eBay Find: The RCA CRM-R6A communications receiver

RCA-CRM-R6A

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:

[Check out this] rarely seen RCA receiver:

http://ebay.to/23NHtYv

Thanks for the tip, Dan!

I just checked Fred Osterman’s Shortwave Receivers Past and Present.  It appears the CRM-R6A is a “double conversion super” with 16 tubes and typically weighs 92 lbs. They were manufactured in the US between 1965 – 1969 and cost $1795 when new. The CRM-R6A can be mounted in a rack, of course.

It’ll be interesting to see if someone meets the first bid amount of $750.

Regardless, that’s some serious heavy metal!

8 thoughts on “eBay Find: The RCA CRM-R6A communications receiver

  1. Michael Black

    This is an odd one. Tunes down to about 80KHz, but then above the AM broadcast band, each band s 2MHz wide, so a total of 18 bands. More than I’d expect from RCA, though I actually have a crystal controlled mobile SSB transceiver from RCA from early sixties.

    Michael

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    1. Thomas Post author

      The seller has shipping charges at $77.60. Probably a fair price considering the weight of the item. Frankly, I’m not brave enough to ship something that heavy.

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  2. Edward

    It would take a lot of prep, wooden skid, box, straps. Tie down anything loose in the cabinet. Not trivial. I worked for a high tech firm that made larger items and it would a day of prep. The shipping charges are just part of the process there is embedded labor costs also.

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    1. Edward

      The condition does not look that well, lots of restoration. It is not the worst radio I have seen. I seen an old ZTO in a yard sale that was kept in a garage — with a leaking roof — right on top of the radio — that was upside down — the batteries and rain water leaked into the electronics… It was still recognizable as a Zenith from what was left.

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  3. schafomwrit

     It appears the CRM-R6A is a “double conversion super” with 16 tubes and typically weighs 92 lbs. They were manufactured in the US between 1965 – 1969 and cost $1795 when new. Where did you get this information?

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