An overview of the ICOM IC-7410 HF 50MHz Transceiver on the QST magazine by Rick, WW3DE NCJ Managing Editor. - QST reviews the IC-7410 on October, 2011 -
Adam Farson, VA7OJ released Ic-9100 and IC-7410 Test reports. Here are the links:
Many thanks Adam for doing all those tests – and for writing them up so thoroughly – and for publishing your reports! really appreciate your hard work – IØgej RadioCronache
Molte grazie Adam per aver fatto tutti i test sui Transceiver IC-9100 e IC-7410 della Icom – per ever scritto i risultati e le valutazioni in modo molto approfondito e professionale – ed anche per la loro pubblicazione! apprezzo molto il grande lavoro – IØgej RadioCronache
!! See the QST 14MHz Key Summary data and the Video QST Reviews by ARRLHQ (TNX to Lab Engineer Bob Allison, WB1GCM) below
Guarda QST i dati a 14MHz da Key Summary e il testo più ampio in italiano riportato più sotto e segue su full story (below)…
The ARRL has posted their review (October QST) of the IC-7410 on their website. – The basic numbers for the IC-7600 and IC-7410 are not significantly different; they are all up-conversion rigs with relatively wide roofing filters. – Receiver employs a double conversion superheterodyne system which has an image rejection mixer I/Q for the 2nd mixer stage. – The IC-7410 employs a higher speed DSP Unit: ADSP21369 with internal Clock 333MHz, 2000MFLOPS and the AD/DA converter AK4620B.
See the October 2011 issue of QST magazine for the complete review and ARRL Lab test results – [Note] Area Members Only – to log-in; -
Link to: ARRL – American Radio Relay League for Amateur Radio Home-page
Video QST Review: ICOM IC-7410 – It is nice watching this video in 1080p full screen mode.
Da: “Key Summary” – (Intercept values ..determined using -97 dBm reference)
Qui vengono riportati solo i numeri a 14 MHz, Pre OFF – RTX TS-590S / IC-7410
QST 07 2010 DR3 of the FTdx-9000 pep Yaesu flagship rig is 85 dB 2kHz spacing
QST 03 2007 DR3 of the IC-7800 Icom inc. flagship rig is 86 dB 2kHz spacing
Sul sito web della ARRL QST è stato pubblicato il Test review dell’IC-7410 HF 50MHz Icom dal 25.08.2011 in formato PDF (solo per soci con log-in) – Poi l’articolo si troverà nella Rivista QST del prossimo mese di Ottobre 2011.
Pertanto la recensione completa del Transceiver ICOM IC-7410, a cura di Rick, WW3DE NCJ Managing Editor, sarà sulla rivista QST del mese di ottobre prossimo. I dati di base rilevati in laboratorio per l’IC-7600 e ora per l’IC-7410 non mostrano differenze significative tra i due apparati, sennò come struttura complessiva, DW, Display TFT a Colori, Analisi di spettro, decodifica RX e TX per RTTY e PSK31 . – Come si vedrà dal sommario qui sopra i numeri con 20kHz sono simili al TS-590S settato, quest’ultimo, in up-conversion e Roofing da 500Hz contro i 3kHz dell’Icom!! con una certa differenza, invece, a 2kHz. - A proposito di valori di DR3 (IMD3), che non sarebbe la primaria misura da valutare, guardate la DR3 dei due flagship Yesu e Icom. ….continua…>
Nokia Windows Phone 7 – Nel video il ceo Stephen Elop inizia la presentazione del cosidetto in codice “Sea Ray” che è il primo smartphone con WS7 con una linea che è molto simile all’N9. Il nuovo modello con Meego da poco presentato dalla stessa Nokia. Gli evnti vengono seguiti con attenzione, incertezza e curiosità per queste strategie che arrivano con un certo ritardo sui mercati.
