KENWOOD R1000 receiver

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 Kenwood R-1000 0.5-30MHz receiver

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
Weight 5.5 kilograms