The quality of manufacture is exemplary and the performance and function are both excellent. Earlier (AR5000) receivers can be seen for sale on occasion but this is only the second time that we have ever offered the AR5001D for sale. This receiver is an incredible unit.Thus, if you are a prepper who wants the best do all receiver in the shelter or if you are a person who admires a receiver that with a proper antenna and within range can literally hear most anything (short of government encrypted signals), then this AR5001DB is your receiver. Few receivers offer the combination of exceptional receiving frequencies, wealth of operational controls, and then put this into a highly configurable package.
Electronically, the receiver operates beautifully with wonderful sensitivity and with no known issues or shortcomings. Cosmetically, the unit was used sparingly and so displays only minor signs of prior ownership. We ask you to look closely at our pictures as we endeavored to take shots that allow you to see exactly what to expect to see when the AR5001DB is delivered. The receiver comes with an AC power supply (3 amp regulated), copy of the owner's manual, a WRTH review copy and a couple of promotional piece copies.
Finally, the new owner will get a CD that contains these items in PDF format. This CD is not for sale as its contents were supplied freely via the many hobbyists over the years. So what is it that makes this receiver so special? Well, in addition to its incredible span of receiving frequencies, it incorporates features not typically found in consumer grade receivers.
One of these features is a wide band front end that uses electronic preselection between 500 KHz - 1,000 MHz and then uses low pass, bandpass, and high pass filters for the other bands. This means that unlike most VHF, UHF and high band scanners, the receiver is virtually immune to nearby transmitters that can often wreak havoc while listening on ordinary scanners. In fact, one of the reviews by amateur operator VK7ZJA on eHam tells about how he compares this receiver to other devices and how the AR5000 does not give him image issues. In other words, the receiver's front end is virtually bullet proof!
Another thing not commonly found on consumer receivers is a very high grade TXCO fitted as standard giving the receiver excellent stability and tuning accuracy. Some users have said that the drift of the receiver is incredibly small over a range of operational time and operating changes such as temperature and this would make sense as it is rated at 1 PPM (part per million) over a temperature range of 32-121 degrees F (0-50 C). There are multiple tuning steps available as presets or user programmed, but we appreciate that the receiver can tune in the fine resolution of a 1 Hz and does this by utilizing a NCO (Numeric Controlled Oscillator). When we listen to the radio, we often switch regularly between frequencies as we monitor broadcasts or if we want to see if a station is signing on or signing off. With most receivers, you are limited to a single VFO which means that every time you want to jump to another frequency, you have to re-tune the receiver in addition to all the other listening parameters.This can be tedious if you are listening to ham operators and monitoring various nets or if you want to compare signal strength on shortwave of the same broadcaster on different frequencies and especially if you have to re-enter bandwidth, mode, etc. With the AR5000DB, you can program a frequency, tuning step, mode, IF bandwidth into each VFO so that you can save several steps when changing bands. For practical tuning, you can use one VFO for listening on the mediumwave band, another for 80 meters LSB, another for 20 meters USB, another for a favorite shortwave band, another for FM broadcast, and others for whatever your heart desires. Thus, you can see the advantages of multiple VFOs for listening.
One thing that we found when operating this receiver is the joy of discovery. Since we have had little hands-on time with the AR5000DB, we realized that while there are many things in common with other receivers, there are many features not typically found. Unlike most HF receivers, the more we read the manual or pushed buttons, extra options and features came to view. Like a remote control that has scads of buttons, this receiver has features that may be used seldom or never. The designers of the AR5000DB wanted their product to be able to be utilized in a variety of environments, detecting everything from voice to code to data, and doing this with direct tuning, scanning, or computer control.The standard features are easily located and used without reading the manual, but it is advisable for the owner to study the manual so that they can get realize maximum advantage with all the features. Let us now make a list of some of the features of the AR5000DB receiver.
Receiving range of 40 KHz to 3150 MHz (blocked cell band by law). 2,000 Memory Channels (50 channels in 40 banks). 9 IF Bandwidths 200 Hz / 500 Hz and 3 / 6 / 15 / 30 / 100 / 200 300 KHz. Sensitivity from 1.8 - 30 MHz of. Record Demodulated Audio to SD Card.Spectrum Display (400 KHz - 10 MHz in 100 Hz increments). Digital Reception with optional APCO P-25 Decoder (option not installed). Scanning (up to 100 chan/sec). Dual Receive (two signals such as HF and VHF/UHF). Dual Offset Mode (listen to two signals in same 5 MHz band). Tri-Frequency Mode (listen to HF signals and also combine with Dual Offset for VHF/UHF - 3 signals).
Dual Antenna Inputs (two N style). Excellent TXCO stability of 1 PPM. Computer Controllable via RS-232 Jack.VCS (Voice Controlled Squelch) to eliminate stop-scans on a unmodulated carrier. 20 search banks allowing 20 start/stop frequencies. As you can see, this receiver is loaded with features.
It would take considerable time discussing most of them at length so we urge you to do some research online via the many web pages devoted to this receiver. For instance, for those who lean toward using the scanning functions, one nice feature is the fact that you can program up to 2100 pass frequencies. Don't like a frequency, just pass it. For most scanners, this would require you using a memory to do this.With the AR5000DB, you have the 2100 pass frequencies that are not a part of memory so you don't waste memory channels to pass unwanted frequencies. This receiver is not a toy.
With its fantastic receiving range, it has the capabilities of picking up the following types of analog and digital (with APCO P-25) transmissions if within range and with a good antenna. Longwave transmissions including broadcasts within Europe or Asia as-well-as beacons & utility broadcasts.
All the amateur radio frequencies of 160 thru 2 meter plus all the high band and satellite communications. Military traffic (that is on open channel and not scrambled).Emergency services as fire, police, ambulance, hospital, lifeflight. Family Radio Service and Business Channels. Road repair and clearance crews. Prison security and maintenance traffic. University maintenance and security traffic. City Transit Systems (buses, metros, trains, etc). Wireless microphones / baby monitors , etc. Amusement park traffic (Disney has a large network).
Space communications & satellite communications (if open channel). The item "AOR AR5001DB Wideband AM FM CW SSB 40 KHz 3150 MHz Scanning Radio Receiver" is in sale since Saturday, August 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Ham, Amateur Radio\Ham Radio Receivers".
The seller is "bigapple59" and is located in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.