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Dayton Hamvention 2015: Elecraft K3S – IC-7600 Update Soon! FlexRadio Maestro console

Elecraft Introducing the secondgeneration K3S HF/50MHz Transceiver with many new features at Dayton Hamvention 2015 –  ICOM America stating that a new firmware has been announced for his IC-7600 (see below!) – The New FlexRadio Maestro™ SDR Console – Hamvention will be held 15-17 May, 2015 at the Hara Arena Complex in Dayton, Ohio.


Improvementes include: KSYN3A a ultra low-noise synthesizer for strong-signal receive performance and transmit signal purity (now option for K3) – 32-bit DSP provides stereo effects, NR,EQ, notch, and built-in PSK31/CW/RTTY decode/encode – USB Port integrates remote control and line-level audio, eliminating the need for a PC sound card and audio cables and more (… link below)


Dayton, VA7OJ’ Adam: IC-7600… Spectrum Scope Waterfall Display – PC Mouse Operation (probably similar to IC-7700 V2,0) – Increased APF volume levels – New CI-V commands RIT, delta -TX, Sub band and external antenna control – Wake-up from standby mode via CI-V (for RS-BA1 remote) Configurable RF onset delay for keying external amplifiers with slow T.R relays! (tnx to Adam for news!)


IC-7600 Update coming-soon – ICOM America stating that a new firmware has been announced for the 7600 ! Not on the firmware support site – !! Dayton 2015: Icom has an IC-7600 on display with the new waterfall firmware in operation. !! The new 7600 firmware should be available soon !


Eecraft new P3 panadapter now with Transmit Monitoring! –The P3’s bright, full-color LCD has both spectral and waterfall displays, and new optional TX metering and signal envelope monitoring. (… read more on the official web-page)


At Dayton Hamvention 2015 !! The New FlexRadio Maestro™ an intuitive, plug-and-play control console that directs operation of any FLEX-6000 SDR Signature SeriesTtransceiver without need of a traditional PC! …..

  • Interfaces with all FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDRs
  • Real time spectrum display and waterfall
  • Up to 2 simultaneous band displays
  • WiFi and LAN connectivity
  • Slice (VFO) A/B high resolution controls
  • Independent A/B Pass Band Tuning, AGC-T, and audio controls
  • Quick touch for critical tuning operations
  • Easy access to secondary on-screen menus
  • 10-point capacitive touch screen control
[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)

FLEX-6300 Direct Sampling 100W Transceiver & FLEX at Dayton 2014 Video

The FLEX-6300 mid-range Signature Series Direct Sampling 100W Transceiver with SmartSDR™ user interface is now available! 22/Mag./2014 New Video: FLEX 6000 series explained at Dayton 2014  – ! See pictures, video & link below.

(FlexRadio 22.5.2014) Due to higher than expected demand, the FLEX-6300 is currently on back-order until August 2014.
Grazie alla maggiore domanda imprevista, le spedizioni del FLEX-6300 sono ritardate attualmente  fino ad agosto 2014.


FlexRadio introductory Price: $2499.00 (US market) – The FLEX-6300 employs one SCU (Spectral Capture Units) with a ADC sampling rate: 122.88 Msps and resolution: 16-bits, providing Dual panadapters and Waterfall displays well as two full-performance slice receivers and 7MHz maximum panadapter bandwidth.


Receiver Frequency Coverange: 30 kHz – 54 MHz – DAX (Digital Audio Exchange) Audio Channels: Two (2) – Spurious & Image Rejection Ratio: 80 dB or better – USB 2.0 Ports (peripheral control): Two (2) – Not Amateur Band Preselector (NA).


Trasmitter Architecture: DUC (Direct Digital Up-conversion) Sampling Rate: 122.88 Msps and Resolution: 16.bits – RF-Output Power (160m – 6m band): 1-100W nominal SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, Digital (1-25W AM) – Carrier/ Unwanted Sideband Suppression: <80 dBc typ – Antenna Tuner ATU: Optional !

Flex_ATU UnitThe optional, FLEX-6300 ATU automatic antenna tuner capable of tuning antennas up to 3:1 or better on 80-10m and 2.5:1 on 160m and 6m.


