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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)

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)

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)

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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Tactical – Pro2 Speaker Rack 4US Shallow and 4UD Deep

Tactical – iPortable Pro2 Speaker Rack Systems are the best functional design for portable communications and fieldwork.

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)

IC-7300 FCC ID AFL376500 – The First Impressions & Video by AB4BJ Blog

IC-7300 RF Direct Sampling System is being used in an entry level HF 50MHz (70MHz EU) radio – This device has been approved by the F.C.C. on 24 February 2016 – FCC ID AFJ376500 (Federal Communications Commission)
The IC-7300 Basic and Full Manual in English is now downloadable, along with only Basic Manuals in German/Spanish/French/Italian.

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IC-7300 Universal Radio List Price $1699.95 Your Price $1499.95

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LInk to: Icom Inc. World Support Download Manuals (ENG)

IC_7300 the firts impressions of the new Icom HF/50MHz direct sampling transceiver – Report and video from Orlando Hamcation on February 13, 2016 by AB4BJ  – Icom USA had a demonstration model on display that was shipped from Japan just for this show.  As far as know, it’s the one and only IC-7300 on display in the USA at this time. – Read more, see the video and link to ab4bj blog below…

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One of the great features of this radio is the big real-time spectrum scope with waterfall.  It also has a great  real-time audio scope. Tanks to AB4BJ of test out the IC-7300 on February 13, 2016 during Orlando Hamcation, thanks to Ray Novak, N9JA and Will Jourdain, KI4VXF of Icom America.

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Following are the short videos made in YouTube by AB4BJ Blog Home-page an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator in Calhoun, Georgia,  we took as we listened to the radio and worked through some of its many features and functions. (! tanks AB4BJ)
[Note]  The radio is expected to be in production and available for sale by the end of March, 2016.

Video by AB4BJ Icom IC-7300 First Impressions, part III -Feb. 2016

Vedo by AB4BJ Icom IC-7300 First Impressions, part IV -Feb 2016

Per una più completa lettura dell’interessante articolo scritto da AB4BJ sul suo Blog e per visionare tutti e quattro i video da lui pubblicati su YouTube e da poco inseriti nella sua pagina web, si può utilizzare anche questo link direttamente >> AB4BJ Blog

 [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)

Ham Fair 2015 AOR Booth: The Perseus V5 Coming Soon and AR-DV1 Receiver

The AOR Booth unveiled  the Perseus Ver.5.0 at Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 (Coming Soon) and announce the worldwide release of the AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver! It decode virtually ALL popular digital modes. – See below data & link !

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Perseus Ver.5.0 main features (pic AOR booth & eng data da www-microtelecom-it)

[Note] Perseus V.5.0 (made Microtelecom Italy) Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP7, W8.1, 10 – Minimum system requirements: Windows XP – 1.5 GHz Dual Core CPU with at least 4 GB RAM system.
Suggested system requirements:  Windows 7 – 2 GHz Quad Core CPU with at least 8 GB RAM and decent CPU cache.

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Test demonstrative of the Perseus V5.0 software (video demo version)

The full version of the V5.0 Perseus will be available soon at the price of 59 Euro. – (Software licences will be locked to the  receiver serial number) – Please check official web-page!
Link to: Check Microtelecom-perseus-software web-page

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AR-DV1 receiver of its kind to receive and decode virtually ALL popular digital modes: Mototrbo, DMR, dPMR, APCO 25, NXDN, Icom D-Star, Digital CR, Yaesu, Kenwood and Alinco EJ-47U. – (… AOR Specifications & Brochure link below)

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Wide band coverange from 100kHz to 1300MHz – Micro USB computer interface – Builtin SD/SDHC card for audio recording – Higher 1st IF frequency 1705 MHz (!) provides higher image rejections,.. and more!

Link to: Download AOR Usa AR-DV1 Brochure (pdf 3.5 MB)

[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-7300 RF Direct Sampling Radio HF/6m – IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう

Icom IC-7300 is Boorn at Tokyo 2015!「IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう」it adopts the RF Direct Sampling System – Instead of the “conventional” superheterodyne system, Icom utilizes the RF Direct Sampling System – From the brochure, the Phase Noise at 2 kHz offset is -130 dBc/Hz this equates about to 103 dB RMDR. – (dati interessanti e prospettive, da verificare !)-

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The detection-channel filters in the DSP are continuously variable from 50 to 3600 Hz (50 Hz to 10 kHz for AM) and 3 user-configurable selections are provided (like FIL1-2-3)  Download Brochure  in <EN> and <JP> and <IT> link below.

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The IC-7300 has Twin PBT controls (traditional konobs!), Icom That equates uses the same libraries of the current Icom IF-DSP (…at least it would seem so)

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This tecnology is seen in SDR (Software Defined Radio) see the block-diagram below. The RF signals path: BPF > A/D Convertr > mostly processed through the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) have large resources (built-in)  to implement complex digital computations. (eliminate physical mixer and filter devices)  > DSP Unit > D/A Converter > AF .

