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15 January 2009

Yaesu FT-2000

The FT-2000 is the 2nd Generation in the proud lineage of the FTdx9000 Series! Featuring extensive DSP filtering, 100 Watts of power output, and a host of outstanding ergonomic and performance features, the FT-2000 is destined to be the centerpiece of your HF/50 MHz station!

160 - 6 Meter Coverage, 100 Watts of Power!

The FT-2000 provides a full 100 Watts of power output (AM: 25 W) on the 160-6 Meter Amateur bands, and the U.S. version includes a special memory bank containing the five 60-meter channels, as well. Continuous receiver coverage from 30 kHz to 60 MHz is provided. Note: frequency coverage may differ in your country.

Extensive Receiver DSP Filtering!

The power of IF Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is yours to enjoy with the FT-2000. Variable IF Width and IF Shift allow precise interference rejection, and the receiver DSP also includes an Auto-Notch, Manual Notch, Digital Noise Reduction, and a continuously-variable passband Contour control. The WIDTH control has a mode-determined adjustment range of 200 Hz – 4 kHz for SSB, and 25 Hz to 2.4 kHz on CW, and a mode-optimized “Narrow” key provides one-touch narrowing of the bandwidth to a user-determined preset value.

User-Adjustable Variable TX Bandwidth!

With the FT-2000, you have tremendous control over the fidelity and/or “talk power” of your SSB signal, thanks to the variable SSB bandwidth capability in the Menu. The default bandwidth is 2.4 kHz (300 – 2400 Hz @ -6 dB), but you also have selections of 50 – 3000 Hz, 100 – 2900 Hz, 200 – 2800 Hz, and 400 – 2600 Hz, allowing you to select the bandwidth best suiting your operating needs.

3-Band Parametric Microphone Equalizer!

The power of DSP also provides tremendous benefits for transmission, as well as reception. The Three-Band Parametric Microphone Equalizer allows unmatched capability to tailor your speech characteristics: in each of the three bands, you may adjust the center frequency of the equalization, the frequency spread over which the equalization is applied, and the amplitude (peaking or nulling) within that equalization range. The result is sparkling, clear audio that will be the envy of everyone else on the band!

Outstanding Strong-Signal-Handling Capabilities Derived from the FTDX9000!

Following in the renowned path of the FTDX9000, the FT-2000 is crafted with a comprehensive design view that accounts for all aspects of the strong signal environment, and especially with optimization of weak-signal in a multiple-strong-signal environment. The receiver of the FT-2000 is a triple-conversion type, utilizing great care in the gain distribution through all IF stages. The first mixer is a GaAs FET Doubly-Balanced Mixer type, fed by a four-VCO PLL synthesizer (30 kHz – 10.5 MHz, 10.5 MHz – 24 MHz, 24 MHz – 39 MHz, and 39 MHz – 56 MHz). The resulting first IF is at 69.450 MHz, utilizing an up-conversion technique that yields excellent image rejection.

FTDX9000-Lineage Triple Roofing Filter System for Crowded Bands (Main Band VFO)

The first IF of the FT-2000 features three roofing filters, I bandwidths of 15 kHz, 6 kHz, and 3 kHz, optimized by mode for best performance on today’s crowded bands. Especially useful during busy contest weekends, the Roofing Filters are positioned right after the first mixer, improving IP3 (3rd-Order Intercept Point) performance for all stages that follow.

The Ultimate Low-Band DXer RF Preselection Filter: YAESU’s Exclusive µ-Tuning!

On the lower Amateur bands, the signal voltages impinging on a receiver can create noise and Intermodulation effects that can cover up weak signals you’re trying to pull through. So YAESU’s engineers developed the µ (Mu) Tuning system for the FTDX9000, and it’s now available as an option for the FT-2000. Three modules are available (MTU-160, MTU-80/40, MTU-30/20), and these modules may be connected externally with no internal modification required! When µ-Tuning is engaged, the standard VRF (Variable RF Preselector) system is bypassed, but the fixed Bandpass Filters are still in the received signal path. The µ-Tuning filters utilize a stack of large 1.1” (28 mm) Ni-Zn Ferrite cores, driven through a silver-plated coil assembly by a precision stepper motor. The resulting high Q (typically over 300) provides a very steep resonance peak near your operating frequency. The peak may be adjusted away from your frequency, for even greater protection from a specific station, and a graphical depiction of the µ-Tune filter alignment appears on the front panel of the transceiver.

Unique Receiver Configuration Display

When operating at a frantic pace, it’s a comfort to have such comprehensive information available on the front panel’s huge display. The FT-2000’s unique "Receiver Configuration Display” calls out status for each step in the receiver’s RF and IF, and the fluorescent display also provides both graphical and numerical depiction of the bandwidth and the alignment of the various interference-rejection filters. And the high-resolution analog multi-meter allows you to monitor PO/COMP/SWR/ID/VDD/ALC both effortlessly and precisely.

