The TS-990S and SP-990 Speaker! – TS-990 prototype with Waterfall function will be displayed as a reference exhibit at HAM RADIO 2012 in Friedrichshafen (June 22-24). Update !! See the new pictures of the TS990′s line, the latest info reports, Video and link below.
Interessante come sempre la Fiera di Friedrichshafen 2012 anche se alcune note ditte erano assenti, compresa la ACOM. La WoodBoxRadio con il nuovo Stand presentava novità made in Italy, come FDM-S1 e l’atteso Software Studio1.
Nello Stand Kenwood con il prototipo del TS-990, Michael Bruck ha mostrato in alcune occasioni le funzionalità del Transceiver HF/50MHz, compresa la modalità Waterfall nel Main Display TFT. Sul pannello posteriore (coperto invece a Dayton!) si notava l’uscita per un Monitor/Display e un Jack per una Keypad !
(Clcik on TS-990 SP-990 to big-enlarge!) – Two totally independent Receivers - Dual TFT display and a high speed Spectrum Scope (like IC-7800′s/7600′s, Icom’s pioneering work ) - Output Power 5W – 200W → Mode SSB CW FSK PSK FM AM → Built-in Switching Power Supply → Built-in Antenna Tuner → COM port → USB A/B port & LAN port -
The KENWOOD TS-990S Dual TFT Display & Dual Receiver HF/50 at Dayton Hamvention® 2012, it is scheduled for worldwide launch under the KENWOOD brand in Novemb. 2012 – - まずはお目当てのTS-990です. - ドイツでは、フリードリッヒスハーフェン市にて開催される HAM RADIO 2012」（2012年6月22日～24日 !
Some features enumeration overheard in YouTube videos: The Main Receiver utilizes Super Sharp Roofing filters and Down-conversion – The sub-receiver is the TS-590 – Total Five roofing filters – 3×32 bit IF-DSP’s processors – DVI connector – Multiple USB-2 ports – Optical I/O – LAN port (Remote controll via IP network?) …..
[Rumors] : The new Flagship is expected to retail in the $5,400 – 6,800 USD range [ Please watch t official web-sites] - Link to: JVC Kenwood News Release
JVC Kenwood Co., is releasing a new top end rig in the heritage of TS-950SDX, the TS-990S. It will be a full year, according to Kenwood, before the TS-990S will be available in the USA. - [Note] Please note that as this product is under development, published information is subject to change w.n.
<- QST…. Kenwood’s New HF Transceiver at Dayton 2012 !! - The new transceiver will be roughly the same size as the TS950SDX. - All HF + 50 MHz Bands … TS-990S.. (Click image to enlarge!!)
- Tokyo Ham Faire 2012年８月25日（土）・26日（日）東京ビッグサイトで開催 !
Video - the TS-990s and information from N4DRO at Dayton Hamvention 2012
[Note]: All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders
HJA-2000H RF Power Amplifier. – A novelty in RF Power Amplifiers is new HJA’s Series by Hliberling GmbH. Even the PT-8000A VLF/HF/VHF Transceiver ”Spitzentechnologie made in Germany”…. just in time for HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen 22-24 June 2012. – See the PT-8000′s 2008 v 2011 production and Link below.
HJA-2000H HF Power Amplifier 2000 W Out [63 dB /0 dBm] 1,5 … 30 MHz - MIL Jammer Mode - Remote/Local - TFT Central Monitoring System – 19” Design/10 HU - HPS-69-50-12 Power Supply for HF /VHF/UHF Power Amplifier HJA-2000H/ HJA-2000V/HJA-1000U – 6450 Watt Out – 50 Volt 450 Watt Out – 12 Volt - 19” Design /5 HU.
PT-8000 VLF/HF/VHF All Mode Transceiver with low noise SAW-VCXO at 640MHz. Employment of 1 GHz DDS oscillators guarantees low noise characteristics to noise suppression of -160dBc @ 10kHz at 14.2MHz.
