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. The new KXPA100 100W Amplifier with internal ATU option at the Dayton Hamvention 2013 by Elecraft booth. Anche se non definitivo, Elecraft scrive: il prezzo obiettivo sarà di circa $699,00 dollari per il kit KXPA100, l’ATU avrà lo stesso prezzo come il KAT3 optional del K3 - Download the Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation (by w6nie) link below.
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).
KXPA100 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.
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)
KX3 SDR – Guide to KX3 Mobile Installation and Operation (W6NIA)
Essential 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.
The TS-990S and SP-990 Speaker! – TS-990 prototype with Waterfall function will be displayed as a reference exhibit at HAM RADIO 2012 in Friedrichshafen (June 22-24). Update !! See the new pictures of the TS990′s line, the latest info reports, Video and link below.
Interessante come sempre la Fiera di Friedrichshafen 2012 anche se alcune note ditte erano assenti, compresa la ACOM. La WoodBoxRadio con il nuovo Stand presentava novità made in Italy, come FDM-S1 e l’atteso Software Studio1.
Nello Stand Kenwood con il prototipo del TS-990, Michael Bruck ha mostrato in alcune occasioni le funzionalità del Transceiver HF/50MHz, compresa la modalità Waterfall nel Main Display TFT. Sul pannello posteriore (coperto invece a Dayton!) si notava l’uscita per un Monitor/Display e un Jack per una Keypad !
(Clcik on TS-990 SP-990 to big-enlarge!) – Two totally independent Receivers - Dual TFT display and a high speed Spectrum Scope (like IC-7800′s/7600′s, Icom’s pioneering work ) - Output Power 5W – 200W → Mode SSB CW FSK PSK FM AM → Built-in Switching Power Supply → Built-in Antenna Tuner → COM port → USB A/B port & LAN port -
The KENWOOD TS-990S Dual TFT Display & Dual Receiver HF/50 at Dayton Hamvention® 2012, it is scheduled for worldwide launch under the KENWOOD brand in Novemb. 2012 – - まずはお目当てのTS-990です. - ドイツでは、フリードリッヒスハーフェン市にて開催される HAM RADIO 2012」（2012年6月22日～24日 !
Some features enumeration overheard in YouTube videos: The Main Receiver utilizes Super Sharp Roofing filters and Down-conversion – The sub-receiver is the TS-590 – Total Five roofing filters – 3×32 bit IF-DSP’s processors – DVI connector – Multiple USB-2 ports – Optical I/O – LAN port (Remote controll via IP network?) …..
[Rumors] : The new Flagship is expected to retail in the $5,400 – 6,800 USD range [ Please watch t official web-sites] - Link to: JVC Kenwood News Release
JVC Kenwood Co., is releasing a new top end rig in the heritage of TS-950SDX, the TS-990S. It will be a full year, according to Kenwood, before the TS-990S will be available in the USA. - [Note] Please note that as this product is under development, published information is subject to change w.n.
<- QST…. Kenwood’s New HF Transceiver at Dayton 2012 !! - The new transceiver will be roughly the same size as the TS950SDX. - All HF + 50 MHz Bands … TS-990S.. (Click image to enlarge!!)
- Tokyo Ham Faire 2012年８月25日（土）・26日（日）東京ビッグサイトで開催 !
Video - the TS-990s and information from N4DRO at Dayton Hamvention 2012
[Note]: All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders
HJA-2000H RF Power Amplifier. – A novelty in RF Power Amplifiers is new HJA’s Series by Hliberling GmbH. Even the PT-8000A VLF/HF/VHF Transceiver ”Spitzentechnologie made in Germany”…. just in time for HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen 22-24 June 2012. – See the PT-8000′s 2008 v 2011 production and Link below.
HJA-2000H HF Power Amplifier 2000 W Out [63 dB /0 dBm] 1,5 … 30 MHz - MIL Jammer Mode - Remote/Local - TFT Central Monitoring System – 19” Design/10 HU - HPS-69-50-12 Power Supply for HF /VHF/UHF Power Amplifier HJA-2000H/ HJA-2000V/HJA-1000U – 6450 Watt Out – 50 Volt 450 Watt Out – 12 Volt - 19” Design /5 HU.
PT-8000 VLF/HF/VHF All Mode Transceiver with low noise SAW-VCXO at 640MHz. Employment of 1 GHz DDS oscillators guarantees low noise characteristics to noise suppression of -160dBc @ 10kHz at 14.2MHz.
