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IC-7100 User Evalutation & Test Report. IC-7100 – IC-7000 Feature Comparison by VA7OJ, Adam – Picture, Video & more.

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IC-7100 User Evalutation and Full Test Report plus IC-7100/IC-7000 Feature Comparison by VA7OJ, Adam. (! see link +below!) – See the Video demo by GØTAN Engineering staf at ML&S Ltd UK (link +below) – I think that hams using D-STAR will find it a nice addition to their base or mobile setups for DV (digital-voice & data) mode on the 28MHz, 50MHz and VHF UHF bands. (!… danger mobile radio: keeping your eyes on the road!) – See the pictures, video and more below.

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The IC-7100 display contrast ratio is also quite nice. I wish it had a color screen as some others have noted. I don’t think much is missed by not having a color screen, as there’s no information displayed that twould benefit from color. The display resistive touch screen is easy operation!

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IC-7100 User Evalutatio & Full Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam (!a report of 48 pages)

This Report describes the evaluation of IC-7100 (S/N 02001352) from a user perspective. – Appendix 1) is a comparison of IC-7100 and IC-7000 features in tabular form. – Appendix 2) presents results of an RF lab test suite performed on the radio. Adam also writes: “I was able to spend a few days with the IC-7100 in my ham-shack, and thus had the opportunity to exercise the radio’s principal features and evaluate its on-air behavior”. – (thanks to Adam).

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italianoIl Report di ben 48 pagine in pdf, descrive ampie valutazioni come utente dell’IC-7100 (S/N 02001352 US version) – Nell’Appendice 1) vengono comparate, in forma di tabulato,  le caratteristiche principali del IC-7100 e del precedente IC-7000 – Nell’Appendice 2) sono presentati ampi risultati delle misure e dei vari test nel laboratorio RF di Adam sul nuovo transceiver Icom. – Adam scrive anche: “Sono riuscito a trascorrere alcuni giorni con questo IC-7100 nella mia “baracca” di radioamatore, quindi ho avuto la possibilità di provare le caratteristiche principali della radio e valutarne il comportamento On-air” (Grazie ad Adam per l’interessante recensione).

pdf_logoLink to: IC-7100 User Review & Test Report & Comparison by VA7OJ (ENG)

The DR key accesses a D-STAR repeater setup menu, facilitating D-Star service configuration. The DR mode is the “enhanced” user interface for VHF/UHF D-STAR operation. For HF D-STAR, or for those more accustomed to the basic D-STAR operation, simply selecting DV will give access to the D-STAR digital mode.

Video-demo by GØTAN  senior  Technical Support & Engineering staff at ML&S Ltd
Filmed at the ML&S Store in UK. – Video produced and edited by Henry Lynch.

[Note] 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 2013: New Features on the IC-7800 – AH-740 & Icom JST65 – AOR ARD300 – FTM-400 – TS-990’s Factory T.

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JARL Ham Fair Tokyo Big Sight 2013 – (updated Report & Video) New Advanced Features on the IC-7800 at ICOM Booth of 24 Aug. 2013. See below the Icom 7800 Planned features (*) ENG Uk & Italian by Marcucci Spa  – New ARD300 Multi Mode decoder at the AOR Booth. – Yaesu FTM-400D C4FM Digital  see below – New AH-740 & JT65 Demostration at the Icom Booth – Video from AOR, Kenwood and Yaesu booths. – See the TS-990’s Factory Tour, picture below! …and more!

italianoIC-7800 – ICOM Inc. ha presentato le nuove caratteristiche avanzate del IC-7800 alla HAM Fair di Tokyo il 24.08.2013 con un “major firmware upgrade” (*) previsto per fine anno 2013 o inizio 2014. – Poi il prototipo della nuova antenna HF Icom AH-740 e dimostrazione di applicazioni Icom per il JT65  – Qui sotto alcune immagini e Video vari dalla fiera di Tokyo – ハムフェア2013 アイコムIC-7800の拡張機能 –

Novità anche per AOR con ARD300 multi-modo decoder (vedere più sotto) – ARD300 デジタル通信受信アダプタ – Nuovo Yaesu FTM-400D C4FM Digital (vedere più sotto) – Video dagli Stands AOR, Kwd e Yaesu – Giro fotografico del reparto di montaggio TS-990 di Kenwood in Giappoone.  (lincks alle News e immagini qui sotto)

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IC-7800 Nuove funzionalità con il Firmware – (02 Settembre, 2013) Marcucci Spa Official Icom Importer & Distributor ha annunciato le novità introdotte dalla Icom Inc. con il nuovo firmware per l’IC-7800 disponibile da Novembre 2013.
Link to: Informazioni nuovo firmware IC-7800 Ver.3.0 (pdf IT)  di Marcucci Spa

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IC-7800’s and the big-match between JVC Kenwood, Icom Inc. and FlexRadio soon !

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AH-740 リレー式オートチューンアンテナ 参考出品 ※輸出モデル ワイルドな作りで、ワイルドな運用が楽しめそう。 – 非常に面白い商品です。- ただ、現時点では、国内販売の予定はないようです
Nuova AH-740 Autotune Whip Mobile Antenna (autotune-antenna per HF) 150mS fast automatic tuning (like Stealt 9310 made in USA) qui sopra un prototipo di Icom Inc. per operazioni in HF (2.5 – 30MHz) affidabili su mezzi mobili in zone selvagge o desertiche! Icom Inc ha presentato anche in anteprima sue applicazioni per il JT65 system.

Icom IC-7800 Planned features:  (*) ● Waterfall screens for RF signals, TFT scope ● Audio scope, ● Voice recorder improvement (similar IC-7100 function) ●Quick QSY re-tuning using the mouse ● New APF function (0-6dB six steps volume adj.) ● New CI-V (CAT) command  ● USB memory card in addition to current CF card  ● Remote control “without” radio side PC by RS-BA1 new version…., ● and more, see the link to Icom Uk below!

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IC-7800 at Ham Fair 2013 – Not “Touch-Sensitive”  but… simply click with mouse cursor the Screen (spectrum scope) for quick QSY re-tuning! …like touch on the TS-990S – (please…click the picture to enlarge!)
italianoNella nuova versione del futuro firmware per l’Icom IC-7800 ( forse anche per il 7700 e 7600) si nota anche la funzione di “quick QSY re-tuning” tramite un click del cursore del mouse sullo Schermo  ! Icom propone a Tokyo questo ed altre implementazioni (*) via software non essendo di tipo Touch-Sensitive i Display da tempo montati su questi transceivers. … come Kenwood invece ha fatto nel recente TS-990S.

