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Omni VII HF+6m Transceiver

Price:
$2,795.00
SKU:
588
Weight:
34.00 LBS
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Description

Summary:

OMNI-VII is the first truly Net-Ready ham transceiver. No PC required at the rig to operate remote! Locate your OMNI-VII anywhere you have wideband Internet access. Simply connect its built-in Ethernet port to your router with our exclusive One Plug connection. Delivers live receive AND transmit operation from anywhere else in the world from another wideband Internet access! A simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) written for the OMNI-VII is available for download at no charge from our firmware update website. That’s not all: the latest GUI source code (written in Visual Basic) and complete programming instructions can be downloaded to build your own GUI.

The HF NOW package includes: a Omni VII with auto tuner, power supply, desk microphone, 100 feet of RG8X coax, a G5RV antenna, demo video and free shipping.

Information:

OMNI-VII is the first truly Net-Ready ham transceiver. No PC required at the rig to operate remote! Locate your OMNI-VII anywhere you have wideband Internet access. Simply connect its built-in Ethernet port to your router with our exclusive One Plug connection. Delivers live receive AND transmit operation from anywhere else in the world from another wideband Internet access! A simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) written for the OMNI-VII is available for download at no charge from our firmware update website. That’s not all: the latest GUI source code (written in Visual Basic) and complete programming instructions can be downloaded to build your own GUI.

Unrivaled Close-in Dynamic Range in price class. OMNI-VII just raised the receiver performance bar for the competition! Our new Distributed Roofing Filter architecture places filters in both the 1st and 2nd IFs at just the right places. Three built-in filters at 20 kHz, 6 kHz, and 2.5 kHz are included (2.5 kHz is a Collins mechanical filter). Optional Collins mechanical filters at 500 Hz and 300 Hz are also available. Filters can be selected manually or use AUTO for automatic selection via front panel DSP Bandwidth control. Also included are 37 built-in DSP bandwidth filters from a minimum of 200 Hz to 9 kHz maximum.

Take a look at what else OMNI-VII brings to your shack:

HF + 6: Transmit coverage on 6 through 160 meters, 100 watts output, even on 6. General coverage receive from 500 kHz to 30 MHz continuous plus 48 to 54 MHz. SSB, CW, AM, FM, Digital modes. Dual VFOs with SPLIT and REVERSE functions.

Full-function Color Screen: STN transmissive color LCD display with CFL backlight, 320 × 240 pixels.

Legendary QSK CW includes adjustable rise and decay times. User adjustable at the touch of a knob for “hard” or “soft” keying according to your taste. Built-in keyer can be used in Curtis A or B modes, adjustable 5-63 WPM.

17 selectable transmit bandwidths: from 1000-4000 Hz. DSP-generated to give your SSB audio a well rounded sound tailored to your voice characteristics. A low frequency roll-off provides further control.

RX EQ and TX EQ in 6 db/octave filters selectable in 1-dB steps from high pitched at minus 20 dB to essentially flat response at 0 dB to bassy at plus 20 dB.

DSP Noise Reduction, automatic notch and manual notch reduces interference from undesired carriers and random noise. Manual notch range 20-4000 Hz center, 10-300 Hz width, >50 dB rejection.

Band Sweep gives you a snapshot of the entire band in seconds. Find the pileups or scout for a clear spot automatically without touching the tuning knob.

Broad range Auto Tuner: identical tuner as used in the ORION II, matches most antennas up to 10:1 SWR (HF only). 100 Tune Memories. Order your OMNI-VII with or without this option.

Three antenna connectors: Two SO-239 transceiver outputs, plus a third SO-239 connector for auxiliary receive-only antenna. Antenna switching is front panel selectable.

Updates by Flash-ROM: Serial port interface for local rig control via PC and for Flash-ROM updates available via the Internet. Commands are a superset of those used for the Jupiter. To obtain the very latest version of the OMNI-VII, visit our firmware download website at www.rfsquared.com and download the software. Connect the radio to a serial port on your PC and you are up to date in a flash. Easy!

Quad bandstacking registers and 100 memories

Optional Model 302R remote encoder/keypad works with the OMNI-VII. Plug it in and control selected features sitting back in your easy chair.

Aluminum chassis construction and steel outer case makes the rig an easy traveler at only 5 inches H x 12 inches W x 14.75 inches D. Weighs just 14 pounds!

8 pin mic connector as used on ORION II

 

Omni VII Manual

Omni VII Product Brochure

Model 588 and 588AT

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 What's Included with the 588

  • Owners Manual
  • DB-9 Serial Interface Cable
  • 5 Pin DIN to Female RCA Phono Cable
  • ¼” Headphone Connector
  • 8 Pin Microphone Connector
  • 25 Amp Spare Mini Fuse
  • DC Power Cable
  • Male Phono Plug
  • Torx & Hex Allen Wrenches
  • Warranty Card