La Hilberling GmbH continua la sua produzione di apparati diciamo di “nicchia” dal costo elevato (List price PT-8000 Transceiver, 200W, incl. Power Supply and Mic T9 = Euro 13.290,00) anche dopo l’annuncio nel 2010 di una probabile collaborazione con la Telefunken, di cui non è noto l’esito ad oggi.
Seguono, qui, alcuni dati, che si ritiene interessanti per confrontare (a few figures abaut PT-8000′s Transceiver 2008 and 2011 production) alcune importanti differenze trà il PT-8000 del 2008 e la produzione del 2011. !! In particolare il valore della 1st IF ed ora con un solo Roofing Filter da 50kHz
Prodotto nel 2008 (11.5.08):
RX Double Super Heterodyne 1st IF 70.700MHz and 2nd IF 10.7MHz / Xtal-Filter 1st and 2nd IF (BW) 70.7MHz (2.7kHz/6.0kHz/12.0kHz) MAIN 10.698/SUB 10.702MHz (0.5… 6.0kHz/12.0kHz)
Prodotto nel 2011 (13.12.11):
RX Double Super Heterodyne 1st IF 40.700MHz 2nd IF 10.7MHz / Xtal-Filter 1st and 2nd IF (BW) 40.7 (BW 50kHz) MAIN 10.702/SUB 10.698MHz (BW 0.5… 6kHz/15kHz)
Link to: Hilberling GmbH Products en web page
link to: HAM RADIO Messe Fiedrichshafen 2012
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AntennaDinamica “AD” born from the AD-Team passion, a italian group composed of experienced Ham radio Operators. Factory research located in Subbiano, Arezzo (Italy) – - See the Link and Video below !
Nasce AntennaDinamica AD per la passione della squadra AD-Team, composta da un gruppo di esperti Radioamatori. Nella sede di Subbiano (Arezzo) vengono sviluppati e testati gli AD-Motor.
The AD company introduce soon the innovative dinamic antennas products to the marketplace. – The decision was made to determine market viability by participating in the 2012 HAM RADIO trade show in Friedrichshafen De, the largest convention of its kind in the Europe.
The AD-Motor system, powered by a NEMA 23 stepper motor, can control the element lengths, a long boom is not needed to achieve near optimum gain and front to back ratios on every frequency between 7 MHZ and 50 MHz. – The Stepper-Motor NEMA 23 has a torque 3 times stronger than of a stepper motor NEMA 17 commonly used in other dynamic antennas. – The AD-Motor Unit is a high precision mechanism made of special design and materials.
The adoption of a drive shaft bound by a bering bracket with the slide plate of the elements tapes, who eliminates any tape of oscillation making a precise engagement of the beryllium tape in the motor teeth shaft !
Another great addition is an exclusive contact between the element tape and feed line, we chose Teflon material (most slippery.. opposed to system with slat!), the electric contact between the parts is assured by a calibrated spring which acts to push the element type against one great copper beryllium plate.
The AD-Controller which is directly connected into your computer, driving you controlling all elements lenght, looking on the screen in real time the effective forward power, swr and operative frequency. CAT control included for all HF rigs, allowing great grafphic interface to take control with just one click of all functions.
Watch the AD Video: Antenna Dinamica Motor Unit Test of 17/feb/2012
In this video we show the speed tests performed on AD Motor, we’ve tried to stress the AD stepper motor by starting from 690 steps per minute untill making him take more than 800 steps per minute – ( 650 steps! …that there was no mechanical failure)
Topics! breaking news: FUNcube-1 by AMSAT-UK’s is GO FOR LAUNCH! / FUNcube Dongle Pro 64MHz to 1.7GHz SDR Receiver / New FunSDR software coming by Alberto, I2PHD (source sdritalia) / New FDM-S1 FPGA based by ELAD S.r.l available in March 2012 (source woodboxradio)
The FUNcube-1 micro-satellite (CubeSat standard size) will carry a UHF to VHF linear transponder that will have approx 500mW PEP output and which can be used by Radio Amateurs worldwide for SSB and CW communications. -
AMSAT-UK is working on this new amateur satellite project: FUNcube-1 is a complete educational single CubeSat project with the goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics, will be launched with a number of other spacecraft from a DNEPR rocket sometime in the third quarter of 2012.