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Oba san, JA7UDE writes: !! I asked a Icom sales person if I could apply this firmware upgrade to my 13 year old 7800? The answer was Yes! You will be able to download this major upgrade just like standard ones for free. [Note] this news to be verified!

Link to: Latest Icom Uk News – Product Demostrations at Tokyo Hamfair 2013

Link to: Major Firmware Upgrade & Planned Features for IC-7800 by VA7OJ

Video -ハムフェア2013 アイコムIC-7800の拡張機能 (…upgrade IC-7800)

hamlife.jファームウエアのアップデートでより進化したアイコムのIC-7800に新たに搭載さ­れた機能を動画で紹介しています。

Kenwood TS-900’s Factory Tour (immagini tratte da JVC Kwd – ©by IØgej)

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Video – Ham Fair Tokyo 2013 JVC/Kenwood’s Booth by JI1ETUjr

AOR news: ARD300 Multi Decoder – Perseus & Studio 1 Software (..both italians!)

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ARD300 – AOR writes: Empower Your Analog Receiver With Digital Decoding!

● Decodes popular amateur digital voice modes such as D-Star, Alinco and Yaesu. 
● Decodes APCO P25 voice signals, used for example by U.S military and diplomatic services around the world.  ● Compatible with AOR legacy receivers AR8600MK2, AR5000(A/+3), and newer AR2300, AR5001D, AR6000.  ● Supports any other brand’s receiver featuring a 10.7MHz or 45.05MHz IF output!(*1)
● Supported modulations and vocoders: D-STAR GMSK AMBE / ALINCO GMSK AMBE / YAESU(*2) C4FM AMBE+2 /   DIGITAL CR(*3) C4FM AMBE+2 / NXDN(*4) C4FM AMBE+2 / P25 (Phase 1) C4FM IMBE.
● IF input 10.7MHz or 45.05MHz @50Ω
[Note] (*1) Not all 3rd party receivers have been tested. (*2) “Digital Wide Mode” not supported. (*3) Japanese “Digital Convenience Radio” standard (351MHz) (*4) Only the 6.25kHz mode is supported. 12.5kHz mode not supported.

japanNew ARD300 デジタル通信受信アダプタ
アマチュア無線で使用されている標準デジタルモードのD-STAR方式に加え、ALINCO, YAESU等他社のデジタルモードにも対応します。 デジタル簡易無線(デジタルCR)の通信もデコードします。….

Video – Ham Fair 2013 AOR Booth (ADR300, STUDIO1 Software & Perseus)

Video – Ham Fair 2013 YAESU Booth【ハムフェア東京2013 ヤエ.. (..! C4FM Digital)

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FTM-400D/DH & FT-1DR V/U Mobile or HT are the Yaesu C4FM DV competitors 144/430 FDMA and FM modes. Tthe new modultation C4FM digital was not compatible with a D-STAR DV standard. (Click the pictures to enlarge)

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Con l’uso del AMBE+2 vocoder in FDMA, C4FM raggiunge una ottima qualità audio, pur operando con un “bandwidth” effettiva in un canale di 6,25 kHz ● “V/D Mode” Simultaneous Voice/Data 6,25+6,25 kHz. – Anche se ci vuole un po ‘di tempo per abituarsi alla voce digitale, chi usa il modo D-STAR (con AMBE-2020 vocoder) già conosce l’effetto di voce robotica!.
In FDMA con AMBE+2 vocoder i benefici di qualità audio dovrebbero essere migliori almeno nel modo “FR” su 12,5 kHz  ● “Voice FR Mode” Voice Full Rate uses the entire 12,5 kHz bandwidth to trasmit digital voice.

I requisiti della norma europea armonizzata EN 301 166-2 (come lo standard ETSI TS102 490 e TS102 658) prevede la garanzia di protezione per circa 60 dB per l’adiacente canale a 6.25 kHz e 70 dB per il canale successivo.

FDMA_Mod-Dem-specModulation with 4FSK (C4FM) 4-level FSK uses a symbol mapping scheme. When the radio receives a binary number, that number is apped to a symbol, which is interpreted as a 1050 Hz frequency deviation. During demodulation, that deviation is detected, filtered and “unmapped” as a binary signal for transmission. – (click pictures to enlarge)

[Note] !! The D-STAR uses a GMSK  (Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying) modulator type  to convert the 8-kHz sampled audio into a 3600-bps bit stream for D-STAR voice. – This stream is combined with the 1200-bps data stream to produce the combined voice+data DV signal at 4800 bps.

[Note] !! The FDMA C4FM (4-Level FSK) is a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) methodology whereby one user accesses a channel frequency at any one point in time. (i.e. accesses via the frequency domain)…  like NEXEDGE™ Kenwood’s Digital or dPMR and like IDAS™  Icom’s Digital or dPMR radios!

Video – Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd. show the features of the FTM-400D  (hamlife.jp)

[Note] 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)!

J88HL the DXpedition to St. Vincent & Grenadines is planned for November, 2013!

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J88HL DXpedition a St. Vincent & Grenadine è prevista per il 17-29 novembre 2013 da sette operatori provenienti dalla Polonia – SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW e SP9PT. – Pur considerando altre possibili destinazioni, hanno deciso notando che J8 – che è al 116 ° posto trà le più ricercate entità DXCC, secondo il ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted …(link) –  non ha visto un importante DXpedition in questi ultimi anni.

SP6EQZ dice che questa spedizione non sarà un “operazione di vacanza”, ma una attività radio dedicata su tutte le bande HF, un serio sforzo dai 160 metri in sù e qualche operazione sui 6 metri. – Almeno tre stazioni saranno in onda 24 ore al giorno in CW, SSB e RTTY. – Un operatore parteciperà al CQ World Wide DX CW in una categoria a singolo operatore, mentre gli altri saranno sempre operativi al di fuori del concorso. QSL diretta o via bureau.

Equipment (…see link below for more..)

N° 3 x Elecraft K3 , 3 x Kenwood TS-590, 4 x Solid State HF Amplifiers 700W

Link to: J88HL DXpedition Team – Equipment – Plan – Info – Donate – Web-page

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englishJ88HL Saint Vincent and the Grenadines available for DXers! The larger J88HL DXpedition is planned for November 17-29 by seven operators from Poland — SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW and SP9PT.

