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Icom IC-7850 Pre-Release Information: Now 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter

IC-7850 50th Anniversary Limited Edition at Tokyo Ham Fair 2014. – See the Icom Pre-Release PDF link below – Limited edition 150 Units Only World wide!
Utilizes a newly developed 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter at 1st IF 64.455MHz Up-Conversion system – Local Oscillator Design Improved Phase Noise with -140dBc/Hz at 1kHz ofset – Improved Spectrum Scope – Dual Scope Function – High Resolution Spectrum Waterfall – Enhanced Mouse Operation for the Spectrum Scope. (Sweep Speed 29.3 samples/Sec)

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Dual Scope Function to simultaneously see Main & Sub bands and more.

The IC-7850 collectors piece will be produced early in 2015 in very limited numbers. Based on the IC-7800 platform, RF circuitry, parts of the logic sections and I/O interfaces have been improved – Now the RMDR at 1kHz ofset  (CW mode) 101dB! (…IC-7800: 78dB / TS-990: 83dB / FTdx-5000: 91dB)

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IC-7850 improvment: RMDR performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB !
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IC-7850 Anniversary Limited Edition (the special rear panel)

Icom Planned Features & Improvments:
Best in industry class 1st LO Phase noise figure (approximately 20dB improvement for 1 kHz offset).
Reciprocal Mix Dinamic Range (RMDR) performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB (roofing filter: 3kHz, IF BW: 500Hz) - Added USB ports/500kHz band compatibility.

Link to: Download IC-7850 Pre-release-Information ENG Pdf

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 Cosmetically, the radio boasts gold colour dials, buttons and side strips, the front panel is finished in a stunning deep clear piano black and a special machined anodised aluminium black / gold tuning dial –  Further improvements over current IC-7800 functions and features are under consideration and will be confirmed later. (…read official Icom source!)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2014 JVC/Kenwood Booth The TS-990S Flagship 【ハムフェア東京2014 JVC/ケンウッドブース】

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Tokyo Ham Fair 2014 – Kenwood TS-990S Transceiver

 [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)

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Tokyo Ham Fair 2014 – Yeasu FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz – AOR AR-DV1 Digital Receiver

FT-991 HF 50 144 430MHz 100W All Mode Transceiver – The New Yaesu quad-band all mode preliminari fetaure: Operate on the SSB / CW / FM / C4FN Digital / AM / RTTY / PSK mode – Roofing Filters 3 and 15kHz – Full color TFT display – High speed DSP 32-bit – PA output 100Watts (VHF/UHF 50Watts) – ATU and mode.(….read the official Yaesu source!)

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Tokyo Ham Fair 2014 – The HF-VHF-UHF All Mode Transceiver Yesu FT-991
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FT-991 HF VHF UHF All mode Transceiver (Rear panel two antennas GPS/CAT & USB Port)

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Novità alla Fiera HamFair di Tokyo: Yaesu presenta il FT-991 un quadribanda HF VHF e UHF all mode compreso C4FM del System Fusyon una modulazione FDMA digitale. Sostituisce e migliora con un Display TFT il noto e diffuso FT-897 (end)

AOR AR-DV1 the new Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital full cover range 100kHz – 1300MHz, builtin eight digital receive demodulation mode .  - Analog operates modes: SSB / Cw / FM (WFM – NFM – SFM) / AM  (WAM – NAM -& Syncronous detection.

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AR-DV1 Digital/Analog Modes Built-in Decoder
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Ham fair 2014 – AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver – Analog / digital cover 100kHz – 1300MHz

AR-DV1 preliminary info: Receive System: 100kHz-18MHz Direct Conversion (SDR) - 18MHz-1300MHz Triple Conversion Super-heterodyne. (…read the official AOR source for more informations!)

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The new TRX-305A HF SDR Transceiver (Kit) – Full digital RF signal processing experiment kit at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing Booth & AOR Ltd. – Read more by RadioCronache

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AOR Ltd Preview the AR-DV1 wideband digital/analog receiver.

