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IC-7700 Firmware Ver. 2.0 has released 03/26/2014 & Remote Software RS.BA1 Ver.1.60 is on!

IC-7700 Upgrade Model Ver.2.00 is on! – The New Firmware Version 2.00 for the Icom IC-7700 has now benn released 03/26/2014 – Thanks Icom! – Il nuovo Firmware Ver. 2.00 per IC- 7700 è stato  rilasciato da Icom Inc. il 26/03/2014 ! –

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The new RS-BA1 Ver.1.60 is on – For improvements & information, please read the “IC-7700 Information for Firmware version 2.00” (Link below).

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 IC-7700 Ver.2.ØØ major improvements:
– Waterfall screens, mouse operation, and other functions on bandscope have added.
– An audio scope function has been added.
– The USB connector now also accepts a USB mouse for operation.
– A new feature, the audio adjustment for APF audio peak filter for CW
– The Voice Recording function recording time has been increased.
– Transmission recording capability has been added.
– Remotely control the transceiver without needing a Base (server) PC. (Remote Control Software RS-BA1 Ver.1.60 or later is required).
– Some CI-V commands are added.
– Frequency band expansion (On some transceiver versions).
– A new feature, adjustment of the transmission’s timing is added.

Link to: Icom IC-7700 Firmware Updates /Download  ENG
Link to: IC-7700 Info Firmware Ver. 2.0 (A-6937-2EX) ENG

!! Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update!

[Note] Abaut the [USB] connector: – KEEP the Transceiver power OFF when connecting or disconnecting a USB keyboard, mouse or hub – DO NOT connect the following devices: – Two or more the same kind of USB devices.- (Example: two USB hubs or two USB mouses) –  Larger than 32 GB USB flash drives –  Bluetooth® keyboard or mouse. – USB HDD – Multimedia adapter .

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Link to: IC-7700 アマチュア無線機器 – Ver 2.00の主な変更点

[Note] italiano Circa l’uso del connettore [USB]: • Supportata solo: USB flash drive, Tastiera, Mouse o Hub. • Tenere il ricetrasmettitore disattivato quando si collega o si scollega un dispositivo USB tastiera, mouse o hub. • NON collegare i seguenti dispositivi:   – Due o più dispositivi USB dello stesso tipo.   (Esempio: Due hub USB o due mouse USB)   – Adattatore Multimedia   – USB HDD   – Unità Flash USB superiore a 32GB   – Tastiera Bluetooth ® o il mouse simile.

IC-7700 Power amplifier (New PA Unit)
[Note] – The current Rev. #12 / #13 etc. (S/N*) incorporates the new PA-UNIT and LPF modules, and in addition several other modules are also “up-rev.” from the earlier version.
The STAC2942 power amplifier is used in a push-pull design providing reliability in professional communications. This device generates a 200W of output power from HF to 54MHz. (from Icom data)

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[Note*] IC-7700′s Version and Intended Country of Use: S/N #13 (Europe-01) #14 (France-01) #15 Italy-01) #16 (Spain-01) #17 (United Kingdom-01) #012 (America)

[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)!

IC-7800 HF/50MHz Firmware update Ver.3.0 – Upgrade Features & New Brochure EN – Update a Remote Control RS-BA1 Ver.1.50

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IC-7800HF/50MHz Transceiver Firmware Version 3.0 – Icom has published a firmware update for the IC-7800. The firmware update is free to download and will include the following features – IC-7800の追加新機能 – Icom update the RS-BA1 Remote Control Ver.1.50 (Ver.3.0 Simplified Remote Control for RS-BA1*) – New video 7800 reviosn 3.00 by IV3YER’s (02/12/2013) see below – Download the New IC-7800 Brochure & Instruction Manual upgrade model (!!update 12/27/2013) Ver. A-6328H-1EX-15a …and more…below!

IC-7800 Upgrade Model Ver.3.00 & Remote Control RS-BA1 Ver.1.50
For IP remote control operation with the optional RS-BA1, the IC-7800 has a built-in RS-BA1 base station function and can be made a remote control station with simplified configuration. (Base station PC is not required.) [Note] The IC-7800 Ver.3.00 can wake-up from standby mode via the RS-BA1 software (…idem for the IC-7100 !)

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Upgrade Features (… see Icom official web or Icom brochure for details)
1 – Waterfall screens, mouse operation and other functions on the bandscope have been added.
2 – Audio scope function has been added. (FFT scope with waterfall and oscilloscpe)
3 – The rear USB-2 connector now accepts flash drives or a USB mouse.
4 – Voice Recording function recording time has been increased.
5 – Transmission recording capability has been added.
6 – Remotely control the transceiver without needing a Base (server) PC. (RS-BA1 *Version 1.50 or later is required)
7 – Frequency band expansion (Some transceiver versions only).

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Other Features or Enhanced Functions:
IC-7800_upgradeV30-externalWaveform outline in spectrum scope (ON/OFF) Voice TX function transmits the recorded audio repeatedly Increase APF volume level up to 6dB (Adjustable by 1dB step) TX delay function sets the transmission timing to control a connected external linear amplifier (OFF/10ms/15ms/20ms/25ms/30ms, each for HF and 50MHz band) Added RIT and ∂TX commands for CI-V remote control Expansion of 7MHz band (7.000–7.200MHz) for EUR version.

Voice Recording time has been increased:
IC-7800_cw-voiceqsoplayer-1Il 7800 Ver.3.0 permettere di registrare ore di QSO (sia in RX che in TX, configurabile da menù) anche su dispositivo esterno via CF o USB-2. Si crea una cartella con dentro memorizzata tutta la cronologia dei QSO (il log trasferibile).
Nel sistema voice recorder, in modo trasmissione, ora è possibile impostare in modo ciclico, senza limiti, le chiamate per i contest.

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For more information, please refer to IC-7800 Information & New User Manual PDF
Link to: Icom Official Information for Firmware Ver.3.0 (PDF ENG)
Link to: Instruction Manual (Ver. 15a) IC-7800 Upgrade Model (12/27/2013 14.4 MB)

The firmware can be downloaded from the following URL from the Icom Inc website:
Link to: Icom Inc. Support  Firmware Update Ver.3.0 – Download web-page

Link to: Icom Inc. IC-7800 Upgrade Model – New Brochure EU (ENG) pdf 
Link to: Icom Inc. IC-7800 Upgrade Model – New Brochure USA (ENG) pdf

IC-7800 – In the RF component, by incorporating the 2nd image rejection mixer (I/Q type) and the IC-7800 utilizes a double conversion super-heterodyne system (up-conversion) – All this basic RF performances is supported by four independent 32-bit floating point DSP integrated circuits. One for the transmitter, one for each receiver, and one for the spectrum scope. (click pictures to enlarge)

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The Video by IV3YER’s, Luigi (!!02.12.2013) showing the new waterfall function implemented in IC-7800’s upgrade model with firmware Version 3.00  – Il nuovo Video di Luigi del IC-7800 aggiornato alla Ver. 3.00.

