tks! i have quickly discovered that the AOR product line and audience is rather select... i was very fortunate to acquire an RS232-usb cable for my 8200mk3... ar86ctri works well under GNU/Linux... dunno if i will add the 3.5mm port mod to my 8000 though (which was purchased for a 'beater')@kg4zqz
I doubt you'll find a 'new' original belt clip for the AR8000. AOR Direct still stock the belt clip and screws for the AR8200 which the screws may fit the AR8000. If you can't find a new belt clip, am sure that can be easily made up by someone experienced with working with metal.
Checkout this site ...
I'm not on Facebook so I couldn't read anything. I'm looking for programming software for the AR8000 that will work in Windows 10 or XP. I have the Optolinx for programming. I have owned this radio since they were new in the 90's. It is taking up space on my desk and would like to put it to use. I like the Marine radio idea.
Thanks for the reply.@freqseeker
I've been looking since the year .. dot for the programming software for the AOR 8000. I gave up searching. AOR did have their own primitive programming software which is what I've been looking for but it's easier to find a needle in a haystack than find that software today.
So I wrote my own software. It is nothing fancy and I have it to do exactly what I want it to do. I've got a full list of all the programming commands the AR8000 knows, including some system commands that can unblock the memory area that AOR blocked to comply with the FCC rules. Those frequencies or frequency range was typically around the US cellular area. As I was not able to get my hands on Optolinx unit or the AOR CU8232, I made my own programming cable. Here's the video I made ...
tks... clip is from that big online South American river (B0777TL34H), about US$2.50ea... stand is a Nifty HT Desk Stand (i am clumsy, so dropping a pricey handheld onto a tile floor can induce a bit of heartache)