Manufacturer: SPE, Italy
Availability: LATE 2018
Warranty: 2 years
SPE, first and unique in the world, gave this EXPERT the ability to manage the SO2R function with a single amplifier.
This scheme is suitable for not very sophisticated stations with antennas that are frequently for “two or three bands.” A single multiband antenna reception is a simple solution because it still provides an automatic operation.
The stations that have an antenna for each band prefer to transmit with the same antenna with which the multiplier is received. A special unit is used for this switching so that the structure still ensures a fully automatic use.
Improve the station automation, make an easier wiring, adapt the shack to the new needs of an internet remoting has become an essential requirement for the dxer or contester.
SPE, always trying to ensure the more modern and sophisticated solutions, has designed a system that manages antennas, SO2R operations, remoting in a simple, efficient, economical and automatically way.
To avoid managing many cables inside/outside the station, the first simplification adopted was to design a remote switch.
It is not certainly an original solution as these switches are already on the market with various types, but most are manual and require an additional cable for control and power.
Some predict an automatism derived from CAT but they associate rigidly the bands with the antennas. SPE, always trying to ensure the more modern and sophisticated solutions, has designed a system that manages antennas, SO2R operations, remoting in a simple, efficient, economical and
The SPE solution does not require any additional cable, the antenna coaxial cable is also used to send the commands and the power to the switch.
The control signals are provided by the expert according to the table that already exists inside the linear that associates with the maximum flexibility the antennas to the bands.
Referring to Figure 1, the schematic of the station is changed as the following block diagram:
The simplification that results is evident: “Only one connection cable and a fully automatic management totally operated by the ‘EXPERT’.
If one works in SO2R a multiband antenna for the reception only conveniently placed in a suitable location can be used .
The ability to have an antenna for each contest band prompted us to modify the original design of the switch in a 6X2 matrix (i.e. six outputs and two inputs).
This allows to exchange with great ease by associating the various antennas from time to time to a RTX use or simply to a RX use. Again everything is delegated to the ‘EXPERT” which has inside all the necessary information.
Referring to Figure 2, the schematic of the station is changed as the following block diagram:
Of course the design of the MATRIX also provides maintenance of the SWITCH function.
The two functions are selected in the linear set-up.
The proposed system provides a MATRIX to be placed outside and a CONTROL BOX placed inside the station.
Material used INOX. Fixing possibilities on a pole or wall.
The connectors are protected by a skirt made from container. CONNECTORS ARRANGEMENT The MATRIX can also be used as a simple SWITCH, both are able to bring to 6 the antennas even if the originals managed by the amplifier are fewer.
The MATRIX can also be used as a simple SWITCH, both are able to bring to 6 the antennas even if the originals managed by the amplifier are fewer.
What’s presented is a simple and efficient system for a fully automatic handling of antennas controlled by an EXPERT amplifier which allows the following advantages:
• SWITCH of 6 remote antennas
• MATRIX 6 x 2 for SO2R operation
• LAN / WI-FI for the inside station management
• Remote control of the station via Internet
• Possibility of having a proprietary protocol for custom applications.
RF SOLUTIONS warrants to the original Purchaser that this product shall be free from defects of materials or workmanship.
RF SOLUTIONS warrants for two (2) years from the date of original purchase that RF SOLUTIONS will provide free of charge all parts and labour necessary to correct defects in material or workmanship. The shipping costs to and from RF SOLUTIONS for warranty service work have to be paid by the Purchaser.
Customers should address requests for warranty service work to RF SOLUTIONS, who is responsible for service support.
In order to not invalidate the warranty service, the original Purchaser must complete the warranty registration card, and send it to SPE in Italy including a copy of the invoice no more than 30 days from the date of purchase.
If the original Purchaser finds any defects after having received the equipment, he must immediately notify RF SOLUTIONS of the defects found by sending the properly completed REPAIR FORM. Replacement of equipment may be offered in exceptional circumstances only and at RF SOLUTIONS’ complete discretion. However, no replacement will be offered after 21 days of purchase.
In case of a purchase of used equipment still under warranty, in order to retain the warranty’s validity, it is necessary to notify SPE in Italy and RF SOLUTIONS of the following data:
Replacement of equipment in these circumstances is not an option. However, the warranty period shall be two (2) years from the original date of purchase, and not from any subsequent date of purchase.
The warranty does not apply if the invoice for the original purchase is missing, the s/n is undecipherable/falsified or in the case of any defect that RF SOLUTIONS determines is due to:
RF SOLUTIONS warrants the above mentioned items only, and the Purchaser shall have no remedy and no claim for incidental or consequential damages.
It is mandatory for the Purchaser to contact RF SOLUTIONS before shipping equipment for service. When sending SPE equipment to RF SOLUTIONS for service, the following documents must be enclosed:
By purchasing SPE equipment, the Purchaser declares his acceptance of the above warranty terms.