Archivi tag: C4FM Digital


Yaesu FT-991 HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode+ C4FM in a Single Compact Unit

Yaesu FT-991  HF/50/144/430 All Mode + C4FM Digital Functions in a Single Compact Unit – Touch Panel Operation Combined With Tradizional Layout and Spectrum Scope Function With Waterfall Display Capability in a 3.5 Inch full color TFT LCD display etc. (read  official leaflet and download the User Manual & the GM Istruction (ENG pdf)… see link below)

FT-991 TFT LCD Display provides imformation abaut function status and settings

The FT-991 is equipped with a 3.5 inch full-color TFT display provides abaut functio status and settings including the function key display with intuitive layout makes touch operation and settings at a glance. Functions including the receiving band, the noise and signal interference reduction tool are grafically displayed.

FT-991 Operation mode: press MODE Button & select mode with touch screen

Operating Mode: Press MODE Button to display the radio modulation form  selection scree, then touch and select your desired modulation form.

FT-991 – Press BAN Button and select the band in one touch!

FT-991 – Press [BAND Button] and selecet the band in one touch in the display – Band Stack Operation – utilizes a triple band-stack VFO selection thet permits storing of up to three favorite ferquencies and modes onto each bamd VFO register. [Note] Only the VFO-A system has the band stacks!


Final Stage with Ample Power Reserves: Push-pull arrangement of RD100HHF MOS-FET devices for HF/50 MHz range, output power 100 Watts. For the VHF & UHF bands uses the MOS-FET RD70HUF2 device which incorporates two MOS-FET in a single package, ouput of 50Watts.  – ATU autimatic tuner only for HF/50MHz bands.

Digital C4FM (4-level FSK) Voice/Data Mode (V/D Mode)

Digital C4FM Mode (4-level FSK Frequency Shift Keing) for digital communication in the FT-991 can be switched betwee 1) [V/D mode] and 2) [Voice FR mode]. – 3) Not *

1) V/D Mode: for simultaneous trasmission of Voice & Data communication. Half of the bandwidth is used for voice signal with error correction.  Other Half of the data communication. (6.25+6.25 kHz = total bandwidth 12.5 kHz)
2) Voice FR Mode: for voice full rate mode, that uses  entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth to trasmit only digital voice data, with high sound quality.

[Note] 3)* [Data FR mode] high-speed data communication mode, that uses entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth for only data is not supported in this device. (…see Yaesu leaflet info)

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) EN
Link to: Download User and GM group Instruction Manuals 

WIRES-X the Yaesu Internet Linking (VoIP wireles HRI-200 Modem is necessary) for Digital Node Station / Internet LAN

Yaesu WIRES-X diagram for VoIP Communication

WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) is an Internet communication system,  an amateur node station, with HRI-200,  connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet.
Link to:  Wires-X spec & Info by Yaesu USA webpage (ENG)

[Nota] – Specifiche dettagliate: si prega di vedere le fonti ufficiali – Tutte le specifiche sono soggette a modifiche senza preavviso – Tutti i marchi appartengono ai rispettivi holders.- Questa pagina è solo una panoramica non ufficiale, dove nessuno dovrebbe trarre conclusioni – Tutti le immagini e le versioni di cui sopra è solo per illustrazione.


Yaesu FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Digital Transceiver

FT2DR – Yaesu Introducing a New Digital Portable C4FM – FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Transceiver – Easy operation with large touch panel display – Builtin High Sensitivity 66 ch GPSS – Dual watch & Dual Monitor – Shipping early 2015!

Yaesu FT2DR with large touch panel display (coming soon)

FT2DR System Fusion compatible – FM digiatal operation with AMS (Automatic Mode Select) – New 1.7-inch high resolution touch screen display – 700 mW Loud and Clear voice technology –  Modulation F1D F2D F3E F7W – 5W @ 7.4V – Weight 310 g  – Receiver frequency range = A (Main) Band 1.8 – 30MHz / 76 – 108 MHz / 137 – 174 NHz / 222 – 420 MHz (GEN1) / 470 – 774 MHz (UHF) – B (Sub) Band idem A)  not SW Band & FM Broadcast.

