Thanks Gommert!New AOR AR7400 airband receiver announced:
You sure about that?Is AOR getting into the scanner business?
They sure seem to be getting out of segments of the wideband receiver world, the AR-DV10 isn't even listed at Universal Radio, the AR-DV1 is listed as discontinued at ScannerMaster and no HRO outlet has any new stock of either receiver.
Ah, trade show girls. I knew a girl in college that did that at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show. Her job was to sit on a set and let people try out studio cameras. She said some of they guys were pretty creepy and she got a lot of inappropriate comments. She never did it again. I can only imagine what it would be like at an amateur radio show, considering some of the people I've seen at ham-fests.I prefer this model on that page.
That was the second scanner I ever owned. First one I had that did 800MHz.My first handheld was an AOR 1000, loved that thing it was the airshow king for years and still would do a very respectable job.
Oop sorry, you're right, it's listed beside the AOR-Yaesu brand. I had just looked under the AOR listings.You sure about that?
Universal Radio is showing the AR-DV10 in their catalog:
Normally no one "stocks" AOR receivers. Dealers take orders and have AOR drop ship the radio to the dealer's customer directly.
HRO is showing some DEMO units available on their website. HRO is accepting orders for new AR-DV10, again probably for direct drop shipping from AOR.
If it actually has jaw dropping search speed [bot scan], that would be something special.One thing I noticed on the translated page was reference to scan speed.
"Ultra-fast 1-second scan / search. For example, the time required for scanning in the range of 108 to 137 MHz is about 1 second (when signals are not output on all channels)"
30 MHz per second is pretty decent. If it were per VFO, you could do civilian and military bands in 5 seconds (I calculated using 3 vfos for mil and 1 for civilian). Can't do better without a computer and a number of dongles or pricey SDRs.
I would assume/hope there is a computer port under that "AUX" cover
I would think most any airport, small or not, would already have the ability to monitor [and communicate on] multiple freqs - And they are also heavily into redundancy, so would not purchase a single receiver just because it could monitor 4 freqs at once ,, But they might indeed get one to compliment existing monitor only setups.The ability to simultaneously monitor up to 4 freqs is going to be a huge selling point for small airports and heliports, FBO's etc. If this comes in under $800 I think it will be a good selling radio for that market and will probably induce me to get one too.