Archivi categoria: FTM-400D

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)


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.


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.


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)

ID-5100 D-STAR/FM – RS-MS1A Android app is ready!! Yaesu FTM-400D C4FM-FDMA/FM & System Fusion – AMSAT D-STAR Satellite!

ID-5100 VHF/UHF D-STAR & FM – RS-MS1A Free Android app is ready on Google Play!! – Touch Screen with a large 320 x 128 pixel display – dPlus reflector link commands are added – New VS-3 Bluetooth headset (option) –  AMSAT UK D-STAR Satellite coming-soon!! – See more news and link below.


Icom Inc. has uploaded the RS-MS1A Android app for the forthcoming Icom ID-5100 Dual Band D-STAR Mobile Radio to Google Play – Share pictures – Text messaging – Mapping (tapping a target on the map, see the location of repaeater, set the “FROM” and “TO”.. etc..) – Receive History – Call Sign list – Transceiver settings -Application setting – Export data lists – Read more in Icom’s overviw to Google play – Link to: Google Play web-page Icom RS-MS1A Adroid app


The new Icom ID-5100 dual band D-STAR/FM mobile which features a large, responsive touch screen LCD, Bluetooth connectivity and second station control through an Android device: Icom RS-MS1A !

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Touch Screen, first seen on the IC-7100, now migrating to other models too: a touch display. Icom’s black and white screen LCD display seems a bit odd, in an era where color screens are default on almost any device! (see the Yaesu FTM-400D below) – The ID-5100 new DV/DV Dual-watch and Receives both FM/FM, FM/DV modes simultaneously (Monitors two DV signals & receives either channel! see below)


Nearest Repeater Search with GPS built-in – This system works in digital and now seems in analog mode! An interesting feature is “Nearest Repeater Search”, which acts a bit like the roaming function we know from cell phones and DMR radios with GPS built-in. (search the internal database based on your location!)

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Link to: Download the IC-5100 in Italiano by Marcucci (link)

D-STAR & ID-5100 Quick-info & Features
D-STAR Protocol the linking is accomplished by the repeater controller, the gateway server and just recently the reflector. – When using this method, only the source radio’s signal path is specified. – In the new G2 Software an administrator can specify an alias that includes multiple nodes. – A user then specifies the alias in their [UR Call] and their signal is routed to all nodes that the administrator has specified (total of up to 11), the repeater sends a stream of data to each of the specified servers.

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Latest software written by Robin, AA4RC d-Plus Linking with Reflectors and the multiple repeaters can all link to the same reflector (all traffic on one node is repeated to another node) – The ID-5100 has a new generation design and range of features including: • d-Plus reflector usability (can select “reflector” in to field) • Enhanced DR mode (also include analogue repeaters!?) • Added “Nearby Repeater Scan” in DR scan function • RS-MS1A Android application will be a free to use download. It controls the radio for DR mode operation, exchanging text messages/pictures and showing GPS location over Google Maps etc. (preliminary….see the official data and info)

D-STAR System Maps by Region (search)
We’ve added some of the features of the D-STAR Maps back to the site. Let us know what you think.
Link to: D-STAR System Maps by Region (Copyright DSTARInfo)

D-STAR Satellite Getting Closer to Launch
The launch is currently proposed for late 2014, but the satellite is being assembled at this time. Check out the videos at on the AMSAT UK website (link).


AMSAT UK: The OUFTI-1 team have released videos of the integration of the amateur radio D-STAR GMSK CubeSat built by students at the University of Liege. – The team plan to use 145.950 MHz for a D-STAR and FSK AX.25 downlink and 145.980 MHz for a CW beacon. A D-STAR uplink on 435.045 MHz is proposed… read more by link (…tnx to the team.. and to AMSAT UK !)

“Yaesu System Fusion” Dual Mode system by Yaesu Musen Co. provides digital communication features, such as image, text data and GPS position data using   C4FM FDMA. – This C4FM FDMA (4-level FSK) digital mode is not compatible with D-STAR using the GMSK modulation. – Yaesu Fusion Lineup: FT1DR, FTM-400DR (Amercica) FTM-400DE (Europe) & DR-1 C4FM/FM Repeater.

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The FTM-400D operate in: V/D mode (Voice/Data simultaneous communication mode 6.5+6.5 kHz) – Voice FR mode (Voice Full Rate Mode 12.5 kHz bandwidth) – Data FR mode (Voice Full Rate Mode 12.5 kHz) – Data FR mode (High Speed data Communication mode 12.5 kHz) – Analog FM mode (typical FM mode 12.5 kHz). The C4FM  9.6 kbps data baud rate speed. The D-STAR V/U 4.8 kbps data boud rate speed – Digital Voice (DV) stream contains both digitised voice (3.6 kbps including error correction and digital data 1.2 kbps) – The Digital Data (DD) stream, used only on 1.2 GHz (ID-1 Transceiver), is entirely data with a bit rate of 128 kbps!!

[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 by IØgej)!

Yaesu introduces “System Fusion” for C4FM 12.5 kHz Digital & DR-1 a Digital/FM Dual Mode Repeater, Not D-STAR Compatible!