Nokia Sea ray Smartphone – video leaked today that shows the first working Windows Phone prototype device from Nokia. The phone, codenamed “Sea Ray,” looks almost exactly like the N9 smart phone Nokia announced this week – - – [Note] See the Video by grnsomnia below
Molti sembrano domandare in rete: perché avendo Meego pronto, per certi versi molto innovativo con l’hardware di Nokia sempre ottimo, abbiano scelto anche di lanciarsi nell’avventura Windows.
Nel frattempo, il sig. Elop ha confermato al sito finlandese “Iltalehti” che il novo N9, sarà il primo e ultimo modello Nokia con proprio sistema Meego. – (Click the pictures to enlarge..)
Molti altri invece si dicono convinti che Nokia e Microsoft vedranno premiati i loro sforzi. Tanti Sono convinti che Meego su N9 sarà un ottimo sistema operativo ma ritengono che il Top si potrà avere il prossimo anno con la piattaforma Windows 8 che potrebbe stravolgere il mercato dato ora già acquisito da altri.
Da quanto si può vedere il design è pulito, semplice e di sostanza, si potrebbe dire: alla facebook ! In rete si fa rilevare che è’ vero che Microsoft è sempre un po’ in ritardo… però è pur vero anche che la sua forza di recupero è stata sempre incredibile, basta ripensare a che cosa si diceva di XBOX che venne anche lei lanciata su un mercato dove già la PlayStation aveva il 99% del mercato!!
Video Nokia Sea Ray : Το πρώτο Windows Phone της Nokia
The IC-9100 Multiband Transceiver supports RS-BA1 Internet remote-control software Icom suite; With the RS-BA1, you can configure a remote control system through the Internet IP, or a LAN network. • Most functions and modes of your transceiver, including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, can be controlled • Also, S-meter and SWR can be observed • Rx Voice recording function available and more. – (Click on the rs-ba1 picture to enlarge)
Icom RS-BA1 remote control software Ver.1.20 update 2011/04/01 (File: ZIP – File size: 21.1 MB) [Note]: It is not possible to execute this updating program if the RS-BA1 is not installed into your PC Remote Control is not free, you buy from retailers. – Now is not yet available in all countries. ML&S UK Ham Store: Price: TBA ! - HRO US Discount Price: TBA ! Marcucci Spa IT Prezzo €88,00 (inc.VAT)!
IC-9100: Interior views, features summarized, first impression, dual receiver but not same band, limits EMCOM. High price to base, and many optionals required for full operation. How to Expand the Receiver range.
Icom V.10GS0190 brochure and it looks like the dual receiver works in all modes simultaneously, but not on the same band • The IC-9100 has 3 independent receiver circuits from the antenna connector to the 2nd IF image rejection mixer • The IC-9100 will receive simultaneously (with mixed modes if desired) on any of the band pairs shown in the “Independent dual receivers” table on the IC-9100 brochure • It severely limits the usefulness for Emergency Communications (EMCOM) by not being able to monitor the same band with both receivers • For that matter, it limits if for DX and contesting, where you are listening in two places of the HF band at the same time. • The architecture of the IC-9100 (only one 1st mixer and LO per receive chain) precludes same-band Dual Watch operation.
The optional UT-121 Unit provides D-STAR DV mode digital voice and low speed data communication. [Note] It doesn’t have the Icom ID-1′s DD “high-speed” data feature! - Installing the optional UX-9100 box and his IF PCB the IC-9100 fully covers the HF/50, 144, 430/440 and 1.2GHz amateur bands in multiple modes. – RX expansion range (see last picture above): Frequancy coverange (not guaranteed!) 30kHz to 60MHz / 108 to 174 MHz / 420 to 480MHz 7 1240 to 1320MHz – Disassemble the radio, locate diode matrix behind the front panel and remove D1504 and D1505 for full Rx coverage, !! work with great care, risk of damage to the PCB – Assemble the radio and operate the full reset by olding [F-INP-ENT] + [M-CLR] and turn power [ON].
