Laboratory 599 “Discovery”

News from Rob PE9PE so it’s going to be something good! Below we’ve linked a website and a new Transceiver called the Discovery TX-500. Although I’m not sure if it’s a design proof or indeed manufactured it’s got all the attributes to say “I want one” for many people. Click the link and meet Discovery.


  • 160-6-meter ham bands;
  • General ‘receive’ coverage 0.5 – 56.0 MHz;
  • All modes: SSB, CW, DIG, AM, FM;
  • High-performance 32-bit floating-point DSP;
  • Current drain as low as 100 mA in ‘receive’ mode (backlight on, preamp off, no signal);
  • External power supply DC 9-14V, 1 to 2A typical in transmit;
  • High-contrast LCD with 128 * 64 px;
  • High-performance real-time pan-adapter (48 kHz wide);
  • On-line firmware updates;
  • Tilted feet (rear), fold up for transportation;
  • Ultra-compact size (H*W*D): 90 mm (3.5″) * 207 mm (8.1″) * 21 mm (0.8 “);
  • Weight: 0.57 Kg (20 oz).


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