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ICOM   IC-R15

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The ICOM R-15 is a multifunctional wideband receiver that allows users to receive airband, railway, marine, amateur, and radio broadcasting signals (FM/WFM) with AM/FM/WFM mode in between 88 ~ 500 MHz.

Simple Operation for Beginners, Satisfying Features for Enthusiasts
Even beginners can enjoy receiving various radio signals such as aviation, railway, marine, and so on, with the IC-R15. In the simple mode, anyone can receive signals quickly without any knowledge of radio frequency, mode, and so on. Equipped with various functions, such as simultaneous reception of two signals, and high-speed scan will satisfy enthusiasts who have already enjoyed receiving radio signals. In addition, the IC-R15 supports collecting news and weather information during camping and outdoor activities.

Enjoyable versatile signals, Airband, Railway, Marine, Amateur, Radio broadcasting (FM / WFM) with AM / FM/ WFM mode in between 76 ~ 500 MHz. The Dualwatch function* supports receiving various signals. While receiving on A Band, it is possible to scan B Band, so you never miss a chance to capture signals. For example, it is possible to challenge more advanced aviation radio reception, such as the movements of two airplanes at the same time, by establishing speedy and efficient listening.

Simple Graphical Icon Menu and Clear Visibility
The IC-R15’s large color LCD has excellent visibility and displays a lot of information. Easy to understand display of received information, broadcasting station, airport names and so on. Introducing a graphical icon menu that enables you to check various items briefly, and smooth setting and intuitive operation are possible.

Simple Mode
Frequencies are registered by category in simple mode, you can receive signals by simply selecting the frequency that you want to listen to. By registering frequencies that are often listend as favoires, it is possible to receive more quickly.

Quick Approaching the Target Signal with Excellent Operability
The multifunction key that supports smooth access and selection of each function, and the frequently used SCAN and SKIP keys that are allocated independently are for excellent operability. And by the synergistic effect with the highly visible color display, it is possible to allow an intuitive operation and quickly approach the target signal.

Received Audio Saving on a microSD Card
A built-in recording function enables simultaneous recording of two signals, and saves the received audio on a microSD card as a WAV file. Even if you miss the audio, the recorded audio can be played back on the IC-R15 or your PC. Information such as frequency, mode, S-meter, and time (user setting) can also be recorded with the audio and so you can find out later when the audio was recorded.

Built-in Bluetooth® function frees you from bothersome cabling of headsets and earphones. Improved usability and flexibility, you can concentrate on operations.

Reliable To Use in Rainy or Humid Environments
The IC-R15 features superior IPX7* waterproofing and pro-grade construction. It is possible to use it in outdoor situations, airports, railway stations, and even in wet environments.
* Submersible in 1 m depth of water for 30 minutes.

High Speed Scan of 150 Channels per Second
More variations in Scan function. Built-in High Speed Scan of 150 channels per second (in VFO mode) supports quickly capturing signals.

Receiving Only Audio Signal*
The VSC (Voice Squelch Control) function supports automatically skipping undesired signals, for example, control signals, unmodulated signals, and receiving only voice communication in scanning. You can use the VSC together with various signaling functions.
*In FM / FM-N mode

Chargeable with an USB Type-C™ Cable
The USB Type-C™ terminal on the side of the IC-R15, enables you to charge from an external battery when the internal battery is exhausted. You can use the IC-R15 confidently in any situation, for hobby use such as Airband receiving, where it is difficult to find power source.

Operation Time
Lithium-ion battery pack Approximately 13 hours* with the BP-278
*AF10% distortion with external speakers (8 Ω load)

Scan Functions
·Full Scan·Band Scan ·Program Scan·Auto Memory Write Scan ·Memory Scan·Skip Scan·Tone Scan ·Link Scan ·Group Scan·Group Link Scan·Favorite Channel Scan

Other Features
USB/SD storage
Power Save function
Auto power OFF function
Battery level display function
Key lock function
Monitor function (Cancelling squelch)
CTCSS, DTCS with reverse tone squelch function
Frequency shift function
Auto squelch function
Selectable tuning steps (13 Types)
Squelch monitor function
RF attenuator
ANL function
Temporary skip function

Product Details
• Frequency: 88 – 500 MHz AM/FM/WFM
• Simple graphical user interface
• Simple mode operation
• Dualwatch
• Simultaneously receive VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF, and VHF/UHF band combinations
• Dual receive with dual recording
• Bluetooth ®
• IPX7 water protection (1m depth water for 30 minutes)
• High-speed scan – 150 channels per second
• USB-C charging/data

Supplied Accessories
FA-S270C Antenna
BP-287 Li-Ion Battery Pack
MB-127 Belt Clip
OPC-2480 USB Type-C™ cable
Hand strap


Ultimax Antennas LLC.   DXTREME 124FT

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160m to 6M 2KW High Power End-Fed Antenna - 124 Foot Long

The ULTIMAX DXTREME End-Fed Antenna covers 1.0 to 54.0 MHz and is rated at 2KW SSB.

