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    R8600 Rec'd My R8600 Today and Passing Out Cigars!

    If Icom added DMR I'd puchase an R30 and an R8600, I'd also be happy to pay extra for DMR as well, I don't think it will ever happen though so the money will go on something else.
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    R8600 Rec'd My R8600 Today and Passing Out Cigars!

    Its insanity to leave one of the mainstream digital modes off the R8600 and R30, they won't add it because the Mototrbo variant of DMR is the main competitor to their iDas variant of NXDN. You don't need to track it for it to work quite well, Whistler scanners don't track DMR yet work as good as...
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    AR-DV10 How AOR Tried to Botch The Frequency Drift Hardware Design Fault

    The Polish seller is just incompetent and cannot do the currency conversion from Zl to anything else. I reported it early on to AOR that the DV10 had multiple issues, they chose the route of denial, followed by quick firmware botch then finally amended the spec rather than doing anything! To...
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    R8600 Icom IC-R8600 v AOR 8600 Mk2

    I wonder why Icom publish such a poor spec for it, could there be a large variation between units where some need 5.6uV and some only 0.5uV in AM mode, or maybe they just made a typo in the spec?
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    The only reason to buy the E version is that under European law a product of that value would be expected to work for at least 6 years, if the product failed in that period it is the responsibility of the RETAILER to repair or replace it. No retailers like this law though and most will try and...
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    R8600 Icom IC-R8600 v AOR 8600 Mk2

    Did you try a 10dB S/N measurement in AM mode, unless the published spec is wrong the Icom appears to have very poor AM sensitivity which would affect VHF airband performance. The FM specs look reasonable.
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    R8600 Icom IC-R8600 v AOR 8600 Mk2

    If you look at the specs the AOR AR8600 on VHF airband is 0.7uV for 10dB S/N, the ICOM R8600 requires 5.6uV, the R8600 will appear deaf in comparison on AM airband.
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    I see no point in buying the E version, the hardware is identical they just re-badge it and CE mark it, updates may never happen or take years, there is no support if you need to send it in, you have to rely on the dealer to sort things out which rarely happens. You can't load the US firmware...
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    No one said Uniden North America provided any support for the E model, I posted the correct link in post #3 for E model support and in your own words you appeared here being picky. Uniden only have a distributor in Europe (Avera) all support is provided by Japan and as I also said, going on...
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    Your post is incorrect, there is no Uniden Europe, support for Europe is by Uniden Japan which I linked to way up the thread. EU models normally take years to catch up and are not worth buying due to the lack of support from Japan. Whistler don't seem to have this issue outside the US, just...
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    Uniden Japan = Uniden Europe, Uniden have no support in Europe.
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    SDS100E: Firmware updates to V1_07_02 ?

    It will probably appear as a new version of sentinel on this page, but it normally takes them a few years to bring the EU versions in line! Product Info | Uniden
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    AR-DV10 FIRMWARE UPDATE V1812C Jan 2019

    It is obvious there are far less decoding errors on the Uniden than the AOR, considering the DV10 is software defined it should be better, 2 things that could improve the DV10 would be to unlock the filter to narrow the bandwidth and fixing the frequency drift, AOR refuse to do the first and...
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    AOR DV-1/DV10 P25 talkgroup ID? (Feature Request)

    AOR don't listen to feature requests or bug reports, they just add stupid features no one cares for. AOR can't even get the remote control protocol to work properly on the DV10 so there is zero chance of them ever decoding TGs or RIDs on P25, DMR or NXDN.
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    SDS 100 Help needed

    With nothing on the BC FM band it must have a fault, there are various common faults with these, antenna solder joint, front end transistors blown or the connector that connects the 2 PCBs. Did you import it yourself? It will be difficult to get it to and from the US for a warranty repair, if...
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    AR-DV10 FIRMWARE UPDATE V1812C Jan 2019

    No, checked the firmware code and exactly the same algo is used, they can't fix the drift in firmware, they've given up on that. The only way to reduce the drift is to spend hours characterising how each individual radio drifts (they all seem different) and patching the PLL Ref / Offset...
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    AR-DV10 Firmware 1810A - Serious Problems Still

    What they should have done was fit a high grade TCXO or OCXO, instead they used some low grade XO and when the unit heats up it drifts all over the place. They tried to cover up the design error by measuring the cpu temp and jumping the XO around every few ms, this created the mess we now have...
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    TRX-1: TRX-1 DMR Coverage

    The TRX is very good on DMR systems, although the Unidens will track I've never really noticed much difference in performance, quite often the TRX-1 will beat my 436.
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    Any updates from ICOM at CES?

    I would purchase an R30 straight away if it had DMR but without it, its just not worth it here. For some reason Japanese manufacturers don't listen to what customers want.
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    AR-DV1 SDR# plugin for DV1Manager

    There has been no major advance with the DV10 firmware, the remote commands still don't even work properly and AOR can't fix the frequency drift. Your linker requires an SDR as well as a DV1 which makes it pointless seeing as SDR# with an SDR and DSDPlus does way more anyway. You can't patent...
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