RS-BA1® the Icom Remote Control system Ver. 1.50 (USB-3.0 is ok) 
(Note: QST
… April, 2012 pag. 55 etc. the  Really Cool Stuff )

An RS-BA1® remote control system consists of at least one PC, which is used as a Base station (Server) and at least one PC, which is used as a Remote station (Client).
[Note] 29.11.2013 Additional features for 7800 Firmware Version 3.00 or later: Remotely control the IC-7800 without needing a Base (server) PC *.!!
Connect directly to an IP network using Icom’s optional RS-BA1* software and the IC-7800’s internal base station function. (A user operation PC is still required; a base station PC is not.) *RS-BA1 Version 1.50 or later is required.

Both PCs have to be connected with a network and VAC. The Icom USB driver must be installed. – When you use the RS-BA1 with a USB 3.0 device, you must use a USB 3.0 driver. (RS-BA1 a Icom control software …is not freeware!)

Link to: Icom Inc. the RS-BA1 latest Bochure V.12PS023A ENG PDF

Link to: Icom Inc. RS-BA1 Ver.1.50 Updates information page

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IC-7800 Nuove funzionalità con il Firmware  Ver. 3.0 –  Marcucci Spa Icom Importer
Le novità introdotte dalla Icom Inc. con nuovo firmware per IC-7800 è ora disponibile dal 29.11.2013 su Icom Inc. Global Support web-page (link più sopra) qui sotto il link per il PDF di Marcuzzi in Italiano.

Link to: Informazioni sul nuovo firmware per IC-7800 (pdf IT)  di Marcucci Spa

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[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)!

FTdx-5000 Firmware Update V.0124 V.0546 PCC-5000 V.0103 – FTdx-3000 Firmware Update V.0115 PCC-3000 V.0101 & more

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FTdx-5000 New Firmware • Main CPU Ver. 0124 • EDSP Ver. 0546 • PCC-5000 Ver. 0103 updated on 09/04/2013 by YAESU USA on its web-site. -Main update point: Addition of CW APF BW Control S.NARROW / NARROW / MEDIUM / WIDE, with new menu 112 RDSP etc.
FTdx-3000 New Firmware • Main CPU Ver. 0115  • TFT Ver. 0107 • PCC-3000 Ver. 0101 updated on 08/31/2013 by YAESU USA on its web-site. – Main update point: Provides an [OFF] selection for six parametric filters etc.

YAESU FTDX-5000 Software Update and Version info 09/04/2013

APF Width Function: • Select the Bandwidth of the Audio Peak Filter. • Available Values: S.NARROW / NARROW / MEDIUM / WIDE – • A new item 112 RDSP is added to the MENU MODE list and numbers of all the following menu items are increased by one. • Refer to FTDX5000 Series Additional Useful Menu Mode to see the complete new MENU list • Now has the added capability to use PCC-5000 Personal Computer Controller Window latest version 0103.

[Note] “The Main Ver. 0124 and EDSP Ver. 0546 must be installed together. They cannot be combined with any previous version MAIN or EDSP software” –
italianoEntrambi gli aggiornamenti Main Ver. 0124 e EDSP Ver. 0546 devono essere installati allo stesso tempo entrambi (attenzione: sempre uno alla volta…con la solita lunga trafila di stop and go !!) perché  il nuovo non funzionerebbe con le diverse versioni precedenti del software.
 -(Leggere le istruzioni fornite da Yaesu Musen Co.)

[Note] When you download the [FTdx5000_9-04-13.zip] update file, the new Menu List pdf and the Software Procedure 9-04-2013 pdf  are contained in it folder (un.zip & read) – Please read the  Yaesu FTDX-5000 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding and PCC-5000 Reference Manual and User Manual (see link below)

Link to: Official Yaesu USA Sofware Information released 09/04/2013 ENG
Link to: Official Yaesu USA FTdx-5000 main-page (Files, Manuals, Software) ENG

HB9ZS has just updated (10/Set./2013) his program to handle 177 menu items.
Link to: HB9ZS FT-5000 Utilities and Memory Saver – Fine Swiss utility! ENG

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YAESU FTDX-3000 Software Update and Version info 08/31/2013 

The update provides an [OFF] selection for six parametric filters. The update adds the capability to use the new PCC-3000 CAT Computer Controller Window 1st Ver. 0101. –  See the FT DX3000 Review at Nevada Radio UK …. Video below! – Please read the  Yaesu FTDX-3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding and PCC-3000 Reference Manual (see link below).

[Note] “The MAIN V01-15 and TFT V01-07 must be installed together. They cannot be combined with any previous version MAIN or TFT software.”

[Note] There are four (4) different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000, not use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties. !! You are only doing the Main-CPU and TFT updates. You are NOT doing the DSP or the FFT updates.

PCC-3000 Personal Computer Controller will be displayed on the PC Screen

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In addition, the PCC-3000 Reference Manual (ENG) only indicates the operation mode. Please refer to the FTdx-3000 Operation Manual of for a detailed explanation. – Like PCC-950 and PCC-450 etc..
[Note] Il pulsante [SCOPE] il pulsante [AUTO] e quello [SELECET], nonchè le 4 frecce di navigazione NON sono disponibili all’uso nel pannello software del PCC-3000, come  lo schermo del Bandscope.

Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  Main-page (go… to all Files, Manuals, Software) (ENG)

Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Update Firmware Information 08-31-13  (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA TDX3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual ver.130717 (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu PCC-3000 Software V1.01 and Reference Manual 08-31-13 (ENG)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type) 1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK/FSK (24kHz for AM/FM);
FTdx-1200 Triple-conversion super heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)  1st IF 40.455 MHz, 2nd IF 455 kHz  3td IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK /FSK (24 kHz for AM, FM).

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Con l’aggiornamento del Firmware FTdx-3000D Ver. 01-14 Main-CPU e la Ver. 01-07  TFT rilasciate in data 07/Luglio/2013 è stata introdotta la funzione:  Full Screen spectrum scope display che è ricompresa anche nella Ver. 01-15 ultima per chi non avesse già fatto l’upgrade allora.

