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STAMPFL mini swRX and swRX two Analog Shortwave Receivers with Touchscreen (still in its experimental stadium!)

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STAMPFL mini swRX and swRX - Two analog Shortwave Receivers with Touchscreen – The STAMPFL Receiver is still in its experimental stadium …. and is not, comparable to a DSP KWZ-30, Reuter or Perseus receiver – STAMPFL Morse keys was founded by Heinz Stampfl HB9KOC in 2005 and is now the first Swiss manufacturer of Morse keys .
An Assembly kit for the near future is in planing – The technology used is analog (exception of the TFT Display and DDS) with IF 10.7 MHz e 455kHz. – MODULATION, SPAN and ATT can be selected using the touchscreen display.

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italiano I due ricevitori HF swRX’s della  STAMPFL Svizzera, sono di tipo analogico (con esclusione del Display TFT e del DDS) con IF a 10.7 MHz e 455 kHz, sono dotati in ingresso di Preselettore con toroidi T-50 e poi di Filtro a quarzo in 1st IF . Non sono comparabili con ricevitori più blasonati tipo KWZ-30 DSP oppure Perseus SDR.
Questi STAMPFL swRX e mini swRX sono attualmente in fase sperimentale (vedere link al sito web), essi hanno suscitato un certo interesse nel suo complesso per il tipo di filosofia del progetto, che dovrebbe portare anche alla fornitura in Kit. – Qui sotto il Modello swRX più grande, però anche esso sempre in fase sperimentale!

Link to: STAMPFL mini swRX  Features, Video, Photos and more news

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STAMPFL swRX HF EXPERIMENTAL SHORTWAVE RX –  Für eine detaillierte Erklärung des Gerätes haben wir ihnen unten eine Videodokumentation angehängt (see the link below)

Link to: Official facebook Stampfl page
Link to: STAMPFL swRX Features, Video, Photos and more news

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Source by: STAMPFL MORSETASTEN Gerbestrasse. 9 – CH-9436 Balgac (website)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official STAMPFL Morsetasten CH sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

N8A – American’s Samoa DXpedition 12 to 27 Nov., 2013 – Team: JH3PRR, W6SZN, ZL1GO and ZL3CW

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 N8A American’s Samoa DXpedition 12 to 27 November 2013 – The team: JH3PRR, W6SZN, ZL1GO and ZL3CW are setting up a DXPedition to American Samoa under the Special Callsign N8A, especially for the CQWW CW contest but with extended precontest activity intended to make KH8 widely available.

N8A_settingupLocation will be well South of the Capital Pago Pago to limit mountain low angle blockage. – Details: – Operations on HF 10-160m – Significant effort on 160 meters – Focus on EU for the high bands – CW will be the primary mode with some SSB and RTTY possible. – (Thank you for planning to put KH8 on the air by RadioCronache!) – Read more by official website, Link below

Link to: N8A American’s Samoa DXpedition 2013  (website is building up!)

italianoN8A American’s Samoa DXpedition dal 12 al 27 November 2013. Il team composto da  JH3PRR, W6SZN, ZL1GO e ZL3CW,  ha comunicato la preparazione di questa Spedizione DX sulle American Samoa. Questo è un evento speciale  ed utilizzerà un particolare nominativo anch’esso speciale: N8A !

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Questo callsign  sarà utilizzato anche nel prossimo contest CQWW CW con attività anche pre-contest  da KH8 in località a Sud della Capitale Pago Pago. – Le operazioni DX saranno fatte nelle bande HF, dai 10m ai 160m. – Il team precisa che farà il possibile per  attivare la banda dei 160m. Avranno un riguardo particolare per l’Europa nelle bande alte. In’oltre informa che l’attività è particolarmente dedicata al modo CW (telegrafia), con qualche possibilità, però, anche in SSB e RTTY. – Seguire il loro web (link) (Grazie a loro per l’attività pianifica per mettere in aria KH8)

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KH8 – …. America’s South Pacific Polynesian paradise!
American Samoa is a small archipelago that occupies only 76 square miles of land. Five of the main islands (Tutuila, Ta’u, Ofu, Olosega, Aunu’u, Nu’utele) are volcanic, with rugged peaks, narrow coastal plains and fringing reefs. Swain’s and Rose Islands are coral atolls.
The American Samoa National Park’s visitor center is located in Pago Plaza and is worth a visit before exploration of the islands begins. The National Park is situated in three islands of our islands: Tutuila, Ta’u and Ofu.

Link to: The American Samoa Government official website (ENG)

[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice.

FTdx-3000D QST review – Comparison Table – NPR test VA7OJ – New Firmware Ver.0112

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FTdx-3000D Firmware now updated Main CPU Ver. 0112 and TFT Ver. 0106 for the HF 50MHz Transceiver. – The April QST Magazine has a favorable review of the FTdx-3000 ( – The QST Reviews Comparison Table by PA1HR, Hans, link below – Here is the link to VA7OJ FTdx-3000 FT-950 TS-590 IC-7700 IC-7600 IC-7410 and K3 etc. NPR Test Results, Analod/DSP radios.

The FTDX-3000 new Firmware Main CPU Ver. 0112 and TFT Ver. 0106 has just been posted 03/29/2013 by YAESU USA on his web-site. – Please read the latest version of the Yaesu FTDX3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding! Checking current version on your Transceiver before download new upgrade!

[Note] There are four different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! Icom and Kenwood instead use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.

[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!

FTDX-3000D Implements & Improvements and Manuals see the Link below

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0112 Tft V00106) Update Information (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Latest Firmware Upgrade Manual (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  >Files, USB Driver, Manuals, Software (ENG)

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QST reviews the  FTDX-3000 on April, 2013 – An favorable overview of the YAESU FTdx3000 100W HF/50MHz Transceiver on the QST magazine. ARRL labs including high close-in IMD3 data, but only -82 dBc at 2 kHz RMDR figure.

Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR) is noise generated in a superheterodyne receiver when noise from the local oscillator (LO) mixes with strong, adjacent signals. – (See the QST April 2012,  pag. 55 [Large Box] Reciprocal Mixing Testing: What Is It?, written by Bob Allison, WB1GCM)

QST 4/2013 “Key Summary” – (Intercept values ..determined using -97 dBm reference)
Qui vengono riportati solo i numeri a 14 MHz, Pre OFF – RTX  FTdx-3000 / IC-7410

  • ………………………………………………Yaesu FTdx-3000………Kwd TS-590S
  • …………………………………………………QST April 2013.…….….. QST May 2011
  • Spacing 20 kHz blocking gain compression….137 dB*………….…….141 dB
  • Spacing    2 kHz blocking gain compression….127 dB*……….……….121 dB
  • Spacing 20 kHz 3rd-order dynamic range…….110 dB……………..….106 dB
  • Spacing    2 kHz 3rd-order dynamic range….…100 dB…………….…… 97 dB
  • Spacing 20 kHz 3rd-order intercept……………+40 dBm……………. +26 dBm
  • Spacing    2 kHz 3rd-order intercept………… +  23 dBm……………. + 22 dBm
  • Reciprocal mixing dynamic range: 20/5/2 kHz  ofset:  -106/-93/-82 dBc

See the April, 2013 issue of QST magazine for the complete review by ARRL Labs
[Note]: Area Members Only – to log-in; –
Link to: ARRL – American Radio Relay League for Amateur Radio Home-page

Noise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers -© by Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ
- Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance

Noise 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 in March, 2013 – see the link below)

NPR_va7oj-labsCon il Test NPR Adam, spiega che il Generatore di Rumore Bianco (W&G RS-50 il suo) immette un segnale a banda larga al connettore d’antenna e quindi carica tutti gli stati del ricevitore, il Front-end, i Filtri e l’eventuale Preselettore, simulando la risposta alla ricezione di multi-segnali del DUT in prova (come in realtà succede collegandovi un’antenna). Dice poi Adam che questo Test equivale a 1200 segnali in SSB simultanei! a -43 dBm ciascuno i.e. a S9+30 dB! – Il rumore bianco viene rimosso con una tacca alla frequenza sintonizzata del ricevitore da un adatto filtro notch, inserito in serie tra generatore e antenna imput – A causa della distorsione dei circuiti del ricevitore (DUT imput), questa tacca (notch) tende a riempirsi con prodotti di intermodulazione, i cui effetti verranno oppurtunamente misurati in uscita (DUT output). – Here is the link to VA7OJ’s FTdx-3000 FT-950 TS-590S IC-7700 and IC-7410 K3 etc. NPR testing report in PDF of March 2013.

Link to: Download the NPR Testing  HF Receivers by VA7OJ Adam (ENG)

QST_table_pa1hrThe QST Reviews Comparison Table by PA1HR’s – Transceivers/receivers sorted by 2 kHz 3rd-Order dynamic range with the QST Key measurements summary figure.

[Note] This overview is provided for your convenience by Hans PA1HR; it is a summary of measurement figures and gives no indication of the ergonomics,the features and/or the operational characteristics of the transceivers/receivers.

Link to: QST Reviews Comparison Table here is the Link PA1HR Hans (ENG)

[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!

 

TS-990S Firmware V.1.01 – More Videos – Catalogo Italiano! Manuals V.1.03 IT EN FR EA DE

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TS-990S Firmware Ver.1.00 has been upgraded to Version 1.01 *March 29, 2013 see below – Pronto il Catalogo Italiano pdf ..linck below!! IC-7800 vs TS-990 Video by IV3YER – TS-990S inside view vs IC-7700 – The TS-990S in “SWL mode” (see below!) ARCP-990, ARHP-990, ARUA-10, Network and PC Control Reference is Reedy  – More Videos – Links, and pictures below!!

The TS-990S updated from Version 1.00 to Version 1.01 (Att.! *see new Ver. 1.02 !!)

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The firmware update is applicable to the Models: TS-990S Serial numbers (…! rear panel label): From S/NO.B32xxxxx through S/NO.B33xxxxx approx – (B32-February/B33-March 2013).

TS-990S Updated items : (Version 1.00 >1.01) March 29, 2013.
Adds to the Menu list the 7-16, 7.17 and 7-18 menus for audio output terminal configurations. (USB, ACC2, Optical)- You can set the value to “Normal” (default), “Reversed”, or “Mixed” for each output terminal above. (…. necessary when operating with Kenwood Network Command System, now ready for free download)

TS-990S Revises the following symptoms.
While in TX TUNE, incorrect SWR value is indicated when Type 2 or Type 3 (analog type) meter is configured – [Note] For details, please refer to the TS-990S User Manual & Manual Addendum

Link to: Kenwood Amateur Radio Software Downloads page (ENG)
Link to: Kenwood TS-990S the Instruction Manual Addendum pdf
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ink to: Kenwood TS-990S Firmware update information link (ENG)

TS-990S User Manuals IT EN FR EA DE JA  v.1.03 ready below – Pronto il Catalogo Italiano pdf ..linck below!! IC-7800 vs TS-990 Video by IV3YER – TS-990S inside view vs IC-7700 – The TS-990S in “SWL mode” (see below!) and more video & pictures…

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TS-990S 200W Trasmitter – The push-pull circuit utilizes VRF150MP 50V power MOSFETs to deliver a stable output of 200W on all bands (source: JVC Kenwood!)

 Kenwood Italy !! ha rilasciato il Catalogo di 16 pagine in Italiano pdf 7,7 MB
Link to: Scarica da qui il Catalogo TS-990S 16 pag.  (IT) Kenwood Italy

 Kenwood TS-990S Instruction Manuals latest Ver.1.03 –  Choose the Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch languages !! (in…TS-990S & search)
Link to: TS-990S Instruction Manuals IT EN DE FR etc ! insert name (Ver. 1.03)

Link to: TS-990S / TS-990D 取扱説明書 – ©B62-2388-20 JPN (JA Ver. 1.03)

TS-990S Faulty Unit !? … the front power button does show the orange LED, but after  push to turn it [ON], never get a green LED indicator on the power button….. it acts like its “booting up”, but then freezes up…. TS-990s non-responsive ! - See the short video by Jeff F. (!! 26/03/2013)

The TS-990S has the “overwhelmingly highest quality” receiver among the TS series

TS-900-open_1973 !! 1973 TS-900 the all-band SSB transceiver is making history its state-of-the-art tecnology. – All major electronic circuits are wired on easily removed or installed circuit board (is costructed modularly). –  Designed for operation on SSB, CW, and FSK, the TS-900 delivers more than 150 watts PEP output! (click to enlarge!)

