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Yaesu FT-991 approved by FCC – (IF DSP 3000 MIPS / 2250 MFLOPS)

Yaesu FT-991 approved by FCC USA: ID K6620575X50 – The new FT-991 HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF Transceiver operating SSB, AM, FM, PSK and C4FM (FDMA – F7W) Digital (if it doesn’t have D-Star or D-STAR DV) – List Price USD 1800.00 Your Price USD 1699,95 (info from Universal Radio – US market at 11/15/2014).

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Yaesu FT-991 RX Range: 30 kHz – 56 MHz, 118 MHz – 164 MHz, 420 MHz – 470 MHz

Triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450MHz for all bands. – Utilize a 1st quad mixer, along with a dedicated VHF/UHF mixer. – All mode including C4FM (4FSK) Digital, AMS (Automatic Mode Select) function decets the receive signal mode, and Group Monitor functions. – [Note] Data FR Mode ( High-speed Data Communication Mode) is not supported in this 991 model.

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FT-991 – Triple conversion 1st IF 69.450MHz and two Roofing filters

FT-991 use a Texas TMS320C6746 DSP chip (!! 3000 MIPS / 2250 MFLOPS) in the 3rd IF 24kHz on HF and in the VHF and UHF bands. – Selectable 3kHz and 15khz roofing filters in the 1st IF at 69.450MHz (post 1st mixer) Triple conversion in SSB/CW/RTTY,  2th IF at 9.000 MHz & 3rd IF at 24kHz.

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Final PA: 100W for HF/50MHz Bands and 50W for VHF/UHF Bands

Full Color TFT 3.5″ touch panel Display with (ASC) Spectrum Scope function with Waterfall capability on the FT-991 has only one receiver the audio will be “muted” while the spectrum scope is scanning. [Note] During continuous sweeping, no audio will be heard! (..info User manual)

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 web page for official data & info

[Nota] – Specifiche dettagliate: si prega di vedere le fonti ufficiali – Tutte le specifiche sono soggette a modifiche senza preavviso – Tutti i marchi appartengono ai rispettivi holders.- Questa pagina è solo una panoramica non ufficiale, dove nessuno dovrebbe trarre conclusioni – Tutti le immagini e le versioni di cui sopra è solo per illustrazione. (Tnx)

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TS-990S Firmware V. 1.07 just arrived & 1.08 in January’s – G0MGX and Homemade Trasverter

TS-990S New firmware Ver. 1.07 just arrived 13/11/2014. [Note] The Version 1.07 only revises the electronic device compatibility issue.  – The next firmware Ver.1.08 (expected) in the end of Jenuary 2015. – G0MGX homemade trasverter info and picture and link see below!- TS-990S/D のファームウェアが、Ver.1.07にアップデートされました

TS-990S Update Ver. 1.07 Revises the following symptom:
1. When NB1 is active on the main band, just after returning to receive mode the main band RX audio might be muted.
The above symptom appears only in the serial number range from S/NO.B47xxxxx through S/NO.B4Axxxxx. [NoteS/N from B47xxxxx July 2014 through  B4Axxxxx October 2014.

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The next firmware Ver.1.08 (expected) which includes “475kHz band DRV output function” and other functional updates will be released around the end of January 2015 at the same time as the “TS-590S Ver.2 update“.
Kenwood update more Software, included the Radio Host Program ARHP-990 Version 1.01 & The Radio VoIP Program ARVP-10 Version 1.01 (November / October 2014)
Link to: Software Up. V.1.07 / VCP Drive / ARUA-10 V.2.01 

The G0MGX and his homemade 28/144 MHz Trasverter

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TS-990S Display – 144 to 146MHz signals are down converted to 28 to 30MHz (pic G0MGX)

Mark, G0MGX and his homemade Trasverter for 144MHz with a external DDS LO based on the ADF4351 PLL chip “ZLPLL” made by IZ2BKC,  working well with TS-990S HF Transceiver. (…! see the link to  authors below)

