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AOR AR8600 Mark 2- Scanning Receiver

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	<strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">AR8600 Mark2 Receiver - any time, any place wider coverage all mode receiver 100 kHz - 3000 MHz with RS232 port.</font></strong></p>
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	<font face="Verdana" size="2">The AR8600 Mark2 is an amazingly versatile receiver which can be used mobile, base or trans-portable... powered from an external 12V d.c. power supply, 12V vehicle or from an optional internally fitted NiCad battery pack. Due to continuous development of our products, the AR8600 Mark2 has been enhanced in several areas. The upper <strong>frequency range has been extended to 3000MHz</strong> (3.0GHz), lower band sensitivity has been increased (now officially covering to 100kHz) with an enhancement to short wave performance by the addition of further bandpass filters and selection of alternative I.F. filters. <strong>Mini-Circuits RMS1/RMS2 mixers</strong> have been employed with <strong>active SPM aerial switching devices</strong> (not diode-switching) abundantly employed throughout the signal path. The AR8600 Mark2 provides remarkable short wave performance, making other similar wide band competitors mediocre by comparison.<br />
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	A strong twin metal case with die cast front panel characterises the multi-purpose role.<br />
	All mode receive capability is provided including Single Side Band with programmable<br />
	tuning steps down to a resolution of 50Hz with the frequency established by a highly accurate <strong>Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator</strong> (TCXO). An RS232 port further extends the capabilities with free supporting control software available from the AOR web sites.<br />
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	Many microprocessor features have been adopted from the trendsetting AR8200 Series-2 hand portable receiver, with the addition of a <strong>lamp dimmer and squelch operated lamp</strong>. The AR8600 Mark2 RF front-end is an all new design with additional RF bandpass filters, sharper I.F. filters, SPM aerial switching devices for minimal signal path loss and Mini-Circuits mixers. RF preselection is provided through the crowded areas of VHF and UHF to ensure the highest levels of adjacent channel rejection with software spurii cancellation. In addition to a hinged telescopic whip aerial, the AR8600 Mark2 is supplied with a <strong>detachable plug in medium wave bar aerial</strong> which locates on the rear chassis of the receiver for localised medium wave monitoring. An additional BNC socket is mounted on the rear chassis so that <strong>10.7MHz i.f. output</strong> may be extracted for use with external spectrum display and vector analyser units such as the AOR SDU5500. The TCXO ensures <strong>high stability</strong> with minimal internal spurii and is usually only seen in top of the range (more expensive) table-top models such as the AR5000 and AR7030.<br />
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	Centre stage is a custom multi-section back-lit LCD, numeric keypad, navigation keys, rotary tuning control and separate controls for volume and squelch control, the LCD can also display <strong>alpha-numeric text comments</strong>.<br />
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	The all important <strong>8.33 kHz airband channel step is </strong><em><strong>correctly implemented</strong></em> (eight-and-one-third, 33, 66, 00). Channel steps are provided in a menu and may be programmed. Step may be programmed by the operator in any receive mode using multiples of 50 Hz in any mode (i.e. 5 kHz, 12.5 kHz or even 1.25 kHz). Extensive <strong>step-adjust</strong> and <strong>frequency offset</strong> facilities are also provided (as per AR5000) to ensure tracking of the most obscure band plans, <strong>AFC</strong> (Automatic Frequency Control) is included for spot on tuning ensuring that nothing is missed.</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Frequency coverage 100 kHz- 3000 MHz no gaps</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">All mode reception with Super narrow FM plus Wide and Narrow AM in addition to the standard modes</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">True carrier re-insertion in SSB modes</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">New front end with RF preselection of VHF-UHF bands Detachable MW bar aerial</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Tuning steps programmable in multiples of 50 Hz in all modes, 8.33 kHz airband step correctly supported</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Step-adjust, frequency offset, AFC</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Noise limiter &amp; attenuator</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Versatile band scope with save trace facility</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Twin frequency readout with bar signal meter</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Separate controls for volume &amp; squelch</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Write protect &amp; keypad lock, lamp dimmer</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Programmable scan &amp; search including LINK, FREE, DELAY, AUDIO, LEVEL, MODE</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">RS232 computer socket</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Flash-ROM memory (no battery required)</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">Slot card sockets</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2">BNC socket for 10.7MHz i.f. output</font></p>
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			<font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>PRICE &euro;725</strong></font><strong> </strong></p>
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AR8600 Mark2 Receiver - any time, any place wider coverage all mode receiver 100 kHz - 3000 MHz with RS232 port.

