RigPix logo

Drake logo


Back to main

Back to Drake

Next receiver


Copyright logo


Last modified 2018-03-02

Drake R-8E

A picture of Drake R-8E

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:HF/(VHF) receiver
Frequency range:0.1-30 MHz (35-55 / 108-174 MHz option)
Tuning steps:10 / 100 Hz, 1 KHz
Mode:AM/Synchro-AM/FM/SSB/CW/RTTY
Channels/memory management:100 regular in 10 blocks with scanning
Power supply:Mains: 90-110 / 108-132 / 180-220 / 216-264 VAC
or 11-16 VDC
Current drain/power consumption:Max 40 W @ mains
Max 2 A @ 13.8 VDC
Antenna impedance/connector:Ant-1: 50 ohms / SO-239
Ant-2: 50/500 ohms / Spring terminals
Converter: 50 ohms / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):334*134*330 mm (13.15*5.28*12.99")
Weight:5.9 Kg (13.01 lbs)
Other features:Notch filter. 24hr clock and timer. RS-232C




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 45 MHz
2nd IF: 50 KHz
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB S+N/N)
0.1-30 MHz: 1.5 uV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.8 uV (preamp on)
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.8-30 MHz: 0.5 uV
SSB/CW (10 dB S+N/N)
0.1-30 MHz: 0.5 uV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.25 uV (preamp on)
Selectivity: AM/SSB/CW/RTTY
6 / 4 / 2.3 / 1.8 / 0.5 KHz (-6 dB)
12 / 8 / 4.5 / 3.6 / 1.5 KHz (-60 dB)
FM
12 KHz (-6 dB)
25 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:80 dB
AF output power/speaker:2.5 W at 10% distortion / 4 ohms
External speaker connector:", 4-8 ohms




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:USA, 199x-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:This is the european version of the original R-8.
Related documents:Service manual (7.8 MB)
Modifications:
Reviews:
Options/Accessories:
?
MS-8
VHF converter. 35-55 / 108-174 MHz
External speaker. 4 ohms, 2.5 W