RS-978 HF SDR Transceiver

Explore new horizons with the RS-978 transceiver, a portable and powerful HF radio. Featuring a compact design, advanced functionalities, and optional accessories, it’s perfect for HAM radio enthusiasts on the go. Operate from anywhere with ease and stay connected globally.


RS-978 Transceiver: Power Meets Portability

Unleash your exploration potential with the RS-978 transceiver, designed to operate from previously inaccessible locations without compromising on power or functionality. This lightweight and portable HF transceiver is perfect for on-the-go use or field operations, allowing you to connect with the world from the palm of your hand. Despite its compact size, the RS-978 boasts all the features of larger radios, covering amateur bands (1.8–30 MHz) and supporting all modes (SSB, CW, AM, Data) with a maximum power output of 15 watts.

Advanced Features for Seamless Operation

Equipped with features like auto-notch, noise reduction, an integrated panoramic LCD, and RX/TX EQ, the RS-978 stands out as a true desktop radio in a portable package. The built-in battery offers low current drain, ensuring extended operation at full power, making it ideal for long-duration use.

Customizable to Your Needs

The RS-978 can be tailored to your preferences with a range of optional accessories. Whether you’re working rare DX from home or conquering new peaks on a SOTA expedition, this transceiver meets all your HAM radio needs.

Standard Accessories Supplied with the Radio:

  • HM-978 Hand Microphone
  • AD-978 AC Adaptor
  • PL-978 DC Power Cable
  • BP-978 Internal Battery
  • MB-978 Mounting Bracket
  • CP-978 Power Conversion Plug

Versatile Design for Any Location

The RS-978’s portable design lets you operate from any location. Its rear tilt stand allows use on a desk or a picnic table. Enhance portability with optional accessories like the adjustable keyer paddle, lightweight battery pack, and external wide-range ATU. A whip antenna is included for portable operations, and the maximum current drain in receive mode is just 410 mA, with high transmit efficiency further enhancing battery life.


  • RX Frequency Range: 0.8 – 32 MHz
  • TX Frequency Range: All HAM HF Bands 1.8 – 29 MHz
  • Working Modes: SSB (J3E), CW (A1A), AM (A3E), Data Modes (FT8, FT4, PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, MFSK16, JT9, etc.)
  • Minimum Frequency Step: 1 Hz
  • Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
  • Working Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C
  • RX Working Current: 410 – 440 mA (maximum display brightness)
  • Transmission: 3A (15W) / 1.5A (5W)
  • Max Transmitting Power: 15W at 13.8V DC
  • Spurious Suppression: ≥40 dBc
  • Carrier Suppression: ≥45 dBc
  • Selectivity: SSB 2.3 KHz (-6 dB) / CW 500 Hz (-6 dB)
  • Receiving Sensitivity: 0.11 µV – 0.89 µV (RFC 50 – 20)
  • Dynamic Range: Better than 95 dB
  • RIT Frequency Fine-Tuning Range: ±1 kHz
  • Audio Output: 0.5W at 8 Ohms
  • DC Input: 9 – 13.8V DC, Maximum: 3A
  • Size: 190 x 69 x 45 mm / 7.5 x 2.7 x 1.8″

Experience unmatched portability and power with the RS-978 transceiver, your perfect companion for every radio adventure.

Additional information

Weight3 kg