lowe: SRX-30D also sold as Ham International Century 2

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This article refers to the model: SRX-30D (Lowe Electronics Ltd.; Matlock)

lowe: SRX-30D also sold as Ham International Century 2 
06.Dec.09 12:03
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According to informations from belgian site Ham International, this receiver has been produced by japanese manufacturer SEIWA.

It has been marketed by Ham International under designation CENTURY 21D, this will make the definitive link between the analogue set Century 21, also marketed by Lowe as SRX-30 and ist digital successor.

It seems, that the version equipped with the digital frequency counter never has been sold as Century 21D in the german language countries.

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Century-21D exists... 
05.Apr.11 19:43
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After a while, I came across a shortwave radio offered at eBay, in fact it's a Century-21D which has made it's way to my location, thanks to the seller Heinrich Burchardt.

This receiver seems to be identical to the advertised Lowe SRX-30D, it carries the designation Century-21D and came with an English language owner's manual, Senki Electronics Inc. is stated as the maker, but there is no precise adress.

It's an interesting receiver, a digital frequency counter version of the Century-21 which can be found more often. The operation procedure is not that easy, the MHz button let's you select the MHz of the desired frequency, the LED will glow brighter when the MHz synthesizer of the wadley loop circuit is in lock, use the main tuning dial for the kHz steps.

The range switch and the preselector knob are used to peak the preselector for maximum signal meter reading, the range switch does only affect the preselector and not the main MHz tuning system.

Sensitivity of the receiver seems quite well and it receives with sufficient stability on USB and LSB.
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