New Yaesu FT2DR Digital & Analog VHF UHF (coming soon)

FT2DR include: a built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna – 1200 bps/9600 bps APRS® function – Dual watch (V/V U/U/ V/U) – Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital / C4FM Digital) – GPS Logging / Recording capabilities – Water resistant (IPX5 Rating) & microSD Card Slot. Read the official web-page for complete information

Link to: Yaesu Usa VHF/UHF Handhelds web-page (ENG)

[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)


Yaesu FT-991 HF/50MHz V/UHF (IF DSP 3000 MIPS / 2250 MFLOPS) Brochure

Yaesu FT-991 HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF Transceiver operating SSB, AM, FM, PSK and C4FM (FDMA – F7W) Digital (if it doesn’t have D-Star or D-STAR DV) – Download the new Broshure EN 5.19MB pdf (link below) – List Price USD 1800.00 Your Price USD 1699,95 (info from Universal Radio – US market update at 01/03/2015).

Yaesu FT-991 RX Range: 30 kHz – 56 MHz, 118 MHz – 164 MHz, 420 MHz – 470 MHz

The 1st IF mixer for HF/50MHz features a quad mixer with four 3SK294 dual-gate MOS-FET devices. – A dedicated VHF/UHF mixer, separate from HF bands, the RF amplifier for the 430MHz band uses the NE3509 (HEMT) transistor.

FT-991 Front End Block Diagram

Triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450MHz for all bands. – Utilize a 1st quad mixer, along with a dedicated VHF/UHF mixer. – All mode including C4FM (4FSK) Digital, AMS (Automatic Mode Select) function decets the receive signal mode, and Group Monitor functions. – [Note] Data FR Mode ( High-speed Data Communication Mode) is not supported in this 991 model.

FT-991 – Triple conversion 1st IF 69.450MHz and two Roofing filters

FT-991 use a Texas TMS320C6746 DSP chip (!! 3000 MIPS / 2250 MFLOPS) in the 3rd IF 24kHz on HF and in the VHF and UHF bands. – Selectable 3kHz and 15khz roofing filters in the 1st IF at 69.450MHz (post 1st mixer) Triple conversion in SSB/CW/RTTY,  2th IF at 9.000 MHz & 3rd IF at 24kHz.
Yaesu FT-991 approved by FCC USA: ID K6620575X50 .

Final PA: 100W for HF/50MHz Bands and 50W for VHF/UHF Bands

Full Color TFT 3.5″ touch panel Display with (ASC) Spectrum Scope function with Waterfall capability on the FT-991 has only one receiver the audio will be “muted” while the spectrum scope is scanning. [Note] During continuous sweeping, no audio will be heard! ( User manual)

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) EN
Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 web page for official data & info

[Nota] – Specifiche dettagliate: si prega di vedere le fonti ufficiali – Tutte le specifiche sono soggette a modifiche senza preavviso – Tutti i marchi appartengono ai rispettivi holders.- Questa pagina è solo una panoramica non ufficiale, dove nessuno dovrebbe trarre conclusioni – Tutti le immagini e le versioni di cui sopra è solo per illustrazione. (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.

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



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.!


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, 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
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)


Yeasu FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz All Mode + C4FM Digital – New AOR AR-DV1 Digital Receiver

FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz 100W All Mode Transceiver – The New Yaesu quad-band all mode preliminari fetaure: Operate on the SSB / CW / FM / C4FN Digital / AM / RTTY / PSK mode – Roofing Filters 3 and 15kHz – Full color TFT display – High speed DSP 32-bit – PA output 100Watts (VHF/UHF 50Watts) – ATU and more.(….read the official Yaesu source!)

FT-991 Coverage: 160-6m, 2m and 70cm – 3.5″ TFT Touch Panel – All Mode & C4FM Digital

The FT-991 can be connected to a computer using a USB cable for CAT control and firmware updates, …or the use of an optional SCU-17 Interface Unit to support USB Audio In/Out, TX Control (PTT, Key, Shift).

FT-991 HF VHF UHF All mode Transceiver (Two ant. Connector, GPS/CAT & USB Port)

La Yaesu ha presentato a Tokyo l’FT-991 un nuovo quadribanda HF 50MHz VHF e UHF all mode compreso il modo C4FM del System Fusyon modulazione FDMA digitale. Sostituisce e migliora con un Display TFT touch il noto e diffuso FT-897 (end)

AOR AR-DV1 the new Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital full cover range 100kHz – 1300MHz, builtin eight digital receive demodulation mode .  – Analog operates modes: SSB / Cw / FM (WFM – NFM – SFM) / AM  (WAM – NAM -& Syncronous detection.

