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Icom Inc announce the IC-7610 released in Jp in May 2017 Price ¥ 368.000 + Tax

Icom Inc. Japan ha annunciato: l’IC-7610 è programmato per essere rilasciato a Maggio 2017 in Giappone. – Il prezzo sarà di ¥ 368,000 + tasse – L’IC-7610 adotta il sistema RF di Campionamento Diretto per l’elaborazione del segnale. Converte direttamente il segnale analogico  in un segnale digitale (ADC) con successiva elaborazione all’interno della FPGA e IF_DSP (senza  un computer esterno).

Icom IC-7610 Demostration at Icom Amateur Radio Festival in Akihabara on 19/3/2017 Tokyo – Video  IC7610操作風景

Icom Inc. Japan has announced: The Icom IC-7610 scheduled to be released in May 2017 in Japan. The price will be on ¥ 368,000 + tax – The IC-7610 adopts the RF Direct Sampling System for signal processing, by converting the analog signal directly to a digital signal (ADC) and processing it within the FPGA /IF-DSP (in stand-alone).

IC-7610 RFダイレクト・サンプリング方式を採用し – アイコム株式会社(本社:大阪市平野区、代表取締役社長:福井勉)は、HF+50MHz帯の固定型アマチュア無線用トランシーバー IC-7610を2017年5月から発売いたします。Icom Co. Inc. Japan 2017/03/16 …..希望小売価格 368,000円+税

Icom Inc. (traslate Jp) – Further evolved RF direct sampling method.
– Excellent RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range: 105 dB (at 1 kHz detuning)
– Dual watch function which can receive simultaneously in different bands and different modes.
– The two DIGI-SEL (preselector) unit that eliminates powerful unnecessary radio waves is installed in the Main and Sub of the receiving section.
– Equipped with high-speed real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display function.
– By adopting the 7-inch full-color touch panel display.

[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)

The new FT991A bottom view with the [SCP Unit] for dynamic real-time

The FT-991A (Yaesu latest version) bottom view with the [SCP Unit] for Dynamic Real Time Band Scope function – Yaesu is supposed to offer a  hardware upgrade program for FT-991 to add “A” features to include the new Dynamic Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Multi-Colour Waterfall Display (upgrade firmware)!

Looking an feedback on whether the FT-991A is really worth the extra +$600 (USA) cost over the old FT-991 (discounted model)

Yaesu Musen Co LTD (!rumors: FT-991 Hardware Upgrade Program) si suppone che possa offrire un programma di aggiornamento hardware anche per FT-991 per aggiungere le funzionalità “A” per includere il nuovo spettro-scope dinamico in tempo reale e la cascata multi-colore sul Display, già inclusa nell’aggiornamento firmware (Nota: !trtttasi di voci non ufficialmente confermate)
Sarà interessante creare un feedback sul fatto che l’FT-991A valga davvero la pena i circa +$600 (in USA) per il costo aggiuntivo rispetto al vecchio FT-991 (modello in esaurimento).

[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)

Icom new release of the broadband IC-R 8600 – 10kHz-3GHzの広帯域 (新発売)

Icom Inc. Co. Japan ha comunicato il 14/2/2017 che il Ricevitore a larga banda IC-R8600 da 10kHz a 3GHz con una parte in FPGA e tecnologia DSP sarà rilasciato in Giappone a fine Marzo 2017. Il prezzo consigliato è di 228,000 Yen + tasse. (dati da Japanese lang.)

Icom Co., Ltd. will release IC-R8600 a communications receiver that covers an ultra-wideband of 10 kHz to 3 GHz from the end of March 2017 in Japan – Receiver analog modes (USB / LSB, FSK, CW, AM, FM / WFM) and digital modes (DCR, D – STAR ® , NXDN ® , dPMR ® , P25) – In addition, FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) + DSP method is adopted, demodulation is all processed by software. — Price in Japan 228,000 yen + tax. (! from Japanese lang).

IC-R8600 – It supports operation from PC and remote control via LAN. – Moreover, by providing I/Q output terminal, it can be used for advanced radio wave analysis etc.

