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
FTdx-5000MP Receiver Block Diagram (latest release elab- by www.radiocronache.com) (Clik image to enlarge!) -
The FTdx-5000 HF/50 MHz Transceiver has a new architecture!
Circuit Type: VFO-A Double-conversion superheterodyne – VFO-B Triple-conversion superheterodyne – Inrmediate IF’s: VFO-A 9 MHZ/30 kHz (24 kHz for AM/FM) – VFO-B 40.455 MHz/455 kHz/30 kHz (24 kHz for AM/FM)
The Main RX (VFO A) is a two-stage down-conversion design – Yaesu engineers take the down-conversion architecture, only for Main RX A, with narrow ham-band filtering for superior close-in dynamic range. – (Like K3 Elecraft and Orion II Ten-Tec – …US made!)
See The list prices for Japan market in the CQ ham radio n. 1/2010, and on the Tomei Denshi Co., Ltd. Jp website – See The retail prices for US released on 01/10/2010!!
The Version MP has been FCC approved on 01/29/2010 – FCC id: K6620361X61 – The FTdx5000 had been FCC approved on 12/11/2009 – FCC id: K6620361X60…
See List prices Japan and retail US, update now and more… (continua…)
The IC-7600 advertising in the CQ Ham Radio January 2009 – New Icom IC-7600 transceiver coming soon! – Source: CQ Ham Radio Japan …..
- The ICOM IC-7600 utilizes Icom’s proven IF-DSP technology – Features selectable roofing filters at 3kHz, 6kHz and 15kHz on 1st IF – Dual 32-bit floating point DSPs, one for TX and RX other for the Spectrum scope – Double superhet with an image-rejection 2nd mixer circuit providing improved in-band IMD – Dual frequency watch is available
- Set mode settings and features can change quickly – There is even a RTTY and PSK31 encoder/decoder built-in! – CW RISE TIME <10ms> setting is also available – The new 5.8 inch (diagonal) color LCD has a quick-start LED backlight – Various levels (Power, ALC, SWR, COMP, Vd, Id, TEMP PA) digital meter can be simultaneously. The IC-7600 is the model which will surely satisfy ardent ham operators with its improved digital technology, software, receiver performance, functionality and user-friendliness.
Two USB ports: One is on for keyboard and memory key and one on the rear panel for PC control and baseband audio Rx/Tx. – Great stability with a TCXO: 0.5ppm TCXO (0 – 50°C) – The final stage 100W output, adopted The Po-FET (RD100HHF1) – There is both a mechanical relay (16V/0.5A) and FET relay (250V/200mA), and more.