Fullscrenn-spectrum• Viene aggiunta una funzione a schermo pieno del campo di applicazione dell’analisi di Spettro sul Main Display TFT.
• Lo “schermo intero” viene memorizzato premendo il tasto “SELECT” per più di un secondo.(! ogni volta che si memorizza, il precedente contenuto viene sovrascritto e sostituito)
(please click the picture to enlarge)

[Note by iØgej] The spectrum scope size increase is very poorly done. – Comparisons to the screens one finds on the Icom 7700 – 7600 or the Kenwood 990 or FlexRadio’s … are light years ahead. – You may be able to get the same size increase by placing a “magnifying glass” on the screen (still…. we did not!)

Video – YAESU FT DX3000 Review at Nevada Radio UK

[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)

 

TS-990S New Ver. 1.05 – TS-990 徹底解説集 Base Station Being Built – In-Depth Manual JPN – RadCom Review and NC0B Full Test

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TS-990S firmware  updated to Version 1.05 of 11/15/2013  – The Kenwood TS-900′s Base Station Being Built (new video now in ENG !) – The RadCom Review by G3SJX, Peter & the Sherwood NCØB Full Test Report – TS-990 Pictures and inside view below – !! The In-Depth Manual  for the TS-990  in Japanese JPN  ファームウェア Ver.1.05 – TS-990 徹底解説集  (!! In-Depth Manual_JPN) 18.3MB. PDF ( 2013年11月15日)

The Kenwood TS-990S has been updated to Version 1.05 of 11/15/2013, owners can update the transceiver’s firmware by using a USB flash drive as detailed on the Kenwood Firmware update information web-page – Last updated: November 15, 2013 (see the link below)
I think we should do the firmware because it will upgrade your RTX a lot more than all the specific items mentioned on the Kenwood web-site.

Link to: TS-990S Firmware update info & Updated items & symptoms 

If you agree with the details listed on the Kenwood informations web-page (see “Firmware updating procedure”), click the following link to download the original firmware file: TS-990 V105.zip / 12.8MB – [Note]: The latest version includes all previous updates.

Link to: Download the original Kenwood TS-990 Firmware Ver.1.05.zip (link)

[Note] The firmware update is applicable to the following units. Model: TS-990S Serial numbers: From  S/NO. B32xxxxx through S/NO. B3Bxxxxx approx. – You can check the firmware version of your TS-990S by pressing [M.IN] (!…Memory) + Power ON. – After startup, the Firmware Update screen appears and shows the firmware version.

JVCKenwood news –  Now we have a In-Depth Manual  for the TS-990 ready, but at the moment only in Japanese language (PDF 18.3MB) !!

ファームウェアをVer.1.05にアップデートしました。TS-990 徹底解説集」を追加しました

 TS-990 Firmware Ver.1.05  (!..Japan: ファームウェアVer.1.05 11月15, 2013) 

TS-990S Kenwood Base Station Being Built  (22/ott/2013) – Giving you a rare glimpse behind the scenes at Kenwood’s Communications Division factory at Yamagata, in northern Japan, this video shows our new flagship Amateur Radio transceiver the TS-990S being built.

TS-990 spiegazioni approfondite in JPN (Japan: TS-990 徹底解説集  PDF: 18.3MB)

TS-990_PreSelector TS-990 Main-LO-C-N TS-990_TCXO-stability

Link to: The USB-to-Serial Adapter Cables for Ham Applications by WA8LMF

TS-990S & IC-7800 RTTY Decode – Kenwood 990′s a main receiver with a down-conversion 8.248 MHz 1st IF, the 1st Mixer is a double balanced grounded switch (H-mode mixer type)  and employs a double-conversion system – The sub receiver which incorporates the TS-590S receiver architecture.

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Video demo – TS-990S RTTY TEST – Connected to a Dell 30″ TFT Monitor with DVI

TS-990S the Peter Hart, G3SJX Review on RadCom of June 2013

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Magazine had to say about TS-990S. (RadCom …link Kwd-uk)

TS-990S Updated Full Test Report by Rob Sherwood on July, 2013 

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pdf_logoLink to:  TS-990S Updated Full Test Report by Sherwood May/June 2013

[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)!

IC-9100 Firmware Rev. E2 & IC-7410 Rev. 1 USB Driver V.1.20 for IC-7100 up to 9100. RS-BA1 V.1.41 – D-STAR QSO Party 2013 !

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IC-9100 Firmware Rev. E2 & IC-7410 Firmware Rev. 1 are now downloadable from the Icom Inc. Osaka, Japan Global-website of 1 & 8 August, 2013. The new Firmware corrects a number of issue and offers improvements to the two radio (see the all Icom specs and instructions.) – D-STAR the QSO Party 2013 … 10 lucky winner! see below.
In addition, a new USB Driver Rev. 1.20 (adds USB3 port and W8) & Cloning software CS-9100 Rev. 1.01 & Remote Control RS-BA1 Rev. 1.41 can be downloaded. The USB Driver supports the following radios (as of July 2013) IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100.

Link to: Icom C-9100 Firmware Release E2 & Improvements informations

firmware-updateTo use the USB cable between the transceiver and the PC, you must install a USB driver. – If the latest USB driver that comes with the CS-9100 or RS-BA1 has already been installed, the additional installation is not necessary.
[Note] Please read (link) Icom Firmware update instructions (ENG. pdf) thoroughly and make sure what is required for the firmware update !!

IC-9100 Checking the Version installed – (idem for “checking” the IC-7410 *)

IC-9100_checking-version1) – Press and hold [F4] and [F5] while turning [ON] the IC-9100 – (idem for IC-7410)
2) – Do NOT release [F4] and [F5] until you have READ the Version results (3)
3) – Results will appear at the bottom of the display
Results for latest Version E2 (01 August, 2013):
F: 3.01-000 = Front (currently no updates) / M: 3.42-E00 = Main (currently no updates) / DM: 3.05 <00> = DSP Main (Previous version should read 3.03 or 3.02) – DS: 3.08 <00> = DSP Sub (Previous version should read 3.04 or 3.03) – (!! Read the Icom information)

 IC-7410 HF/50MHz   * Icom Inc. Global Japan of 08.08.2013:  Now there is an Firmware update Rev. 1  for the IC-7410 Transceiver. – See the link below for Icom download page, and also to the Upgrade Instruction (ENG).

Link to: Icom C-7410 Firmware Release 1 & Improvements and informations

[Note] In the IC-7410 the firmware is updated through the USB port on the rear panel of the IC-7410.  The USB driver must be installed before connecting the USB cable between the IC-7410 and to the PC. – Please read the original instruction from Icom Inc.  “Download the Icom Firmware update instructions” (ENG)

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USB Driver Rev. 1.20 (adds USB3 port and W8) & Cloning software CS-9100 Rev. 1.01 can be downloaded. The USB Driver supports the following radios (as of July 2013) IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100 & RS-BA1 Remote Controll applications.

