Archivi categoria: D-STAR DV

The TH-D74A/E Kenwood Triband (A) Duo (E) built-in APRS, GPS, and D-STAR

TH-D74A/D JVCKewood D-STAR Digital Radio – APRS – built-in GPS – 144/220/430 (A) 144/430 (E) – Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW/AM mode – Bluethooth and Micro SD card – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Transflective color TFT Display – Micro-USB port.  See below the video demo for Digital Voice Access Point DVAP etc !

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The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus – Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) -1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC with “D74-MCP” software. – Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the digital communication.

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In band B, it can be wide-band receiver. In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524MHz band (see the Ferrite Bar-Antenna), you can also receive SSB / CW with DSP filter.

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Here is a great videos demo of the Kenwood TH-D74 and a DVAP (Digital Voice Access Point) – by Don Arnold W6GPS (09 Set. 2016)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official
overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Kenwood TH-D74 FM /”APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U e GPS – Price in Japan ¥ 72.800

Kenwood TH-D74  -144 / 430MHz dual bander ( USA tri-bander  plus 220MHz) “FM” “APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U – GPS built-in – The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus etc. – Suggested retail price: 72.800 Yen (excl. tax) – 希望小売価格:72,800円(税抜き)- !!Possible IF output, center frequency 12kHz, the IF signal bandwidth 15kHz to the USB port!

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TFT transflective color LCD adopted in the TH-D74 (TH-D74A America & /E Europe), also to the ease of use. In addition to the cross of the key structure, the key pad employs a high operability flat thin key top. (See the picture abowe and ref. and data from Kenwood Jp web)

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Charm of D-STAR to enjoy a variety of investment styles. A menu that can be switched in operation at the touch of a button operation has adopted individually. – Orig: さまざまな運用スタイルを楽しめるのがD-STARの魅力。Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the communication – and more, (…see the official data!)

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Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) – 1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC, with “D74-MCP” (ARFC-D74) download from the Kenwood web.
In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524 MHz band, you can also receive SSB / CW  (Band B wide-band)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Kairos Multi-protocol Soft DSP Radio Dual-mode Digital/Analog & IP Net

KAIROS is a multi-protocol transceiver/repeater that implements all mod-demodulation and filtering processes via Software by a DSP (Digital Signal Processor), following the “soft radio” concept. Dual-mode analog and digital modulation – IP Multicast & Simulcast – Soft Diversity vectorial treatment of two or more incoming signals – RF linking in DMR and analogue modes – SIP and AMBE +2 Gateway & SIP/RTP-IP network for wide range applications & utilityes!

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It allows to manage multiple protocols at the same time to perform, for es., a dual mode in real time, according to the incoming radio (or IP) signals. (soft & hardware platforms is based on a Linux O.S. core). KAIROS Series ETSI / FCC  / CE certified – Designed and manufactured in Italy by  Radio Activity Srl – 20128 Milano IT.

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KAIROS, thanks to the “soft radio” designin, approaches this problem, with the same techniques adopted in the most diffused digital communication systems like GSM, GPRS, WiMAX, LTE etc. – It is equipped of 2 coherent indipendent receivers that, connecting then to 2 different antennas, realizes a “soft space diversity” reciving system. – When operates in digital, KAIROS manages the 4FSK modulation, it is the standard mod for DMR & P25, and can also manage, on request, the GMSK constellation and many generic FSK standards like the POCSAG groups.

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The KAIROS rtx is dual mode analog/digital with the automatic switch between the Analog / DMR services. – The old FM rtx may operate with the new digital one through the same network.
KAIROS can run a “DMR Gateway” agent to interface Analog and DMR radio systems to several external networks. – The DMR Gateway Agent traslates Voice (full duplex audio stream from/to) and Data streams. (this runs in the Kairos engine without the need of external PC) [Note] (More info: …see the official data of Radio Activity pdf)

Link to: Downloda the offcial broshure of Kairos’s (in ENG) pdf

italiano Come si potrà leggere dal link qui sotto, IW7DZR, Giacomo e IW0RED, Marco dell’Associazione CISAR stanno già provando con test applicativi apparati KAIROS UHF nel campo radioamatoriale. – In digitale il DSP incorpora e gestisce mod-demod 4FSK per modi DMR e P25 e in dual-mode anche FM analogica – Kairos supporta reti Multicast e Simulcast per realizzare reti Multisite tipo professionale. – Il software fornito gestisce anche un ricevitore in “diversity” con due antenne per il trattamento vettoriale di più segnali in ricezione. – Fa parte del gruppo test anche Artem, R3ABM,  che ha elaborato il software CronosAgent  per applicarlo sotto BM (BrandMeister) !! Attendiamo altre news.

Link to: Kairos test-report IW7DZR & IW0RED on CISAR web (IT)

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 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

DV4mini Hotspot: a link with a simplex frequency (UHF) and a repeater through the Internet.