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The “Anglia” trasvert (G4DDK) with the external DDS LO (ZL2BKC) assembled by G0MXG

The Anglian 144MHz transverter converts 28 to 30MHz transmit signals to 144 to 146MHz.  – On receive 144 to 146MHz signals are down converted to 28 to 30MHz.
This homemade trasverter will be stabilised by an external 116MHz Local Oscillator generated by a kit from ZL2BKC, based on an Analogue Devices ADF4351 DDS -

The Kit 144/28MHz transverter module featuring a ready-assembled PCB by Link to: G4DDK’s Sam web page (ENG)
Link to: G0MGX complete picture and data for his trasverter

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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TS-590SG New Manuals Dowload EN IT GE FR ES DU & Schematic Diagram 1-2

TS-590SG HF 50MHz Transceiver Istruction Manual, Manuale di Istruzioni,  Bedienungsanleitung, Manual de Instrucciones, Mode d’Emploi, they are ready to be downloaded from the Kenwood Electronics UK Ltd Support. Link below (Keyword search = TS-590SG  [product name]).
This device has been approved by the F.C.C ID: K44407110

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The new model it will have the model name “TS-590″ printed on the front panel !

Technology has moved on, so now Kenwood announce the updated TS-590S “G” model, which replaces the TS-590S stopped! – [Note] The menu setting in the TS-590SG is different from the equivalent menu setting in the TS-590S and the CAT command set differs significantly from the equivalent commands in the “S”model !
For Radio Control Program please use the new ARCP-590SG V.1, Oct. 2014 – (for the TS-590S, use the differente ARCP-590 V.1.03 Dic. 2013

There are some really new features on the new “SG” model:
Enhanced RX performance 3rd Order Dynamic Range @ practical 2 kHz separation (revised circuitry around post 1st Mixer & AGC control system & C/N characteristic of 1st Local OSC) – CW signal is decoded and scrolls in the 8-segment of the LCD (like to K3) – MULTI/CH encoder is changed, with push-switch funcition – ANT OUT to use with DRV OUT terminal as ANT OUT (via internal splitter) to connect external RX such as a Pan-adapter (3dB loss in divider) – SPLIT Setting: push and hold Split key, push “5” key example then you can work 5kHz up in Split operation -TX Power spike comparable to TS-990S  etc. (!…read the official data) -

Link to: Download Istruction Manuals & Schematic (search)

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Data source by Kenwood

Adjacent C/N with conventional PLL/VCO – This is a method in which, for the 1st local oscillator, instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer Analog Devices Inc. AD9951YSVZ) is supplied directly to the Mixer.During down conversion, the oscillation frequency is lower than it is in up conversion, so even better C/N (Carrier to Noise ratio) characteristics can be achieved.

TS-590SG Price: Regular USD 1799.00 Your price 1.759,95
TS-590SG Price: UK ML&S  £. 1399,95 (VAT Uk included)
(Source at 05 Nov. 2014: Universal Radio USA & ML&S Uk)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

ID-5100E-update-E2-evidenza-6

ID-5100E D-STAR V/U Update (Release E2) & CS-5100 the Cloning S. Update (V. 1.10)

ID-5100A or 5100E & CS-5100 – Icom Inc. has published a firmware update for the ID-5100E (Release E2) and an update for the CS-5100 cloning software (Rev. 1.10) on  global website  on 2014/10/30 – !! Before downloading, please thoroughly read (link) “Icom Firmware update instructions (here)” to know what the update requires. (leggere prima le istruzioni in ENG per l’aggiornamento dal link)

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ID-5100 Release E2 additions and changes (source: from the Icom update information)

The following firmware has been updated: CPU M to Version 1.10 – CPU C to Version 1.10 – DSP to Version 1.10

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App RS-MS1A free download Icom & UT-133 Unit option necessary.

