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Retro Receiver Review #6 - The KENWOOD QR666
« on: May 07, 2016, 0945 UTC »
Retro Receiver Review #6 - The KENWOOD QR666

I never knew this receiver was also available in kit form!! Who'd have thunk it??!!

http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/retro-receiver-6-kenwood-qr-666.html

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Re: Retro Receiver Review #6 - The KENWOOD QR666
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 0251 UTC »
I remeber how the vertical double-drum VFO of the QR reminded me of the later Radio Shack DX-200.
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Re: Retro Receiver Review #6 - The KENWOOD QR666
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 0703 UTC »
Was there an RX-200??
The next Kenwood model in line after the QR-666 was the R-300 which was almost the same rig except for a few small changes. The Radio Shack DX-200 also had a double barrel display but other parts of the front panel were quite a bit different.
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Re: Retro Receiver Review #6 - The KENWOOD QR666
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 0922 UTC »
Typo, but yeah, very different. The DX-200 was a rather basic single-conversion reciever, that IIRC, was supposed to replace the DX-160. Just noting the similar stacked vertical drum VFO layout. ;)
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