Archivi tag: D-star

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  http://blog.radioworld.ca/?p=2941

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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!

IC-7100 slanted touch screen HF V/UHF all mode DV – ID-51 D-STAR at Ham Fair 2012

IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver Slanted style Touch screen and ID-51A/E Dual banda D-STAR  new to the Tokyo Ham Fair 2012! – Icom IC-7100 SSB RTTY CW AM FM and D-STAR DV mode, ID-51 V/U D-STAR FM Handheld – !! See the Pre-release’s IC-7100 and ID-51 by Link below – アイコム ハムフェア2012で新製品発表!

HF-50MHz (100W) / 70MHz (50W) / 144MHz (50W) / 430MHz (35W) – (Note: Power may be different according to version. – The 70MHz band is available for some versions only) –
IF DSP for filtering / interference removal / noise reduction whith Dual DSP chips 32-bit Floating point digital processing / SD memory card slot, voice recording and data cloning / USB Audio In-Out, remote control / Built-in RTTY demodulator and decoder / Optional RS-BA1 IP Remote control /
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IC-7100: IF (Intermediate frequencies)  SSB/CW/AM/FM: 124.487 MHz, 455 kHz 36 kHz – WFM: 134.732 MHz 10.700 MHz –
The slant top controller display faces the operator and is designed to increase visibility of the display.  –  The IC-7100 provides D-STAR DV mode digital voice and low speed data communication – Built-in SD Card Slot for Voice & Log Storage – IF DSP with Twin PBT and more ….

List price ¥165,900 or so in Japan  = Yen/US $ 2,200.00  or so!
List price Marcucci Spa (IT) IC-7100 #03  €1475,00 + IVA  (21%)

The ID-51A/E series D-STAR handheld radio is an evolution of Icom’s ID-31A/E UHF D-STAR Handheld and will be capable of both VV / UU 144MHz + 430MHz dual band operation. The ID-51A/E will also include the much praised menu-driven user interface of the ID-31A/E series with a much bigger LCD screen.
Enhanced RX call sign memory records up to 50 past received call signs, which can be exported to micro SD-card.  – Increased memory channel for repeater list (n° 750)/ GPS memory (n° 200) – Limited wideband receive for AM/FM broadcast (no bar antenna!), 118-137MHz, 137- 174MHz and 380-479MHz receiver.

Link to: Download the ID-51 Pre-Release by Icom Uk web (PDF)
Link to: Download the IC-7100 Pre-Release by Icom Uk web (PDF)
Link to: Icom IC-7100 new page by VA7OJ/AB4OJ, Adam Farson 

Link to: Icom MarineCommander Website
More news: MDX-5000 System – The MarineCommander™ is Icom’s marine navigation system, which integrates various marine modules such as a Fish finder, Marine radar, AIS and VHF transceiver into the multi-function displays

The MarineCommander is compatible with the C-MAP™ MAX chart by JEPPESEN in an SD card format.

Video from Tokyo Ham Fair 2012 –  Icom Inc.  booth

[Note]:
All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders – This device has not been approved by the appropriate authorities in each country etc.

ID-31A/E UHF D-STAR GPS – Update Firmware E2 (CPU 1.03 DSP 1.04) and more


ID-31E ID-31A – Icom UHF D-STAR® Digital Transceiver built-in GPS receiver and weighs only 225g (approx.) – Icom update now the ID-31 Firmware Version E2 (CPU 1.03 DSP 1.04) at 2012/05/15.

D-STAR® DV (Digital Voice) mode has lost of advantages over analog FM mode: digitally modulated voice, 950bps (approx) data individual calling using a call sign and access to the World Wide Repeater Network linked with Internt (gateway) and to DPRS positions system.

The ID-31 using the GPS position information, the automatic repeater list-up function shows the list of nearby D-STAR® repeaters from the memory.
(®D-STAR Repeater memories pre-programmed:
the position data of the repeater is required!) –
(the picture a built-in GPS receiver that shows your current position, altitude and time on the Display)

Update Firmware !!  2012/05/15 Icom co., jp support – Version: Release E2 (CPU 1.03 DSP 1.04) for the ID-31A / ID-31E – !! – Please read the “Icom Firmware update information 6986-5EX – PDF download”
[Note] – Optional OPC-2218LU data cable is required a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port  and USB Driver V.1.00 – The firmware cannot be updated using a microSD card –  !! Make sure the version numbers of firmware before updating the firmware (see the Icom FirmUpInfo pag.1)

Firmware Version E2 (CPU 1.03, DSP 1.04) – Major function improvements:
DSP: Fixed a problem that the recording function may not work in the FM mode, when the recording function is stopped and then restarted.

