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Retevis RA79 (UV-K5) Portable Handheld Multiband Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver Scanner Frequency Counter

Retevis RA79 (UV-K5) Portable Handheld Multiband Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver Scanner Frequency Counter

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Prix habituel $69.99 CAD
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Quick Specs

  • 144-148
  • 430-450
  • SMA Female (Chinese Style)

K Plug


  • FM

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WOW is all we can say about this radio. An alternative to the Quansheng UV-K5, this radio packs almost every feature one would want, with a price to please, and FCC certification. Also known as the Quansheng UV-K6 and UV-K5(8), this radio features Dual Band, check. AM airband (RX), check, USB-C charging, check. You also get NOAA weather channels, and FM broadcast radio reception. Did we mention it's also a scanner, allowing one to tune in 50Mhz, 220Mhz, and up to 600Mhz on the UHF band! Enjoy clear audio from the upgraded speaker and a first in a ham radio, a VHF / UHF frequency counter! We dare you to find a radio with this many features for even twice the price of this unit.

And on top of all this, its also a dual band, VHF / UHF, Amateur Ham Radio with all the usual features of a ham radio including memory channels, frequency shift and offset for working repeaters, DTMF tones, CTCSS tones, and much more!


The Retevis RA79, with its frequency range of 144-148 MHz and 430-450 MHz, is considered a great amateur ham radio for several reasons:

### 1. **Dual-Band Capability**
The Retevis RA79 operates on both the 2-meter (VHF) and 70-centimeter (UHF) bands. This dual-band capability allows amateur radio operators to communicate on a wide range of frequencies, increasing their versatility and reach.

### 2. **Frequency Range**
The specific frequency ranges of 144-148 MHz and 430-450 MHz are ideal for amateur radio use in the United States, as these bands are allocated for amateur radio service by the FCC.

### 3. **Power Output**
The RA79 typically offers adjustable power settings, allowing operators to choose between high and low power modes. This can be useful for conserving battery life during local communications or boosting power for longer-range transmissions.

### 4. **Durability and Build Quality**
Retevis radios are known for their robust construction. The RA79 is likely to be durable and able to withstand rough conditions, making it suitable for outdoor and emergency use.

### 5. **Ease of Use**
The RA79 is designed with user-friendly features, such as clear displays, intuitive menus, and programmable buttons. This makes it accessible for both novice and experienced ham radio operators.

### 6. **Additional Features**
Many RA79 models come equipped with a range of features, such as:

- **CTCSS/DCS**: These tone squelch systems help reduce interference from other users on the same frequency.
- **VOX (Voice-Activated Transmit)**: This feature allows for hands-free operation.
- **Dual Watch**: The ability to monitor two frequencies simultaneously.
- **Emergency Alarm**: Useful for alerting others in case of an emergency.
- **Battery Life**: Long battery life with options for rechargeable batteries or external power sources.

### 7. **Affordability**
Retevis radios, including the RA79, are generally priced competitively, offering good value for the features and performance they provide. This makes them an attractive option for amateur radio enthusiasts looking for a cost-effective yet capable radio.

### 8. **Community and Support**
Retevis has a strong presence in the amateur radio community, and there are many resources available for users, including online forums, user groups, and customer support. This makes it easier to get help and advice when needed.

Overall, the Retevis RA79's combination of dual-band capability, ease of use, durability, and additional features makes it a popular choice among amateur ham radio operators.


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Reference Sensitivity

FM(12dB SINAD) F1(50∽76) -121dBm F2(108∽135.9975) -121dBm F3(136∽173.9975) -123dBm F4(174∽349.9975) -123dBm F5(350∽399.9975) -123dBm F6(400∽469.9975) -123dBm F6(470∽599.9975) -121dBm

WFM(20dB SINAD) WFM(76∽108) -110dBm

AM(10dB S/N) F2(108∽135.9975) -113dBm

Audio Power


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Transmitting Power


Emission Current


Maximum Frequency Deviation

≤5KHz(25KHz), ≤2.5KHz(12.5KHz)

Modulation Distortion


Stray Power


Adjacent Channel Power

70dB(25KHz), 60dB(12.5KHz)

Residual Modulation


Package Contents:

  • 1 x RA79 Ham Radio
  • 1 x USB Desktop Charger
  • 1 x 1400mAh Battery
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Belt Clip
  • 1 x Antenna
  • 1 x Lanyard
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