SP6EQZ says this is will not be a “holiday operation” but a dedicated radio activity on all HF bands, a serious effort on 160 and some operation on 6 meters. At least three stations will be on the air 24 hours a day on CW, SSB and RTTY. One operator may participate in the CQ World Wide DX CW in a single-operator category, while the others will operate outside the contest. QSL direct or via the bureau.

Poland_flagJ88HL DXpedycja. Listopad 2013 – W drugiej połowie listopada z Saint Vincent and Grenadines będzie pracować kolejna polska wyprawa. Członków zespołu doskonale znamy: znamy osobiście i znamy z wielu poprzednich DXpedycji: Bogdan SP2EBG, Jan SP3CYY, Jurek SP3GEM, Włodek SP6EQZ, Janusz SP6IXF, Roman SP9FOW, Wojtek SP9PT, Józef SP9-31029.

Geografia (wiki…link) – Saint Vincent e Grenadine si trovano tra Santa Lucia e Grenada nelle isole Windward delle Piccole Antille, un arco di isole nel mare dei Caraibi. Le isole di Saint Vincent e delle Grenadine includono l’isola principale Saint Vincent (344 km²) più a nord e le Grenadine (45 km²) oltre ad un arcipelago di piccole isole che si estendono verso sud da Saint Vincent fino a Grenada (see the google-map below)

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[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice from www.radiocronache.com or IØgej’s – See the official web site for updated info & news !!

 

 

Startup FLEX-6000 Series ..was a snap & Demo of the some capabilties of the SmartSDR™ – Flex-5000A discontinued!

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Start-up FLEX-6000 Series ..was a snap & Video Demo the some capabilties of the SmartSDR™ Software – The FLEX-5000A Radio discontinued as the combination of being overshadowed by the new FLEX-6500 & FLEX-6700 Series! – For now here is a Youtube video from the HAM RADIO 2013 & video My new FLEX-6700 by AB1KC, see news and link below.

Comes on the market at the end of August, 2013 the innovative “Digital Direct Sampling” made ​​in USA, “against” the systems Multi-Conversion (aka Superheterodyne) flagships made ​​in Japan! (…we wait for the! …Maybe there are some neat new products ready in the wings?)

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Spectral Capture Units™ (SCU) which act something like extremely broadband multi… Slice Receviers in One Radio, for reception from 0.33 to 77 MHz plus 135 to 165 MHz. – Optimized preselector filters can be selected for the ham bands for greater out of band rejection.. 100dB 2-tone 3rd Order Dynamic Range.. at 100Hz Spacing.

Direct RF to digital conversion allows the FLEX-6000’s to deliver up to +45 dBm IP3 (3rd Order Intercept Point) and 110 dB IMD DR3 (3rd Order Dynamic Range) inside the final filter bandwidth (preliminary specs). – it’ll be very interesting to see the lab tests on this radio! (ARRL – Sherwood – VA7OJ – G3SJX )

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Receivers type: Direct Sampling / Direct Conversion / Multi Conversion

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  1. Direct Sampling a.k.a wideband: FLEX-6000 Series – HPSDR – Perseus, etc.
  2. Direct Conversion: FLEX-5000 discontinued, FLEX-3000, Elecraft KX3, etc.
  3. Multi-Conversion a.k.a. Superheterodyne: Most every Kenwood, Icom, Ten-Tec, Elecraft, Yaesu amd Hilberling

Starting the FlexRadio Systems SmartSDR for Windows for the First Time

[Note] (See the complete steps by steps Making the Connections by Instructions Guide of FlexRadio Systems!!) here the essential start-up (see the video below)…. was a snap !

Connect one end of the supplied CAT 5 Ethernet cable to the transceiver. – The other end of the CAT 5 Ethernet cable can be connected directly to the 100/1000BaseT Ethernet port on your computer if you do not have a wired Ethernet network in your shack. etc. –
Turn on the 13.8 VDC power supply that is connected to the FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDR. – Power on the FLEX-6000 Series by pressing the power button [ON]. –
SmartSDR-iconThe LED display will initially show the text alibrating…”. Once the FLEX-6000’s is ready, it will display the radio model name and the Power button LED will be illuminated green.
Locate the SmartSDR™ application “icon” on the desktop (as shown) and double click on it to Start the SmartSDR™ for Windows Applications. – The SmartSDR™ Radio Setup screen will be displayed !

Video: Startup of FLEX-6000 Series of FlexRadio with demonstration of somes capabilties of the software SmartSDR™ – Video take on Ham Radio show of Friedrichshafen in Germany June 2013 (thanks to Klaus & RFham/Youtube)

FLEX-6700 & FLEX-6500 – Available the Flex-6000′s Quick Start Guide Final in official FlexRadio Systems Download page. – Finally, the 6000′s are starting to ship a few units at a time.

Video: My new Flex 6700 finally arrived. Here are the first few minutes …. AB1KC



Price in Italy Inc. 21% VAT
 by WoodBoxRadio: FLEX-6500: 4299,00 Euro  / FLEX-6700: 7499,00 Euro and FLEX-6700-RX: 6399,00 Euro (Flex-6000 SmartSDR Software Updates FlexAdvantage support: TBA) ..Prices are subject to change without notice from RadioCronache !!

For more information see the Documentation folder on the CD-ROM that came with your SDR Transceiver.

Link to: FLEX-6000′s SDR Quick Start Guide – Filesize: 2,07 MBytes
Link to: Importatore IT WoodBox Radio IK3VIG – Info & data Italy

[Note] 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!

FTdx-3000D Firm. Ver.0114 & Ver.0107 adds Full Screen Spectrum Scope & Up. SPLIT operation – Latest Test by VA7OJ!

