Manufactured by AOR Ltd, Tokyo.
The Japanese company AOR was in earlier years known for its scanners and only in the late 1980s launched the AR2515 and AR3000 (A) scanner receivers in a flat tabletop cabinet, they covered the frequency range from 100 kHz to 1.5 and 2 GHz, respectively, and thus also the shortwave band. The AR3030 was the first pure shortwave receiver, a double conversion set covering the range of 30 kHz - 30 MHz, which was also sold in a special version with a mechanical Collins filter.
The successor AR5000 was a wideband receiver covering the whole frequency spectrum from 10 kHz to 2.6 GHz and in an improved version came also equipped with a noise blanker and synchronous detector. In cooperation with an English development team around John Thorpe, the AR7030 was released in 1996. Compared to its dimensions, it is a very compact tabletop receiver with a reception performance that reaches into the semi-professional range, although many of the functions can only be accessed with the remote control.
|AR3030||1993||Double conversion||30 kHz - 30 MHz||AM, SSB, FM; 100 memory, AM sync.|
|AR5000||1996||Double conversion||10 kHz - 2.6 GHz||AM, SSB, FM; 1000(-2000) memories, optional sync detector, Noise blanker|
|AR7030||1996||Double conversion||10 kHz - 32 MHz||AM, SSB, FM; 100(-400) memories, sync detector, optional NB / Notch|