THE VFO 1000 REPLACES BOTH THE CRYSTALS AND THE INTERNAL VFO, SO THE VFO 1000 IS CONTROLLING BOTH THE FREQUENCY AND STABILITY. TUNING IS DONE ENTIRELY BY VFO 1000. With the VFO 1000, tuning SSB is a snap. Most hams operate on even 1KHz frequencies.So using the 1KHz tuning step, SSB signals are received without careful tuning as required with analog tuning. Usually no tweaking is required. Use the 5KHz tuning step when tuning shortwave broadcast. The VFO 1000/Drake is a direct digital synthesizer programmed to enhance the operation of the Drake R4 series receivers. There are 30 tunable memories that are programmed to provide the functions of VFO, MEMORIES, and GENERAL COVERAGE reception. The first 7 memories are factory assigned for the 160 meter to 10 meter ham bands. The remaining bands are assigned to provide general coverage of the shortwave bands. They can be easily user re-assigned in any way you wish up to 30MHz. Some memories could be your favorite net frequencies, others could be used for general coverage of the shortwave broadcast bands.
The encoder has 5KHz, 1KHz, 100Hz, and 10Hz tuning steps, and can be locked to prevent accidental changes. An LED indicates when the encoder is active. There is a 50KHz step available in the setup mode to speed-up frequency entry.
The LCD is blue backlite with white characters. No mods to the receiver are required. Installation is by plugging the VFO 1000 output cable into one of the auxiliary crystal sockets on the back of the receiver. The item "VFO 1000 DRAKE R-4 ALL VERSIONS PROVIDES GENERAL COVERAGE RECEPTION" is in sale since Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Ham, Amateur Radio\Other Ham Radio Equipment". The seller is "kk4pk" and is located in Oviedo, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Grenada, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Gibraltar, Iceland, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.