Base Station

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A Base Station is a kind of transceiver intended for permanent installation in a shack or other radio station, base station rigs are the most powerful on the market and usually have the most features in terms of bands and modes compared to other types of transceiver, smaller base stations approach the size of a larger mobile rig and while they are often used as such, are not strictly intended for mobile or portable operation, a base station normally requires supporting equipment such as a power supply, outdoor antenna, mic/key and in some cases, can display information on an external monitor.

Other Names

Older tube-based rigs are often called "Boat Anchors" for their hefty metal construction.

A "Shack in a Box" usually refers to a modern, relatively small base station with lots of features, such as the iCom IC-7300 or Yaesu FT-991/A.