TS-990S & IC-7700 inside views – Kenwood 990’s a main receiver with a down-conversion 8.248 MHz 1st IF and employs a double-conversion system. The sub receiver which incorporates the TS-590S receiver architecture (see the pictures below)

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Kenwood TS-990S – the RF front-end contains selectable band-pass filters (covered by the screen on the picture) – The double balanced grounded switch type 1st mixer works by the principle of reduces signal distorsion. – The five built-in 1st IF roofing filters ahead of the 1st IF stage to eliminate overloading caused by strong signals just outside the fixed bandpass filters or of the Preselector manually adjustable –
Kenwood’s Preselector [P-SEL] selecting the narrow bandwidth tunable filter attenuates the interfering signal which has 2 to 3 MHz separation from the target frequency. –
Icom IC-7700 uses a duble conversion system composed of a D-MOS FET 1st mixer and Icom’s developed image rejection mixer for the 2nd stage and fixed bandpass filters  and a Icom’s [DIGI-SE] preselector type –  ( note the large toroidal coils on the  Icom RF BPF bank)!

TS-990S Passaband Width Low/High Cutoff or Adjust the Passband Width/Shift

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Kenwood: While the RX Filter screen is open, rotating the HI/SHIFT or LO/WIDTH control will change the activated LC/HC cutoff frequencies or PB Shift and Width – Press [FILTER] (F2) to select the RX Filter (A,B or C) – Press [ROOF] (F3) Roofing, the selection cycles as follows: [Auto>270>500>2.7k>6k>15k>Add(option)>Auto] – Each time you press [IF] (F4) Filter shape, the cycles as follows: Medium > Sharp > Soft > Medium (please see more on the User manual!) –
Icom IC-7800, 7700 or 7600 (only three Roofing) – (TWIN- PBT and FIL1, 2 or 3) – (Shape >Sharp>Soft) the control systems look very similar!

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In the SSB, AM, or FM mode, you can modify the passband width of the DSP filter by changing the cutoff frequencies (LC: low frequency and HC: high frequency).
For use in CW or SSB-DATA mode, you can change the passband width of the DSP filter and its amount of shift from the center frequency. – You can view the progress of adjustments while the Sub-Scope appears on the Sub-screen.- (click picture to enlarge)

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japanTS-990 異なるバンドでの二波同時受信に対応するデュアル・レシーバーの搭載に加え、フルダウンコンバージョン 構成のメイン受信部に狭帯域ルーフィングフィル ターを実装。- TS-990S  出力:200W / TS-990D 出力:50W /希望小売価格 798,000円(税抜 760,000円)…..(link)

Link to: Downalod the TS-990S – 2013年2月 – 通信機器 アマチュア無線 .pdf – (JPN)

TS-990S JVC Kenwood MARKET CODES

Umboxing_E-K-typeThe market code is shown on the carton box:
E-type: Europe, K-type: The Americas • The AC power cable supplied with the product is suitable for AC 120V (K-type) or AC 220V-240V for (E-type) • Do not use a power cable other than supplied with this product.

TS-990S Directly Entering the Frequency

Enter-direct-frequencyIf your desired frequency is far from the current frequency, directly entering the numbers using the “numeric keypad” is the fastest method to enter the frequency – The maximum frequency you can enter is 59.99999 MHz for Fine Tuning, you cannot enter 60 MHz!

TS-990S “SWL mode” preview – (Il TS-990S  in sola modalità per “SWL/BCL” !)

TS-990_SWL-rxmodeIn SWL mode, many functions are restricted, TX is inabled. – Broadcast and Meter bands that are preset in the transceiver (Lower/Upper limits) – [RX PLAY] key displays the list of the stored “audio files” etc. (source: Kenwood User Manual).
The TS-990S in SWL mode, a virtual dial pointer sliding horizontally in imitation of the “ribbon dial” of the TRIO 9R-59 (a 1960′s receiver!) appears in the TS-990S main display so that you can enjoy short wave listening in classic style! (click to picture to enlarge – wow.. grazie Kenwood!)

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italianoOra nel Kenwood TS-990S viene utilizzato un Display TFT principale da 7” (più un Sub-display da 3,5″) così come da tempo ha fatto per prima la Icom Inc. con il suo IC-7800. Poi la Yaesu nel FTdx-5000, con meno integrazione e solo tramite un SM5000 esterno opzionale, oppure tramite un adattamento del DM-2000 e un external PC monitor (immagini più sopra – click the picture to enlarge!) – Da notare che ci sono evidenti similitudini di sviluppo e layout tra Icom e Kenwood, che però impiega nel TS-990S un dispositivo più recente e un “Touch-Sensitive mode for quick QSY re-tuning” etc. – 04.03.13 il Manuale Utente del TS-990S (EN) dal Link

Kenwood ts 990 vs Icom ic7800 by IV3YER (!! 11 March, 2013)
(IC-7800 BW: 2600 AGC slow / TS-990 BW: LC-HC 2400 AGC slow )

KENWOOD TS990 MY First Look by NoSHFT  (March, 2013)
(Boot up: the first initialization that took a…. few more seconds!)

First look video TS-990S by W6GPS (Videos That are helpful, Tnx Don!)
“Touch-Sensitive mode” a simply touch the screen for quick QSY re-tuning!

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TS-990S firstlook: The reception sound quality of SSB and CW is not solely determined by audio frequency and filter delay properties and helping further refine the Kenwood tone by innovating not only the AGC control algorithm on the DSP but also the analogue AGC unit as well. – (click the picture to enlarge!) –
Triple dedicated DSP for the main-receiver, sub-receiver and Band Scope – Three 32bit floating-point arithmetic DSP (One ADSP-21369 SHARCH Processor 400MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2.4 GFLOPS peak; two ADSP-21363 SHARCH 333 MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2 GFLOPS peak)

TS-990S_Touch-qsy-goTouch-Sensitive mode: Simply touch the Main Screen (spectrum scope) for quick QSY re-tuning ! (click the shot on the side!) You can also view internal parameter settings and memory lists etc.- (click the picture to enlarge!)
The Main Display shows basic information abaut the frequency, mode, meter, and others functions. Switch to different view modes such as waterfall and reception/trasmission equalizer views etc. (see brochure for more!)

