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Lafayette HA-225

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HH (2)
Made In: Japan 1964-1966 Voltages: 117 VAC 60 Hz
Coverage: 150-54000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/SSB-CW Selectivity:
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 14 Tubes. Physical: 17 x 7.5 x 10" 23 Lbs. 432x191x254mm 10.4 kg
Circuit Complement: 6AQ8 6M RF Amp, 6BL8 6M Mixer/6M Osc, 6BA6 RF Amp, 6BE6 Mixer, 6AQ8 Q-Mult/Calibrator, 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6AL5 AM Detector/ANL, 6BE6 Product Detector, 6AQA8 1st AF Amp/BFO, 6AQ5 AF Output, 0A2 Voltage Regulator and 6CA4 Rectifier.
Features: • Ό" Head. Jack • S-Meter • Dial Lamp • Antenna Trimmer • RF Gain • ANL • Bandspread • Calibrator 100 kHz² • Mute • MVC/AVC • Standby • Speaker Terminals • BFO • Q-Multiplier • Line Out 500 ohms
Accessories: HE-48A Speaker, Crystal for Calibrator
New Price: $120-130 Used Price: $65-110
Comments: Ranges: .15-.4, 1.6-4.8, 4.8-14.5, 10.5-30 and 48-54 MHz. Ή Note the gap of the MW band from .4-1.6 MHz and the gap from 30 to 48 MHz. Bandspread ranges: 3.5-3.7, 3.7-3.94, 7-7.17, 7.17-7.35, 14-14.4, 21-21.5 and 28-30 MHz. A separate SO-239 antenna jack is provided for 6 meters. Requires a speaker. Lafayette #99A2523WX. ²The crystal for the calibrator is optional.

Lafayette HA-230

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HH (2)
Made In: Japan 1964-1966 Voltages: 110-220 VAC 50/60 Hz
Coverage: 550 - 30000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/SSB-CW Selectivity: ± 2.6 kHz
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 9 Tubes. Physical: 15 x 7.5 x 10.2" 21 Lbs. 380x190x260mm 9.5 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amplifier, 6BE6 Mixer, 6BE6 Local Oscillator, 6AV6 Q Multiplier/BFO, 6BA6 First IF Amplifier, 6BA6 Second IF Amplifier, 6AV6 Detector/ ANL/First Audio, 6AQ5 Audio Output, 5Y3 (5CG4) RectifierOne RF and two IF stages.
Features: • Ό" Head. Jack • S-Meter • BFO • Q-Multiplier • IF Gain • ANL • Bandspread • Antenna Trimmer • Mute • Dial Lamp • Standby • AVC ON/OFF
Accessories:HE-48A Speaker
New Price: $70-90 Used Price: $80-150
Comments: Ranges:  .55-1.6, 1.6-4.8, 4.8-14.5 and 10.5-30 MHz. Bandspread for 80 through 10 meters. Requires a speaker. Always-on filament voltages on mixer and oscillator improve stability (otherwise electrically identical to the HE-30). Lafayette #99-2522WX.
Variants: Model KT-340 kit form $75. Lafayette #99-2521WX. Electrically identical to the HE-30 but with always-on filament voltages on mixer and oscillator.

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