Tracking receiver for antenna step-tracking and automatic uplink power control.
The Model 3430-IF, Version 4, features an input of 50 – 200 MHz, Digital Level reference setting, Ethernet connectivity with M&C control interface, and power-up temperature compensation for rapid signal acquisition. Frequency selection on 10 kHz steps may be accomplished from the front panel or via remote control. Pre-detection noise bandwidth of 50 kHz (or factory option of 25 kHz) facilitates accurate tracking at very low C/N levels.
- 50 to 200 MHz standard input for 70 MHz and 140 MHz IF band applications
- Digital level reference setting, -10 to -70 dBm on 0.5 dB steps
- Ethernet connectivity with M&C control interface
- Version 2.0 M&C control interface for remote monitoring from one, or multiple, locations
- RS-232/422/485 and Ethernet All Standard
- Temperature stabilization compensation.
The output of the Beacon Receiver is a DC voltage proportional to the input signal level to facilitate both antenna tracking control and automatic power control. A Loss-of-Carrier indicator is provided in the event the tracking signal is lost. Form “C” relay contacts provide an external Loss-of-Carrieralarm. A front panel VFD displays operating frequency, relative signal level, carrier lock or alarm, and input level.
Also see: data sheets.
|Input Frequency||50 to 200 MHz|
|Input Level||-10 to -70 dBm typical|
|Level Adjust||Digital, 0.5 dB steps|
|Level Accuracy||±0.4 dB per step ±4 dB over entire range|
|Tracking Linearity||±0.25 dB|
|Frequency Selection||10 kHz steps|
|Min. input level for Lock||-85 dBm|
|Input Connector||Type “BNC” Female, 50 ohm*|
|Threshold||4 dB C/N for acquisition < 1 dB C/N for carrier lock|
|Tracking Response||0 to +10 VDC over 20 dB input range standard
other ranges optional****
|Alarms||Form-C relay contacts|
|Noise Bandwidth||50 kHz|
|M&C||RS-232 & RS-422/485
Ethernet 10/100 Base T
Continuous Data Streaming option/ streaming signal strength output via a dedicated RS-232 DB 9 connector
|M&C Connector||DB-9 Female & RJ 45 Connector
Dedicated DB9 with CDS option
|Output Connector||Modular socket & plug|
|Dimensions||1 RU, 19″ x 16″ x 1.75″|
|Prime Input Power||90-260 VAC, 47-63 Hz, auto-sensing, 45 Watts max|
|O||Standard AFC and Standard 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|A||No AFC – Use for tracking Wide Data Carriers. Standard 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|S||No AFC and No 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|T||No 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter. Standard AFC.|
|O||50 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|5||25 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|Input Connector on Rear of BTR|
|N||50 ohm N female connector.|
|B||50 ohm BNC female connector.|
|Q||50 ohm TNC female connector.|
|S||50 ohm SMA female connector.|
|…||Ethernet 10/100 Base T with SSC Graphical User Interface|
|…||Optional Continuous Data Streaming|
|Base Model||Band||Frequency Range||AFC & Filtering||Band-width||Input Conn|
|3430||IF||50 to 200 MHz||0, A, S, or T||0 or 5||N, B, Q or S|
Other frequency ranges are available.
For L-band applications, please see our Model 3430-L.
SSC’s control GUI version 2.0 for our beacon receivers provides enhanced control features and additional monitoring tools, along with strip-charting for signal strength, AFC, and temperature. Version 2.0 also includes an event-triggered alarm feature that can send for email notifications to your laptop or mobile device. Alarms can be triggered by signal strength, loss of signal, and AFC conditions.