La Hilberling GmbH continua la sua produzione di apparati diciamo di “nicchia” dal costo elevato (List price PT-8000 Transceiver, 200W, incl. Power Supply and Mic T9 = Euro 13.290,00) anche dopo l’annuncio nel 2010 di una probabile collaborazione con la Telefunken, di cui non è noto l’esito ad oggi.
Seguono, qui, alcuni dati, che si ritiene interessanti per confrontare (a few figures abaut PT-8000′s Transceiver 2008 and 2011 production) alcune importanti differenze trà il PT-8000 del 2008 e la produzione del 2011. !! In particolare il valore della 1st IF ed ora con un solo Roofing Filter da 50kHz
Prodotto nel 2008 (11.5.08):
RX Double Super Heterodyne 1st IF 70.700MHz and 2nd IF 10.7MHz / Xtal-Filter 1st and 2nd IF (BW) 70.7MHz (2.7kHz/6.0kHz/12.0kHz) MAIN 10.698/SUB 10.702MHz (0.5… 6.0kHz/12.0kHz)
Prodotto nel 2011 (13.12.11):
RX Double Super Heterodyne 1st IF 40.700MHz 2nd IF 10.7MHz / Xtal-Filter 1st and 2nd IF (BW) 40.7 (BW 50kHz) MAIN 10.702/SUB 10.698MHz (BW 0.5… 6kHz/15kHz)
Link to: Hilberling GmbH Products en web page
link to: HAM RADIO Messe Fiedrichshafen 2012
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The new Yaesu FTDX-3000 HF+50 MHz 100W Transceiver displayed at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention – !! See the pictures, info and link (below) to download the Yaesu UK Preliminary Brochure in PDF!! —
The FT DX 3000 Transceiver is the latest addition to the Yaesu family which is a heritage of the FT-DX5000!
The FT DX 3000 Transceiver is the latest addition to the Yaesu family, incorporating the newest Down conversion and Sharp edged crystal roofing filter technology. - These features provide outstanding receiver performance which is a heritage of the FT-DX5000.
Flex-Radio Systems will introduce their newest FLEX-6500 & FLEX-6700 HF/50MHz Transceivers and FLEX-6700R HF/VHF Receiver with SmartSDR™ Grafical Interface! On display now at Dayton Hamvention 2012. – See the preliminary preices and brochure link below!
The FLEX-6000 Signature Series was designed with plug-and-play installation as a requirement. There are no drivers or interface cards to install. – Just plug the radio into an antenna, power supply and network, load the SmartSDR™ software on your existing PC and operate. – Preliminary List Prices: mod. Flex-6700: USD 6999,00/ mod 6700/R – USD 5999,00/ mod 6500 – USD 3999,00 — (Official Prices: TBA!!)
The FLEX-6700 transceiver and FLEX-6700R receiver each allow creation of up to 8 independent Slice Receivers from 0.03 MHz to 77 MHz and 135 MHz to 165 MHz.
The FLEX-6500 allows creation of up to 4 Slice Receivers with tuning from 0.03 MHz to 77 MHz. – Each Slice Receiver can provide independent spectral display of up to 384 kHz. - Each FLEX-6000 Signature Series radio is equipped with a 1Gbps Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 ports for communication to existing PCs or other future display platform!
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. It also includes a 1.2 GHz (1.0 GHz on FLEX-6500), 32-bit floating point DSP coprocessor. The FLEX-6000 Signature Series achieves world class PNDR (Phase Noise Dynamic Range) through the incorporation of an ultra-low phase noise master oscillator at 983.04 MHz,
The FLEX-6500 and FLEX-6700 incorporate a 100W push-pull pair of rugged RD100HHF1 MOSFET transistors operating at 13.8V DC - Mod system: Digital Low Power at Carrier Frequency
Link to: WoodBoxRadio for the FLEX-6000 Series official Brochure in PDF
AntennaDinamica “AD” born from the AD-Team passion, a italian group composed of experienced Ham radio Operators. Factory research located in Subbiano, Arezzo (Italy) – - See the Link and Video below !