The DXTREME is the Ultimate End-Fed Antenna with the capability of covering from 160-6 Meters.

All DXTREME Models are optimally designed to work the most efficiently with the length of wire sold. They do not just include a common transformer with any Random Length of Wire. To the contrary, careful detail is give to each model to maximize performance.

The Optional ULTIMAX counterpoise set enhances performance where a ground connection is not available. Just like all ULTIMAX models, the DXTREME it’s designed for the harsh and punishing weather abuse mother nature can throw at it.


Great For:

  • H.O.A. Restricted Sites
  • Camping & Backpacking
  • Emcomm, ARES, RACES 
  • Field day & DXpeditions and POTA


(counterpoise set available as an accessory below)


Specifications:

  • Bands: 160 to 6 meters (1.0 -54.9 MHz)
  • Power rating : 2KW PEP 400W Carrier MAX
  • Length: 124 Feet
  • Weight : 3-5 pounds depending on model
  • Polarization: vertical, horizontal, sloped
  • SWR: less than <1.3:1 in all bands after tuning with wide range tuner

(Most radio tuners work but highly recommend the use of a wide-range tuner)


Download The Instructions in PDF format below:

ULTIMAX DXTREME-Instruction.pdf


Ultimax Antennas LLC.   ULTIMAX 100 66FT

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80 TO 6 METERS END-FED ANTENNA

The ULTIMAX 100 antenna is designed with the H.O.A., limited space amateur, and rapid deployment operator in mind. It provides for all-band operation from 80 to 6 meters continuously with just the use of an antenna tuner and no radials or grounding needed.


FEATURES:

  • 80 to 6 METERS COVERAGE
  • 1500 Watts PEP SSB - 350 Watts MAX CW / RTTY/ DIGITAL MODES 
  • Radiator Length – 66'
  • Polarization – Vertical, Horizontal, Sloped 
  • Connector SO-239 50 ohm 
  • SWR < 1.3:1 or better After tuning in all bands (wide range tuner required) 
  • Bands – from 3.0 MHz to 54 MHz (80 to 6 meters) 
  • Radials – not required


Download The Instructions in PDF format below

ULTIMAX-100-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf


Palomar Engineers   BULLET-4006-500

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End Fed Off Center Fed Antenna

Need a high performance, multi-band, stealthy antenna system that is easy to setup and use? Get the Bullet antenna matcher with the antenna wire, insulator and feed line choke all in one convenient package (great for HOA restricted areas, camping and portable operations, etc.)

Why is this end fed OCF antenna a better choice than and End Fed Half Wave (EFHW)? More bands, shorter length and no dangerous high voltage at antenna feed point from VOLTAGE FED 49:1 TRANSFORMERS!!!

Off Center Fed (OCF) antennas are very convenient as they will allow multiple bands of operation with a simple wire antenna which is fed off center. The Palomar Engineers 4010 OCF is a very popular antenna and consists of an off center fed dipole with sides of 55 feet and 11 feet and it will work all bands from 40-6 meters.The BULLET-4006 uses the same dimensions but the wire section is 55 feet as in the OCF and the coax outer braid is used for the “other” part of the OCF dipole. We place a choke on the coax at the 12 foot distance from the matching unit and we essentially have an OCF antenna with its great frequency range, but with only a 55 foot wire length instead of the 66 feet required by the regular OCF or EFHW. You feed the antenna from one end which may be more convenient for some installations. This antenna will work on 40-30-20-17-15-12-11-10 and 6 meters. Most bands are under 3:1 SWR and easily tuned by your transceiver’s internal antenna tuner or external tuner used with an amplifier.

This antenna is a great stealthy primary or backup antenna and works exceptionally well for apartments, condominiums, homeowner, mobile home parks, RV applications and ARES, RACES, MARS, EMCOMM, NVIS, First Responders and Emergency Preparedness. Compact, Stealthy and Light weight for back packing and portable use.

The antenna is simple to deploy, folds up easily for transport, and with the 55 foot included wire, can work the 40-6 meter bands easily with the built in antenna tuner of most current day transceivers. Some bands may not even require a tuner if the antenna length and counterpoise choke position is adjusted correctly. (see SWR graph in gallery).

These antennas are MUCH BETTER PERFORMERS than End Fed Half Wave antennas because they work the WARC bands, DO NOT HAVE A DANGEROUS HIGH VOLTAGE at the antenna connection and are shorter to fit in smaller spaces yet provide more band coverage up to 6 meters!

Make the right choice - use and end fed OCF and enjoy the expanded band coverage, additional safety and smaller footprint!

