KDK FM-144 10SX RII VHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
144-148 MHz
TX-range
144-148 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
5 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Unknown
Manufactured
Between 198x and 198x in Japan

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Reviews

KDK FM-144 10SX RII Transceiver review.

KDK FM-144 10SX RII, VHF Transceiver

Very early PLL LED displayed 2M FM rig. No complicated menus, but think back to 1976 technology. Power out MAX to 10W, low can be switchable to 1W. Very nice, crisp, TX audio. (I've had great complements on that with this rig.) Sensitivity was around .25uV, so on par with most 2M transceivers. Mine had the optional scanner base for it, but that never did seem to work. No memories, but using that double FREQ step dial quickly let you tune anywhere in 2M. No PL tone FREQ's, a problem for most repeaters today, but this is a good simplex rig for those simplex rag chews. RF power can be cranked down to 5W, making it perfect for linear amps. This was a fun rig to use, but good luck in finding a schematic for it if you do need to do major repairs. That, and most of the IC's in it are way obsolete. Although this was a very fun rig to use, consider it now a novelty rig for the preceding that was mentioned.

Written by rreh917 on Dec 23, 2015

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 1991
USD 150.00

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USD 150.00 Good / Used 1991 rreh917
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