CPU: the firmware update is only for the factory production purposes.
Although the revision number is changed and there is no difference in the functions or the performance of the ID-31A/E.

ID-31A/E – Lightweight & Compact Body – Waterproof protection equivalente to IPX7 – Built-in GPS receiver – The GPS log function logs your position and memorizes this in the mocroSD card – microSD Card slot up to 32GB: Voice Memories in WAV format, GPS Log, Memory Contents – Full Dot-matrix Display LCD & Directional Keypad with quick and intuitive access to many setting and more. (Click the pictures to enlarge)

ID-31 GPS/IPX7/D-STAR® に対応。 新しいフィールドへ導く 新世代デジタルハンディ。

Link to: Icom co. jp – ID-31E/A – Brochure EN and User Manual PDF (© Icom Inc.)
Link to: Icom co.jp – download Firmware Ver. E2 and Update information

ID-31A/E (E: Europe) opera solo in UHF in D-STAR® (Digital) e in FM analogica, utilizza i dati di posizione del GPS entrocontenuto ed indica automaticamente i Ripetitori D-STAR®  più vicini o della zona dove uno si trova – La lista Ripetitori pre-programmata deve contenere anche le “coordinate” Log./Lat. dei Ponti Ripetitori Digitali. – L’apparato pesa solo 225 gr. (circa compresi batteria e antenna). – Troverete tutti i dati e specifiche ampie nei siti e documenti ufficiali.

L’utilizzo di una Memory-card, di tipo micro-SD da 2GB a 32GB (non fornita), consente la gestione e l’archiviazione, in modo interno o via Computer, dei dati GPS (log-GPS), l’audio delle comunicazioni (in WAV), di tutti i dati delle memorie (oltre alle 1.252 locazioni dell’apparato!) con il Software CS-31 e il relativo USB Driver di Icom da installare sempre nel Computer prima di collegare l’ID-31.

Aggiornamento Firmware!! Il 15.05.2012 Icom co., jp ha rilasciato un nuovo Firmware Ver. E2 (CPU 1.03 DSP 1.04) per l’ID-31E/A, vedere qui sopra il Link. – Per favore  leggere con cura le  istruzioni e cautele di Icom Inc. scaricabile  in ENG in PDF! – Necessario il cavo dati: OPC-2218LU opzionale e il suo USB Driver V.1.00.  Il firmware non può essere aggiornato tramite l’utilizzo della scheda microSD.

US Market: List Price $451.00 / Your Price: $369.95  – (source: Universal Radio)
- IT Market: List Price € 285,60 + 21%IVA (€ 345,50)  (source: Marcucci -31E #02) 

[Note] See the Info about D-Star – Link CS-31 V.1.02  and Links to ircDDB below!

Link to: Icom Inc. CS-31 Cloning  Software Download Rer.1.02  (2011/12/15)
Link to: Icom Inc. CS-31 Instructions Manual – A-6978-1EX  – (©Icom Inc.)

Icom will release a new D-STAR® portable on the market: a single UHF belt with built-in GPS and a completely redesigned control.  The ID-31E has a “left-right top-bottom” button as many mobile phones to navigate through menus.

D-STAR® DV /Analog FM / IPX7 / 5W / Free Cloning Software / Built-in GPS Receiver / Directional Keypad Navigation / DR Mode User-Friendliness Improved / Full Dot-Matrix Display / Micro SD card slot / UHF only at this time / Slim line H 95 mm no antenna / L 58 mm / S 25 mm

Icom Europe will again set up repeater DBØCOM in Friedrichshafen, HAMRADIO exhibition place 24 – 26 Giu., 2011.
(Click the pictures to enlarge)

D-STAR® – DV DPRS – STARnet – ircDDB and more – (Info about D-Star and Link utility) below

Digital System: GMSK 4.8kbps digital voice (DV) mode and 128kbps data (*) (DD) mode communications are available. When using DD mode with a PC and the D-STAR® radio, high speed data communication is possible. (*) DD mode (128 kbps) is available with Icom ID-1 only at this time.

In DV mode operation, you can simultaneously send up to 950 bps of data, such as call sign, short data message or GPS position (DPRS) with a voice transmission.
When you communicate with other D-STAR® stations using a D-STAR® Repeater, it is ncessary to set repeater’s call sign in RPT1/RPT2.