Yaesu DR-1 a new Digiatl C4FM and Analog FM  Multi Mode Repeater with AMS (Automatic Mode Select) – Yaesu introduces the System Fusion  joins FDMA Digital and Analog FM Communication into a single multiple function system. It provides total integration and compatibility of both Digital & Conventional Analog FM communication – And the latest VoIP interface,  the new wireless WIRES-X a Internet Linking HRI-200, will also be available in Nov., 2013. !! The Yaesu FDMA “C4FM” system is not compatible with the D-STAR “GMSK” Digital mode. !! (one only has to look at Yeasu’s record of going against the tide ! – IØgej)


The DR-1 Repeater C4FM/Analog FM and AMS – FM Friendly Digital – Easy Migration – Yesu writhes: Replace your Conventional Analog FM repeater to: 1) provide continued use of Conventional Analog FM communication 2) while integrating the use of Digital Communication functions. – Modulation Mode: 25kHz for FM & 12.5kHz fot C4FM Multiple mode. – Ouypuy Power 50W/25W/10W Large-size Heat-Sink & Cooling Fan builtin. –  (please click pictures to enlarg!)

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Yaesu “System Fusion” : System Fusion joins Digital and Analog FM Communication into a single multiple function system. – It  provides total integration and compatibility of both Digital & Conventional Analog FM communication.

The AMS (Automatic Mode Select) function that instantly detects the received signal mode (AMS automatically recognizes  hether the siganal is a C4FM digital or analog FM signal, and transmits using the set communication method by DR-1 setup).

FDMA_multiple-modeMulti Mode FDMA/C4FM – FM – Bandwidth 6.25+6.25 kHz or 12.5 kHz – provides 9.6 kbps data baud rate speed! ability to transfer large amounts of data! – The D-STAR DV provides 4.8 kbps into a only 6 kHz bandwidth! – Yaesu FDMA multi mode:
1) V/D mode – Voice/Data simultaneous communication mode; 2) Voice FR Mode – Voice Full Rate Mode; 3) Data FR mode – High Speed Data Communication Mode; 4) Analog FM mode – (conventional Analog FM). (see the picture)

[Note] …Yaesu va quasi sempre controcorrente Hi !!
Wires-x_HRI-200In the world we developed IRLP and Echolink. Yaesu went against IRLP and Echolink and created WIRES-II – (latest -X) HRI-200 … This commercial stuff fits 2 voice/data channels into one repeater DR-1. Yup, but at twice the bandwidth of D-STAR! … Yaesu is coming out with “DMR” radios soon, but Motorola, Hytera, Vertex, Icom and Kenwood already exist .. Mototrbo – dPMR – IDAS – NEXDGE – (DMR FDMA & TDMA is an open ETSI standard) – There are advantages and disadvantages to most new technologies, but it’s often the case that the supposed benefits are just that, supposed !! (identically allows us to compare FM and D-STAR etc.).

italianoLa Yaesu Musen Co., LTD ha svelato ora la sua nuova piattaforma digitale definita “System Fusion” multimodo, presentando anche il suo Yaesu DR-1 che può essere configurato per consentire di “fondere” i due modi con selezione automatica (AMS) del tipo di modulazione. – Questo permette, dice Yaesu, l’integrazione tra la tradizionale FM e il digitale C4FM, un FDMA già noto come “DMR” in uso da tempo nel commerciale da parte di quasi tutti i produttori di radio! (..Motorola, Hytera, Vertex, Icom e Kenwood già producono con il DRM e alcune variabili proprie… come: Mototrbo – dPMR  -IDAS – NEXDGE etc. (il DMR, FDMA & TDMA è un sistema aperto in Standar ETSI) –

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Qui sopta immagini del veicolare FTM-400D (USA) o FTM-400E (EU) – Comunque si vedono diverse novità  introdotte con il sistema Yaesu a canale di 12,5 kHz porta fino a 9,6 kbps il “data baud rate speed” che abilità il trasferimento di una più alta massa di dati! – Il D-STAR DV normale ha 4.8 kbps, però solo su 6 kHz di bw canale. – Per questo il C4FM avrà un audio migliore anche per il BER-FEC più veloce – Altra buona differenza: con l’utilizzo del Ripetitore DR-1, un utente con nuovo apparato digitale può trasmettere in digitale, il ripetitore DR-1 converte il segnale C4FM digitale in FM analogico per altri utenti con apparati non digitali e viceversa (ecco la “fusione”!) –  Il ripetitore è configurabile (in AMS – FIX o AUTO) tramite un’interfaccia touch-screen direttamente dal suo pannello frontale.

[Nota]  Yaesu va quasi sempre controcorrente Hi !
Nel mondo radioamatoriale si è ben affermato lo standard IRLP e Echolink, loro hanno introdotto l’interfaccia VoIP wireless per Internet detta WIRES-X (Ver. I/II/..X); – Poi con già più di 1000 ripetitori D-STAR in “GSMK” attivi nel mondo e collegati con Gatewai in varie reti internet già sviluppate appositamente dai Radioamatori, Yaesu introduce un “DMR” digitale che è sempre in standard FDMA, però con modulazione “G4FM” (4xFSK) e 12.5 kHz di BW, non compatibile con il D-STAR! – Sarà un nuovo gioco per questioni commerciali o veramente una innovazione anche per i Radioamtori? Aspettiamo e si potrà verificare. – Sempre troviamo vantaggi e svantaggi per la maggior parte delle nuove tecnologie, ma spesso capita il caso che i presunti benefici siano solo presunti! (potrebbe esserlo anche per il confronto tra i modi FM e D-STAR, certo!).

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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





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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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