The Superior Concept
Never before has one hand portable offered so much
The AR8200 represented a beacon when first released building on the successful recipe of the AR8000 and technology developed for the award winning AR5000 base receiver. Technology continues to march forward with the AR8200 and the new AR8200-III.
The MkIII is also be supplied with 1500 NiMH batteries rather than Nicads. Note should be taken of the comments made in the operating addedum below.
One other change is that the backlight can be set to be activated when the squelch opens.
AOR's official promotional leaflet on the AR8200-III is available in Adode PDF file format:
The AR8200 represented a beacon when first released building on the successful recipe of the AR8000 and
technology developed for the award winning AR5000 base receiver. Technology marched forward with the original
AR8200 and AR8200 Series 2 owever the AR8200Mk3 keeps the innovative concept and forward thinking of AOR alive and bright.
It has not been easy improving on what many thought to be the ultimate, however the AR8200Mk3 provide even more with nothing taken away.
The list of features is vast, large multi-section backlit LCD, side mounted navigation keys and rotary tuning control, 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. A wide frequency coverage is available from 530 kHz to 2040 MHz (no gaps) with actual minimum acceptable frequency of 100 kHz. 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 SERIES-2 is supplied with a detachable plug in medium wave bar aerial for localised monitoring with a negative feedback circuit employed.
All mode receive: WFM, NFM, SFM (Super Narrow FM), WAM, AM, NAM (Wide, standard, Narrow AM), USB, LSB & CW. A 3.0 kHz SSB filter is employed with true carrier re-insertion resulting in non-offset frequency readout for easy tuning of SSB transmissions. An attenuator and noise blanker are also featured. A meaningful band plan is factory programmed specific to market area, this ensures that the AR8200 SERIES-2 automatically selects the correct receive mode and tuning step (although mode and tuning step may be manually selected at any time), the band plan may be edited via computer control. 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, memory bank and search bank, a text search feature simplifies identification and recall of stored information. Many text prompts aid operation making programming of search banks etc straight forward. Two frequencies may be displayed along with operating legends and high resolution signal meter and multi-function band scope. The band scope provides adjustable span width from 10 MHz to 100 kHz, you can move the marker, operate peak hold, transfer the marker frequency to VFO and save trace for later recall. The stylish black cabinet has a quality feel with an excellent rear-illuminated keypad with a hard wearing finish.
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).
We will usually upload a suitable Automode bandplan (not effecting frequency coverage) for the country of use but this bandplan can be altered via AOR's software. We are also, at times able to supply a choice of AC voltage adapters and designs.
|AR8200 Mark 3
|500kHz - 3000MHz (Continuous with no gaps)
|AM, WAM, NAM, WFM, NFM, SFM, USB, LSB, & CW
|Any multiple of 50Hz
500kHz - 1.9MHz
AM: 3.5uV (10db S/N)
1.90MHz - 30MHz
30MHz - 470MHz
470MHz - 1040MHz
1040MHz - 2040MHzz
2040MHz - 3000MHz
Dynamic and user definable detailed
|Memory Scan Speed
|35+ channels per second (maximum)
|35+ increments per second
|50 per Search bank
50 VFO Search
|Nominal 12V dc @ 1A or less
25mA (Power save)
|61(w) x 143(h) x 39(D) mm
|196g (335g including NiCads)
BNC Telescopic Antenna
Medium Wave Bar antenna
4 x AA Ni-MHN Batteries (1500mAH)
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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