Up to 70 miles is possible with this power level, however with typical quality radios you can expect about half that. In terms of city coverage, this is perfect, not too much, but at the same time, just enough to penetrate the concrete and glass between buildings to bring a clean signal to the inside.
The crisp clear FM signal starts in this unit which provides 1000W super clean output in stereo with audio processing and limiting. For a small, but with a need to be quite powerful radio service, a big town for example, this transmitter is just the ticket with everything required included. More info on the 1000W Transmitter
The 100KW, 50kW, 25kW, 12kW and 10kW all use this same 8 way folded dipole broadband antenna, the one in this package is the baby brother 4 way version. The simple reason is, because it's simply amazing. It has high bandwidth with an SWR or less then 1.2 from 87.5 to 108 MHz, most dummy test loads struggle to manage this. Many coaxial cable lengths, especially the cheap Chinese rubbish struggles to maintains less than 1.2. So this is the reason this antenna is gold, metaphorically speaking, made out of aluminium and stainless steel. I forget to mention, it does not rot or corrode even in coastal areas. But most important, it MAGNIFIES the signal radiating to the horizon by over 7.5 times !!!
As an optional extra this transmitter is available with dynamic and programable RDS fitted. If you want RDS option please (rds-upgrade) ADD TO CART
|1||FM Stereo Driver with Audio Processing|
|1||1000W FM Power Amplifier|
|1||LMR400/600 40m /131ft Cables|
|1||All Other Connecting Cables|
|4||Broadband High Power Folded Dipole Antenna with Tower Mounting Clamps and RF Splitters|
This package uses 130ft / 40mt of LMR400 antenna cable. The loss on this cable and plus the antenna gain actually results in an EIRP of over 5kW.
The FM signal starts in the internal Veronica PLL which produces the super low noise and highly stable FM signal. You can find more info on this at in our 1W Exciter (PLL driver). Then the internal stereo coder and audio processor boards provide a loud and crisp audio signal on the listeners radio. If your more of an expert, you can if you want use an external processor such as Orban, Inovonics or PC generated MPX/RDS, the limiter and stereo coder we supply can be completely disabled.
We hereby declare that this equipment complies with;
• ETS 300384 European Telecommunications Harmonised Standard when used with an audio compressor limiter supplied and tested by Aareff
• EN 301489-11 V1.3.1 (2006-05) EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility when used with 1 meter AC mains cord supplied. If the installation engineer needs to extend this cord, this and the audio input cable should be no more than 3 meters in length to remain in compliance with EMC directive.
• 2006/95/EC Directive (2006-12) LVD Low Voltage Directive.
Equipment compliance is possible using equipment from and in conjunction from other manufacturers, but since this is beyond the control of Aareff Systems, Aareff Systems cannot or be expected to guarantee compliance in this situation.
The following list are the FCC technical requirements for FM broadcasting. We confirm and verify that this transmitter complies with the technical requirements.
47 CFR Chapter I Federal Communications Commission sections:
• 73.1560, 2.1046 RF Power
• 73.1545, 2.1055 Frequency Stability
• 73.317, 2.1049 (e)(3) Emission Limitation, Emission Mask
• 73.317, 2.1057, 2.1051 Emission Limits, Spurious Emissions at Antenna Terminal
• 73.317, 2.1057, 2.1053 Emission Limits, Field Strength of Spurious Emissions
This graph is based on average customer reports in some directions. Basically this shows the typical ranges really ever recorded. Most of the reports were radio station listeners that phoned, texted, WhatsApp etc. into the radio station programs operated by our customers. Range is very difficult to predict as there are many factors that effect it. More info on FM Transmission Range