Xiegu X5105

Xiegu X5105

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RRP ($):650
RRP (£):535
RRP (€):620

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Description

The Xiegu X5105 is a complete “grab and go” station in a ruggedly-stylish compact enclosure. Go ahead, pick it up! Fits comfortably in your hand, yet it delivers all the powerhouse features normally reserved for a full-sized HF transceiver.

Going on a trip? Leave the accessory bag at home – everything you need is already built in. Just toss up an antenna and you’re on the air!

Here are some of the Xiegu X5105’s advanced features:

  • Large back-lit multi-function LCD display screen
  • Transmit on all bands, 160 through 6 meters including 5 MHz
  • Receive with gap-free coverage from 500 kHz to 54 MHz
  • Operate on all modes (USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital)
  • Selectable IF bandwidth (500-Hz CW, 2.4-kHz SSB, 6-kHz AM)
  • Built-in DSP, noise blanker, and notch filter to suppress interference
  • Robust 600-mW AF-output with high-pass and low-pass audio EQ
  • Deluxe multi-function keypad-microphone included
  • Low-profile controls, heat sink, and desktop stand all built in
  • Powerful 3800-mAh battery for extended “off-the-grid” operation
  • More antenna choices using the built-in auto-tuner (ATU)
  • Scan-feature displays band activity and plots antenna SWR
  • Built-in Data Modem with CAR and AFC tracking, onscreen display
  • Built-in auto-keyer with three memory channels plus CW trainer
  • Adjustable SSB with speech-processing compressor
  • Regular firmware updates are free, on line, any time
  • Compact: 6-5/8Wx3-5/8Hx1-7/8D”, weighs 2.1 pounds with battery X5105 comes with features other manufacturers miss, like back-lit low profile control switches

Conveniently spaced for adult-sized fingers, and a highly-visible 3.6-inch back-lit LCD that┬ádisplays all aspects of it’s operation.

Even the VFO is different, with a unique counter-sunk tuning knob and an unusually wide range of tuning rates (you even get velvet-smooth 1-Hz stepping to lock in data signals).

DX splits are easy to set up, and the wide-range RIT has a precision digital readout for surveying adjacent channels.Transmit power is adjustable from 0.5 to 5.0 Watts in calibrated half-Watt increments, perfect for operating QRP, running miles-per-watt tests, or setting the correct drive level for an external amplifier.

You get a built-in data modem with both CAR (carrier) and AFC (frequency) tracking, plus an onscreen spectrum display. And, when on the road, you can leave your antenna analyzer home because the X5105 plots SWR graphically. Add the wide-range impedance-matching capability of the built-in ATU, and the Xiegu X5105 can put you on the map from virtually any location.

When receive conditions get rough,the Xiegu X5105 comes with a powerful toolbox for cutting through interference and pulling stations in. There’s a sensitive pre-amp to boost weak signals, a front-end attenuator to reduce overload, noise blanking (NB) for impulse noise, digital noise reduction (DNR) for atmospheric noise, variable notch filtering (NF) for pesky heterodynes, adjustable AGCRate (AGC), built-in CW filter, plus variable high-pass and low-pass audio-EQ filtering. It also delivers lots of spare audio-output power for driving an external speaker.

In transmit, CW contesting is a breeze! Get variable-speed automatic keying, plus three programmable message channels. For SSB contesting, the adjustable speech processor scores extra points. Deluxe electret keypad microphone places the radio’s advanced features at your fingertips. A mic is also built in to the radio’s body for walkie-talkie style operation.

You can power the X5105 from any regulated 9-15 volt 3-amp DC source or go “off grid” for up to 8 hours using the powerful built-in 3800-mAh Lithium-ion battery pack. Charging is simple because the radio’s power-management circuitry continuously monitors battery condition and fully controls the recharge cycle.

Factory tested, complies with FCC rules, and has one year warranty.

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Transmitter

Minimum RF output (watts):0.1
Maximum RF output (watts):5

Power

Minimum operating voltage:9
Maximum operating voltage:15
Battery capacity (mAh):3800

Physical

Width (mm):170
Height (mm):95
Depth (mm):50
Weight (g):953
Connectors:BNC, Line Out, Microphone, Morse Key, ACC Port, Speaker Out, CAT

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Year of release:2018