Link to: icrDDB Italia  D-STAR ®/ STARnet (call routing) / Reflectors
Link to: ircDDB Network It Gateways Last-eard User Status GrGs&Maps

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YAESU: early 2012 release a Digital C4FM (4-level FSK) Handheld – The New Brand logos

YAESU Amateur Radio Division of Vertex Standard, has relesed 27 December, 2011 an extensive Publication in PDF:  “A Digital Communications Guide for Amateur Radio Operators” (on its website) – The publication confirm that Yaesu positions itself for digital radio battle against Icom D-STAR business !!

Big news still: YAESU writes “early 2012, we will release a C4FM (4-level FSK) FDMA Handy-Talky and Mobile Transceiver into the Amateur radio market” !

News update: The new Brand Logos already appear on website of the ©Yaesu USA Inc. (earlier name: Vertex Standard US Headquarters)

[Note]: the recent corporate reorganization, that brings Vertex Standard’s LMR (land mobile radio) division to Motorola, and breaks Yaesu off into a independent corporation again, known as YAESU MUSEN  Co., Ltd,  for Amateur, Marine and Air-band business divisions. – The US subsidiary wil be YAESU USA Inc.  [please wait for the any official information !]

Yaesu Digital radio system that uses C4FM (4-level FSK), and is very popular in professional commercial markets, is known ad DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) [note: no DRM…!) is used primarily in the European and Asian markets, and is also known as dPRM.

Link to: Download and enjoy the PDF of the Yaesu discussion

Currently GSMK modulation is still being used by D-STAR in 2004, was introduced to the Ham bands. – ICOM D-STAR was the first in the game to promote digital voice and data specifically for amateur radio, and they have quite the stronghold right now – It will be interesting to see ICOM’s reaction to YAESU’s entry to the digital radio market that appears to be early 2012, we will release a C4FM FDMA Handy-Talk- (!! please see the image up! click its to enlarge).

Network an all-digital group of MOTOTRBO DMR repeaters in the USA, Germany, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain ! – See the link below for DMR and D-STAR info.
Link to:  The DMR-MARC Worldwide Network – drm-marc net web
Link to: D-STAR World Wide Registered GW-2 and Users information  

ICOM Annunces Laungh of the IC-9100 mid October, 2010 – The Price and Press release

Icom IC-9100 – 2010/08/17 Icom Inc. (Hukui Tsutomu President), the ham radio transceiver IC-9100 will be released. Start on sale in JA: Mid October –  The IC-9100 is a full coverage from HF to 1200MHz band (Requires optional UX-9100)  – The manufacturer says: Just all-round machine!

HFから1200MHz帯※1までをフルカバー。 アマチュア無線の楽しさを、この1台に凝縮。Icom IC-9100

Price: IC-9100  Japan Domestic Marcket List Price 312,900 JPY (tax included)
[Note]!! IC-7600 100W Japan List Price 417,900 JPY (tax included).
Suggestive MSRP in EU – Yen/€  exchange 110/1 (Yen 312,900/110 = €2,845.00 ?! )

Other news: 年間目標販売台数  計500台/年 – Jp/En Google translation says: Annual sales targets a total of 500 units/year (the page does not mention either in Japan or in the world!)

Coming soon!! – (IPリモートコントロールソフトRS-BA1に対応 ……
Clik image to enlarge the GUI of the new Icom RS-BA1 Remote Control Software. – Ethernet, IP and voice to enable the handling of remote control software remote control over IP networks “RS-BA1″ support.  You can remotely control the IC-9100. – [Note] Please comply with laws and operate remote control. – Enhanced functions of the PC with the USB port on the back – You can easily connect to your PC [..!data to be verified!]

Two high-end DSP & 24-bit AD/DA converter is equipped,  that achieved class IP3 = +30 dBm – HF-50
DSP for Main-band
: ADSP-21369 32-bit floating point – 333MHz clock  – Processing power = 2000MFLOPS  
DSP for Sub-band
: ADSP-21375 32-bit floating point – 266MHz clock – Processing power = 1600MFLOPS


Main Features
(Summary by www.radiocronache.com – Source: Icom Inc. Web)
– HF +50 MHz +144 MHz +430 MHz +1200 MHz full cover (optional UX-9100)
– The Easy satellite mode settings to achieve syncronizes the UP(tx) and Dow(rx)
– D-STAR® with a digital voice mode built-in Japan (optional UT-121.. outside)
– DV mode supported on 28, 50, 144, 430/440 and 1.2 GHz bands
– Simultaneously receive two different bands, (HF/50⇔144MHz, 144⇔430MHz)
– “RS-BA1″ (Coming soon!) To enable remote control software remote over EtherNet/IP
– IF-DSP two 32bit floating point DSP and 24bit AD/DA converters
– Rofing filter 15kHz default 1st IF filter (6 and 3 kHz option for HF +50MHz bands)
– Superheterodyne system receives feedback from the upper Icom model ( I/Q image-reject mixer)
– Standard conditions at a glance that the scope of the band within the band.
– Built-in ATU Antenna Tuner(HF +50 MHz bands) as standard.

