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International Marconi Day 28° Event 25/4/2015 “IY” Italian historic callsign

International Marconi Day 25/4/2015 – il 28° evento del IMD 2015 si svolgerà per 24 ore e  solo i contatti effettuati in HF dai 160 metri a 10 metri, più i 500 KHz saranno validi per la richiesta del diploma in tutti i modi CW, SSB, FM, AM e nei modi digitali.

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Special IY Marconi Radio Stations

International Marconi Day & AWARD Stations by GB4IMD – Cornish Radio Amateur Club – 28th event of 04/25/2015.
The Station List in the link below shows the possible stations known at this time but subject to conformation (!19/4/2015) – When confirmed as a participant in 2015 the text will change to BLUE, if not participating text will change to RED 

Link to: GB4IMD Cornish Club by g4usb web page list
link to: IMD 2015 Regolamento per il Diploma C.S.M.I.

Award-IMD-2015Award Certificate IMD 2015 Cornish Amateur Radio Club rilascia  due speciali Certificati per le stazioni che collegano le stazioni valide per l’International Marconi Day 2015. – Uno è rilsciato per le stazioni ricetrasmittenti e l’altro per gli SWL via Cornish Amateur Radio Club, G0FIC – IMD Awards Manager.

[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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Wouxun KG-UV9D multi band two way radio coming soon from China

Wouxun KG-UV9D multi-band two way radio coming soon from China a new Dual Bands Transceiver and Seven Bands Reception. – Simultaneously Scanning on Twin Band. Download the 9D broshure in ENG, link below!

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For more information, read the full specs on the Wouxun KG-UV9D.

The KG-UV9D offers dual band transmit and seven bands reception. – The list includes 76-108MHz (FM radio), 108-136MHz (AM RX only), 136-174MHz (FM RX/TX), 400-512MHz (FM RX/TX), 230-250MHz (FM RX only), 350-400MHz (FM RX only) and 700-985MHz (FM RX only).
See the pictures below for a physical and cosmetic comparison between the Wouxun KG-UV9D and its popular cousin, the KG-UV8D (one year later)

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While the full color display is similar in design to the KG-UV8D, the new 9D radio looks and feels different! –  The KG-UV9D also has some new or improved features. –  Work Mode U-U U-V V-U VV Duplex Repeater / U-V V-U Duplex Work Mode and QT/DQT Encoding/Decoding QT/DQT Scan (non-standard CTCSS ?) and Cross-band repeat capability. – [NoteFor more information, read the official data-sheet.

Link to: Download the KG-UV9D Broshure in ENG (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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The FT-991’s in Stock in Europe – FT-991 ora è disponibile in Europa

The Yaesu FT-991 HF 50MH VHF UHF Transceiver in Stock in Europe. – The transceiver offers full-fledged support for all modes and include C4FM Digital (4FSK) – Rear panel USB port allows connection to a PC with a single cable (CAT control, Audio interface, PTT/SHIFT control) … at long last!

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The new FT-991 is capable of using only 2, C4FM digital modes:
1) V/D mode = communicates Voice & Data simultaneously and using 6.25 + 6.25 kHz bandwidth – [DN] is displayed on the LCD – the station location info is contained within the tx digital signal;
2) Voice FR mode (Full Rate) = trasmits digital voice using the full 12.5 kHz bandwidth – [VW] is displayed on the LCD – the location info is not included in the tx signals;
[Note] Data FR mode (Full Rate) = high speed data communication mode is not supported in the FT-991!  (Data Full Rate by C4FM is not possible).

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The new digital mode C4FM (4FSK) spectrum on 29.460 MHz (experimental test in USA) measure about 15 KHz wide in the HF bands!! (Q: Voice is voice, whether it is digital or analog modes? … used only in the FM phone bands?)

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FT-991 Software Update – Yeasu USA latest version & dates
MAIN Firmware Version 01-13 update 03/20/2015;
DSP  Firmware Version 01-02 update 03/20/2015;
Enhanced the effect of APF (Audio Peak Filter) to increases the level in CW mode;  Improved and optimized (by Yaesu USA)

Link to: Yaesu USA web site for official data and news (ENG)

[Note] Please read the official FT-991 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding!

