|AOR AR2000 / Camnis HSC-010 / Trident TR-1200|
This particular radio is no longer available with us however it does appear on the used/secondhand scene on a regular basis so we are sure some will find this information useful.
This unit has had a long and illustrious career having been available under several "badged names".
Originally starting life out as the Fairmate HP100 & HP200 it was soon to be available under the AOR 1000 badge. As the radio was developed and improved in areas such as stability and overall reliability it was "upgraded" to the Fairmate HP2000 / AOR AR2000. During the last year the "Fairmate" name was dropped and two "new" models of the same receiver appeared, these being the Camnis HSC-010 & Trident TR-1200.
There are one or two internal differences between the early Fairmate HP100/AR1000's and the current version, the most major being the replacement of the 154.825MHz crystal with a highly-stable 12.8MHz reference and multiplyer chain. The result is an improved frequency stability with a further reduction in unwanted signals especially in the VHF marine band however all the features and specifications remain the same.
The receiver has an exceptionally wide frequency coverage from 500KHz to l300MHz (1.3GHz) with no gaps. The modes available are AM. FM (narrow) and FM (wide). Any available mode may be selected at any frequency within the receiver's coverage. There is no frustration in mode selection encountered here. you are not forced to listen to a specific mode at a specific frequency or band.
There is a rotary tuning control provided on the top panel to further increase operating pleasure, convenience and versatility. The tuning steps may be programmed between 5KHz and 995KHz in either 5KHz or 12.5KHz increments. Examples are 25 or 50KHz for airband listening and 100 KHz for band-2 FM (wide) monitoring. The same is true for programmable band searching. the increment may be selected .
There is a massive EEPROM backup storage for all memories and search banks so no batteries are required.
The 1000 memories are arranged in 10 banks of 100 channels. there are also 10 additional programmable search banks. Each memory will store frequency and mode. the search banks will also store the increment. Memories and search banks may be 'locked out' for the days when you don't want to listen to something you have previously programmed.
Although the search banks are pre-programmed at the factory. they may easily be re-programmed by the user.
In search mode you may lock out upto 1000 continuously occupied frequencies (100 in each of the 10 search banks) so that annoying noises and unwanted signals can be eliminated. Should you encounter noise, cellular control signals or beacons. they can be locked out with a single press of a button so that the frequency is skipped when next searched.
All information such as frequency, mode, channel, etc. is presented in an easy to see Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). For night time use there is a lamp with a timeout of about 6 seconds to prevent undue battery drain.
The receiver is powered from 4 x AA high capacity NiCad rechargeable batteries (supplied). These nicads can be recharged using the supplied AC charger or DC lead and may be used over and over again. The batteries are easily removed so that an additional set of NiCad or dry batteries may be substituted when the first set become drained. this will enable extended operation when away from the car or house.
When connected to a nominal 13.8V DC power source using the supplied Iead (in the car or at home) the receiver may be operated and the NiCads recharged at the same time.
The aerial connection is of the standard BNC type allowing straight forward connection to almost any VHF / UHF aerial. There is also a 10dB attenuator on the top panel to increase versatility.
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