[Note] Before you do anything, please read this.!
The modifications are not verified, so if you try some of the article on your own equipment, it’s on your own risk. Performing modifications of some equipment may be a violation of local laws. If you have any doubts, do not perform the modification.
IC-7410 HF/50MHz Icom Transceiver CE Conformity: Icom Inc. Japan Declare that this equipment complies with the essential requirements of the radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive, 1999/5/EC…. 14th Jan. 2011
US MRSP: List Price: $2475,00 Your Price: $1999,95 !! (source Universalradio Inc)
In fondo tutte le notizie in italiano qui sotto il Link alla scheda IC-7410 #05 di Marcucci distributore Icom Italia. – Il Nuovo prezzo di listino pubblicato a Luglio è ora di € 1.680,00 + IVA +20% !! (invece il prezzo di aprile 1652,00 e a febbraio 2011 di € 1.848,00 + IVA)
Icom Inc. Jp Update 2010/12/24 the Software USB Driver last Ver. 1.10.
The driver supports the following radios (as of December 2010): IC-7200 IC-7410 IC-7600 and IC-9100.
This driver is for Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 only, [Note] if you require to USB driver for Windows® 98SE/Me/2000, please use Ver.1.00.
Link to: Icom co jp Word support Download the last USB Driver Ver.1.10
Link to: Icom IC-7410 More news on VA7OJ’s web page by Adam
Link to: IC-7410 Ver.#05 Ricetrasmettitore HF/50MHz Scheda Marcucci IT
Link to: Download the IC-7410 User Manual in ENG 18.79MB ! PDF
The IC-7410 provide a USB connector Rear panel. - Using a USB cable, connect a PC to do the following: Input modulation / Remotely control the transceiver using CI-V commands / Send the received audio to the PC / Send the decoded characters to the PC. – However, you must install the correct Icom-supplied driver on your PC.
About the USB driver:
The USB driver and the installation guide can be downloaded from Icom Inc. Jp website. Before starting the download, please read “USB driver installation guide”!!
IC-7410 HF/50MHz, the he Instruction Manual ENG Ver. A-6904H-1EX for the new Transceiver, is available on the Icom Co. Jp. web-page from 01.07.2011.
The firmware is not upgradeable via USB !! In the Manual there is no chapter for this. Same as the previous Models IC-7400 nd IC-746PRO….! -> See the Link below for downloads and more…
The IC-7410 employs a higher speed DSP unit compared to the IC-746PRO/7400’s DSP unit. The AD/DA converter AK4620B allows for a high dynamic range. Receiver employs a double conversion superheterodyne system which has an image rejection mixer for the 2nd mixer stage.
Built-in ATU cover from 1.9MHz to 50MHz – can retune using builti-in memory. – Icom writes: Variable capacitors provide higher accuracy than a typical mechanical relay tuner.
The new Icom IC-7410 FCC ID AFJ318200 certification was granted: Date available 12.29.2010 on FCC OET-Web page -
With the RS-BA1, you can configure a remote control system through the Internet, or a LAN network. — Link to: Download the Icom RS-BA1 product brochure EN .PDF ….go more.. (…prosegue su: leggi tutto / full story)
TEN-TEC Eagle Transceiver Firmware Ver. 1.771 update - The rear panel on the Eagle has a Standard B type [USB] connector. This connector is used for connecting to a PC to perform updates of the firmware, or for logging or control via various available computer programs. Refer to the User Manual, section “Interfacing to a computer and firmware updates” for more information.
(> use the TenTec standard usbser.sys driver)
Eagle Last Firmware V1.771 update 2011-01-18
Improve FM Transmit - Correct User Memory Write - Spread out Speech Processor Range - Initializing QSK Delay Value Through Power Reset - Corrected AGC Remembered Per Mode Through Power Reset
This modification creates a “receive only” antenna port for use with an external receiver. It can also be configured to insert one of the available RF noise cancelling devices between the antenna and the receiver input of the Model 599 Eagle radio. - Two optional installations are presented.
