R. L. Drake Company, Miamisburg, OH
2 - C
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
Drake did introduce their amateur radio receiver line R 2 in the early sixties: The triple conversion set R 2-A sovers the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 m amateur bands and can be equipped with 7 crystals to cover additional band segments, it still has a linear dial. In 1961, this set has been replaced by the R 2-B and this one in 1966 by the R 2-C now with the typical Drake circular dial.
The square tabletop model comes with the typical Drake full metal cabinet,
it has a weight of 6,1 kg and dimensions of 29 x 16 x 24 cm.
The FUNCTION knob in the left upper corner will switch on the set, use this
knob to activate the optional Noise Blanker and the crystal calibrator.
Just below, You find the control for the preselector with a small red metal
pointer, the optimum points for the amateur radio bands are already marked.
Change the bands with the band switch in the left lower corner of the receiver.
There have been several optional accessories for the R 2-C: the standard external speaker 2-CS or a cmbined external speaker and Q multiplier 2-CQ, the crystal calibrator 2-AC and the 2-NB Noise Blanker had to be accuired separately, they had to be plugged in to spare "tube sockets" in the chassis. There has been a frequency converter 2-LW and of course the matching amateur band transmitter 2-NT.
© Martin Boesch 15.12.2008