100W Professional FM Broadcast Transmitter



100W Professional FM Broadcast Transmitter. Overview

Suitability

Like all our transmitters, this has a simple looking exterior, inside is another story. The 100 watt transmitter has a very high specification and is more than a match in technical quality to any of the other professional broadcast transmitters on the market at much higher prices. By not including frills and other gimmicks that don't improve the sound quality or reliability, we can make this transmitter at a price that is affordable. This and the previous model have been on the market for over 20 years !! and have endured countries of the world with the worst environments and the hottest climates and worked great.


Which Version Do You Need?

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.

100W Professional FM Broadcast Transmitter. Front View

RDS - Radio Data System

As an optional extra this transmitter is available with dynamic and programable RDS fitted. If you want RDS option please ADD TO CART above


Five Years! Warranty
5 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY
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Super Silent Version

What is SUPER SILENT? it means it's as quiet as a mouse and can use it in a live mic studio without background noise. Check the video demonstration. If you want SUPER SILENT option, ADD TO CART here.




100W Professional FM Broadcast Transmitter. Rear View

VSWR Protection

This transmitter is FULLY PROTECTED and under severe load mismatch conditions (poor SWR, Return Loss) the amplifier will automatically foldback the power to a safe level to protect itself, the antenna and cables from damage. When the load becomes good, full power automatically restores. On the front panel is a neat little meter lit up with intense blue LED's to indicate forward and reflected power and a true frequency counter. The amplifier is fully protected from bad SWR and reflected power for any duration of time.

Temperature Protection

This unit is designed with high reliability in mind. The cooling system incorporates. Two 60 mm fans keep the heatsinks in this unit cool to touch by hand, even when we tested it in Spain in summer at ambient temperatures in excess of 40 deg C. To maintain long term RF Output reliability the linear power amplifier is fitted with a 150 watt Mosfet Device. Due to this design the 100 watt transmitter is capable of Non-Stop Operation anywhere in the world with high reliability.

100W Professional FM Broadcast Transmitter. MPX version

Construction

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.

Settings

If you are qualified or understand broadcast radio specifications and parameters you can set the frequency and deviation yourself. This is easily done by flipping over the unit and adjusting the little dip switches on the underside panel. More information on this in the User Manual, you can find a link to this below.

Antennas

This transmitter can be used with any of the following antennas:
SINGLE DIPOLE
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 250W EIRP system includes this transmitter with a 2 way stacked dipole antenna and 20mt of 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.

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Compliance

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

User Manual

RF Specification

All stated measurements were made at 220VAC at 27 Deg. Celsius ambient temperature unless stated.

Power Output Adj. 1-100 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
Output Connector N-Female
Operating Temp -20 to +40 Deg C

AF Specification

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
Frequency Response 30Hz-76KHz 30Hz-15KHz
Audio Distortion 0.2% THD Max 0.2% THD Max (at MPX section)

AC Specification

Input Voltage 90-264 V AC 135-370 V DC 47-63 Hz
Input Power 200W for 100W 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
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