Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Frequency range: 144-146 / 430-440 MHz (10 m/50 W (CRF-081D) or 23 cm/10 W (CRF-301) options)
(5/10/12.5/20/25/50/100 KHz and 1 MHz steps)
RF Power output: Hi: 50/40 W / Mid: 5/5 W / Lo: 1/1 W
Receiver system: 2 m/70 cm: Dual-conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 21.8 MHz (2 m), 47.05 MHz (70 cm)
2nd IF: 455 KHz (2 m/70 cm)
Sensitivity: 0.16 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity: 12 KHz (-6 dB), 24 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection: 2 m: 65 dB
70 cm: 60 dB
Voltage: 13.8 VDC or mains
Current drain: RX: 1.3 A
TX: Max 12 A
Impedance: 50 ohms
Dimensions (W*H*D): 362*109*365 mm
Weight: 11.5 Kg
Manufactured: Japan, 1991-199x
Other: Remote control. 33 memories. CTCSS and DTMF options.
Related documents: PA modules: S-AV17 (2 m), M57788M (70 cm)
HOW TO READ PROPAGATION NUMBERS
The A index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 1 to 6 is BEST
- 7 to 9 is OK
- 11 or more is BAD
Represents the overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Ap" if averaged from the Kp-Index) (an average of the eight 3-hour K-Indices) ('A' referring to amplitude) over a given 24 hour period, ranging (linearly) typically from 1-100 but theoretically up to 400.
A lower A-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Ap-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
SFI index [ HIGH is GOOD ]
- 70 NOT GOOD
- 80 GOOD
- 90 BETTER
- 100+ BEST
The measure of total radio emissions from the sun at 10.7cm (2800 MHz), on a scale of 60 (no sunspots) to 300, generally corresponding to the sunspot level, but being too low in energy to cause ionization, not related to the ionization level of the Ionosphere.
Higher Solar Flux generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; Solar Flux rarely affects the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
K index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 0 or 1 is BEST
- 2 is OK
- 3 or more is BAD
- 5 is VERY VERY BAD
The overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Kp" if averaged over the planet) over the past 3 hours, measured by 13 magnetometers between 46 & 63 degrees of latitude, and ranging quasi-logarithmically from 0-9. Designed to detect solar particle radiation by its magnetic effect. A higher K-index generally means worse HF conditions.
A lower K-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Kp-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
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