Vitai TK-80 HF SSB radio

tk-80-2You said you wanted a Chinese HF radio? Apparently there is one now, and it isn’t vapor-ware for a change.

The Vitai TK-80 (here was a link, but seller’s page suddenly disappeared..) is a 100 Watt HF radio targeted to professional users, has a no-nonsense look & feel with as little buttons as possible.

The radio offers the following modes: J3E (SSB), A1A (CW), A3E (AM), F1D (FSK) and  F2D (AFSK). The last two modes require a third party modem. FM is not supported.

As usual on Alibaba.com the price is kept under wraps (between $1 and $999), but I don’t expect the radio to be cheaper than, let’s say, the low budget but very capable Icom IC-718.

Edit: might be a re-branded Kenwood TK-80 or reversed engineered Kenwood. Bummer.

tk-80

Key Features:

HF Transceiver for Long-Range Business Operations
HF Frequency Coverage to 30MHz
100 Watt RF Output
Optional Internal Antenna Tuning Unit
Mobile/Base Station Operation
Data Mode Operation via External (3rd Party) Modem.
VOX Function
80 Memory Channels plus VFO Mode

More specifications can be found here (oops, seller removed page, I wonder why).