This driver is for only Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8 (except “RT” versions)

Link to: Icom Inc. USB Driver Software Revision 1.20 of 01 August, 2013 

After installing the driver, connect the radio to the PC, and then the USB driver is automatically installed to add a COM port …etc.  –
[Note] Before downloading the driver, please thoroughly read (link) Icom USB driver installation guide for W8/7/Vista/XP (ENG pdf) for installation details and what is required for the installation !!

 CS-9100 Cloning Software Rev. 1.01 can be downloaded from Icom Inc.

Un software di utilità e clonazione tra apparati uguali – Icom ne dispone un tipo per ciascuno dei suoi apparati base, portatili o veicolari, in generale abilitati per comunicazioni D-STAR. Questa Versione 1.01 per IC-9100 supporta l’uso delle porte USB-3  e W8 ed è stato rilasciato il 1° Agosto 2013.

Link to: Icom CS-9100 Cloning Software Rev. 1.01 del 01 August, 2013

NB> sia per il CS-9100, sia per il CS-7100 Icom annota che è necessario aver installato la precedente propria Versione 1.00 prima di aggiornare con l’ultima ! Scrive anche altre importanti annotazioni da leggere nelle stesse pagine Icom. [Nota] I relativi manuali di installazione per CS-9100 e CS-7100 ad oggi NON sono stati rintracciati (almeno e Se&o!) sulle pagine web di Icom Inc. Japan (02.8.2013)

RS-BA1® Remote Control system Ver. 1.41 (USB-3.0 is now supported) 
(QST
… April, 2012 pag. 55 etc. the  Really Cool Stuff )

An RS-BA1® remote control system consists of at least one PC, which is used as a Base station (Server) and at least one PC, which is used as a Remote station (Client). Both PCs have to be connected with a network and VAC. The Icom USB driver must be installed.

[Note] When you use the RS-BA1 version 1.41, the USB driver must be the USB 3.0 compatible version. Download the USB driver Ver. 1.20 !!  – You must have the RS-BA1 software installed BEFORE you update to revision 1.41.

Link to: Icom Inc.  RS-BA1 Software Ver. 1.41 of 2013/08/01 (! run not free) 

Since cannot turn the radio ON or OFF with RS-BA1 Remote Control operation, the radio must be turned ON. – [Note] there other control board and software (no Icom brand) to control power to equipment or other options, it works together with Icom RS-BA1 or HRD software etc.

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D-STAR QSO Party 2013 – …… 10 lucky winners, from all participants!

Purpose: Connecting the world through D-STAR repeaters (or *) around the globe.
Date & time: September 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2013. Friday 0:00 ~ Sunday 24:00 (UTC)
Bands and modes: DV mode 28MHz / 50MHz / 70MHz / 145MHz / 430MHz / 1200MHz (* Simplex operation on 28MHz, 50MHz and 70MHz) –
[Note] Read the all Icom Info & rules and how to submit a log informations link below –

Link tho: Icom Inc.  D-STAR QSO Party 2013 – Rules

[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)!

FTDX-1200 the Complete Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam: MDS, NPR, RMDR, DR3, Image & 1st IF Rej. + Trasmitter Tests

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FTDX-1200 the Complete Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam: MDS, NPR, RMDR, DR3, Image & 1st IF Rej., AGC Impulse response & Complete Trasmitter Tests: Power output, CW keying evelope, Keying sidebands, ALC compression test, Trasmitter 2-tone IMD, Trasmitted composite noise – !! – Great job done by my friend Adam! [Note] 08/16/2013…..!! Take a look at the HRO and Universal: The Sale Price now did drop-in USD 1599.99 !

Small extracted from the larger report 07/25/2013 (© 2013 A. Farson VA7OJ)

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4.3.  As one would expect of a high 1st IF (“up-conversion”) superhet architecture, image and 1st IF rejection are superb (> 110 dB). These figures are unachievable with an in-band (“down-conversion”) 1st IF design.

pdf_logoLink to: Downloada the FTdx-1200 Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam (pdf)

Test A2: Reciprocal mixing dynamic range (RMDR): In this test, a strong “undesired” signal is injected into the receiver’s RF input at a fixed offset Δf from the operating frequency. (etc. see the complete pdf!)

Test Conditions: SSB mode, 2.4 kHz filter (IF DSP), preamp off (IPO), ATT off, DNR off, NB off, DNF off, Notch off, Contour off. AGC Slow, negative offset. Roofing filter: 3 kHz (R3). RMDR in dB = input power – MDS (both in dBm). The RF input power Pi is increased until the receiver noise floor increases by 3 dB, as measured at the audio output (etc. see the complete pdf!)

Δf  kHz 2 / Pi dBm -38 / RMDR dB 82 — Δf  kHz 5 / Pi dBm -30 / RMDR dB 90

4.1 It will be seen from Tables 2 (RMDR) and 3 (DR3) that at 2 kHz spacing, the measured 82 dB RMDR value values is slightly higher than measured DR3. This indicates that although the measurement is phase-noise limited, there is still a measurable component due to front-end non-linearity.
!! At 5 kHz spacing, RMDR and DR3 are 90 dB and 81 dB respectively, indicating a fairly rapid fall-off in phase noise between 2 and 5 kHz offset. (…… etc. see the complete pdf!)

4.6. As mentioned in the test descriptions above, no trace of ALC overshoot or spikes was observed at any time.  (…… etc. see the complete pdf!)

4.8. Overall, it is felt that the FTDX-1200 is a very good performer and an excellent buy in the mid price range

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SCU-17_USB-Interface-2SCU-17 USB-2 Interface Unit – The FTDX-1200 can be connected to a PC with a USB cable through the use of an optional SCU-17 Interfeace Unit. This unit will support CAT, USB Audio In/Out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift), and Firmware updates.
External control (CAT) is possible using Serial Port (built-in) or the optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit

Link to: SCU-17 Interface Unit  the Op. Manual ENG/JPN EAK21X700 (.pdf )

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.

TS-990S Ver.1.03 – CW Split-mode Video & more – RadCom Review & Sherwood Full Test – HF7070 HF/LF Rx QEX

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The TS-990S firmware has been updated from Version 1.02 to Version 1.03 – Update news: The CW Split-mode & Bandscope view, the video demo by IKØOZD 07/21/2013 – Latest Instruction Manual v1.04 link follow -TS-990S RadCom Review & Sherwood NCØB Full Test Report – The  BEF filter video by K7FD – Video IC-7800 vs TS-990 by IV3YER – Pictures inside view  TS-990S vs IC-7700 and old TS-900 from 1973. – See news & Video below.

