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HF tactical support amplifiers

RA100 / RA500D / RA1000D

Datron offers high-power amplifiers to complement its 7000-series transceivers.  These amplifiers are available in models ranging from 100W to 1kW and come in both professional and military versions.  In conjunction with a 7000-series transceiver, a modem, and appropriate data software package, these amplifiers can be used as part of a high powered radio data network.

The RA100 is a 100W HF linear RF Amplifier designed for use with exciters operating in the 1.6 to 30 MHz frequency band to form high-power HF systems.  The amplifier interfaces seamlessly with Datron’s PRC1099A HF transceiver and MT1099A mount and also can be used with any transmitter having an appropriate power output and a compatible DC power and control interface.

The 500W and 1000W HF linear RF amplifiers are designed for use with exciters operating in the 1.6 to 30 MHz frequency band to form high-power HF systems.  The amplifiers interface seamlessly with Datron’s RT7000 HF transceiver and can be used with any transmitter having an appropriate power output and compatible control interface.

General RF Power Output: 100 W average
Frequency Range: 1.6-30 MHz
Harmonics: – 50 dBc typical
Duty Cycle: Continuous service
RF Drive Level: 5 W, nominal
Input/Output Impedance: 50 Ω
Power Requirements: + 12 VDC or + 24 VDC
Mechanical Size (HWD): 10.16 x 28.58 x 20.96 cm
Weight: 6.8 kg
Colour: OD Green
Environmental Operational Temperature: – 40°C to + 60°C
Storage Temperature: – 55°C to + 85°C
Shock, Vibration, Humidity: per MIL-STD-810
Controls and Indicators Controls: Amplifier ON/OFF
Connectors: RF input, RF output, Control, DC input
General RF Power Output: 500 W, PEP or average
Frequency Range: 1.6-30 MHz
Harmonics: – 50 dBc (2-30 MHz)
Non-Harmonic Products: – 70 dBc (2-30 MHz)
Intermodulation Distortion: – 30 dB
Duty Cycle: Continuous service
RF Drive Level: 50 W maximum
Input/Output Impedance: 50 Ω
VSWR: ≤ 2:1 with power rollback and bypass protection
Power Requirements: 110 VAC, less than 20 A; or 220 VAC, less than 10 A
Mechanical Size (HWD): 22.3 x 48.3 x 38.9 cm
Rack Height: 5U
Weight: 23.6 kg
Cooling: Forced air
Colour: OD Green
Environmental Operational Temperature: – 20°C to + 50°C
Storage Temperature: – 40°C to + 70°C
Humidity: 95% @ + 50°C
Controls and Indicators Controls: Amplifier ON/OFF
Metering: Forward RF power, Reflected
Connectors: RF power, RF input, RF output, Control, Fault, Tuner
Indicators: AC present, DC present, PTT, high VSWR, DC current, high temperature, fault (bypass mode)
General RF Power Output: 1000 W, PEP or average
Frequency Range: 1.6-30 MHz
Harmonics: – 50 dBc (2-30 MHz)
Non-Harmonic Products: – 70 dBc (2-30 MHz)
Intermodulation Distortion: – 30 dB
Duty Cycle: Continuous service
RF Drive Level: 30-50 W maximum
Input/Output Impedance: 50 Ω
VSWR: ≤ 2:1 with power rollback and bypass protection
Power Requirements: 220 VAC, 20 A maximum
Mechanical Size (HWD): 31.1 x 48.3 x 38.9 cm
Rack Height: 7U
Weight: 31.5 kg
Cooling: Forced air
Colour: OD Green
Environmental Operational Temperature: – 20°C to + 50°C
Storage Temperature: – 40°C to + 70°C
Humidity: 95% @ + 50°C
Controls and Indicators Controls: Amplifier ON/OFF
Metering: Forward RF power, Reflected RF power
Connectors: RF input, RF output, Control, Fault, Tuner
Indicators: AC present, DC present, PTT, high VSWR, DC current, high temperature, fault (bypass mode)