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ID-51E Special 50th Edition in 5 Colors – DV Mode Data “Three Times Faster!”

ID-51E to Mark Icom’s 50th Anniversary a Special Edition! Icom Inc is releasing five special editions of its ID-51E dualband D-STAR /FM handheld builtin GPS receiver, DV Mode Data Trasfer Three Times Faster! and will include some special features! – See link below for Latest Catalouges
This commemorative series will be available from September from all authorised Icom Amateur radio dealers. (…see Icom uk.co.uk)

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Icom ID-51E Special edition available in red, blue, lime, white and black!

Icom ID-51E Special 50th Anniversary Edition Features
• RS-MS1A Android™ Application (Optional OPC-2350LU cable required) • Faster Data Transfer in DV Mode (Three Times Faster (approx.) • Longer antenna supplied for Optimal Receive Performance • Additional Dplus Reflector Link Commands • DV and FM Repeater Search Function • Enhanced D-PRS Functions • 50th Anniversary logo displays on the opening screen. – (source: Icom UK preliminary info)

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For more information about this model, visit the ID-51E product page on official website.
•Link to: Icom UK ID-51E Information – Specifications – ENG
•Link to: Download the Latest Icom Radio Catalogues! 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 to all)

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WRTC 2014 Gold Medalists N6MJ & KL9A – Result by Rank Mode QSOs & Radios

WRTC 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship the World Cup of ham radio! – Gold Medalists N6MJ, Daniel and KL9A, Chris and “Most Multipliers” award winners, learn that there is an additional suprise award a round-trip airline ticket to the Azores, courtesy of K5ZD, Rui Amin, Azores Tourism ! More news & many pictures: link to N6TV Picasaweb & to ©2014 WRTC2014, Inc. web-page below

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K5ZD with N6MJ & KL9A (pic by n6tv)

WRTC 2014 – Monday, 14 July the Awards and Closing Ceremony  and Dinner in the Doble Tree Hotel by Hilton – Boston – Westborough MA USA.

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WRTC Closing Ceremony and Award presentation (pic by N6TV)

WRTC 2014 – I primi tre team classificati con Rank, Mode, e QSOs, e tipo di radio utilizzati nei rispettivi siti (Se&O!)

Rank       Callsign      CW QSO’s     SSB QSO’s            Radios
1 Gold       K1A                   3844                    747                   2 x IC7800
2 Silver     W1L                  3625                    935         1 x K3, 1 x 7600
3 Bronze W1P                  3274                 1112              2 x 756PRO3

WRTC 2014 Monday, 14 July Award Presentations: OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze) – (see many others pictures by N6TV picasaweb)

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WRTC 2014 OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze)

Ora qui alcune informazioni, doverose, per i Teams italiani in questo evento radiantistico internazionale che per il 2014 ha avuto base in MA USA – [Nota]  I0ZUT (Perugia Contest Club), conferma  che il WRTC è una vera Olimpiade  oppure la Coppa del Mondo dei radioamatori!
Da sottolineare la grande organizzazione necessaria, la complessa logistica, i servizi di supporto di decine di volontari e la necessità di trovare le risorse coinvolgendo gli Sponsors  e tanti Radio clubs nell’armonia competitiva.

Italian Teams … WRTC 2014 Total Score (…claimed) & Area
Rank 29th   IZ1LBG / WQ2N     – 5,491,056   (Area Youth)
Rank 49th   IK2NCJ / IK2QEI   – 4,473,720   (Area Europe #2)
Rank 58th    IK1HJS / I4UFH     – 3,512,224   (Area Europe #2)

Link to: All Photos galleries by N6TV Picasaweb page
Link to: WRTC 2014 Live Scoreboard (official scores)

WRTC Sanctioning Committee President S50A on 14.07.2014 said: “I now declare the WRTC closed” !
Thanks to the WRTC 2014 Chairman K1DG  and Co-Chair K5ZD, tanks to othe Directors, Judging Committee members,  and all Site volunteers, included WO1N with special WRTC appreciation award. Thanks by I0GEJ’s-RadioCronache Iatly.