The Kenwood TS-990S firmware has been updated from Version 1.02 to Version 1.03, owners can update the transceiver’s firmware by using a USB flash drive as detailed on the Kenwood Firmware update information web-page – Last updated: July 12, 2013 (see the link below)

Link to: TS-990S Update Information & Updated items : (Version 1.02 to 1.03)

[Note] The firmware update is applicable to the following units. Model: TS-990S Serial numbers: From S/NO.B32xxxxx through S/NO.B37xxxxx approx. – it took 13.5 mins, you also need to update the ARCP-990 software if your using it. … Stay tuned!

Video demo TS990 during the CW Split mode & Bandscope in Fixed mode, SPAN 5kHz, Grid div. 0,5kHz by IKØOZD – DX Station W1SA in 21 MHz band – Video 07/21/2013

HF-7070 article emphasis the need for a very good phase noise local oscillator! –
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n excellent article in the July/August issue of QEX entitled “The HF7070 HF/LF Communications Receiver Prototype” by Colin Horrabin, G3SBI. –
It is a up-conversion design, a double conversion Superheterodyne with a first IF at 45 MHz and a second IF that is centered at 44 kHz before going to a 25 bit audio ADC. – HF-7070 prototype (see QEX) dynamic range rivalling current down conversion big receivers! ..The “in-band” IP3 dynamic range at a 100 Hz spacing in a 2.4 kHz bandwidth is 97 dB ! (…NF 12 dB and an IP3 of 19 dBm)
Link to: ARRL members can be downloaded from the arrl.org/qex web site.

TS-990S the Peter Hart, G3SJX Review on RadCom of June 2013

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Magazine had to say about TS-990S. (..link kwd-uk)

TS-990S Updated Full Test Report by Rob Sherwood on July, 2013 

italianoTest Report Rev. H, un interessante documento in .PDF con tutti i risultati delle ampie misure (in 20m) fatte in Maggio e Giugno 2013 da NCØB, Rob Sherwood sul TS-990S  Serial #B3300174 (link below!) – Molte misure DR3  (Pre- ON /OFF e 500Hz BW or 250Hz BW) con offset di 5 e 2 kHz sono annotate da Rob con: # Combination of phase noise and 3rd order product / * Consisted of phase noise only ! – Seguono qui alcune note a proposito di misure RMDR o no, tratte dalla più ampia Relazione CTU 2013:

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NCØB, Rob per il TS-990S Ful Test Report, utilizza ben 6 pagine di cui tre per ampie annotazioni sulle misure e sulle anomalie o differenze con standard utilizzabili o utilizzati dalla ARRL, in particolare con Analizzatori con filtri da 3Hz a 1Hz o meno di 1Hz ! – (DR3 with 3 Hz or less testing method)! – Dice non sono condizioni di operazioni reali in aria! Insiste nel valutare (come dice anche Adam, VA7OJ) il valore del fattore di Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR) – is ofthen the limiting factor in receiver performance! – (RMDR a 5 or 2 kHz è anche ben descritto su QST di Aprile 2012 da Bob Allison, ingegnere ARRL laboratory.

pdf_logoLink to:  TS-990S Updated Full Test Report by Sherwood May/June 2013

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TS-990S Instruction Manuals latest Ver.1.04 (63 MB pdf) –  Choose the English, French, Spanish, German, Italian Dutch language!! – (…  insert name: TS-990S & search type to download)

pdf_logoLink to: TS-990S Instruction Manuals (all)  ! insert product name (2013 #30)

pdf_logoLink to: TS-990S Instruction Manula updated to Ver.1.04 ENG (62,9 MB pdf)

TS-990S #6 REJECTING INTERFERENCE – “IF BEF Filter” & more news

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The Kenwood Band Elimination Filter is the notch filter that can change the bandwidth and attenuation (deep) at the IF stage. (See pictur below – click to enlarg!)
Il filtro BEF di eliminazione banda è un filtro notch in cui si può modificare la larghezza di banda (da 300 a 1200Hz) e il picco di attenuazione in fase IF (da -20 a -80dB).- Premere [BEF/SEL] (Main) o [BEF/SEL] (Sub) per abilitare il filtro eliminazione banda IF per il VFO selezionato. Ruotare il controllo NOTCH (M) o NOTCH (S) per regolare la frequenza del notch. (Vedere sul Manuale Utente Kenwood più dettagli!)

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The stopband width can be selected from the available range of 300Hz to 1200Hz  and the amount of  attenuation depth can be selected from the available range of 20 dB to 80 dB – The [BEF/SEL] (Main) LED or [BEF/SEL] (Sub) LED lights green / Rotate the NOTCH (Main) or NOTCH (Sub) control to adjust the notch frequency …. (See the Kenwood User Manual for more!)

Video TS-990 “Band Elimination Filter” a effective tools for improved listening
(The BEF set at width 1200Hz and Depth -80dB, varied ON and OFF. The high pit-
ched 
nasty noise being notched by the Band Elimination Filter is generated by
an Apple 
iMAC computer on 7.268.50KHz… note by K7FD, Jhon) – 04/Lug/2013

Utility: Kenwood Serial/No Month, Year Calculator by G6isy!

* G6ISY ha un programma di calcolo, in Javascript, inserendovi le prime tre cifre o cifre/lettere del S/NO si ottiene la data di produzione dell’apparato Kenwood. ( Kenwood S/N = Month – Year calculator link below) –
Link to utility: G6ISY Kenwood Month/Year Calculator (EN page)

TS-990S Revises the following symptom (Ver. 1.01 to >1.02) April 12, 2013:

1) TX output power fed back to other ANT connectors might affect internal circuits. – [Note] !! The new firmware Ver.1.02 deactivates (opens !) other ANT relays every time the radio transmits !!

 Kenwood Italy !! ha rilasciato il Catalogo di 16 pagine in Italiano pdf 7,7 MB

Link to: Scarica da qui il Catalogo TS-990S 16 pag.  (IT) Kenwood Italy

Link to: TS-990S / TS-990D 取扱説明書 – ©B62-2388-20 JPN (JA Ver. 1.03)

The TS-990S has the “overwhelmingly highest quality” receiver among the TS series

TS-900-open_1973TS-900 (1973) the all-band SSB transceiver is making history its state-of-the-art tecnology. – All major electronic circuits are wired on easily removed or installed circuit board (is costructed modularly). –  Designed for operation on SSB, CW, and FSK, the TS-900 delivers more than 150 watts PEP output! (click to enlarge!)

TS-990S & IC-7700 inside views – Kenwood 990′s a main receiver with a down-conversion 8.248 MHz 1st IF and employs a double-conversion system. The sub receiver which incorporates the TS-590S receiver architecture.

