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Kenwood R-5000

General Coverage Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: Japan 1987-1996 Voltages: 120 VAC
Coverage: 100-30000 kHz Readout: Digital Phos. 0.01
Modes: AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW Selectivity: 6/2/_/_ kHz
Circuit: Triple Conversion Physical: 10.6x3.8x10.6" 12 Lbs.
Features: " Head. Jack, S-Meter, Attenuator, Tone Control, Dual NB, Record Jack, Dual Clock-Timer, Tilt Bar, Dimmer, Squelch, Dual VFOs, 100 Memories, Record Activation, Dial Lock, Scan, Sweep, AGC, Mute Terminals, Carry Handle, Notch, IF Shift.
Accessories: DCK-2 12 VDC Kit, SP-430 Speaker, VC-20 VHF Converter, YG-88C 500 Hz Filter, YK-88CN 270 Hz CW Filter, YK-88A1 6 kHz AM Filter, YK-88SN 1.8 kHz SSB Filter, SP-430 Speaker, VS-1 Voice Synthesizer, IF-232/IC-10 Interface.
New Price: $799-1019 Used Price: $450-490
Comments: The 2x5 keypad format takes some time to get used to. The keyboard tends to develop "key bounce" after several years of use, but otherwise a very reliable set. The optional VC-20 VHF converter covers 108-174 MHz in all modes. The R-5000 is double conversion in all modes but FM.
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