 [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)

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FTDX-1200 & FTDX-3000 Now Adj. RF Power SSB With CAR Knob – Analog or SDR RTX?

FTDX-1200 Update Ver. 01.09 and FTDX-3000 Update Ver. 01.19  (08/07/2014) now adjusts the TX RF Power output for SSB & CW modes with the [PROC/CAR] knob on front panel.

After loaded new firmware, the Menu item now gives “177 TX GNRL” option to selects: TX PWR or PROC CONTROL. (Default setting: TX PWR) – New firmware includes additional improvements of functions and optimization.

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[!] Read more on the official Yaesu USA Change Information.
[!]In Italia invece ad oggi non ho rintracciato le necessarie istruzioni e le integrazioni al Manuale  scritte in italiano !
[!] But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex ….compared to other OEM’s!

Link to: Web of YAESU ©USA – Home Page (ENG)

italianoAggiornamenti Yaesu – Nuove versioni del firmware per FTDX-1200 update MAIN V.01.09 e per FTDX-3000 update MAIN V.01.19 sono sul Sito-web di  Yaesu USA -
Dopo aver caricato i nuovi software, il passo del menù “177″ prevede ora l’opzione per il controllo continuo della potenza TX RF output anche  in SSB. Oppure del livello del Processore, con l’uso diretto della manopola [PROC/CAR] così come avveniva prima solo per il modo modo CW.  Le altre istruzioni in modo diverso dalla SSB rimangono invariate. Yaesu dichiara che, nei nuovi firmware, sono inclusi altri miglioramenti di funzionamento e altre ottimizzazione.

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But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex compared to other OEM’s!

Manufacturers such as designing in 2014 for us amateurs? -New SDR Direct Sampling Radio with latest digital technoIogy will advance very rapidly! Are the Manufacturers Japanese ready to tackle a software project of this magnitude?!
It makes logical sense that Icom’s, Yaesu’s next product should be a stand-alone SDR. – The superheterodyne with IF-DSP architecture has reached a point of maturity beyond which little, if any improvement is possible! - 
(..as recently has written my friend Adam, VA7OJ)

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Multi-conversion or Direct Sampling SDR (come si differenziano qui in sintesi visiva)

Receiver Architectures type (see picture):
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) Multi-Conversion a.k.a. “superheterodyne”: most every Kenwood, Icom, Ten-Tec, Elecraft, Yaesu amd Hilberling.
2) SDR Direct Sampling a.k.a “wideband” with ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array and Massive DSP Power (built-in): FLEX-6000 Series – HPSDR – ANAN – Perseus – Elad FDM-DUO and now AOR Ltd Japanese manufacturer (for now…!?)- More…… We are the leader in SDR 

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Yaesu FTdx-1200 Up-conversion & FTdx-3000 Dow-conversion superhet block diagram

FTDX-1200 - Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – New 1st Mixer and new IF 40.455MHz / 455kHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) Plus New Color display & new menu managements
FT-950 – Old Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – IF 69.450MHz / 450MHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) (production end)

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 [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)

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TRX-305A SDR Transceiver in “Kit” at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing booth

The new TRX-305A HF SDR Transceiver – Full digital RF signal processing experiment kit at Ham Fair 2014 CQ Publishing Booth will be held at Tokyo on August 23rd and 24th - 特別企画1…TRX-305のデモ機を展示!ハムフェア2014 CQ出版ブースにて – (the first parts of kit scheduled in early October to mid-September)
Other News: The AOR Ldt at Ham Fair 2014 Will show its new Receiver AR-DV1 in Tokyo Big Sight, the Ham Fair for Amateur radio. - Click link below for more info (JPN)! 

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[CQ] – 信号処理メイン・ボード TRX-305MB – Signal Processing & FPGA Main Board TRX-305
Link to: Cyclone III FPGA Family features and architecture
Link to: JARRL CQ Ham Radio Semptember 2014  info (JP)
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ink to : AOR Ltd Jp annunciament for its New AR-DV1 

The transistor technology editing section of CQ Publishing, we have developed a (TRX-305A) experiment kit (…with the AOR Ltd technical support…) to commemorate the inaugural 600 issue (1964-2014), we can learn a wireless communication technology practical by digital signal processing!

