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Trans-Oceanic Portable Radio R-8000

Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL
alternative name
Chicago Radio Lab
Year: 1982/1982 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) Semiconductors present.
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage
Wave bands Wave Bands given in the notes.
Power type and voltage Line / Batteries (any type)
Power out
from Model: Trans-Oceanic Portable Radio R-8000 - Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago,
Material Various materials
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)

The R-8000 never made it past the drawing boards, no prototype is known to have been built. The apparatus would have featured a digital tuning display.

The project came abruptly to an end with the decision by Zenith in 1982 to stop all further design and production of radios.


Mentioned in The Zenith Trans-Oceanic (pg. 39)

Model page created by Michael Gnaedig-Fischer. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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