This product is no longer available and has been replaced by: RF320. Some accessories, replacement parts, or services may still be available.
RF310 VHF Radio Transceiver
Services Available
Repair No
Calibration No
Free Support No


The RF310 is a rugged, narrowband VHF radio transceiver for customers with an FCC-assigned frequency in the range of 148 to 174 MHz. It is well-suited for Campbell Scientific RF networks. An FCC license is required.

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Benefits and Features

  • Rugged, low-cost narrow-band transceiver
  • Meets NTIA narrowband and FCC refarming requirements for transmission
  • Supports up to 16 channels
  • Transmits up to 25 miles line of sight
  • Compatible with most of our current and retired dataloggers
  • Supports up to 254 dataloggers on a single frequency
  • Each station can act as a repeater to extend the transmission distance attainable by the network


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Detailed Description

The RF310 is programmed by Campbell Scientific to the frequency that was assigned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This frequency must be specified at time of order so that it can be programmed into the radio.

A user-supplied antenna that matches the FCC-assigned radio frequency is required for each radio. Typically, the COAXNM-L coaxial cable is used to connect the antenna with the radio. One end of the COAXNM-L includes a male BNC connector that mates with the radio's BNC connector. The other end of the COAXNM-L includes a Type N Male connector that mates with the antenna's connector; the majority of VHF/UHF antennas terminate in a Type N Female connector.

Besides the radio, each field station and repeater station must also have an RF500M Radio Modem or RF310M Radio Modem; base stations need an RF500M modem, RF500B Base Station, or RF310B Base Station. The RF System brochure provides a complete list of equipment used in our field stations, repeater stations, and base stations.


Frequency Error ±5.0 ppm
Frequency Deviation Peak ±2.5 (25 kHz channel spacing)
Adjacent Channel Power 70 dB @ nominal conditions (25 kHz channel spacing)
Operating Temperature -30° to +60°C
  • 11.7 x 6.2 x 3.0 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) without mounts and connectors
  • 13.5 x 7.6 x 3.6 cm (5.3 x 3.0 x 1.4 in.) with mounts and connectors
Weight 218 g (7.7 oz)

RF Power Output (nominal)

High 5 W
Low 1 W

Current Drain

Standby < 65 mA (muted)
  • < 2000 mA (5 W RF power)
  • < 1000 mA (1 W RF power)
Receiver < 80 mA


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Data Loggers

Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired) c
CR206X (retired) The CR200(X)-series dataloggers are only compatible if the RF500M radio modem is used.
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired) The CR200(X)-series dataloggers are only compatible if the RF500M radio modem is used.
CR3000 (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR800 (retired)
CR850 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Communication Devices

Compatible Note
RF310M (retired)
RF315M (retired)
RF500B (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information


The RF310 does not work with other radio models.