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The new Ten-Tec RX-350 brings you the world of IF level digital signal processing in a powerful desktop SWL receiver unlike anything that has come before it. What benefit does IF-DSP provide the shortwave listener? Cleaner signal readability. Plus DSP can eliminate heterodynes and limit spurious broadband noise instantly by pushing buttons. Take advantage of the wide variety of DSP filter choices built-in to the receiver to suppress undesired adjacent interference. Use these same filters to tailor the response of the receiver to your needs - from a wide 8 kHz for pleasing SAM or AM audio to a tiny 300 Hz for digging weak CW and digital mode signals out of the noise. There are 34 of them built-in. That's right, 34, not 2 or 3 built-in, and not sold as expensive options! IF-DSP also allows Flash ROM updating of your receiver with the latest features and functions.
The RX-350 features a clean, modern look featuring a large multi-function LCD graphics panel for display of all receiver functions. Push-button operation of major receiver controls are provided from the receiver front panel. Simple, logical layout of front panel controls allow operation of the radio without having to constantly refer to the instruction manual. Never has such a powerful receiver been so easy to operate.
RX-350, covering 100 kHz to 30 MHz, supports operating modes tailored to the dedicated shortwave listener. Selectable sideband, synchronous AM detection allows higher quality reception of AM signals especially under conditions of severe fading. DSP automatic notch filter for suppressing unwanted carriers in voice modes. Push-button DSP noise reduction to suppress unwanted broadband noise. The built-in 34 bandwidth filters from 300 Hz to 8 kHz are instantly selectable by turning a knob. All filters are independent of mode - use any available filter in any receive mode. Mode selection via dedicated push buttons rather than 'mode-cycling' with a single control. 'FAST UP' and 'FAST DOWN' buttons for quick large-step frequency changing. FAST UP and FAST DOWN buttons are user-configurable for step sizes, 1 MHz, 500 kHz, 100 kHz up or down. Main tuning knob can be adjusted in 7 user-selectable step sizes from 1 Hz to 100 kHz steps. Passband tuning and automatic notch are available in all modes, including synchronous AM.
Momentary 'SWEEP' function shows band activity in 8 selectable coverage rates. Find the signals without even being on frequency! Simply tune to a desired frequency, select one of 8 SWEEP ranges, and press the SWEEP button. Signals will be shown on the bar graph on opposite sides of the starting frequency. A cursor will appear and allow you to tune RX-350 to any signal visible on the screen. Easy!
The 1024 memories (in 8 banks of 128 channels each) retain frequency, mode and bandwidth information. Memories are grouped into several banks for easy storage of frequencies from different bands. An alphanumeric tag function of up to 8 letters allows memories to be tagged with specific names like "WSEV 930" or "VOA", etc.
Scan functions allow scanning of band segments or memory banks. Memory bank scan feature includes a memory lockout function for skipping of constantly busy channels. Band scanning is user-programmable; set the start and stop frequencies, push a button and the radio starts to scan between the two frequencies.
Built in clock displayed on LCD screen displays hours, minutes, and seconds in user-selectable 12 or 24 hour format. Timer circuitry and a squelch-activated output allow for monitoring and/or taping of band activity even when the user is not present. Timer function allows the radio to be set in a 'wait' mode, to power on at a specific time and to send a control signal for actuation of accessory equipment. There is a set timer outputs are provided for connection of two separate devices to be actuated by the timer circuit. The squelch-activated output allows the radio to be left on and squelched on a given frequency. When a signal is present to open the squelch, an actuation signal is sent via a rear-panel jack.
Rear panel Hi-Z and Lo-Z antenna inputs allow connection of virtually any antenna to the RX-350. Built-in AC switching power supply allows operation of RX-350 from either 115 or 230 VAC. Separate DC power input jack can be used for 13.8 VDC operation. AC and DC supply can be connected at the same time for back-up. Plug the RX-350 into the wall and connect to battery supply. If the AC power goes off, the connected DC source automatically takes over power to the receiver. Mute function for muting of receiver if used with a companion transmitter. 12.125 x 5 x13 inches.
An optional remote encoder knob/keypad, model 302, is available for armchair operation of the RX-350. Simply plug the 302 into the rear panel of the RX-350 via the provided 6 foot cable. The 302 provides a duplicate of the main tuning knob of the receiver, a direct frequency entry keypad, and three functions buttons that can be user-assigned to control various receiver functions like mode switching, main tuning knob step size, SWEEP actuation, etc. Main tuning knob on the receiver front panel and all other receiver functions are active even when the 302 is in use. Sit back and relax!
No other shortwave receiver packs this much value 'under the hood'. To top it off, it's MADE IN USA and competitively priced! Put the RX-350 side-by-side with your present HF receiver and see for yourself why Ten-Tec is the fastest growing name in high-quality shortwave receivers. One year limited warranty. Made in Tennessee, USA. CE certified.
The Ten-Tec RX-350 was fully reviewed in the WRTH 2003 where it earned high marks. Please see pages 16-17.
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