In terms of operability, 4.3 inch color TFT liquid crystal display to touch operation is equipped as a user interface. High-precision spectroscope and high-resolution display that draw out the power of waterfall are possible. etc (!!see the original Icom page in Japanese)

Download the Icom IC-R8600 Pre-Release Informatio in Englisch

[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)

IC-7610 pre-briefing Icom Inc. Showroom of Tokyo and the JH1CBX

Icom IC-7610 lo scorso 23 dicembre 2016 in mostra al pre-briefing alla Icom Inc. di Tokyo Showroom  ultime notizie by Masaco JH1CBX nota cantante di “Beyond Coast” fb and info by Hamlife jp.

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12月23日(金) 展示&プレ説明会 inアイコム東京ショールーム –

We discover the new IC-7610 and the Dual Scope function Vertically or Horizontally aligned – The dual scope function is vital for watching for multipliers or band openings in contests, or working all bands/modes on DXpedition. (preliminary info: Simultaneous reception of 2 bands, simultaneous display of real time scope!)

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IC-7610 the Dual Watch / Dual Scope example horizontally aligned

IC-7610 an “direct sampling method” like the IC-7300. Equipped with real time scope, “complete dual watch” will be possible like Icom’s top of the range transceiver, …the IC-7851 – The Main band and Sub bands will be completely independent and different frequencies and modes can be received simultaneously (… Icom Uk)

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The IC-7610 Dual Watch / Dual Scope example vertically aligned

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BNC connectors have been adopted on the rear RX ANT IN / OUT and Transverter terminals – Other features announced (preliminary):
• 7-inch wide, touch screen colour liquid crystal display
• Built-in speaker, same diameter as the IC–7300.
• External digital display terminal (DVI) (EXT Display Connector)
• SD card slot for easy firmware updates –

 [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)

The TH-D74A/E Kenwood Triband (A) Duo (E) built-in APRS, GPS, and D-STAR

TH-D74A/D JVCKewood D-STAR Digital Radio – APRS – built-in GPS – 144/220/430 (A) 144/430 (E) – Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW/AM mode – Bluethooth and Micro SD card – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Transflective color TFT Display – Micro-USB port.  See below the video demo for Digital Voice Access Point DVAP etc !

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The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus – Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) -1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC with “D74-MCP” software. – Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the digital communication.

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In band B, it can be wide-band receiver. In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524MHz band (see the Ferrite Bar-Antenna), you can also receive SSB / CW with DSP filter.

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Here is a great videos demo of the Kenwood TH-D74 and a DVAP (Digital Voice Access Point) – by Don Arnold W6GPS (09 Set. 2016)

[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)

IC-7300 HF/50/70MHz Firmware Update (MAIN Ver.1.14 & FPGA Ver.1.13)

Icom IC-7300 Firmware Update Version 1.14 Update 5/10/2016. The firmware will be updated to the following versions: Main CPU: 1.14 Front CPU: 1.01 – DSP Program: 1.07 – DSP Data: 1.00 – FPGA: 1.13 – This new firmware has been designed to provide several improvements and resolved issues (Icom Inc.)

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Before you install the firmware, download the Icom installation guide and read the official instructions first! – [Note !] Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update. – Thoroughly read Section 15 (Updating The Firmware) of the “FULL MANUAL” before starting the update. (!!…peccato che nei “Basic Manual” in lingua, la Sez. 15 non sia stata riportata tradotta e quindi si trova solo in inglese! …)

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Icom improvements Found in IC-7300 Firmware Update (Ver.1.14)
• Spurious signals in the fixed mode spectrum scope screen have been reduced.
• Flickering of the spectrum scope screen has been reduced.
• Accuracy of the spectrum scope in CW mode has been improved.
• Frequency response near the edges of the spectrum scope has been improved.
Other resolved issues
• “CI-V USB →REMOTE Transceiver Address” setting problem has been corrected.
• Unnecessary OVF indication at the end of a transmission has been corrected.

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Link to: Download the IC-7300 latest firmware from the Icom Inc.