Link to: The FLEX-6000 Family Datasheet (2.1 MB ENG)
ink to: Dayton Hamvention 2014  & Live Video Coverage

[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.

Elecraft K3/0 Remote Head & Remoterig RRC-1250MkII – KXPA100 Amplifier – KAT500 ATU


The K3/Ø-Mini Remote control  is functionally identical to our full K3, sized K3/Ø. Both control a remote K3 Transceiver via the RemoteRig RRC-1258MkII see the System configurations, link below. The new KXPA100 100W Amplifier with internal ATU option – $699,00 for the kit KXPA100 – ATU idem price KAT3 – Download the Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation (by w6nie) link below.

K3-0_dayton-2013 K3_remote-software-test_2013 P3SVGA_Dayton-2013

Preview of the upcoming Elecraft K3/Ø Mini head and the Remote Software in test at Dayton Hamvention 2013. See the Wide Screen for the P3SVGA option fot the Elecraft P3 Pamadapter. (click the pictures to enlarge).

KPA100_rearpanel KPA100_frontpanel KPA100_cover-removed
works with any rig with just AMP KEY and RF. Internal Frequency counter auto band switches. RJ45 is for a dedicated KX3 interface. One RF input, 1 or 2 ANT outputs. (2nd ANT output with internal ATU option.) –
Elecraft® writhes: will show the K3/Ø-Mini remote control head at Friedricshafen HamRadio 2013, along with the KXPA100 Amplifier. – (click the pictures to enlarge)

The K3/Ø-Mini is a Remote Control Head for the K3 Transceiver  at Dayton Hamvention 2013

–  Two RemoteRig RRC-1258MkII (picture below) units that provide the interface to the internet; one for the remote location and one for the local (control) location

– RRMTCBL cable set to connect the remote RRC-1258 unit to the remote K3.
– K3/Ø Remote control Head (Test at Dayton Hamvention 2013 )
– RRK0CBL cable set to connect a local K3/0 as the controller.
– RRK3CBL cable set to connect a local K3 as the controller.


When paired with the RemoteRig internet control system (also sold by Elecraft®) this K3 Remote system can connect your local K3 or K3/Ø to a remote K3 over the internet, including transmit and receive audio, without the need or complexity of setting up computers on each end. The K3 Remote system provides a real radio feel with immediate control feedback and very fast response times.
Link to: Remoterig System configurations (Elecraft, Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu)

The K3/Ø, or a regular a K3 in ‘terminal mode’, provides a unique real time remote control experience for operating a K3 located in the next room, or across the country. – [Note] The latest K3 firmware supports a compact remote control serial protocol – (Source Elecraft ® website)

Link to:  Elecraft ® K3-Remote K3 – more news and informations
Link to: RemoteRig K3-Twin Power Modification (Old RRC boards)
Link to: Official RemoteRig Website

KX3 SDR – Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation and Operation (W6NIA)

KX3 in-a-Honda_2012Essential factors in mobile operation are significantly different than when operating portable or at a fixed station.
Link to: Downolad the Guide to KX3 Mobile installation PDF

One aspect of KX3 mobile installation and operation that is emphasized in this Guide is safety. – This Guide’s scope covers only installations in vehicles that have negative ground electrical systems. etc. (Download the PDF and Read more)

KAT500 Auto-Tuner & Smart Antenna Switch – (Source Elecraft ®)

The new KAT500 uses the same topology and performance tuning algorithms as the 100W autotuner in the K3. Typical matching range at 500 W is up to 10:1 on most bands.

Frequency Typical Matching Range and Power Limit:
1.8 — 2MHz 600W into 10 to 500 Ohms (5:1 Low Impedance, 10:1 High Impedance SWR) / 3 — 30 MHz 600W into 5 to 500 Ohms (10:1 SWR) / 1000W into 16 to 150 Ohms (3:1 SWR ) / 1000W into 16 to 150 Ohms (3:1 SWR ) and  30 — 60MHz 500W into 5:1 SWR (10 to 250 Ohms)
The KAT500 measures transmit frequency to automatically select tuning memories and antennas – The KAT500 can tune with 10 W but we recommend 20 W to 100 W for best tuning accuracy – The KAT500 has a front panel SWR display and three selectable antenna outputs.  –
Link to: Elecraft ® KAT500 official web-page
Link to: Elecraft ® KAT500 Owner’s Manual

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders –  These events and news are reported for information only.


