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Icom IC-735


The Icom IC-735 is an ultra-compact, easy to use HF radio covering 160 through 10 meters with 100 watts. Modes include SSB, CW, FM and AM. Enhancements include: dual digital VFOs, 12 memories, full QSK, RIT, speech compressor, and noise blanker. The 735 has a general coverage receiver covering 100 kHz to 30 MHz with 105dB dynamic range. The advanced, triple conversion receiver section includes pass band tuning, notch, preamp and attenuator. A translucent cover protects the slide controls that adjust: NB Level, RF Gain, RF Power, VOX Gain, VOX Delay and speed for optional keyer.

Type: Amateur HF transceiver
Frequency range: TX: 10-160 m + WARC, RX: 0.1-30 MHz
RF Power output: 10-100 W (AM 10-40 W)
Receiver system: Triple conversion superheterodyne
Voltage: 13.8 VDC +/-15%
Current drain: RX: 1.2 – 1.5 A
TX: Max 20 A
Impedance: 50 ohms, SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D): 241*94*239 mm
Weight: 5 Kg (with options installed)
Manufactured: Japan, 1985-19xx (Discontinued)

Yaesu FT-2900R

The Yaesu FT-2900R is a VHF 2M FM mobile amateur radio transceiver.

  • Transmit Frequency Range 144 MHz to 148 MHz (alternate 144MHz to 146MHz)
  • Receive Frequency Range 136 MHz to 174MHz (alternate 144MHz to 148MHz)
  • Emission: FM
  • Power Output: FM 5W / 10W / 30W / 75W
  • Standard Repeater Shift: +/- 600kHz
  • Audio Output: 3W into 4 Ohms @10% THD
  • Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms unbalanced
  • Supply voltage 13.8V DC +/- 15% negative ground
  • Current Consumption (typical)
    • Receive with audio: 0.7A
    • Receive squelched: 0.3A
    • Transmit at 75W: 15A
    • Transmit at 30W: 9A
    • Transmit at 10W: 5A
    • Transmit at 5W: 4A
  • Memories
    • 200 “Basic” channels
    • 10 band edge channels
    • 1 “Home” channel
  • CTCSS: 50 standard CTCSS tones
  • DCS Encoder/Decoder: 104 standard DCS codes
  • 6 digit LCD display with dimmer
  • Time out timer: 1min / 3min / 5min / 10min / off
  • Automatic Power Off: 30min / 1h / 3h / 5h / 8h / off
  • Automatic repeater shift.
  • Large heatsink, no fan design
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Weight: 4.2 pounds

The case has 2 analog potentiometers for volume and squelch. One large rotary dial for frequency and data entry. One power button and 5 functions buttons are also included. The MH-48 hand microphone has a DTMF keypad, as well as additional function buttons. The face of the radio does not detach for remote mounting.

Baofeng UV-5RA

  • More Stubborn Case, More Rich and Enhanced Features
  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz; 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS; Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Frequency Display, Dual-Standby; A/B band independent operation
  • Comes with all necessary accessories, backed up by 12 Months Seller Warranty

The Baofeng UV-5RA is a hand held transceiver providing 5 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other features include: selectable wide/narrow, battery save function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, key lock and built in flashlight. Selectable frequency steps include: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 and 25 kHz. RF power may be selected at 4 or 1 watts.

Puxing PX-777 (Yawes A-777) VHF 136-174MHZ

The Puxing PX-777 is a VHF 2M FM handheld radio transceiver.

General information:

Frequency Range: PX-777 (V) 136 ~ 174MHz
Channels: 128
Channel Steps: 5k,10k,6.25k,12.5k,25k
Power Supply: 7.2V 1200mah LI-ion
Operating Temperature: -20°C ~ +60°C
Communication Range: 8 ~20km
Dimension (H x W x D): 100 x 55.5 x 31mm
Weight: 225g

Receiver information:

Sensitivity: <0.20µV
Selectivity: 65dB
Intermodulation Rejection: 60dB
AF Output: 500mW
Standby Current: 35mA

Transmitter information:

Power Output: (VHF)5W
Modulation Type: F3E
Spurious Emission: < -65dB
Transmit Current: 1300mA/750mA
Max. Deviation: ±5kHz
Modulation Distortion: < 5%
Frequency Stability: ±2.5ppm

Other information:

128 Groups of memory channels
Scrambler and ANI Code ,Built-in 50 Groups of CTCSS and 104 Groups of DCS
Wide(25kHz) and Narrow(12.5kHz) available
Come with 1200mAh Li-ion battery
Input Freq. By using keypad
VOX built-in
Scan function
Three color LCD backlight display
Emergency Alarm
Programmable by PC
Bell ring when receiving signal
Priority Scan Function
Adjust power Hi/Lo
Switching between Channel/Freq.
Adjust squelch level(0-9)
Busy channel lockout
Keypad lock

Realtek RTL2832U R820T DVB-T dongle

Realtek RTL2832U R820T DVB-T dongle can be used as a cheap SDR, since the chip allows transferring the raw I/Q samples to the host, which is officially used for DAB/DAB+/FM demodulation.

The R820T DVB-T dongle can tune 24MHz to 1850MHz.

See http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr

See http://www.rtlsdr.org/

Ten-Tec Model 1054

Model 1054 4 band regenerative shortwave receiver kit.

The kit cost me $39!


  • Frequency Coverage Band 1: 5.90 to 6.4 MHz (Switches A and B IN)
  • Frequency Coverage Band 2: 6.9 to 7.4 MHz (Switch A only IN)
  • Frequency Coverage Band 3: 8.5 to 10.2 MHz (Switch B only IN)
  • Frequency Coverage Band 4: 11.5 to 16.5 MHz (Switches A and B OUT)
  • Voltage Requirements 8-15 VDC or two 9 Volt Alkaline batteries
  • Built in audio amp will power speaker or headphones

Uniden Bearcat BC350C

The Uniden Bearcat BC350C is a scanner covering 13 preset search bands including VHF Air and the 800 MHz Public Service band. It has six preprogrammed service bands plus 50 user-programmable private channels. It is preprogrammed and is user programmable.

Frequency Coverage:

25.0000 to 27.9950 MHz
28.0000 to 29.7000 MHz
30.0000 to 49.9950 MHz
50.0000 to 54.0000 MHz
108.0000 to 136.9875 MHz
137.0000 to 143.9950 MHz
144.0000 to 147.9950 MHz
148.0000 to 174.0000 MHz
406.0000 to 419.9875 MHz
420.0000 to 449.9875 MHz
450.0000 to 469.9875 MHz
470.0000 to 512.0000 MHz
806.0000 to 823.9875 MHz
849.0125 to 868.9875 MHz
894.0125 to 956.0000 MHz


Citizens Band
10 Meter HAM
VHF Low Band
6 Meter HAM
Aircraft Band
2 Meter HAM
VHF High Band
Federal Government
70 cm HAM
UHF Band
UHF “TV” Band
“800” Band