Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #13 - Specifications

This is an article in a series regarding the vintage Azden AZ-61 6m FM Transceiver.

In its day, the AZ-61 provided a unique product to radio amateurs.  Radio collectors love specifications.

AZ-61 Specifications

  • Reception frequency range: 46.000 - 54.000MHz
  • Transmission frequency range: 50.000 - 53.995MHz
  • Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • DC Power Input Voltage: +3VDC to +16VDC, negative ground
  • Current consumption (receiving): ~150mA; when squelched: ~48mA; in the Battery Saver mode: ~28mA; in APO mode: ~100uA
  • Current consumption (transmitting): High power: ~1.5A; Low power: ~500mA
  • Dimensions (with BP-11 installed): 65mm x 174mm x 33mm
  • Weight: ~550g (including BP-11, antenna, hand strap, and belt clip)
  • Operating temperature: -20 deg. C to +60 deg. C
  • Transmitting power output: High: 5W; Low: 0.5W
  • Modulation: Variable Reactance Modulation
  • Maximum Frequency Deviation: +/- 5Khz
  • Spurious Output: -60dB or less
  • Built-in Microphone: Electret capacitor type (Impedance: 2k ohms)
  • Receiver method: Double conversion super-heterodyne type
  • RF Sensitivity: FM: Better than 0.16uV for 12dB SINAD
  • First IF Frequency: 16.9MHz
  • Second IF Frequency: 455KHz
  • Squelch sensitivity: 0.1uV or less
  • Selectivity: +/- 6KHz min. (-6dB); +/- 15KHz max (-60dB)
  • Audio Output: 250mW min into 8 ohms with 10% distortion


Photo of the Azden AZ-61 hand held transceiver
Azden AZ-61 HT


Good DX and 73, NJ2X


Other related articles on NJ2X.COM:
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #1 - How to program the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #2 - disabling "the beep"
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #3 - 1993 review article
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #4 - rebuilding the battery pack
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #5 - how to reset the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #6 - Automatic Power-Off
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #7 - VFO Mode
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #8 - Frequency Step
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #9 - Scanning
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #10 - Dual Watch



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