Nasce AntennaDinamica AD per la passione della squadra AD-Team, composta da un gruppo di esperti Radioamatori. Nella sede di Subbiano (Arezzo) vengono sviluppati e testati gli AD-Motor.
The AD company introduce soon the innovative dinamic antennas products to the marketplace. – The decision was made to determine market viability by participating in the 2012 HAM RADIO trade show in Friedrichshafen De, the largest convention of its kind in the Europe.
The AD-Motor system, powered by a NEMA 23 stepper motor, can control the element lengths, a long boom is not needed to achieve near optimum gain and front to back ratios on every frequency between 7 MHZ and 50 MHz. – The Stepper-Motor NEMA 23 has a torque 3 times stronger than of a stepper motor NEMA 17 commonly used in other dynamic antennas. – The AD-Motor Unit is a high precision mechanism made of special design and materials.
The adoption of a drive shaft bound by a bering bracket with the slide plate of the elements tapes, who eliminates any tape of oscillation making a precise engagement of the beryllium tape in the motor teeth shaft !
Another great addition is an exclusive contact between the element tape and feed line, we chose Teflon material (most slippery.. opposed to system with slat!), the electric contact between the parts is assured by a calibrated spring which acts to push the element type against one great copper beryllium plate.
The AD-Controller which is directly connected into your computer, driving you controlling all elements lenght, looking on the screen in real time the effective forward power, swr and operative frequency. CAT control included for all HF rigs, allowing great grafphic interface to take control with just one click of all functions.
Watch the AD Video: Antenna Dinamica Motor Unit Test of 17/feb/2012
In this video we show the speed tests performed on AD Motor, we’ve tried to stress the AD stepper motor by starting from 690 steps per minute untill making him take more than 800 steps per minute – ( 650 steps! …that there was no mechanical failure)
Topics! breaking news: FUNcube-1 by AMSAT-UK’s is GO FOR LAUNCH! / FUNcube Dongle Pro 64MHz to 1.7GHz SDR Receiver / New FunSDR software coming by Alberto, I2PHD (source sdritalia) / New FDM-S1 FPGA based by ELAD S.r.l available in March 2012 (source woodboxradio)
The FUNcube-1 micro-satellite (CubeSat standard size) will carry a UHF to VHF linear transponder that will have approx 500mW PEP output and which can be used by Radio Amateurs worldwide for SSB and CW communications. -
AMSAT-UK is working on this new amateur satellite project: FUNcube-1 is a complete educational single CubeSat project with the goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics, will be launched with a number of other spacecraft from a DNEPR rocket sometime in the third quarter of 2012.
FUNcube Dongle Pro or “FCD” is a SDR Receiver! - The Pro version gives unlimited access to the frequency range 64MHz to 1.7GHz (1.1GHz – 1.27GHz omitted) – Similar to USB TV Dongle, the FUNcube Dongle simple fits into your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with many radio reception programs … like the future FunSDR write by I2PHD (see below!) and it is uses standard USB drivers already integrated into the operating system! (…No drivers required!)
FUNcube Dongle Pro Prices: (for EC buyers Inc VAT at 20%): abaut £134.60/£137.22 inc. shipping!
FunSDR Software (in development) - The new software FunSDR which is working I2PHD, Alberto is (probably..) expected soon! - A few days ago was released the GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1- (note the nixie counter, very fine… like a vintage style) – Features are tailored to operation on VHF, UHF and Microwave frequencies with the FUNcube Dongle SDR Raceiver range.
