AOR AR3000 Receiver
As mentioned in the About page I have two receivers for HF reception, secondarybeing my AOR AR3000 wideband receiver. This radio has a frequency range from 100kHz to 2036MHz and while not a dedicated HF receiver it does me OK until I can source something better here in New Zealand (see the SDR Receiver page).
The AR3000 has 400 memories banked in 4 x 100 lots and a big drawback is that it has no alpha tagging so I have to try and remember frequencies to stations or refer to a cheat sheet!
The output from this radio to my PC is by the DIN connector at the rear and I use this to record audio or decode HF data link signals.
With a non dedicated HF receiver it does get overloaded easily by the Wellbrook active loop antenna so the 20db attenuator is always on for HF signals.
The more I use it the more I like it, it’s intuitive to operate and I’ve only had to refer to the manual to get some detail on the settings I wanted to make.
I constructed a MiniKits high pass filter to reject interference from broadcast signals and this works really well. I was dubious about my ability to solder SMD parts but found the process easy enough with the toroid winding being the most tedious part. The parts for this kit cost just AU$18 but after I added an enclosure and two BNC connectors it still only cost about NZ$40.