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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

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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 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)

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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)

New CO1-HF The Pover-Combiner For Two Amps From SPE of Italy

CO1-HF Combiner coming soon from S.P.E. Roma Italy ! It doubles the powe of two Expert 2K-FA or two 1.3K-FA mantaining all their features. – The connection are the same as a single linear from 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz.

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[Note] the amplifiers connected to the CO1-HF must be identical. It is not possible to mix a 1.3 and a 2K for instance.

 Exper 1.3K-FA fully automatic Solid State Amplifier (SPE)

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The Expert 1.3K-FA has a sophisticated protection system tha constantly controls the amplifier’s most paramiters: Temperature Max/Min of the heatsink – Voltage on the PA – PA Current – Max voltage RF on Tuner – Imput power – SWR

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The 1.3K-FA is costituted by a class AB single Push-pull by a one Dual Mosfet device.  The amplifier has two imputs 1 – 2 to which it is possible to connect two Transceivers (any type)

Link to: SPE Expert Linear Amplifiers Official Home-page

[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-7600 Upgrade Model The Ver.2.00 Firmware is on the Icom Inc. Support page

IC-7600 HF/50MHz Tranceiver Upgrade Model at Ver. 2.00 – The new firmware 2.00 is now on the Icom Co. Jp – Support web page for download more useful features – !! Download: the ver. 2.00, the Upgrade Brochure pdf and the Revised User Manual ver. A-6722H-1EX-4 in ENG – large pdf 15.1 MB ) (see the  enhanced features list and the links below!)

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IC-7600 Ver.2.00 Enhanced Functions and Features. The new functions are a free download for all existing IC-7600 owners. (tnk Icom) – [NoteThe first time you update, thoroughly read the Section 14 (UPDATING THE FIRMWARE) of the IC-7600’s instruction manual and information for firmware 2.00 on Icom Co. Support page (links below in)

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IC-7600 Ver.2.00 – Mouse Operation, point and click the mouse for Click-and-Listen receiver control (Left-click /Right-click / Click and hold  a button and move to the rigth or left, similar to rotating the Main Dial ! )

italiano • Tasto sinistro per selezionare un segnale o la frequenza di funzionamento. • Tasto destro per selezionare temporaneamente una frequenza diversa. • Rilasciare il pulsante del mouse per ritornare alla frequenza originale. • Cliccate e tenete premuto un pulsante (destro o sinistro) e spostarsi verso destra o sinistra per aumentare o diminuire la frequenza di funzionamento (come e si ruotasse la manopola di sintonia principale)

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The firmware can be updated using a USB-flash drive. – Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update !-
IC-7600 Version 1.11からVersion 2.00の主な変更点
IC-7600  da Ver.1.11 at Ver.2.00 Enhanced Features (…It is very likely that V2.00 has also improved the IF filters/DSP ! and Icom  will have incorporated undocumented code optimisations and minor improvements as well as added functionality)

[Note] would be the audio oscilloscope / spectrum has not been implemented by Icom at this time and it is not mentioned in the new feature list & manual from Icom Japan.

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Link to: Icom Firmware Updates and Downloads page (EN)
Link to: Download the icom IC-7600 News Release pdf (EN)
Link to: Download Revised User Manual v. A-6722H-1EX-4

[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)

TS-990S firmware has been updated to Version 1.10 with new NB2 Type A or B!

TS-990S Firmware has been updated to Ver.1.10 with the two [NB2] Type A or Type B – The noise blanker function (NB1/NB2) is equipped with digital (NB2) and analogue (NB1), now the [NB2] can be selected in Type A (conventional algorithm) and Type B (newly added algorithm) …and more.

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I think there is merit in doing that (now upgrading the DSP), but both the implementation and the explanation of the TS-990S original firmware was clearly lacking ! V1.10 works fine here.. how well it works on a crowded band will need to be evaluated by operating  time and setting!