[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)

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Who will be leader in SDR Radio – See what happens over the Ham Fair 2014

SDR Direct Sampling Radio with latest digital technoIogy will advance very rapidly! – I think I would probably wait and see what happens over the  Ham Fair 2014 will be held at Tokyo on August 23rd and 24th, maybe Icom Inc. or someone else in Japan  will announce an even more fantastic SDR!?
The big question is this, though: Are the Japanese ready to tackle a software project of this magnitude? ….(icom I will do it!)

Image featuring two top Amateur Radio Base stations, the IC-781 and the IC-7800 (Icom Uk G+)
Image featuring two top Amateur Radio Base stations, the IC-781 and the IC-7800 (Icom Uk G+)

Vista l’evoluzione tecnologica nel settore, ora ha senso logico che il prossimo prodotto di Icom Inc. dovrebbe essere un SDR stand-alone! –  L’architettura Superhet/DSP ha raggiunto oramai la maturità e non credo che Icom Inc., o qualsiasi altro produttore, possano ottenere ulteriori performance utili se non si passa all’impiego di circuiti SDR total-based!

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FlexRadio Systems USA scrive: we are the leader in SDR (ad in QST!) quindi continua con altre innovazioni – Infatti un’altra novità “coming soon” dopo l’ultimo Flex-6300, atteso in consegna per Settembre 2014, sembra essere questa FlexPAD, una flessibile interfaccia utente per il controllo remoto della serie Flex-6000′s tramite collegamenti in rete LAN (locale) oppure in WAN (remoto). Funziona con tasti e manopole e con l’inserimento di un iPad in touch-screen (non fornito!) una vera integrazione di tecnologie diverse e solo se vorrai potrai usare anche il tuo Computer!

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Flex-6300 inside view - Completely new hardware architecture direct sampling – Mixer-less receivers offering unpresidented performance and low distorsion – The box does most of the processing – Two DAX Audio & IQ Channels etc. – [Note] Flex-6300 only has no RX bandpass filter and ATU is optional - Looking at the inside picture, I don’t understand why they couldn’t put a PC-class silent fan in this unit?!

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 Flex-6300 –  Maximum Panadapter Bandwidth: 7 MHz (14 MHz on 6500/6700 models) see the picture up – ADC Resolution:  16-bits & Sampling Rate:  122.88 Msps - Two “Slice” Receivers with identical performance - Unlimited  recording files -  CAT native ability to remote operate via rete WAN on local LAN …..and more.

[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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Ham Radio Exhibition 2014 News & Hilberling HPA-8000B 1kW Amplifier

Ham Radio 2014 International Amateur Radio Exhibition  in Friedrichshafen and the first photo-gallery. – Hilberling GmbH showed the  HPA-8000B 1kW Linear Amplifier 1.8 – 70MHz, availability to end November 2014.

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LDMOSFET Amplifier 1kW RF-Output FM – AM – SSB –  CW – All Ham Radio Bands 160m – 4m (1.8–70MHz ) PA 50V Power Supply – 4 Antenna Connectors – Two Transceiver Imputs  - Fully Automatic Control (CAT & Remote).

HPA-8000B inside view (pic link to Hilberling)

 HAM Radio 2014: About 200 exhibitors at the 39th Amateur Radio Exhibition from June 27 to 29 in Friedrichshafen.
Qui una prima Foto Gallery che mostra alcune novità, qualche curiosità ed altre cose interessanti, comprese quelle già note negli ultimi mesi. – (… galleria sperimentale….test 1!)

[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.

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Stealth 9310 Automatic Tuning Whip Antenna for all HF Amateur Bands

Stealth 9310 Automatic Tuning Whip Antenna is a lower cost version of Type 9300 military antenna systems, incorporates high-Q stepper inductor driven by highly precise, fast and reliable micro controller operated belt drive. Tune in entire 160-10m amateur bands in just 0.5 sec! (..the brochure below)

The inside look on Stealth HF mobile whip antenna (pic link)

[Note]  available option: Radials Series kit with a support plate, for non-mobile use, like field-day or base. (In the picture above the base set up with Radials and NVIS optionWhen you want normal vertical, its used with standard whip and spring.

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WiMo GmbH, his the distributor of STEALTH TELECOM antennas – Summer discount 2014 price: €.1319,67 (incl 19% german VAT for EU countries).
WiMo expected at the Exhibition HAM Radio 2014 in Germany, Friedrichshafen 27-29 June 2014.
The NVIS kit (option) improves the performance of the antenna by 5-8dB, and improves higher take-off angle radiation efficiency. The tuning range is limited to 1.6 – 16 MHz
The NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave is pure sky wave mode where ionosphere bounced return signal falls to the ground almost vertically!!