DV4mini Hotspot for the 70 cm band and can use it with a D-STAR or DMR or C4FM * transceivers – The DV4mini is a very small but also very capable USB Stick that can expand any PC into a Hotspot for the D-STAR and DMR modes (C4FM * Fusion is in development) – (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later uncheck “C4FM Gateway” only DN & VW mode) – Please read official data and the User manual! (link below)

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DV4mini  allows linking with DCS, XRF and REF refectors for D-STAR as well s DMR refectors (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later unckeck C4FM Gateway!). With the DV4mini it has become possible to create a hotspot with minimal resources and thus get access to the (Digital Voice) DV network.
[NoteRefector is a server connected to the Internet or Ham Net and is linked to a number of digital Ham Radio repeaters. If one of these repeaters is active it will send the voice data stream to the refector- (Xrefectors are the second generation of D-STAR reflectors… etc) – (DCS (Digital Call Server) is the most modern D-STAR refector system and in worldwide use, each as 26 rooms) – (DMR refectors consist of several regional servers, ach other via a superordinate network one Hytera & one Motorola) (System Fusion supports WIRES-X internet linking – .. node station requires external optional HRI-200 !)

The DV4mini is a great UHF digital hotspot. It’s support D-Star, DMR and C4FM* !! Very promising technology in process.

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The DV4mini will be connected thru the USB interface with a PC or a single board computer (es: Raspberry PI 2 Mod. B also a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display) and the required software will be installed: V.1.4 DV4mini Controll Panel.

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Frequency 420-450MHz – Modulation types: D-Star GMSK (Gaussian 2FSK) – DMR PLUS 4FSK Raised Cosine – C4FM Fusion DN & VW 4FSK, in process* – Power output: 0.03 mW to 10 mW. – RX -120dBm – Read more to the official web-page.

Link to: Download the DV4mini User Manual ver. ENG .Pdf 

I believe not now, it’s available for Windows, Linux and Raspian ! (Raspberry Pi 2) – For those interested in digital communications, like D-Star, DMR and C4FM there’s a new dongle who will be coming out soon (… they are saying it will be available for international shipping next week). [Note]!! DV4mini Library (in C) licensed under GPL 3.0 — USB Stick DV4mini Copyright:
The rights for the DV4mini stick and its software are reserved with DG8FAC Stefan, DG1HT Torsten, and (>) DJØABR Kurt

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FlexRadio Systems® and NW Digital Radio Offer D-STAR Compatible Solution

FlexRadio Systems® and NW Digital Radio Offer D-STAR Compatible Solution – Notizia del 13/8/2015:  la FlexRadio Systems®, produttore della serie SDR Flex-6000, rilascerà presto un aggiornamento per il suo software SmartSDR™ tale da implementare il modo digitale D-STAR (open standard sviluppato dalla JARL) con l’uso del modulo ThumbDV ™ della NW Digital Radio.

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Owners of FLEX-6000™ Signature Series transceivers may add AMBE encoding/decoding to their radios by inserting the ThumbDV™ into one of the available USB ports.
The NW Digital Radio ThumbDV™ digital voice dongle will be available directly from FlexRadio Systems®, as well as from NW Digital Radio.
Steve, N5AC VP Engineering, writes: “We are making the modules open source so that others that are so inclined can expand on what we’ve done. We may also do more just depending on popularity, demand, etc.

Link to: NWDR Web-page press release of 13/8/2015 ENG

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DVSI AMBE-3000F Vocoder Chip (AMBE = Advanced Multi-Band Excitation) it contains, to implement D-Star; DMR/Mototrbo capability and other digital standards!)

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For the on-air ThumbDV dongle and any other code to support the digital mode and D-Star this required an external app (software PC) (es: DV Node for Windws etc. )

Link to: Info about HF D-STAR net operations & Schedule

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

CS7000 MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by USA – Expected Delivery Is April 2015

CS7000 Made by Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA – USA – This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. – Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. – (Read the features for CS7000 first version) See the DMR Repeater Intereactive Map (via VA3XPR), link below.

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CSI CS7000 Expected Delivery is April 2015 or before (! Click to enlarge pic)

The first version will ship with ANALOG, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA), and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – CSI web-page 10/2/2015: Expected Delivery is April 2015.

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Connect Systems Inc. (CSI) CS7000 Specimen

CS7000 Preliminari information, by first Withe Paper from Jerry Wanger CEO – The primary microprocessor is a STM32F405VGT6. – This is an ARM Cortex M4 32 bit high speed microprocessor – The second microprocessor is a DVSI 3000R. This microprocessor uses a TMS320F2811 core and is dedicated to executing the AMBE and AMBE +2 Vocoder formats and other algorithms – (! read official source)

Link to: White Paper by Jerry Wanger CEO for the CS7000
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ink to: Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA US web-page

DMR Repeater Map via VA3XPR – DMR  information page

Below is an interactive map, which shows all of the DMR repeaters connected to the DMR-MARC network around the world. Zoom the map out to see DMR repeaters outside!

Link direct toDMR Repeater Health Status (in the world)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

IC-9100 a new Firmware Version E3 is Available -Icom Update 2015/01/27

Icom IC-9100 a new firmware Version E3 is available. – Icom Inc. Support web-site update 2015/01/27 with only one Improvement: The firmware update modifies the IC-9100’s transmitted DTCS (Digital Tone Code Squelch) modulation waveform so undesired sound is not heard at the receiver.

