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Reviews Categories | Specialized Amateur Communication Products | Hamtronics RWWV 10 Megahertz WWV Receiver Help


Reviews Summary for Hamtronics RWWV 10 Megahertz WWV Receiver
Hamtronics RWWV   10 Megahertz WWV Receiver Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $119.00 plus shipping
Description: This is a single frequency receiver tuned to 10 Megahertz WWV. Available as kit or factory wired and tested.
Product is in production.
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KB0XR Rating: 4/5 Dec 14, 2004 05:58 Send this review to a friend
An Expensive Gadget but Handy  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I was browsing the Hamtronics website and came across this little item on sale. It's a single frequency receiver tuned to WWV 10 megahertz. It was available factory wired in an enclosure with wall wart for $119.99 plus shipping. On a lark, I ordered it and got it in about 5 days. I've used WWV for at least 40 years using a variety of receivers. This little baby is hot. Using a piece of test lead wire as an antenna, WWV came booming into the shack.

Pro:

small size
very sensitive
2 controls: off/on + volume


Con

The wall wart is hard wired into the enclosure and the power wire runs through a hole in the aluminum case. Why not a power jack or at least use a grommet in the hole. I won't be moving it around much but it just looks cheap/amateurish.

The antenna connection on the rear is a BNC. Who the hell keeps BNC connectors around? Not me. I managed to dig up a BNC/SO 239 adaptor out of the junk box to connect a longer antenna. It should be UHF connector from the factory or maybe even a binding post for a random wire.

It's a lot of money for a limited use item.




 


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