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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Icom IC-7850 Pre-Release Information – Selling price is expected ¥ 1.3 million no tax – !Coming out a IC-7900?

IC-7850 50th Anniversary Limited Edition at Tokyo Ham Fair 2014. – See the Icom Pre-Release PDF link below – Limited edition 150 Units Only World wide! The selling price, for the Japanese market, is expected abaut ¥ 1.3 million (Yen) without tax, ….there is a possibility of change!

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7850 – Improved Spectrum Scope Span Width: 5kHz-1000kHz Imput DR 116dB

Utilizes a newly developed 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter at 1st IF 64.455MHz Up-Conversion system – Local Oscillator Design Improved Phase Noise with -140dBc/Hz at 1kHz ofset – Improved Spectrum Scope – Dual Scope Function – High Resolution Spectrum Waterfall – Enhanced Mouse Operation for the Spectrum Scope. (Sweep Speed 29.3 samples/Sec and Span Width 5kHz to 1000kHz)

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Dual Scope Function to simultaneously see Main & Sub bands and more.

The IC-7850 collectors piece will be produced early in 2015 in very limited numbers. Based on the IC-7800 platform, RF circuitry, parts of the logic sections and I/O interfaces have been improved – Now the RMDR at 1kHz ofset  (CW mode) 101dB! (…IC-7800: 78dB / TS-990: 83dB / FTdx-5000: 91dB)

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IC-7850 improvment: RMDR performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB !
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IC-7850 Anniversary Limited Edition (the special rear panel)

Icom Planned Features & Improvments:
Best in industry class 1st LO Phase noise figure (approximately 20dB improvement for 1 kHz offset).
Reciprocal Mix Dinamic Range (RMDR) performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB (roofing filter: 3kHz, IF BW: 500Hz) – Added USB ports/500kHz band compatibility.

Link to: Download IC-7850 Pre-release-Information ENG Pdf

IC-7800 50th

 Cosmetically, the radio boasts gold colour dials, buttons and side strips, the front panel is finished in a stunning deep clear piano black and a special machined anodised aluminium black / gold tuning dial –  Further improvements over current IC-7800 functions and features are under consideration and will be confirmed later. (…read official Icom source!)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2014 JVC/Kenwood Booth The TS-990S Flagship 【ハムフェア東京2014 JVC/ケンウッドブース】

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Tokyo Ham Fair 2014 – Kenwood TS-990S Transceiver

 [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-1200 & FTDX-3000 Now Adj. RF Power SSB With CAR Knob – Analog or SDR RTX?

FTDX-1200 Update Ver. 01.09 and FTDX-3000 Update Ver. 01.19  (08/07/2014) now adjusts the TX RF Power output for SSB & CW modes with the [PROC/CAR] knob on front panel.

After loaded new firmware, the Menu item now gives “177 TX GNRL” option to selects: TX PWR or PROC CONTROL. (Default setting: TX PWR) – New firmware includes additional improvements of functions and optimization.

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[!] Read more on the official Yaesu USA Change Information.
[!]In Italia invece ad oggi non ho rintracciato le necessarie istruzioni e le integrazioni al Manuale  scritte in italiano !
[!] But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex ….compared to other OEM’s!

Link to: Web of YAESU ©USA – Home Page (ENG)

italianoAggiornamenti Yaesu – Nuove versioni del firmware per FTDX-1200 update MAIN V.01.09 e per FTDX-3000 update MAIN V.01.19 sono sul Sito-web di  Yaesu USA –
Dopo aver caricato i nuovi software, il passo del menù “177” prevede ora l’opzione per il controllo continuo della potenza TX RF output anche  in SSB. Oppure del livello del Processore, con l’uso diretto della manopola [PROC/CAR] così come avveniva prima solo per il modo modo CW.  Le altre istruzioni in modo diverso dalla SSB rimangono invariate. Yaesu dichiara che, nei nuovi firmware, sono inclusi altri miglioramenti di funzionamento e altre ottimizzazione.

