This is the sucessor to the X5105 and has 10 watts output when powered by power supply. This radio covers all Ham bands between 160 meters and 6 meters.
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Complete package at bargain pricing. It continues to improve as firmware catches up to capabilities of this radio
I received my X6100 radio in December 2021 from CSI and have used it almost daily since then. It has a very nice 4″ high-resolution color screen display with a built-in antenna tuner. It transmits and receives on all the U.S. HF (160-10)Ham bands and 6 meters. It is also a General coverage receiver as most all SDR radios. Actual power output with my radio is 10-12 watts depending on band, as tested with Bird 4410A watt meter. The transmitter signal quality is within FCC specs on all bands with my radio as tested with an HP 8557a and MS610B Anritsu spectrum analyser. The X6100 has an internal automatic antenna tuner that works very well, I use a linear loaded dipole for 80/6 and the auto-tuner tunes it well. I have used it with other antennas and the tuner worked good with them also. The internal battery is a non-removable Lipo 3.5Ah battery and is charged in the radio with the built-in charger system. You can select to turn on/off battery charger in the software menu. Power output is 5 watts when using the internal battery and 10 watts when connected to an external power source of 13.8 volts. Like most all SDR radios the screen sports several of the radios functions and with a high resolution spectrum and waterfall display. The built in RTTY function works quite well and has storage for pre-made messages. It has a nice more rugged case. The actual min/max receive current with the LCD screen set to minimum (1) with the latest firmware update (1-17-22) is about 180-240ma with a voltage of 13.6VDC. The radio gets a little warm after being on for hours like most other YeaKenCom ham rigs but nothing abnormal. There have been 4 firmware upgrades to this point and Xiegu continues to improve on this radio I like the radio it does a lot for the price and it's a fun radio.
This radio could easily have a 5 star review if the manufacture activates the missing promised features of the radio. This includes the Bluetooth, Wifi and also the ability to use the memory keyer or what is known as the "modem" under the apps. Looking forward to future firmware updates for this beautiful radio. The Good: Antenna tuner does a great job. Waterfall is beautiful Battery lasts for a couple hours with heavy use Easy to update firmware The Bad (Until fixed): No working memory keyer for CW No bluetooth or WiFi for audio/cat for FT8 On 20m I seem to pickup some broadcast radio. Hopeful a firmware fixes this. Close strong signals can really cause issues even with the filters on. I assume this can be addressed in the firmware as well. Overall a nice radio for the price and will be an steal once the features are all activated and corrected. 73 de ac9hp