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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Lafayette BCR 101 Receiver Help

Reviews Summary for Lafayette BCR 101 Receiver
Lafayette BCR 101 Receiver Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $299 when new
Description: 6 Band Receiver LW/HF
Product is not in production.
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VR2XMQ Rating: 3/5 Nov 9, 2003 06:15 Send this review to a friend
fair, many better!  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Lafayette BCR 101 General Coverage Receiver is a general coverage receiver covering LW up to 30MHz in 6 bands. This is a table top receiver.

It is a Japanese OEM product of the mid 70s relabelled as Lafayette BCR 101, originally sold in Japan as the Kentec BCL 1, the Japanese cousin looks and works exactly the same.

It has a drum type frequency display similar to the QR 666 of trio or the R 300 of Kenwood, except it is a single drum.

The VFO is dual concentric, the inner knob for fast tuning acroos the bands whilst the outer knob being for bandspread. It has an on board vaiable noise blanker which was quite affective in it's day. Provides an eliptical speaker and has AM/SSB mode provision together with a bandwidth switch and built in crystal calibrator.

These units are pretty scarce. Many of them exhibited many problems and exhibited multiple failures. It is an entirely transistor and IC made unit and has no tubes.

Audio is fair but the rx was able to overload. I think the DX 200 from realistic came from the same stable.

The performance can only be discribed as fair.

The appearance is quite nice, but it is extremely difficult to find one fuly functional and in prestine condition, not for someone who wants a relaible unit. It is more likely that collectors will look for this radio only.

It has built in ferite rod antenna for MW and antenna terminals for HF are scew type speaker terminals no coaxial antenna socket is provided and there is no Voltage adjustment, the in board supply is flat 110V, it can be run from DC and there are provisions for tape recorder. It has a pot called tracking which is basically the HF preselector.

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