NC-121

Here's the top buy for the amateur, shortwave listener, and high fidelity enthusiast! The new National NC-121 has the appearance, performance, and features you'd expect to find in equipment costing half again as much. Massive, brushed-finish, extruded aluminum front panel together with jet-black dial background and trim make the NC-121 a handsome choice for den or living room listening. And look at the range of built-in features that only National offers you at this low price.

FEATURES:

  • Continuous coverage from 550 KC to 30 MC in four bands

  • Large illuminated edge-reading signal strength meter operative on both AM and CW/SSB

  • Peaking Q-multiplier for optimum selectivity to meet critical receiving requirements

  • Built-in 5" permanent magnet speaker and front-panel headphone jack

  • Special band-spread calibration charts for all popular amateur and foreign broadcast bands

  • Separate combination BFO/product detector

  • Full time AGC for SSB/CW signals as well as for AM

    TUBE COMPLIMENT:

    Converter 6BE6
    1st IF Amp. 6BA6
    2nd IF Amp. 6BA6
    AM Det., Noise Limiter, 1st AF 6T8
    BFO, 2nd AF 6AW8
    Rectifier 6X4

    MAIN TUNING RANGES: 550 - 1600 KC, 1.6 - 4.5 MC, 4.0 - 12.0 MC, 11.0 - 30.0 MC.

    ANTENNA INPUT: 50-300 ohms. I.F. Selectivity (Q Multiplier) - Adjustable from 5 KC to approximately 500 cycles by front panel control. 7 KC bandwidth for full fidelity broadcast reception in broad position.

    AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL: Operates on all modes including Single Sideband (SSB), Code (CW), and AM reception.

    S-METER: Operates on AM, Single Sideband and Code reception. Calibrated in S units and in decibels above S-9.

    NOISE LIMITER: High performance automatic series gate noise limiter for maximum impulse noise rejection without signal distortion.

    Q MULTIPLIER: Highly efficient vacuum tube fixedtuned peaking type to obtain maximum selectivity for any listening requirement. Continuously variable from 7 KC to 500 cycles.

    SEPARATE PRODUCT DETECTOR: Combination triode product detector-BFO circuit to assure optimum performance and minimum distortion during code and single sideband reception.

    AM DETECTOR: A separate vacuum tube diode detector is used for AM reception.

    TUNER OUTPUT: Audio output from either diode or product detector is available for use with an external Hi-Fi system when the FUNCTION switch is placed in the TUNER position. Output level is set by the AUDIO GAIN control.

    AUDIO SYSTEM: Built-in 5" speaker, 3.2 ohm output circuit for earphones or external speaker available at front panel phone jack.

    POWER SUPPLY: Full wave vacuum tube rectifier, transformer operated,

    POWER REQUIREMENTS: 105-125 volts AC, 50-60 cycles.

    DIMENSIONS: 7 5/8" high, 13 1/2" wide, 8 5/8" deep in steel case. 7 13/16" high, 14 1/4" wide, 9 3/8" deep in oiled walnut case.

    SHIPPING WEIGHT: 28 lbs.

    NC-121 Net $130
    NC-121W (with walnut case) Net $160

    Source: National flyer on the NC-121

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