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Lab599 Discovery TX-500
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Lab599 Discovery TX-500

Price: 1100,00 €

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Main Features

Software-Defined Radio

General receive coverage
0.5 – 56.0 MHz

Adjustable Output Power
1 – 10 W

Digital Hi-Performance Filtering
(4 receive, 2 transmit)

48 kHz Build-in Hi-Speed

I/Q Output
and Firmware Update via USB

CW and Voice
Messages Memory

CW and Voice
Beacon Mode

SWR Monitor

The Lab599 Discovery TX-500 covers 160−6 meters amateur radio bands, all modes, with a maximum power output of 10 W. It comes with true desktop-radio features, like auto-notch, noise reduction, and RX/TX EQ. The transceiver has a built-in fast panadapter, for easier search for new contacts and evaluation of band conditions wherever you are, at any time.

Discovery TX-500 —
highly energy­efficient portable transceiver

For a portable transceiver, one of the important characteristics is the power consumption in the receive mode. TX-500 transceiver uses unique circuit solutions to reduce the current consumption from a 13.8 V source to 100 mA, which is a unique offer on the market. The highly efficient transmission path will also allow you to enjoy long battery life on the air.

Unique form-factor

The Lab599 Discovery unique form-factor allows you to operate from anywhere. The transceiver is only 30 mm thick, including knobs, weighing only 0.55 kg. Fold out the kickstands at the rear for use on a desktop or picnic table.

11 discrete RF bandpass filters

Discovery TX-500 has 11 discrete RF bandpass filters. The RF signal is only passed through one of the band-pass filters — any out-of-range signals are rejected.


Built-in panadapter

The transceiver features a built-in high-performance panadapter, for better search for new contacts and evaluation of band conditions — wherever you are, at any time.

Aluminum alloy body

The transceiver's body is made of durable aluminum by the method of precision milling, to ensure a unique shock protection and provide good heat removal from the output part of the transmitter.

Well shielded inner units

To achieve high sensitivity of the transceiver, separate functional units are isolated from mutual influence and external interference by partitioning walls installed in the device case.

Dust and liquid protection

Due to the liquid-protected housing and the absence of through-holes, spatter resistant plugs, encoders with sealing rings, the transceiver will work reliably in extreme conditions, giving you real pleasure from traveling.

The case is also covered with a layer of black anodizing substance, to maintain an attractive appearance for a long time, even during extreme operation.

The display of the transceiver is protected by 1 mm thick tempered glass resistant to scratches.



General features

  • 160-6-meter amateur radio 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 9-15V, 1 to 3A typical in transmit
  • High-contrast LCD with 256×128px
  • High-performance real-time panadapter (48 kHz wide)
  • One-click online firmware upgrades

Appearance and dimensions

  • Ultra-compact size (H×W×D): 90 mm (3.5") × 207 mm (8.1") × 21 mm
  • Rear folding kickstands for viewing angle and transportation
  • Weight: 0.55 Kg (19,4 oz)


  • Sensitivity: Noise Floor (MDS); 500 Hz DSP filter: –141 dBm (14 MHz, Preamp-on)
  • Blocking Gain Compression Dynamic Range, 500 Hz
  • BW: 129 dB (14 MHz, 2 kHz offset, Preamp-off)
  • Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range: 14 MHz, 20/5/2 kHz, offset: 119/108/106 dB
  • Quadrature down-sampling mixer compatible with PC-based SDR (software defined radio) applications
  • Receiver I / Q outputs for PC soundcard
  • Switchable low-noise preamp and attenuator
  • 3-band receive audio equalizer
  • 4 adjustable digital filters
  • Automatic notch filtering
  • Adjustable noise reduction and noise blanking
  • Audio Output ext. speaker, 3W typ.


  • Adjustable output, 1 to 10W PEP
  • Rugged, SWR and temperature-protected final amplifier stage
  • Carrier Suppression > 50dB typ.
  • Harmonic / Spurious Outputs > 50dB below carrier
  • CW Sidetone/Transmit offset 400-1200Hz, adjustable
  • Speaker-microphone with PTT
  • 3-band microphone audio equalizer
  • 2 adjustable digital filters
  • DSP RF speech processing for excellent 'punch'

Other features

  • Internal CW keyer with 10-300СPM range
  • 100 general-purpose memories store VFOs, modes, etc.
  • CW keyer memory with 4 cells for 20 seconds each
  • Voice message memory with 2 cells for 20 seconds each
  • Computer control via USB
  • Full remote-control command set (with Kenwood emulates)

Package includes

  • Speaker-microphone
  • CAT cable for on-line software update
  • Power cable for external power source DC 9 -15 V
  • (battery not included)
  • Headset and mic adapter with PTT (3.5mm jack)
  • CW adapter (3.5mm jack)
  • Additional connector GX12 type, 7 pins

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 April 2024 14:53