UPDATED 29TH JULY 2016

NOW IN STOCK 219.99 - Optima Version 3 - Radiozing Fixed FM Deviation

ORDER TODAY AND RESERVE YOUR RADIO - WE WILL DELIVER ON 12TH AUGUST 2016


As of October 2014, all optima version 3 sold by Radiozing have a unique modification done to the radio which fixes the FM deviation (FM transmit audio level) this takes it from 1Khz to 3Khz which means you will not be told you are quiet on FM!

 

We can upgrade your existing Optima - contact us for details

 

We are the first to bring the Optima 10m, 11m and 12m multimode mobile radio sets to the UK.

This version is the latest version with all the updates. We have these in stock and the price includes next day mainland UK delivery (contact us for collection or other delivery options)

Are these the best multimode radios available for the price ? We think so but you be the judge of that. Continually tuning VFO ! No time consuming memorys to set up !

 

Features:

24.500mhz to 29.995mhz all mode, FM, AM, USB & LSB

50 Watts variable power on each mode 5w to 50 watts

5khz default step size (can be changed to 1khz, 10khz 100khz, 1mhz etc)

Built in Frequency counter that is accurate!

Repeater shift

Continually tuning VFO with no gaps !!

Temperature controlled cooling fan installed on heatsink

8 pin Icom compatible microphone socket (so you can plug in any Icom 8pin mic for better TX audio or add a base mic with pre-amp for louder TX audio if you wish)

Switchable narrow IF Filter - for better crowded SSB reception

5 memory channels

Scan facility

Properly aligned signal strength meter

Very small compared to other multi-modes

Dimensions: (approx) 15.5 CM wide, 23cms deep, 5 cm high

Front 8pin ICOM compatible Microphone socket <--- Plug in any powered or non powered Icom 8 pin mic for better and louder TX audio !

Variable Mic gain

Variable RF gain

Variable RF power control all modes!

Squelch control

Clarifier control

Channel / VFO change

Rear external speaker socket (headphone jack)

 

Our Findings:

40 watts FM, 45watts SSB, 15watts AM carrier.

Excellent TX and RX on all modes

Quiet fan

Very well made, good construction. Feels and operates like a professional radio

Excellent audio reports from locals on FM and SSB. On SSB they can not beleive it is a mobile set - they say it must be a big base radio costing ten times the price ! It has to be heard to be appreciated how good the TX SSB audio is.

Heatsink barely gets warm on full TX power !

 

What is included in the sale:

Optima 10m/11m/12m all mode mobile radio

Hand microphone

Power lead

Bracket and fixes

No manual (downloadable from the web)

 

This is NOT a cheap CB radio. This is a professional Amateur Radio. Check out the specs:

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Frequency Coverage : Transmit and Receive .................................. 24.500 to 29.999 MHz

Antenna Impedance : 50 ohm, unbalanced

Frequency Control : Digital Phase-Lock Loop (PLL) Synthesizer

Frequency Accuracy : Better than +10 ppm from 0 - 40 0C after 15 min. warm up

Power Requirement : 12 - 13.8 V DC, negative ground

Current Consumption : 8 amps maximum

Dimensions : 6 x 2 x 9.5 in (W x H x D)

Weight : 2.9 lbs

Shipping weight : 2.050 Kg

 

TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS:

Power Output : SSB / FM................................................ 50 Watts PEP

AM ..........................................................12 Watts Average / 50 Watts PEP

Tuning Steps : 1 kHz / 5khz / 10 kHz / 100 kHz (5khz default)

Transistors : IRF520 MOSFET (x2)

Spurious Emissions: More than 50 dB below peak output power

Carrier Suppression: More than 40 dB below peak output power

Unwanted Sideband : More than 50 dB below peak output (1 kHz tone)

FM Deviation: +/- 5 kHz maximum

Audio Response : More than 30dB below peak output

Frequency Response : 400 to 2800 Hz

Microphone Impedance : ECM, 600 to 1K ohms

RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS:

Circuit Type : Dual-Conversion Super heterodyne

Intermediate Frequencies

1st IF / SSB IF .................................................................. 10.695 MHz

2nd IF ..................................................................................... 455 kHz

Sensitivity : SSB............................................................. 0.25 μV at 10 dB S + N/N

AM ................................................................ 1.0 μV at 10 dB S + N/N

FM................................................................... 0.3 μV at 12 dB SINAD

Selectivity (bandwidth) : SSB................................................ 4.2 kHz (-6 dB) / 8.5 kHz (-60 dB)

AM / FM Selectivity (bandwidth):  .......................................... 6.0 kHz (-6 dB) / 18 kHz (-60 dB)

Clarifier Range : +/- 3.0 kHz

Adjacent Channel Rejection: Better than 70 dB (with further improvement when 2nd IF filter engaged)

IF Rejection : Better than 80 dB for all frequencies

Frequency Response : 250 to 3000 Hz

Audio Output Power : 2 watts minimum at 10% THD with an 8 ohm load

Speaker audio Output Impedance : 8 ohms

 


 

We now have stock here in London of the Optima version 3:

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New look of control panel FUNC/FILTER switch was changed to control by the VFO rotary switch,

With push on / off to change over FUNC by Long press 3 sec, and FILTER by short press 1 sec.

 

  1. Step selector direct access by button 1 & 2.
  2. Mic audio response change to 300Hz-3Khz with louder High tone, (it is aimed for users who report FM modulation weak)
  3. Clarifier controls with center stopper for SSB center tune.
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  6. Our final comments:

    Although it looks similar, this is NOT a re-badged Magnum or any other brand.

    This is new to market, newly designed with a new and exclusive PCB with functions and specs only available in this make and model.

    CE and ROHS approved

    See the various reviews and write-ups on the internet.

Optima version 3, with next day UK mainland delivery including VAT £219.99

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