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But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex compared to other OEM’s!

Manufacturers such as designing in 2014 for us amateurs? -New SDR Direct Sampling Radio with latest digital technoIogy will advance very rapidly! Are the Manufacturers Japanese ready to tackle a software project of this magnitude?!
It makes logical sense that Icom’s, Yaesu’s next product should be a stand-alone SDR. – The superheterodyne with IF-DSP architecture has reached a point of maturity beyond which little, if any improvement is possible! – 
(..as recently has written my friend Adam, VA7OJ)

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Multi-conversion or Direct Sampling SDR (come si differenziano qui in sintesi visiva)

Receiver Architectures type (see picture):
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) Multi-Conversion a.k.a. “superheterodyne”: most every Kenwood, Icom, Ten-Tec, Elecraft, Yaesu amd Hilberling.
2) SDR Direct Sampling a.k.a “wideband” with ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array and Massive DSP Power (built-in): FLEX-6000 Series – HPSDR – ANAN – Perseus – Elad FDM-DUO and now AOR Ltd Japanese manufacturer (for now…!?)- More…… We are the leader in SDR 

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Yaesu FTdx-1200 Up-conversion & FTdx-3000 Dow-conversion superhet block diagram

FTDX-1200 – Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – New 1st Mixer and new IF 40.455MHz / 455kHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) Plus New Color display & new menu managements
FT-950 – Old Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – IF 69.450MHz / 450MHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) (production end)

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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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TRX-305A SDR Transceiver in “Kit” at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing booth

The new TRX-305A HF SDR Transceiver – Full digital RF signal processing experiment kit at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing Booth will be held at Tokyo on August 23rd and 24th – 特別企画1…TRX-305のデモ機を展示!ハムフェア2014 CQ出版ブースにて – (the first parts of “no solder” KIT scheduled in early October to mid-September)
Other News: The AOR Ldt at Ham Fair 2014 Will show its new Receiver AR-DV1 in Tokyo Big Sight, the Ham Fair for Amateur radio. – Click link below for more info (JPN)! 

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[CQ] – 信号処理メイン・ボード TRX-305MB – Signal Processing & FPGA Main Board TRX-305
Link to: Cyclone III FPGA Family features and architecture
Link to: JARRL CQ Ham Radio Semptember 2014  info (JP)
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ink to : AOR Ltd Jp annunciament for its New AR-DV1 

The transistor technology editing section of CQ Publishing, we have developed a (TRX-305A) experiment kit (…with the AOR Ltd technical support…) to commemorate the inaugural 600 issue (1964-2014), we can learn a wireless communication technology practical by digital signal processing!

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[CQ] ディスプレイ・ボード TRX-305CP – Display board TRX-305CP (traslate!)
Preliminary specifications (subject to change without notice)
( Receiver)
ADC: LTC2205-14 (14-bit, 65MHz clock, with dither)
DAC: BU9480F (16 bit, stereo)
Demodulation mode: WFM, NFM, AM, LSB, USB, CW
IF BW: 300Hz, 2.8kHz, 6kHz, 15kHz, 30kHz, 100kHz, 200kHz
Input sensitivity: 10dB S/N SSB: 0.5μV
Frequency range (Receive also other frequencies and re-design the filter!) 100kHz ~ 30MHz, 70MHz ~ 120MHz
Frequency setting-step: 1Hz resolution
IP3: +15dBm or more

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[CQ] )出力BPFボード TRX-305LP – PA Output LPF TRX-350LP

(Trasmitter)
ADC (DUC):  AD73311 (16-bit)
Direct I/Q  modulation by the AD9957 (clock 1GHz)
RF output: Amplifier of 6dB AD9957 (14-bit, 1GHz DAC), by transistor (….maximum output: 3dBm)
Modulation: NFM, AM, LSB, USB, CW
CW keying:  Semi break-in method

[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 to all)