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FTDX-3000 New Firmware – Main CPU Ver. 01-14 and TFT Ver. 01-07 has just been posted 07/01/2013 by YAESU USA on his web-site. – Yaesu adds the “Full Screen” function of the Spectrum Scope for FTdx-3000, like FTdx-1200 & Up. the SPLIT Operation – Please read the  Yaesu FT3k Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding! – Download the latest Test Report of the FTdx-3000 NPR & DR3 by VA7OJ, link below.

italianoFTdx-3000D -Funzione a Schermo intero per lo Spettro Scope. (….come già nell’ FTdx-1200)

FTdx-3000_adds-full-screen-functionYaesu USA ha gli ultimi aggiornamenti del Firmware FTdx-3000D con la Ver. 01-14 Main-CPU (+utility FSW018_V101) e la Ver. 01-07 TFT (+utility TFW) rilasciate in data 07/Luglio/2013 (Yaesu, download dal settore files)
1) Full Screen spectrum scope display on the TFT Display
• Viene aggiunta una funzione a schermo pieno del campo di applicazione dell’analisi di Spettro sul Main Display TFT.
• Lo “schermo intero” viene memorizzato premendo il tasto “SELECT” per più di un secondo.(! ogni volta che si memorizza, il precedente contenuto viene sovrascritto e sostituito)
2) Split-Operation – change the TX  temporarily MAIN DIAL or RX [CLAR/VFO-B]
• Durante il funzionamento in “SPLIT” la frequenza TX può essere regolata temporaneamente con il MAIN DIAL, tenendo però pressato il tasto [TXW].
Altrettanto in questo modo la frequenza RX varierà girando però la manopola [CLAR/VFO-B] !! Setting of the TX/RX for SPLIT operation: accendere ON  [POWER] mentre si tiene pressato il tasto [SPLIT] per attivare questo modo di settaggio  con la variazione temporanea in Operazioni Split ….!! e… viceversa!

!! Si sta procedendo ad aggiornare solo 2 dei 4 firmware incorporati, con differenti software utility (Trasfer..) e 4 files a differenti  estensioni (SLF – dat – bin etc), nel Transceiver (Yaesu utilizza ancora qui il sistema  “multiple software systems installations”! rispetto alla Icom e Kenwood che usano, invece, un software a sistema unico di sviluppo). Quindi ignorare i passaggi ripetitivi (spegni, collega cavi, accendi, carica 1, ripristina e poi ancora, etc. etc.) previsti per il DSP e per la FFT (att. diverso da TFT!!) [..alla fine si rimane senza dita da pigiare contemporaneamente hi!!]

[Note] La funzione schermo intero richiede l’installazione delle Ver. xxxx_V0114.SFL ( MAIN CPU) e Ver. xxxxx_V01-07_xxxxx.bin (software x TFT). Per il funzionamento e le caratteristiche di cui sopra, si prega di fare riferimento ai fogli aggiuntivi per le nuove funzioni Spectrum & per VFO SPLIT a cura di YAESU MUSEN CO.,LTD & Yaesu-USA #EH046H500 (!! n. 2 pagine .pdf incluse nella stessa cartella (.zip) FTDX3000_Update_July1)

[Note] There are four different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000, Icom and Kenwood instead use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.
!! You are only doing the Main-CPU and TFT updates. You are NOT doing the DSP or FFT updates, just ignore those instructions at this time on the Upgrade Manual & FTdx3000 Additional useful functions sheet (n. 2 pages pdf  included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip))

[Note] The rig has to be started in different ways for each of these two updates to work!  The Yaesu “Firmware Upgrade Manual” has the update procedure for all of the Firmware-Modules & extention type (MAIN .SFL – DSP .dat – TFT .bin – FFT .dat), and for all Trasfer-Softwares (!! FSW018 – FW-DSP – TFW – FW-FFT !!) – See this Yaesu complex procedure step-by-step! – [… already running out of fingers when  try to reset, etc. etc. !]

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0114 Tft V00107) Update Information (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Latest Firmware Upgrade Manual (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  >Files, USB Driver, Manuals, Software (ENG)

!! Additional Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd Useful functions sheet, n. 2 pages pdf are included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip) by Yaesu USA web-site, files, download)!!

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FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type) 1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK/FSK (24kHz for AM/FM);
FTdx-1200 Triple-conversion super heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)  1st IF 40.455 MHz, 2nd IF 455 kHz  3td IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK /FSK (24 kHz for AM, FM).

Test Report: FTdx-3000, S/N 2K020095 © by Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ

– Using NPR notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance

NPR_va7oj-labsNoise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers – Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance – (…. To put the impact of the NPR test into perspective, a -9 dBm Ptot level at 5.6 MHz BRF is equivalent to 1200 simultaneous SSB signals at -43 dBm each, i.e. S9 + 30 dB!) etc. etc…. by Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ- (!! updated now in Giune, 2013 – see the link below)

Link to: Latest  NPR Test & 2 kHz DR3 of FTdx-3000 by Adam, VA7OJ

Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

HAM RADIO 2013: FDM-DUO – HandyPSK – EXPERT 1.3K – Exacalibur ULTRA – K3/0 Mini – FT1DR C4FM – PT-8000 & More

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Ham Radio 2013 – The International Exhibition for Radio Amateurs, HAM RADIO 2013, was held June 28-30, 2013 in Friedrichshafen, with exciting new models and products! – Here are  some photos and news  from the tour…! – FT-1DR FDMA Mode like NEXEDGE™ Kenwood’s or IDAS™  Icom’s Digital PMR’s Radios. See the new FT1-DR brochure –   Fiera di Friedericshafan 2013: un report con varie foto e descrizione di alcune novità  – See more & Link below!

FDM-DUO a new SDR rtx made in Italy – ELAD has displayed his “little SDR Tranceiver” at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2013. Quite interesting concept to have a stand alone QRP rig at 192kHz sampling, combined with an extended SDR if you use it with a Computer.

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It is a Direct Sampling SDR receviver (is an RF Sampler) with a DDC on a FPGA, and a Cortex ARM DSP module for filtering and demodulation in stand-alone mode. In RX and TX directions it is a fully SDR technology. QRP trasmitter 5 W Output Power – CAT Control via USB-2 port dedicated.  (please click image to enlarge)

FDM-DUO_rtx-Elad-2013In other words: you can take it with you as a self-sustained 192kHz SDR narrow band modes QRP tranceiver (Sideband/CW/AM). –
At home, attached to a faster CPU (computer with FDM-SW1 software o so), you can run it at its full bandwidth of 6144kHz sample rate and use wider bandwidth RX/TX modes, inc. DSB, AM Sync, FM, RTTY, DRM, WB FM+RDS.
Link to: Download the FDM-DUO lefleat-1 by ELAD Srl –

FDM-DUO Coming Soon – ! A meno che non costerà meno di 800 Euro/1100$, più le spese di spedizione, per ora preferirei ottenere un consolidato QRP Elecraft KX3 ( L’Italia dell’eccellenza nel Software Defined Radio va apprezzata per i successi di alto livello avuti, ma qui … ben tre porte USB-2 sul retro del DUO (1RX-1TX e 1CAT), impone di capirne il perché e gli sviluppi del prototipo)!  … il team Elad ci sorprenderà!

