SPE Expert 1.3K-FA – without ATU

SPE Expert 1.3K-FA – without ATU

Price: $4,985.00

Model: SPE-1.3K-FA
Manufacturer: SPE, Italy
Availability: IN STOCK
Warranty: 2 years

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1.3 KW Solid State Fully Automatic Linear Amplifier – Second Series

RF SOLUTIONS is the authorised dealer for Australia/New Zealand

  • Power: up to 1.5 KW (1.3KW typ.).
  • Very light: 8kg typ.
  • Very small: h 12, w 28, d 36 cm, connectors included.
  • Wide frequency coverage: 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz, including WARC.
  • Internal switching power supply with power factor correction.
  • No jumper changes necessary to work from 100VAC to 255VAC.
  • Manages 4 antennas automatically.
  • Automatically switches between 2 transceivers.
  • SO2R operation.
  • Can manage an external set of band pass filters.
  • No ATU – ATU can be added as an option.
  • Up to 3 antennas can be selected for every band.
  • Additional receiving antenna can be selected.
  • Drive directly up to 4 dynamic antennas (UltraBeam, SteppIR) for an easiest layout.
  • No relay contacts are switched when current is flowing due to special software.
  • QSK.
  • Fully remotable.
  • Remote control and all software upgrades fully available on website.
  • USB and RS 232 ports.
  • 3 selectable power outputs: MAX (1300 W), MID (800 W), LOW (500 W).
  • Very clean and low distortion signal.
  • Both inputs always perfectly matched.
  • Quiet operation: Four fans linearly controlled by power supply and power amplifier temperatures.
  • Fully protected.
  • Fully solid state: Uses only one new very rugged device.
  • Over 30,000 lines of software for performances that cannot be found together in any other amplifier.
  • Two very fast CPUs.
  • CAT and band data compatible with all rigs on the market allowing automatic control of antennas, bands, ATU matchings.
  • Complete with heavy duty carrying bag allowing carry-on to airplanes.
  • Certifications: RCM (C-Tick), CE, FCC

Optional ATU can be added later at a cost of $1,945.00

Specifications and price are subject to change without notice

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Front view

SPE Expert 1.3k FA front view

Rear panel

SPE Expert 1.3k FA rear view

Warranty Terms

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:

  • Receipt of purchase of used equipment
  • Invoice for the original purchase
  • Serial number (s/n) of equipment

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:

  1. Improper maintenance or repair by persons not authorised by RF SOLUTIONS to carry out such work, including the installation of parts or accessories that do not conform with the quality and specifications of the original parts.
  2. Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation, user’s manual non- observance.
  3. Carelessness, accidental or intentional damage.

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:

  • Invoice of the original purchase
  • Receipt of purchase of used equipment (if any)

By purchasing SPE equipment, the Purchaser declares his acceptance of the above warranty terms.


With the release of the new SPE EXPERT 1.5K-FA, this does not mean that the SPE EXPERT 1.3K-FA has been superseded.  The SPE EXPERT 1.3K-FA is still very much a current model.

In fact, these are two wonderful products with some important differences designed into each amplifier in order to best cover the varying needs of our customers.

Dimensions and weight are identical between the two amplifier models.

This means that we keep the unmatched portability of the 1.3K-FA for the DXpeditions, which has made this amplifier irreplaceable and unmatched.


The differences between the 1.3K-FA and the 1.5K-FA are as follows:

(Please note that all other features are identical in the two models.)



  • Solid 1.3KW PEP on every band and mode.
  • Available with or without ATU.



  • Solid 1.5KW output on every band and mode.
  • Pre-distortion output connector for incredible linearity with SDR.
  • Only available in one version with built in ATU, which also complies with the FCC requirements.




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RF SOLUTIONS has decided to refine our product range, and would like to inform you that effective as of Friday, 12 July 2019 we no longer carry ICOM products.