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If you are looking for a high frequency amateur transceiver, you can decide whether to buy at a local store or online. ALWAYS compare radio prices before ordering. You don't have to buy to compare prices and to find out what is included for that price. Don't lose money because you did not check!
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In any case, you are probably here looking for information about a "
rig" (transceiver) that will TX/RX on some of the
HF (High Frequency) bands, and perhaps some
VHF and UHF bands. You will have more questions than can be answered on this brief page.
Yaesu, ICOM, and
Kenwood are a few of the big brand names you may have heard about, but which transceiver will meet your specific needs? Are you looking for a base station or a mobile unit? Some mobile units can be used as a base, but need an external DC power supply. Again, decisions that only you can make depending upon your circumstances.
HF VHF UHF
Amateur Radio HF Transceivers
technician class ham radio operator, you may have started with an inexpensive handheld (portable) transceiver. Maybe you purchased a larger 2 meter/70 cm mobile or base station. Maybe you just want to listen to high frequency communications while you study for your
amateur general exam. Maybe you just passed the general exam!!!!
CAUTION: Be careful if you decide to buy "used" equipment. Sometimes you can find a good deal, however, you may find out that someone is just trying to sell an old worn out or damaged (maybe unrepairable) piece of equipment. Be alert!
You can explore different amateur radio transceivers to see what is available that can meet your needs. Some things you might consider are price, features, band/frequencies, power (watts), warranty. Also, you should plan for the future with your purchase, i.e., will moving from technician to general (and then to extra) necessitate buying a new radio? What bands do you expect to use in the next few years? 6 Meters-160, 10 Meters-160, 70cm-160 Meters?
Yaesu FT-857D Amateur Radio Transceiver - HF, VHF, UHF All-Mode 100W
+Receives 0.1-56Mhz, 76-108Mhz, 118-164Mhz and 420-470MHz - AM/USB/LSB/FM/CW
+Transmits The Amateur Ham Radio Bands 160 thru 2 meters, plus 70cm UHF too!
+Output is 100 Watts on 6-160M, 50W VHF & 20W UHF, FM-AM-SSB-CW (25W AM HF carrier)
Yaesu Ft-8900R Quad Band Hi Power FM Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver
2M / 6M/ 10M / 70cm
+Transmits 50 watts on 10, 6 and 2M, & 35 watts on 440 MHz, With Selectable Lower Output Settings..
+Receives (less cellular) 28-29.7, 50-54, 108-180, 320-480 and 700-985 MHz, Transmits 28-29.70Mhz, 50-54Mhx, 144-148Mhz, 430-450Mhz.
+Coverage: 160-6m, 2m and 70cm - Modes: SSB/CW/FM/RTTY/PSK/C4FM - 32 Bit High Speed Floating Point IF DSP
+160-6 meter Built-in Autotuner - IF Width & IF Shift - Contour & IF Notch
+100 Watts HF/6M 50 Watts 2M/70cm - High Speed Spectrum Scope
+3.5" TFT Touch Panel - 3 kHz & 15 kHz Roofing Filters
+Digital Noise Reduction - System Fusion C4FM Digital
Yaesu FT-450D 100 Watt , 6 thru 160M HF All-Mode Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver with Built-In Automatic Antenna Tuner & DSP Filtering
+FM-USB-LSB-AM-CW, 100 Watts of Transmit output on 6-160M Amateur Radio.
+Receives 30Khz to 54Mhz continious including All Shortwave & AM broadcast.
+Built-In Automatic Antenna tuner, ctcss, 500 & 300 Hz CW Filters.
+The IC-718 has 0.03-30 MHz general coverage receive capability and 100W transmit power in the Amateur bands from 1.8-29.7 MHz.
+Wide dynamic range, high C/N ratio, and full duty operation
Some people have more than one transceiver for a variety of reasons.
+100 W heavy-duty design
+Built-in automatic antenna tuner (6 ~ 160 meters )
+500 Hz / 2.7 kHz Roofing Filters
+32-bit floating point DSP
Kenwood TS-990S HF/50MHz Transceiver
•Newly developed mixer contributes to achieve +40dBm IP3
•Narrow-band High-IP roofing filters
•Comes equipped with ±0.1 ppm TCXO which combines high stability with energy savings
•Equipped with dedicated DSP for main receiver, sub-receiver and band scope
•Advanced AGC control, fusing together digital and analog
•Extensive interference elimination & noise reduction functions
•Built-in automatic antenna tuner capable of high-speed operation
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Yaesu Original FT-991 Amateur Base Transceiver HF/50/144/440 MHz
Icom IC-718 HF All Band Amateur Base Transceiver 100 Watts
Kenwood Original TS-2000X HF/50/144/440/1200 Base Transceiver
+100 watts output on HF, 6 and 2 meters. 50 watts output on 70cm, 10 watts output on 1.2 GHz
+Built-in a Auto Tuner HF through 6 meters
+ Built-in TNC for KSS/DX PACKET CLUSTER TUNE
Built-in RS-232 for computer control
Alinco DX-SR8T 100W HF All Mode Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver SSB CW FM AM 10-160M
Amateur Ham Radio 100W AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW modes. (40W AM).
Receives 30Khz to 34.9999Mhz, Transmits the Amateur 10-160 meter Bands.
600 memories, ctcss, 10hz Display, Dual VFO's, 3 selectable Power levels.