HandyPSK – Compact PSK 40m & 20m QRP Transceiver

You can operate CW, RTTY, BPSK, QPSK without a PC. Just connect the battery and antenna and you can operate anywhere, anytime with 100mW pover output. –  PS2 External keyboard jack – Stand-alone no PC!
Picture Main PCB: You can see DsPIC33F DSP, TI 3204 CODEC, 3 pole Crystal filter.

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SilentSystem Ltd specification: Front-end crystal filter architecture – Low noise and high IMD dynamic range – Internal DSP emphasizes weak signals and decodes the text – Rotary dial operation. Copy received words and paste to send templates – 128 x 64 dot backlit graphic LCD display – 100mW RF output, and more.

SPE  EXPERT 1.3K-FA Linear Amplifier Up to 1.5 KW (1.3 KW typ.)

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The Italian “SPE” introducing its new EXPERT 1.3K-FA Amplifier – Powerful up to 1.5kW – Very Ligth: 7,5 kg – 3 Power levels: (max) full, (mid) 800W, (low) 500W – Builtin Switching Power Supply with PFC – Frequency Range 1.8MHz to 50 MHz – Manages 4 antenna automatically – Fully remotable & CAT –  USB & RS232 ports – Builti two fast CPUs – [note] The PA-Unit (Power Amplifier) uses only one new rugged device! – Available also without ATU (allowing significant… savings) – Pricing will be $5200 USD – Availability about the late 2013. – (please see the official source!)

WiNRADiO introducing its new SDR EXCALIBUR “Ultra” (beta version)

SDR_Excalibur-ultra_combi-2013WiNRADiO SDR Excalibur Series employs a user-selectable preselector that can operate either in a fully automatic or user-configurable mode. As many as 119 different filter combinations can be constructed by the user (91 bandpass, 14 low-pass and 14 high-pass). The front-end employs 34 subminiature electromechanical relays (rather than often used but distortion-prone semiconductor switches.

Elecraft K3/Ø Mini Remote Controll head “Real Rig Feel”

K3-0mini_2013Elecraft and its new K3/Ø Mini for remote controll of a home or contest station!! – the lightweight portable remote control for the K3 Transceiver –  “Real Rig Feel” remote operation for CW, SSB, & Data modes – Stereo! Amplified Internal Speakers – Single cable inteface to the Remote Rig Internet System (RRC-1258MkII Mod. or so) – Pricing will be $695.00 USD – Availability is expected for early August 2013.

Yaesu and its “D-Star” DV competitor FT-1DR & the HF FTdx-1200

FT-1DR V/U HT the Yaesu C4FM DV competitor 144/430 FDMA and FM modes. Tthe new HT digital was not compatible with a D-STAR DV standard, and the repeaters available for it only some areas recently.

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Digiata C4FM FDMA & Analog FM, in 4 communication modes: 1) V/D Mode: Simultaneous Voice/Data Mode (6.25kHz voice + 6.25kHz data & ec code, bandwidth is used) – 2) Voice FR Mode: Voice Full Rate Mode (uses the entire 12.5kHz for digital voice 3) Data FR Mode: High-speed 9.6 kbps  Data Communication Mode (uses the entir 12.5kHz…..)4) Analog FM Mode – AMS (Automatic Mode Select) is available.

FT-1D news: The built-in worldwide standard AX.25 Data TNC Modem permits uncomplicated APRS® FT1D_FM-aprs(Automatic Packet Reporting System) operation.- More useful information & GPS logger is stored on the high capacity micro SD card (Maximum 32GB) – Rx covers 504 kHz – 999.900 MHz (A Band), 108 MHz – 580 MHz (B Band), continuous reception for Short-wave, FM/AM broadcasts, and more features… see the new brochure link below!

List Price: $600,00 Your Price: $539,95 USD (Universal Radio) !!

[Note] !!! The FDMA C4FM (4-Level FSK) is a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) methodology whereby one user accesses a channel frequency at any one point in time. (i.e. accesses via the frequency domain)… …!
like NEXEDGE™ Kenwood’s Digital PMR or IDAS™  Icom’s Digital PMR radios! – (2005/2007: Forms a technical alliance with Kenwood, Icom, Zetron Inc & CTE International etc.  to jointly research to dPMR digital two-way radios – narrow 12.5 kHz and very narrow 6.25 kHz bandwidth channels )

Link to: Download the FT1-DR/FT1-DE latest Brochure B9200643 (ENG)

[Note]  dPMR is a digital technology designed for VHF/UHF that uses 4-Level FSK FDMA (C4FM) modulation and supports both voice and data. – The dPRM Association support the latest digital PMR radio technology known as dPMR. The group currently includes radio manufacturers, chip manufacturers, protocol and software developers and systems developers. (!! Yaesu Musen Co.  not member at this time !)

Link to: More news & Members from the © dPMR Association web site 

Hilberling GmbH PT-8000A VLF / HF / VHF Transceiver (Rev.2.0)

Hilberling-200W-PA  PT-8000ABlock Schematic PT-8000A

RX: 9 kHz – 30 MHz/50 – 54 MHz/69.9 – 70.5 MHz/144 – 148 MHz/110 – 143.9 MHz
TX: 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/4/2m-band – All-Mode  – 2x RX – DSP and 16-pol analog + digital filters – Frequency Stability 0.005 ppm – List Price: €.13.290,00 incl. 19% MwSt (VAT De).
Link to: Download the Hilberling PT-8000A PDF Brochure

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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

FTdx-1200 Up-conversion – FT’s cocktail a mixture of radios! Yaesu User Manual EN – FFT1 & SCU-17

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FTdx-1200 HF/50MHz Up-conversion in stock – The FTdx1200 Operating Manual (13.4MB by Yaesu Usa) see link below – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface & FFT-1 Unit Download the Istruction Manula EN/JP below – This medium-price HF Transceiver it has a mixture of Yaesu radios (FT’s cocktail?! see below) – In the FTdx-1200 the VFO-A & VFO-B frequency and status are displayed only on the TFT Display & Spectrum Scope sweep function has two modes. Optional FFT-1 adds other features & Decoder. (Click the pictures to enlarge!)

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Yaesu Musen Co. will show the FTDX-1200 at Friedricshafen HamRadio 2013

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On the FTdx-1200 the Band Scope can be switched to a “full-screen” display by simply pressing the SCOPE key, and a signal spectrum can be viewed in detail on the Full TFT screen.

