AOR 8600 Mk2 Used Model Ref
Wideband All Mode Desktop Receiver
The AR 8600 MK2 is an extremely versatile all mode receiver which can be used virtually anywhere. It can be powered from an external 12 V DC power source, 12V vehicle supply with optional cigar lead (CD8600) or from an optional internally fitted NiCad battery pack (BP8600). A strong twin metal case with die cast front panel characterises the multi-purpose role. All mode receive capability is provided including SSB with programmable tuning steps down to a resolution of 50Hz with the frequency established by a highly accurate TCXO.
The AR8600 RF front end is an all new design with preselection around VHF to ensure the highest levels of adjacent channel rejection with software spurii cancellation.
In addition to a hinged telescopic whip aerial, the AR8600 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 models such as the AR5000 & AR7030.
The AR8600 receiver comes supplied with the following items
- Swivel base telescopic whip antenna
- MW bar antenna
- Operating manual with RS232 listing
- Free PC software is available from the AOR web sites
- Frequency: 530kHz-3000MHz no gaps
- Modes: WFM, NFM, SFM, WAM, AM, NAM, USB, LSB, CW
- Memories: 1000 (20 banks)
- Antenna Connector: >50 ohm BNC
- Weight: 2 kg (MW bar aerial inc)
- Size: 155W x 57H x 195D mm
Airband Channel Step
The all important 8.33 kHz airband channel step is correctly implemented. 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 list is printed in the operating manual. In addition, 'optional internal Slot Cards' extend the capabilities even further, five cards may be fitted with two operational simultaneously.