AR-DV1 Digital/Analog Modes Built-in Decoder
Ham fair 2014 – AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital cover 100kHz – 1300MHz

AR-DV1 preliminary info: Receive System: 100kHz-18MHz Direct Conversion (SDR) – 18MHz-1300MHz Triple Conversion Super-heterodyne. (…read the official AOR source for more informations!)


The new TRX-305A HF SDR Transceiver (Kit) – Full digital RF signal processing experiment kit at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing Booth & AOR Ltd. – Read more by RadioCronache

AOR Ltd Preview the AR-DV1 wideband digital/analog receiver.

 [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 !

Icom_AH-740_Tokyo-24ago2013 Icom_AH-740-HF-antenna Icom_booth_JT65-demostration

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)!

HAM RADIO 2013: FDM-DUO – HandyPSK – EXPERT 1.3K – Exacalibur ULTRA – K3/0 Mini – FT1DR C4FM – PT-8000 & More


Ham Radio 2013 – The International Exhibition for Radio Amateurs, HAM RADIO 2013, was held June 28-30, 2013 in Friedrichshafen, with exciting new models and products! – Here are  some photos and news  from the tour…! – FT-1DR FDMA Mode like NEXEDGE™ Kenwood’s or IDAS™  Icom’s Digital PMR’s Radios. See the new FT1-DR brochure –   Fiera di Friedericshafan 2013: un report con varie foto e descrizione di alcune novità  – See more & Link below!

FDM-DUO a new SDR rtx made in Italy – ELAD has displayed his “little SDR Tranceiver” at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2013. Quite interesting concept to have a stand alone QRP rig at 192kHz sampling, combined with an extended SDR if you use it with a Computer.


It is a Direct Sampling SDR receviver (is an RF Sampler) with a DDC on a FPGA, and a Cortex ARM DSP module for filtering and demodulation in stand-alone mode. In RX and TX directions it is a fully SDR technology. QRP trasmitter 5 W Output Power – CAT Control via USB-2 port dedicated.  (please click image to enlarge)

FDM-DUO_rtx-Elad-2013In other words: you can take it with you as a self-sustained 192kHz SDR narrow band modes QRP tranceiver (Sideband/CW/AM). –
At home, attached to a faster CPU (computer with FDM-SW1 software o so), you can run it at its full bandwidth of 6144kHz sample rate and use wider bandwidth RX/TX modes, inc. DSB, AM Sync, FM, RTTY, DRM, WB FM+RDS.
Link to: Download the FDM-DUO lefleat-1 by ELAD Srl -

FDM-DUO Coming Soon – ! A meno che non costerà meno di 800 Euro/1100$, più le spese di spedizione, per ora preferirei ottenere un consolidato QRP Elecraft KX3 ( L’Italia dell’eccellenza nel Software Defined Radio va apprezzata per i successi di alto livello avuti, ma qui … ben tre porte USB-2 sul retro del DUO (1RX-1TX e 1CAT), impone di capirne il perché e gli sviluppi del prototipo)!  … il team Elad ci sorprenderà!

HandyPSK – Compact PSK 40m & 20m QRP Transceiver

You can operate CW, RTTY, BPSK, QPSK without a PC. Just connect the battery and antenna and you can operate anywhere, anytime with 100mW pover output. –  PS2 External keyboard jack – Stand-alone no PC!
Picture Main PCB: You can see DsPIC33F DSP, TI 3204 CODEC, 3 pole Crystal filter.


SilentSystem Ltd specification: Front-end crystal filter architecture – Low noise and high IMD dynamic range – Internal DSP emphasizes weak signals and decodes the text – Rotary dial operation. Copy received words and paste to send templates – 128 x 64 dot backlit graphic LCD display – 100mW RF output, and more.

SPE  EXPERT 1.3K-FA Linear Amplifier Up to 1.5 KW (1.3 KW typ.)