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FT’s cocktail: FT-950 Triple-conversion, IPO & RF amps (*FT1.2k uses two 2SC3356 on *FT3k two 2SC3357!) & Roofing filtes (MCF) /FT-2000 1st IF Sub Receiver /FTdx-3000 a wide 4.3-in TFT Display, new Menu System, IF-DSP based on the TI TMS320C6727B (@300 MHz)Data management & additional ingredients may be SCU-17 and FFT-1 Units ! – FTdx-1200 Spectrum scope sweep function has two modes available & No receive audio is generated during high sweeping (appr. 300 msec)
[Note*] FTdx-1200 2SC3356 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT 200 mW / FTdx-3000 2SC3357 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT** 1.2 W (** with ceramic substrate, see the Data Sheet) –
[Note] !! A cocktail is an “alcoholic” mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients !! (wikipedia)

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  • FTDX1200続報! 税込定価239,400!発売は早ければ6月か!(..Japan)
  • FTDX3000 定価 340,200円 – メーカー 八重洲無線 (…Japan)
  • FTdx-1200 List: USD $2400.00  / Discount Price: $1879,95 (…HRO US)
  • Yaesu FFT-1 $189,95 / Yaesu USB Interface  SCU-17 $194,95 (..HRO US)
  • FTdx-3000 Discount Price (EU) €2.505,00 incl. 19% VAT (..Difona DE)

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I don’t understand what Yaesu’s engineers are thinking!!
If I understand the specs correctly, you need to buy an optional interface (SCU-17) before you can perform firmware upgrades! Reading the brochure thoroughly I saw that the pretty Spectrum Scope (ASC) is not in real-time. The brochure says that the audio is muted during the sweeping that takes 300 msec (!!…. no receive audiois generated during sweeping, but as sweeping is done at an extremely high speed….etc.)

Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and Firmware update functions! Optional FFT-Unit adds AF-FFT (Audio Frequency Fast Fourier Trasform) scope function demonstrates the AF characteristics of the TX/RX signal. , RTTY/PSK31 Encode /Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in. – See the Yaesu Istruction Manual (..link below)

[Note] The SCU-17 can be used for digital modes interface for all the current Yaesu HF transceivers via RS-232 Port and utility software – System Setup: FTdx-1200 – FTdx-3000 – FT-450D – FT-950 – FT-2000 – Ftdx-5000 – FT-817ND – FT-857D – FT-897D & hoter – Read please the SCU-17 Istruction Manual EN/JP (..link below).

[Note-2] Install the Virtual COM Port Driver on the PC before using the SCU-17 USB interface unit – See on the Yaesu web-site for details and istruction manual.

Link to: Download the Operating Manual EN Ver. (EXP) EH058H100
Link to: Download the SCU-17 USB Interface Unit Istruction Manual

Link to: Download the 16-page FTDX1200 Brochure (EXP) B9200652
Link to: Download the FT-950 Brochure 2007.0910 (U/E) B9200576 

A quick look at the Yaesu FTdx-1200 at Dayton Hamvention 2013

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FT-950 Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
1st IF of 69.45 MHz, a 2nd IF of 450 kHz, and a 3rd IF of 30 kHz (24 kHz for FM)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type)
1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz (24kHz for AM/FM)

FTdx-1200 Specifications: Frequency Ranges: RX 30 kHz – 56 MHz (operating) 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (specified performance, amateur bands only) TX 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (amateur bands only) – Circuit Type: Triple-conversion super heterodyne Up-conversion –  Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB,USB), F3E(FM), F1B(RTTY), G1B(PSK) – Power Output: 5 – 100 Watts (2 – 25 Watts AM carrier) – Intermediate Frequency: IF 40.455 MHz/ 455 kHz /30kHz (24 kHz for AM, FM, PACKET-FM) – Roofing Filters: 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz  four-pole ( MCF) Monolithic Cristal Filter design at 40.455MHz. –  and more.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

FLEX-6000™ FlexRadio releases the Quick Start Guide EN – N6V Special IDXC Visalia

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FLEX-6700 & FLEX-6500 – Available the Flex-6000’s Quick Start Guide Final in official FlexRadio Systems Download page. – Finally, the 6000’s are starting to ship a few units at a time. – See the N6V Special Event Station Report – The new software, SmartSDR™ is a Thin Client system!! – See the pictures & link to download QSG  & Ham Radio Messe in Friedrichshafen 2013 …link below.

Flex-6000-prodFLEX-6000 Signature Series we started up manufacturing, implemented automated production test software, completed final production CE/FCC compliance testing, solved a myriad of typical production startup issues.-  K5SDR, Gerard  updates the project status (FlexInside-10).
The [CE] marked devices meet the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC (Directive on Electronic and electrical equipmen) – FlexRadio Systems Date of  Testing: April 24, 2013.

The Quick Start Guide is designed to get you on the air with minimum effort. – This “QSG” provides only the basic steps to set up your FLEX-6500 or FLEX-6700. For more information see the Documentation folder on the CD-ROM that came with your SDR Transceiver.

Link to: FLEX-6000’s SDR Quick Start Guide – Filesize: 2,07MBytes
Link to: Importatore IT WoodBox Radio IK3VIG – Info & data Italy

Recommendations and Requirements: Minimum recommended CPU for SmartSDR for Windows is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ 64 x2 processor – The SmartSDR is a 64 and 32-bit Windows .NET Framework application designed to operate on Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. – The .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile is required. (….source QSG FlexRadio).

Flex-6000-family_Dayton-2013Dall’immagine qui a lato si da un rapido sguardo ad una stazione radio FLEX-6000-serie, così come poteva vedersi alla recente esposizione internazionale Hamvention 2013 in Dayton Usa, presso gli stand della stessa FlexRadio Systems e si vedranno le ulteriori news anche alla Ham Radio di  Friedrichshafen De in June 2013, 28-30.

