Manufactured by R. L. Drake.
In April 1991, Drake returned with the announcement of the R - 8 to the shortwave receiver market after an absence of many years, the set was subsequently improved several times:
The R-8B 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, 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, but it also is equipped with an RS-232C PC interface and can be controlled from a windows terminal or special control software. A monitor speaker is built-in, and an auxiliary speaker is available as an option. The only other option available is a VHF converter covering 35 - 55 and 108 - 174 MHz.
Tthe Drake R-8B is the latest variant of Drakes R-8 series and it's a station receiver with many features, which has 1000 memory channels and the capability of selectable sidebands in SYNC mode in contrast to the R-8A. All parameters can be read and set directly on the front panel, the useability of the memories is great thanks to the ingenious alphanumeric label function, and the receiver can be computer controlled.
Solid state double conversion superhet.
The set is equipped with semiconductors.