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ISB Adaptor RA-121 (RA-121A) (RA121A) UK version

Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Racal Engineering (Racal Instruments) Ltd., Bracknell
Year: 1965 ?? Category: Miscellaneous (Other, Various) - see notes
Valves / Tubes 12: 6AS6 6AU6 ECF82 12AX7 12AT7 12AT7 6AS6 6AS6 6X4 EF91 EF91 DG7-32
Main principle ZF/IF 100/18 kHz
Wave bands - without
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 100-125; 200-250 Volt
Loudspeaker - - No sound reproduction output.
Power out
from Model: ISB Adaptor RA-121 [UK version] - Racal Engineering Racal
Material Metal case
Shape Rack
Dimensions (WHD) 19 x 5.25 x 0 inch / 483 x 133 x 0 mm
Notes Independent Side Band Adaptor matching the RA-17 family receivers, allows reception of USB, LSB and ISB signals.
The 100 kHz 3rd IF of the RA-17 is mixed with a 118 kHz oscillator signal for a new IF of 18 kHz. 18 kHz +/- 6 kHz bandpass filters separate the audio signal of the two sidebands, which are fed to separate audio frequency amplifiers.
A CRT tube which produces a Lissajou figure is used for indication of correct tuning of receiver and adaptor tuning. Variants: RA-121B with US tubes and connectors, RA-121D with more stable crystal controlled 118 kHz oscillator.
Mentioned in Racal Handbook, Rinus Jansen

Model page created by Martin Bösch. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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