FUNcube Dongle Pro or “FCD” is a SDR Receiver! - The Pro version gives unlimited access to the frequency range 64MHz to 1.7GHz (1.1GHz – 1.27GHz omitted) – Similar to USB TV Dongle, the FUNcube Dongle simple fits into your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with many radio reception programs … like the future FunSDR write by I2PHD (see below!) and it is uses standard USB drivers already integrated into the operating system! (…No drivers required!)
FUNcube Dongle Pro Prices: (for EC buyers Inc VAT at 20%): abaut £134.60/£137.22 inc. shipping!
FunSDR Software (in development) - The new software FunSDR which is working I2PHD, Alberto is (probably..) expected soon! - A few days ago was released the GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1- (note the nixie counter, very fine… like a vintage style) – Features are tailored to operation on VHF, UHF and Microwave frequencies with the FUNcube Dongle SDR Raceiver range.
As is known, I2PHD, is a genius in developing the software! The Winrad written by Alberto is a free software pioneering for the SDR radio applications. – The WRplus by Sandro Sfregola is a Software Defined Radio program derived from the base code of Winrad. << Click to enlarge the Screen shot GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1
FDM-S1 is an analog to digital conversion board, FPGA-based developed by ELAD S.r.l. made in Italy… wow! – The Preliminary Spec. and Special Price (EN/IT) by Link to: WoodBoxRadio – (Italy)
Anteprima: FDM-S1 hardware: Campionatore ADC 14bit – 61,44MHz – Campionamento diretto da 80kHz – 30MHz – Ingresso adatto fino a 200MHz* per Undersampling ( *Richiede filtri d’ingresso opzionali) Uscita su USB a 192kHz I&Q e altro! – SW1 Software: Ricezione AM CW SSB FM Stereo e DRM integrati – Tripla barra di sintonia (patent pending) – Doppio Filtro Notch e Filtro DSP variabili - Registrazione e riascolto dei 192kHz campionati e altro!
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Japan Earthquake 8.9 and Tsunami! Prayers for all people in Japan, God bless them!! - (Clik the photo and thumbnails to enlarge)
Both ICOM, Kenwood and Vertex Standard have issued statements concerning the affect of the earthquake on their factories.
It appears Icom’s facilities at Osaka and Wakayama are in the south of the country and Kenwood’s primary office facilities in Yokohama and Hachioji are to the south and west of the quake’s epicentre. Kenwood’s primary manufacturing facility is located in Malaysia. The production of Yaesu Amateur Radio equipment at Vertex Standard’s factory in Fukushima, Japan, has been temporarily halted due to earthquake damage. It is understood the factory is just 60km from the quake-stricken nuclear reactors ! – See the Link below
Link to: Icom Inc. and the Recent Devastating Japanese Earthquake – ENG
Link to: Kenwood Updates Current Status of Company Operations in JP – ENG
Link to: Download the Vertex Standard Message from the CEO/President ENG
Of course all radioamateurs will keeps the people of Japan in their thoughts and prayers during this time of extreme disaster. - Sad times for Japan, especially folks living near Sendai. The disaster area is in the north east, where the Tsunami hit the coastline and also the earthquake was closest to the epicenter. In the most affected Northern Japan, main highways remain closed, strictly available for emergency aid vehicles.
Terremoto in Giappone 8.9 e Tsunami! Naturalmente tutti i radioamatori non mancheranno di tenere il popolo giapponese nei loro pensieri e nelle preghiere in questo momento di disastro estremo. Tempi tristi per tutto il Giappone, soprattutto per la gente che vive vicino a Sendai. La zona del disastro si trova a nord est, dove lo tsunami ha colpito lungo la costa ed il terremoto è stato più violento essendo più vicina all’epicentro.
JARL – The Japan Amateur Radio League, Inc. – Emergency traffic.