[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)

Icom IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 models at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016

AllaTokyo Ham Fair 2016, lo scorso 20 agosto 2016, Icom Inc. Co ha annunciato 4 nuovi prodotti: il Transceiver IC-7610, il Ricevitore larga banda IC-R8600 desktop, il Ricevitore portatile IC-R30 e una nuova versione del palmare V/UHF ID-51A / E Plus2 D-STAR.

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At Tokyo Ham Fair 2016, on 20 August 2016, Icom Inc. Co announced 4 new products: the IC-7610 Transceiver, the IC-R8600 Desktop Receiver, the IC-R30 Handheld Receiver and the ID-51A/E PLUS2 V/UHF D-STAR handheld.

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New IC-R8600 wideband receiver covers 0.01-3000 MHz in analog and decodes multiple digital protocols, including D-STAR, NXDN, dPMR and APCO P25 – It has a large 4.3″ touch screen color display with real-time spectrum scope and waterfall. The circuit employs modern FPGA/DSP architecture with superheterodyne circuitry, Looks great!

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The new IC-7610 HF+50 MHz 100W Transceiver is the successor to the IC-7600 – Icom had just announced the main features (that take advantage of the new Icom features introduced into the IC-7300) High definition realtime TFT color display – Touch screen interface – Direct sampling SDR platform – Dual watch – Built-In Antenna Tuner –  Connection for external display – BNC connector for Transverter, and RX IN/OUT – USB Ports and Ethernet connections.

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The picture (enhanced) of the front panel of the IC-7610 with two commands (MAIN & SUB) for the new Dual-Watch Icom system.

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ID-51A/E PLUS2 – The new Terminal Mode and Access Point Modes enable you to make D-STAR calls through the Internet, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is accessible. (…see the picture)

[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)

Kenwood TH-D74 FM /”APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U e GPS – Price in Japan ¥ 72.800

Kenwood TH-D74  -144 / 430MHz dual bander ( USA tri-bander  plus 220MHz) “FM” “APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U – GPS built-in – The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus etc. – Suggested retail price: 72.800 Yen (excl. tax) – 希望小売価格:72,800円(税抜き)- !!Possible IF output, center frequency 12kHz, the IF signal bandwidth 15kHz to the USB port!

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TFT transflective color LCD adopted in the TH-D74 (TH-D74A America & /E Europe), also to the ease of use. In addition to the cross of the key structure, the key pad employs a high operability flat thin key top. (See the picture abowe and ref. and data from Kenwood Jp web)

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Charm of D-STAR to enjoy a variety of investment styles. A menu that can be switched in operation at the touch of a button operation has adopted individually. – Orig: さまざまな運用スタイルを楽しめるのがD-STARの魅力。Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the communication – and more, (…see the official data!)

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Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) – 1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC, with “D74-MCP” (ARFC-D74) download from the Kenwood web.
In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524 MHz band, you can also receive SSB / CW  (Band B wide-band)

[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)

Yaesu FT-891 HF/50MHz – List price $1000.00 Your price $899.95 Un.Ra.-USA

Yaesu FT-891 new amateur transceiver covering only HF Bands and 50MHz  with 100 watts – Approved FCC ID K6620651X50 of 24/3/2016 – Yaesu Musen Co. Japan employs the traditional triple-conversion superheterodyne architecture.

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FT-891 with the FC-50 (option) specifically designed external Antenna Tuner  – Automatic Matching 100 memory  – Price: 10/8/2016 FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver – List price $1000.00 Your price $899.95 Universal Radio for USA – FUNKSHOP Com for Germany price € 779,00 inkl 19% MwSt available 20/9/2016 – FC-50 ATU Price 319,00 inkl 19% MwSt. – Price in Japan FT-891シリーズ HF/50MHz ALL MODE – 標準価格 99.800円(税抜).

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FT-891 – Yesu employs the traditional superheterodyne architecture: Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion) The 3kHz roofing filter equipped as standard. – Include the TMS320C6746EZWT (DSP 32-bit max 3000 MIPS)

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Yaesu FT-891 HF/50 MHz 100w Amateur Transceiver Compact Construction in an  Body 6.1″x2.0″x8.6″ (155x52x218mm)
Stable 100 W Power Output with Dual Internal Fans (See the official …Yaesu factory data for all information)

[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)

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[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)