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The PALSTAR R30 Communications Receiver

Since the unfortunate demise of the Lowe HF range of communications receivers, USA company Palstar have come to the rescue of short wave enthusiasts with the nicely designed R30 receiver which offers high performance at reasonable cost.


The PALSTAR R30 Communications Receiver

Click Radio Netherlands Summary
Of The PALSTAR R30


Year Introduced: 1999

Power: Mains, 10 AA's internal battery pack
Size: Size 203 x 64 x 229 mm (8" x 2.5" x 9"
Weight: ?
Price: US$600
Coverage: 0.1 - 29.9999 MHz (AM, USB, LSB)
Value Rating: to be reviewed.

A new communications receiver presented for the first time in Europe at the 1999 HAM RADIO fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany was the R30 from the U.S. based company Palstar Incorporated. At a price of US$550 it offers reception of AM and SSB signals in the frequency range 100 kHz to 30 MHz. It has a digital frequency readout down to 100 Hz, an analog "S-Meter", 100 memories, and a claimed 3rd order intercept point of +18 dBm. Two bandwidths of 2.5 and 6 kHz are selectable and if you pay extra, Collins mechanical filters can also be installed. It is also a compact receiver, making the R30 looks like another interesting choice for portable use, or for the beginner looking for a cheap entry-level communications receiver.

Check with the company for details on importers in Europe and elsewhere.

We have not yet tested this porta-top receiver.
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R30
Communications Receiver
Available from WWW.NEVADA.CO.UK

The R30 HF shortwave receiver is a compact high performance radio capable of receiving multimode signals in the 100Khz to 30 Mhz spectrum. It provides excellent strong signal handling, high sensitivity and dynamic range to eliminate annoying intermodulation interference. The radio also features 100 programmable memories, variable rate tuning and switchable bandwidths in all modes. The R30 receiver is also equipped with a 10 AA cell internal battery pack that automatically connects to the radio when the external adaptor plug is disconnected allowing portable operation.

Nevada
Unit One
Fitzherbert Spur
Farlington
Portsmouth
PO6 1TT
Tel: +23 9231 3090
Fax: +23 9231 3091 
email: info@nevada.co.uk
www.nevada.co.uk

R30 Specifications:
 
  • 100kHz - 29.9999MHz AM, SSB (U/L)
  • 20Hz, 500Hz tuning steps, synthesized (low phased noise performance)
  • 1MHz up/down
  • 45MHz 1st IF, 455 kHz 2nd IF
  • RF derived AGC, fast/slow
  • Ceramic filter standard, optional Collins mech. filter at 455kHz
  • 4-pole crystal filter at 45MHz
  • Bandwidth, 6 kHz US / 4 kHz EU & 2.5 kHz SSB
  • 6-digit LCD display
  • Analog S-Meter
  • 100 Memory Channels
  • 5 Watt low distortion full fidelity audio amp
  • External soft muting
  • Line Audio output
  • +15dBm 3rd order intercept
  • Switchable 7 pole input filters
  • Portable battery operation
  • Ultra miniature size. 8" wide x 2.5" high x 9" deep


  • The SHORTWAVE STORE of the offers this opinion:
    http://usa.shortwavestore.com/

    THIS IS THE ONLY RADIO WE SELL THAT IS MADE IN THE USA!
    After surveying all the SWL receivers on the market, Palstar President and chief engineer Paul Hrivnak and his design team put their heads together to produce a SWL receiver that performs in a real world setting with no overloading in the front end. Combining their years of experience in designing and manufacturing amateur radio equipment they came up with a small, portable unit that performs like nothing you’ve heard. The R30 won’t disappoint you, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what an eHam.net reviewer had to say, “I think this [R30] is one of those not too well known jewels that is already a precious commodity to those who own one."

    High quality basics, Small footprint and Portability.
    The R30 HF shortwave receiver is a compact high performance radio capable of receiving multimode signals in the 100Khz to 30 Mhz spectrum. It provides excellent strong signal handling, high sensitivity and dynamic range to eliminate annoying intermodulation interference. The radio also features 100 programmable memories, variable rate tuning and switchable bandwidths in all modes. All this squeezed into a footprint that fits inside a sheet of paper (8"x9"x2.5"). The R30 receiver is also equipped with a 10 "AA" cell internal battery pack that automatically connects to the radio when the external adapter plug is disconnected allowing portable operation.

    • 100kHz - 29.9999MHz AM, SSB (U/L)
    • 20Hz/100Hz tuning steps, synthesized (low phase noise performance)
    • Variable rate tuning with knob: 20Hz-100Hz and 100Hz to 500Hz
    • 500Khz up/down
    • 45MHz 1st IF, 455 kHz 2nd IF
    • RF derived AGC, fast/slow
    • 4-pole crystal filter at 45 MHz
    • 455kHz Bandwidth, 4kHz AM and 25 kHz SSB
    • 6-digit LCD display
    • Analog S-Meter
    • 100 channel memory
    • 5 Watt low distortion full fidelity audio amp
    • External soft muting
    • Line Audio output
    • +18dBm 3rd order intercept
    • 455kHz IF output
    • Switchable 7 pole input filters
    • Portable battery operation
    • Ultra miniature size 8" wide x 2.5" high x 9" deep
    • Weight: 7 lbs

    Dimensions: 8" W x 2.5" H x 9" D
    Weight: 7 lbs

    There are three different versions of the R30:
    R30 Basic unit with Murata filters installed.
    R30C A high performance Collins filter is used for SSB only.
    R30CC Two high performance Collins filters are installed. One each for for AM and SSB.

    Accessories
    Includes AC adapter. Batteries not included.

    The Shortwave Store

    10-1380 Hopkins St.,
    Whitby, Ontario,
    Canada
    L1N 2C3

    questions@usa.shortwavestore.com

    Phone: (905) 665-5466   Order Line: 1-888-426-1688 Fax: (905) 665-5460

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