Kevin Sanders writes: I installed the new Icom ID-5100 with the optional UT-133 Bluetooth board. This allows me to connect my Android phone or tablet to the radio wirelessly and use Icom’s RS-MS1A Android app. The app’s most notable functions are being able to send pictures and text messages over D-STAR – Link to: Read more by kdsandres

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Android app RS-MS1A & Android device for sending photos & messages

ID-5100 Update Release E2 adds the DV Fast Data mode, uses the data and the audio frames to send data approximately 3.5 times faster than the normal speed (conventional models) – [Note] So, no audio can be sent. Optional cables and third-party data communication software are necessary. (read more to Icon Inc. Information)

Link to: Icom ID-5100 firmware updates official web-page
Link to: Icom RS-MS1A  by Google play – Update V.1.10

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Multimode-evidenz2

AOR AR-DV1, a new breed of receiver – CSI CS7000 Multi-mode D-STAR & DMR

AOR AR-DV1, a new breed of receiver made in Japan! Multi mode decode and wide range capability. See the preliminary information (PDF) link below, of choice when you want to listen in to special communications. – New CSI CS7000 Multi-mode handhelds D-STAR & DMR (TDMA) by Connect Systems Inc. made in USA ..see below.

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AR-DV1 100kHz – 18MHz Direct Conversion – 18MHz – 1300MHz Triple superheterodyne

Until now, Multi-Mode meant AM, FM (wide & narrow), SSB and CW,  the AOR adds the following digital modes:
DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)
dPMR (Digital Private Mobile Radio)
D-Star –  APCO-25 – NXDN
Yaesu Digital (C4FM System Fusion)
Alinco Digital – Digital-CR
AOR G4GUO ( as used in ARD9000/9800 models)

Link to: AOR AR-DV1 Brochure, pre-release (PDF) ENG

CS7000  A NEW MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by CSI – USA

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This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. – Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. – This radio is built to commercial strandards and will cover commercial Frequencies.
The first version will ship with Analog, DMR, and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – There’ll just be firmware upgrades with which you can add features.!

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On the CS7000 the (firmware) software is open source, that Hams will evolve the kernel to make it increasingly more powerful to add industry standard protocols.

The primary microprocessor is a STM32F405VGT6. This is an ARM Cortex M4 32 bit high speed microprocessor – The second microprocessor is a DVSI 3000R. This microprocessor uses a TMS320F2811 core and is dedicated to executing the AMBE and AMBE +2 Vocoder formats and other algorithms (!!)

CSI planning on is releasing a single radio that will do both modes of analog and digital. – New expected Delivery is Jannuary  2014 (CSI update 28/10/2014) more news…. see the two link and info below

italianoIn un’intervista esclusiva a http://www.va3xpr.net/, il proprietario e presidente della Connect Systems Inc. – USA, Jerry Wanger parla dei piani produttivi della sua azienda che sorprenderà i Radioamatori con il lancio di questa nuova radio digitale vocale che supporterà sia il Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA) che, lo Smart Digital Technologies per Radio Amatori (D-STAR o D-star a seconda del sistema proprietario o compatibile in GMSK) – Successivamente saranno completati gli altri modi digitali.

Jerry Wanger prosegue dicendo CHE Il CS7000 porterà un avanzamento nella tecnologia progettuale e il prezzo medio rispetto a quello che è ora disponibile sul mercato, tanto da cambiarlo radicalmente. –  Il progetto prevede un firmware open-source che permetterà ai Radioamatori interessati di implementarlo e ampliarne le possibili applicazioni  tenendo conto dei processori e codec previsti e più sopra indicati.

Link to: White Paper by Jerry Wanger CEO for the CS7000
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ink to: Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA US web-page

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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FTDX-3000 & FTDX-1200 DSP’ Ver. 05-47 Update 04 Oct., 2014 – New FT-991 News

FTDX-3000 Update DSP Ver. 05.47 and FTDX-1200 Update DSP Ver. 05.47 (04 October 2014) now The CW keying band width spectrum is improved. – Before downloading this software, please read the “Important Notes” on official Yaesu Update Manuals.FT-991 Qud-band al mode… news below!

