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Re: Experience with R-1051B HF Receiver?

George Hoffman <rainbow@shentel.net> writes:

>Is there anyone out there who has experience with the R-1051. 

Yes, I used that radio in the Navy.  They are very good if
you use a single specific frequency, but would be very poor
for amateur use, as they would be totally awkward for tuning
a band.
They are also bad for ham use as they contain very uncommon
active components which would be impossible to replace.  

If you can get a free one, go for it just on curiousity value,
but don't pay any money bigger than a $5.00 bill.

73, Hans, K0HB
Master Chief Radioman, US Navy

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