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[CQ] ディスプレイ・ボード TRX-305CP – Display board TRX-305CP (traslate!)
Preliminary specifications (subject to change without notice)
( Receiver)
ADC: LTC2205-14 (14-bit, 65MHz clock, with dither)
DAC: BU9480F (16 bit, stereo)
Demodulation mode: WFM, NFM, AM, AM, LSB, USB, CW
IF BW: 300Hz, 2.8kHz, 6kHz, 15kHz, 30kHz, 100kHz, 200kHz
Input sensitivity: 10dB S/N SSB: 0.5μV
Frequency range (Receive also other frequencies and re-design the filter!) 100kHz ~ 30MHz, 70MHz ~ 120MHz
Frequency setting-step: 1Hz resolution
IP3: +15dBm or more

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[CQ] )出力BPFボード TRX-305LP – PA Output LPF TRX-350LP

(Trasmitter)
ADC (DUC):  AD73311 (16-bit)
Direct I/Q  modulation by the AD9957 (clock 1GHz)
RF output: Amplifier of 6dB AD9957 (14-bit, 1GHz DAC), by transistor (….maximum output: 3dBm)
Modulation: NFM, AM, LSB, USB, CW
CW keying:  Semi break-in method

[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 to all)

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ID-51E Special 50th Edition in 5 Colors – DV Mode Data “Three Times Faster!”

ID-51E to Mark Icom’s 50th Anniversary a Special Edition! Icom Inc is releasing five special editions of its ID-51E dualband D-STAR /FM handheld builtin GPS receiver, DV Mode Data Trasfer Three Times Faster! and will include some special features! – See link below for Latest Catalouges
This commemorative series will be available from September from all authorised Icom Amateur radio dealers. (…see Icom uk.co.uk)

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Icom ID-51E Special edition available in red, blue, lime, white and black!

Icom ID-51E Special 50th Anniversary Edition Features
• RS-MS1A Android™ Application (Optional OPC-2350LU cable required) • Faster Data Transfer in DV Mode (Three Times Faster (approx.) • Longer antenna supplied for Optimal Receive Performance • Additional Dplus Reflector Link Commands • DV and FM Repeater Search Function • Enhanced D-PRS Functions • 50th Anniversary logo displays on the opening screen. – (source: Icom UK preliminary info)

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For more information about this model, visit the ID-51E product page on official website.
•Link to: Icom UK ID-51E Information – Specifications – ENG
•Link to: Download the Latest Icom Radio Catalogues! ENG

[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 to all)

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WRTC 2014 Gold Medalists N6MJ & KL9A – Result by Rank Mode QSOs & Radios

WRTC 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship the World Cup of ham radio! – Gold Medalists N6MJ, Daniel and KL9A, Chris and “Most Multipliers” award winners, learn that there is an additional suprise award a round-trip airline ticket to the Azores, courtesy of K5ZD, Rui Amin, Azores Tourism ! More news & many pictures: link to N6TV Picasaweb & to ©2014 WRTC2014, Inc. web-page below

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K5ZD with N6MJ & KL9A (pic by n6tv)

WRTC 2014 – Monday, 14 July the Awards and Closing Ceremony  and Dinner in the Doble Tree Hotel by Hilton – Boston – Westborough MA USA.

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WRTC Closing Ceremony and Award presentation (pic by N6TV)

WRTC 2014 – I primi tre team classificati con Rank, Mode, e QSOs, e tipo di radio utilizzati nei rispettivi siti (Se&O!)

Rank       Callsign      CW QSO’s     SSB QSO’s            Radios
1 Gold       K1A                   3844                    747                   2 x IC7800
2 Silver     W1L                  3625                    935         1 x K3, 1 x 7600
3 Bronze W1P                  3274                 1112              2 x 756PRO3

WRTC 2014 Monday, 14 July Award Presentations: OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze) – (see many others pictures by N6TV picasaweb)

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WRTC 2014 OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze)

Ora qui alcune informazioni, doverose, per i Teams italiani in questo evento radiantistico internazionale che per il 2014 ha avuto base in MA USA – [Nota]  I0ZUT (Perugia Contest Club), conferma  che il WRTC è una vera Olimpiade  oppure la Coppa del Mondo dei radioamatori!
Da sottolineare la grande organizzazione necessaria, la complessa logistica, i servizi di supporto di decine di volontari e la necessità di trovare le risorse coinvolgendo gli Sponsors  e tanti Radio clubs nell’armonia competitiva.

