New on the market
The NR-4SC is a simple to use 10 Watt (minimum) 4 Meter SSB/CW transceiver. The radio operates USB and CW. The NR-4SC uses a single conversion design with an IF frequency of 10.7 MHz. Front end bandpass filters limit out of band signals into the RF Preamp stage.
A double balanced diode ring mixer provides good strong signal handling capability. There are two 8 pole
crystal filters following the mixer which are designed for 3.0 kHz and 500 Hz -6dB bandwidths. The 3 kHz filter allows for good SSB voice fidelity while the 500 Hz filter provides good adjacent channel rejection on CW. Either filter can be selected in both modes.
Two IF amplifier stages and fast attack AGC provide good re-ceiver sensitivity while leveling the audio output on strong sig-nals. AGC action starts at approximately a -120 dBm input signal level. The local oscillator is derived from a DDS/PLL circuit pro-viding a high degree of stability and low noise. A high stability 107.374 MHz reference oscillator is used for all local oscillator generation. The high frequency provides low DDS spurious out-put. The transceiver offers a 10.7MHz IF out on the back panel for connection to an SDR so it may be used with a PC for a Spec-tral Display.
Other features of the NR-4SC include RIT (Receiver Incremental Tuning) and SPLIT mode functions as well as a built in Iambic Keyer for CW. The AGC rate has a FAST and SLOW speed to suit operator preference.
10 Watt output power
Built in Iambic keyer
Analog S-meter, not a bargraph.
Variable Speed Tuning VST
Wide and Narrow filter
Fast and Slow selectable AGC
Output to key an external Amplifier
Can be switched for QSK and Non QSK compatible Amps
Simultaneous display of RX and TX frequencies
13.8VDC at 4 Amps TX current
650 mA RX current
Built in loudspeaker
Audio output .6 Watt
10.7 MHz IF output
RX Sensitivity -130dbm MDS
IF rejection greater than 100db
Blocking dynamic range 107db
Third Order Dynamic Range = 96db (IP3 = +14dBm)
2nd Order Dynamic Range 87db (IP2 = +44dBm)
TX spurious is better than – 55dBc which meets CE ETSI EN301 783-1 standards
Price in The Netherlands : € 499,00 incl. 21% Dutch VAT.
Also available : NR-6SC 6 Meter version SSB/CW Transceiver
SDR Compact HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver YAESU FTDX10 Yaesu has announced their latest compact 160-6 M transceiver: the FTDX10. Based on the specifications, it looks like it borrows heavily from the FTDX101 series.
The features of the new FTDX10 include:
Antenna Tuner Genius XL
Preliminary specification of TGXL automatic antenna tuner - 2000W.
Expected time for production and ordering - first quarter 2021.
APACHE Labs “Andromeda” 100W SDR HF/6m Transceiver
ANDROMEDA integrates all of the elements of an HF software defined radio. The PC, display, DSP and RF elements are all integrated into a single unit giving true standalone operation. The front panel...