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Kenwood R-5000

Communications Receiver (1986)

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Kenwood R-5000

Specifications

Tuning Bands: AM, FM

Tuning Scale: Digital

Output: 1.5W

Dimensions: 279 x 107 x 307mm

Weight: 5.5kg

Year: 1986

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Reviewed May 31st, 2016 by Dr7zyq

This radio is excellent but has a couple of weak points: the keypad can develope bounce and the potting compound on a section of the i.f. board (I believe it is) can become conductive and cause the digital readout to blank. It uses a filtering circuit which places the filters into series, effectively stacking them, and improving the skirt selectivity over receivers using single filter circuits. Generally, this receiver is a pleasure to operate.

 

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