The AR8600 Mark2 is an amazingly versatile receiver which can be used mobile, base or trans-portable... powered from an external 12V d.c. power supply, 12V vehicle or from an optional internally fitted NiCad battery pack. Due to continuous development of our products, the AR8600 Mark2 has been enhanced in several areas. The upper frequency range has been extended to 3000MHz (3.0GHz), lower band sensitivity has been increased (now officially covering to 100kHz) with an enhancement to short wave performance by the addition of further bandpass filters and selection of alternative I.F. filters. Mini-Circuits RMS1/RMS2 mixers have been employed with active SPM aerial switching devices (not diode-switching) abundantly employed throughout the signal path. The AR8600 Mark2 provides remarkable short wave performance, making other similar wide band competitors mediocre by comparison.

A strong twin metal case with die cast front panel characterises the multi-purpose role.
All mode receive capability is provided including Single Side Band with programmable
tuning steps down to a resolution of 50Hz with the frequency established by a highly accurate Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO). An RS232 port further extends the capabilities with free supporting control software available from the AOR web sites.

Many microprocessor features have been adopted from the trendsetting AR8200 Series-2 hand portable receiver, with the addition of a lamp dimmer and squelch operated lamp. The AR8600 Mark2 RF front-end is an all new design with additional RF bandpass filters, sharper I.F. filters, SPM aerial switching devices for minimal signal path loss and Mini-Circuits mixers. RF preselection is provided through the crowded areas of VHF and UHF to ensure the highest levels of adjacent channel rejection with software spurii cancellation. In addition to a hinged telescopic whip aerial, the AR8600 Mark2 is supplied with a detachable plug in medium wave bar aerial which locates on the rear chassis of the receiver for localised medium wave monitoring. An additional BNC socket is mounted on the rear chassis so that 10.7MHz i.f. output may be extracted for use with external spectrum display and vector analyser units such as the AOR SDU5500. The TCXO ensures high stability with minimal internal spurii and is usually only seen in top of the range (more expensive) table-top models such as the AR5000 and AR7030.

Centre stage is a custom multi-section back-lit LCD, numeric keypad, navigation keys, rotary tuning control and separate controls for volume and squelch control, the LCD can also display alpha-numeric text comments.

The all important 8.33 kHz airband channel step is correctly implemented (eight-and-one-third, 33, 66, 00). Channel steps are provided in a menu and may be programmed. Step may be programmed by the operator in any receive mode using multiples of 50 Hz in any mode (i.e. 5 kHz, 12.5 kHz or even 1.25 kHz). Extensive step-adjust and frequency offset facilities are also provided (as per AR5000) to ensure tracking of the most obscure band plans, AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) is included for spot on tuning ensuring that nothing is missed.

  • Frequency coverage 100 kHz- 3000 MHz no gaps

  • All mode reception with Super narrow FM plus Wide and Narrow AM in addition to the standard modes

  • True carrier re-insertion in SSB modes

  • New front end with RF preselection of VHF-UHF bands Detachable MW bar aerial

  • Tuning steps programmable in multiples of 50 Hz in all modes, 8.33 kHz airband step correctly supported

  • Step-adjust, frequency offset, AFC

  • Noise limiter & attenuator

  • Versatile band scope with save trace facility

  • Twin frequency readout with bar signal meter

  • Separate controls for volume & squelch

  • Write protect & keypad lock, lamp dimmer

  • Programmable scan & search including LINK, FREE, DELAY, AUDIO, LEVEL, MODE

  • RS232 computer socket

  • Flash-ROM memory (no battery required)

  • Slot card sockets

  • BNC socket for 10.7MHz i.f. output

    PRICE €725




How to Order?

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