Radio Amplifier Earns JITC Grade

Aug. 1, 2012
AR Modular RF has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio from Harris Corp.
AR Modular RF has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio from Harris Corp. The amplifier, which was previously certified for use with the PRC 117F and the PSC-5D radios, operates from 30 to 512 MHz when used with the model KMW2030P external low-noise preamplifier for the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) satellite communications (satcom) band. The power amplifier offers selectable output levels of 50, 75, 100, and 125 W with ±0.5-dB flatness from 225 to 512 MHz, -40 dBc minimum harmonic levels, and -60 dBc minimum spurious levels. The amplifier accepts input levels from 1 to 20 W to achieve its full rated output-power levels. Over the very-high-frequency (VHF) range of 30 to 174 MHz, it can provide as much as 100 W output power with frequency modulation (FM), with minimum harmonic and spurious levels of -40 and -60 dBc, respectively. The amplifier weighs 15 lbs. and measures 4.5 x 6.5 x 12 in. with RS-232 control.
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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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