|RCA AR88 Government Service
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|These hugely heavy and
incredibly sensitive sets were, rumour has it, produced
for Lend-Lease agreements with England for service in
World War II. They are quite common in the UK but scarce
in the US. There appear to be two 'flavours' of AR88 -
the 'D' version has a frequency coverage as per above
whilst the 'LF' version goes down all the way to 75KHz.
What's to be said? They perform excellently; they have silky smooth tuning - all brass gears; they have 2.5W audio output that gives a mellow tone. For a single conversion circuit, no expense has been spared in RF screening and sensitivity.
Too bad my 2 examples are both missing the optional 5mA 'S' meter!
Last updated 10th August 2003