As is known, I2PHD, is a genius in developing the software! The Winrad written by Alberto is a free software pioneering for the SDR radio applications. – The WRplus by Sandro Sfregola is a Software Defined Radio program derived from the base code of Winrad. << Click to enlarge the Screen shot GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1
FDM-S1 is an analog to digital conversion board, FPGA-based developed by ELAD S.r.l. made in Italy… wow! – The Preliminary Spec. and Special Price (EN/IT) by Link to: WoodBoxRadio – (Italy)
Anteprima: FDM-S1 hardware: Campionatore ADC 14bit – 61,44MHz – Campionamento diretto da 80kHz – 30MHz – Ingresso adatto fino a 200MHz* per Undersampling ( *Richiede filtri d’ingresso opzionali) Uscita su USB a 192kHz I&Q e altro! – SW1 Software: Ricezione AM CW SSB FM Stereo e DRM integrati – Tripla barra di sintonia (patent pending) – Doppio Filtro Notch e Filtro DSP variabili - Registrazione e riascolto dei 192kHz campionati e altro!
[Note for all topics]: All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders
The Kenwood S/N format used from 1999 until approximately August 2008 is numeric and the S/N format adopted from approximately August 2008 is alphanumeric.
La Kenwood ha utilizzato un formato numerico per il S/N fino ad Agosto 2008 e poi un formato alfanumerico dal 2008, che prosegue attualmente.
Checksum = 8BC9 : The latest firmware. TS-2000 Ver. 1.09 (30/June/2011 released)
Applied from S/No.B13xxxxx approx.
Updated the following item.
Enabled the backup of Auto Mode frequency points when Partial Reset is executed as well as Memory channel data or Menu settings.
Check the firmware version of your TS-2000 or TS-2000X by following procedure:
1) Turn the transceiver ON while pressing the [MIC] key and [NR] key to enter Checksum confirmation mode;
2) The Checksum of the firmware appears on the Main 7 segment display;
Link to: G6ISY Kenwood Month/Year Calculator
Opera is still in Beta test, the latest version is V.1.8.8 (Download from Link below!!) – The new “Opera” Single carrier Data/Beacon mode Tx/Rx, is created by EA5HVK, Jose Alberto Nieto Ros, by request of GØNBD for Ham Radio CW Community – This software, complete windows compatible Tx/Rx package with internet spotting and chat facility, COM-port keying and audio tx drive, is free!
Opera QRSS. Il nuovo software sviluppato da EA5HVK, Jose Ros su idea iniziale di GØNBD, si utiilizza per comunicazioni CW standard QRSS per segnali deboli, anche immersi nel rumore e con potenze QRP. – Opera è simile al già noto WSPR/JT45, ma con propri algoritmi in ambiente DSP e codifica tipo OOK (On Off Keying), con selezione di tempi di intervallo da 1 a 60′ e in più altre novità in evoluzione. – Infatti è ancora in Versione Beta, V.1.8.8 – [Nota] Anche gli spots di Opera si possono seguire in tempo reale sui sistemi automatici: PSKreporter e Hamspots.com (vedere Link)
The new software “Opera” Beta, developed by EA5HVK, Jose Ros (author of the now established ROS Data mode!) using DSP techniques, it’s a alternative QRSS for weak signal experiments on 136 & 500 kHz and for HF all bands (80 to 10 mt) for Ver. 1.1.2 up – Better than standard QRSS, similar like WSPR, but with Opera you can choose your own interval time between 1 and 60 minutes.
CAT Link embodied and Tx by COM port Key or Audio drive Tx\Rx COM port switch faclity – Decoder are possible with S/N – 26 to -38 dB (Rx speed auto-selected!) The spots are visible in near realtime to interested parties with PSKreporter and Hamspots.com (see the links) – This as a way of providing data operations for stations that only had the CW capability. The most up to date information on this mode can be found at groups.yahoo.com (see the link up)
YAESU Amateur Radio Division of Vertex Standard, has relesed 27 December, 2011 an extensive Publication in PDF: ”A Digital Communications Guide for Amateur Radio Operators” (on its website) – The publication confirm that Yaesu positions itself for digital radio battle against Icom D-STAR business !!