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Military Technology by Stealth Telecom FZC Sharjah, UAE (United Arab Emirates) – The Major Specs:
Frequency Range 1.8 to 30MHz transmit and receive;
Power Rating 125W CW /Data, 200W PEP SSB (Voice)
VSWR Typical ≤1.3:1, 50 Ω;
Tuning Speed New CH: 0.4 sec (min.), 1.8 sec (max.) Memory CH: 0.5 sec average;
Memory Channels 200 RAM, 200 EEPROM;
Interface Arrangement 3xTTL lines/UART/RS-48S;
Connections UHF socket /MIL-DTL5015 8-pin /Mini-USB;
Online Firmware Upgrade;

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Link to: Download product brochure by Stealth Telecom PDF

When reliable communication is vital… (pic by Stealth Telecom link)

[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.

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Acom 600S Solid State Amplifier Inside look & Video-test by ON4VP

Acom 600S  600 watts PEP from 1,8 to 54 MHz solid state Power Amplifier inside views and first test in Europe by ON4VP – Video takes a small review, menu items and small test on-air- Expected at the Exhibition HAM Radio 2014 in Germany, Friedrichshafen  Watch the YT video, info and pictures below.

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The ACOM 600S is a linear amplifier which covers all amateur bands from 1.8 through 54MHz and provides more than 600 W output power (PEP or continuous carrier) with less than 30W of drive. – The final stage uses field effect (MOSFET) transistors type MRFE6VP6300H (by Freescale Semiconductor)

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The workink parameters of the amplifier are indicated on a multi-functional, 5″ (108x65mm) high resolution color display (800×480 pixels).

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The items in each menu are selected and controlled by the same six buttons as in the menu (…appear iscription!) – The amplifier control is performed with only six buttons from the front panel, directly by CAT/AUX interface from the transceiver or remotely by RS232 interface (rear connectors).

Firmware updates – When ACOM publishes a new version of the built-in firmware, the user can upload it in the amplifier after he checks their compatibility.

Link to: First Acom 600S in the shack ON4VP see the video

[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

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SunSDR-MB1 Transceiver New GUI for a Mono Block PC+SDR inside

The SunSDR-MB1 - A new Stand Alone Fully DUC/DDC Software Defined Radio for HF/6M/VHF 125W Transceiver by Expert Electronics, LLC (Russia) – It will be presented at the Exhibition HAM Radio 2014 in Germany, Friedrichshafen – Simply a mono-bolck (PC+SDR) with Intel Core i5 CPU & W7 installed inside… etc.

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Direct conversion in RX/TX mode, in HF/VHF bands – Frequency range 0-75MHz, 95-155MHz- Wide band spectrum panadapter up to 80MHz. - Two independent receivers- In the first model SunSDR-MB1 two independent receivers are realized inside software – (In a next more expensive’s model will installed two ADC’s with possibility of diversity reception) – High dynamic range of receiver: up to 120dB in the HF, and up to 116dB in the VHF.- Sensitivity, uV: 0.07 (Preamp on) / 0.13 (Preamp off).

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RN6LHF Vassil, writes: (2014/06/12) Main DSP functions: VOX, Compressor, Gate (via microphone AGC – works smoothly), NR, NB, ANF, Binatural, Equalizer RX, Equalizer TX(for each type of microphone-electret, dynamic, PC microphone).- Modes: AM, SAM, DSB, LSB, USB, CW, NFM, WFM, SPEC, DIGL, DIGU, DRM…

Expert Electronics, LLC to be demonstrated during the exhibition in 27 – 29 June is the fully DUC/DDC SunSDR2 transceiver with the newest ExpertSDR2 software and SDR-control panel E-Coder. - Also introducing and to be demonstrated is newest radio, the completely autonomous SDR DUC/DDC SunSDR-MB1 v.2 transceiver.

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Stand-alone SDR Radio has a full computer inside (i5 processor and more), can push one button and can works in!
For more information about the newly developed SunSDR-MB1 transceiver please visit the forum page (link below).
Link to: Трансивер SunSDR-MB1 Добавлено 04.06.2014

[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.

