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Transceivers
Published on 12 September 2014 by Bo OZ2M

Noble Radio NR4-SC

The Noble Radio NR-4SC is a 4 m SSB and CW 10 W transceiver. The radio covers 69,9 MHz to 70,4 MHz, has bult-in CW keyer, wide and narrow filters, 10,7 MHz IF, sensitivity of -130 dBm MDS, IF recjection greater than 100 dB, blocking dynamic range of 107 dB and an IP3 at +14 dBm. The price is 499 EUR including 21% Dutch VAT (Sep. 2014).

ICOM IC-7100

The ICOM IC-7100 is a multiband HF-VHF-UHF transceiver including the 4 m band in the European version. It is the first commercial amateur radio that includes 4 m unmodified. The radio was available on the market  for deliveries in the beginning of 2013. Price is around 1250 GBP/1325 EUR (Sep. 2014).

Yaesu FT-847

The Yaesu FT-847 is a multiband radio HF-VHF-UHF transceiver that can be modified to include 4 m. It was sold from 1998 to 2005. The modifications include "opening" access to 4 m, front-end, PA and LPF and ALC circuits. Price of a used radios is around 700-800 EUR depending upon state and level of modifications made (Sep. 2014).