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Robert Bosch GmbH

Robert Bosch GmbH, commonly known as Bosch, is a multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart (Germany). Bosch is the largest supplier 1 of automotive components (2011). The company is 92% owned by the Robert Bosch Foundation [1].

Bosch company logo

Bosch's core products are automotive components, industrial products, household appliances, security systems etc. In the past, Bosch also had a presence in the telecommunications market, with a wide range of professional mobile and handheld two-way VHF/UHF radios, like the KF-161 and KF-163, under the name BOSCH TELECOM. In 1996, BOSCH TELECOM acquired the mobile radio division of the Swiss Ascom Radiocom, but sold it a year later to multinational Motorola.

Some of the Bosch telecommunications products, in particular the ones with secure cryptographic communications facilities, are described on this website. Click any of the thumbnails below.

  1. Measured in 2011 by revenues [1].

Bosch equipment on this website
Bosch version of the FuG-8b (KF-802)
External voice scramblers for mobile radios
Plug-in frequency domain scrambler for FuG-8b (KF-802)
Ascom/Bosch/Motorola SE-160 (Bosch HF-1208) handheld radio
Ascom/Bosch/Motorola SE-660 mobile radio
ANT/Siemens/R&S DS-102 key tape reader
ANT/Siemens/R&S DS-102 key transfer device
  1. Wikipedia, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Retrieved June 2017.
Known Bosch two-way radios
Below is a non-exhaustive list of known two-way FM/PM VHF/UHF mobile radios that were made or (re)sold by Bosch. Note that many Bosch radios can be converted for Radio Amateur use fairly easily. Descriptions for this are widely available on the internet. Also note that some radios were sold under different model numbers, such as the ones used by the German authorities (BOS).

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