1) INTERFACE WITH RCA PHONO CONNECTORS ADDED TO REAR PANEL
The first involves mounting two new RCA phono jacks on the Eagle rear panel for connection to the receiver or noise canceler.
2) NO CONNECTOR INTERFACE
The second is a “no hole” approach which brings the two RF cables out the side of the radio through the ventilation holes on either the left or right side, near the rear of the radio
Lik to: Ten-Tec Download 599 Eagle radio Modification PDF 3.93MB
Ten-Tec EAGLE the HF 50MHz 100W Transceiver. The new Ten-Tec Model 599 in Stock! - The analog portion of the radio is double conversion with IF frequencies of 9.0015 MHz and 22.5 kHz. – A third conversion to zero-frequency IF is accomplished in the DSP processor.
Ten-Tec, Specifications: The new Ten-Tec Model 599 just announced! – Unlike any other radio in this price class the Eagle offers more receiver horsepower with new DSP based architecture, selectable Roofing filters, noise reduction (noise canceling circuitry), Ten-Tec’s Sensitune automatic antenna tuner, and of course Ten-Tec’s QSK keying, and more. (–Click the image to enlarg!)
Ten-Tec, Specifications – For the Amateur Bands only —
These data are impressive for this class of radio!! ..Maybe get another competitor, US made! (Aegle..vs> TS-590..vs> K3 ..vs>Aegle..vs>K3 !?)
Producer prices (TenTec): Mod. 599 No Tuner $1795.00 / Mod. 599AT Yes Tuner $1995.00 (up: 09.27.2010)
Tec-Tec writes: Mod. 599 and Mod. 599AT: [In Stock] - Up. 10.16.2010
(IT - TenTec scrive: Disponibile in Stock con due configurazioni con e senza ATU)
- Frequency Range TX: Ham Bands Only (160-6M)
- RF Power Output: Adjustable, 5-100 W, +/- 1 dB
- Antenna Tuner Type: Reversible L-network (Optional)?
- UK Price (Inc VAT at 17.5%): £1,489.95/EUR €1,704.78 Hamradio. co.uk – web
- IT Price (Currency conversion) ! (Inc. 20% IVA) € 1750,00/ 1800,00 Estimate Price
- DE Price (Inc VAT at 19%): €1799.00 – Ex Vat Price: €1511.76 Classic International eu
- USA Price $1964.00 Your Price $1799.95 Universal radio inc.
- FR Price (Inc VAT) € 1999.00 !! Sardif Sarscelles France web
Le caratteristiche dettagliate finalmente sono note anche in Italiano da Kenwood Electronics Italia
Link to: Kenwood Electronics Italia – Comunicazioni TS-590S
TS-590S Market Codes: K-type The Americas / E-type Europe – The market code is shown on the carton box – User Manual: The equipment complies with the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC — Downolad the User Manual K/E Eng. the Brochure PDF and the TS-590 Software Free
Link to: Kenwood USA Co. Download the Owner’s Manuals K/E – 5.5MB PDF
Link to: Download the TS-590S CA300E-E-8 UK Product Brochure - 1.7 MB PDF
Link to: TS-590 Software – ARCP-590/Virtual COM/ USB ARUA-10/ ARHP-590 Host
TS-590 Series, Kenwoo discovering the hidden on the new brochure: Thanks to a narrow-band Roofing Filter and dedicated 1st Mixer, this new transceiver offers the best dynamic range in its class to handle adjacent unwanted signals – With IF AGC based on advanced DSP technology, Kenwood has essentially redefined HF performance.