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Icom IC-9100 Block Diagram & Image rejection mixer

The DTCS stands for Digital Tone Coded Squelch and is a method of controlling the squelch of a radio by sending a digital code over the audio signal. – Icom has already solved another problem in the DTCS and tone squelch decoding when receiving in the 9600bps mode with the Ver. E2 firmware of 01/08/2013.

Link to: Download the firmware Ver. E3 by Icom Inc. Support

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[Note]: When using this download service, the implementation, use and/or results of use are the sole responsibility of the person making the download.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

ID-5100E D-STAR V/U Update (Release E2) & CS-5100 the Cloning S. Update (V. 1.10)

ID-5100A or 5100E & CS-5100 – Icom Inc. has published a firmware update for the ID-5100E (Release E2) and an update for the CS-5100 cloning software (Rev. 1.10) on  global website  on 2014/10/30 – !! Before downloading, please thoroughly read (link) “Icom Firmware update instructions (here)” to know what the update requires. (leggere prima le istruzioni in ENG per l’aggiornamento dal link)

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ID-5100 Release E2 additions and changes (source: from the Icom update information)

The following firmware has been updated: CPU M to Version 1.10 – CPU C to Version 1.10 – DSP to Version 1.10

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App RS-MS1A free download Icom & UT-133 Unit option necessary.

Kevin Sanders writes: I installed the new Icom ID-5100 with the optional UT-133 Bluetooth board. This allows me to connect my Android phone or tablet to the radio wirelessly and use Icom’s RS-MS1A Android app. The app’s most notable functions are being able to send pictures and text messages over D-STAR – Link to: Read more by kdsandres

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Android app RS-MS1A & Android device for sending photos & messages

ID-5100 Update Release E2 adds the DV Fast Data mode, uses the data and the audio frames to send data approximately 3.5 times faster than the normal speed (conventional models) – [Note] So, no audio can be sent. Optional cables and third-party data communication software are necessary. (read more to Icon Inc. Information)

Link to: Icom ID-5100 firmware updates official web-page
Link to: Icom RS-MS1A  by Google play – Update V.1.10

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

AOR AR-DV1, a new breed of receiver – CSI CS7000 Multi-mode D-STAR & DMR

AOR AR-DV1, a new breed of receiver made in Japan! Multi mode decode and wide range capability. See the preliminary information (PDF) link below, of choice when you want to listen in to special communications. – New CSI CS7000 Multi-mode handhelds D-STAR & DMR (TDMA) by Connect Systems Inc. made in USA ..see below.

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AR-DV1 100kHz – 18MHz Direct Conversion – 18MHz – 1300MHz Triple superheterodyne

Until now, Multi-Mode meant AM, FM (wide & narrow), SSB and CW,  the AOR adds the following digital modes:
DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)
dPMR (Digital Private Mobile Radio)
D-Star –  APCO-25 – NXDN
Yaesu Digital (C4FM System Fusion)
Alinco Digital – Digital-CR
AOR G4GUO ( as used in ARD9000/9800 models)

Link to: AOR AR-DV1 Brochure, pre-release (PDF) ENG

CS7000  A NEW MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by CSI – USA

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This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. – Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. – This radio is built to commercial strandards and will cover commercial Frequencies.
The first version will ship with Analog, DMR, and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – There’ll just be firmware upgrades with which you can add features.!

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On the CS7000 the (firmware) software is open source, that Hams will evolve the kernel to make it increasingly more powerful to add industry standard protocols.

The primary microprocessor is a STM32F405VGT6. This is an ARM Cortex M4 32 bit high speed microprocessor – The second microprocessor is a DVSI 3000R. This microprocessor uses a TMS320F2811 core and is dedicated to executing the AMBE and AMBE +2 Vocoder formats and other algorithms (!!)

CSI planning on is releasing a single radio that will do both modes of analog and digital. – New expected Delivery is Jannuary  2014 (CSI update 28/10/2014) more news…. see the two link and info below

italianoIn un’intervista esclusiva a http://www.va3xpr.net/, il proprietario e presidente della Connect Systems Inc. – USA, Jerry Wanger parla dei piani produttivi della sua azienda che sorprenderà i Radioamatori con il lancio di questa nuova radio digitale vocale che supporterà sia il Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA) che, lo Smart Digital Technologies per Radio Amatori (D-STAR o D-star a seconda del sistema proprietario o compatibile in GMSK) – Successivamente saranno completati gli altri modi digitali.

Jerry Wanger prosegue dicendo CHE Il CS7000 porterà un avanzamento nella tecnologia progettuale e il prezzo medio rispetto a quello che è ora disponibile sul mercato, tanto da cambiarlo radicalmente. –  Il progetto prevede un firmware open-source che permetterà ai Radioamatori interessati di implementarlo e ampliarne le possibili applicazioni  tenendo conto dei processori e codec previsti e più sopra indicati.

Link to: White Paper by Jerry Wanger CEO for the CS7000
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ink to: Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA US web-page

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)