[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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RadCom 03 looks at the FDM-DUO & review TS-590SG – QST review the Flex-6300

Elad FDM-DUO multi use SDR transceiver, made in Italy and Kenwood TS-590SG HF 50MHz Transceiver on the RadCom March 2015 Reviews – FlexRadio System FLEX-6700 & FLEX-6300 SDR Transceivers on the QST March 2015 Reviews – (! Note: to access this resource you need to log-in) – Download Presentation HF receiver testiong by VA7OJ’s! (link below)

FDM-DUO Dual Mode SDR Transceiver (Stand-Alone & PC Modes) on the RadCom March RSGB Magazine: Mike Richards, G4WNC looks at the new SDR transceiver that doesn’t have to tie you to a PC.

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Link to: Elad FDM-DUO new leaflet-3 high res. 8.7MB pdf

RadCom-marzo2015Kenwood TS-590SG HF 50MHz Transceiver  on the RadCom Reviews –
Peter Hart, G3SJX is favourably impressed by the updates to the previous TS-590S.
Link to: RSGB – RadCom March 2015 web page (index)

A proposito di parametri di test e di confronto nei vari ricevitori per HF di tipo supereterodina tradizionali oppure di tipo digitali SDR leggere quanto scrive Adam come riporto qui sotto e poi su QEX n. 3-4 2015.

QST April 2015 reviews the FLEX-6300 nad FLEX-6700 two SDR Transceivers products FlexRadio Systems made in USA (! Note: to access this resource you need to ARRL log-in)

QST-3-2015I tradizionali valori di DR3 (3rd-Order Dinamic Range dB), IP3 (3rd-Order Inrcept Point +/- dBm) e di Dinamica di blocco (Blocking Gain Compression dB) sono “numeri” poco validi nel contesto di una radio SDR a campionamento diretto. (-dBFS per un ADC converter) –
Per questo, Adam Farsom, VA7OJ ha proposto di usare come standard il metodo IFSS (Interference-Free Signal Strength) per il test IMD (Two-Tone Intermodulation Dinamic Range) in ricevitori a campionamento-diretto (Direct-sampling SDR). – Adam, VA7OJ wrote a terrific article in the latest March/April 2015 issue of QEX Magazine. – I wish ARRL would standardize on tests, and preferably use the (NPR) Noise Power Ratio test methodology.

Link to: Download the VA7OJ’s HF receiver testing ENG 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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Samhoo will launch its DMR SPH6000’s, SPH2000’s & SPM6000’s in the IWCE 2015

SPH6000 Series – Samhoo Sci & Yech Co., LTD, Guangdong, China will launch its DMR Portable SPH6000 serial, SPH2000 serial and DMR Mobile SPM6000 serial DMR & PDT Radio, in the International Wireless Communications Expo IWCE 2015 – Las Vegas NV (Exhibits Mar. 18-19 2015)

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Sempre più produttori cinesi si tuffano nel mercato DMR e PDT Radio – Digital Trunking Radio!Samhoo dichiara, nella sua brochure, il suo successo nello sviluppo e produzione di apparati Digital PMR radio, DMR, TETRA e PDT per ogni tipo di impiego, con un team dedicato da oltre 10 anni. (…read more)

Samhoo Sci & Tech Co.,LTD (Samhoo) DMR Portable SPH6000 serial, SPH2000 serial and DMR Mobile SPM6000 serial, which all fully compliant with ETSI DMR Tier 3 & Tier 2 & PDT (optional), and be available in UHF (350-400MHz, 400-470MHz) and VHF (136-174MHz) bands (rlease soon).
All working mode: DMO, RMO, TMO (optional) – Voice + Data services, and multi-level Encryption – GPS and worldwide position tracking – IP67 & MIL-STD-810G, etc.

Full specs can be found in this PDF document: Samhoo PDF
Las Vegas Convention Center IWCE 2015 – (Las Vegas, NV)

[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-991HF/V/UHF – Software Update Main V01.13 and DSP V01.02

Yaesu FT-991 -Yaesu USA Update the Firmware MAIN Ver.01.13 and DSP Ver.01.02 of 20/03/2015 – See link below – [Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu “classic” multiple software installations! – Caution: it does wipe all the settings including the memory channels. – See the Video by KC8VWL below.

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FT-991 Firmware MAIN V0113 DSP V0102 Update 20/3/2015

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 Firmware Information (ENG)

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Yeasu FT-991 internal view MAIN Unit VHF/UHF & HF 50MHz

FT-991: Triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450 MHz for all bands – 1st IF stage 3 kHz roofing filter, not only in HF but also in VHF and UHF bands – IPO, AMP1 and AMP2 for the HF/50MHz bands – The RF AMP for 430 MHz uses HEMT NE3509 devices – ! See pic & video below –

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FT-991 full color TFT LCD display with Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Capability. – The TFT Display provides useful information about function status and setting at a glance, intuitive layout makes touch operation a pleasure.

