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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Barlow Wadley XCR-30 Help

Reviews Summary for Barlow Wadley XCR-30
Barlow Wadley XCR-30 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $269
Description: The historically significant Barlow Wadley XCR-30 portable receiver was designed and built in South Africe by Dr. T.L. Wadley. This radio has a linear analog display and covers 500 - 30000 kHz with up to 2.5 kHz accuracy when using built-in crystal calibrator. Has cool, pull up band chart. The rear panel folds down to reveal battery compartment and cirucuit. Requires six D cells (not supplied. The top has jacks for antenna and ground. The user has added two antenna jacks to the back panel.
Product is in production.
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G7JUR Rating: 5/5 Oct 8, 2014 14:47 Send this review to a friend
A great one off  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Got this radio for just 90 UK pounds sterling.
Had to replace all the carbon composition resistors
as they had gone out of spec.
A bit of readjustment in places.
This radio works using the Wadley loop, and is the only portable to use it.
And it is the best portable radio I have used for the shortware bands, and great on SSB.
Not only that it draws just 25mA from 6 X D cells. So will go on for nearly ever, on a set of batteries.
VK3DWZ Rating: 4/5 Aug 12, 2008 21:34 Send this review to a friend
Classic Communications Portable Receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was lucky to obtain a good used one, about 10 years ago, for just $A50 -- just see what they go for now one-bay! I first saw this set back in 1976 and fell in love with it. Alas, it was just too expensive at the time. The set is a real classic in more ways than one. Very good (analog) readout (for the time) and excellent sensitivity. Indeed, I sometimes prefer it to our R-390A. Ours comes with a near-useless FM tuner. The sound is far from 'hi-fi', but it will do. If you can get one of these sets at a reasonable price, don't hesitate!
ZR1PJA Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2007 07:14 Send this review to a friend
Best piece of History  Time owned: more than 12 months
A shack is not complete without this receiver. A great piece of radio history to have. My is used almost daily for broadcast bands. Fun too use and built like a tank

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