The Italian “SPE” introducing its new EXPERT 1.3K-FA Amplifier – Powerful up to 1.5kW – Very Ligth: 7,5 kg – 3 Power levels: (max) full, (mid) 800W, (low) 500W – Builtin Switching Power Supply with PFC – Frequency Range 1.8MHz to 50 MHz – Manages 4 antenna automatically – Fully remotable & CAT –  USB & RS232 ports – Builti two fast CPUs – [note] The PA-Unit (Power Amplifier) uses only one new rugged device! – Available also without ATU (allowing significant… savings) – Pricing will be $5200 USD – Availability about the late 2013. – (please see the official source!)

WiNRADiO introducing its new SDR EXCALIBUR “Ultra” (beta version)

SDR_Excalibur-ultra_combi-2013WiNRADiO SDR Excalibur Series employs a user-selectable preselector that can operate either in a fully automatic or user-configurable mode. As many as 119 different filter combinations can be constructed by the user (91 bandpass, 14 low-pass and 14 high-pass). The front-end employs 34 subminiature electromechanical relays (rather than often used but distortion-prone semiconductor switches.

Elecraft K3/Ø Mini Remote Controll head “Real Rig Feel”

K3-0mini_2013Elecraft and its new K3/Ø Mini for remote controll of a home or contest station!! – the lightweight portable remote control for the K3 Transceiver –  “Real Rig Feel” remote operation for CW, SSB, & Data modes – Stereo! Amplified Internal Speakers – Single cable inteface to the Remote Rig Internet System (RRC-1258MkII Mod. or so) – Pricing will be $695.00 USD – Availability is expected for early August 2013.

Yaesu and its “D-Star” DV competitor FT-1DR & the HF FTdx-1200

FT-1DR V/U HT the Yaesu C4FM DV competitor 144/430 FDMA and FM modes. Tthe new HT digital was not compatible with a D-STAR DV standard, and the repeaters available for it only some areas recently.

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Digiata C4FM FDMA & Analog FM, in 4 communication modes: 1) V/D Mode: Simultaneous Voice/Data Mode (6.25kHz voice + 6.25kHz data & ec code, bandwidth is used) – 2) Voice FR Mode: Voice Full Rate Mode (uses the entire 12.5kHz for digital voice - 3) Data FR Mode: High-speed 9.6 kbps  Data Communication Mode (uses the entir 12.5kHz…..)4) Analog FM Mode – AMS (Automatic Mode Select) is available.

FT-1D news: The built-in worldwide standard AX.25 Data TNC Modem permits uncomplicated APRS® FT1D_FM-aprs(Automatic Packet Reporting System) operation.- More useful information & GPS logger is stored on the high capacity micro SD card (Maximum 32GB) – Rx covers 504 kHz – 999.900 MHz (A Band), 108 MHz – 580 MHz (B Band), continuous reception for Short-wave, FM/AM broadcasts, and more features… see the new brochure link below!

List Price: $600,00 Your Price: $539,95 USD (Universal Radio) !!

[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 PMR or IDAS™  Icom’s Digital PMR radios! – (2005/2007: Forms a technical alliance with Kenwood, Icom, Zetron Inc & CTE International etc.  to jointly research to dPMR digital two-way radios – narrow 12.5 kHz and very narrow 6.25 kHz bandwidth channels )

Link to: Download the FT1-DR/FT1-DE latest Brochure B9200643 (ENG)

[Note]  dPMR is a digital technology designed for VHF/UHF that uses 4-Level FSK FDMA (C4FM) modulation and supports both voice and data. – The dPRM Association support the latest digital PMR radio technology known as dPMR. The group currently includes radio manufacturers, chip manufacturers, protocol and software developers and systems developers. (!! Yaesu Musen Co.  not member at this time !)