TS-990S_ext-monitorExternal Monitor Display: The same operating and station information, available with the TS-990S, can be conveniently displayed by adding the after-market PC display (not supplied) –  The TS-990S transceiver, on Main Receiver, uses a down-conversion method for all amateur band reception, we have installed the newly developed Double Balanced Grounded Switch Type in the 1st mixer circuit. The newly developed VCO frequency division format is used for the 1st local oscillator of the main receiver.

JVCKENWOOD Corporation – Amateur Radio – (26 Feb., 2013)
ARCP-990(Ver.1.00), ARHP-990(Ver.1.00), ARUA-10(Ver.2.00), “TS-990S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual”, and “PC CONTROL COMMAND REFERENCE FOR THE TS-990S TRANSCEIVER” will be available to download by the end of March 2013.

Link to: Download Kenwood USA Official TS-990S 16-page ADS#04513 (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood UE  Official TS-990S 16-page  #CA321E-E  – (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood JP  TS-990S/D  全16ページ #MAA-9HF1302 (JPN)

Link to: Download the latest Leaflet  by ML&S UK (NPRI_final-(2) – (ENG)
Link to: TS-990S Flaggschiff  Detailbeschreibung und technische Daten – (DE)
Link to: TS-990S Ammiraglia HF/6m Dettagli dalla Kenwood  Italia – (IT)

GermanDer TS-990S Kenwood ist mit zwei Empfängern ausgestattet, was den gleichzeitigen Empfang auf zwei verschiedenen Bändern ermöglicht. – Sein Hauptempfänger arbeitet nach dem Down-Conversion-Prinzip und ist mit fünf schmalbandigen Roofing-Filtern ausgestattet…(Link katalog!)

Link to: TS-990S KW/6m Flaggschiff – Katalog-GER CA321E -E 16 pdf – (DE)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official JVCKenwood sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

FTdx-3000D FT-950 FT-2000/D the new Firmware Upgrades – FTdx-3000 Video

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Yaesu FTDX-3000D (*), FT-950, FT-2000 Transceivers: the firmware upgrades are available from the end of February 2013 (02/25/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original “Important Notes”!) – See the summary informations, the links, the new Video “Probando el notch, contour, nb, ipo (amp), width, r.filters, ect.” and pictures below !

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Yaesu FTdx-3000D Firmware, new update Main CPU Ver. 0111 and TFT Ver. 0106 flash programming for the Transceiver. !!! (*) Note: FTdx-3000D now update Main Ver. 0112 03/29/2013 see the new page radiocronache >link)
Before installing new firmware, please verify your current version firmware with the following procedure:
(1st) press and hold the [POWER] key to turn ON the Transceiver, (2nd) while pressing and holding the [SCOPE] key, [GEN] key. [50] key, and [ENT] key on the FTDX-3000 front panel. The versions of each firmware will be displayed on the TFT main screen.

[Note] The rig has to be started in different ways for each of these two updates to work! The Yaesu “Firmware Upgrade Manual” (PDF) has the update procedure for all of the Firmware-modules (MAIN .SFL – DSP .dat – TFT .bin – FFT .dat), and for all Trasfer-softwares (!! FSW018 – FW-DSP – TFW – FW-FFT !!) not just the two module updates we got, so save that PDF file for future use!

[Note] Improvements etc. Ver. 0111 MAIN CPU and Ver. 0106 TFT
* Correct minor bug and implement improvements
* MENU #104 SSB TX BPF now includes 3000WB
* When VFO is in LOCK during split operation, holding the TXW button will permit tuning the VFO frequency. – (*) to see also new firmware Ver.0112 (03/29/2013 link below)

italianoL’ultima voce dovrebbe consentire ora di bloccare sì il VFO (esempio A), ma adesso si permette in modo SPLIT (tenendo premuto il tasto TXW) di sintonizzare ancora il VFO (esempio il B), … una buona cosa quando si sta cercando di ascoltare le stazioni chiamanti nel Pile-Up … ora questo sarà di aiuto all’operatore ! (*) risoluzione di ulteriori problemi con il Firmware V.0112 (29.3.13) il link e più sopra.

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0111 Tft V00106) Update Information ENG
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  Files – USB Driver – Manuals – Software ENG

[Note] Yaesu USA write !! This software is for use with transceivers for use in Japan only. It cannot be used with transceivers for use overseas ( !! see the Pag. 1 Important Notes, 4th par., of the FTdx-3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual .pdf edition of the 02/02/2013) (….perhaps it … a linotypist error?!)

YAESU FTdx-3000D Video by WP4 MPV Monitoriando Sur Africa el 10 de Enero del 2013 en la banda de 17m 18.150 como a las 21:30 UTC con un Deltaloop de cable. Probando el notch, contour, nb, ipo(amp), width, r.filters, ect. [Note] Para la grabacion use un telefono galaxy 3 perdonen la calidad de audio y video.

Yaesu FT-950 Firmware Update (!! There are two versiono of the EDSP software Ver.1x.xx or Ver.2x.xx !!)

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FT-950 Update Software – [Note] If your radio displays EDSP version [V1x.xx] or [V2x.xx] choose the correct version EDSP software for your radio (02/21/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original Information and “Important Notes”!) -

If you already have EDSP V11.54 or V20.47, and MAIN V1.18 software versions, it is not necessary to update the FT-950 again! – The software versions can be displayed on the radio:
While holding the three buttons [GEN]+[50]+[ENT] turn the radio on. – The software version will be displayed in the VFO-A window for 5 seconds, then the radio will start up in normal operation.

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-950  Update Software Information 2/21/2013 ENG

Yaesu FT-2000 / 2000D Update Software  EDSP Ver. 11.54 and Main CPU Ver. 0158

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FT-2000’s Transceiver – If the CT-119 programming cable or 8-pin mini-DIN PGM-SW (P0091526) is not available you will need a serial cable RS-232C, DB9F to DB9F straight cable. – Please follow original instructions !

The software versions can be displayed on the radio: While holding the three buttons [GEN]+[50]+[ENT] turn the radio on. The software version will be displayed in the VFO-A window for 5 seconds then the radio will start up in normal operation.
[Note] image & version up is for illustration only! (02/25/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original Information and “Important Notes”!)