See the link below for Download the Peerless Performance 2.16 MB PDF and the List of menus PDF, to follw Block diagram IF AGC. – In fondo anche una parte di note informative in italiano
Watch the video by W6GPS – WB6NOA (< Gordon West) 40 meter test of the TS-590 and ..Heil Pro – 21.09. 2010 (Note: !! video is split in two audio channels: Left voice operatote, Right receiver signal)
Main Features (Summary by www.radiocronache.com – Source: News by Kenwood Co.Jp)
100W heavy-duty design (..Click the image to enlarge)
The cooling system features a pair of 60×60 mm fans, the same size as on the previous model. Having two fans provides sufficient air flow at low rpm, ensuring quiet operation. Meticulous attention has been paid not only to the fans and motors but also to the size and shape of the intake/exhaust vents as a comprehensive approach to noise reduction. The aluminum die-cast chassis is combined with a large heat-sink to enhance heat dissipation efficiency.
Price: TS-590S HF/50MHz 100W, Japan Marcket List Price: 228,900Yen/ Retail 198.000Yen
Price: TS-590S HF/50MHz 100W, US Marcket List Price: $1964.00 / Your Price: $1799.95
——Clik the small images 1, 2, 3, 4 to enlarge , and read below ———–
1) IF-DSP TMS320C6726B – The TS-590S employs DSP from the IF stage onward. Kenwood was the fi rst to offer DSP-based IF AGC in an Amateur radio (TS-870) and this DSP technology has been further enhanced for the TS-590S, resulting in the development of a unique approach to IF AGC.
2 – 4) Roofing Filter BW type up/down conv. – The TS-590S comes equipped with a 500 Hz and 2.7 KHz BW 6-pole MCF. This results in superb dynamic range when adjacent signals are present, performance that was not previously possible using up conversion
3) IMD3 level to 14.2MHz – Mode CW, BW500Hz, Pre-Amp OFF , Two-Tone Spacing (Variable 2 to 100kHz) – See the IMD3 diagram, the orange line marks = 106 dB !! So even when an interfering signal approaches the target frequency, a virtually flat dynamic range is maintained.
The innovative Receiving scheme: Kenwood Down/Up conversion in a single receiver! (almost like the Elecraft K3 – TenTec OrionII and at least Yeasu FTdx5K )
On the 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meter band, the TS-590S employs down conversion for the first IF (11.374 MHz), when receiving in CW/FSK/SSB modes down conversion is selected automatically. Having the 1st Roofing Filter (6 kHz BW) directly after the Mixer enhances the noise blanker’s ability to deal with adjacent off-frequency signals. What really determines RX performance is the 2nd Roofi ng Filter (2.7 kHz or 500 Hz), after the post amplifier. Follows the 2nd IF (24kHz ) for Digital Signal Processing with new approach to IF AGC control. [!! Test drive the transceiver, will tell the truth]
No uses traditional PLL and VCO – For the 1st local oscillator frequency (25.374 MHz), instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) is supplied directly to the following 1st Mixer.
Link to: Download the “Peerless Performance” of the TS-590S in EN! (Mirror StrictlyHam) PDF
Link to: Download the TS590 List of menus and functions PDF (w6gps source - pdf by radiocronache)
TS-590 は87種類のメニュー機能を搭載。メニューキーと十字キーの組み合わせで、直感的に操作可能です。 メインエリアにメニューモードを表示。サブエリアにはその内容のガイダンスをスクロールしながら表示。さまざまな細かい操作ができます。
USB connectivity for PC control
Thanks to the addition of a USB port, the TS-590S can be hooked up to a PC with a USB cable, enabling PC control of the transceiver plus TX/RX audio connectivity. – (like Icom Radios 7600, 7200, 9100)
Other news, Block diagr. IF AGC e note in italiano… >click to Leggi tutto/Full story below!
TS-590S HF/50 MHz Transceiver and New TH-D72 APRS® Dual Band FM Portable with internal GPS and a mini-USB connector (See the photo below) – The TS-590 in the Kenwood booth at Dayton Hamvention 2010 – Photo: click for larger image - (by www.radiocronache.com®)
Press Releases, May 7, 2010: Kenwood Corporation, an operating company of the JVC Kenwood Group, is proud to announce the autumn/winter launch of two new Amateur Radio transceivers: the TS-590S and TH-D72. – Watch the 1st video at the Dayton Ham below!!
