New Harris HF-SSB Radio Offers Operating Simplicity

The latest product from the Harris Long Range Radio Division is the RF-3200, a new generation HF-SSB radio that incorporates many technical innovations.

The outstanding difference between the RF-3200 and other HFSSB radios is the operating simplicity of the Harris unit. A single convenient knob tunes all frequencies and channels.

Pushbutton entries are kept to a minimum. It has nine different programmable scan groups, with no practical limit on the number of channels in each group. All data is protected in non-volatile memory so it is not necessary to reprogram or re-enter data every time power is disconnected.

Another important technical advance is the use of a single multiplexed coaxial cable to the antenna coupler, which eliminates the requirement for the usual multi-conductor control cable. This coax supplies electrical power to the coupler and also provides two-way digital communication between the coupler and transceiver. This saves time and money in installation and, more importantly, improves performance in the field.

The RF-3200 operates in the 1.6 to 30 MHz range. It can also be tuned to receive down to 500 KHz for monitoring Navtex broadcasts.

Standard output is 125 watts. With the addition of an optional solidstate linear power amplifier, the unit can provide 1 kw power output.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Jan 1988

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