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[Note] There are four (4) different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000 & FTdx-1200, not use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.

Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000 Main-page (go… to all Files) ENG
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-1200 Main-page (go… to all Files) ENG

YAESU New FT-991 italiano un ricetrasmettitore per le bande HF/50/144/430MHz, opera nei modi SSB, CW, AM, FM, Packet e in Digitale C4FM (FDMA) – [09.10.2014]: This radio has NOT been approved by the FCC, ….price coming-soon!

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FT-991 caratteristiche generali in via preliminare:
Potenza output 100Watt – (50Watt in 144 e 430MHz)
Display TFT a colori da 3,5”, Touch panel
Spectrum Scope ad alta velocità con ASC (Automatic Spectrum-scope Control)
Roofing filter da 3KHz e 15 KHz
TCX0 ad alta stabilità ± 0,5 ppm, DDS  oscillatore locale PLL
IF DSP a 32 bit -Regolazione IF WIDTH e IF SHIFT CONTOUR, DNR, IF notch e APF ( audio peak filter in CW)
Accordatore d’antenna 160-6m con accordo rapido.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

TS-590SG-1_evidenza

New TS-590SG A Proven Pedigree in Performance in November 2014 & TS-590S Ver.2 Update in January

TS-590SG HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver with a proven pedigree in performance! Received morse code displayable by scrolling on 13-segment display unit. SG to be launched in November 2014 – Download the new Brochure ENG below-
The current TS-590S models production has ceased and new firmware “Ver.2 update” revises the functions which Main CPU will be available at the end of January 2015. – [Note] The Ver.2 update does not include functions involving hardware updates,… News & link below!

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Kenwood TS-590G con un ricevitore con una gamma dinamica adiacente superiore.
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TS-590SG Equipped with 500 Hz/ 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard
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TS-590SG 1st IF 11.374 MHz down conversion on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meter bands

Down conversion is selected automatically when receiving in CW/ FSK/ SSB modes if the final passband is 2.7 kHz or less

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TS-590SG New IF AGC block diagram & the current 590S IF AGC digram

This new SG series features all of the IF DSP AGC technology developed with the TS-990S.  A remodeling of the AGC circuitry has realized superb AGC performance covering from small to large inputs (…read the brochure ENG)

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La nova serie riporta la scritta TS-590SG in alto a destra rispetto al precedente modello!

 Kenwood Coupons, Rebates, & Special Discounts TS-590S
List Price: $1964.00 Your Price: $1469.98 Instant Coupon, Special Price: $1269.98  for current models in USA market!!

TS-590SG Incremental changes help performance and function to evolve (see the new brochure V1- download .pdf link below)
TS-590SG Upgraded features, replaces the original TS-590S model
Enhanced RX performance with superb 3rd-order Dynamic Range
New On-screen CW decoder
Extended Digital IF Filter selections
“ANT Out” function like TS-990S
TX/RX Equalizer DSP now settable per Mode
Now up to 20 steps adjustment for TX Monitor and CW Side-tone
Enhanced VGS-1 “Voice Guide” functions
New Quick Split-frequency Operation function like TS-990S
New Tri-Colour LCD Display (Amber, Green or Yellow)
Extra (3rd) PF function via push-switch in the MULTI/CH knob
De-luxe new VFO knob design

Link to: Kenwood TS-590SG brochure V.1 (pdf 2.MB) ENG
Link to: Kenwood – JVCKENWOOD Italia S.p.A  (IT)

Kenwood Products Release October 2, 2014 New TS-590SG
Link to: Download the Kenwood News in pdf 256KB (ENG)

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Kenwood advance Information (ENG) for current TS-590S
TS-590S “Ver.2 firmware update” will be released at the end of January 2015

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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Lexen VV-898 Dual Band VHF/UHF 10W DTMF Mobile Transceiver made in China

Leixen VV-898 Dual Band VHF/UHF 136-174 – 400-470MHz 10W DTMF – Wide/Narrow Band: 25kHz/12.5kHz – Channel step: 5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz, RX: 136-174MHz / 400-520MHz / 200-260MHz / (rx wFM) 87.5-108MHz – Made in China by QUANZHOU LEIXEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, located in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.