Il nuovissimo software SmartSDR™ qui sopra è in funzione con FLEX-6500 o FLEX-6700 e mostra qui solo due “Panadapters” ad alta definizione con  piccoli menu a tendina per rapidi e facili multi settaggi operativi! –  (Click the picture to enlarge)

Link to: Amateur Radio Exibition Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Messe 2013

Receivers type: Direct Sampling / Direct Conversion / Multi Conversion

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  1. Direct Sampling a.k.a wideband: FLEX-6000 Series – HPSDR – Perseus, etc.
  2. Direct Conversion: FLEX-5000, FLEX-3000, Elecraft KX3, etc.
  3. Multi-Conversion a.k.a. Superheterodyne: Most every Kenwood, Icom, Ten-Tec, Elecraft, Yaesu amd Hilberling (note: latest models use a double conversion system it reduces signal distorsion and provides a high-fidelity RF signal to the builtin DSP processor)

italianoTra un mese circa potremo verificare la portata reale della sfida tra i noti produttori di apparati HF che insistono con l’architettura a Multi-Conversione, anche se con unità IF-DSP nello statio IF finale ed ora quasi tutti muniti di Display TFT multifunzione, e la nuova Signature Series FLEX-6000 con il suo nuovo Software (Thin Client) SmartSDR™ della FlexRadio americana. –
Questa Serie 6000 è dotata di alta potenza di calcolo ed elaborazione digitale (ADC – DUC _ FPGA – DSP – Grafica) – tutta entro-contenuta, che passa dal sistema SDR Direct Conversion (Flex-5000, Flex-3000 etc) al più recente sistema Direct Sampling  wideband! –  Naturalmente andranno considerati anche i prezzi finali dei vari modelli e le reali prestazioni ed affidabilità.

The Flex-6700 out of the box and how it saounds report by K6TU – see link below – The FlexRadio 6700 experience at N6V IDXC Visalia April, 2013 by EtherGeist, link below.

 The Flex-6700 out of the box and how it saounds by K6TU, Stu.

Flex-6700_inside-box14 May, 2013 – Stu Phillips, wrote: …… “As soon as I got the email alert that the package had been delivered, I hustled home and started unpacking……….. With the 6700 connected to the antenna via my amplifier, I made a test tranmission to set the output power and then started tuning for someone to work.” –

italianoPoi K6TU più sotto scrive: “Il primo QSO è stato con un IT9 nel sud Italia. Con entrambi i segnali di S8 è stato un piacevole QSO ed ho ottenuto un controllo di “audio ottimo” in risposta alla mia domanda: “how does it sound?” (come è il suono?)
Link to:  EtherGeist First Report – Flex-6700 full article by K6TU

FLEX-6700 on the Air at N6V – IDXC April 2013 (report by K6TU)

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Sempre K6TU, Stu Phillips racconta le prime esperienze già fatte con il Flex-6700 durante l’attività di N6V (Speciale Event Station) attivata alla 64th IDXC 2013 (International DX Convention is held every April in Visalia, California US). Come si può leggere dal link più sotto Stu ha scritto un interessante articolo che, vista la lunga attesa per questo nuovo SDR Flex, può essere  interessante leggere dato che è scritto da pochi giorni per un ragguardevole “assetto” che si può vedere anche dalla foto qui sopra! // ……very grateful to the following folks who helped me put on N6V in 2011 and 2013.

  • US Tower brings along a heavy duty mobile tower (55’)
  • SteppIR supplies and assembles the antenna on site (DB-18E)
  • MAntenna Systems supplied the rotor (Orion 2800) and cables
  • RF Concepts supplied an Alpha 9500
  • FlexRadio Systems supplies the Flex-6700 radio

I’ve used every major brand of radio in the 40 years……  the FlexRadio System Flex-6700 evaluated as the best receiver K6TU has used in 40 years of amateur and professional experience regardless of the tranceiver costs!
………….. The filters perform!  You can pull signals out of a busy band that are really weak – even when parked next to a very strong station….

Link to: EtherGeist Report – Flex-6700 experience at N6V (full article)

FlexRadio Systems Flex-6000’s radios will start shipping  from mid/late-June

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The new Flex Radio SmartSDR™ software running on a very THIN client.
italianoAd oggi le notizie dicono che la produzione è in corso e il software è in fase di test. Flex Radio ha diversi “beta-tester” che proveranno i nuovi Transceiver SDR. Molto impegno degli ingegneri sviluppatori è anche per il modulo “panadapter” che ora è stato molto implementato rispetto al progetto iniziale. – Tutte le funzioni di elaborazione dei segnali e di calcolo per il DSP sono tutte entrocontenute nella serie Flex-6000, contrariamente a quanto avveniva o avviene in altri modelli (come il Flex-5000 etc.) che utilizzano la potenza di calcolo ed elaborazione data sopratutto dal Computer esterno. La nuova serie funziona in “THIN Client”, con Computer anche semplici o via rete Ethernet.

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Unlike PowerSDR (es. Flex-5000 etc.) where all the UI and DSP software are combined in one piece of software, SmartSDR™ is a THIN Client – its basically a User interface. – All the DSP functionality  runs on a dedicated processor within the radio itself. SmartSDR™ software running on a very THIN client. – (Clik the pictures to enlarge)

Link to: Download the Brochure in Italiano pdf by WoodBoxRadio (IT)

[Note] 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!

 

Elecraft K3/0 Remote Head & Remoterig RRC-1250MkII – KXPA100 Amplifier – KAT500 ATU

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The K3/Ø-Mini Remote control  is functionally identical to our full K3, sized K3/Ø. Both control a remote K3 Transceiver via the RemoteRig RRC-1258MkII see the System configurations, link below. The new KXPA100 100W Amplifier with internal ATU option – $699,00 for the kit KXPA100 – ATU idem price KAT3 – Download the Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation (by w6nie) link below.

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Preview of the upcoming Elecraft K3/Ø Mini head and the Remote Software in test at Dayton Hamvention 2013. See the Wide Screen for the P3SVGA option fot the Elecraft P3 Pamadapter. (click the pictures to enlarge).

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KXPA100
works with any rig with just AMP KEY and RF. Internal Frequency counter auto band switches. RJ45 is for a dedicated KX3 interface. One RF input, 1 or 2 ANT outputs. (2nd ANT output with internal ATU option.) –
Elecraft® writhes: will show the K3/Ø-Mini remote control head at Friedricshafen HamRadio 2013, along with the KXPA100 Amplifier. – (click the pictures to enlarge)

The K3/Ø-Mini is a Remote Control Head for the K3 Transceiver  at Dayton Hamvention 2013

–  Two RemoteRig RRC-1258MkII (picture below) units that provide the interface to the internet; one for the remote location and one for the local (control) location

– RRMTCBL cable set to connect the remote RRC-1258 unit to the remote K3.
– K3/Ø Remote control Head (Test at Dayton Hamvention 2013 )
– RRK0CBL cable set to connect a local K3/0 as the controller.
– RRK3CBL cable set to connect a local K3 as the controller.

