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NSTIG-8R Dual Band (VHF/UHF) Analog Portable Two-Way Radio
Versatile Radio for Amateur and Commercial USE

The NSTIG-8R is certified for use on commercial and amateur frequencies. The NSTIG-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 usage and is able to Transmit and Receive fully on Narrowband (12.5kHz).


The NSTIG-8R is the most accurate and reliable radio in its class, with deviation at a minimum the NSTIG-8R will only receive signals that you want. The NSTIG-8R has an accurate receiver that will filter out any noise that is not on your chosen frequency or squelch setting. It out-ranks any other receiver in its class!

Dual Watch Receiver

The NSTIG-8R has one built-in receiver but can "watch" two channels (semi duplex). Monitor two different frequencies (even on different bands (VHF/UHF)) and the radio will monitor both frequencies giving priority to the first station to receive an incoming call.

FM Broadcast Station

Save up to 99 FM stations in preset memories so you can instantly tune to your favorite local broadcast. You can listen to the FM Broadcast radio, while still monitoring your radio frequencies in the background. Any incoming call will be given priority insuring you never miss an important call while listening to the radio.

Group and individual calling supported

The NSTIG-8R supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by individual or by group. Tone calling (private line) is required by most commercial applications and the NSTIG-8R supports the latest standards, even allowing custom CTCSS Tones.


The NSTIG-8R can even decode (receive) DTMF commands. This allows for ANI (Caller ID), Remote Stun, Remote Kill and more.

Internal VOX function

The NSTIG-8R has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation and can be used in conjunction with the included earpiece and mic. The VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable your needs.

Customize Your Operation with channels, Programmable Buttons, and more!

You can program your NSTIG-8R exactly how you want it. There are 200 programmable memory channels. You can add or remove channels from scanning list right on the keypad. The side keys are programmable to multiple options including adding a secondary (dual) push-to-talk option. You can give channels alphanumeric names, without using a computer. The radio has 2 power levels (5 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set VFO scanning limits, and resume scanning after a power cycle. The NSTIG-8R has 2 VFO banks, and allows you to be in both VFO and channel modes at the same time. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.


In commercial applications you can set up radios in work modes and customize and restrict from manual programming modes (and menus). You can even lockout the keypad completely.

What's In the Box?

NSTIG-8R Radio Body

1800mAh Battery

High Gain Antenna

Earpiece with Remote Mic

Desktop Charger

120v AC Adapter

Belt Clip

Wrist Strap


Frequency range:

[TX] 136 - 174MHz, 400 - 520MHz

[RX] 136 - 174MHz, 400 - 520MHz, 68-108MHz (FM Broadcast)

Channel Capacity:

200 Channels

Channel Spacing

25KHz (wide band)12.5KHz (narrow band)


≤0.25μV (wide band)  ≤0.35μV (narrow band)

Operation Voltage

7.4V DC ±20%



Frequency step:

2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 20, 25, 30 and 50KHz


Antenna Connector: SMA-Female / Antenna Impedance: 50Ω

Accessory Connector:

Kenwood 2 Pin Standard



Output power: 

5W / 1W


113×62×40mm (with battery)


220g (with battery, antenna, belt clip)

Audio Power Output

1000mW/10% (1 WATT)

NSTIG-8R, ANILE-8R Charger

Replacement Charger and transformer

QBC-42L Charger

QPS-01 AC Transformer


NSTIG-8R, ANILE-8R Belt Clip

Replacement Belt Clip


Includes Screws


Replacement Antenna
NSTIG-8R Dual Band


Stock VHF / UHF Antenna

NSTIG-8R, ANILE-8R 1800mAh Battery

Replacement Battery



NSTIG-8R, ANILE-8R Battery Eliminator

12V Battery Eliminator


12V DC ~ 7.4V Output

AnyTone Tech Earpiece

Replacement Earpiece


Heavy Duty Corded Earpiece with Inline Mic