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Panoramic Recording Receiver RA-166 PANFAX

Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Racal Engineering (Racal Instruments) Ltd., Bracknell
Year: 1960 ?? Category: Commercial Receiver (may include amateur bands)
Main principle Superhet, double/triple conversion
Wave bands Broadcast plus more than 2 Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 100-125 / 200-250 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: Panoramic Recording Receiver RA-166 [PANFAX] - Racal Engineering Racal
Material Metal case
Shape Boatanchor (heavy military or commercial set >20 kg).
Dimensions (WHD) 623 x 1670 x 685 mm / 24.5 x 65.7 x 27 inch
Notes Panoramic Recording Receiver used for manual or automate printing of activities in a shortwave spectrum on paper charts.
RA-166A: RA-17 receiver, RA-66 Panoramic adaptor to view bandsegment activity on CRT screen, MA-256 Tone regulator / Voltage control and Mufax D-611-X Chart Printer.
RA-166B: RA-17 receiver without standard VFO, MA-257 Megacycle Stepping Unit (delivers 10 electrically tuned VFO positions so that 10 1 MHz bands can be selected automatically for recording), RA-66 Panoramic Adaptor, MA-256 Tone 7 Voltage Control Unit and Mufax D-611-X Chart Recorder.
The Panoramic Recording Receivers allow to print signal strength of acitivities in a 100 kHz - 1 MHz segment within the shortwave band on a chart, with the RA-166B with 10 automatically switched center frequencies, automated monitoring without an operator is possible 24 hours a day.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 155 kg / 341 lb 6.6 oz (341.41 lb)
Mentioned in Racal Handbook, Rinus Jansen

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

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