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RigExpert WTI-1 Internet via a WiFi network & TI-7 using PC with USB port

RigExpert WTI-1 – Connect your transceiver to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network for remote control - RigExpert TI-7 – A new generation of USB transceiver interfaces. [Note] CAT commands only via Serial Port with baudrate: 300-115200 baud. - See pictures and link below.

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RigExpert WTI-1 is a new device to interface your transceiver to your computer wirelessly. Use your laptop to operate Phone, CW or Digital modes from anywhere in the world! – It provides: Transceiver analog audio interface – CAT interface for various transceiver models – FSK output (baudrate: 45-1200 baud) – PTT and CW outup functions – WinKey emulation to operate CW.

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Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 (32- or 64-bit) operating system - USB 1/2/3 compliant – No USB drivers required – 2.4 GHz WiFi network, 802.11 b/g/n local area  connection – The Virtual Serial Port, the Virtual Sound Card & the Controlling software is provided free of change – Remote Operation via Internet by ADSL or other high-speed connection is required.

Link to: RigExpert WTI-1 General features by official web

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RigExpert TI-7 – A new generation of USB transceiver interfaces helps you start operating digital modes quickly and easily. - It provides: Transceiver analog audio interface (I/O samplerate: 8 to 48 kHz & true 16-bit DAC/ADC used)- CAT interface for various models – FSK output (Frequency Shift Keying) – Squelch imput –  PTT & CW output functions (PTT pedal, CW bug or paddle, terminal node controller, or personal computer)  Link to: RogExpert TI-7 features by official web

[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.

 

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Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award 6 – 21 September 2014 by A.R.M.I

Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award 2014 – 6 – 21 September 2014 by A.R.M.I. Association – Contest delle Stazioni Radio Navali 2014 dal 6 al 21 Settembre 2014 a cura dell’Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani A.R.M.I. 

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II1IAST Nave Todaro – II9IAGM Sommergibile Marconi – II0IAET Nave Etna – II5IHLP Nave Platano – Sono le Stazioni Radio Navali che l’A.R.M.I ha indicato ad oggi sul programma presentato per il Contest fissato, come detto, dal 6 al 21 Settembre prossimo -
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Tutte le informazioni sul Contest e le altre numerose attività, compresa quella con  il nominativo speciale II6ARTE (6-14 Giugno 2014), si trovano sul sito ufficiale  con il link qui sotto.

Link To: Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani News

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources - All specifications are subject to change without notice – All images  is for illustration only (taken from the official website)

 

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Codan Envoy™ – HF Software Defined Radio (SDR) Link Management

The CODAN’s Envoy™ is a HF powerful software defined radio (SDR) communications  Manpak Transceiver made in Australia by  Codan Limited A.C.N. - Codan  is trusted around the globe for humanitarian public safety, and security mission. - The Envoy™allows voice communication from the field using RF to a base station routed through the Internet to another country in real time.  See the CALM system (+ALE!) by link below.

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Codan Envoy™ uses the latest software-defined architecture, which means you can download and upgrade new capabilities through software – (The Amateur radio operators have already familiar with this!) - Using Codan’s advanced digital vocoder option, voice clarity in high noise environments now provides even more dependability when it really counts in the field.

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The Envoy’s Codan Automated Link Management (CALM™) feature uses its in-builtin intelligence to determine the most efficient frequency. The high frequency radio bounces off the inonosfere, travelling  some 1000 km (750 miles), and lands on a remote HF site located just outside site the place of use, which is equipped with an Envoy RF unit that is IP capable and wireless-network can get your message (ALE call and GPS coordinates!) to anywhere in the world. !! CALM™ provides a dramatic improvement over conventional ALE or Selcalls systems

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Dual antenna support – 125 W RF output power - Integrated robust 3012 compatible data modem CES / AES – Powerful PC-based programming software – Calling systems 4/6 digit Selcall based on CCiR 493-4 (compliant with UN open Selcall) – FED-STD-1045 ALE – MiL-STD-188-141B ALE - SDR processing architecture: DSP, 456 MHz, 32-bit FPGA, 500,000 gate MCU, ARM9, 300 MHz 32-bit…..and more.
Link to: Envoy more info by AT Electronic  company (web)
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ink to: More info CALM the Automated Link Management

[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.