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Icom Inc. announces the IC-7851 its new flagship HF/50MHz Transceiver

IC-7851 – Icom Inc. Japan announces the IC-7851 a new flagship HF/50MHz 200W Transceiver, the series-production version of the IC-7850 (limited edition) which offers a number of improvements over the IC-7800. (Download the large broshure JPN – link below)
Icom is top priority to the performance than the cost,  (JP 価格  希望小売価格 1,100,000円+税 !) excellent 1.2kHz narrow band filter of IMD characteristics in the 64MHz 1st IF stage “Optimum Roofing Filter” was carefully adopted.

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IC-7851 BPF & Front-end (a numbers of improvements over the IC-7800)

IC-7851 New Front-end: BPF switching, automatic pre-selector of CPU control, D-MOS FET array use of ultra-high dynamic range receiver mixer and 1st IF Roofing Filter.

Three DSP & 24-bit AD/DA conveter – ADSP-21489- 32-bit floating-point maximum processing speed: 2400MFLOPS, internal clock operation at about 393 MHz

IC-7851 RMDR: 110dB at 1kHz detuning (spacing) (typical) (reception frequency: 14.2MHz, MODE: CW, IF BW: 500Hz, Roofing 1.2kHz) that you can not reach the area you could not talk in a conventional machine.

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Icom ha annunciato l’arrivo del IC-7851 in sostituzione del IC-7800 (dopo la serie speciale 50)

* 1.2 kHz 1st-IF roofing filter optimized for shape factor and passive IMD * New DDS/PLL LO, with much lower phase noise than the existing IC-7800 LO * FFT spectrum scope and waterfall via dedicated scope DSP * Separate real-time scope/waterfall fields for Main and Sub receivers * Enhanced mouse functionality * USB, Ethernet and S/P-DIF interfaces * SD card slot; firmware updates via SD card or USB thumb-drive – Link to【IC-7851】唯一、無比のデュアルスコープ、圧倒的なRMDR特性で頂点を極めたフラグシップ機  (JPN)

Link to: IC-7851 Product Broshure – JPN language in PDF

[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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EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Iran – IOTA AS-166 – by DX Group Rockall

EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran – IOTA AS-166 – Preparations under way for January 16,2014 by DX Group Rockall.- The DXpedition will operate on all bands, 160 through 10 meters.- The theme of the expedition will be “friendship and cultural tolerance.”

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A dedicated 160 meter station will be on the air starting at local sunrise and sunset for the first two nights. The planned transmitting antenna is a 26-meter (85.3 feet) vertical with 50 quarter-wave radials.  The group will use Elecraft K3 transceivers plus amplifiers. The EP6T log will be uploaded to Logbook of The World ( LoTW ), once the DXpedition has concluded. – MØURX will be the QSL manager. [Note] Iran has 80 million citizens and only 13 radio amateurs! (ARRL web)

Link to: Official web page by EP6T  http://www.rockall.be/

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Kish (persiano: کیش‎) è un’isola iraniana e una città sul Golfo Persico, nella provincia di Hormozgan.  A causa del suo statuto di zona franca, l’isola è ritenuta un paradiso per i consumatori e possiede molti centri commerciali, negozi, attrazioni turistiche e attività di ricezione. L’isola ha 20.667 abitanti e 1.500.000 visitatori all’anno. Il territorio di Kish è nella provincia di Bandar-e-Lengeh. – (wikipedia)

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Yaesu FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Digital Transceiver

FT2DR – Yaesu Introducing a New Digital Portable C4FM – FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Transceiver – Easy operation with large touch panel display – Builtin High Sensitivity 66 ch GPSS – Dual watch & Dual Monitor – Shipping early 2015!

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Yaesu FT2DR with large touch panel display (coming soon)

FT2DR System Fusion compatible – FM digiatal operation with AMS (Automatic Mode Select) – New 1.7-inch high resolution touch screen display – 700 mW Loud and Clear voice technology –  Modulation F1D F2D F3E F7W – 5W @ 7.4V – Weight 310 g  – Receiver frequency range = A (Main) Band 1.8 – 30MHz / 76 – 108 MHz / 137 – 174 NHz / 222 – 420 MHz (GEN1) / 470 – 774 MHz (UHF) – B (Sub) Band idem A)  not SW Band & FM Broadcast.

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New Yaesu FT2DR Digital & Analog VHF UHF (coming soon)

FT2DR include: a built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna – 1200 bps/9600 bps APRS® function – Dual watch (V/V U/U/ V/U) – Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital / C4FM Digital) – GPS Logging / Recording capabilities – Water resistant (IPX5 Rating) & microSD Card Slot. Read the official web-page for complete information

Link to: Yaesu Usa VHF/UHF Handhelds web-page (ENG)

[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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VA7OJ, Adam “cockpit time” on two IC-7850’s during the APDXC 2014 in Osaka.

IC-7850 Tested by VA7OJ’s Adam in Osaka – For the first time, we can present some technicial insights and performance figures for Icom’s new flagship tranceiver. Watch the summary of the PowerPoint presentation material by Adam, VA7OJ. – (tnx Adam!) See the  link below.

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The IC-7850 performance data is astounding (VA7OJ’s)

Il 14 Novembre scorso, Icom Inc. ha presentato il suo nuovo IC-7850 ospitando i partecipanti all’APDXC (Asia-Pacific Convention DX 2014) presso il suo Quartiere Generale in Osaka Japan  – E’ stato possibile anche provare due IC-7850 appositamente allestiti nella sala conferenze. – Responsabili tecnici e dipendenti della Icom erano presenti ed hanno risposto alle domande del pubblico. (Adam scrive i primi dati derivati dalle prove qui sulla sua pagina web)

Link to: Saliente points from Icom HQ IC-7850  14.11.2014

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Receiver evaluation test by VA7OJ’s in the APDXC 2014 Convention

 [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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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-590SG Sherwood Eng. added the Receiver Test 12/09/2014 – Manuals & Diagram 1-2 Dowload

TS-590SG HF 50MHz Sherwood Engineering recently added the SG transceiver to its Receiver Test Data list – Follow the link below to see how it stacks up – Downoad the Transceiver Istruction Manual, Manuale di Istruzioni, Bedienungsanleitung, Manual de Instrucciones,  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  ARCP-590 V.1.03 Dic. 2013)

Sherwood Engineering Test: Follow link to see how it stacks up!
Link to: Sherwood added TS-590SG on Receiver Test List

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TS-590S ha DRV Jack RCA – 1 mW copre la banda 135.80 -137.70 kHz LF oltre 1.8 a 50 MHz

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)

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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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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)

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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)