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VHF/UHF Dual Band Transceiver



Frequency coverage and Mode: (Unit: MHz)
Version Transmit Receive (Working range) Mode


144–148, 420–450*1 A band: 0.495–999.990*3 FM/WFM*4/AM*4
B band: 118–174, 350–470 FM/FM-N/AM*4/DV
Canada 144–148, 420–450*1 A band: 0.495–999.990 FM/WFM*4/AM*4
B band: 118–174, 350–470 FM/FM-N/AM*4/DV
137–174, 400–470*2 A band: 0.495–999.990 FM/WFM*4/AM*4
B band: 118–174, 350–470 FM/FM-N/AM*4/DV

*1 Guaranteed range, 144–148, 440–450 MHz.

*2 Guaranteed range, 144–148, 430–440 MHz.

*3 Cellular blocked.

*4 Receive only.

Memory channels

1304 channels

(including 100 program scan edges and 4 call channels)

Useable temp. range

–20°C to +60°C;

–4°F to +140°F

Frequency stability ±2.5ppm (–20°C to +60°C)
Tuning steps (kHz) 5*, 6.25*, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125, 200
* Not available on all bands or modes.

Power supply

External DC power

7.4V DC (with BP-217)  

10–16V DC

Digital Tx speed 4.8kbps
Voice coding speed 2.4kbps

Current drain (at 7.4V DC)

High (VHF/UHF)
FM (Single)
FM/FM (Dual)
FM/DV (Dual)
DV (Single)
1.8/2.1A typ
Power save(Duty= 1:4)/ Rated output/Stand-by
38mA/150mA/65mA typ
43mA/180mA/90mA typ
50mA/220mA/130mA typ
47mA/200mA/110mA typ
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SMA)
Dimensions(W×H×D) 59×112×34.2 mm; 2516 × 41332 × 11132 in.
Weight (approx.) 325g; 11.5oz (with antenna and BP-256)
Output power High 5W typ.
Mid 2.5W typ. 
Low 0.5W typ.
S-low 0.1W typ.
Spurious emissions Less than –60dBc (High, Mid)
Max. freq. deviation ±5.0/2.5 kHz (FM Wide/narrow)
Ext. MIC impedance 2kΩ
Intermediate frequency
A band (1st/2nd)
WFM (1st/2nd/3rd)
B band (1st/2nd)

61.65 MHz/450 kHz (Except WFM)

59.25 MHz/13.35 MHz/1.95 MHz

46.35 MHz/450 kHz

Sensitivity (typical)

FM (at 12dB SINAD, 3.5kHz DEV)
  1.625–29.995 MHz 0.4μV
30.000–75.995 MHz 0.25μV
76.000–117.995 MHz 0.25μV
118.000–173.995 MHz 0.18μV
174.000–259.995 MHz 0.32μV
260.000–349.995 MHz 0.32μV
350.000–469.995 MHz 0.32μV
600.000–999.995 MHz 0.56μV


WFM (at 12dB SINAD, 52.5 kHz DEV)
  76.000–108.000 MHz 1μV
175.000–221.995 MHz 1.8μV
470.000–770.000 MHz 3.2μV


AM (at 10dB S/N, 30% Mod.)
  0.495– 4.995 MHz 1.3μV
5.000– 29.995 MHz 0.56μV
118.000–136.995 MHz 0.5μV
222.000–246.995 MHz 0.79μV
247.000–329.995 MHz 1μV


DV (at BER 1%, 4.8kbps)
  VHF (Ham band) 0.22μV
UHF (Ham band) 0.22μV

AM/FM Wide

FM-Narrow, DV



More than 50dB

More than 45dB

More than 300kHz/–3dB

Less than 700kHz/–20dB

Spurious and image rejection

VHF (Ham band)

UHF (Ham band)

More than 60dB

More than 50dB (IF; more than 60dB)

Spurious radiation Less than –57dBm
Audio output power (7.4V DC) More than 200mW typ. at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load
Ext. speaker impedance

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied accessories

  • Battery pack (BP-256)
  • Wall charger* (BC-167A/D)
  • Antenna (FA-S270C)
  • Belt clip (MB-111)
  • Hand strap
    *depending on version
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