AR-5001D | AOR

AOR » AR-5001D — Price & Specifications

Wide-band receiver with double / triple simultaneous reception. Receiving frequency range 0.04-3150 MHz all-mode. High-performance radio set with many and various features. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2010.

Reference market : ham-radio / professional

General :
Frequency coverage 0.0400 ~ 3150.0000 MHz
Modulation mode CW / LSB / USB / AM / AM-S / FM / WFM / P25 [1]
Tuning step 1 ~ 999999 Hz user-defined
Receiver :
Sensitivity SSB 2.0 uV (0.04~0.1 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.2 uV (0.1~1.8 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.0 uV (1.8~25 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.25 uV (25~1000 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.3 uV (1000~2400 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.5 uV (2400~3000 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.0 uV (3000~3150 MHz, 10dB S/N)
AM 4.0 uV (0.04~0.1 MHz, 10dB S/N)
2.0 uV (0.1~25 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.0 uV (25~2400 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.7 uV (2400~3000 MHz, 10dB S/N)
2.0 uV (3000~3150 MHz, 10dB S/N)
FM 0.5 uV (25~3000 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.8 uV (3000~3150 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
WFM 1.5 uV (25~2400 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
2.5 uV (2400~3000 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
3.5 uV (3000~3150 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
Selectivity CW
500 Hz
0.38 KHz (-3dB)
0.5 KHz (-80dB)
3 KHz
2.7 KHz (-3dB)
3.1 KHz (-80dB)
6 KHz
5.5 KHz (-3dB)
6.9 KHz (-80dB)
15 KHz
14.2 KHz (-3dB)
15.6 KHz (-80dB)
200 KHz
200 KHz (-3dB)
250 KHz (-80dB)
IP3 (3rd order intercept point) +20 dBm (14 MHz)
+9 dBm (50 MHz)
+5 dBm (620 MHz)
Image rejection > 70 dB (0.04~25 MHz)
> 50 dB (25~ 2000 MHz)
> 40 dB (2000~3150 MHz)
AGC Adjustable
Frequency stability ± 1ppm with temperature from 0°C to +50°C after 5' warm-up
± 0.01ppm with GPS unit [2]
Intermediate frequency [3] 1704.5 MHz [4]
294.5 MHz [4]
45.05 MHz
Features :
Memory 2000 regular memories in 40 banks
Display 1 Hz frequency resolution
Antenna N 50Ω connector (0.04~3150 MHz)
N 50Ω connector (25~3150 MHz)
Power supply 10.7 ~ 16 VDC external, 12 V nominal
Power consumption 1500 mA
400 mA inactive
Audio power 2 W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Jack 3.5 mm stereo line
I/Q out 1 MHz bandwidth
Connections RS232C-9
RCA (Video out)
Jack 3.5 mm (I/Q 12 KHz analogical out)
USB (I/Q digital out [5])
BNC (IF 45.05 MHz out [5])
SMA (10 MHz reference in)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from 0°C to +50°C
Dimensions 220 (W) x 97 (H) x 304 (D) mm
Weight 5kg

[1] For P25 mode the optional APCO P-25 Digital Voice Decoder unit is request
[2] Optional unit
[3] Direct sampling architecture in 0.04~25 MHz range, without IF conversions
[4] 1° and 2° IF frequencies correlated to specific band segments
[5] Output available only for 25~3150 MHz band

Description :

The AR-5001D is also available in the black-box version with the reference AR-2300, the latter aimed for radio monitoring from remote locations or computer / LAN controlled. This is a conventional technology receiver in the 25~3150 MHz band with regard to the frequency conversion structure while it is digital in the last IF for the filtering, demodulation and signal processing phases. Between 0.04~25 MHz a direct sampling is implemented using an ADC (analog to digital converter) of 14 bit operating at 65 Ms/second, a SDR configurationthat guarantees notable performances.

In addition to conventional SSB / AM / FM modes the receiver can demodulate analog video signals on FM carrier, a composite video output is available for suitable monitors. It is also possible to acquire digital or impulsive emissions, even non-standard ones, to be sent to a PC for analysis by taking advantage of an entire set of dedicated connections that include an analog output at 12 KHz in I/Q format (in phase and quadrature) for narrowband signals (such as DRM and similar), an output in digital I/Q format (optional) via USB for broadband signals up to 1 MHz, and finally an IF output with ±7.5 MHz of external bandwidth for AGC control range so as to ensure that the intensity of the signals maintains fidelity with respect to the components captured by the antenna.

This AOR model operates with double / triple listening, the HF part between 0.04~25 MHz can receive a simultaneous emission with the V/UHF bands between 25~3150 MHz. For frequencies over 25 MHz it is also possible to tune two separate channels if they fall within the bandwidth of the IF filter. By combining both options, three emissions are simultaneously monitored. A digital audio recorder allows you to track the radio traffic listened by storing it in a standard SD card. The device allows the use of SD-HC cards up to 32 GB for a maximum recording time over 240 hours using a WAV file. Important aspect is that the time mentioned is effective, using the squelch the inactive periods are ignored by extending the monitoring period to the only real presence of the signal.

Other features: IF filter bandwidth selection between 0.2/0.5/1/3/6/15/30/100/200 kHz, CW pitch-control, noise-blank, DNR, auto-notch, automatic frequency control in FM mode, IF shift, RF attenuator, selectable AGC time constant, squelch, DTMF decoder, CTCSS / DCS tone recognition. Multiple search functions with speed up to 100 channels/second. Spectrum analyzer in FFT technology, purely digital and in real time, which shows on the LCD display a band adjustable from 400 KHz to 10 MHz in 100 KHz steps.

Performance and practical notes :

The AR5001D is the successor of the well-known AR-5000A+3, a valuable receiver in its period, of which it shares roughly the frequency coverage and the basic operating modes. On the other hand, the internal circuit solutions change from a classic superheterodyne to a hybrid SDR. The goal of the receiver remains to be a reference point for demanding users and at the same time requiring relative simplicity in the control interface. The use of an analog S-meter and the presence of only three rotary controls on the front panel goes in this direction. About the aspects of excellence of the apparatus there is the selectivity that in absolute terms, expressed with the filter's shape-factor, are really close to the ideal. It should be noted that, on the other hand, the choice of bandwidths is limited, this again fits into the project preferences aimed to simplifying the control options.

AR-5001D price :

We have collected for your convenience the AR-5001D AOR sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 3.495,-- 2018-oct New
USD 4.398,-- 2018-oct New

AR-5001DB version

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