AOR Software

AOR Software

Post by Jorge Morale » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I was wondering what do you all consider the best software for the AOR 8000?
Also, who sells an interface you don't have to drill or solder into place.

I have an early US unblocked AOR 8000 and I have heard there are updates
that were made to this radio later but I am not sure one what all of them
are and two if it is feasible to update my radio.

I have read about a "birdie" modification, a filter mod, an audio
modification, a short-wave enhancement mod,  Bandercom sells an "M" version,
Javation sells a "DX" version

Please help

 
 
 

AOR Software

Post by Jonathan Cloug » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00




Hi,

Quote:>I was wondering what do you all consider the best software for the AOR 8000?

The AR8000 is well supported by various software packages - more than
any other receiver at the moment. The following packages all support the
AR8000 in one way or another.

  Jav-Scan 8000
  http://www.javiation.co.uk

  AOR PC-Manager For Windows
  http://www.demon.co.uk/aor

  ScanStar
  http://www.scanstar.com

  ScanCat Gold
  http://www.scancat.com

  Radio Manager for Windows by Ben Saladino
  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Ben_Saladino/

  ARC for Windows
  AR8000
  http://www.arc.mypage.org/

  8K - A simple AR8000 utility
  http://www.mnsinc.com/phares01/aor.html

  AR8000 Channel Commander
  http://www.odcombe.demon.co.uk/8kcc_readme.htm

  ScannerWear by Radio Control Systems Inc
  http://www.radioscan.com

  RadioMax
  http://www.futurescanning.com/

The following two packages were for the MAC but neither are available
anymore (as far as I'm aware).

  MacScan8000
  http://www.designeq.com

  AR8000 Toolkit (Macintosh)
  http://www.mich.com/~eddy/works/

Quote:>Also, who sells an interface you don't have to drill or solder into place.

The original AOR CU-8232 remains available although quite expensive.

There are several designs on the Web for building your own but almost
all use a means other than the Flat Flexible Cable (FFC).

We have two interfaces that use the FFC available (Just plug and play).
Other third party vendors who have produced interfaces of their own are
Scancat and EEB/EDCO in the States but I'm sure there are others also.

Quote:>I have an early US unblocked AOR 8000 and I have heard there are updates
>that were made to this radio later but I am not sure one what all of them
>are and two if it is feasible to update my radio.

For distribution in the USA AOR were forced to produce the AR8000"B".
This has the frequencies used by US Cellular blocked and cannot be
restored by RS-232 as the original AR8000 (sold in the USA) could be.

I'm not sure if the AR8000B is still in production but the AR8000
certainly is.

Quote:>I have read about a "birdie" modification, a filter mod, an audio
>modification, a short-wave enhancement mod,  Bandercom sells an "M" version,
>Javation sells a "DX" version

Cheers,
JC
http://www.javiation.co.uk