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When paired with the RemoteRig internet control system (also sold by Elecraft®) this K3 Remote system can connect your local K3 or K3/Ø to a remote K3 over the internet, including transmit and receive audio, without the need or complexity of setting up computers on each end. The K3 Remote system provides a real radio feel with immediate control feedback and very fast response times.
Link to: Remoterig System configurations (Elecraft, Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu)

The K3/Ø, or a regular a K3 in ‘terminal mode’, provides a unique real time remote control experience for operating a K3 located in the next room, or across the country. – [Note] The latest K3 firmware supports a compact remote control serial protocol – (Source Elecraft ® website)

Link to:  Elecraft ® K3-Remote K3 – more news and informations
Link to: RemoteRig K3-Twin Power Modification (Old RRC boards)
Link to: Official RemoteRig Website

KX3 SDR – Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation and Operation (W6NIA)

KX3 in-a-Honda_2012Essential factors in mobile operation are significantly different than when operating portable or at a fixed station.
Link to: Downolad the Guide to KX3 Mobile installation PDF

One aspect of KX3 mobile installation and operation that is emphasized in this Guide is safety. – This Guide’s scope covers only installations in vehicles that have negative ground electrical systems. etc. (Download the PDF and Read more)

KAT500 Auto-Tuner & Smart Antenna Switch – (Source Elecraft ®)

The new KAT500 uses the same topology and performance tuning algorithms as the 100W autotuner in the K3. Typical matching range at 500 W is up to 10:1 on most bands.

Frequency Typical Matching Range and Power Limit:
1.8 — 2MHz 600W into 10 to 500 Ohms (5:1 Low Impedance, 10:1 High Impedance SWR) / 3 — 30 MHz 600W into 5 to 500 Ohms (10:1 SWR) / 1000W into 16 to 150 Ohms (3:1 SWR ) / 1000W into 16 to 150 Ohms (3:1 SWR ) and  30 — 60MHz 500W into 5:1 SWR (10 to 250 Ohms)
The KAT500 measures transmit frequency to automatically select tuning memories and antennas – The KAT500 can tune with 10 W but we recommend 20 W to 100 W for best tuning accuracy – The KAT500 has a front panel SWR display and three selectable antenna outputs.  –
Link to: Elecraft ® KAT500 official web-page
Link to: Elecraft ® KAT500 Owner’s Manual

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders –  These events and news are reported for information only.

 

New FTdx-1200 100W HF/50MHz Up-conversion type at Dayton 2013 – SCU-17 USB Unit – The 16-page Brochure EN

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New FTdx-1200 100W HF/50MHz Up-conversion type 1st IF 40,455MHz  at Dayton Hamvention 2013 – 4.3 in TFT full color display like FTdx-3000 – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and Firmware update functions! Optional FFT-Unit adds other features – Download the new 16-page FTdx-1200 Brochure EN (..link below).

FTdx-1200 List Price: USD $2400.00  / Discount Price: $1899,95 (…HRO US) !

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FTDX1200 by YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo  Japan – FCC Part15B Class B already approved: ID  K6620581X50 – 09.04.2013. – FTdx-1200 & FTdx-3000 (WxHxD): 14.4″ x 4.5″ x 12.3″ / 365 x 115 x 312 mm (Click the pictures to enlarge)

TFT-Display_VFO-A-B-statusFTdx-1200 intuitive operability with the new Display & Panel layouts. The VFO-A & VFO-B frequency and status are displayed only on the main TFT Display. The trasmit and receive status, and the “basic” VFO-a, VFO-B settings and FAST or LOCK settings are displayed in the high contrast display above the Main Dial (dial using machined aluminium parts with torque adjistment).
The Band Scope can be switched to FULL-screen display by simply pressing the Scope key, and spectrum can be viewed on the Full TFT Color screen! – Now the most important  meters amd frequency examination, are displayed in central view!

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FTdx-1200_ATU-Diecast-PA-unitThe PA-Unit amplifier, which has 2 x RD100HHF1 MOS FET’s in a Push-pull configuration with power level of 100W. – The aluminum used for the die cast has high thermal conductivity and lowers the heat resistance (see the Yaesu brochure!) –  A large 60 mm axial flow fan is placed  a the side  of the PA & ATU Unit’s. – The FTdx-1200 ATU (Automatic Antenna Tuner) is the digital type that uses LC switchinh

FTdx-1200_Roofing-FilterThe IF DSP using the 32-bit floating point DSP, TMS320C6727B at a clock speed of 300 MHz similar to the FTdx-5000 and FTdx-3000 series. – The 1st IF frequency is now set at 40 MHz (Up-conversion) and is protected by selectable 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz Roofing Filters. –  Yeasu writes in the brochure (page 5): IDR (IMD Dynamic range) 104dB / IP3 (3rd-Order IP) +31dBm  at 14MHz Band CW (BW=500Hz) Roofing Filter = 3kHz @ 10kHz Separation two-tone signal ANT Imput (dBm).

SCU-17_USB-Interface-2Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! Can be connected to a PC with a USB cable, the SCU-17 USB Interface supports: External control (CAT), USB Audio IN/OUT, TX control (PTT, KEY, SHIFT), and Firmware update functions. (CAT is possible via the RS.232 without SCU-17).
Optional FFT-Unit adds AF-FFT (Audio Frequency Fast Fourier Trasform) scope function demonstrates the AF characteristics of the TX/RX signal. , RTTY/PSK31 Encode/Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in.

  • FTdx-1200 Supplied Power: DC 13.8V
  • Frequency ranges: 0.030 – 56.000MHz – (TX Frequency Coverage: 160 to 6 meters bands)
  • Receiver Type: Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
  • Intermediate Frequency: IF 40.455 MHz/ 455 kHz /30kHz (24 kHz for AM, FM, PACKET-FM)
  • Model of operation: A1A, A3E, J3E, F3E, F1B, G1B
  • Roofing Filters (3/6/15 kHz) – 32 Bit High Speed IF DSP – ATU Automatic Tuner builtin

Link to: Download the 16-page FTDX1200 Brochure (U.E.EXP) B9200652

FT-950 Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
1st IF of 69.45 MHz, a 2nd IF of 450 kHz, and a 3rd IF of 30 kHz (24 kHz for FM)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type)
1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz (24kHz for AM/FM)
[Note] Yaesu is offering a $100.00 rebate on this item – Net price $2499.95 

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.