This is a popular choice in Nigeria for campus type university radios that are licensed by the state for 20 watts. Using this 20 watt transmitter with our 4 way stacked dipole is a popular choice producing a total EIRP of approximately 80 watts.
Like all our products, we over engineer them, this is no exception. This uses a 45 watt transistor, for 20 watts output. basically you can throw any amount of reflected power at this unit and it will laugh in the face of it. Basically this transmitter, is not super, not ultra, it's HYPER reliable
The enclosure is made in strong 16 gauge steel, powder coated and baked in satin black. This leaves a tough, durable surface that will never rot or corrode and be cleaned to shine for decades. The front panel is 19 inch across and 2U (3.5 inch) high with a depth of 12 inches, so it will fit with ease into a standard rack. It is very strong and difficult to damage even under extreme handling.
When we test this unit we need to test it at some frequency, it's obviously better if we test it at the frequency you want to us it on, then you can use it straight out of the box on delivery. But if you don't know the frequency, that's okay, the frequency, FM deviation and power is easy to set in a few minutes on the underside panel controls.
The stereo version with audio processing and limiting is available or the straight raw composite MPX version. If you're not sure which version you need, then it's a high probability that need the stereo version with audio processing and limiting. In any case the stereo version has the option of MPX input, it can be used for both. If you wish to connect the unit to external processing such as Optimod, Inovonics, Breakaway, StereoTool etc you should use the MPX version More Information HERE.
STEREO VERSION WITH AUDIO PROCESSING
MPX / COMPOSITE INPUT (NO PROCESSING)
On delivery the equipment is ready to plug in and use with any suitable 50 ohm antenna system such as our:
4.8dBi 2 DIPOLES
7.8dBi 4 DIPOLES
10.8dBi 8 DIPOLES
4.8dBi 5/8 ANTENNA
-0.8dBi CIRC. DIPOLE
Our system package the 20W EIRP system includes this transmitter with a dipole antenna and very low loss LMR400 cable to give you a full system that will comply with the regulations of the European Union and most other countries in the world.
The stereo version with audio processing and limiting meets all the regulatory standards required out of the box and pre configured. In fact if you send us a copy of your permit and it's conditions, we will set it up exactly to the specification. This equipment complies with EU/CE harmonised standards and FCC technical requirements for FM broadcasting. More information HERE
All stated measurements were made at 220VAC at 27 Degrees Celsius ambient temperature unless stated.
|Power Output||Adj. 1-20 Watts into 50 ohms|
|Spurious Emissions||Less than -75 dB ref to carrier|
|Harmonic Emissions||Less than -70 dB ref to carrier|
|Freq Stability||+/- 1 KHz max. typ. +/-300 Hz|
|Deviation Sensitivity Stability||+/-2 % max|
|Freq Fine Adj||> +/- 1000 Hz|
|Freq Range||87.5 to 108 MHz in 100 KHz steps|
|Out of Lock RF Muting||Less than -70 dB ref to carrier|
|Residual AM||Less than 0.5 %|
|Synchronous AM||Less than 0.5 %|
|RF Ruggedness||Any VSWR phase or length of time|
|Operating Temp||-20 to +40 Deg C|
|Pre-emphasis||(50 uS/ 75 uS/ None) Selectable|
|Audio Input Connector||Phono/ RCA type unbalanced sockets|
|Audio Input Sensitivity||+4 dBu for +/- 75 KHz dev.|
|Version||MPX||Stereo and Audio Processor|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||80dB||65dB|
|Audio Distortion||0.2% THD Max||0.2% THD Max (at MPX section)|
|Input Voltage||90-264 V AC 135-370 V DC 47-63 Hz|
|Input Power||40W for 20W RF OUT with RF SWR less than 1.5|
|Working Humidity||20-90% RH non-condensing|
|Safety Standards||UL60950-1 TUV EN60950-1 BSMI CNS14336 CCC GB4943 J60950-1 approved|
|EMC Emission||Compliance to EN55022 class B EN61000-3-2 3 FCC PART 15 / CISPR22 class B CNS13438 class B GB17625.1|
|EMC Immunity||Compliance to EN61000-4-2 3 4 5 6 8 11 light industry level criteria A|