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National NC-60

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH(3)
Made In: United States 1959-1964 Voltages: 110-120 VAC or 110-120 VDC
Coverage: 540 - 31000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 5 Tubes. Physical: 13.5x7.675x8.675" 12 Lbs. 343x195x220mm 5.4 kg
Circuit Complement: 12BE6 Osc/Converter, 12BA6 IF Amp/CW Osc, 12AV6 Detector/AVC/1st Audio Amp, 50C5 Power Amp and 35W4 Rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack Speaker 5" Bandspread 0-100 Standby Dial Lamp
New Price: $60 Used Price: $40-70
Comments: Ranges: .55-1.6, 1.6-4.5, 4-12, and 10.5-31 MHz. The 0-100 bandspread is the top scale on the radio with the small pointer. This receiver was produced in both blue and gray cabinets.
Variants: Model NC-60 Special A and NC-60 Special B differences are unknown.

National NC-98

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5):
Made In: United States 1954-1956 Voltages: 105-130 VAC 50-60 Hz
Coverage: 540 - 40000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity: 3 position 5.2-.2 kHz
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 9 Tubes. Physical: 16.5x8.75x10.5" 30 Lbs. 419x222x269mm 13.6 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BA6 RF Amp, 6BE6 Mixer, 6C4 Osc, 6BD6 1st IF Amp, 6BD6 2nd IF Amp, 6AL5 2nd Detector/AGC/ANL, 12AX7 1st Audio/CW Osc., 6AQ5 Audio Output, 5Y3GT Rectifier. One RF and two IF Stages.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Phono Input Jack Antenna Trimmer RF Gain Pitch Tone HI/LO Bandspread Standby Dial Lamp Sensitivity Hinged Top Cover
Accessories: NC-98TS Speaker, NFM-83-50 FM Adapter
New Price: $150 Used Price: $70-120
Comments: Ranges:  .54-1.6, 1.6-4.7, 4.7-14, and 14-40 MHz. Bandspread: 3.5-4, 6.9-7.3, 14-14.35, 20.4-21.5 and 27-30 MHz. The NC-98 is similar to the NC-88 but with S-Meter and Crystal Filter.
Variants: Model NC-98SW is an SWL version with bandspread calibrated for the 17, 19, 25, 31 and 49 shortwave meter bands.
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