Link to: View the Icom Inc. Japan press release (Jp) for the IC-9100
Link to: Picasa Gallery: Kansai Ham Fair 2010 by Oba-san, JA7UDE

The  IC-9100 will on display in the Icom booth at Ham Fair 2010 to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight of August 21~22, 2010. —– Enjoy Tokyo HamFair this weekend!
Link to: JARL Ham Fair 2010 in Tokyo – Info and Reports

IC-9100 at last Ham Radio, 2010….. The projected release is araund October

At Friedrichshafen, last Ham radio 28 June, 2010, Icom Europe said that the IC-9100 would be released around September / October — The projected release is around October 2010!
Watch the photo inside the IC-9100 (click below for larger images) !!→ Updating: Andrews Comm  Now it is * Due Sept/Oct? (see the link below)

The IC-9100 covers 100W on HF, 50MHz and 144MHz, 75W on 430/440MHz and 10W on 1200MHz (option). The radio simultaneously receives two different bands (1. HF/50MHz + VHF/UHF – 2. VHF + UHF – 3. 430/440MHz + 1200MHz) and works as if there are two independent receivers in one radio. (Source by © 2010 Icom Inc)

Two 32-bit DSP and double conversion superheterodyne Each main and sub-receiver has a dedicated DSP unit The D-STAR mode (option) is available in 28MHz and 50MHz  bands simplex mode as well as in VHF and UHF bands USB connector for PC control Modulator, received audio,  RTTY demodulator, DV mode data can also be transferred over the USB cable  GPS position reporting functions Satellite mode operation or even moonbounce Optional CS-9100 programming Software The built-in RTTY demodulator and decoder Optional 1st IF filters for HF/50MHz bands Optional D-STAR DV mode UT-121 Unit And more Features: Download the  new Brochure released from Icom Inc. (Link below)

Link to:  Icom America IC-9100 –  has updated their web page
Link to:  Download the new Pre-release Icom inc (14.05.2010) – 2.6MB .PDF
Link to: The IC-9100 web-page by Adam,VA7OJ/AB4OJ

!! Andrews Communications Systems in NSW AU has again changed their web site on the radio IC-9100. Now it is * Due Sept/Oct? Link to Andrews web → (updated 25.07.2010)

Andrews Communications Systems in New South Wales AU –  has updated their web site, saying they will have the radio * Due Sept/Oct? – Expected price AU$4000.00 (with or…. with none of the “options”!? D-Star, Roofing Filters 3/6 kHz and 1.2G module extra?)  – List Price calculated in USD = 3600.00? (AUD/USD: 0,9010 of 05.13.2010) Andrews Comm. we’ll have the best price, of course!

A Friedrichshafen, nella fiera Ham Radio di fine Giugno 2010 scorso, Icom Europa ha detto che l’IC-9100 verrà commercializzato verso settembre/ottobre! – In effetti si dice che  dovrebbe essere più in Ottobre. – La Andrews Communications Australia ha ancora aggiornato il suo sito web, sulla pagina del IC-9100  scrive: L’arrivo ora è previsto * per Settembre/Ottobre? 2010! (25.07.2010) – Il prezzo di listino rimane sempre AU$4000.00 con previsti sconti – Link al sito Andrews Comm

Il Prezzo atteso rimane A$ 4.000,00 AUD – (Non è indicato se il prezzo comprende le opzioni: Modulo D-Star, Filtri stretti 3/6kHz e il modulo 1.2GHz che eventualmente sarerebbero extra?) – Arrivo previsto ora a Settembre. – Il prezzo in Euro al Cambio di 0,7155 (del 13.5.2010) sarebbe = a  €2.860,00 di Listino  (prezzo indicativo!)

Presto speriamo di leggere  le notizie sul IC9100 e il suo prezzo anche su Marcucci SpA!

I dati sul doppio ricevitore, doppio DSP e tutte le  funzioni operative si trovano sulla nuova Brochure Icom del 14.05.10 – Scaricabile dal Link più sopra

Il nuovo multi banda IC-9100 dimostrativo, in attesa del Certificato FCC, è stato esposto alla Dayton Hamvention 2010 nello Stand della Icom America con la nuova Pre-Release