Italian Teams … WRTC 2014 Total Score (…claimed) & Area
Rank 29th   IZ1LBG / WQ2N     – 5,491,056   (Area Youth)
Rank 49th   IK2NCJ / IK2QEI   – 4,473,720   (Area Europe #2)
Rank 58th    IK1HJS / I4UFH     – 3,512,224   (Area Europe #2)

Link to: All Photos galleries by N6TV Picasaweb page
Link to: WRTC 2014 Live Scoreboard (official scores)

WRTC Sanctioning Committee President S50A on 14.07.2014 said: “I now declare the WRTC closed” !
Thanks to the WRTC 2014 Chairman K1DG  and Co-Chair K5ZD, tanks to othe Directors, Judging Committee members,  and all Site volunteers, included WO1N with special WRTC appreciation award. Thanks by I0GEJ’s-RadioCronache Iatly.

[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 to all)

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Who will be leader in SDR Radio – See what happens over the Ham Fair 2014

SDR Direct Sampling Radio with latest digital technoIogy will advance very rapidly! – I think I would probably wait and see what happens over the  Ham Fair 2014 will be held at Tokyo on August 23rd and 24th, maybe Icom Inc. or someone else in Japan  will announce an even more fantastic SDR!?
The big question is this, though: Are the Japanese ready to tackle a software project of this magnitude? ….(icom I will do it!)

Image featuring two top Amateur Radio Base stations, the IC-781 and the IC-7800 (Icom Uk G+)
Image featuring two top Amateur Radio Base stations, the IC-781 and the IC-7800 (Icom Uk G+)

Vista l’evoluzione tecnologica nel settore, ora ha senso logico che il prossimo prodotto di Icom Inc. dovrebbe essere un SDR stand-alone! –  L’architettura Superhet/DSP ha raggiunto oramai la maturità e non credo che Icom Inc., o qualsiasi altro produttore, possano ottenere ulteriori performance utili se non si passa all’impiego di circuiti SDR total-based!

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FlexRadio Systems USA scrive: we are the leader in SDR (ad in QST!) quindi continua con altre innovazioni – Infatti un’altra novità “coming soon” dopo l’ultimo Flex-6300, atteso in consegna per Settembre 2014, sembra essere questa FlexPAD, una flessibile interfaccia utente per il controllo remoto della serie Flex-6000′s tramite collegamenti in rete LAN (locale) oppure in WAN (remoto). Funziona con tasti e manopole e con l’inserimento di un iPad in touch-screen (non fornito!) una vera integrazione di tecnologie diverse e solo se vorrai potrai usare anche il tuo Computer!

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Flex-6300 inside view - Completely new hardware architecture direct sampling – Mixer-less receivers offering unpresidented performance and low distorsion – The box does most of the processing – Two DAX Audio & IQ Channels etc. – [Note] Flex-6300 only has no RX bandpass filter and ATU is optional - Looking at the inside picture, I don’t understand why they couldn’t put a PC-class silent fan in this unit?!

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 Flex-6300 –  Maximum Panadapter Bandwidth: 7 MHz (14 MHz on 6500/6700 models) see the picture up – ADC Resolution:  16-bits & Sampling Rate:  122.88 Msps - Two “Slice” Receivers with identical performance - Unlimited  recording files -  CAT native ability to remote operate via rete WAN on local LAN …..and more.

[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)

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Ham Radio Exhibition 2014 News & Hilberling HPA-8000B 1kW Amplifier

Ham Radio 2014 International Amateur Radio Exhibition  in Friedrichshafen and the first photo-gallery. – Hilberling GmbH showed the  HPA-8000B 1kW Linear Amplifier 1.8 – 70MHz, availability to end November 2014.