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IC-7300 HF/50MHz Transceiver HF/6m 100W (EU ver. HF/6m/ 100W and 4m 50W) all modes –  Real-time and “serious” .. Spectrum Scope with Waterfall funcion provides top performance in resolution (1 dot) sweep speed and dynamich range (Span width 5kHz – 1000kHz) –

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Large 4.3 inch Touch Screen color TFT LDC user-frienddly interface provides intuitive operation and touch screen for changing frequency! (1st touch >enlarger frame > 2tn touch .. ok QSY.. see pictures enahanced by radiocronache from hamlife.jp video)

Link to: Scarica la brochure IC-7300 Italiano – Marcucci Spa
Link to: Download the IC-7300 leaflet by Icom UK in ENG
Link to: Download the IC-7300 Brochure (Japanese) – pdf

The FT-991 is an traditional superheterodine quad-bands! The  new IC-7300 adopt the latest  RF direct sampling method (BPF >A/D >FPGA >DSP >D/A – see the Icom block-diagram below) and it is equipped with a high-performance real-time band scope and waterfall on large color TFT touch-screen display!

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IC-7300 Spectrum Scope (mini and max waterfall) Span 5kHz to 1000kHz Touch-screen

Q/A at Ham Fair presentation Q1: What FPGA are you using? Xilinx or Altera? A engineer: Cannot tell // Q2: What is the A/D converter and what is its sampling frequency? A engineer: ICOM is still investigating a couple of candidates. The A/D converter sampling frequency is 122MHz.  (source: TOHOKU2008 ) (ADC’s …e.g. LTC2208 or 2209)

According to the engineer at the presentation, ICOM will start shipping IC-7300 by the end of 2015. The target price is under 150,000 JPY

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 Icom ha presentato oggi (22/8/15) alla Fiera di Tokyo il nuovo IC-7300 con display TFT a touch screen e radio con nuova architettura a campionamento diretto, tipo SDR ed è il primo apparato della Icom (..interessante le  Broshure’ in Jp e ora ENG (Icom Uk) link below !)

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本日二回目のとなる「IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう」も大盛況!明日もよろしくお願い致します!Ham Fair Tokyo 2015

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アマチュア無線機初「RFダイレクト・サンプリング方式」を採用 – (traslate!!) amateur radio’s first to adopt the “RF direct sampling method” BPF >A/D >FPGA >DSP >D/A standalone (as the main amateur radio equipment manufacturer) see the Icom block-diagram below –

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Equipped with a large color TFT liquid crystal display that corresponds to the touch panel and QSY operations.

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IC-7300 equipped with high-performance real-time scope with a practical skills – a new Icom “compact HF/50MHz transceiver to lead the next generation

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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)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD – YAESU – ICOM Booth’s Virtual Tour!

Ham fair Tokyo 2915 – a new video from the Icom Booth of the new IC 7300  【ハムフェア2015】アイコム新HFトランシーバーIC-7300を解説  by hamlife.jp (report molto interessante)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 JVCケンウッドブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 YAESU Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 ヤエスブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 ICOM Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 アイコムブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015 (The new Model IC-7300 & another main exhibition is IC-7851)

[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)

II5YOTA Special Call On The Air from the Youth Radio Camp in Marina di Massa IT

II5YOTA  (Youngsters On The Air) Special event station on the air from youth radio camp in Marina di Massa, Toscana (Italy) – The 5th Youngsters On The Air is an official camp supported by the IARU Region 1, thanks to the effort of A.R.I., the Italian Amateur Radio Association. (!! Watch the pictures & the Video by link below)

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In the week 18 – 25 July, 2015 teams of young radio amateurs from several countries will be participating in all kind of amateur radio activities. (total of 76 young hams coming from 22 countries) Read more and video below

Link to: II5YOTA Report & Picture by IW5EDI’s web-site.
Link to: Official Data and news by web YOTA 2015 Italy

A drone video showing part of the YOTA radio-camp. Thank you to Leonardo, IW5EFX for amazing video! ( 20/7/2015)

italiano – YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) è nato come progetto della IARU Regione 1, (International Amateur Radio Union) per interessare  giovani radioamatori, fino all’età di 25 anni, allo scopo di farli incontrare in un attrezzato Radio Camp per una settimana insieme.

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Questi incontri internazionali tra giovani radioamatori sono promossi dalla IARU e tramite le associazioni dei Radiomatori affinché possano presentare e approfondire temi radioamatoriali, promuovere progetti comuni, pianificare attività e favorire uno scambio culturale e scientifico – Dal 2015 sono aperti alla partecipazione a tutte le Nazioni della ITU Regione 1,  ovvero Europa, Africa e Medio Oriente.  Questo 5th YOTA si svolge in Italia, a Marina di Massa (vedi report e video! per saperne di più)

[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)