RAL-7 Receiver Restoration
RAL-7 is a work of art; absolutely beautiful construction. Used by the USN
for ship-shore communications.
It's a TRF design and amazingly sensitive. A monster that could not be built today. :-)
0.3 to 23MHz in 9 bands. Photos taken after LOTS of cleaning and restoration efforts.
high quality construction
beautiful tuning capacitor and it's worm-gear drive within a machined aluminum
the many nicely wound coils without its cover
coil in the receiver is covered by a threaded (!) deep-drawn aluminum cover.
everything - no compression trimmers in this radio!
Original antenna connector - mate is 'unobtainium'
Original connector replaced with common SO-239
Cabinet - before refinishing
CABINET AFTER ...