Receiver Review: Drake SW8


Year Introduced/Discontinued: 1994 (significant revision in 1996)/September 2000
Power: 9 VDC @ 1 A. Wall transformer supply (included), external DC supply or 6 D-cell batteries.
Size: 29.2 cm W x 13.3 cm H with handle retracted x 33 cm W (11.5x5.25x13 inches)
Weight: 4.5 kg (10 lb.) with mains wall transformer supply, no batteries.
Price: US$780. Options: carrying case, US$50; MS8 external speaker, US$50.
Coverage: 0.1-30 MHz (AM, SSB), 87-108 MHz (FM), 118-137 MHz (AM)
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This review was compiled independently. The Medium Wave Circle and Radio Netherlands has no financial connection with R.L. Drake, the manufacturer of this receiver.