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IC-9100 a new Firmware Version E3 is Available -Icom Update 2015/01/27

Icom IC-9100 a new firmware Version E3 is available. – Icom Inc. Support web-site update 2015/01/27 with only one Improvement: The firmware update modifies the IC-9100’s transmitted DTCS (Digital Tone Code Squelch) modulation waveform so undesired sound is not heard at the receiver.

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Icom IC-9100 Block Diagram & Image rejection mixer

The DTCS stands for Digital Tone Coded Squelch and is a method of controlling the squelch of a radio by sending a digital code over the audio signal. – Icom has already solved another problem in the DTCS and tone squelch decoding when receiving in the 9600bps mode with the Ver. E2 firmware of 01/08/2013.

Link to: Download the firmware Ver. E3 by Icom Inc. Support

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[Note]: When using this download service, the implementation, use and/or results of use are the sole responsibility of the person making the download.

[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 by Rockall DX Group – The theme of the expedition will be “friendship and cultural tolerance.” (update… 01/27/2015) The last QSO was logged @03h08 on 40m today.  EP6T Team a total of 68098 QSO’s are logged! We are QRT! Dismantling all stations and antennas. (tnx!)

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Follow the Rockall DX Group with the latest news via Twitter! Please click on the image on the left (Cliccare sull’immagine qui a lato per il link alla pagina ufficiale Twitter Rockall DX Group per le newsdi EP6T team)

Link to: CLUBLOG EP6T DXpedition team of 11 operators

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EP6T – Il Gruppo DX Rockall in Belgio volerà a Teheran, in Iran, il 15 gennaio verso Kish Island

Members of the Rockall DX Group in Belgium will fly to Teheran, Iran, on January 15, on their way to their Kish Island (IOTA AS-166) – See all-news & donate (on-line donation) by (link) DXpedition site..
UpdatePress Release -V – the latest by Rockall DX Group

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Preparations EP6T DXpedition … txn to the team (by I0GEJ’s RadioCronache)

“5 High power stations, more than 6km of radials, new RX systems, filters, combiners, verticals, phased arrays, a 4 SQ and 5 beams should make it possible to get YOU in our log!”
UpdatePress Release -Dec. 29, 2014 by Rockall DX Group

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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 FT-991 HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode+ C4FM in a Single Compact Unit

Yaesu FT-991  HF/50/144/430 All Mode + C4FM Digital Functions in a Single Compact Unit – Touch Panel Operation Combined With Tradizional Layout and Spectrum Scope Function With Waterfall Display Capability in a 3.5 Inch full color TFT LCD display etc. (read  official leaflet and download the User Manual & the GM Istruction (ENG pdf)… see link below)

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FT-991 TFT LCD Display provides imformation abaut function status and settings

The FT-991 is equipped with a 3.5 inch full-color TFT display provides abaut functio status and settings including the function key display with intuitive layout makes touch operation and settings at a glance. Functions including the receiving band, the noise and signal interference reduction tool are grafically displayed.

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FT-991 Operation mode: press MODE Button & select mode with touch screen

Operating Mode: Press MODE Button to display the radio modulation form  selection scree, then touch and select your desired modulation form.

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FT-991 – Press BAN Button and select the band in one touch!

FT-991 – Press [BAND Button] and selecet the band in one touch in the display – Band Stack Operation – utilizes a triple band-stack VFO selection thet permits storing of up to three favorite ferquencies and modes onto each bamd VFO register. [Note] Only the VFO-A system has the band stacks!

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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.  – ATU autimatic tuner only for HF/50MHz bands.

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Digital C4FM (4-level FSK) Voice/Data Mode (V/D Mode)

Digital C4FM Mode (4-level FSK Frequency Shift Keing) for digital communication in the FT-991 can be switched betwee 1) [V/D mode] and 2) [Voice FR mode]. – 3) Not *

1) V/D Mode: for simultaneous trasmission of Voice & Data communication. Half of the bandwidth is used for voice signal with error correction.  Other Half of the data communication. (6.25+6.25 kHz = total bandwidth 12.5 kHz)
2) Voice FR Mode: for voice full rate mode, that uses  entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth to trasmit only digital voice data, with high sound quality.