BULLET-4006-500 for 500 watts PEP/350 watts digital

The antenna can be used as a up or down sloper, “L” with a vertical section (at either end) and a horizontal section, or as a horizontal antenna between two trees or supports. Zig-zag and 90 degree bends horizontal are also ok.

BULLET Matching Unit

Our antenna matching network is called the “Bullet” because of it shape and its effectiveness at taking down or contacting distant (DX) stations all over the world under the right conditions.

For best results we recommend that the coax feed line be at least 25 feet. We also recommend a coax noise filter near radio end of the coax feed line to reduce RFI common mode current from interfering with the radio operation.

Installation:

For best results raise the Bullet matching unit as high as possible (use a tree or vertical support) and then extend the antenna wire horizontally or as an “L” (horizontal with vertical end drop). The antenna may also be deployed as a sloper with the Bullet matching unit at the top (best) with the wire sloping toward the ground (with the end high enough to avoid contact by humans or animals), or at the bottom of the sloper with the antenna wire rising to a higher point.

Any length of 50 ohm feed line ok (over 25 feet minimum recommended) but longer feed lines over 50 feet may show reduced SWR on some bands due to soil conductivity, nearby objects, etc. Due to local ground conditions, antenna height and feed line length, SWR may vary and an antenna tuner may be required or some bands to bring SWR at end of feed line to acceptable levels. Position a feed line choke (part# SOFLC) 12 feet from the matching unit.

Use a good quality 50 ohm cable adequate for the power level of your station.The Bullet matching unit is rated for 500 or 1500 watts PEP (depending on model) for SSB and 50% for CW or digital modes. If the matching unit becomes warm to the touch after transmitting at high power, reduce the power output or the internal matching unit may become damaged.

NOTE: The matching unit output is DC grounded to bleed off static electricity, however it is not RF grounded.

Need a shorter antenna for portable or stealth installation? Check out the BULLET-2006 at 25 feet length and still works 20-6 meters!

NOTE: due to the nature of antenna systems and the modifications many users perform and the transmitter power levels that may be applied higher then the specifications, the antenna systems are NOT RETURNABLE unless they are unused, in the original packing with the original invoice and a return request is made withing 30 days of original purchase.

SWR TECH NOTE:The SWR graphs shown are specific to the conditions listed including antenna height, configuration (flat top, inverted V, inverted L, etc.) and direction, feed line length and type, geographic location and soil condition, calibration and accuracy of SWR instruments used. Your SWR measurements will probably be different and manufacturer takes no responsibility or liability for these differences beyond the purchase price of the antenna.

LMR-400/RG213/RG8 (1/2" coax users): Use 3 turns thru included choke which should be enough choking for 40-6 meters. If you find you need more choking, use a second SOFLC with an additional 3 turns in series with the first choke as shown in the pictures.


Palomar Engineers   BULLET-4006-100

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End Fed Off Center Fed Antenna

Need a high performance, multi-band, stealthy antenna system that is easy to setup and use? Get the Bullet antenna matcher with the antenna wire, insulator and feed line choke all in one convenient package (great for HOA restricted areas, camping and portable operations, etc.)

Why is this end fed OCF antenna a better choice than and End Fed Half Wave (EFHW)? More bands, shorter length and no dangerous high voltage at antenna feed point from VOLTAGE FED 49:1 TRANSFORMERS!!!

Off Center Fed (OCF) antennas are very convenient as they will allow multiple bands of operation with a simple wire antenna which is fed off center. The Palomar Engineers 4010 OCF is a very popular antenna and consists of an off center fed dipole with sides of 55 feet and 11 feet and it will work all bands from 40-6 meters.The BULLET-4006 uses the same dimensions but the wire section is 55 feet as in the OCF and the coax outer braid is used for the “other” part of the OCF dipole. We place a choke on the coax at the 12 foot distance from the matching unit and we essentially have an OCF antenna with its great frequency range, but with only a 55 foot wire length instead of the 66 feet required by the regular OCF or EFHW. You feed the antenna from one end which may be more convenient for some installations. This antenna will work on 40-30-20-17-15-12-11-10 and 6 meters. Most bands are under 3:1 SWR and easily tuned by your transceiver’s internal antenna tuner or external tuner used with an amplifier.

This antenna is a great stealthy primary or backup antenna and works exceptionally well for apartments, condominiums, homeowner, mobile home parks, RV applications and ARES, RACES, MARS, EMCOMM, NVIS, First Responders and Emergency Preparedness. Compact, Stealthy and Light weight for back packing and portable use.

The antenna is simple to deploy, folds up easily for transport, and with the 55 foot included wire, can work the 40-6 meter bands easily with the built in antenna tuner of most current day transceivers. Some bands may not even require a tuner if the antenna length and counterpoise choke position is adjusted correctly. (see SWR graph in gallery).

