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General characteristics

HAM bands
2m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
5 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
Memories
?

Receiver

RX-range
136-174 MHz
Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
70 dB
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
144-148 MHz
Modulations
FM  
RF-output
High: 45 W, Low: 10 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC +/- 15 %
Current drain RX
?
TX
4-8 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
142 × 42 × 160 mm (5.59 × 1.65 × 6.30 in)
Weight
?
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 1998 and 20xx

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
CTCSS and DTMF
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3770
MPN
RADIOSHACK-/-REALISTIC-HTX-000242

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Radioshack HTX-242 Ower's Manual PDF - 116.2 kB, submitted by Gerd
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Great mobile rig 8 years ago by Dan
Great 2 Meter Rig 11 years ago by ku4gw

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used RadioShack / Realistic HTX-242. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the RadioShack / Realistic HTX-242 is around:

  • USD 29.00 ~ USD 14.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2021 USD 30.00 Used / Poor Dave
2017 USD 15.00 Used / Good Necromonster
1997 USD 160.00 New / Mint Dan
1996 USD 199.95 Used / Good ku4gw
1996 USD 199.99 New / Mint Cliff Fox

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