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Author Topic: regen vs direct conversion receiver  (Read 8539 times)
W3TTT
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 07:00:53 AM »

One older radio that surprised me enough, that I ended up with more than a few, is the Realistic (Radio Shack) DX-150/160 series of receivers.
"bang for the buck"
Welcome to the hobby, friend.
ron N4UE

I loved my little DX-150.  Seventh and Eight grade, I spent hours SWL DXing.  Put a dipole on top of the house.  1967-8 sunspot peak (although I did not realize it at the time!) Wallpapered my bedroom with the QSLs.

Joe W3TTT
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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2017, 10:07:01 AM »

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After the war, many hams used old WWII  RAL and RAK receivers for CW, with excellent results.  They were the ultimate HF regen.

I have both 1934 RCA designs here, mine is a late WW2 RAL-7, and they sure are great on CW. I use it on the ham bands and the high selectivity two stage tuneable RF plus the sharp audio filters have allowed me many DX and contest Q's even thru pileups. The excellent audio limiter is better than many AGC's and the signal is so clean, if it was transmitted that way, and a pleasure to copy.

The downside is the 69# RX and 41# PS which give them full boat anchor relevance Roll Eyes

Carl
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