RS-918 SSB HF SDR Transceiver

First transceiver with built-in FreeDV

Fantastic to see Chinese ham radio gear for HF increasingly appearing. This one “RS-918SSB HF SDR Transceiver” caught my eye because the operating modes listed are: “SSB(J3E),CW,AM(RX Only), FM, FREE-DV

That’s the first time I’ve seen a radio with built-in FreeDV.

From the site:

Main Functions

Spectrum Dynamic Waterfall Display

Multiple Working Modes: Receive Mode, Transmit Mode, TUNE Mode, VFO Mode, SPLIT Mode

DSP Digital Signal Processing Noise Reduction

Automatic Notch Filter

Humanized Interface Color Display

Receive Fine Tuning Function, Changeable MIC Gain Value

VCC Power Supply Voltage Indication Table

Transmit Signal Strength Display Table

Multifunctional Instrument: SWR Standing Wave Ratio Meter, AVD Audio Frequency Meter, ALC Signal Modulation Meter

Specifications

Frequency Range – RX:1.8-30MHz TX:All HAM HF BANDS

Operating Mode – SSB(J3E),CW,AM(RX Only), FM, FREE-DV

TX Power – 5W (Standard, DC 13.8V) , 15W (Full,DC 13.8V)

Receiving Sensitivity – 0.11~0.89μV(RFC 50-20)

Minimum Frequency Step – 1Hz

Operating Voltage – DC9~15V

Antenna Impedance – 50Ω

Frequency Stability –  ±1.5PPM @ Power on 5 Minutes (Standard) ; ±0.5PPM if Optional TCXO Used

Product Dimension (W × H × D) – 215×74×62mm(Mounting Bracket Included)

Weight – 623g

No idea of price yet and it looks pretty clunky but great to see FreeDV built right in.  (If there are others please let me know).

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