RS-978 HF SDR Transceiver with Battery


The RS-978 is a top-tier tiny portable radio made for low-power (QRP) use in the field. This transceiver is lightweight, weighing approximately little less than a kilogramme with the microphone and mounting accessories included.


Without compromising on power or functionality, the RS-978 transceiver is built for exploration, allowing you to operate from previously inaccessible locations. The RS-978 is a lightweight and portable HF transceiver that may be used on the go or in the field. You can hold the entire globe in your hand with this very small radio. This compact radio has all the functionality of much bigger radios, including amateur bands (1.8–30 MHz), all modes (SSB, CW, AM, Data), and a maximum power output of 15 watts. Features such as auto-notch, noise reduction, an integrated panoramic LCD, and RX/TX EQ establish the radio as a genuine desktop radio. Optional battery life at full power can be extended for a long time because of the combination of a built-in battery’s low current drain and the device’s long run time.
The RS-978 may be adapted to suit your preferences thanks to its many available extras. The RS-978 has all the bells and whistles a HAM could want, whether they’re using it to work uncommon DX from home or to bag a new peak during a SOTA expedition.


                                                                                                         The Kit Includes:

RS-918 HF 1.8 - 30 MHz 15W

HM-978 Hand Microphone

RS-978 HF SDR Transceiver with BatteryAD-978 AC Adaptor RS-918 HF 1.8 - 30 MHz 15W

PL-978 DC Power Cable

RS-978 HF SDR Transceiver with BatteryBP-978 Li-Polymer Microphone RS-918 HF 1.8 - 30 MHz 15W

MB-978 Mounting Bracket

RS-978 HF SDR Transceiver with BatteryCP-978 Power Conversion Plug


It is possible to work from any location because of the RS-978’s portable design. You may use it on a desk or a picnic table thanks to the rear tilt stand. The adjustable keyer paddle, lightweight battery pack, and external wide-range ATU take portability to the next level (all optional accessories can be supplied, please ask). A whip antenna allows for portable operation. The maximum current drain in receive mode is 410 mA. Battery life is also enhanced by the high transmit efficiency. The RS-978 is packed with functionality but has a user-friendly interface thanks to its wide front panel and well-placed buttons.
This radio comes with the following accessories by default: HM-978 Hand Microphone, PL-978 DC Power Cable, Attached Desktop Stand, SH-978 Side Handles, and BNC-SO239 Adapter. The radio is shipped from Glasgow, UK.
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″



Additional information

Weight 3 kg