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The Superior Concept
The AR8200 is no longer available having been replaced by the AR8200 Series 2.
The AR8200 was a beacon representing a new approach, new features and forward thinking. A certain recipe for success built on the popularity of the AR8000, added technology originally developed for the award winning high performance AR5000 base receiver ideas from listening to the needs of enthusiasts and a 'touch' of AOR design & innovative magic.
The AR8200 was a totally new design rather than simply an updated model with the all important 8.33kHz airband channel step correctly implemented (eight-and-one-third. 33, 66, 00). Channel steps are provided In a menu and may be programmed in multiples of 50Hz in any mode (i.e. 5kHz, 12.5kHz 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 is included for spot on tuning ensuring that nothing is missed. A wide frequency coverage is available from 530kHz to 2040MHz (no gaps) with actual minimum acceptable frequency of 100kHz. The RF front-end is preselected around VHF to ensure the highest levels of adjacent channel rejection with software spurii cancellation. The short wave bands are converted directly to an IF of 45 MHz to remove compromise and the AR8200 is supplied with a detachable plug in medium wave bar aerial for localised monitoring with a negative feedback circuit employed.
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The side keypad provides four arrow keys presented as a single 'rocker' resulting in more natural and intuitive navigation through the on-screen menus. Tuning is accomplished via a variety of controls including a side panel indented main tuning dial arrow keys and keypad. A larger than average back lit LCD with contrast control provides operational data with the ability to add 12 character text comments to each memory channel and search bank, a text search feature simplifies identification and recall of stored information. A high resolution signal meter and multifunction band scope is provided with adjustable width and save trace functions. The scratch resistant "military green cabinet has a quality feel.
Flexible dynamic memory bank layout is provided. Memory banks may be varied in size between 10 and 90 channels each i.e. bank 'A' 80 channels / bank 'a' 20 channels with bank 'B' 40 channels / bank 'b' 60 channels etc). 1,000 memories, 20 memory banks, 40 search banks, select scan list, priority and lockout facilities are included. It is also possible to edit and delete individual memories, swap, copy, move and delete whole banks Including dumping all data.
The remote socket not only allows computer control but also supports clone of data between two AR8200 along with tape output, detector (discriminator) output, mute and AGC.
The AR8200 can also be used in conjunction with the Optoelectronics Scout or Watson Super Searcher frequency counters for automatic and instantaneous tuning of any detected frequencies. The optional RT-8200 cable is required.
For those who may wish to write there own software AOR provide in Adobe PDF file format cc8200.pdf which contains all the command codes used by the AR8200 together with additional information.
Optional Slot Cards
All this in a cabinet which weighs less than 200g (excluding NiCads & aerial) with dimensions of 61(W) x 143(H} x 39(D) mm (excluding projections).
There was/is, what appeared to be some degree of misinformation being circulated with regard to several aspects of AR8200 production, hopefully the following will clarify and assist:
We are, at times able to supply a choice of AC voltage adapters and designs together with various Automode bandplans (the bandplan can be altered via AOR's software).
|Frequency Range||500kHz - 2040MHz (Continuous with no gaps)|
|Modes||AM, WAM, NAM, WFM, NFM, SFM, USB, LSB, & CW|
|Tuning||Any multiple of 50Hz|
500kHz - 2.0MHz |
AM: 3.5uV (10db S/N)
2.0MHz - 30MHz
30MHz - 470MHz
470MHz - 1GHz
1.0GHz - 1.3GHz
1.3GHz - 2.039GHz
|Memory Channels|| 1000 |
Dynamic and user definable detailed
|Search Banks||40 Banks|
|Memory Scan Speed||35+ channels per second (maximum)|
|Search Speed||35+ increments per second|
|PASS frequencies||50 per Search bank|
50 VFO Search
|Power requirements||Nominal 12V dc @ 1A or less|
|Power consumption||190mA (nominal)|
25mA (Power save)
|Size||61(w) x 143(h) x 39(D) mm|
|Weight||196g (335g including NiCads)|
Medium Wave Bar antenna
4 x AA Nicad Batteries
AC Wall adaptor with 12v DC Output (220v AC on UK/European orders only)
Fused 12v DC Cigar/cigarette lighter socket
Belt Clip & Screws
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