TR-45L is a 5-band 5-watt CW transceiver covering the 80-75, 40, 30, 20, and 17 meter bands.
- TR-45L is a 5-band 5-watt CW transceiver covering the 80-75, 40, 30, 20, and 17 meter bands.
- Full band coverage is provided, with the transmitter optimized for the CW band portions.
- The receiver is provided with both narrow and wide band IF filters, and CW and SSB detectors.
- Precision optical tuning encoder for long-life smooth tuning.
- An illuminated front panel meter shows “S” units on receive, and power output (forward or reverse) while transmitting. The meter also will display the battery state of charge.
- A “High SWR” warning indicator will illuminate if the antenna SWR exceeds about 2:1.
- The transmitter power output is adjustable from less than ½ watt to 5 watts with a front panel control.
- RIT is provided to adjust the receive frequency up to + or – 5 KHz from the transmit frequency.
- Two VFOs for each band are provided with recallable memories.
- Dual keyer memory message record and playback.
- A built-in keyer is adjustable from about 5 wpm to 45 wpm with a front panel speed control.
- Separate straight key and keyer paddle inputs are provided on the front panel.
- A front panel adjustable sharp notch filter is provided to null out interference.
- A front panel receiver RF gain control is provided.
- Operates from a 12 volt nominal power source requiring up to 1.3 amperes on transmit, and about 130 ma on receive. A front panel power on – off switch is provided.
- Tuning speed is easily settable from 1 Hz to 1 KHz per step.
- A selectable dial lock is available to prevent inadvertent frequency changes.
- A built-in speaker delivers more than adequate volume.
- There is a knob or switch for every function – no confusing back menus!
- Size 8-1/2” wide, 5” high, 3” deep Weight about 2.8 lb with Internal Batteries
- Optional built in 5200ma Lithium battery pack and charger.
European Union Shipping Issues
Shipments to Europe are problematic because our products have not been tested for the addition of the “CE” label as is required for the European Union countries. Even though amateur radio equipment is largely exempt from the EU “RED” testing requirements, it seems that the “CE” marking is still required. This “CE” testing is very expensive. Based on the number of inquiries we get from Europe, we would never come close to recovering these expenses. We will not simply just add the “CE” mark without the required testing, as is common with Chinese products. However, it appears that the “CE” mark might not be required on kits because after all they a collection of parts and could not be tested for “CE” without being assembled. This might place the responsibility for compliance on the builder instead of with Penntek. Shipping kits only (and not wired units) might prevent the possibility of having the radio confiscated by European Customs for the missing “CE” mark. We welcome any thoughts and comments on this issue.