Dual Receive Capability for Effortless Split Operation

During Split operation, Dual Receive may be engaged so that you may listen to both sides of the pile-up (or watch a particular frequency on the same band for activity). One push of the appropriate [TX] or [RX] indicator will engage or disengage the receiver or transmitter on the Main or Sub VFO, and the [TXW] (TX Watch) button also lets you listen to your transmit frequency during casual Split operation. The Sub Receiver also has a slot for an optional Collins® Mechanical CW filter, if desired: choose the YF-122C (500 Hz) or the YF-122CN (300 Hz). The Sub Receiver is an analog type, with no DSP filters.

Enhance Operation using External Display (option)!

A wide array of informative and useful displays, identical to those available on the FTDX9000D, can be obtained by adding the optional DMU-2000 Data Management Unit and an after-market display (not supplied). You get an Audio Scope (plus “Waterfall”) and Oscilloscope, Logging Page, Band Scope, World Clock with Sunrise/Sunset Terminator Display, Swept-frequency SWR display, Memory Channel listing, Rotator Control display with Great Circle Map, and a comprehensive Menu listing, as well. Enjoy the ultimate in operating ease by adding the DMU-2000!

Five-Group, 99-Channel memory with 5-Channel Quick Memory Bank (QMB)

The 99 memories may be organized into up to five memory groups (up to 20 channels each), and with the addition of the optional DMU-2000 Data Management Unit, you can connect your keyboard (not supplied) and add memory labels (names), edit data, and perform backup and other functions, as well, using an external computer monitor (not supplied). In addition, the one-touch Store (STO) and Recall (RCL) keys allow you instant access to a five-channel Quick Memory Bank that gives you access to five frequencies on a first-in, first-out running basis.

A Host of Features for the CW Enthusiast!

The front and rear panels have their own key jacks, which may be set up independently for connection of a keyer paddle (for use with the internal keyer), a straight key or bug, or a computer-driven keying interface for use with contest logging software, etc. With the FT-2000, you can use both your ears and your eyes to zero in on another CW station. The CW SPOT switch engages a spotting tone that matches the offset of your transmitted signal (as set by the CW Pitch selection), allowing you to match that pitch to that of an incoming signal perfectly. And the CW Tuning Indicator provides a graphical depiction of the tuning process, with a ? marker lighting up when the incoming signal is precisely aligned with yours.

Five-Channel Digital Voice Memory and 15-Second Digital RX Recorder

For storage and playback of repetitive messages you have to transmit in a contest, the four-channel Digital Voice Recorder (5 channels when using the optional FH-2 Keypad) will quickly and efficiently let you store CQ, Contest Number, and “QRZ” messages. On receive, a running 15-second loop recorder lets you stop the recording and play back the just-received audio, so you can confirm a callsign, for example.

Huge Precision Main Tuning Dual!

The front panel’s oversized 2.67” (68 mm) Main Tuning Knob is crafted using a brass JISC3604R alloy, for easy flywheel-effect frequency excursions or precision tuning of weak digital signals. The torque of the tuning knob shaft may be adjusted for just the amount of drag you prefer, and all it will take is one spin of the dial for you to know that you are in command of a serious radio!

Built-in 100-Memory Automatic Antenna Tuner

The 100 memories of matching-point data allow you to tune around the bands without the need to re-tune as you go. The special antenna tuner memories ensure efficient operation, as well as lightning-fast matching at new operating frequencies, as needed. The Automatic Antenna Tuner has a matching range of 16.7 to 150 Ohms (50 MHz: 25 - 100 Ohms).

Personal Computer Control Softwre Available for Free Download!

Just go to the "Files" tab in this area, and look for the "PCC-2000-E" Zip File. Download it for free, and enjoy your "virtual front panel" of the FT-2000 on your computer screen.

And Much, Much More. . .

Flexible Connection Points for RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, JT65 (EME) and other Digital Modes; VOX (Automatic voice-operated TX/RX control); All mode Squelch; FM Mode: 50-Tone CTCSS Encode/Decode System; Band-Specific Repeater Shifts for 29/50 MHz FM; Wide/Narrow modes for AM and FM; Flexible, easy-to-use VFO/Memory command selections: A>B, A=B, V/M, M>A, A>M; Memory Channel Offset Tuning (MT); Versatile Scanning Capability; Versatile Menu Mode for customization of setup and features; Transverter Jack; Constant-level rear-panel sound recording jack; Comprehensive external RS-232C computer control (CAT) protocol; Optional FH-2 Keypad provides ease of control for CW or Voice Messages and Receiver Loop recording.

source :http://www.yaesu.com

Heil Sound PR 40 Microphone

The PR 40, with its broad frequency response, is the ideal mic for bass drums and bass guitar. With its superb rear rejection the PR 40 is a must for broadcasters.

