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Heathkit MR-1

MR-1
Amateur Communications Receiver Kit Rating (1-5):
Made In: United States 1959-1962 Voltages: 6/12/350 VDC 64W
Coverage: Ham. See Comments. Readout: Analog Lin.
Modes: AM/SSB/CW
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 8 Tubes. Physical: 12.125x6.125x10" 15 Lbs. 308x155x254mm 7 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BZ6 RF Amp, 6EA8 Mixer-Oscillator, 6BZ6 1st IF Amp, 6EA8 2nd IF Amp/S-Meter Amp, 6BE6 Product Detector, 6T8 1st Audio/Det/AVC/NL, 6AQ5 Audio Output and 0A2 Voltage Regulator. The circuit includes an RF stage, converter, two IF stages, two detectors, noise limiter, two audio stages and a voltage regulator.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter ANL Antenna Trimmer RF Gain AVC ON/OFF BFO AVC (On/Off) Mute Line Dial Lamp Speaker Out 30:1 Tune Ratio
Accessories: HP-10 Mobile PS, HP-20 AC Power Supply, AK-7 Speaker
New Price: $120-130 Kit Used Price: $50-75
Comments: Ranges: 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.35, 21- 21.5 and 28-29.7 MHz. Designed for mobile use. The MR-1 matches the MT-1 Cheyenne transmitter. Requires an external power supply.

Heathkit RX-1

RX-1
Amateur Communications Receiver Kit Rating (1-5):
Made In: United States 1958-1964 Voltages: 117 VAC 50/60 Hz 75W
Coverage: Ham. See Comments. Readout: Analog Lin.
Modes: AM/LSB/USB/CW Selectivity: 5/3/2/1/.5 kHz -6dB.
Circuit: Double Conversion Superheterodyne. 15 Tubes. Physical: 19.5x11.675x16" 52 Lbs. 495x296x406mm 23 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BZ6 RF Amp, 6CS6 1st Mixer, 12AT7 Osc-Cathode Follower, 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6CS6 2nd Mixer, 12AT7 1632-1732 kHz Crystal Osc, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6BJ7 Detector/AVC/ANL, 6CS6 Product Detector, 12AT7 1st Audio/S-Meter Amp, 6AQ5 Audio Output, 0A2 Voltage Regulator and 5V4 Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter ANL Antenna Trimmer RF Gain AVC ON/OFF BFO` Calibrator 100 kHz Mute Line Standby Dial Lamp Hinged Top Cover Notch
Accessories: AK-5 Speaker, XC-6 6 Meter Converter, XC-2 2 Meter Converter
New Price: $275-300 Kit Used Price: $70-100
Comments: Ranges: 1.8-2, 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.35, 21- 21.45, 26.96-27.23 and 28-29.7 MHz. The RX-1 is pre-calibrated for 6 and 2 meter converters. Green metal case. The RX-1 matches the TX-1 Apache transmitter.

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