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 Post subject: Re: My Goodwill Kenwood R-2000
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 3:35 am 
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A marine coastal hf station in Venezuela (iirc) for years had rack mounted r2000s tuned to different freqs for their service, and they served admirably, albeit with an optional cw filter installed. On the whole 1kc tuning note, that's my fav tuning step for hf ssb/digital. 5kc for am.


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 Post subject: Re: My Goodwill Kenwood R-2000
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 3:18 pm 
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I truly think it is an underrated receiver- for a listening machine, it's a dream. If I want hardcore signal digging/DX, I will use my ICOM R-71A. But for nice, mellow sound quality for listening? It's dynamite. As is the RIT mod.

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 Post subject: Re: My Goodwill Kenwood R-2000
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 3:37 pm 
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There were some really nice shortwave receivers from that era; they were often inspired by the receiver section of a company's transceiver. I have a Kenwood R-5000 along with Icom R-70 and R-71A receivers that trace their origin to transceivers produced by the company. But often these types of receivers were equipped with additional features missing from the transceiver such as the Drake R-7 (matches the TR-7) and Kenwood R-820 (matches the TS-820) which were designed to integrate with their matching transceivers and add additional receiver performance and features. Yaesu also made some popular and some decent shortwave receivers during this time although they appear further removed from the company's transceiver circuitry.

It was a second golden era for shortwave but the loss of material seems to be accelerating. I saw a note last week where Radio Australia has shut down their shortwave broadcast service joining many others in recent years.

Rodger WQ9E


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 Post subject: Re: My Goodwill Kenwood R-2000
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 7:36 pm 
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I think most desktop receivers of this vintage were often good to excellent in performance and quality.

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