[Note] 3)* [Data FR mode] high-speed data communication mode, that uses entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth for only data is not supported in this device. (…see Yaesu leaflet info)

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) EN
Link to: Download User and GM group Instruction Manuals 

WIRES-X the Yaesu Internet Linking (VoIP wireles HRI-200 Modem is necessary) for Digital Node Station / Internet LAN

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Yaesu WIRES-X diagram for VoIP Communication

WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) is an Internet communication system,  an amateur node station, with HRI-200,  connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet.
Link to:  Wires-X spec & Info by Yaesu USA webpage (ENG)

[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.

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Astronaut Samantha, IZ0UDF sings IMAGINE (J. Lennon’s) for UNICEF

IZ0UDF’s singing from space! – Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti imagines a better world for children by recording her own version of John Lennon’s iconic song – high above Earth. – ARISS project: 1st QSO “report audio” HRD 15.12.2014 (link below) – Track the current position of the Base Station with ISS-AstroViewer (link belov…)

Video: Samantha Cristoforetti canta IMAGINE per l’Unicef
Record your own take and star in the biggest singalong ever for children: http://imagine.unicef.org/  – #everyvoicecounts

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ISS – Samantha Cristoforetti parla con Giorgio Napolitano Pres. Rep. Iatliana il 22/12/2014

Dal Diario di bordo di Samantha IZ0UDF ( del 16/12/2014)

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Progetto ARISS – Samantha, IZ0UDF da IR0ISS in QSO con IZ7EVR dalla Scuola in Bari (IT)

Avamposto Spaziale ISS. – “Orbita Terrestre—Giorno di missione 22 (15 dicembre 2014)—Ieri ho avuto il mio primo contatto radioamatoriale con gli alunni delle scuole. Un grande saluto agli studenti degli istituti “Elena di Savoia” di Bari e “Alessandro Volta” di Bitonto” – (click on the picture)

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Video “audio” HRD 1st QSO IR0ISS (15.12.2014) (link to G+ web-page)

[Note] Watch & heard the Report “HRD” (heard audio) of the QSO (the first contact radio) of IZ0UDF, Samantha from IR0ISS with IZ7EVR (not heard!) of the school in Bari -Italy from: I0GEJ’s G+ web-page >(!! click on the picture above!)
link to: AstronautiNEWS L+22 Report Terra Chiama Spazio

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Digital/APRS:
Uplink packet FM: 145.990MHz / Downlink 145.825MHz
Voice FM:
Region 1: – Uplink 145.200MHz / Region 2-3: 144.490MHz
All Region (1-2-3): Downlink: 145.800MHz
Crossband Repeater FM:
Repeter Uplink 437.800MHz / Rep. 145.800MHz
Ham Video (HAM TV) DATV Down: 2.422 GHz, 2.437GHz
F1MOJ ARISS EU QSL Manager 66820 Vernet les Bains FR

Link to: AMSAT Italia – HAM TV Info & More News (IT)

The current position of the ISS International Base Station

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The current position of the ISS is displayed on a GoogleMap by AstroViewer (link belov)

This map shows the ground track of the International Space Station´s next orbit. The crosshair (+) marks its current position. – [Note] the web-page contains all visible passes of the ISS during the next ten days. (Please select a pass to get more details) ( AstroViewer © 2008-2014 by Dirk Matussek)
Link to: ISS-AstroViewer web-page & next visible passes

[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 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 & news – link below)

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I primi l IC-7851 nel’Akihabara-center di Tokyo esposti da Icom per il pubblico!

Icom Inc. in the JR Radio Hall buildin in Akihabara-center of Tokyo, first time exhibited the HF/50MHz  flagship IC-7851 (pic by Hamlife Jp)
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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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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Yaesu FT-991 HF/50MHz V/UHF (IF DSP 3000 MIPS / 2250 MFLOPS) Brochure

Yaesu 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) – Download the new Broshure EN 5.19MB pdf (link below) – List Price USD 1800.00 Your Price USD 1699,95 (info from Universal Radio – US market update at 01/03/2015).

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

The 1st IF mixer for HF/50MHz features a quad mixer with four 3SK294 dual-gate MOS-FET devices. – A dedicated VHF/UHF mixer, separate from HF bands, the RF amplifier for the 430MHz band uses the NE3509 (HEMT) transistor.

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FT-991 Front End Block Diagram

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.
Yaesu FT-991 approved by FCC USA: ID K6620575X50 .

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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 FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) EN
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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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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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)