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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Commercial/Military/Marine adaptable to ham use | National HRO 5 Help

Reviews Summary for National HRO 5
National HRO 5 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $250
Description: Commercial, military and ham radio receiver. Single
conversion with double tuned RF amplifier. VLF, LF and HF
coverage. Noise limiter and variable cristal filter
selectivity with included crystal phasing for heterodyne
supression. Incredible PW dial accuracy. Basic tuning units
includes general coverage and Band spread. Monoband
performance guarranted.
Product is not in production.
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N8FVJ Rating: 5/5 Jan 8, 2018 18:51 Send this review to a friend
It hears very well  Time owned: more than 12 months
This receiver is a better performer than most vintage receivers of same era- so it gets a 5 rating. I read the British used these receivers during WWII.
Only down side is it does not have a direct frequency readout. I also wish it has PP audio output, but the audio is crystal clear.
XE1ZLG Rating: 5/5 Feb 11, 2015 10:25 Send this review to a friend
6 Star performance  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this ( HRO 5 TA1 1946 ( HRO W ) on the back panel with antifungus yellow treatment on the chasis ) radio more than a year side by side with IC 7800 and 20 meter loop antenna.

First , this radio was not designed for SSB and has a long warm up, you must do antenna matching to 300-400 ohms to full sensitivity and regulate the powwer supply to avoid inestability.

This receiver with all caps changed and properly alligned can hear less than S1 signals. On the lower bands has much less noise and much easier copy than my perfect working IC 7800 ( with or without the first preamp engaded ).. I have here also a Collins R 392 that has better sensitivity than HRO5 TA1, but it gets much more easy overloaded on the lower bands with large antennas, not the case with the HRO 5TA1!

I think a 6 star would be a good rating because a 1946 receiver can outperform a 12,000 dlls 2010 IC 7800.


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