In my opinion, the Kenwood R-1000 receiver is one of the best receivers ever produced. and represents value for money, even now on the secondhand “pre- loved” market.
The R-1000 is a very simple receiver to use, with many features not found on comparable receivers of its time.
The R-1000 has a digital readout which doubles as a clock/timer. The receiver also features a stepped attenuator for strong stations, a very handy feature when in the vicinity of strong signals from local amateur stations.
Also featured is a record jack for taking off air signals directly to a recording device.
In terms of antenna connections the rear of the R-1000 features the ability to have wire antenna’s fed to the unit by way of Push terminals or a balanced antenna via a UHF socket connection. A single slide switch allows the operator to choose wire or balanced antenna connection.
|Frequency Range||200kHz – 30 MHz|
|Modes||AM, SSB, CW|
|Receiver sensitivity||200kHz – 2MHz SSB 5uV AM 50uV|
|2MHz – 30MHz SSB 0.5uV AM 5uV|
|Image ratio||Better than 60dB|
|IF rejection||Better than 70dB|
|Selectivity||AM WIDE 12KHz -6dB 25KHz -60dB|
|AM NARROW 6KHz -6dB 18KHz -50dB|
|SSB/CW 2.7KHz -6dB 5KHz -60dB|
|Antenna impedance||Medium wave (MW) 200KHz – 2MHz 1k ohm (unbalanced)|
|Shortwave A (SW-A) 2MHz – 30MHz 50 ohm (unbalanced)|
|Shortwave B (SW-B) 2Mhz – 30MHz 1k ohm (unbalanced)|
|AF output||1.5 watts 8 ohm load 10% distortion|
|Dimensions||300 (wide) x 115 (high) x 218 (deep) in millimetres|