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AM 5E - Technical Specifications

Jun 29, 2011

RF Specs

Output Power:
Range25 W to 5 kW
Accuracy1% full scale
Efficiency75% or better, 100% sinusoidal modulation of 5 kW carrier into 50 Ohm load
VSWRNominal 1.5:1 at full carrier power; will operate into higher VSWR with automatic power reduction, open and short circuit protected
Impedance50 Ohm
Frequency:
Range522 kHz to 1700 kHz, supplied on one frequency (synthesized), as ordered; accommodates 9 kHz or 10 kHz channel spacing
Stability±3ppm, 0 to 50° C
RF Harmonics SuppressionMeets or exceeds FCC, DOC, and CCIR requirements, when preceded by external NRSC-1 compatible audio low pass filter(s)
Modulation:
TypePulse width modulation of L+R envelope with optional integrated C-QUAM AM stereo; an RF input connector (BNC) is also provided for an external RF or stereo exciter
Capabilities>145% peak positive capability at rated nominal output power into 50 Ohm load
Carrier Shift<1% at 95% negative modulation at 1 kHz
RegulatoryMeets or exceeds FCC and DOC technical requirements,meets ENG0215 safety requirements

AM Audio Specs

ModesStereo (with optional stereo card), Mono L+R, Mono L, Mono R, HD with external ASi 10; not compatible with analog stereo
Stereo (with optional stereo card):
Connector Type3 position terminal block (2)
Input Level10 dBm, ±1 dB, L+R (or mono) to produce 100% L+R envelope modulation; other input levels accommodated by internal resistor selection
Impedance600 Ohm; inputs are balanced, transformerless, and resistive with passive RFI filtering; other impedances can be accommodated.
Amplitude Response±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 10 kHz
THD + Noise<1.5% at 50% single channel modulation, 50 Hz to 10 kHz at rated power
S/N Radio>55 dB below a reference level equivalent to 100% negative modulation of either left or right channel in a 22 Hz to 30 kHz andwidth, unweighted
Separation-30 dB or better, 50 Hz to 10 kHz, at 50% single channel modulation into a 50 Ohm resistive load, at rated power
Squarewave Overshoot1% or less at 400 Hz, 50% single channel modulation with high frequency boost disabled
Squarewave Tilt1% or less at 40 Hz, 1.5% or less at 20 Hz, measured with 90% negative modulation
Incidental Phase ModulationLess than 2° (0.035 radians) average, or 30 dB (typical 40 dB) below equivalent 100% L-R C-QUAM modulation 50 Hz to 10 kHz, at rated power; measured with an audio input level which generates 95% negative L+R envelope modulation at 1 kHz (9.5 dBm)
Mono:
Connector Type3 position terminal block
Input Level10 dBm, ±1 dB, L=R (or mono) to produce 100% L+R envelope modulation; other input levels accommodated by internal resistor selection
Impedance600 Ohm; inputs are balanced, transformerless, and resistive with passive RFI filtering; other impedances can be accommodated
Amplitude Response±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 10 kHz at 90% negative modulation (linear phase mode), +0.1 dB -3 dB, 20 Hz to 10 kHz at 90% negative modulation, standard configuration
THD + Noise<0.8%, 20 Hz to 10 kHz at rated power
Intermod Dist1.2% or less 1:1 ratio, 1.7% or less 4:1 ratio. 60/7000 hz SMPTE standards with 85% modulation at rated power
S/N Radio>65 dB below a reference level equivalent to 100% negative modulation in a 22 Hz to 30 kHz bandwidth, unweighted
Squarewave Overshoot0.1% or less at 400 Hz, 90% modulation (linear phase mode)
Squarewave Tilt1% or less at 40 Hz, less than 1.5% at 20 Hz, 90% negative modulation

Mechanical/Physical

Size:
Unpacked24.82” W x 31.55” D x 71.32” H (63.0 x 80.1 x 181.2 cm)
Weight:
Unpacked525 lbs (238 kg)
Airflow:
Outlet Size9.86" x 15.18" (0.25m x 0.38m)
RF Output ConnectorFemale 7/16” DIN

Environmental

Temperature0° to 50° C
Altitude10,000 ft (3,048 M) at 60 Hz; 7,500 ft (2,286 M) at 50 Hz
Humidity0% to 95% (non-condensing)

Electrical

AC Input Voltage196-252 VAC, 50/60Hz, single phase
Disconnect Size60 A
AC Wire Size#6 Copper AWG, THHN
Current Draw58 A max
Power Consumption10 kW at 100% modulation of 5 kW carrier
Cooling Air Requirements500 CFM (14.16 M3/min)
Heat Dissipation450 Watts maximum for 5 kW RF output at 125% audio tone modulation
BTU10,800 BTU/H for 5 kW RF Output at 125% audio tone modulation
Power Factor> 0.85 at full load
Surge Protection275 V MOV

All Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice


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