Link to: FT-2000/D Update Software Information 2/25/2013 ENG

[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!

 

TS-990S landed in Europe! The ARCP-990 ARHP-990 end of March – Video W6GPS

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TS-990S has landed in Europa – The ARCP-990, ARHP-990, ARUA-10, TS-990S Network Command Setting Manual and PC Control Command Reference will be available by the end of March 2013 – First-look Video by W6GPS, Don 02/17/2013 – Links, pictures, Prices US /EU and  news below.

Link to: TS-990S User Manual EN pdf (03/04/13 …links another update page )

First look video TS-990S by W6GPS (Videos That are helpful to ALL, Tnx Don!)

“Touch-Sensitive mode” a simply touch the screen for quick QSY re-tuning!

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TS-990S firstlook: The reception sound quality of SSB and CW is not solely determined by audio frequency and filter delay properties and helping further refine the Kenwood tone by innovating not only the AGC control algorithm on the DSP but also the analogue AGC unit as well. – (click the picture to enlarge!) –
Triple dedicated DSP for the main-receiver, sub-receiver and Band Scope – Three 32bit floating-point arithmetic DSP (One ADSP-21369 SHARCH Processor 400MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2.4 GFLOPS peak; two ADSP-21363 SHARCH 333 MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2 GFLOPS peak)

TS-990S_Touch-qsy-goTouch-Sensitive mode: Simply touch the Main Screen (spectrum scope) for quick QSY re-tuning ! (click the shot on the side!) You can also view internal parameter settings and memory lists etc.- (click the picture to enlarge!)
The Main Display shows basic information abaut the frequency, mode, meter, and others functions. Switch to different view modes such as waterfall and reception/trasmission equalizer views etc. (see brochure for more!)

TS-990S_ext-monitorExternal Monitor Display: The same operating and station information, available with the TS-990S, can be conveniently displayed by adding the after-market PC display (not supplied) –  The TS-990S transceiver, on Main Receiver, uses a down-conversion method for all amateur band reception, we have installed the newly developed Double Balanced Grounded Switch Type in the 1st mixer circuit. The newly developed VCO frequency division format is used for the 1st local oscillator of the main receiver.

JVCKENWOOD Corporation – Amateur Radio – (26 Feb., 2013)
ARCP-990(Ver.1.00), ARHP-990(Ver.1.00), ARUA-10(Ver.2.00), “TS-990S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual”, and “PC CONTROL COMMAND REFERENCE FOR THE TS-990S TRANSCEIVER” will be available to download by the end of March 2013.

Link to: Download Kenwood USA Official TS-990S 16-page ADS#04513 (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood UE  Official TS-990S 16-page  #CA321E-E  – (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood JP Offic. TS-990S  全16ページ #MAA-9HF1302 (JPN)

Link to: Download the latest Leaflet  by ML&S UK (NPRI_final-(2) – (ENG)
Link to: TS-990S Flaggschiff  Detailbeschreibung und technische Daten – (DE)
Link to: TS-990S Ammiraglia HF/6m Dettagli dalla Kenwood  Italia – (IT)

Prices (… List Price/Your Price subject to change without notice!!)

TS-990S by Universal Radio (US) List $8249,95 Your Price $7999,95
TS-990S by ML&S (UK) Price: £6600,00 inc. VAT 20%
TS-990S by Maas  (DE) Price:  €.7495,00 Inc. VAT 19%
TS-990S by RS Radiostock (ES) Precio: €. 7550,00 Inc. IVA 21%

[Note] – Pricing and final detailed specifications: please see the official JVCKenwood sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders

FLEX 6000™ SDRs – SmartSDR multi Slices & Panadapters in early Q2 2013 – The Orlando 2013 Show (video interview)

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FLEX 6000™ Signature Series SDR’s - SmartSDR Multiple Slices and Multiple Panadapters on the same Radio!
Orlando Ham-fest February 2013 – 67th Orlando HamCation Amateur Radio & Computer Show – The FlexRadio Booth video  interview! – See link, videos, pictures and the 1st Video of Tmate-2 HID Controller , below !

FlexRadio projects in early Q2 2013 start of deliveries: Gerard Youngblood, K5SDR FlexRadio CEO (latest Flex Insider-6):  ….. “Next, how to you make an extremely complex radio simple and intuitive to use? Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. “Complex is easy, simple is hard”. …… Progress is visible and accelerating. Everyone is motivated, excited about what we are building, and working hard…. etc. ! – (See link below to more news!)

Flex Radio Booth at HamCation Orlando 2013- (by videosbymike

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Il Team-Marketing di  FlexRadio ha preparato quest’altro Video  che mostra più in dettaglio alcune funzionalità della loro nuova interfaccia utente detta “SmartSDR” –
Il video inserito qui sotto è ricavato da una registrazione dal vivo effettuata da K5FRS con l’hardware del FLEX-6700 in corso di produzione e su cui girava proprio il Software “SmartSDR” in fase di implementazione da parte degli ingegneri FlexRadio-

Imagine a real time spectral display where the noise floor is averaged to the terrestrial noise floor. – By real time, I mean that the display follows the instantaneous power of the signal but the noise floor is almost a flat line (no “grass,” as we call it) at the noise level seen at the antenna. This remains true whether zoomed out to view half of the HF spectrum or zoomed in to just a few kHz.
[Note] The “PacMan” looking signal that flies through the bands is a Propagation Ionosonde Station located a few miles from FlexRadio Factory!

Watch the Video below “First Look” at the new FLEX-6000 SmartSDR  and the Pictures! – See link below to new HID Controller Tmate-2 made in Italy (coming-son!)

  

Minimum Discernible Signal (MDS and NF) – How LOW do you GO? – by Greg Jurrens – K5GJ, VP, Sales & Marketing There’s been a lot of talk these days about Minimum Discernible Signal, or MDS. What is it? What affect does it have on my receiver performance? Why do I care? – …. “The ARRL labs use a procedure to measure MDS to a signal 3dB above the noise floor (NF) measured in a 500 Hz bandwidth.

!Amplifiers are very good at amplifying… Everything – signal, and noise. We want the signal but not the additional noise that comes along for the ride. Ideally, the amplified MDS should be 3 to 6db below the environmental noise floor. Plus, the amps themselves add a bit of noise to the mix. Worse yet, using pre-amplifiers have a cost of actually LOWERING the radio’s effective dynamic range. Dynamic range is defined as the difference between MDS and input overload. The pre-amp’s gain comes right off the top of that number. In this case, too much is not just right.

