Lowe HF-150
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Specifications | Accessories | Rear Panel


The Lowe HF-150 coverage is from 30 kHz to 30 MHz with variable tuning rate according to speed rotation of the main tuning knob. Modes are AM, AM Synchronous, USB and LSB (also for CW/RTTY/FAX). The dual conversion design features selectable IF bandwidths of 2.5 and 7 kHz. Sixty memories store frequency and mode. The 1 kHz LCD frequency display can also show: memory number, mode, bandwidth and other functions. The rear panel has output jacks for speaker and record output plus the optional wired keypad. There are also two battery compartments that hold four AA cells each (not supplied). This radio also operates from 12 VDC.
Operational Note: Use of external power with non-rechargeable AA batteries installed may cause cells to leak.

Lowe produced many useful accessories for the HF-150 including the PR-150 Preselector, the SP-150 Speaker and the KPAD-1 Keypad. 7.2 x 3.2 x 6.5 inches 3 lbs. (185x80x160mm 1.3 kg).

Frequency Range ....... 30 kHz - 30 MHz
Modes ................. AM, Sync, LSB and USB
Intermediate Freqs. ... 1st IF = 45 MHz  2nd IF = 455 kHz
Tuning Increment ...... 8 Hz, 60 Hz.
Sensitivity ........... 0.5 µV1 0.2 µV with whip preamp on1
Selectivity ........... 2.5/7.0 kHz -6 dB,
Stability ............. <± 30 Hz in 1 hour typical
Antenna Jack .......... SO-239 50 Ohm, clips 600 Ohm
Spurious Response ..... > 65 dB rejection
Output Power .......... 1.6 W 8 ohms 5% THD
Order # Item Description List Price Your Price Order
  AK-150 Portable Accessory kit (eight AA cells, telescopic whip antenna, carry strap antenna, strap brackets, Allen wrench). Discontinued
  C-150 Nylon system bag. VIEW Discontinued
  IF-150 RS-232 serial interface INFO Discontinued
  KPAD-1 Wired keypad. INFO Discontinued
  MB-150 Mobile mounting bracket VIEW Discontinued
  PR-150 Preselector and preamp. INFO Discontinued
  PS-150E European AC adapter (input: 230 VAC 50 Hz with big Euro plug). Discontinued
  RK-150 System stack rack. VIEW Discontinued
  RK-150E Extension for the system stack rack. Discontinued
  SP-150 Amplified speaker, audio filter and S-Meter. INFO Discontinued
  WIN-150 Windows PC control software. Discontinued
  The WIN-150 Windows software program provides a simple-to-use graphical interface to the HF-150 and provides a way to maintain the 60 internal memories with comments. It provides an unlimited number of 60-channel "virtual memory" files. It permits scanning in increments appropriate to the band being scanned. It also features an on-screen UTC clock showing correct UTC time and date. Extensive on-line help is provided. Frequencies may be entered to 3 decimal places (e.g. 10000.000). Requires IF-150, Windows 3.x, VGA, HD, serial port.  
  XLS-100 British made high fidelity speaker. 6.5 x 11 x 8.7". VIEW Discontinued
  RCON Advanced Windows PC control software. Discontinued
  OM-150 Owner's manual for HF-150. VIEW Discontinued
  SM-150 Service manual for HF-150 (original in spiral binding). Discontinued
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