New AOR 7400 Airband Scanner

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It's puzzling. An analog AM scanner, how difficult can it be? Granted it's 4 in 1 but still. :sleep:

It appears they've had a prototype our for some time now. I'd love to get my hands on one!

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Only 1 antenna input, ugh. Seems a receiver like this deserves separate inputs.
Absolutely considering it's VHF & UHF. I don't know of too many good dual band aircraft antennas. You'd have to use two antennas with a diplexer which I'd consider to be a compromise on what is suppose to be a professional scanner.
 

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Hopefully it's better than just 4 average receivers.

I am really liking my very sensitive R-30 for airband, with dual receive. Maybe I'll buy 1 more. Then I'll have 4 receivers with 2 antenna inputs and forget the AOR. 😀
 

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Holy cool radio, Batman! I would but the 7400 in a flash. And deal with the antenna issue later.
 

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I feel like the price will be an order of magnitude higher than what we think it would be worth.
 

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I feel like the price will be an order of magnitude higher than what we think it would be worth.
I agree, like most AOR radios very pricey.

I commented in a related thread I'd opt for four Uniden BCT15X in a 4-slot SpectrumForce desktop mount. Much better display and greater flexibility.
 

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I am sure it will be pricey! IF it ever physically appears! Like a lot of things, a good concept but probably not developed with a lot of input from eventual users.
 

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I was looking around the net and ran across the Jacobs Breda radio store in the Netherlands showing the 7400 selling for € 2995.00 and saying it will show up in 2021. That is really expensive for an air band radio.
 

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A commercial or military Discone would be a good antenna for this radio covering both bands with one feedline or there are some military/commercial dual air band but dual antenna port models that show up surplus. I have an Antenna Products DPV39 and I use a Comet CF-142 diplexer with it when I used to feed some military radios. This diplexer only has a few tenths of a dB loss and a perfect cutoff point for separating a VHF air and UHF air band antenna. I replaced the PL-259s on the diplexer pig tails with N type to match the military equipment.



Absolutely considering it's VHF & UHF. I don't know of too many good dual band aircraft antennas. You'd have to use two antennas with a diplexer which I'd consider to be a compromise on what is suppose to be a professional scanner.
 

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I was looking around the net and ran across the Jacobs Breda radio store in the Netherlands showing the 7400 selling for € 2995.00 and saying it will show up in 2021. That is really expensive for an air band radio.
They must be planning on selling it to the Pentagon! :ROFLMAO:
 
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