A GUIDE TO USING THE TARGET HF3 RECEIVER SH0RTWAVE LISTENING
The TARGET HF3 receiver covers the entire spectrum from 30 kHz to 30 MHz.
The HF3 covers all of these bands in one continuous sweep with steps of 1 kHz. Numbers to the left of the decimal point are in MHt whilst those to the right are in kHz.
- e.g. 0.198 is expressed as 198 kHz or 0.198 MHz
- 14.386 is expressed as 14386 kHz or 14.386 MHz
Turning the tuning knob slowly advances the tuning in 1 kHz steps, turning a little faster the steps change to 10 kHz, faster still the steps become 100 kHz, and a really fast spin will make the steps 1 MHz. This makes it quick and simple to hop from one end of the spectrum to the other.
The HF3 is supplied with a simple long wire antenna connected to a phono plug. The wire length is 30 feet and is a good compromise for general coverage. A shorter wire will be less sensitive and, whilst a longer wire may pick up more of the desired signal, it may also pick up much more undesirable signals in the form of interference. The antenna wire should be strung up as high as possible and as far away from mains wiring, striplights, televisions, or any other source of interference (see Page 9). The shorter black wire from the phono plug is the ground terminal. Connect this to something that is well grounded. A cold water pipe or *mains earth is usually adequate. Do not connect to anything you are not certain is earthed.
*Do not attempt to connect directly to any Mains Supply without the aid of a qualified Electrician.
Plug the 12 Volt line from the power supply into the receiver, plug in the antenna and set the attenuator on the rear of the receiver to it’s normal position. You are now ready to go. Switch on the receiver by rotating the volume control clockwise. The display will show the frequency and the mode. Set the mode to AM. To select mode USB, AM and LSB press MOD. This rosters through the modes. Set the Clarify control to it’s central position. Adjust the volume to a convenient level and use the tuning knob to move up and down the spectrum and listen to the AM stations.
To Store a Frequency In memory
Tune to the desired frequency and press MEM. The S meter then becomes the memory location pointer. Select the memory location using the tuning knob. When the desired location is selected press MEM, the desired frequency is stored in that location and the receiver returned to normal operation.