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italianoFT-991 – il display a colori “touch” sembra facile da usare ed è intuitivo anche per i numerosi settaggi, che ora si presentano sullo schermo, di volta in volta, con tante icone e a gruppi come si vede dalle foto. – Forse, data la dimensione di soli 3″ del TFT LCD, per molti di noi, ci vorranno gli occhiali per “toccare” quella esatta !

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Those waiting on Yaesu to replace the old quad band FT-847 will enjoy…! – Those waiting on Yaesu to release a replacement for the small FT-817 will just have to keep waiting..! -

FT-991 – Video … Eric, KC8VWL talks about some of the merits of the brand new Yaesu FT-991 HF through UHF transceiver.  (Universal radio a video 5.1 mins of 2 feb 2015)

FT-991 Final Stage with Ample Power Reserves: Push-pull arrangement of RD100HHF MOS-FET devices for HF/50 MHz range, output power 100 Watts. For the VHF & UHF bands uses the MOS-FET RD70HUF2 device which incorporates two MOS-FET in a single package, ouput of 50Watts

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FT-991 the PA UNIT with 2xRD100HHF1 for HF/50MHz

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) 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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IC-7850 Special Edition & IC-7851 flagship machines impressive 110dB RMDR

IC-7851 HF 50MHz Transceiver, the series-production version of the IC-7850 Special Edition which offers a number of improvements over the IC-7800. – The two transceivers utilizes a newly developed 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter operating at 64MHz (1st IF). Automatic or manual adjustment is possible of this Roofing Filter! – See the IC-7850 Video by IV3YER, Luigi, and download the new User Manual “ENG” Version, by link below.

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On the 7850 & 7851 adjust appropriate value 1.2 roofing so that you can easily heard siganal

Spectrum scope (improvement): Span Width 5 – 1000kHz – Sweep Speed 29.3 samples/Sec (SPAN=Less than 20kHz, Speed=Fast) – Imput Dinamic Tange 116dB (SPAN=5kHz, Speed=Slow) – Max Sensitivity -39dBu (5kHz/Slow).

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Improvements in RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) (data from Icom broshure)

RMDR a spaziatura di 1kHz su frequenza di ricezione: 14.2 MHz, MODE: CW, IF BW: 500Hz – (Per IC-7800: roofing di 3 kHz, per IC-7851: “Optimum” roofing di 1,2 kHz)
Icom back now to use a Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) along with a Phase Locked Oscillator for the IC-7851’s Local Oscillator (LO) as did in IC-7850’s, will become the new benchmark for Phase Noise with –150dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset and –140dBc/Hz even at 1kHz offset. (… see broshure)

Icom torna ora ad utilizzare un Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS), insieme ad un Oscillatore ad aggancio di fase per il nuovo Local Oscillator (LO) dell’IC-7851. (vedere dati Icom)

IV3YER, Luigi ha ricevuto l’IC-7850! qui un suo bel video

Link to: Download the new IC-7850 User Manual (ENG 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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Audio590 Program for TS-590SG & S Management by G3NRW – TS-590S Ver. 2.00

Audio590 for TS-590SG & TS-590S (!!15/3/2015 has been updated to Ver.1.10 ) is a new Windows program that lets you set up and manage audio profiles for use with them, by G3NRW TS-590S Firmware Ver. 2.00, ARCP-590 Ver. 2.00 and ARHP-590 Ver. 2.00 released 29 Jan., 2015. – See news and link below!

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New firmware Ver.2.00 is for the TS-590S, not the TS-590SG! – (la V2.00 non è per la serie SG !)

Kenwood Update the TS-590S Firmware from Ver. 1.08 to the new Ver. 2.00 link below. [Note] Updating the firmware to V2.00 resets the transceiver automatically due to internal memory address reallocation (save the radio’s data settings using the latest versio  ARCP V.2.00! before and read  all official instruction!)

Link to: Download firmware V2.00 & installation instruction

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Audio590 Windows program V.1.00 by G3NRW for TS-590 Family

Audio590 is free (tnx Ian!) – It is a compact stand-alone program (around 135 kB) that runs under any version of Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. – The program currently handles the management of audio and audio-related information for USB and LSB TX/RX (new version 1.10  will fixed item and changes from v1.0 are now in the updated User Guide).
You can read existing audio settings from the radio, display them on the Audio590 control panel, change them and then write them back to the radio.
For much more information, including a link to the Audio590 software and User Guide, go to the TS-590 Family Resources Pagethen click on the magenta “AUDIO590″ button.

