Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Hans de Zeeuw (MM6HDZ), who writes:
Hi, Thomas here’s a message from bonny Scotland:
Yesterday I found at eBay a JRC NRD-630 receiver for auction. The receiver is located in London, UK and the seller ships worldwide:
An opportunity for people who are looking for this very rare receiver.
This is just the sort of receiver Dan Robinson could have in his collection! Looks like the NRD-630 might fetch a hefty price at auction, but I wonder if it’ll exceed the original price (which I’m sure was also hefty!)?
Any Post readers own the JRC NRD-630? Please comment!
Actually, the filter array in these receivers is not so bad. Using PBT on my NRD 301A with 6 or 3 is quite nice…
Regarding the 630, very rare yes , with a 6khz filter it’s a little wide tho for swl dx. I know it also has a 3khz filter, which at the same time is too narrow. So think about that and what you are going to use it for.
It may be rare because of its price. But it is not rare in the sense that it is only available on the second hand market. It can be purchased new in the UK. This information is included in the eBay listing.
But English is obviously not the first language of whoever put the listing on eBay.
Actually, this is inaccurate. ML&S no longer has these. Next to the Panasonic RF 9000, Squires Sanders receivers, and a few others, this is at the top of the rarest radios list.
Collectible because of it’s rarity. My only concern is the long term serviceability. It probably has a microprocessor to handle the buttons so the program prom may be the weak point. But anyhow I think it has more value than my Star Lite FM-820 portable.
All I can say is OMG — rarest of the rarities. And to appear like this with the box.
Do you have one, Dan?
I do now!