[Kenwood announces]: Anyone interested in these two models will be able to view product samples at: Dayton Hamvention 2010 (Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 14-16), and HAM RADIO 2010 (Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 25-27).
APRSハンディ「TH-D72」、HF～50固定機「TS-590」[アマチュア無線] – デイトンでお目見えするそうです
TH-D72 Video 15.05.2010: A quick look at the NEW Kenwood TH-D72 APRS HT. Shot this on location at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention by W6GPS,Donald H Arnold,Jr (very interesting, thanks)
Kenwood Corporation, una società operativa del Gruppo JVC Kenwood, è orgogliosa di annunciare che in autunno/inverno prossimi lamcerà due nuovi transceiver per Radioamatori: il TS-590S HF/50 MHz All Mode, basato su 32-bit floating-point DSP e il nuovo TH-D72 APRS® Dual Band FM portatile dotato anche di un connettore mini USB e GPS incorporato
Kenwood annuncia che i due prototipi vengono esposti sia alla Dayton Hamvention 2010, che alla Ham Radio DE in June 2010 !! -
Dayton Hamvention® 2010 – Report and video sharing! by www.radiocronache.com®
Icom new IC-9100 – Kenwood new TS-590S and TH-D72 – Yesu FTdx-5000 – FLEXradio – Elecraft K3 P3-panad – AMSAT ARISSat – ARRL Expo – And more! …….. See below links, photos and video
Hamvention 2010 Video by TonyNap1 – 15.05.2010 Day #1 at the Hamvention
!!-New Kenwood HF radio: the sales man talking in video said “it was a K3 killer”!!
The First video from HARA by WB8CXO – Hamvention 2010 Thursday Morning
The New ARRL Web Site Delayed to “Get it Right” – !! A new President for the ARRL, Kay Craigie N3KN.
After meeting with ARRL staff on February 23, two days before the new ARRL Web site was to launch, ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, made the decision to delay the unveiling of the Web site until late March. – The current delay is necessary to assure that we have all of the data connections correct.
Il lancio del nuovo sito web della ARRL è stato ancora rinviato a fine Marzo 2010 per la supervisione finale dei tanti servizi online previsti. Dopo un incontro con lo staff della ARRL il 23 febbraio – due giorni prima della data prevista per l’apertura del nuovo sito Web – Harold Krame,WJ1B ARRL Chief Operating Officer, ha deciso di rinviare l’apertura del sito web a fine di Marzo prossimo. See news and image below…
The all-round transceiver IC-9100: HF/50 MHz (100W) 144/430 MHz (50W) 1200 MHz (10W) with optional 1.2 GHz UX-9100 module. Optional D-STAR Unit, DV mode operation on the esport version.
* HF/50MHz, 144/430 (440)MHz &1200MHz coverage (UX-9100 Optional)
* 100W on HF/50/144MHz
* 75W on 430 (440)MHz
* 10W on 1200MHz >(UX-9100 Unit Optional)
* Roofing 15kHz (FL.431 3kHz/ FL-430 6kHz 1st IF Optional for HF/50MHz)
* D-STAR DV (D-STAR Unit optional in combination with operating bands and mode)
* Satellite mode operation
* SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM & DV (D-STAR optional)
* 32-bit floating point DSP & 24-bit AD/DA converter
* Double superheterodyne with 2nd IF image rejection mixer
* This device requires 13.8 VDC
Icom introduces a direct competitor to the Kenwood TS-2000 TS-2000x!…. The IC-9100 has only one main DSP unit. In the 9100′s price class, it would not be cost-effective to include a second DSP board (ADC, DSP, DAC, support IC’s) for dual receive. No VHF and UHF at the same time.
See the Link below for download the Pre-release product information .PDF 2.2MB