PALSTAR R30 Communications Receiver
the unfortunate demise of the Lowe HF range of communications
USA company Palstar have come to the rescue of short wave enthusiasts
with the nicely designed R30 receiver which offers high performance at
The PALSTAR R30 Communications Receiver
Of The PALSTAR R30
Year Introduced: 1999
10 AA's internal battery pack
Size: Size 203 x 64 x 229 mm (8"
x 2.5" x 9"
Coverage: 0.1 - 29.9999 MHz (AM,
Value Rating: to be reviewed.
new communications receiver presented for the first time in Europe at
the 1999 HAM RADIO fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany was the R30 from the U.S. based company
Palstar Incorporated. At a price of US$550 it offers reception of AM
SSB signals in the frequency range 100 kHz to 30 MHz. It has a digital
frequency readout down to 100 Hz, an analog "S-Meter", 100 memories,
a claimed 3rd order intercept point of +18 dBm. Two bandwidths of 2.5
and 6 kHz are selectable and if you pay extra, Collins mechanical
filters can also be installed. It is also a compact receiver, making
R30 looks like another interesting choice for portable use, or for the
beginner looking for a cheap entry-level communications receiver.
with the company for details on importers in Europe and elsewhere.
have not yet tested this porta-top receiver.
Available from WWW.NEVADA.CO.UK
The R30 HF
shortwave receiver is a compact high performance radio capable of
receiving multimode signals in the 100Khz to 30 Mhz spectrum. It
provides excellent strong signal handling, high sensitivity and
dynamic range to eliminate annoying intermodulation interference.
The radio also features 100 programmable memories, variable rate
tuning and switchable bandwidths in all modes. The R30 receiver is also
equipped with a 10 AA cell internal battery pack that
automatically connects to the radio when the external adaptor plug is
disconnected allowing portable operation.
Tel: +23 9231 3090
Fax: +23 9231 3091
| 100kHz - 29.9999MHz AM, SSB (U/L)
tuning steps, synthesized (low phased noise performance)
IF, 455 kHz 2nd IF
filter standard, optional Collins mech. filter at 455kHz
crystal filter at 45MHz
kHz US / 4 kHz EU & 2.5 kHz SSB
5 Watt low
distortion full fidelity audio amp
pole input filters
miniature size. 8" wide x 2.5" high x 9" deep
The SHORTWAVE STORE of the offers this opinion:
THIS IS THE ONLY RADIO WE SELL THAT IS MADE IN THE USA!
| After surveying all the SWL receivers on the market,
Palstar President and chief engineer Paul Hrivnak and his design team
put their heads together to produce a SWL receiver that performs in a
real world setting with no overloading in the front end. Combining
their years of experience in designing and manufacturing amateur
radio equipment they came up with a small, portable unit that
performs like nothing you’ve heard. The R30 won’t disappoint you,
but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what an eHam.net reviewer
had to say, “I think this [R30] is one of those not too well known
jewels that is already a precious commodity to those who own one."
High quality basics, Small footprint and Portability.
The R30 HF shortwave receiver is a compact high performance radio
capable of receiving multimode signals in the 100Khz to 30 Mhz
spectrum. It provides excellent strong signal handling, high
sensitivity and dynamic range to eliminate annoying
intermodulation interference. The radio also features 100
programmable memories, variable rate tuning and switchable bandwidths
all modes. All this squeezed into a footprint that fits inside a sheet
of paper (8"x9"x2.5"). The R30 receiver is also equipped with a 10 "AA"
cell internal battery pack that automatically connects to the radio
when the external adapter plug is disconnected allowing portable
- 100kHz - 29.9999MHz AM, SSB (U/L)
- 20Hz/100Hz tuning steps, synthesized (low phase
- Variable rate tuning with knob: 20Hz-100Hz and
100Hz to 500Hz
- 500Khz up/down
- 45MHz 1st IF, 455 kHz 2nd IF
- RF derived AGC, fast/slow
- 4-pole crystal filter at 45 MHz
- 455kHz Bandwidth, 4kHz AM and 25 kHz SSB
- 6-digit LCD display
- Analog S-Meter
- 100 channel memory
- 5 Watt low distortion full fidelity audio amp
- External soft muting
- Line Audio output
- +18dBm 3rd order intercept
- 455kHz IF output
- Switchable 7 pole input filters
- Portable battery operation
- Ultra miniature size 8" wide x 2.5" high x 9"
- Weight: 7 lbs
Dimensions: 8" W x 2.5" H x 9" D
Weight: 7 lbs
There are three different versions of the R30:
R30 Basic unit with Murata filters installed.
R30C A high performance Collins filter is used
for SSB only.
R30CC Two high performance Collins filters are
installed. One each for for AM and SSB.
Includes AC adapter. Batteries not included.
665-5466 Order Line: 1-888-426-1688 Fax: (905)
Open: Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. EST - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
& Short Wave