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Kenwood TS-990S – the RF front-end contains selectable Band-pass Filters (covered by the screen on the picture) – The double balanced grounded switch type 1st mixer works by the principle of reduces signal distorsion. – The five built-in 1st IF Roofing filters ahead of the 1st IF stage to eliminate overloading caused by strong signals just outside the fixed bandpass filters or of the Preselector manually adjustable –

Kenwood’s Preselector [P-SEL] selecting the narrow bandwidth tunable filter attenuates the interfering signal which has 2 to 3 MHz separation from the target frequency. –
Icom IC-7700 uses a duble conversion system composed of a D-MOS FET 1st mixer and Icom’s developed image rejection mixer for the 2nd stage and fixed bandpass filters  and a Icom’s [DIGI-SE] preselector type –  ( note the large toroidal coils on the  Icom RF BPF bank)!

Kenwood TS-990S vs Icom IC-7800 by IV3YER (!! 11 March, 2013)
(IC-7800 BW: 2600 AGC slow / TS-990 BW: LC/HC 2400 AGC slow )

Qui sotto un raffronto della tecnologia utilizzata nei rispettivi apparati dai tre big’s Giapponesi, Kenwood, Icom e Yaesu. Da notare che ci sono evidenti similitudini di sviluppo e layout tra Icom e Kenwood, che però impiega nel nuovo TS-990S un dispositivo TFT più recente con “Touch-Sensitive mode for quick QSY re-tuning” etc. – (clik picture to enlarge)

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TS-990S JVC Kenwood MARKET CODES

Umboxing_E-K-typeThe market code is shown on the carton box – (IT – Il codice del tipo per mercato Europa o per il mercato Amerche (US-CA) risulta indicato con lettere sul cartone di imballo esterno)

E-type: Europe, K-type: The Americas  – The AC power cable supplied with the product is suitable for AC 120V (K-type) or AC 220V/240V for (E-type) –  Do not use a power cable other than supplied with this product.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official JVCKenwood sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

FTdx-3000D Firm. Ver.0114 & Ver.0107 adds Full Screen Spectrum Scope & Up. SPLIT operation – Latest Test by VA7OJ!

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FTDX-3000 New Firmware – Main CPU Ver. 01-14 and TFT Ver. 01-07 has just been posted 07/01/2013 by YAESU USA on his web-site. – Yaesu adds the “Full Screen” function of the Spectrum Scope for FTdx-3000, like FTdx-1200 & Up. the SPLIT Operation – Please read the  Yaesu FT3k Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding! – Download the latest Test Report of the FTdx-3000 NPR & DR3 by VA7OJ, link below.

italianoFTdx-3000D -Funzione a Schermo intero per lo Spettro Scope. (….come già nell’ FTdx-1200)

FTdx-3000_adds-full-screen-functionYaesu USA ha gli ultimi aggiornamenti del Firmware FTdx-3000D con la Ver. 01-14 Main-CPU (+utility FSW018_V101) e la Ver. 01-07 TFT (+utility TFW) rilasciate in data 07/Luglio/2013 (Yaesu, download dal settore files)
1) Full Screen spectrum scope display on the TFT Display
• Viene aggiunta una funzione a schermo pieno del campo di applicazione dell’analisi di Spettro sul Main Display TFT.
• Lo “schermo intero” viene memorizzato premendo il tasto “SELECT” per più di un secondo.(! ogni volta che si memorizza, il precedente contenuto viene sovrascritto e sostituito)
2) Split-Operation – change the TX  temporarily MAIN DIAL or RX [CLAR/VFO-B]
• Durante il funzionamento in “SPLIT” la frequenza TX può essere regolata temporaneamente con il MAIN DIAL, tenendo però pressato il tasto [TXW].
Altrettanto in questo modo la frequenza RX varierà girando però la manopola [CLAR/VFO-B] !! Setting of the TX/RX for SPLIT operation: accendere ON  [POWER] mentre si tiene pressato il tasto [SPLIT] per attivare questo modo di settaggio  con la variazione temporanea in Operazioni Split ….!! e… viceversa!

!! Si sta procedendo ad aggiornare solo 2 dei 4 firmware incorporati, con differenti software utility (Trasfer..) e 4 files a differenti  estensioni (SLF – dat – bin etc), nel Transceiver (Yaesu utilizza ancora qui il sistema  “multiple software systems installations”! rispetto alla Icom e Kenwood che usano, invece, un software a sistema unico di sviluppo). Quindi ignorare i passaggi ripetitivi (spegni, collega cavi, accendi, carica 1, ripristina e poi ancora, etc. etc.) previsti per il DSP e per la FFT (att. diverso da TFT!!) [..alla fine si rimane senza dita da pigiare contemporaneamente hi!!]

[Note] La funzione schermo intero richiede l’installazione delle Ver. xxxx_V0114.SFL ( MAIN CPU) e Ver. xxxxx_V01-07_xxxxx.bin (software x TFT). Per il funzionamento e le caratteristiche di cui sopra, si prega di fare riferimento ai fogli aggiuntivi per le nuove funzioni Spectrum & per VFO SPLIT a cura di YAESU MUSEN CO.,LTD & Yaesu-USA #EH046H500 (!! n. 2 pagine .pdf incluse nella stessa cartella (.zip) FTDX3000_Update_July1)

[Note] There are four different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000, Icom and Kenwood instead use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.
!! You are only doing the Main-CPU and TFT updates. You are NOT doing the DSP or FFT updates, just ignore those instructions at this time on the Upgrade Manual & FTdx3000 Additional useful functions sheet (n. 2 pages pdf  included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip))

[Note] The rig has to be started in different ways for each of these two updates to work!  The Yaesu “Firmware Upgrade Manual” has the update procedure for all of the Firmware-Modules & extention type (MAIN .SFL – DSP .dat – TFT .bin – FFT .dat), and for all Trasfer-Softwares (!! FSW018 – FW-DSP – TFW – FW-FFT !!) – See this Yaesu complex procedure step-by-step! – [… already running out of fingers when  try to reset, etc. etc. !]

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0114 Tft V00107) Update Information (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Latest Firmware Upgrade Manual (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  >Files, USB Driver, Manuals, Software (ENG)

!! Additional Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd Useful functions sheet, n. 2 pages pdf are included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip) by Yaesu USA web-site, files, download)!!

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FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type) 1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK/FSK (24kHz for AM/FM);
FTdx-1200 Triple-conversion super heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)  1st IF 40.455 MHz, 2nd IF 455 kHz  3td IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK /FSK (24 kHz for AM, FM).

Test Report: FTdx-3000, S/N 2K020095 © by Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ

– Using NPR notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance

NPR_va7oj-labsNoise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers – Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance – (…. To put the impact of the NPR test into perspective, a -9 dBm Ptot level at 5.6 MHz BRF is equivalent to 1200 simultaneous SSB signals at -43 dBm each, i.e. S9 + 30 dB!) etc. etc…. by Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ- (!! updated now in Giune, 2013 – see the link below)

Link to: Latest  NPR Test & 2 kHz DR3 of FTdx-3000 by Adam, VA7OJ

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.

