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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | Zenith Trans Oceanic - Royal 7000/D7000Y Help

Reviews Summary for Zenith Trans Oceanic - Royal 7000/D7000Y
Zenith Trans Oceanic - Royal 7000/D7000Y Reviews: 2 Average rating: 2.5/5 MSRP: $299.00
Description: Zenith 11 band SW portable receiver
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W8ZNX Rating: 0/5 Feb 4, 2009 02:20 Send this review to a friend
not a amateur receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
as a ham receiver its awful,
just try to use it on 40 cw

as a swl receiver its not so bad
but this category is receivers vintage amaterur
not receivers vintage swl
W8GTX Rating: 5/5 Aug 17, 2005 00:27 Send this review to a friend
The last American made portable SW receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is the successor to the 1000/3000 series Trans Oceanic and really the last well made American portable SW receiver. While this radio isn't quite as elegant looking as the 3000 series IMHO, it is a better performer and doesn't suffer the cosmetic issues or other short comings of the earlier model.
This model (there were actually 3 different chassis groups for this model) has better selectivity as well as an added wide/narrow filter choice, BFO, meter for batt & signal and added the 15m amat band along with the 13m international BC band. Also the VHF weather band has been added. The earlier chassis has one channel weather capability with a crystal, the latter chassis is tunable in the weather portion of the VHF band.

This radio sounds somewhat better, more dynamic than it's earlier cousin the 1000/3000 series. Sensitivity seems about the same but as stated the 7000 is more selective in a crowded band. The built in BFO works well but gets very touchy in the higher frequencies. The cabinet used in this series is also far more durable than the earlier 1000/3000 series. Things to watch for are the latter versions used vinyl sides that tend to come unglued. Other than that there aren't too many flaws with this radio. In the Zenith tradition this is also a hard wired "point to point" chassis.

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