $800-1600
Comments: The earlier model RA6790 is similar, but without LED on the front panel for Fault. Often sold on the surplus market without any I.F. filters.
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