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Recently released from Leixen in China, the VV-898 Dual Band V/U Mobile Transceiver, it has High/Low TX Power Selectable of 10 Watts or 4 Watts and it has some nice features, least of all its tiny size (120x90x40mm) and very low price about €.90 via eBay vendors. – ! A programming cable (option) is recommended to buy together.

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LX VV-898 the official data & FCC / CE / RoHS compliances by http://www.leixen.com/

Come si legge nell’immagine qui sopra, il produttore riporta i dati e i marchi di conformità previsti per  i vari mercati, comunque tali “compliances” sembrano non sempre riportate nelle etichette ID degli apparati giunti via eBay.

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The insides of the radio are remarkably unremarkable – Inside two all the surface mount parts sandwiched in between the heatsink.

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VV-898 on the left of the LCD display are CHA+ and CHA- buttons which step the frequency Up or Down in VFO mode. They also step through memory channels when in MEMORY mode. Under the LCD display are three soft buttons marked P1, P2 and P3 as well as the power button and You tend to forget what function they are set to do.
On the right side of the display are the VOL+ and VOL- for increasing or decreasing the audio. When in MENU mode they also allow for stepping through menu items as does the CHA+ and CHA- buttons. The Menu settings are quite straightforward. – [Note] For more info & data please read the User Manual ENG version.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FT-991-x-evidenza

Yeasu FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz All Mode + C4FM Digital – New AOR AR-DV1 Digital Receiver

FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz 100W All Mode Transceiver – The New Yaesu quad-band all mode preliminari fetaure: Operate on the SSB / CW / FM / C4FN Digital / AM / RTTY / PSK mode – Roofing Filters 3 and 15kHz – Full color TFT display – High speed DSP 32-bit – PA output 100Watts (VHF/UHF 50Watts) – ATU and more.(….read the official Yaesu source!)

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FT-991 Coverage: 160-6m, 2m and 70cm – 3.5″ TFT Touch Panel – All Mode & C4FM Digital

The FT-991 can be connected to a computer using a USB cable for CAT control and firmware updates, …or the use of an optional SCU-17 Interface Unit to support USB Audio In/Out, TX Control (PTT, Key, Shift).

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FT-991 HF VHF UHF All mode Transceiver (Two ant. Connector, GPS/CAT & USB Port)

La Yaesu ha presentato a Tokyo l’FT-991 un nuovo quadribanda HF 50MHz VHF e UHF all mode compreso il modo C4FM del System Fusyon modulazione FDMA digitale. Sostituisce e migliora con un Display TFT touch il noto e diffuso FT-897 (end)

AOR AR-DV1 the new Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital full cover range 100kHz – 1300MHz, builtin eight digital receive demodulation mode .  – Analog operates modes: SSB / Cw / FM (WFM – NFM – SFM) / AM  (WAM – NAM -& Syncronous detection.

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AR-DV1 Digital/Analog Modes Built-in Decoder
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Ham fair 2014 – AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital cover 100kHz – 1300MHz

AR-DV1 preliminary info: Receive System: 100kHz-18MHz Direct Conversion (SDR) – 18MHz-1300MHz Triple Conversion Super-heterodyne. (…read the official AOR source for more informations!)

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The new TRX-305A HF SDR Transceiver (Kit) – Full digital RF signal processing experiment kit at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing Booth & AOR Ltd. – Read more by RadioCronache

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AOR Ltd Preview the AR-DV1 wideband digital/analog receiver.

 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)