The FLEX-6000 Signature Series to the rescue! – One of the unique features of the Spectral Capture Unit (SCU) of the FLEX-6000 is the Digital Variable Gain Amplifier (DVGA). This allows the software to vary the SCU’s front end performance in 0.5dB steps from -11.5dB up to +20dB of gain (up to 40 dB on the FLEX-6700 with the additional +20dB second pre-amp). The result is the perfect MDS for your QTH and situation. Just enough gain to coax the signal out of the noise, but not so much that all you hear is noise or give up dynamic range. This capability will be provided for advanced operations. Again, the flexibility of a SDR (Software Defined Radio)…. etc”  Link to Source: FlexRadio Systems (Flex Insider – Issue-5 and 6)

  
SmartSDR Panadapter Video-Demo – A -First Look- at the new FLEX-6000 SmartSDR Panadapter from FlexRadio Systems. – This is the first in a series of introductory videos (28/dic/2012)

italianoFLEX-6700 & FLEX-6500 Signature Series, incorporano una inconsueta potenza di elaborazione dati “built-in” (dentro!) – Montano la Xilinx Virtex-6®, una FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) di alto livello, un microprocessore Texas Instruments™ DaVinci™ Digital Media Processor che incorpora un processore ARM Cortex™-A8 CPU (con processore NEON™) a 1,4GHz (1,2GHz nel FLEX-6500) ed un coprocessore DSP a 32 bit in virgola mobile da 1,2GHz (1,0GHZ nel FLEX-6500). –
La nuova Serie FLEX-6000’s ora in pre-produzione e il suo Software SmartSDR in fase di perfezionamento, sarà rilasciata all’inizio del 2° Quadrimestre 2013! – (Leonardo Da Vinci diceva: “Complesso è facile Semplice è difficile” così lo cita K5SDR CEO Flex Radio nell’ultimo Flex Insider-6!)

Link to: Official Broshure EN by the FlexRadio Systems – Ver-2  (PDF ENG.)
Link to:  Broshure in Italiano di WoodBoxRadio IT- by IK3VIG  (PDF ITA.)

Da Flex Insider Issue-5 /2012…..A proposito delle discussioni tecniche in corso sul MDS/NF (Minimo Segnale Discernibile a +3dB sul rumore o Noise Floor)  Una delle caratteristiche uniche del circuito “Spectral Capture Unit” (SCU) incorporato nella Serie  FLEX-6000’s è anche l’Amplificatore di Guadagno Digitale Variabile (DVGA). Questo sistema permette al software di variare le prestazioni del Front-end della SCU a passi di 0,5 dB da -11.5dB fino a +20 dB di guadagno (fino a 40 dB sul FLEX-6700, con l’ulteriore +20 dB del secondo pre-amp)…. così da adattare al meglio la MDS in base alle condizioni del QTH….etc.

Tmate-2 HIDAltra novità Italiana in arrivo a breve (accessorio…. geniale!)

To make your SDR … like a real Radio! – Tmate2 HID Controller Compatible with Perseus, FDM-SW1, Studio1, and PowerSDR is ……….. Coming Soon! –
(Clink the pictures to enlarge – please!)
Tmate2 HID interface, no driver required –
Link to:  WoodBoxRadio – Italy

Tmate2 1st Video: Short demo of first testing the new CAT console Tmate2. It will be compatible with most SDR applications – (04. Feb. 2013 by ik3vig)

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders – This device (Flex-6k’s) has not been approved by the appropriate authorities in each country etc.

 

TS-990S Detailed Features- Price US / EU – Download16-pag Brochure ENG/JPN

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TS-990S Kenwood Transceiver – Update news: Kenwood Ltd & Kenwood USA and JVCKwd JP have released Official 16-page TS-990S Brochure! – Big PDF (EU/USA/全16ページ JPN) link below – Price US/UE – See Detailed Features by Kenwood (UK) (DE) (IT) (US) (JP) link below – FCC: ID K44412000 – See Link , pictures and Video below.

TS-990S by Universal Radio (US) List $8249,95 Your Price $7999,95
TS-990S by ML&S (UK) Price: £6600,00 inc. VAT 20%
TS-990S by Maas  (DE) Price:  €.7495,00 Inc. VAT 19%
TS-990S by RS Radiostock (ES) Precio: €. 7550,00 Inc. IVA 21%

TS-990S  всережимный трансивер ( Link to: “Бермос” Москва – “Bermos” Mosca)
Рекомендованная производителем цена для РФ: 9200,00 USD по курсу ЦБ РФ на день оплаты.

TS-990S_launch 株式会社JVCケンウッドは、ケンウッドブランドより、 “最高級実戦機”HF/50MHzトランシーバー「TS-990」シリーズを2013年2月末に日本をはじめ全世界で発売します。- (see link (JP) below!) – 威 風 堂 々。 ファン待望の新フラッグシップモデル –
TS-990S new JVCKenwood Flagship Arriving End February 2013 – The Price in Japan is 798,000 Yen inc. Jp. Tax (760.000 Yen no Tax) Link below!

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Da Kenwood Italia – (IT) Cenni storici sulle Radio-Ammiraglie KENWOOD Il debutto del TS-900 nel 1973 ha inaugurato la tradizione della classe ammiraglia dei  ricetrasmettitori HF KENWOOD per uso amatoriale, che ha prodotto il TS-930, il TS-940 ed il TS-950. Progettato per l’esigenze del mercato Amateur Radio HF, il nuovo TS-990 ora si pone l’obiettivo di diventare il prodotto TOP dei DX’ers…. (vedere il comunicato e dati con il link più sotto IT)

TS-990S_kombiDer TS-990S hauptempfänger arbeitet nach dem Down-Conversion-Prin­zip und ist mit einem neuen Mischer und neuen Schmalband-Roofing-Filtern ausgestattet, sodass ein IP3 von +40 dBm erreicht wird, was einen Spitzenwert darstellt. – Erstmals besitzt ein Transceiver ein Dual-TFT-Display – mit Bandscope, NF-Scope, S-Meter und vielem mehr – dies führt zu besserer Darstellung und unbeschwertem Funkbetrieb. (Markteinf.g Ende Februar 2013)

Main_band_front-endTS-990S Main Receiver – The first mixer circuit, at the heart of the main receiver, is equipped with a new double balanced grounded switch type mixer.
In order to prevent distortion when there is a large input signal, the signal route up to the first mixer includes sophisticated circuitry with carefully selected components – such as large-core toroidal coils and relays for signal switching between bands – resulting in a third-order intercept point of +40dBm (source: JVC Kenwood brochure) – Please click the pictures diagram to enlarge!