FTdx-1200 Up-conversion – FT’s cocktail a mixture of radios! Yaesu User Manual EN – FFT1 & SCU-17

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FTdx-1200 HF/50MHz Up-conversion in stock – The FTdx1200 Operating Manual (13.4MB by Yaesu Usa) see link below – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface & FFT-1 Unit Download the Istruction Manula EN/JP below – This medium-price HF Transceiver it has a mixture of Yaesu radios (FT’s cocktail?! see below) – In the FTdx-1200 the VFO-A & VFO-B frequency and status are displayed only on the TFT Display & Spectrum Scope sweep function has two modes. Optional FFT-1 adds other features & Decoder. (Click the pictures to enlarge!)

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Yaesu Musen Co. will show the FTDX-1200 at Friedricshafen HamRadio 2013

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On the FTdx-1200 the Band Scope can be switched to a “full-screen” display by simply pressing the SCOPE key, and a signal spectrum can be viewed in detail on the Full TFT screen.

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FT’s cocktail: FT-950 Triple-conversion, IPO & RF amps (*FT1.2k uses two 2SC3356 on *FT3k two 2SC3357!) & Roofing filtes (MCF) /FT-2000 1st IF Sub Receiver /FTdx-3000 a wide 4.3-in TFT Display, new Menu System, IF-DSP based on the TI TMS320C6727B (@300 MHz)Data management & additional ingredients may be SCU-17 and FFT-1 Units ! – FTdx-1200 Spectrum scope sweep function has two modes available & No receive audio is generated during high sweeping (appr. 300 msec)
[Note*] FTdx-1200 2SC3356 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT 200 mW / FTdx-3000 2SC3357 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT** 1.2 W (** with ceramic substrate, see the Data Sheet) –
[Note] !! A cocktail is an “alcoholic” mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients !! (wikipedia)

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  • FTDX1200続報! 税込定価239,400!発売は早ければ6月か!(..Japan)
  • FTDX3000 定価 340,200円 – メーカー 八重洲無線 (…Japan)
  • FTdx-1200 List: USD $2400.00  / Discount Price: $1879,95 (…HRO US)
  • Yaesu FFT-1 $189,95 / Yaesu USB Interface  SCU-17 $194,95 (..HRO US)
  • FTdx-3000 Discount Price (EU) €2.505,00 incl. 19% VAT (..Difona DE)

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I don’t understand what Yaesu’s engineers are thinking!!
If I understand the specs correctly, you need to buy an optional interface (SCU-17) before you can perform firmware upgrades! Reading the brochure thoroughly I saw that the pretty Spectrum Scope (ASC) is not in real-time. The brochure says that the audio is muted during the sweeping that takes 300 msec (!!…. no receive audiois generated during sweeping, but as sweeping is done at an extremely high speed….etc.)

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 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. – See the Yaesu Istruction Manual (..link below)

[Note] The SCU-17 can be used for digital modes interface for all the current Yaesu HF transceivers via RS-232 Port and utility software – System Setup: FTdx-1200 – FTdx-3000 – FT-450D – FT-950 – FT-2000 – Ftdx-5000 – FT-817ND – FT-857D – FT-897D & hoter – Read please the SCU-17 Istruction Manual EN/JP (..link below).

[Note-2] Install the Virtual COM Port Driver on the PC before using the SCU-17 USB interface unit – See on the Yaesu web-site for details and istruction manual.

Link to: Download the Operating Manual EN Ver. (EXP) EH058H100
Link to: Download the SCU-17 USB Interface Unit Istruction Manual

Link to: Download the 16-page FTDX1200 Brochure (EXP) B9200652
Link to: Download the FT-950 Brochure 2007.0910 (U/E) B9200576 

A quick look at the Yaesu FTdx-1200 at Dayton Hamvention 2013

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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)

FTdx-1200 Specifications: Frequency Ranges: RX 30 kHz – 56 MHz (operating) 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (specified performance, amateur bands only) TX 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (amateur bands only) – Circuit Type: Triple-conversion super heterodyne Up-conversion –  Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB,USB), F3E(FM), F1B(RTTY), G1B(PSK) – Power Output: 5 – 100 Watts (2 – 25 Watts AM carrier) – Intermediate Frequency: IF 40.455 MHz/ 455 kHz /30kHz (24 kHz for AM, FM, PACKET-FM) – Roofing Filters: 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz  four-pole ( MCF) Monolithic Cristal Filter design at 40.455MHz. –  and more.

[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.

 

IC-7100 Video in use 07/14/2013 – Advanced Instructions – RS-BA1 V.1.40 & RC-28 V.1.01 – ID-51A/E MARS CAP

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IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF Multi Mode & D-STAR DV the new Advanced Instructions pdf 379 pages !! Video IC-7100 in Use CW – LSB – WFM – RTTY (Sunday 07/14/2013) – Designed to the 70MHz band in European versions – Download the new ID-51A/E & IC-7100 brochures (EN) – ID-51 MARS-CAP Modification – Read the QST Review ID-31A, see link below –

IC-7100_instructionsICOM IC-7100 Advanced Instructions Manual a new pdf of 379 page ( Icom America July 2013). These Advanced Instructions describe the details of the IC-7100 features.
This PDF formatted manual provides you with convenient functions, as follows. …. Shows a term description When the mouse cursor is moved over a term which is highlighted in yellow, the description of the term is displayed.
The screen shots at the right column,correspond to the perating instructions and procedures shows both setting and operating example. The location of the keys used in the described steps in the left column are illustrated.. etc.

Link to: Downloada the IC-7100 Advanced Instructions pdf 19.3MB (ENG)

L’Icom IC-7100 finalmente è stato approvato dalla  FCC ID AFJ339300 25.6.2013

IC-7100 List Price $1999.00 Your Price: $1665.95 USD – (Universal Radio Inc.)
IC-7100 #03 List Price €1477,16 (inc. 21% IVA IT) – (Marcucci Spa Importer)

IC 7100 in Use CW – LSB – WFM – RTTY – Sunday Morning 07/14/2013

IC-7100 the size is just about the same with IC-7000 Series and IC-706 & IC-706MKII, but it has a slanted header and can not be mounted on the main body. Touch Screen and user friendly mode and many menu could be easily controlled via Microphone, including changing mode and band selection.

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At Dayton Hamvention 2013, ICOM the booth rep says there are now 27,000 D-STAR users with over 1,000 repeaters — and they’re dropping the price on those repeaters.