These antennas are MUCH BETTER PERFORMERS than End Fed Half Wave antennas because they work the WARC bands, DO NOT HAVE A DANGEROUS HIGH VOLTAGE at the antenna connection and are shorter to fit in smaller spaces yet provide more band coverage up to 6 meters!

Make the right choice - use and end fed OCF and enjoy the expanded band coverage, additional safety and smaller footprint!

BULLET-4006-100 for 100 watts PEP/100 watts digital

The antenna can be used as a up or down sloper, “L” with a vertical section (at either end) and a horizontal section, or as a horizontal antenna between two trees or supports. Zig-zag and 90 degree bends horizontal are also ok.

BULLET Matching Unit

Our antenna matching network is called the “Bullet” because of it shape and its effectiveness at taking down or contacting distant (DX) stations all over the world under the right conditions.

For best results we recommend that the coax feed line be at least 25 feet. We also recommend a coax noise filter near radio end of the coax feed line to reduce RFI common mode current from interfering with the radio operation.

Installation:

For best results raise the Bullet matching unit as high as possible (use a tree or vertical support) and then extend the antenna wire horizontally or as an “L” (horizontal with vertical end drop). The antenna may also be deployed as a sloper with the Bullet matching unit at the top (best) with the wire sloping toward the ground (with the end high enough to avoid contact by humans or animals), or at the bottom of the sloper with the antenna wire rising to a higher point.

Any length of 50 ohm feed line ok (over 25 feet minimum recommended) but longer feed lines over 50 feet may show reduced SWR on some bands due to soil conductivity, nearby objects, etc. Due to local ground conditions, antenna height and feed line length, SWR may vary and an antenna tuner may be required or some bands to bring SWR at end of feed line to acceptable levels. Position a feed line choke (part# SOFLC) 12 feet from the matching unit.

Use a good quality 50 ohm cable adequate for the power level of your station.The Bullet matching unit is rated for 500 or 1500 watts PEP (depending on model) for SSB and 50% for CW or digital modes. If the matching unit becomes warm to the touch after transmitting at high power, reduce the power output or the internal matching unit may become damaged.

NOTE: The matching unit output is DC grounded to bleed off static electricity, however it is not RF grounded.

Need a shorter antenna for portable or stealth installation? Check out the BULLET-2006 at 25 feet length and still works 20-6 meters!

NOTE: due to the nature of antenna systems and the modifications many users perform and the transmitter power levels that may be applied higher then the specifications, the antenna systems are NOT RETURNABLE unless they are unused, in the original packing with the original invoice and a return request is made withing 30 days of original purchase.

SWR TECH NOTE:The SWR graphs shown are specific to the conditions listed including antenna height, configuration (flat top, inverted V, inverted L, etc.) and direction, feed line length and type, geographic location and soil condition, calibration and accuracy of SWR instruments used. Your SWR measurements will probably be different and manufacturer takes no responsibility or liability for these differences beyond the purchase price of the antenna.

LMR-400/RG213/RG8 (1/2" coax users): Use 3 turns thru included choke which should be enough choking for 40-6 meters. If you find you need more choking, use a second SOFLC with an additional 3 turns in series with the first choke as shown in the pictures.


Ultimax Antennas LLC.   DXTREME 88FT

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Coming Soon!

160m to 6M 2KW High Power End-Fed Antenna - 88 Foot Long

The ULTIMAX DXTREME End-Fed Antenna covers 1.0 to 54.0 MHz and is rated at 2KW SSB.

The DXTREME is the Ultimate End-Fed Antenna with the capability of covering from 160-6 Meters.

All DXTREME Models are optimally designed to work the most efficiently with the length of wire sold. They do not just include a common transformer with any Random Length of Wire. To the contrary, careful detail is give to each model to maximize performance.

The Optional ULTIMAX counterpoise set enhances performance where a ground connection is not available. Just like all ULTIMAX models, the DXTREME it’s designed for the harsh and punishing weather abuse mother nature can throw at it.


Great For:

  • H.O.A. Restricted Sites
  • Camping & Backpacking
  • Emcomm, ARES, RACES 
  • Field day & DXpeditions and POTA


(counterpoise set available as an accessory below)


Specifications:

  • Bands: 160 to 6 meters (1.0 -54.9 MHz)
  • Power rating : 2KW PEP 400W Carrier MAX
  • Length: 88 Feet
  • Weight : 3-5 pounds depending on model
  • Polarization: vertical, horizontal, sloped
  • SWR: less than <1.3:1 in all bands after tuning with wide range tuner

(Most radio tuners work but highly recommend the use of a wide-range tuner)


Download The Instructions in PDF format below:

ULTIMAX DXTREME-Instruction.pdf