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LDMOSFET Amplifier 1kW RF-Output FM – AM – SSB –  CW – All Ham Radio Bands 160m – 4m (1.8–70MHz ) PA 50V Power Supply – 4 Antenna Connectors – Two Transceiver Imputs  - Fully Automatic Control (CAT & Remote).

HPA-8000B inside view (pic link to Hilberling)

 HAM Radio 2014: About 200 exhibitors at the 39th Amateur Radio Exhibition from June 27 to 29 in Friedrichshafen.
Qui una prima Foto Gallery che mostra alcune novità, qualche curiosità ed altre cose interessanti, comprese quelle già note negli ultimi mesi. – (… galleria sperimentale….test 1!)

[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.

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Stealth 9310 Automatic Tuning Whip Antenna for all HF Amateur Bands

Stealth 9310 Automatic Tuning Whip Antenna is a lower cost version of Type 9300 military antenna systems, incorporates high-Q stepper inductor driven by highly precise, fast and reliable micro controller operated belt drive. Tune in entire 160-10m amateur bands in just 0.5 sec! (..the brochure below)

The inside look on Stealth HF mobile whip antenna (pic link)

[Note]  available option: Radials Series kit with a support plate, for non-mobile use, like field-day or base. (In the picture above the base set up with Radials and NVIS optionWhen you want normal vertical, its used with standard whip and spring.

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WiMo GmbH, his the distributor of STEALTH TELECOM antennas – Summer discount 2014 price: €.1319,67 (incl 19% german VAT for EU countries).
WiMo expected at the Exhibition HAM Radio 2014 in Germany, Friedrichshafen 27-29 June 2014.
The NVIS kit (option) improves the performance of the antenna by 5-8dB, and improves higher take-off angle radiation efficiency. The tuning range is limited to 1.6 – 16 MHz
The NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave is pure sky wave mode where ionosphere bounced return signal falls to the ground almost vertically!!

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Military Technology by Stealth Telecom FZC Sharjah, UAE (United Arab Emirates) – The Major Specs:
Frequency Range 1.8 to 30MHz transmit and receive;
Power Rating 125W CW /Data, 200W PEP SSB (Voice)
VSWR Typical ≤1.3:1, 50 Ω;
Tuning Speed New CH: 0.4 sec (min.), 1.8 sec (max.) Memory CH: 0.5 sec average;
Memory Channels 200 RAM, 200 EEPROM;
Interface Arrangement 3xTTL lines/UART/RS-48S;
Connections UHF socket /MIL-DTL5015 8-pin /Mini-USB;
Online Firmware Upgrade;

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Link to: Download product brochure by Stealth Telecom PDF

When reliable communication is vital… (pic by Stealth Telecom link)

[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.

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Acom 600S Solid State Amplifier Inside look & Video-test by ON4VP

Acom 600S  600 watts PEP from 1,8 to 54 MHz solid state Power Amplifier inside views and first test in Europe by ON4VP – Video takes a small review, menu items and small test on-air- Expected at the Exhibition HAM Radio 2014 in Germany, Friedrichshafen  Watch the YT video, info and pictures below.

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The ACOM 600S is a linear amplifier which covers all amateur bands from 1.8 through 54MHz and provides more than 600 W output power (PEP or continuous carrier) with less than 30W of drive. – The final stage uses field effect (MOSFET) transistors type MRFE6VP6300H (by Freescale Semiconductor)

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The workink parameters of the amplifier are indicated on a multi-functional, 5″ (108x65mm) high resolution color display (800×480 pixels).

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The items in each menu are selected and controlled by the same six buttons as in the menu (…appear iscription!) – The amplifier control is performed with only six buttons from the front panel, directly by CAT/AUX interface from the transceiver or remotely by RS232 interface (rear connectors).

Firmware updates – When ACOM publishes a new version of the built-in firmware, the user can upload it in the amplifier after he checks their compatibility.

Link to: First Acom 600S in the shack ON4VP see the video

[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