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TS-990S 200W Trasmitter – The push-pull circuit utilizes VRF150MP 50V power MOSFETs to deliver a stable output of 200W on all bands. Engineers have determined the bias and matching conditions that ensure maximum possible benefit from the characteristics of the VRF150MP.
Built-in automatic antenna tuner (ATU) is of the preset type and employs the relay approch, acclaimed for rapid operation. Cooling system capable of providing ample airflow to each unit. The TS-990 employs five independent variable-speed fans (.. IC-7700 employs Quad-fans!) are employed for the Switching Power Supply, the PA final section, and the ATU antenna tuner. (source: JVC Kenwood brochure) – Please click the pictures diagram to enlarge!
Link to: Download Kenwood USA Official TS-990S 16-page ADS#04513 (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood UE  Official TS-990S 16-page  #CA321E-E  – (ENG)
Link to: Download Kenwood JP Offic. TS-990S  全16ページ #MAA-9HF1302 (JPN)

Link to: Download the Kenwood TS-990S Brochure JPN in PDF 3MB – (JPN)
Link to: JVC Kenwood Products  TS-990シリーズ Japanese language – (JPN)
Link to: Download the latest Leaflet  by ML&S UK (NPRI_final-(2) – (ENG)
Link to: TS-990S Flaggschiff  Detailbeschreibung und technische Daten – (DE)
Link to: TS-990S Ammiraglia HF/6m Dettagli dalla Kenwood  Italia – (IT)

Link to: Comunicato Stampa 2013 – TS-990S il lancio a fine Febbraio 2013 – (IT)
Link to: News Press Release 2013 – TS-990S to be launched next month – (ENG)

[Note] The TS-990S is manufactured in Kenwood’s Japan Factory which has been assessed and registered as ISO 9001 compliant (Quality Control).

RS Radiostock Espagna (EU) has now updated its price (! update 30.01.2013)
TS-990S Precio:€. 6239,67 + €. 15,60 ES trsp + 21%  IVA = Total €. 7568,88
(!! “stale” Precio: €. 7500,00 + €. 15,60 + 21%  IVA = Total €. 9093,88)

Link to: RS Radiostock – Emisoras Base  web-page (ES)

TS-990S HF/50MHz Dual receiver & Dual TFT display Available Winter 2012. – Update !! New Video by JVC Kenwood (ENG version) 11/ott/2012 - On the Kenwood TS-990S one of the noteworthy planning policies is improvement of fundamental receive performances and a drastic modification to the external appearance.

TS-990S Demo Video | JVCKENWOOD (ENG Version)

 TS-990S JVC info: Down-conversion system on all receiving bands – Different bands can be received separately at once on the main and the sub – The sub-receiver uses TS-590S receiver – Three 32bit floating-point arithmetic DSP (One ADSP-21369 SHARCH Processor 400MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2.4 GFLOPS peak; two ADSP-21363 SHARCH 333 MHz SIMD Core, capable of 2 GFLOPS peak) – Separate main and sub receiver instead of traditional VFO A-B – Two TFT Display… and more!

   

Receiver performance is one of the key indicators that is used to evaluate a transceiver.  And, above all, the capability to protect against interference from adjacent signals close to the target signal is of the utmost importance. On the TS-990S thre RF filter systems protect the early stages of the main receiver from overload caused by strong out-of band signals (RF BPF – Pre Selector combine and five Roofing Filters after the 1st mix) – The Preselector is a variable bandpass filter that can be inserted or not after a series of fixed bandpass filters.

  

Main Receiver: Full down conversion (IF: 8.248MHz) – Newly-developed mixer IP3: +40dBm class – Roofing filters (270Hz/500Hz/2.7kHz/6kHz/15kHz) – Sub Receiver: Up/Down conversion (similar to TS-590 system) – Simultaneous dual receive. – Source Kenwood-electronics Co.Uk Leaflet ENG – Download here (link to ML&S Uk)

  

Mode: SSB/CW/FSK/PSK/AM/FM – TX power: 5-200W (AM 50W) – 2xVRF150 FET final working at 50V – Rear panel: Antenna connector x 4, RX IN/OUT connector, key jack, ACC2 connector, optical IN/OUT, keypad jack, USB connector (+ USB x 2 Front panel) display connector, LAN connector, REF I/O 10MHz, etc.

  

[Note] – Pricing and final detailed specifications: please see the official JVCKenwood sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders

 

Presepi artistici di Natale – Live Cam Crypt Saint Francis (link) – Assisi il Concerto

Update news: Live Cam Crypt Saint Francis (link) – Assisi Web Cam  sulla Tomba di San Francesco (cam 1fps!) (link) – Presepi dal mondo a Santa Maria degli Angeli – Basilica di San Francesco – Presepe di Cigoli 2012 a San Miniato (Pi) – Video the “Mission” dal Concerto di Natale 2012 – Link and news below (i link più sotto)!

Click the Link  to Live Cam Crypt Saint Francis by © sanfrancescopatronoditalia.it

Link to:  Live Web Cam to the Crypt of Saint Francis

The Crypt of Saint Francis – (Live Cam 1fps)
At this very moment you are in the heart of franciscanism, at the tomb of Saint.Francis
La Cripta de San Francisco (Live Cam 1fps)
En este momento estas en el corazòn del Franciscanismo en la Cripta
Krypta św. Franciszka z Asyżu (Na żywo kamery 1fps)
Teraz znajdujesz się w sercu Zakonu Franciszkanów
Die Krypta der Basilika San Francesco (Live Web Cam 1fps) – In diesem Moment bist du direkt verbunden mit dem Grab des heiligen Franziskus.

Assisi-nataleUn Natale di speranza vissuto nella sobrietaà della vita e nella grandezza degli ideali è l’augurio dei frati francescani del Sacro Convento di Assisi.