New FTdx-1200 100W HF/50MHz Up-conversion type at Dayton 2013 – SCU-17 USB Unit – The 16-page Brochure EN


New FTdx-1200 100W HF/50MHz Up-conversion type 1st IF 40,455MHz  at Dayton Hamvention 2013 – 4.3 in TFT full color display like FTdx-3000 – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and Firmware update functions! Optional FFT-Unit adds other features – Download the new 16-page FTdx-1200 Brochure EN ( below).

FTdx-1200 List Price: USD $2400.00  / Discount Price: $1899,95 (…HRO US) !


FTDX1200 by YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo  Japan – FCC Part15B Class B already approved: ID  K6620581X50 – 09.04.2013. – FTdx-1200 & FTdx-3000 (WxHxD): 14.4″ x 4.5″ x 12.3″ / 365 x 115 x 312 mm (Click the pictures to enlarge)

TFT-Display_VFO-A-B-statusFTdx-1200 intuitive operability with the new Display & Panel layouts. The VFO-A & VFO-B frequency and status are displayed only on the main TFT Display. The trasmit and receive status, and the “basic” VFO-a, VFO-B settings and FAST or LOCK settings are displayed in the high contrast display above the Main Dial (dial using machined aluminium parts with torque adjistment).
The Band Scope can be switched to FULL-screen display by simply pressing the Scope key, and spectrum can be viewed on the Full TFT Color screen! – Now the most important  meters amd frequency examination, are displayed in central view!


FTdx-1200_ATU-Diecast-PA-unitThe PA-Unit amplifier, which has 2 x RD100HHF1 MOS FET’s in a Push-pull configuration with power level of 100W. – The aluminum used for the die cast has high thermal conductivity and lowers the heat resistance (see the Yaesu brochure!) –  A large 60 mm axial flow fan is placed  a the side  of the PA & ATU Unit’s. – The FTdx-1200 ATU (Automatic Antenna Tuner) is the digital type that uses LC switchinh

FTdx-1200_Roofing-FilterThe IF DSP using the 32-bit floating point DSP, TMS320C6727B at a clock speed of 300 MHz similar to the FTdx-5000 and FTdx-3000 series. – The 1st IF frequency is now set at 40 MHz (Up-conversion) and is protected by selectable 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz Roofing Filters. –  Yeasu writes in the brochure (page 5): IDR (IMD Dynamic range) 104dB / IP3 (3rd-Order IP) +31dBm  at 14MHz Band CW (BW=500Hz) Roofing Filter = 3kHz @ 10kHz Separation two-tone signal ANT Imput (dBm).

SCU-17_USB-Interface-2Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! Can be connected to a PC with a USB cable, the SCU-17 USB Interface supports: External control (CAT), USB Audio IN/OUT, TX control (PTT, KEY, SHIFT), and Firmware update functions. (CAT is possible via the RS.232 without SCU-17).
Optional FFT-Unit adds AF-FFT (Audio Frequency Fast Fourier Trasform) scope function demonstrates the AF characteristics of the TX/RX signal. , RTTY/PSK31 Encode/Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in.

  • FTdx-1200 Supplied Power: DC 13.8V
  • Frequency ranges: 0.030 – 56.000MHz – (TX Frequency Coverage: 160 to 6 meters bands)
  • Receiver Type: Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
  • Intermediate Frequency: IF 40.455 MHz/ 455 kHz /30kHz (24 kHz for AM, FM, PACKET-FM)
  • Model of operation: A1A, A3E, J3E, F3E, F1B, G1B
  • Roofing Filters (3/6/15 kHz) – 32 Bit High Speed IF DSP – ATU Automatic Tuner builtin

Link to: Download the 16-page FTDX1200 Brochure (U.E.EXP) B9200652

FT-950 Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
1st IF of 69.45 MHz, a 2nd IF of 450 kHz, and a 3rd IF of 30 kHz (24 kHz for FM)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type)
1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz (24kHz for AM/FM)
[Note] Yaesu is offering a $100.00 rebate on this item – Net price $2499.95 

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

YAESU FTDX-3000 HF+50MHz 100W Transceiver (Down Conversion RX) Color LCD Scope

The new Yaesu FTDX-3000 HF+50 MHz 100W Transceiver displayed at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention – !! See the pictures, info and link (below) to download the Yaesu UK  Preliminary Brochure  in PDF!! —
The FT DX 3000 Transceiver is the latest addition to the Yaesu family which is a heritage of the FT-DX5000!

