RX-1300 | Polmar

Polmar » RX-1300 — Price & Specifications

Handheld scanner, receiving frequency range 0.15-1310 MHz in AM and FM mode. It allows to manage the memories with flexibility. Ideated in P.R. of China.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage 0.1500 ~ 1309.9950 MHz
Modulation mode AM / FM / WFM
Tuning step 5 / 6.25 / 8.333 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 500 KHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity AM 1.3 uV (0.5~5 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.8 uV (5~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.56 uV (118~136 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.56 uV (220~247 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.7 uV (247~330 MHz, 10dB S/N)
FM 0.35 uV (1.6~118 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.25 uV (118~247 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.28 uV (247~330 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.36 uV (330~470 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.56 uV (470~1000 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.9 uV (1000~1310 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
WFM 0.9 uV (76~108 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.7 uV (175~222 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
1.7 uV (470~770 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
Intermediate frequency 266.7 MHz
19.65 MHz
450 KHz (AM / FM)
Features :
Memory 1000 regular memories in 44 banks
200 for auto-memory write scan
50 for programmed scan limits
50 for dual-watch
Display 100 Hz frequency resolution
Segment-bar signal meter
Antenna SMA 50Ω connector
Power supply 3.7V battery (Li-Ion)
9 VDC external
Power consumption 320 mA max volume
50 mA battery save function on
Audio power 500 mW
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm
Mechanical and environmental data :
Dimensions 63 (W) x 98 (H) x 33 (S) mm, without antenna

Description :

The RX-1300 is a medium-sized handset aimed at listening to only the AM and FM modes with a discrete operating autonomy. It uses a 1900 mA/h Lithium-Ion battery pack which, in listening, offers adequate energy to a sound with sustained power, not common in this class of equipment. A total of 1300 memory locations are available, of which 1000 are divided into 44 banks with a variable number of locations assigned to them, so as to freely manage a database of frequencies divided, for example, by services or geographical area. Other locations are dedicated to store the frequencies found active during a scan while a group of 50 memories is served by the dual-watch function that is the alternating reception of two channels.

Performance and practical notes :

This Polmar scanner is suitable for those looking for a mid-range receiver aimed at listening to broadcast, PMR, and aeronautical radio services. For the latter there is the 8.333 KHz step option which makes it possible to follow the VHF channeling between 108 ~ 136 MHz with precision. The presence of the numerical keyboard facilitates the direct entry of a frequency while a set of other buttons, arranged on the front and on the left side, governs the various commands and settings of use. The structure of these commands requires to be familiar with the control logic that in the RX-1300 is anything but challenging but in some ways not the most intuitive. Sensitivity is adequate, perhaps overestimated in some bands. The design of the RF front-end and IF stages is similar to what is found in other portable scanners and therefore the overall performance does not differ from the average values of the category.

RX-1300 price :

We have collected for your convenience the RX1300 Polmar sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 129,00 2018-nov New
EUR 79,-- 2018-nov Second Hand

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