Compare rigs

Compare specifications between amateur radios. Simply select up to 3 radios and compare them side-by-side, including images and descriptions.

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver


HAM bands 160m  80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Freq. stability ?
Tuning steps Continuous


RX-range 10-160 m (no general coverage)
WWV 10 MHz
Modulations CW   SSB   FSK  
Sensitivity 0.25 µV S+N/N or more
Selectivity SSB/CW wide: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.2 kHz (-60 dB)
FSK/CW narrow with YK-88C: 0.5 kHz (-6 dB), 1.8 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters YK-88C CW filter, 500 Hz YK-88S SSB filter, 2.2 kHz
Receiver system Single conversion superheterodyne
IF-freqs. 8.830 MHz
Image rejection 60 dB
Audio output 2 W at 10% distortion / 4 ohm


TX-range 10-160 m
Modulations CW   SSB   FSK  
RF-output Max 100 W


Antenna SO-239
Impedance 50Ω
Other -


Power req. 11-16V DC (13.8V DC nominal)
Current RX 1.2-1.6 A
TX 20 A max


Manufactured Between 1979 and 198x in Japan
Dimensions 325 × 133 × 287 mm
(12.80 × 5.24 × 11.30 in)
Weight 11.50 kg (25.4 lbs)
Form factor Base Station

Other features

Memories None
Usage Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features WARC option
Dual RIT
IF Shift
Transverter terminals
Accessories AT-180 Antenna tuner with SWR/power meter and antenna switch
DFC-180 Digital frequency control
HS-4 headphones
HS-5 headphones
MC-35S Hand microphone, 50 kohm
MC-50 Desk microphone, 500 ohm/50 kohm
PC-1 Phone patch
PS-30 Power supply
SM-220 Station monitor
SP-180 External speaker with filters
VFO-180 Remote VFO
YK-88C CW filter, 500 Hz
YK-88S SSB filter, 2.2 kHz