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Communications Receiver AR-8516

Communications Receiver AR-8516; RCA Radiomarine (ID = 2242797) Receiver-C Communications Receiver AR-8516; RCA Radiomarine (ID = 2242795) Receiver-C
Communications Receiver AR-8516; RCA Radiomarine (ID = 1733445) Receiver-C  
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Communications Receiver AR-8516; RCA Radiomarine (ID = 2242797) Receiver-C
RCA Radiomarine: Communications Receiver AR-8516 [Receiver-C] ID = 2242797 1200x700
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For model Communications Receiver AR-8516, RCA Radiomarine Products Department; Camden (NJ)
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  RCA Radiomarine Products Department; Camden (NJ)
Year: 1961 ? Category: Commercial Receiver (may include amateur bands)
Valves / Tubes 18: 3BZ6 3CB6 3CB6 3BZ6 3CB6 7AU7 3CB6 3BZ6 3BZ6 3BZ6 3AL5 7AU7 5U8 3BE6 5U8 3AL5 7AU7 12CU5
Main principle Superhet, double/triple conversion; ZF/IF 1090-3090/455/45 kHz
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and more than two Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 115; 230 Volt
Loudspeaker - This model requires external speaker(s).
Power out 1 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Communications Receiver AR-8516 - RCA Radiomarine Products
Material Metal case
Shape Boatanchor (heavy military or commercial set).
Dimensions (WHD) 558 x 289 x 444 mm / 22 x 11.4 x 17.5 inch

RCA Radiomarine Communications Receiver AR-8516: triple conversion receiver covering 80 - 30'000 kHz in 18 continuously tuneable bands, reception modes A1 (CW), A2/A3 (AM), SSB, sensitivity above 3 kHz 2 uV AM, 1 uV CW mode. IF filter (-6/-60 dB) 6/20 kHz, 3/7 kHz, 1,5/6 kHz, 0,8/4 kHz, 0,1 kHz. Tuneable BFO in shortwave bands, noise blanker.

Triple conversion superhet, 1st IF 1090-3090 kHz (or 2000-4000 kHz) tuneable, 2nd IF 455 kHz (mechanical IF filter), 45 kHz.

Powered by 115 V DC or AC 45-65 Hz, 230 V with optional RM-288 Resistor unit, to be used from different power systems onboard ships.

Accessories: RM-288 resistor unit for 230 V use, RM-289 isolation transformer 115/230V AC, RM-290 loudspeaker unit. Desktop cabinet or 19 inch relay rack.

The sister model RCA Radiomarine CRM-R6A with different tube is the standard AC mains version.

Of the receiver AR-8516, only one small badge is reported to be made in 1961.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 41 kg / 90 lb 4.9 oz (90.308 lb)
Mentioned in Shortwave Receivers - Past & Present (3rd ed.)

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

All listed radios etc. from RCA Radiomarine Products Department; Camden (NJ)
Here you find 18 models, 16 with images and 5 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.