The STANDARD C-116 is a 2m Monoband-portable radio with sub-receiver. Sometimes it is described as Semi-Duo-Band-Radio.

It was placed on marked in 1994 and was produced under the label of MARANTZ. Target marked was probably Russia and some asiatic countries. In Western Europe the STANDARD C-116 is very seldom to find.

The STANDARD C-116 was sold as set containing printed manual, antenna, battery-pack and a battery-charger. You won't need an option for DTMF or CTCSS. Both options are already included in those radios. The STANDARD C-116 is designed for 2m. And analog to the C-116 you can get a 70cm-type, called C-416 (Just for reference).

Maximum rf-power of the STANDARD C-116 is 5W when supplied with 13,8V DC. When using the battery-pack CNB-115 maximum rf-out is 1W. For supplying external DC the STANDARD C-116 has a DC-jack, range: 6V to 16V DC. ! ATTENTION ! TAKE CARE ON POLARISATION WHEN USING THIS DC-JACK. Max. current consumption is abt. 1,5Ampere. In receiving-mode current consumption is abt. 40mA and you can reduce in down to 15mA in Power-Safe-Mode.


Basicaly the STANDRD C-116 is a one-band-portable for 2m. But as feature you can receive 70cm - and you can also transmit there with super-small power of 20mW. It seems that STANDARD did like such features as you also can see on the C-1208. Additionaly you can receive not only the range 144 to 146MHz and 430 to 440MHz. You are also able to receive from 110Mhz to 199MHz in AM and FM. That means you will be able to receice airplane-frequencies. Disadvantage: Sensitivity gets pretty low in those outband-ranges. In the amateur-radio-band sensitivity is as high as you know it from other STANDARD-radios.

A quite large LC-Display shows you actual setted frequencies and several activated modes and settings. Size of keys is ok so you mostly will have no problems when using and setting the STANDARD C-116.

Roundabout setting in SET-mode

A bit complicate is the SET-MODE. On the one side, in this SET-MODE you can manage various functions and features. On the other side there is a lot of knowledge necessary for setting all those features as you need them. For hidding all function that were hip in the middle 1990es this SET-MODE has two areas. First area is for frequently used settings, second area is for less needed features and functions. SET-MODE is for setting different parameters, like TONE, utomatic power off, repeater-shift and similar. obere Ebene trägt die häufig benötigten Funktionen, die tiefere Ebene lässt die Einstellung seltener Funktionen zu. Im SET-Mode werden alle Hintergrundparameter, wie Tone-Squelch, automatische Abschaltung, Relais-Ablage und ähnliches eingestellt.


DTMF is a feature that was built into all STANDARD C-116 in factory. So you won't need further options for DTMF and you can do Echolink or other by using DTMF. As the manual tells you will also be able to work in CTCSS-mode without additional option. A nice and very usefull feature is the power-safe-mode. In this mode you can drop current consumption down to 15mA, what means that you safe battery-power and enlarge operation time.

Various scan-modes

Several scan- and memory-modes make it possible to make the STANDARD C-116 to your personal radio.

Technical details

TX-rangeca. 130 – 174MHz
Receiver range100 – 199MHz, 400 – 519MHz
ModeSenden in FM, Empfang in FM und AM
Crossband oparationno
rf-outputmax. 5W
sensitivity squelchca. 0,2µV bei 12dB SINAD
Voltage range input6V bis 16V DC oder 7,2V über Akku
Current consumption RX40mA, im SAVE-Mode auf unter 15mA reduzierbar
current consumption TXmax. 1,5A
audio-output?W an ? Ohm
steps5kHz, 12,5kHz, 25kHz…
DTMFja, ab Werk
Display illiminationja
CTCSSja, ob Option ist in Klärung
Measurement WxHxD50 x 90 x 38mm
Frontmetall and plastics
antenna connectorBNC-Buchse
connector external mikeMike über Klinken-Buchse
external supply connectableja, 6V bis 16V DC, sonst Batteriebetrieb 7,2V
weight260g mit Akku
Overview technical details


Batterypack CNB-115, hard to get in Europe

Technical documents

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