Model: SPE-1K-FA - (No longer available)
Manufacturer: SPE, Italy
Availability: NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION
Warranty: 2 years
RF SOLUTIONS is the authorised dealer for Australia/New Zealand
Built-in power supply and automatic antenna tuner.
Dimensions: W 28cm, H 14cm, D 32cm (connectors included).
Weight: Approximately 20kg
Two CPUs are used, one of which is dedicated to the transceiver interface requirements (CAT).
Pi-L output circuit.
Over 13,000 lines of software for performance that cannot be found in any other amplifier.
Easy connection with all models ICOM, YAESU, KENWOOD, TEN-TEC, FlexRadio, ELECRAFT, for immediate management of the bands, tuner and antennas.
Same performance with all makes or homemade rigs.
The operator only has to turn the “Frequency tuning knob” on the transceiver!!!
1.8 MHz to 50 MHz – all amateur bands including WARC bands.
1 KW pep SSB output; 900 W pep CW output (typically); 700 W pep output (typically) on 50 MHz.
FULL / HALF power selected according to the operator SSB/CW power requirement, for digital modes and for linear protection (automatic).
No heating time, immediately ready!
Virtually limitless life of the amplification devices (MOSFETs).
Capable of matching 3:1 SWR on HF, and 2.5:1 SWR on 6 meters.
Capable of programmable switching of 4 antennas (SO239 connectors).
Up to two antennas for the same band.
Bands, antennas, tuning conditions are changed in 10 msec.
Bands, antennas and tuning conditions are managed also in “STBY” to support the exciter only.
In “OPERATE” the required drive power is automatically set with an ALC connection.
In “STANDBY” the exciter is then automatically reset to full power.
Spurious emissions less than -50 dB (50 MHz – 60 dB).
3rd order distortion (two tone test) 36 dB typically.
SWR less than 1.2:1.
Temperature, over voltage, over current, SWR, reflected power, max RF tuner voltage, over-drive, Amp.
The correct parameters are continuously monitored.
The same protections are realised in two different ways:
Thanks to the SW, transmit relay changeover is carried out with zero current at the contacts.
Seven quiet three-speed cooling fans:
Temperature thresholds for speed change:
“FULL” mode: SSB unlimited, key down 2 minutes.
“HALF” mode: SSB unlimited, key down 5 minutes.
With all input voltages the output power does not change.
A well designed grain-oriented, tape-wound toroidal transformer reduces magnetic fields around the amplifier.
W pep out, V pa, I pa, W pep reflected, power gain, temperature degrees in Celsius, SWR, input setting, CAT setting, band and other indicators including an alarms log.
Powerful software gives you a user-friendly unit.
Software is supplied to remotely control the linear front panel.
With a proper protocol it is possible to use this port not only as a remote control, but also as a CAT port (useful to link the linear with any customer application).
A sturdy carry-bag is supplied for QSY, FIELD DAY, DX EXPEDITIONS etc.
Specifications are subject to change without notice
Inside view 1
Inside view 2
Inside view 3
1Kw 14 Mhz spurious
1Kw 14 Mhz 3rd order distortion
500W 14 Mhz 3rd order distortion
Input return loss
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.
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By purchasing SPE equipment, the Purchaser declares his acceptance of the above warranty terms.