Newest multimode Mobile/Base Receiver
  • Expanded frequency coverage
  • An improved RF front end
  • Better receive audio response
  • Ability to accept a new video reception unit (currently undergoing development)
The AR8600 Mark II reflects AOR's ongoing commitment to improving its products and maintaining its leadership in designing and building high-end receivers. The AR8600 Mark II sets several new standards that make the receiver desirable to professional users and monitoring enthusiasts.

AR8600 Mark II

AR8600 Mark II Multimode Mobile/Base Receiver
  • Covers 100 KHz ~ 3 GHz. Cellular unblocked
  • Carries over the Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that provides an ultra-stable frequency reference
  • Receives Wide, narrow and Super-narrow FM, Wide and Narrow AM, Upper and Lower Sideband and CW
  • The video reception card currently being developed, will add the ability to receive broadcast television signals (NTSC) and allow monitoring video feeds from a variety of sources including law enforcement and the news media
  • The AR8600 Mark II can accommodate up to five optional cards that enhance certain functions
  • Other choices include CollinsO Mechanical Filter, CTCSS, Digital Recording, Tone Eliminator and additional memory, Voice Inverter module (available to qualified users)
  • 1000 memory channels (20 banks X 50 channels each), alphanumeric channel labels, RS-232C port for computer control, with free control software available at the AOR web site
  • New on/off function for the dimmer of the unit
  • 10.7 MHz IF output (that can be used with AOR's SDU5500 Spectrum display unit)

New Accessory "P25-8600 APCO25 Decoder"


The P25-8600 is an optional accessory for the AR8600MKII receiver designed to monitor P25 (APCO25) digital communication signal (in conventional mode.)
Once installed in the AR8600MKII receiver, the unit will automatically decode the APCO25 signal and output decoded audio from the receiver's speaker. (Installation required.)

Frequency Range: 100 kHz to 3000 MHzCellular unblocked
Receive Modes: WFM, NFM, SFM, WAM, AM, NAM, USB, LSB, CW
100 kHz ~ 1.9 MHz
AM: 3.5 uV (10dB S/N)
1.9 MHz ~ 30 MHz
AM: 2.0 uV (10dB S/N)
30 MHz ~ 470 MHz
AM: 1.0 uV (10dB S/N)
NFM: 0.35 uV (12dB SINAD)
WFM: 1.0 uV (12dB SINAD)
470 MHz ~ 820 MHz
NFM: 0.5 uV (12dB SINAD)
820 MHz ~ 3000 MHz
NFM: 2.5 uV (12dB SINAD)
SSB/NAM       3kHz (-6dB), 9kHz (-60dB)
AM/SFM       9kHz (-6dB), 20kHz (-40dB)
WAM/NFM 12kHz       (-6dB), 25kHz (-40dB)
WFM 150kHz       (-3dB), 380kHz (-20dB)
Aerial connection: 50 OHM BNC
Audio output: 800mW (8 OHMS) MAX @ 10% THD. Internal speaker, rear chassis 3.5mm socket, front panel 3.5mm socket
Power Consumption: 400mA typical usage, 50mA on standby. 10.8 - 16V d.c. negative ground 9.6V from optional internal BP8600 NiCad
Dimensions: 155(W) x 57(H) x 195(D) mm excluding projections
Weight: 2kg approx. (MW bar aerial included)
Memory channels: 1,000 (20 banks)
Select scan channels: 50
Priority channels: 1
Search banks: 40
PASS channels: 50 per search bank + 50 for VFO search
Scan/Search Rate: 37 increments per second maximum

Specification & price subject to change without notice due to continuous development of the receiver. E & OE.