List of amateur radio transceivers

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This is a list of amateur radio transceivers.


Alinco DJ-S11


  • DJ-100
  • DJ-A10/A40
  • DJ-A11/A41[1]
  • DJ-A35[2]
  • DJ-A36[3]
  • DJ-A446[4]
  • DJ-CRX series
  • DJ-VX10/50
  • DJ-VX11 series
  • DJ-W10
  • DJ-W18
  • DJ-W35
  • DJ-W58
  • DJ-W100
  • DR-138/438
  • DR-CS10


RX and TX below and elsewhere are ham radio jargon for receive and transmit.

Model Category Frequency ranges (MHz)
BF-F8HP[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
UV-5X3[5] Handheld 130–179
65–108 (RX only)
GMRS-V1[5] Handheld 15 GMRS two-way channels
8 GMRS repeater channels
130–179 (RX only)
400–520 (RX only)
65–108 (RX only)
UV-82HP[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
UV-82C[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
UV-5R[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
BF-F8+[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
UV-82[5] Handheld 136–174
65–108 (RX only)
BF-888S[5] Handheld 400–480
65–108 (RX only)
UV-25X2[5] Portable 130–179
65–108 (RX only)
UV-25X4[5] Portable 130–179
220–260 (US, Asia)
360–390 (Eurasia)
65–108 (RX only)
UV-50X2[5] Portable 130–179
65–108 (RX only)
UV-50X3[5] Portable 136–174
500–1719 (RX only)
65–108 (RX only)
108–135 (RX only)
174–250 (RX only)
300–399 (RX only)
481–520 (RX only)


BaoFeng UV-5R

The Baofeng UV-5R is a hand-held radio that has been marketed illegally in the United States[6] and was produced since 2012.[7] It has been used in a number of projects involving radios.[8][9] It is described as a popular inexpensive model.[6]


The UV-5R is designed to transmit on the 2 meter band between 136 and 174 MHz and on the 70 cm band between 400 and 520 MHz. Features include CTCSS and duplex operation for use with local repeaters, dual watch and dual reception, an LED flashlight, voice prompts in either English or Chinese and programmable LED lighting for the LCD display.

Illegal marketing and distribution in the United States[edit]

The FCC cited the Houston, Texas based importer Amcrest Industries which owns and operates Baofeng radio US for illegally marketing UV-5R, "capable of operating outside the scope of its equipment authorization,” the FCC Citation said, which is outside of its Part 90 authorization granted. The FCC asserts Amcrest marketed "UV-5R-series FM hand-held radios capable of transmitting on “restricted frequencies." "Marketing a device that is "capable of operating outside the scope of its equipment authorization,” is not allowed.[6]

CRT France[edit]

Communication Radio Telecommunication France is a company producing amateur radio transceivers.[10]

Model Category Frequency ranges (MHz)
FP 00[11] Handheld RX/TX : 144-146 MHz / 430-440 MHz
1 FP[12] Handheld RX/TX : 144-146 MHz / 430-440 MHz
2 FP[13] Handheld RX/TX : 144-146 MHz / 430-440 MHz
P2N[14] Handheld RX/TX : 144-146 MHz / 430-440 MHz
4 CF V2[15] Handheld RX/TX : 144-146 MHz / 430-440 MHz


Icom IC-7600
Icom IC-2100
Icom IC-F4GS
Icom IC-7300


  • ID-51[16]
  • ID-31 (DSTAR)
  • ID-52 (DSTAR)
  • IC-V80 (ANALOG)
  • IC-V86 (ANALOG)


  • IC-7800
  • IC-7851
  • IC-7700
  • IC-7610
  • IC-7600
  • IC-7300[17]
  • IC-7200
  • IC-703[18]
  • IC-718
  • IC-728

HF/VHF/UHF All Mode[edit]

VHF/UHF All Mode[edit]


Among the product lines are the "TS" series of HF transceivers which cover the HF ("high frequency") bands, from 1.8 to 50 MHz. These transceivers include the TS-820S, the TS-590S, the TS-850S, the TS-430S.

Kenwood TS-830S transceiver
Kenwood TS-590S transceiver
Kenwood TS-430S HF transceiver (left) and Kenwood AT-250 automatic antenna tuner (right)

Other series include the 100, 500, and the 2000 series. Kenwood also offers a "B" model, which is a transceiver without display or controls and is completely controlled by a remote computer or a separate control unit.