【重要なお知らせ】 JARLでは、東北地方太平洋沖地震に際し、JA7RL/7 ほかRL局において、 主に7.030MHz SSBにより非常通信のワッチを実施しています。非常通信用周波数をクリーンな状態に保てるようにご協力をお願いします。!
click the Google picture to links: Alarm and warning, Person Finder japan Earthquake, Disaster message board, Shelter information, Donation to the Japanese RED CROSS SOSIETY (in JPY via Google Crisis Response)
Lista delle frequenze HF per il traffico di emergenza utilizzate in Giappone
Dayton Hamvention® 2010 – Report and video sharing! by www.radiocronache.com®
Icom new IC-9100 – Kenwood new TS-590S and TH-D72 – Yesu FTdx-5000 – FLEXradio – Elecraft K3 P3-panad – AMSAT ARISSat – ARRL Expo – And more! …….. See below links, photos and video
Hamvention 2010 Video by TonyNap1 – 15.05.2010 Day #1 at the Hamvention
!!-New Kenwood HF radio: the sales man talking in video said “it was a K3 killer”!!
The First video from HARA by WB8CXO – Hamvention 2010 Thursday Morning
Digital IF filter by IF DSP: The latest digital features are incorporated in this compact radio from two DSP chips Analog Devices that deliver superior processing performance.
Link to: Download the Icom official product brochure .PDF
IC-7000 Quadribanda e multimodo Icom. Il Display a colori esterno
Il jack di uscita video sul pannello posteriore permette di vedere una visualizzazione ingrandita su un monitor esterno. – [Nota]: Un cavo mono con Jack da 3.5 mm è richiesto per la connessione. Uno dei menu permette di modificare le caratteristiche di visualizzazione, come luminosità e contrasto.
La presa VIDEO sul pannello posteriore, citato sopra, è una uscita video analogica. Per provare è stato collegato all’ingresso video composito del televisore e il Display del IC-7000 immediatamente ha riempito lo schermo. Anche se questo potrebbe essere usato per una presentazione! invece è molto più utile per collegare uno di quei piccoli schermi video fatto per lettori DVD portatili o sistemi di intrattenimento dell’automobile, compreso lo schermo del GPS con ingresso dedicato.
Link to: More info and images by I0GEJ’s Weblog IC-7000 page
Hamradio 2009 Friedrichshafen Prezzi Prices Precios Preis and Sonderpreis! See the Special Prices for IC-7700 IC-7600 IC-7200 IC-7400 IC-718 IC-7000 IC-910H Yaesu FT-950 FT-450AT FT-897D FT-857D Icom D-STAR IC-E92 IC-E80D IC-2820 VT-123 ID-E880. Buy Ham Radio Equipment…. Preis… and Sonderpreis… Acquistare apparati radio.. Prezzi e Prezzi scontati… See the Link below for Ham Radio 2009 Photo Gallery… (continua…)
COTA Award 2009 (5th). (Carabinieri On The Air, 195° anniversary of Carabinieri Force foundation. The special call II0CC was active 20-40 and 80 meters SSB, CW and DIG on days May 23rd and 24th , 2009 from ARI Perugia. This contact allow 8 points for 5° Diploma COTA 2009, which ends June 20. In the headquarters of Agello (Pg), the team has collected 741 QSOs!
The ARI Perugia operetors team: I0TIC, Odoardo IK0QBI, Enrico IZ0FWD,Iari IK0AZG, Gianni I0KWX Vincenzo I0ZUT, Giampiero I0UZF, Francesco IZ0GUS, Salvatore IZ0PXT, Simone IW0SAQ, Gianni IK0YUT, Luigi. (23 and 24 May, 2009)
Diploma COTA 2009 (V°). La stazione speciale II0CC è stata attiva in 20-40-80 metri SSB, CW e DIG nei giorni 23 e 24 Maggio 2009 dalla sezione ARI di Perugia. La Stazione è valida 8 punti per il 5° Diploma COTA 2009 che termina il 20 giugno. II0CC opearata dal team Ari Perugia come sopra. Durante l’attività fatta nella postazione operativa di Agello (Pg) sono stati effettuati ben 741 QSO!
C.O.T.A. Award 2009: 0700 UTC, May 20 through 1900 UTC, 5 June , 2009
Objective: for amateurs and SWL around the world to contact COTA members amateurs in as many time as possible. – Bands : 80 mt., 40 mt., 20 mt. Mode: SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
[Purpose] Il ricavato al netto delle spese di gestione verrà devoluto a favore della “ONAOMAC” Opera Nazionale Assistenza Orfani Militari Arma Carabinieri;
[Note] — Report and photo by IK0QBI, Enrico (Perugia), Cota member;
[Info ] — II0CC QSL’s manager: IW6DSM Lorenzo, Cota member.