TS-990S/D のファームウェアが、Ver.1.10にアップデートされました – The Kenwood TS-990S Ver.1.10 updates the following features (! ….in summary).
1) Now if NB2 [Type B] is selected, the “WIDTH” (width of the pulse noise blanking) and “DEPTH” (depth of the pulse noise blanking) parameters can be adjusted to appropriate levels.
[Note] The [TYPE B] is not applied to the SUB band due to limitations of the DSP memory capacity!
2) Changing of the IF filter passband is enabled by rotating the [HI/SHIFT] / [LO/WIDTH] knobs while transmitting, via setting the Menu No.8-01 in ON or Off (TX Audio Waveform Display or Not) – (! please read the official page by Kenwood)
Revises the following symptom.
1) When playing and transmitting a stored CW messages with text entry, the consecutive space characters for intervals are deleted. – Read the Kenwood page (link below)

Link to: The TS-990S Firmware update information ENG

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Kenwood’s Communications Division The TS-990 Factory at Yamagata Japan

italianoIl Kenwood TS-990S è già dotato di due NB (Nois Blanker) il NB1 analogico e NB2 digitale, essi ora sono selezionabili in NB1 oppure NB2 o entrambi NB1+NB2 e questo distintamente per MAIN e SUB Receivers.
Con il nuovo firmware Ver.1.10 rilasciato, pressato più a lungo il [Tasto NB2] si abilita l’ulteriore selezione e settaggio in NB2 [TYPE A] (con algoritmo convenzionale) oppure in [TYPE B] (con nuovo algoritmico aggiunto) usando il  [Tasto F6] che appare nell’icona del  Display per la nuova funzione.

In’oltre se è selezionato [NB2 Tipo B], i parametri di [WIDTH] (larghezza del rumore impulsivo blanking) e il [DEPTH] (profondità del rumore impulso blanking) possono essere regolati ai livelli più opportuni. – Pressando a lungo il Tasto NB2 oppure il Tasto ESC si chiudono le indicazioni di settaggio NB2 – [Nota] Queste nuove funzioni non si applicano al SUB Ricevitore a causa del limite della memoria del DSP.

Penso che si deve dare merito a Kenwood di aver fatto ora l’implementazione del sistema DSP, e che c’è la spiegazione che il firmware originale del TS-990 era chiaramente carente. – Ora funziona bene,  quanto bene funzioni su una banda affollata però dovrà essere valutata col tempo di funzionamento e operativo e con le varie impostazione!

Altra novità della V.1.10 consente di variare il filtro passabanda con le manopole [HI/SHIFT] / [LO/WIDTH] in Tx (trasmissione) con le indicazioni o senza sul Sub dispaly, e questo tramite il Menu n. 8.01 (in ON oppure in OFF etc.)-

JVCKenwood risolve ora anche la questione del CW con messaggi pre-settati contenenti spazi di intervallo in sequenza, ora non vengono più trasmessi perchè cancellati – (! Attenzione: leggere tutte le informazioni e i dati nella pagina web di Kenwood …in Inglese !)

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Kenwood’s Communications Division The TS-990 Factory at Yamagata Japan

[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)

Alpha amps the Cadillac of HF amplifiers! to the RKR Designs, LLC – USA

The Alpha Amplifier are known worldwide as the Cadillac of HF power amplifiers! – RKR Designs, LLC of Longmont Colorado has announced that they have acquired the assets of Alpha Amplifier and TEN-TEC brands from RF Concpts – (News April 2, 2015 ) 

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This is Alpha’s latest product, the 4040 4 KW Antenna Tuner

RF Concepts makes and markets one of the flagship brands in amateur radio, the Alpha Amplifier line of HF power amplifiers. With the recent purchase of the Ten-Tec Corporation, RF Concepts now owns two iconic American brands in ham radio, ….now sold RKR!

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Less than a year after TEN-TEC and Alpha Amplifiers merged under the RF Concepts banner, the companies now have changed hands. – RKR said it plans to expand the product line while “continuing to service their customers”.

Link to: more news Ten Tec/Alpha Sold to RKR Designs

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Meno di un anno dopo che la TEN-TEC e Alpha Amplifier si sono fuse nella società RF Concepts, passano ancora di mano. -La RKR Designs LLC di Longmont, in Colorado, USA infatti il 2 Aprile ha annunciato di aver acquisito la RF Concepts con l’attività dei due marchi. RKR dichiara che prevede di espandere la linea di prodotti, mentre da ora continuerà a servire anche i loro clienti.
(pic’ by  AA7BQ/forums qrz com enhanced by RadioCronache)

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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 to all)

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)

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)

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)