The AR8600 Mark2 RECEIVER is 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.
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Build in a strong twin metal case with die cast front panel, the 8600-MK2 was designed with multi-purpose role in mind.
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 AR8200Series-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 AR8600Mark2 is supplied with a detachable plug in medium wave bar aerial which locates on the rear chassis of the receiver for localized 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.
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