  • Radios with built-in digital data modes and modems (for APRS)



Kenwood TS-2000 (powered off)

The Kenwood TS-2000 is an amateur radio transceiver manufactured by the Kenwood Corporation.[24][25][26] Introduced in the year 2000, the radio was known for its "all-in-one" functionality. It can transmit on all amateur radio bands between 160 meters and 70 centimeters, with the exception of the 1.25 meters and 33 centimeters bands, and the "X" model also has built-in 23 centimeters band capability option. Kenwood discontinued production of the TS-2000 in September, 2018.[27]

  • TS-2000, the standard base station model, with the regional versions
    • K-Type for the Americas;
    • E-Type for Europe;
    • E2-Type for Spain;
  • The Icom IC-718
    TS-2000X, same as the above with the addition 1.2 GHz (23 cm band) capability;
  • TS-B2000, a sleek "black box" unit requiring a computer or an optional mobile control panel for control
  • TS-2000LE, limited production TS-2000 with a black finish to celebrate Kenwood's 60th Anniversary

The TS-2000 was marketed as a feature-rich transceiver. As an "all-band" transceiver, the TS-2000 offers a maximum power output of 100 watts on the HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters bands, 50 watts on 70 centimeters, and, with the TS-2000X or the optional UT-20, 10 watts on the 1.2 GHz or 23 centimeters band. The (American version) radio's main receiver covers 30 kHz through 60 MHz, 142 MHz through 152 MHz, and 420 through 450 MHz (plus 1240 through 1300 MHz with the "X" model). The sub-receiver tunes between 118 and 174 MHz, and from 220 to 512 MHz (VFO ranges).[28]

The radio's main receiver uses DSP at the IF level, so a very flexible selection of bandwidths are available without the purchase of mechanical filters, as was necessary on past radios.

It features backlit keys, a built-in TNC for receiving DX Packet Cluster information, and the Sky Command II+ system (found on the K-Model), which allows for remote control of the transceiver using Kenwood's TH-D7A handheld or TM-D700A mobile radio.


Kenwood provides a firmware Update,[29] Memory Control Program MCP-2000,[30] and Radio Control Program ARCP-2000.[31]


Amateur-radio transceiver, tuned to the 20-meter band
Kenwood TS-820S

The Kenwood TS-820S is a model of amateur radio transceiver produced primarily by the Kenwood Corporation from the late 1970s into the 1980s; some were produced by Trio Electronics before Kenwood's 1986 name change). The transceiver's predecessor was the TS-520, which began production a year earlier. The TS-820S was the second of three hybrid (including vacuum tubes and semiconductors) models produced by Kenwood during the 1970s and 1980s,[32] and was noted for its quality. Its functionality and new hybrid technology made it one of the most popular transceivers marketed to amateurs in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The TS-820S has a built-in power supply, so it can be plugged directly into a 120 V wall outlet.


The TS-820 did not have an LED frequency counter, but was otherwise identical to the 820S.[33] The TS-820S was the most sophisticated (and common) variant.[33] The TS-820X, unavailable in the United States, was primarily produced in Japan.


The transceiver can transmit and receive on the HF 10-, 15-, 20-, 40-, 80- and 160-meter bands,[34] and can receive WWV and WWVH on 15 MHz. It can use SSB, FSK and CW on all bands.[34] The TS-820S' power consumption is 57 watts (with heaters on) when receiving and 292 watts when transmitting. The transceiver's peak envelope power output on SSB and CW is about 100 watts, and about 60 watts on FSK. Its tubes are tuned manually, using the transceiver's drive, plate and load controls.

General specifications[edit]
  • Frequency range: 1.8–2.0 MHz, 3.5–4.0 MHz, 7.0–7.3 MHz, 14.0–14.35 MHz, 21.0–21.45 MHz, 28.0–28.5 MHz, 28.5–29.0 MHz, 29.0–29.5 MHz, 29.5–29.7 MHz; receives WWV and WWVH on 15 MHz
  • Power supply: 120/220 VAC
  • Modes (receive and transmit): LSB, USB, FSK, CW
  • Power consumption: 57 watts (receive, heaters on); 292 watts (transmit)
  • Antenna impedance: 50–75 ohms
  • Antenna Connector: SO-239
  • Weight: 35.2 pounds (16.0 kg)[34]
  • Dimensions: Width 333 millimetres (13.1 in), height 153 millimetres (6.0 in), depth 335 millimetres (13.2 in)[34]
  • Features: Digital frequency counter, VOX, noise blanker, receiver incremental tuning (RIT), IF shift, RF attenuation[35]
Receiver and transmitter specifications[edit]
  • Stability: Within 100 Hz in 30 minutes after the radio has warmed up, or up to 1 kHz in one hour after one minute of warm-up.
  • Audio-frequency response: 400–2600 Hz within 6 dB
  • Bandwidth: 2.4 kHz on SSB, 500 Hz on CW [34]



  • CT590 S (Analog VHF/UHF)[36]
  • CT990 EB (Analog VHF/UHF)[37]


  • CT 2000 (Analog VHF/UHF)[38]
  • CT 3000 (Analog VHF/UHF)[39]
  • DBR 2500 (Analog VHF/UHF)[40]


Wouxun KG-UV6D

Quanzhou Wouxun Electronics Co. Ltd. is a manufacturer of hand held radios from Quanzhou City, Peoples Republic of China.