Link to: More news & Members from the © dPMR Association web site 

Hilberling GmbH PT-8000A VLF / HF / VHF Transceiver (Rev.2.0)

Hilberling-200W-PA  PT-8000ABlock Schematic PT-8000A

RX: 9 kHz – 30 MHz/50 – 54 MHz/69.9 – 70.5 MHz/144 – 148 MHz/110 – 143.9 MHz
TX: 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/4/2m-band – All-Mode  – 2x RX – DSP and 16-pol analog + digital filters – Frequency Stability 0.005 ppm – List Price: €.13.290,00 incl. 19% MwSt (VAT De).
Link to: Download the Hilberling PT-8000A PDF Brochure

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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

FTdx-3000 Menu very easy – VFO B/A now A/B! – FCC ID ok – FT1D and FTM-400D

FTdx-3000 Settings MENU now scrolling on display and set values! an innovative approach (now… like Icom inc.) – FTDX3000 approved by F.C.C.  ID K6620461X50 – New FT-1D V/U HT FCC ID K6620445X20 and FTM-400D V/U Mobile for digital  C4FM FDMA mode. – See the update pictures of a built-in 4.3-in TFT Display and other news and Link below.

List Price: $3500.00 Your Price: $2799.95  now 2699.95 (Universal Radio US market )


FTdx-3000 Utilizes a new innovative and easy menu settings system and a new 4.3-inch wide color LCD displays the operating information and the status of the transceiver functions selected. (now… like Icom inc.)

To enter into SET MENU mode, simply press the [MENU] button and turn the [CLAR/VFO-B] knob to scroll Up or Down your desired Menu number displayed on the Main LCD and access to many settings and speeds up the operation.

The layout settings [MENU-1] are very fine and offer a nice array of features for the operator. The directional arrows (keypad) and [SELECT] button help you with quick and intuitive access to settings. (please click the picture to enlarg) -

These systems have been newly developed by Yaesu Musen Co., LTD with new substantial design changes, compared to previous devices under the Vertex Standard Inc. Brand! – I have to commend Yaesu Musen Co. for coming up with such an innovative and easy approach.

In Dayton and Friedrichshafen Expo as you can see the buttons [VFO B/A] are reversed! than usual [VFO A/B] – Now in Tokyo Ham Fair these buttons to select the two VFO have been reported in the usual position: [VFO A/B]

The Main operating frequency is the most important in the radio display, with [VFO-A] frequency located just above the Main dial. The [VFO-B] frequency can be displayed on the 4.3-inch color LCD display (left). – For the [MODE] change (USB LSB CW  RTTY etc.) you have a single button with sequential selection or via Memory channels!
Link to: Download the FTDX-3000 Preliminary Brochure link a ML&S UK 

FTdx-3000 Receiver is double conversion, with the first IF at 9 MHz and the second DSP IF at 30 kHz for SSB and CW and 24 kHz for AM and FM modes (like FTdx-5000’s) but the 1st mixer is different from the 1st mix used in the 5000′ series (8x3SK294 !) (see the picture)

Independent Frequency display although the FTDX-3000 has only one receiver; the rig uses dual VFOs, essential for split operation. General coverage receive is available from 30 kHz to 56 MHz.

On the rear panel Signal are furnished: Output for an external receiver and the 9 MHz IF output and two connectors for optional u-tune unit … etc. (see picture)

The July, August and September  QST’s Cover II inserts the manufacturer’s specifications: !! 4.3-inch Large color LCD display / DR:106 dB / IP3 +33 dBm  / 14MHz Band CW (500) (IPO ON, Roofing Filter 600Hz, 2 kHzSpacing) -

Link: Video Ham Fair Tokyo 2012 YAESU Booth 【ハムフェア2012 ヤエスブース】

FT-1D 144+430 MHz HT coming-soon. – This device has been approved by the F.C.C. (FCC ID K6620445X20) !

The-FT1DR/E VHF/UHF HT provides both analog and digital communications on both bands with up to 5 watts.
It is possible to switch between analog and digital mode by pressing one button on the radio. – The FT-1D uses the C4FM FDMA for a lower BER (bit error rate) like the professional LMR (Land Mobile Radio) radios. – The FT-1D can obtain a data trasfer speed 9.6 kbps and E-GPS function for Digital ARTS (Auto-Range Trasponding System) and more.
[Note] The Digital C4FM FDMA mode is not compatible with the Digital GSMK D-STAR

Link to: FT-1D Brochure (pag. 1-2) Radioworld

FTM-400D VHF/UHF Mobile (first prototype) AM/FM/NFM/DV (C4FM FDMA, 9.6 Kbps)

Feature (preliminary): Large color touch screen. GPS/APRS functions. Packet 1200/9600bd ready.
Spectrum scope. ARTS. Bluetooth. Twin RX – Micro SD card slot.

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