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Comparison Chart

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Wideband Receivers 

The chart below compares features found on our most popular wideband receivers. For an explanation of any feature click the feature.
To go to a particular radio click the model number, or return to the wideband receiver index.

  Alinco AOR Icom Yaesu
Feature DJ-
X3
DJ-
X10
DJ-
X2000
AR
3000A
AR
5000A
AR
8200Mk3
AR
8600Mk2
IC-
R3
IC-
R5
IC-
R10
IC-
R20
IC-
R8500
PCR-
1000
VR-
120D
VR-
500
VR-
5000
Min Freq 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.01 0.5 0.53 0.495 0.15 0.5 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Max Freq 1300 2000 2150 2036 3000 3000 3000 2450 1310 1300 3305 2000 1300 1300 1300 2600
Keypad NO YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES N/A NO YES YES
Tune Knob YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES YES
Memories 700 1200 2000 400 2000 1000 1000 450 1250 1000 1225 1200 Note 1 640 1000 2000
Banks 10 30 40 4 20 20 20 8 8 16 26 20 Note 1 10 10 100
Bandscope NO YES YES NO NO YES YES YES NO YES YES NO YES NO YES YES
PC Port NO YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Recorder NO NO YES NO NO OPT OPT NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO OPT
Ant Jack SMA BNC BNC BNC N/SO239 BNC BNC BNC SMA BNC BNC N/SO239 BNC BNC BNC SO239
Scan Speed 10 5 5 50 45 37 37 15 15 6 6 15 Note 1 12 12 15
Search Speed 20 25 30 50 45 37 37 30 30 17 100 15 Note 1 20 20 15
Video NO NO NO NO OPT. NO OPT. YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Sync Detect NO NO NO NO YES4 NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Clock NO YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO YES
S.S.B. NO YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES YES NO YES YES

Notes:   1PC Dependent. 2 3-26.1 MHz. 3 Wide/Medium/Narrow. 4 on +3 version only.
Scan and search speeds are approximate. The radios in this chart are cellular blocked and not continuous coverage.


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