Producing the widest frequency range available in a dynamic microphone, the PR 40 outperforms most condenser microphones, and can withstand huge amounts of SPL. At the same time, it maintains the 25 year Heil Sound tradition of superbly natural voice articulation.

Since 1982, Heil Sound has been the leading manufacturer of communications microphones and has a paramount understanding of phasing. When properly applied, this knowledge creates outstanding cardioid patterns with unbelievable rear rejection that removes unwanted sounds that try to enter from the off axis rear.

The pattern control of the Heil PR 40 is outstanding. This exceptional performance is achieved by using the ideal combination of materials for the large low mass diaphragm and a special mixture of neodymium, iron, and boron that gives the PR 40 the strongest magnet structure available. These features allow the microphone to achieve magnificent dynamic range.

A unique screen system using two different diameter mesh screens and an internal breath blast filter allow the user to talk closely to the microphone with little worry of pops or excessive sibilance.

The large diameter dynamic element is mounted in a unique Sorbothane © shock mount atop a non-resonant fixture, decoupling the element from the massive steel body.

This body and the internal hum bucking coil removes any worry of using the PR 40 near monitor screens or noisy lighting fixtures and controls.

The new technology of the Heil PR 40 has redefined the dynamic microphone with superior wide frequency response, the lowest presence of noise in the industry, flawless design, and elite quality expected by an innovator and leader in the field.

Welcome to the new standard.


* Absolute most natural voice response for talk show hosts, voice over applications
* Large low-mass aluminum voice coil
* Properly positioned hum bucking coil and heavy steel case insure maximum shielding
* Four rear ports exhibit excellent rear rejection and minimum proximity effect
* Widest frequency response
* Best kick drum microphone ever
* Assembled and tested in Illinois

Product Options:

* SM-2 Shock Mount
* CB-1 PTT Microphone Base
* PL2 Topless 'Mount'

Source : Broadcastwerehouse

11 January 2009

Kenwood TS-2000/B2000/2000x

HF/All-Mode Transceivers

The all new Kenwood TS-2000 series transceiver offers today's demanding Amateur operator high performance standards without the compromising limitations found in other similar multi-band, multi-mode transceiver. The TS-2000 offers users three distinct operation platforms, the traditional transceiver with full function front panel, or the high-tech looking "silver box" version that allows mobile operation with the new RC-2000 compact control head, or the ARCP-2000 computer control program making the TS-B2000 functional from your personal computer. The new TS-2000 offers 100 watts on HF, 6 meters and 2 meters, 50 watts on 70cm, and when you install the optional UT-20 1.2 GHz module at 10 watts, you will have assembled the most complete dual receiver multi-mode transceiver ever produced. The TS-2000 is transverter frequency display function ready to work with the latest satellite frequencies available.

General Features

• High performance true IF/stage DSP on main band. AF stage DSP on sub-band.
• Digital filtering. (No more expensive options to buy)
• Satellite ready, with transverter frequency display.
• Wide band receive.
• Dual receive, (HF & 2m or 70cm) (2m & 2m) (70cm & 70cm)
• Cross band repeat.
• 100 watts output on HF, 6 and 2 meters. 50 watts output on 70cm, 10 watts output on 1.2 GHz (optional UT-20)
• Built-in a Auto Tuner HF through 6 meters
• Built-in RS-232 for computer control
• Built-in TCXO (.5PPM)
• CTCSS & DCS encode/decode
• Electronic memory keyer World
• 5+1 Antenna ports. (2 for HF & 6m, 1 for 2m, 1 for 70cm, 1 for 1.2 GHz option & 1 for and HF receive antenna)

Automatic Antenna TunerYes
Beat CancelYes
Cross Band RepeatYes
CW Auto TuneYes
Dual Band ReceiveYes
DX Packet Cluster TuneYes
Memory Channels100
Noise ReductionYes
Number of Bands13
PC ProgrammableYes
Radio Control SoftwareYes ARCP-2000 (Optional)
Receiver Operating ModeFM/FM-W/FM-N AM/USB/LSB/CW
Receiver RangeMain:
(TS-2000X Only)Sub:
(118) 144-148(174) MHz,
(220) 438-450 (512) MHz
*Figures in parenthesis () indicate VFO coverage range
RX EqualizerYes
Satellite CommunicationsYes
Transmit Frequency Range50-54MHz
TX EqualizerYes
TX MonitorYes
Voice Synthesizer (Optional)Yes VS-3
Wide/Narrow FMYes
Source : http://www.kenwoodusa.com