Model 1253 9 band regenerative shortwave receiver kit. The classic first radio kit is back better than ever! Weve combined the very same audio output circuit of Ten-Tec transceivers with a modern FET design for classic regenerative SWL receiving plus one-button electronic band switching. The result is an easy-to-build shortwave radio thats fun and interesting for the whole family. No alignment required! Simply install all parts as directed, put together the high quality mechanical parts and start enjoying the magic of shortwave radio. Explore 9 smooth tuning SWL and ham bands from 1.8 to 22 MHz at the push of a button! Receives AM, SSB and CW. Features: All parts and cabinet and internal speaker are provided with kit. Just add DC power with 8 internal C cell batteries or connect 12-15 Vdc power to rear panel mounted jack. Front-panel RF gain, volume, regeneration, tuning, and fine-tuning controls. Signetics TDA 2611A audio chip provides generous audio output via the top mounted internal speaker or via rear panel headphone/external speaker jack. Electronic push button switching of 9 frequency ranges. Clamshell steel enclosure. See YouTube videos of this receiver in action!
Building skill level: Beginner. No previous kit building experience needed. Must be able to solder, read instructions, and use small hand tools.
Band 1 = 1.760 to 1.990 MHz, Band 2 = 3.3 to 4.150 MHz, Band 3 = 5.5 to 6.9 MHz, Band 4 = 6.8 to 8.5 MHz, Band 5 = 8.5 to 11 MHz, Band 6 = 10.1 to 13.2 MHz, Band 7 = 12.5 to 16 MHz, Band 8 = 14.7 to 18.5 MHz, Band 9 = 18.5 to