Qui a fianco la vista notturna della Basilica di San Francesco e il Presepio.

Santa Maria degli Angeli (Assisi) – 2012 Presepi da tutto il mondo da ammirare (qui sotto tre foto di alcuni esemplari) – A Natale è tempo di presepi nello spirito di San Francesco di Assisi che ne fu l’ideatore nel XIII secolo. Infatti nella notte di Natale del 1223 il “frate poverello”  celebrò la nascita di Gesù allestendo una prima rappresentazione a Greccio. (Click pictures to enlarge)

Link to: Santuario Papale della Porziuncola Santa Maria degli Angeli

   

Cigoli – San Miniato (Pi) dal 7 Dicembre 2012 al 13 Gennaio 2013 i locali della Pieve di San Giovanni Battista di Cigoli accoglieranno il noto “Presepe artistico di Cigoli” alla sua dodicesima edizione. (Click pictures to enlarge)

Link to: Presepio di Cigoli Santuario Madonna dei Bimbi

  

Il 26° Concerto di Natale di Assisi – 2012, trasmesso la mattina del 25 dicembre in Eurovisione su RAI Uno.

Ennio Morricone “Mission”  dal Concerto di Natale 2012 in Assisi

Assisi: grande Concerto di Natale, 26th edizione del 2012 !
– Sabato 15 dicembre registrato il 26° Concerto di Natale in Basilica Superiore per essere poi trasmesso il giorno di Natale dopo la benedizione Urbi et Orbi di Benedetto XVI su Rai Uno. – Il Presidente del Consiglio, Mario Monti, il Presidente del Senato, Renato Schifani, e il Presidente della Corte Costituzionale,  assisteranno alle 17.30 nella Basilica di San Francesco.

Link to: More news, Video and link from Sacro Convento org – Assisi

 Umbria, Perugia il Natale in Assisi 2012

Assisi – Piazza San Francesco, l’Albero di Natale del 2012 è stato offerto dalla Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia è alto circa 12 m. con 11.000 luci! –
All’evento hanno partecipato, oltre alle Autorità religiose tra cui il Vescovo di Trieste, le Autorità del Friuli, il Ministro Grilli, il Sindaco di Assisi, Ricci ed anche  numerosi bambini per il coro ed altre personalità regionali e istituzionali.
Il Friuli Venezia Giulia ha anche donato per il 2012 l’olio di oliva che alimenterà la sacra lampada votiva sulla tomba di San Francesco.

Link to: Comune di Assisi – Programma di Natale Assisi 2012

Perugia: Presepio in Cattegrale nel centro della Città  – (Click  pictures to enlarge)

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[Note] All marks are property of their respective owners. – Specifications are subject to change without notice!

FLEX-6000’s a Direct Sampling SDR’s are slated for delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2013

FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDRs which are ordered now from our On-Line Store are slated for delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2013 - (news by FlexRadio Systems)
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& FLEX-6500 Signature con potenza di elaborazione “built-in”:  montano la Xilinx Virtex-6®, una FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) di alto livello, un microprocessore Texas Instruments™ DaVinci™ Digital Media Processor che incorpora un processore ARM Cortex™-A8 CPU (con processore NEON™) a 1,4GHz (1,2GHz nel FLEX-6500) ed un coprocessore DSP a 32 bit in virgola mobile da 1,2GHz (1,0GHZ nel FLEX-6500). – !! Download the Brochure ENG (FlexRadio) or IT (WoodBoxRadio) PDF link below

  

The FLEX-6700 and FLEX-6500 coming soon, build package was released to AMS for materials procurement and pre-production engineering start-up !! – (Source: Flex Insider-Issue 2-3/2012) – FlexRadio Signs Manufacturing Partner: (AMS) – Austin Manufacturing Services located in Austin the same business complex with FlexRadio.

AMS’ is ISO 9001 certified contract manufacturer of  board and system level electronic. AMS’ offers considerable expertise and experience in complex, multi-technology, multi-configuration PCB assemblies. – Link to: AMS’s – Services Web-page

The FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios employ a Direct Sampling receiver architecture while the FLEX-Series radios (FLEX-5000, FLEX-3000, FLEX-1500) are Direct Conversion receiver and the RF signal is presented to a QSD – Quadrature Sampling Detector  a balanced mixer of sorts. – QSD receivers are only limited by the bandwidth of the audio ADC’s and balance issues in the detector.

By comparison, the FLEX-6000 Signature Series takes the conversion of RF to digital to a new level – Direct Sampling. Using  high bandwidth ADCs, the entire HF spectrum from 10kHz to 77MHz is sampled at the same time (plus 135MHz-165MHz in the FLEX-6700).
In the FLEX-6000, the Spectral Capture Unit (SCU) performs this function in real time delivering the digitized RF spectrum to the radio’s Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for additional processing. -

[Note] Inside the SCU are three main functions: filtering, level control and digitization. The Flex-6500 Flex-6700 packs more built-in digital signal process power than ever before imagined in an amateur radio transceiver – The Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA works in tandem with a Texas Instruments® DaVinci® Digital Media Processor that includes a 1.4 GHz (1.2 GHz on FLEX-6500) ARM Cortex®-A8 CPU with NEON® floating point coprocessor!

On the FLEX-6000’s the SCU’s job is to take the off-air signal from an antenna jack on the radio and convert it into the best digital signal possible. – The input to each SCU is one of the many antenna or receiver connectors on the radio. Coming out of the SCU is an incredible volume of digital data  3.93 Gbps for each SCU. – Just for comparison purposes, this data would fill forty of your typical 100Mbps Ethernet cables (LAN).

Retail pricing USA as follows –> FLEX-6500: $4299 / FLEX-6700R: $6399 / and the FLEX-6700: $7499
Retail pricing UK   as follows –> FLEX-6500: £3449 / FLEX-6700R: £4799 / and the FLEX-6700: £5799

Link to: Official Broshure by the FlexRadio Systems – Ver-2  (PDF ENG.)
Link to:  Broshure in Italiano di WoodBoxRadio It by IK3VIG  (PDF ITA.)

[Note] – Pricing and final detailed specifications are yet fixed, please see the official FlexRadio sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders – This device has not been approved by the appropriate authorities in each country etc.