If you need big distance or just sheer brute power to penetrate concrete and steel in a large city, this is the one. As ever, we have tried to make installation and power up as easy as possible. For the Stereo with Audio Processing and RDS version all you need is a quality mixer (and great radio presenters). Just connect the output of the mixer directly the gold plated RCA inputs on the back panel of the driver. Connect the transmitter 1000W output to a suitable 50 ohm antenna that can handle 1000W. That's it!! switch on, if you don't see any reflected power on the front panel, you are broadcasting serious power and serious distance.
This is the most popular version because it includes everything in one enclosure. The audio processing keeps the audio level 'LOUD', but not too loud whereby it causes over deviation and contravenes your permit. The trick is to get the sound as loud as possible so you can compete with the other stations on the dial, but at the same time keeping your signal legal. This is a tricky balance to maintain, but this version in stereo with our internal audio processers does exactly this. More Information HERE.
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
The transmitter will work with any 50 ohm antenna rated at 1000W or higher. Suitable antennas that we sell for this unit are:
• Vertical 5/8 Wave
• 4 Way Stacked Dipole
• 8 Way Stacked Dipole
• Circular Dipole
• Folded Dipole
Our 2.5kW, 5kW and 10kW EIRP packages include this transmitter packaged in with coaxial cable and a suitable antennas. These full systems are engineered to comply with the EU standards and regulations for licensed broadcasting and most other countries regulations in the world.
The stereo version with audio processing and RDS 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.
The power output of this transmitter is 1kW continuous day and night non stop 24/7. It has reflected power protection and it has over temperature protection. In the event of any of these protections being activated, the power will reduce to a safe level to prevent any damage. When the fault that triggered the protections clears, the power restores automatically back to full.
The final output section of this transmitter uses a BLF188XR, they say the XR means 'eXtremely Rugged' This LDMOS RF power transistor is designed for the toughest engineering environments and is capable of withstanding a severe load mismatch with VSWR greater than 65:1 at 5 dB of compression. The BLF188XR is actually capable of providing an outstanding 1600 W of peak output power and still pass extreme ruggedness testing. For ultra reliability we just run it at 1kW maximum. It can be set at lower power levels, right down to 10W if required.
This transmitter is fully adjustable by a competent engineer to operate from 87.5 to 108 MHz, in 100 KHz steps, pre-emphasis of 50 or 75uS and adjustable power from 2 to 1000W. Like all our transmitters, this is easily done by reconfiguring the dip switches on the under side panel. When we test this we have to set it to some frequency, we prefer it to be the one you choose, so please let us know your frequency.
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 Deg. Celsius ambient temperature unless stated.
|Power Output||Adj. 1-1000 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|| |
|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|| |
|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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