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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | Collins R388/URR (51J) Help


Reviews Summary for Collins R388/URR (51J)
Collins R388/URR (51J) Reviews: 11 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $1200-1464
Description: General coverage receiver used by the US Defense Department
from 1952 until the early 1960's
Product is not in production.
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W7ITC Rating: 5/5 Aug 15, 2002 16:01 Send this review to a friend
Great receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
You hear so much about the 75A's but not much
about the 51J's or in this cause the R388/URR
(51J3) These are excellent receivers a well
tweaked radio can keep up with modern solid state
receivers. The radio does not use any hard to
get tubes, and it is very easy to maintain in
peek condition. I have several MilSpec receivers
including the storied R390A/URR. The R388 is my hands down favorite. It's only short coming is it
does not have a product detector so SSB reception
operator intensive. I do have an ELDICO SBA-1
SSB adapter when I retune it for the R388's IF output frequency it SSB reception is vastly improved. Take a look at this radio you will like
it.
 
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