Big news still: YAESU writes “early 2012, we will release a C4FM (4-level FSK) FDMA Handy-Talky and Mobile Transceiver into the Amateur radio market” !
News update: The new Brand Logos already appear on website of the ©Yaesu USA Inc. (earlier name: Vertex Standard US Headquarters)
[Note]: the recent corporate reorganization, that brings Vertex Standard’s LMR (land mobile radio) division to Motorola, and breaks Yaesu off into a independent corporation again, known as YAESU MUSEN Co., Ltd, for Amateur, Marine and Air-band business divisions. – The US subsidiary wil be YAESU USA Inc. [please wait for the any official information !]
Yaesu Digital radio system that uses C4FM (4-level FSK), and is very popular in professional commercial markets, is known ad DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) [note: no DRM…!) is used primarily in the European and Asian markets, and is also known as dPRM.
Currently GSMK modulation is still being used by D-STAR in 2004, was introduced to the Ham bands. – ICOM D-STAR was the first in the game to promote digital voice and data specifically for amateur radio, and they have quite the stronghold right now – It will be interesting to see ICOM’s reaction to YAESU’s entry to the digital radio market that appears to be early 2012, we will release a C4FM FDMA Handy-Talk- (!! please see the image up! click its to enlarge).
Network an all-digital group of MOTOTRBO DMR repeaters in the USA, Germany, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain ! - See the link below for DMR and D-STAR info.
Link to: The DMR-MARC Worldwide Network – drm-marc net web
Link to: D-STAR World Wide Registered GW-2 and Users information
Motorola will keep the Vertex Standard LMR, Inc. (Land-Mobile Radio, division), while the amateur, marine and air-band will be under the YAESU Musen Co. Ltd banner. – New Headquarter addres: Tennouzu Park Side Building 2-5-8 Higashi- Shinigawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and the US subsidiary will be YAESU USA Inc. – See the Link below for read the full letter!
Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd ritorna nel settore amateur, marine and air-band, la famiglia Hasegawa fondatrice della Yesu ne acquista la totale proprietà. Il settore LMR (Land Mobile Radio) Vertex Standard, invece, viene totalmente ceduto alla Motorola, dopo quattro anni di jount venture. La data di questi cambiamanti societari è dichiarata per l’1.01.2012 – - – Happy New Year to All!
The effective date for this reorganization will be January 1, 2012. – The Company is wholly-owned by Founder’s family – Announced from Mr. Jun Hasegawa (Presidente/CEO Vettex Standard Co., Ltd), son of Sato Hasegawa JA1MP, the founder of Yaesu.
[Announcement]: A letter dated Dec. 27. 2011 from Jun Hasegawa President/ CEO Vertex Standard Co. Ltd addressed to:
“Dear Amateur, Marine and Air-band Valued Customers” … After four years of joint venture with Motorola, we have decided..
Vertex Standard LMR (Land Mobile Radio) division busines going to Mother Motorola
Link to: Vertex !! LMR digital tec! Land Mobile Radio ©2012 Vertex Standard LMR, Inc.
Do ut des Story!! … November 07, 2007 (source: Btown Monitoring Post blog)
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will launch a tender offer to acquire a controlling interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6821). Upon successful completion of the tender offer and subsequent restructuring process, Motorola will own 80% of Vertex Standard and Toko Giken, a privately held Japanese company, controlled by Jun Hasegawa, current president and CEO of Vertex Standard, will retain 20%, forming a joint venture. On 5 November 2007, the Board of Directors of Vertex Standard expressed their support of the tender offer. Yaesu, of course, as one of the Vertex Standard operations, will be included in this exciting development…… omissis….
!! This latest announcement says that they’re transferring the LMR business to Motorola and that the new Yaesu will be “wholly owned by the founder’s family”, I guess this means that Motorola is selling their stake in Vertex Standard back to the Hasegawa family… Do ut des !!