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aor logo AOR AR8600

The AOR AR8600B is an extremely versatile receiver which can be used virtually anywhere, mobile, base or trans-portable... powered from an external 12 VDC power supply, optional d.c. lead from a 12 VDC vehicle or from an optional internally fitted NiCad battery pack. A strong twin metal case with die cast front panel characterizes the multi-purpose role. All mode receive capability is provided including Single Side Band with programmable tuning steps down to a resolution of 50 Hz 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.

Center 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 chassis is manufactured from two metal compartments, effectively a metal chassis inside a metal cabinet this provides excellent screening characteristics and great robustness highlighting its multi application role. The front panel is also manufactured from die-cast aluminium.

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 to ensure tracking of the most obscure band plans, AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) is included for spot on tuning ensuring that nothing is missed. A wide frequency coverage is available from 530 kHz to 2040 MHz (less cellular) with actual minimum acceptable frequency of 100 kHz. All mode receive:  WFM, NFM, SFM (Super Narrow FM), WAM, AM, NAM (Wide, standard, Narrow AM), USB, LSB & CW. A 3.0 kHz SSB filter is employed with true carrier re-insertion resulting in non-offset frequency readout for easy tuning of SSB transmissions. An attenuator and noise limiter are also featured.

Computer control is available via a standard 9-pin RS232 D-type connector on the rear chassis, just a standard RS232 cable is required for connection to a PC, the extensive RS232 command set is printed in the operating manual along with many pages of explanatory notes. A free software package will be available as a download from the AOR web sites, this provides frequency control & management, searching, scanning, logging with support for geographic data from a GPS and audio recording to disk. In addition, optional internal slot cards, which fit into the rear chassis of the AR8600, extend the capabilities even further, five cards may be fitted, with two operational simultaneously. The slot cards are common to the AR8600, AR8200 and AR8200Mark2. The AR8600 comes with an AC power supply, RA8600 Telescopic Whip antenna, medium wave (AM) plug-in antenna and very detailed Owner's Manual. The AR8600B has been replaced by the AR8600MarkIIB.

Order # Photo Item Description List Price Your Price Order
  BP8600 BP8600 Internal NiCad battery pack. Discontinued
#1584   DC8600 DC lead with cigar plug.   $  12.95   $  11.98 Order
  CT8200 CT8200 CTCSS Squelch & Search Slot Card Discontinued
  TE8200 TE8200 Tone Eliminator (256 Steps) Slot Card Discontinued
  RU8200 RU8200 IC Recorder (20 Seconds) Slot Card Discontinued
  EM8200 EM8200 External Memory (4000 Memories) Slot Card Discontinued
    MF-2.5 Collins 2500 Hz filter (a substitute for the installed 3 kHz ceramic filter). Discontinued
    MF-6 Collins 6000 Hz filter (a substitute for the installed 9 kHz ceramic filter). Discontinued
    MM8600 Mobile mounting bracket. VIEW
(The mobile use of scanners is restricted in some areas).
  RA860000 RA8600 Telescopic antenna 25 inch (650 mm) with swivel hinge [BNC].
[As supplied with radio].
Not in stock
  Butel Software CE Butel ARC8600 Sophisticated control software CD.
Click here for more information.
   Butel Software CE Butel ARC8200V2 Programming software CD for the AR8200 and AR8600 series.
Click here for more information.

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