The FT DX 3000 Transceiver is the latest addition to the Yaesu family, incorporating the newest Down conversion and Sharp edged crystal roofing filter technology. – These features provide outstanding receiver performance which is a heritage of the FT-DX5000.

Link to: Download the preliminary brochure by Yaesu UK

Link to: Latest informations update by radiocronache

TS-590S new HF/50MHz Transceiver. TH-D72 APRS® Dual Band HT – 1st Video at Dayton

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®)

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)

Link to: Kenwood Corporation – EN Complete News Release

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

TH-D72 in the Kenwood booth at Dayton (click for larger image)

Kenwood annuncia che i due prototipi vengono esposti sia alla  Dayton Hamvention 2010, che alla Ham Radio DE in June 2010 !! –

Launch of New Amateur Radio Products

Dayton Hamvention® 2010 – ARRL Expo – Report, Video sharing! – Fiera di Dayton 2010

Dayton Hamvention® 2010 – Report and video sharing! by®
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

Link to: ARRL Expo 2010 – located in the Hara Balarena
Link to: AMSAT news from Dayton Hamvention 2010

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

Dayton Hamvention 2010

IC-7600 video at Dayton 2009 Hamvention: See the demo by VA7OJ’s and Other related Videos


IC-7600 at Dayton 2009 Hamvention. Goods Video! Very nice demo by VA7OJ’s Adam do a great job of highlighting the DSP functionality, and many rx features of the new Icom rig. Thanks Adam, for professional demo on the Icom booth in Dayton 2009.
the Video 1 and other YouTube related videos (click the triangle on the right and 1st logo!)

va7ojIC-7600 alla Hamvention  di Dayton del 15 e 16 Maggio, 2009. Adam ha realizzato due Ottimi due Video su IC-7600!
Una bella dimostrazione di VA7OJ’s, Adam che con il suo impegno e capacità tecniche riesce a dimostrare le funzionalità dei comandi, del DSP, del TFT Display e del Ricevitore.
Guarda da qui i Video: Demo 1 e altri Correlati.  Grazie Adam, per l’ottimo lavoro in stand Icom  in Dayton Hamvention  2009.

Hamvention Dayton 16/5/2008 “Marconi RX-1 / TX-1, self made kit

Ritornano i Kit per assemblare apparati radio come ai vecchi tempi. La Marconi Japan Co, Ltd ha presentato alla Expo di Dayton Hamvention 2008 un Ricevitore HF RX-1 e un Trasmettitore HF in Cw TX-1, realizzati anche con pannelli di vario colore: Bianco, Grigio, Rosa! Saranno disponibili in Kit con soluzioni tecniche di preparazione che renderanno facile il montaggio, per divertirsi ad autocostruirli.

Link: Official Site Marconi Japan Co Ltd
Link: Dayton Hamvention Expo Galleries images

ENG: HF Receiver ”Marconi RX1“ and HF CW Transmitter “Marconi TX1“ will be exhibited in Dayton Hamvention on May 16-18, 2008; the MARCONI company, have developed and finally brought up a unit in a style of “KIT FORM” in order to solve all these troblesome: Ready-made necessary holes provided in the casing; Panel pre-imprinted; Provided with dial structute; Provided with all parts necessary. This KIT unit from MARCONI is highly recommended to let you fully enjoy for fabrication of your own radio.All what is needed to be done is to work on the pattern of your circuitry and assemble. As the case itself is design with enough spacing, new features can be added at each time its need arises. And, as the circuitry can be changed and improved the way it is wanted,there is a grand pride of being a ownerships of a unit that nobody-else has the same of its kind in the world.