The Stryker 440 is a very clean radio inside, and well designed. When these units first came on the scene we weren't that impressed. However the chassis have gotten better, and with some of the upgrades Stryker does, these radios are hot sellers.
The good, it's full featured all round. 361 AM/FM channels, 2 roger beeps (not needed on a non-ssb chassis but they are there to simply annoy people). The radio's got a working variable talkback, and has variable RF power. Shops greatly LIE about how many watts they get from these. This is 100% truth, and all the bull in the world stories on how great their tech is, these radios with the superwackpack which is about the most extensive technical work on the planet, you see about 60-70 watts. This is while keeping the radio cool, loud, and clean! That's pretty darn good in the watt dept.
The most impressive part is after the SuperWackPack these chassis have massive RMS watts (talkpower). This is going to give you max distance. We build radios to talk distance, clear and loud. This one does all those things.
The pretty low end lighted face works pretty well actually, and is brighter then a cheap motels neon sign. But you can turn it down! We've been making the displays even dimmer for many customers who request this mod. Round RF meters are pretty snazzy as well and easily seen at night. All in all, we hate to admit it, but if your in the market for different, and the 440 is available you may want to check it out. Is the SR440H/P worth checking into...........YES! Priced right........YES. And Superwackpacked, you'll kick a few lil radios around. Also ask about the SuperRx mod for this one if your interested in max receive.
Looking for a high power radio that's loaded with features? This is what the factory wants you to know...
Introducing the Stryker SR-440HP 10 Meter Amateur Radio.
The new Stryker SR-440 is a next generation 10 Meter Amateur Radio that was built entirely with the operator in mind. We've loaded the radio with real world, common sense features that make using the radio a blast. Highlighted below are some of the more important features that the SR-440 offers.
Important Stryker 440 Features Include:
High Power Final Transistor - The SR-440 uses a single high power flange mounted transistor that provides the user with 55 + watts PEP. If you want be heard, the SR-440 has the power required to do some serious talking.
Digital Echo with/ Dual Front Mounted Controls - Provides the operator a much wider range of effects and control than typical factory or aftermarket echo boards. Our board is able to reproduce the human voice with virtually no distortion providing maximum clarity and enjoyment.
Two Different Roger Beeps - Two different roger beeps are included with the SR-440HP. These are controlled using a switched that is located on the front panel. This is a feature that you will find on virtually no other radio direct from the factory. Most importantly the roger beep can be turned off when it's not needed.
Variable Power Control - Allows the operator to adjust or vary their carrier from one watt to over 50 watts PEP. This is a must have feature if the operator intends to use an external power device.
Variable Talk Back Control - The infamous talk back squeal is virtually eliminated with our independently controlled talk back circuitry. The operator can adjust the volume to the perfect level as operating conditions require. Best of all the user no longer has to turn down the microphone gain to stop the annoying squeal that is often the result of poor design or cost cutting at the production level.
Up-ArmoredĒ Receiver - Our exclusive receiver protection works even under the harshest conditions, such as those experienced at a busy truck stop with many operators running high power radios. In addition our receiver filtering is much tighter than most radios on the market. This means adjacent channel rejection is drastically improved.
Back Lighted Controls - Our exclusive face plate design provides operators with back lighted controls, making adjustments even in the darkest conditions easy. Best of all our design is extremely durable and can be dimmed using the dimmer switch located on the front panel of the radio.
Additional Features Include:
Blue meter light and channel display
Large round meter that is easy to read
Advanced NB/ANL Circuit Reduces Interference
AM/FM Operation and PA Circuitry
Automatic AWI (Antenna Warning Indicator) alerts
the operator if their SWR's are too high
Three Position dimmer switch on front panel
Front microphone connector for easy mounting in
Receive and Microphone gain controls
Frequency Counter Jack pre-wired for FC-390