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Optima MK2 10-12 Meter All Mode Transceiver

Optima MK2 10-12 Meter All Mode Transceiver

  • Compact Chassis
  • VFO control
  • USB/LSB/AM/FM Modes
  • 50 Watts PeP AM / 40 Watts SSB
  • 1-15 Watt AM Carrier
  • Frequency Display
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OPTIMA MK-II image - optima_mk_ii_front_side.jpg
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Sorry, the OPTIMA MK-II is discontinued.

Now shipping! The Optima MK2 compact mobile 10 and 12 meter HAM transceiver. Complete with popular features and modes for HF use. Perfect mobile radio for skip conditions.

The optima is designed to provide years of enjoyment and trouble-free service. There are many features and functions designed into this transceiver.

The OPTIMA is a 50w all mode microprocessor controlled, user programmable radio combining high RF performance with a user-friendly environment. The transceiver utilizes the latest in surface mount production techniques. This keeps the size of the unit to a minimum without sacrificing any of the advanced circuits required for today's high performance radios, and as cabin space diminishes in modern vehicles, this concept helps create a wider variety of installation options. Although engineered with mobile use in mind, the OPTIMA, with the addition of a high quality 10-amp power supply, may be easily adapted for fixed station operation.

Some of the features of the OPTIMA are; an advanced design liquid crystal display that provides the operator with a full visual account of the transceivers operating status, automatic frequency or memory scanning, memory storage of your favorite frequencies and modes, programmable frequency resolution of either 1kHz, 5kHz, 10 kHZ, 100 kHz, and 1 MHz, and split frequency operation for repeater use.

A second filter has been added to the IF chain and this can be switched in or out from the front panel as required. The 8 pin microphone plug is compatible with most icom microphones and base microphones can be easily rewired to suit the OPTIMA. These are just a few of the features that make the OPTIMA a pleasure to own and operate.

Output transistors (finals) are not covered under warranty. It is your responsibility to check your SWR reading every time you use your radio. Failure to ensure a properly functioning antenna system WILL damage this radio. If you transmit with a faulty antenna system, you may see smoke and your radio will no longer transmit. If this occurs, you are responsible for all repairs, parts, and shipping fees to repair your radio. Please, do not allow this to happen and always check your SWR.


Frequency Coverage
12M Band 24.500 - 25.000, 10M Band 28.000 - 29.999
Power Output
50 Watts AM PeP / 40 Watts SSB
Extremely Stable SSB Operation

Specifications, Weight, Dimensions

9 1/4" from rear heatsink to front bezel
9 3/4" from rear heatsink to front controls
6 1/8"
2 1/8"
Current Draw
10 Amp
Fuse Size
12 Amp
Microphone Pin-Out
Power Connection

What's Included

  • Optima MK2 10 & 12 Meter Amateur Radio
  • Channel Changing Microphone
  • Power Cord
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Manual
Last Modified: 04/06/2017