Icom Inc. has updates RS-BA1 Ver. 1.40 &  RC-28 USB encoder Ver. 1.01

Major improvements of the function RS-BA1 V.1.40 (!! must be insert code from CD)
1. IC-7100 is now supported.
2. Improved for stable operation with RC-28 after PC comes out of the sleep mode.

Major improvements of the function RC-28 V.1.01
1. Improved for stable operation after PC comes out of the sleep mode.

Link  to: Icom co.jp-word support download Software & link to Firmware

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ID-51A/E 2m + 70cm Dual Band Portable – 5/2.5/1.0/0.5/0.1 Watts Output Power – RX: 88-174, 430-479MHz + AM Broadcast – Repeater Directory /Near Repeater) – Built-in GPS Receiver – Micro SD card slot for recording – IPX7 Submersible and more.. Download the new Icom Brochure EN PDF link below

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Der ID-51E verfügt über ein kompaktes 58 × 105,4 × 26,4 mm großes Gehäuse und wiegt mit Akku und Antenne nur etwa 255g –  Der integrierte GPS-Empfänger sorgt für schnelle Start-up-Zeit und genaue Position – Dowload Prospekt pdf

Link to: Download the new Icom ID-51 Brochure EN 13GS0020 PDF
Link to: Bitte entnehmen Sie diese Angaben dem ID-51E Prospekt

Link to: Read the QST Review of the ID-31A here! (Icom America Inc.)

Universal Radio (US) ID-51A  List Price: $756.00 Your Price: $579.00
Difona Communication (DE) ID-51E Special Price: €495,00 incl. 19% VAT

ID-51 Official MARS CAP Expanded TX & RX Mod by Icom America Inc. – MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) has a long history of providing worldwide auxiliary emergency communications during times of need
RX frequency expansion – (Click the picture to enlarge)

ID-51-MARS-CAP-Mod_IcomA BAND – (FM/FMN/DV)
VHF: Expanded range: 137.000-174.000MHz.
UHF: Expanded range: 380.000-479.000MHz.
B BAND – (AM & FM only)
VHF: Expanded range: 108.000-136.995MHz. (AM), 137.000-174.000MHz. (FM)
UHF: Expanded range: 380.000-479.000MHz. (FM)
Remove D9 on Logic board. – [Note] How to open up the TX range on your Icom ID-51 this mod will provide transmit from 137-174 Mhz & 400-479 Mhz: See the video by K1LA link http://youtu.be/UR40ZA0yRds

IC-7100 at Dayton 2013 – Icom Inc. have released a new Brochure Pdf (EN), and the MSRP Price in Japan. The Importer Marcucci Spa  released the List price in Italia.  See more news, links, video and pictures below.

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D-STAR is NOT proprietary to ICOM, D-STAR is an AMBE Codec owned by Digital Voice Systems. Icom is the only manufacturer putting D-STAR in their currently available Icom rigs. – (!! Click to all pictures to enlarge)

Suggested Retail Price (Japan) ¥ 165,900 (base price ¥ 158,000 no taxes)
Marcucci Spa (Italia) – IC-7100 #03 Prezzo listino € 1.534,00 (+ IVA 20% !!)

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TMS3206745BPTPA3_DSPTMS320C6745BPTPA3 Device 3000MIPS (Million Instructions per Second) Clock 375MHz – a high-performance 32-bit floating point IF DSP delivers rich digital signal processing features, including digital IF filter, digital twin PBT, noise reduction, CW auto tune, etc.
Those digital features work on all bands from HF to V/UHF bands. The DSP digital signal processing is incorporated into the AGC loop. Built-in SD Card Slot for Voice & Log Storage

The optional RS-BA1 software allows you to operate the IC-7100 from a remote PC over the Internet or local home network. – (IP Remote through Home LAN) – (IP Remote over Internet) – also available the RC-28 Remote encoder.

Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 new EU Brochure V.13GS0170 PDF  (EN)
Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 new US Brochure V.13GS0160 PDF (EN)

[IC-7100] タッチパネル&スラント型コントローラーが、今までにない直観的で軽快なマルチバンド運用を実現 – HF+50MHz+144MHz+430MHz〈SSB・CW・RTTY・AM・FM・DV〉100W トランシーバー –

Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 (JP) new  Brochure 2013-1-GSG661 (JP)

Touch Screen: The 48.6×75.9 mm in large “resistive” touch screen display can be operated even while wearing gloves.

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italianoIC-7100 il nuovo HF/50/70/144/430MHz, Multi Modo & D-STAR DV compreso. Ha un nuovo sistema di comando IC-7100 Base operationintuitivo e rapido con “Touch Screen” resistivo. Si possono eseguire i vari settaggi operativi direttamente toccando lo schermo LCD a matrice di punti! Il Transceiver dispone di una Slot per inserire una memorie SD-card (opzionale) per memorizzare e gestire Dati, il Log e le funzioni GPS (anche il GPS è opzionale esterno) i dati dei Ripetitori D-STAR, etc.  (come già nel ID-51E/A). – Molto interesse alla Hamvention di Dayton 2013 – Icom ha annuncito la disponibilità a fine Giugno pv.

Purtroppo nessun ATU è stato integrato all’interno. Un accordatore automatico opzionale (come ad esempio l’AH-4 oppure l’AT-180) è disponibile per l’acquisto (!), per eventuali scopi di ottimizzazione con il sistema di antenna. – (Cliccare sulle varie immagini per ingrandirle)

Prezzo consigliato IC-7100 (!! in Giappone) ¥ 165,900 (prezzo base 158.000 ¥)

Marcucci Spa (IT) IC-7100 #03 listino € 1220,80 (+ IVA 22%) (upd. 01/01/2014)

Link to: Scheda in Italiano IC-7100 #03 di Marcucci Spa Icom importer Italia 

Anche questo apparato IC-7100 può essere utilizzato in remoto via porta USB con l’utilizzo del Software RS-BA1 della stessa Icom, con o senza RC-28 Remote encoder, sia via rete LAN o via Internet, naturalmente tramite l’impiego di Computer sia in locale che nel sito remoto. [Nota] con solo RS-BA1, allo stato, non si accende o spegne il Transceiver!

The 2013 Dayton Hamvention has come and gone. In this, video for Ham Nation, I show some of what we saw at the worlds’ largest gathering of amateur radio operators….. italianoLa Hamvention di Dayton del 2013 è venuta ed è già passata !! poi Julian dice: questo mio video per Ham Nation, vi mostra alcune delle cose che abbiamo visto al più grande raduno di Radioamatori del mondo! – (tks’ Julian & grazie by IØGej) – 22 maggio 2013 by jyunte’s channel.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official ICOM  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.