What is a transceiver? How often we asked for this question? It’s a word composed by the two : trans-mitter and receiver.
Together they do TRANS-CEIVER. It’s a device that can both transmit and receive communications, in particular a combined radio transmitter and receiver. A receiver can only receive and a transmitter can only transmit. The term originated in the early 1920s.
The term transceiver for Ham Radio user is quite common. But in the general communication (Engineering) we can also distinguish SFT module (Small-Factor Pluggable) – particular connector optic fibers, Ethernet and SONET.
The SFP has replaced the GBIC connector, which has the big advantage to be little.
Standard velocities of SFP are 155Mbps, 622Mbps, 1Gbps, 1.25Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 3Gbps, 4.25Gbps, 10Gbps (SFP+) e 25Gbps (SFP28). Maximul distance tested are 220m, 300m, 2km, 10km, 20km, 40km, 60km, 80km, 100km, 120km e 150km.
The XFP indeed (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable) is another connector which use only optic fibers.
In the HAM RADIO World.
It’s a device which cost several hundreds of $$$ which is able to transmit and receive. You obviously need a good Antenna to transmit the signl over the space. HF is the frequency of transmission. High Frequency ( 0 – 30 Mhz ).
The transceiver is made of transistors, condensators and resistors. Inside you will find two or three motherboards which are able to receive and make possibile the transmission. The best companies in the world that produce and sell these HF transceivers are: KENWOOD, YAESU, ELECRAFT, ICOM.
If you are looking indeed for a transceiver HF VHF UHF : here is the answer. Yaesu FT 857.
I would also recommend the YAESU FT 817 ND – very compact transceiver. These two are the best transceiver HF VHF UHF. But what does a HF VHF UHF means? Quite simple: it’s a transceiver able to transmit on these 3 bands (0-30 HF, 144-146 VHF, 430 – 440 UHF)!
Which are the best amateur radio stores in the world?
Well, if you ask which are the amateur radio stores it’s quite hard to list here all of them.
In Europe for sure the WIMO (wimo.de) it’s the best ham radio store where you can all the transceivers available on the market. In USA indeed the best amateur radio stores are the hamradiooutlet.com and the gigaparts.com. Remember always to get in touch with these amateur radio stores via email / ask any info you like.
Looking for SDR Transceivers?
There is no yaesu sdr transceiver. There is no Kenwood sdr indeed. There is no ICom SDR . Yes , these companies do not produce SDR trans ceiver. Quite a shame I would say.
What’s a SDR transceiver? SDR stands for sofware defined radio (SDR). It’s a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system. I suggest you also to visit these links, especially if you’re looking for a kit.
How much does a trans receiver cost?
Well this depends on what kind of radio you’re buying. If it’s just for fun, you can start with a Chinese transmitter like the G1M from XIEGU. It’s only 200$ and the HF radio is yours. You will be able to listen to many ham radio stations as well broadcasting radio. If you own a license radio you can also transmit on HF bands and trying to get a contact (QSO.
What is able to do ?
It’s easy. As said before: the trans receiver meaning is a device able to transmit and receive on the same frequency in different modes : SSB (USB, LSB), AM, FM, CW. There are also digital modes like FT8. So the trans receiver meaning for ham radio users is the following: ability to speak, to talk to many other people for free. Just experiment! Try your best antenna, test your trans receiver.