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General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
1000 channels in 20 bank(s) @ 37 channels/second

Receiver

RX-range
0.53-2040 MHz (will tune down to 100 kHz - cellular blocked in the US)
Modulations
AM   N-AM   W-AM   S-FM   N-FM   W-FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
530 kHz - 1.9 MHz
AM: 3.5 µV (10dB S/N)
1.9 MHz - 30 MHz
AM: 2.0 µV (10dB S/N)
30 MHz - 470 MHz
AM: 1.0 µV (10dB S/N)
N-FM: 0.35 µV (12dB SINAD)
W-FM: 1.0 µV (12dB SINAD)
470 MHz - 820 MHz
N-FM: 0.5 µV (12dB SINAD)
820 MHz - 2040 MHz
N-FM: 2.5 µV (12dB SINAD)
Selectivity
SSB/N-AM: 3 kHz (-6 dB), 9 kHz (-60dB)
AM/S-FM: 9 kHz (-6 dB), 20 kHz (-40dB)
W-AM/N-FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB), 25 kHz (-40dB)
W-FM: 150 kHz (-3 dB), 380 kHz (-20dB)
Filters
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Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 754.850 or 243.850 MHz
2nd: 45.05 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
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Audio output
800 mW (8 Ohms) max @ 10% THD

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
10.8-16V DC
Current drain RX
400 mA typical, 40 mA standby
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
155 × 57 × 195 mm (6.10 × 2.24 × 7.68 in)
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs) (MW bar aerial included)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2000 and 200x

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RS232 port. Built-in ferrite bar for MW reception. Slot card options include speech descrambler, extra memory channels, tone eliminator and more.
Accessories
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RigReference ID
2368
MPN
AOR-AR-008600

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Aor AR-8600 Bulletin PDF - 98.7 kB, submitted by CW_FUNKER
AOR AR-8600 Operating manual PDF - 3.80 MB, submitted by CW_FUNKER
Aor AR-8600RF Circuit Diagram PDF - 395.4 kB, submitted by CW_FUNKER
 
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2010 USD 234.00 Used / Good eBay

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