Manufactured by R. L. Drake.
In April 1991, Drake returned to the shortwave receiver market after an absence of many years with the announcement of the R - 8, the set was subsequently improved several times:
The R-8 is a double conversion tabletop receiver from US production, which was in the middle price segment in its country of origin. Due to the microprocessor control, an alphanumeric labelling of the memories is possible in addition to the usual memory and scan functions, which makes the receiver stand out from the crowd. The receiver is operated entirely from the front panel.
The original version with FTZ approval was launched on the German market as the R-8E.
The set is equipped with semiconductors.