Specifications

  • Frequency Range RX: 100 kHz ? 30 MHz and 48 ? 54 MHz. Specifications should apply within Amateur Radio bands only.
  • Frequency Range TX: 1.797-2.010, 3.495-4.005, 5.275-5.407, 6.995-7.305, 10.095-10.155, 13.995-14.352, 18.063-18.170, 20.995-21.452, 24.885-24.995, 27.995-29.702, 49.995-54.0 MHz.
  • Tuning Step Sizes: 1, 10, 100, 1k, 5k, 10k, and 100 kHz.
  • Frequency Stability: Maximum +/- 0.5 PPM over operating temperature. TCXO standard.
  • Rated RF Load: 50 ohms nominal.
  • Antenna Jacks: 2 x SO-239 transceive, 1 x SO-239 receive only.
  • Modes: USB, LSB, AM, FM, CWUSB, CWLSB, FSK.
  • I-Fs: 1st: 70 MHz, 2nd: 455 kHz, 3rd: 14 kHz.
  • NTIA Compliance: Meets requirements for frequency stability, not in compliance for transmit occupied bandwidth.
  • Display: STN transmissive color LCD display with CFL backlight, 320 x 240 pixels.
  • PC control ports: Serial, EIA-232 standard, DB-9F. Integrated 10 mb/s Ethernet, CAT5 or CAT6, RJ-45.
  • Supply Voltage: 13.8 Vdc nominal. Reverse-polarity and over-voltage protection standard.
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0-50 degrees Celsius.
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 5.0" x 12.0" x 14.75". Depth measurement includes rear panel heat sink.
  • Weight: 15.4 lbs. (7 kg).
  • Construction: Aluminum chassis, steel cabinet, glass-epoxy printed-circuit boards, molded front panel.

TEN-TEC USA Warranty

New and demo TEN-TEC equipment purchased directly from TEN-TEC in the U.S. is warrantied parts and labor for 12 months from date of purchase. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Purchaser pays inbound shipping to us for warranty repair, we pay shipping to return the repaired equipment to you by UPS ground service or equivalent to the continental USA and Canada. Alaska, Hawaii and outside U.S. and Canada actual return shipping cost paid by owner. The warranty exception is for the model 238C antenna tuner which is warranted for three years parts and labor, under these same terms. The model R4020 and R4030 transceivers are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Used equipment sold by TEN-TEC is warrantied for 30 days, parts and labor, under these same terms.

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  1. Great RAdio

    Posted by James - K8JHR on 4th Oct 2011

    The Omni VII is an excellent radio, well thought out, easy to operate, with intuitive and straight-forward, single level, feature menu. Very quiet, excellent receiver. Super transmit audio quality. You can adjust audio EQ and add AF compression, but I often receive unsolicited compliments on my transmit audio using good quality headset microphone and the default audio settings.

    While this radio manifests a departure from the way other radios work, once you get on to it, it is extremely easy and straight-forward to operate. The single-level menu, and minimal front panel controls, simplify access to all options and settings, allowing quick and easy adjustment of all settings - especially during a contest or when working a weak station under difficult conditions. Some operators used to other radios may balk when first using this radio, but there is a very short, worthwhile learning curve, and the result is worth the effort.

    Its RF-Gain control has the widest effective range of any radio I have This makes it much easier to use, similar to the way a band-spread or fine tuning knob makes it easier to tune to a particular frequency. This allows the operator to drill down to the point where signal-to-noise ratio is best - you set AF gain up a bit, and adjust RF-gain downward until the noise drops out, but the desired signal remains. This result is more difficult to accomplish on many other radios, because the range of the RF-Gain control is substantially more narrow and compressed, including many Kenwood rigs, such as my older R-5000 receiver, and my newer TS-590s transceiver which is supposed to have superior receiver specifications, but the Omni VII separate the signal from the noise with greater ease.

    I appreciate the receive-only antenna input, because I often use a magnetic loop or other type of receive-only antenna. The multiple DSP roofing and noise reduction filters filters are quiet, effective, and free from unwanted ringing or other digital artifacts.

    The radio has a useful single-sweep spectrum analyzer / band scope that graphically displays signals on the band surrounding the operating frequency. This is very useful, especially during a contest - to either search for another station to contact, or to find an unused frequency to use.

    The radio can be controlled by various computer software applications, and I prefer the one by produced by N4PY to control the Omni VII, and to control a separate Ten-Tec RX-320D as a second receiver. The software includes a spectrum analyzer, band scope, for either the Omni VII or the RX-320D, which can be used as a "panadapter" of sorts. The RX-320D continuously scans a portion of the band, and the software graphically displays a spectrum analyzer depicting activity on the scanned frequencies. I point and click on this spectrum display to automatically tune the Omni VII. No special equipment or modification of the radio is required to do this, which is very cool and very convenient.

    I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this radio to a friend.

    /// James - K8JHR ///


  2. Complete Satisfaction

    Posted by Randy Potts/N4RAN on 2nd Oct 2011

    I have had my Omni VII 1 year now and am completely satisfied with this transceiver.The ease of operation and simplified menu make this radio a joy to operate. The receiver is remarkable in capability to handle noise and reduce adjacent interference. The DSP noise reduction and notch filtering work superbly. The display size and colors are very comforting to the eyes. The TX and RX filtering is a very valuable asset to my needs and style of operation. I highly recommend this transceiver to any and all that are looking for a new experience in amateur radio!


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