AOR AR8600 MARK2 100kHz-3GHz Receiver

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AOR AR8600 MARK2 100kHz-3GHz Receiver - Amazing frequency coverage from 530khz-3000mhz all in one unit.



  • 1000 channels - 20 banks (dynamic)
  • 100kHz-3000MHz coverage
  • Scan rate 37cps (max)
  • 50Hz-999.95 steps (in 50Hz steps)
  • 2 VFO's
  • 12-character alph-tag
  • Bandscope
  • 40 search banks
  • 1 priority channel
  • Frequency offset
  • Noise limiter
  • Attenuator
  • AFC
  • Signal meter
  • Autostore
  • MW bar antenna
  • Computer control

Cellular blocked in the U.S.A. AR8600B Mark II version per F.C.C. rules, however, full coverage is available on export models. You will want to get an export model so that your unit is not crippled by an outdated FCC rule - this version is known as the AOR AR8600MkIIU.

Special AR8600 MkII-U

AOR AR8600 Mark2U / Mk2U / AOR AR8600MkIIU Wideband Receiver For government or export only.

  • Expanded frequency coverage
  • An improved RF front end
  • Better receive audio response
  • Ability to accept a new video reception unit


Not a digital trunked radio system receiver, will not receive the latest police and emergency communications. he object of trunking is to allow many users to share a relatively few frequencies. A trunking system is controlled by a computer. Information (data) is exchanged between the system radios and the computer on a control channel, sometimes called a data channel.

A group of police or fire department mobile units may be assigned special talk groups, up to 100, each making up to 28 frequencies, 4 of which may be used as control channels. When the officer presses PTT data is sent to a computer that uses software to manage and select an unused frequency. The computer, via the transceiver circuit, sends that data to all the radios in the talk group of the officer. This is, in all practicality, an instantaneous process that happens each time a communication is sent.

To receivers such as the AR8600 the tracking data will simply sound as static or buzzing. The communication cannot be followed. Furthermore, the communication bands are typically half that of analog narrow-band.

To clarify, the trunk tracking is digital data, the voice remains analog, however, on a very narrow bandwidth.