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General characteristics

HAM bands
2m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?

Receiver

RX-range
118-174 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
144-148 MHz
Modulations
FM  
RF-output
High: 25 W, Low: 5 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
?
TX
?

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1991 and 199x
Dimensions (w×h×d)
139.7 × 50.8 × 184.15 mm (5.50 × 2.00 × 7.25 in)
Weight
?
Form factor
Mobile

Other features

Memories
20 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
CTCSS
Accessories
?
MPN
AZDEN-PCS-006000

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Reviews & stories

PCS6000 a low-water mark for user-friendliness

N6OTQ

I got a PCS6000H (high power option) new in 1990. As far as the hardware, it's proven to be rugged and reliable, and after 20 years only needs to have the touchtone pad frequencies adjusted.

However, the so-called programming interface in this radio is the most user-unfriendly interface I have ever seen, INCLUDING punched cards.

Add to that -- the user manual included a poor excuse for a programming guide that was wholly inadequate and useless. In Azden's defense, they also included a "quick start guide" that was also useless, but between the two, there was sufficient information given to allow a sophisticated user to find where to start programming frequencies.

I even actually managed to program in a CTCSS tone once, but not without programming in each tone in sequence until I found the tone that the repeater was using. Because Azden neglected to include a chart of CTCSS tones that cross-referenced frequencies to the number you had to program into the rig.

Aside from all that -- the hardware is good. I'd buy a rig with the same features at the same price again, but NEVER with such a lousy programming interface.

73
Jim N6OTQ

Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1990
USD 270.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Azden PCS-6000 is around:

  • USD 5.00

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Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
1990 USD 270.00 New / Mint N6OTQ

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