15/3/2015 TS-590 the “AUDIO590″ audio management package has been updated to Ver.1.10 (by G3NRW) [it works with both the TS-590SG and the TS-590S]

Link to: TS-590 Family Resources Page by G3NRW (ENG)

[Note] DOWNLOADING the AUDIO590 software and the USER GUIDE and read all the instructions by the author! (..in the zip folder)

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TS-590S Nuova Versione 2.00 del 29.1.2015 – L’aggiornamento del firmware da Ver.1.08 (o prima) alla Ver.2.00 ripristina automaticamente il ricetrasmettitore a causa della riallocazione  indirizzi di memoria interna. – Se non si vuole perdere i dati dell’utente, salvarli utilizzando l’ultima versione ARCP590 –  Link to: Firmware V2.00 Info & Radio Program Control ARCP-590 Ver.2.00 -Trasl/IT – Prima di aggiornare il firmware e poi ricaricare i dati di nuovo dopo l’aggiornamento. ( !! Leggere bene tutte le istruzioni sul sito ufficiale di Kenwwod update)

Audio590 (! il 15/3/2015 è stato aggiornato alla Ver.1.10è un nuovo programma per Windows che consente di impostare e gestire i profili audio per l’utilizzo con un Kenwood TS-590SG oppure TS-590S. – È possibile leggere le varie impostazioni audio settate nella radio visualizzandole sul pannello di controllo di Audio590, quindi modificarle e poi immetterli di nuovo nel transceiver.

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Audio590 consente di evitare il fastidio di fare appunti sulle impostazioni del livello audio TX / RX, sulle impostazioni VOX, impostazioni del processore audio TX e impostazioni dell’equalizzatore RX e così via. Questo per ogni diverso tipo di imput audio utilizzato. Tutte queste impostazioni sono salvate in Audio590 e richiamabili successivamente.
Audio590 è gratuito (grazie a G3NRW) – Si tratta di un programma compatto autonomo (circa 135 kB) che gira sotto qualsiasi versione di Windows XP, Windows 7 e Windows 8. – Altri dati e grafiche, compresa la guida d’uso in Inglese e i miglioramenti con Ver.1.10 sono direttamente nel Manuale (ENG) nella cartella zip del programma, link più sopra.

[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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CS7000 MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by USA – Expected Delivery Is April 2015

CS7000 Made by Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA – USA – 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. – (Read the features for CS7000 first version) See the DMR Repeater Intereactive Map (via VA3XPR), link below.

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CSI CS7000 Expected Delivery is April 2015 or before (! Click to enlarge pic)

The first version will ship with ANALOG, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA), and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – CSI web-page 10/2/2015: Expected Delivery is April 2015.

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Connect Systems Inc. (CSI) CS7000 Specimen

CS7000 Preliminari information, by first Withe Paper from Jerry Wanger CEO – 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 – (! read official source)

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

DMR Repeater Map via VA3XPR – DMR  information page

Below is an interactive map, which shows all of the DMR repeaters connected to the DMR-MARC network around the world. Zoom the map out to see DMR repeaters outside!

Link direct toDMR Repeater Health Status (in the world)

[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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PX3 Panadapter for The KX3 HF 50MHz Transceiver by Elecraft Inc. US

The PX3 Panadapter adds a visual dimension to signal hunting, with fast, real-time spectrum and waterfall displays of band activity include CW/RTTY/PSK text display (Firmware/beta Rev. 01.16) – The PX3 is a great addition to the Elecraft KX3, utilizing its serial control port and KX3’s baseband RX I/Q signals – [NoteIt is not compatible with the 8.2 MHz IF output from the K3 Transceiver. 

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Full-color, fast waterfall of spectrum display – Wide dynamic range and frequency span of up to 200 kHz (2 to 200kHz) on the 480×272-pixel, color TFT LCD display.

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The Elecraft PX3 a simple plug-and-play operation no PC or saundcard is required – A PC or Mac can still be connected to the KX3 (via the PX3) for use with logging and control programs- Low current drain (typ. 140 mA @ 13.8 V) – Weighs just 13 oz (370 gr.)
[Note] PX3 and KX3 Firmware: May Be Updated Through This Port (ACC1 PC of the PX3) – Turn The PX3 Off When Updating the KX3 Firmware.

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PX3 Front Panel Board Kit (pic by KB4BB from web – flickr)

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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)