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Panasonic RF-799

Portable Shortwave Broadcast Receiver Rating (1-5): HH (2)
Made In: Japan 1982-1985 Voltages: 110~127/220~240 VAC
Coverage:See Comments Readout: Digital LCD 5.
Modes: AM Selectivity: 4 kHz
Circuit: Single Conversion Physical: 11.4x6.6x2.6" 4 Lbs.
Features: Mini Head. Jack, 10 Memories, Carry Handle, Lock, Keypad, Up-Down Tuning, Clock, LED Tune Indicator, Record Jack, Tone, Dial Lamp, Dial Lamp Switch, External Antenna Input.
New Price: $240-300 Used Price: $80-100
Comments: Ranges:  .153-.281, .53-1.61, 2.3-2.935, 2.94-3.575, 3.58-4.215, 4.54-5.175, 5.82-6.455, 7.1-7.735. 9.5-10.135, 11.58-12.215, 15.1-15.735, 17.5-18.135, 21.34-21.975 and 25.5-26.135 MHz plus FM. Operates from four C and two AA cells. The RF-799LBS and RF-799LBE are European versions.
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Panasonic RF-2600

General Coverage Portable Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: Japan 1979-1981 Voltages: 110-125/220-240 VAC
Coverage: See Comments Readout: Digital Fluor. 1.
Modes: AM/SSB-CW Selectivity: 6/4 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 13.5x9.3x4.6" 7 Lbs.
Features: Mini Head. Jack, S-Meter, BFO, MPX Output, FM AFC, Bass, Treble, Shoulder Strap, Record Jack, Two Tuning Rates, Dial Lamp, Dial Lamp Switch, RF Gain, Calibrator, External Antenna Input.
New Price: $200-250 Used Price: $150-230
Comments: Ranges:  .525-16.1, 3.9-10, 10-16, 16-22 and 22-28 MHz plus FM. Also operates from six D cells. Sold in Europe as model DR26.
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