The company was founded in 2000 to manufacture UHF/VHF radios. The motto of the company is "Quality first,customer supreme" and Qouxoun is meeting the ISO 9001-Norm for a quality management.[41]


Yaesu FT-3DR


The FT-221 is a modular VHF 2M all mode (SSB, AM, CW and FM) amateur radio transceiver, produced during the 1970s.

Technical description[edit]

  • Frequency Range 144.0 MHz ~ 148.0 MHz[44]
  • Emission: AM FM SSB (LSB and USB) and CW
  • Power Output:

Other model variants[edit]

The FT221R is a model with repeater shift. The FT221RD also has a digital display.



The Yaesu FT-857 is one of the smallest MF/HF/VHF/UHF multimode general-coverage amateur radio transceivers.[46] The set is built by the Japanese Vertex Standard Corporation and is sold under the Yaesu brand. [47] The FT-857 is developed on the FT-897 and MARK-V FT-1000MP transceivers.[46]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • RX Freq coverage: 100 kHz-56 MHz, 118 MHz-164 MHz, 420 MHz-470 MHz
  • TX Freq coverage: 160 – 6 Meters, 2 Meters, 70 Centimeters
  • Emission: CW, SSB, AM, FM, Digital mode
  • Power output: 100W (SSB,CW,FM), 25W (AM, carrier) @ 13.8V[47]

QRP Transceivers[edit]

These are low power transceivers primarily used by Amateur Radio Operators for QRP (low power) Operation. They are available as commercial products, built from kits or homebrewed from published plans.

Model Type Band or Frequency Range Maximum Power (W) Modes In Production
UBitx (v6)[48] Kit (can also be homebrewed) 3–30 MHz (HF) 5–10 CW / SSB / Wide band RX Yes
BITX40 Kit 40m 7 SSB No
QCX / QCX+ / QCXmini[49] Kit Built for a single band

80m / 60m / 40m / 30m / 20m / 17m

5 CW Yes
QDX [50] Kit

80m / 40m / 30m / 20m

5 Digital modes (WSJT-X and JS8Call, primarily) Yes
2N2/40+ Homebrew 40m (mods for other bands) 2 CW N/A
Small Wonder Labs SW+ Kit Single band

80m / 40m / 20m

2 CW No
ME Series Kit Single band

80m / 40m / 30m / 20m

2 CW Yes
Mosquita III Kit 40m 5 CW Yes
Nouveau 75A Kit 80M 5 (Carrier) / 20 PEP AM Yes
Splinter II Kit 40m 0.5 CW Yes
OHR 100A Kit 80m / 40m / 30m / 20m / 15m 5

(4–4.5 on 15m)

CW Yes
BCR Blue Cool Radio Kit (80m) / 40m / 30m / 20m / 17m 5 CW Yes
QRPGuys DSB Digital Transceiver II Kit 40m / 30m / 20m 1 – 2.5 Digital Modes

(FT8 / Others)

Xiegu G1M[51] Commercial 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m 5 CW / SSB / (AM: receive-only) Yes
Xiegu 5105[52] Commercial 160m – 6m 4.5 SSB / AM / FM Yes
Xiegu G90[53] Commercial 160m – 10m 20 CW / SSB / AM / (FM experimental with low sound quality) Yes
Elecraft KX3 Kit or assembled 160 – 6 meter ham bands / Wide band RX 0.1 – 10 CW / SSB / AM / FM / Digital Modes Yes
Yaesu FT-818, Yaesu FT-817(ND) Commercial HF/VHF/UHF (no 4m band, no 1.25m band, 60m band varies by model) FT-818 external power: 1–6W; FT-817 external power: 0.5–5W; FT-818/817 internal battery: max. 2.5W CW / SSB / AM / FM / Digital Modes (soundcard interface required) FT-818: Yes, FT-817: no
Icom IC-705 Commercial HF/VHF/UHF (no 4m band, no 1.25m band) 10 (external power), 5 (internal battery) CW / SSB / AM / FM / D-STAR / Digital Modes (USB soundcard built-in) Yes

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