SPE Expert 2K-FA – Full Coverage

SPE Expert 2K-FA – Full Coverage

Price: $10,485.00

Model: SPE-2K-FA-FC
Manufacturer: SPE, Italy
Availability: November 2022
Warranty: 2 years

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2 KW Solid State Fully Automatic Linear Amplifier – for commercial and Government use

RF SOLUTIONS is the authorised dealer for Australia/New Zealand

The smallest in its class

Built-in power supply and automatic antenna tuner.
Dimensions: L 38cm, H 18.3cm, D 43cm (connectors included).
Weight: Approximately 25kg

The most technologically advanced in the world

Two powerful CPUs are used.
Over 35,000 lines of software for performance that cannot be found in any other amplifier.

Fully automatic

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.

Full frequency coverage

1.8 MHz to 30 MHz.

Full solid state

Up to 2 KW pep SSB, CW.
MAX/MID(1KW)/LOW(500W) 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 (6 MOSFETs MRF151G).

Automatic antenna tuner built-in

Capable of matching 3:1 SWR on HF.
Capable of programmable switching of 6 antennas (SO239 connectors).
Up to three antennas for the same band.
Management of the SteppIR/Ultrabeam antennas (tuneable).
Measures also the SWR of the antenna/cable system.
Bands, antennas, tuning conditions are changed in 10 msec.
Bands, antennas and tuning conditions are managed also in “STBY” to support the exciter only.
Max. attenuation 0.8 dB.
Bypass capability.
Remotable (option).


Two radio inputs available

SO239 connectors.

High power gain (14.5 dB)

In “OPERATE” the required drive power is automatically set with an ALC connection and in “STANDBY”. The exciter is then automatically reset to full power.

Very clean and low distortion output

Spurious emissions less than -60 dB.
3rd order distortion (two tone test) 36 dB typically.

Input 50 ohm always perfectly matched

SWR less than 1.2:1.

Fully protected

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:

  • Via hardware circuits (HW) to ensure great speed.
  • Via the software (SW) to ensure great accuracy.

Thanks to the SW, transmit relay changeover is carried out with zero current at the contacts.

Full break-in operation (QSK)

Quiet operation

Linear management of the spped of the cooling fans of the heatsink.
In the power supply, fans speed is reduced during the reception.
Due to the high power developed, a significant amount of heat must be removed. Every precaution has been taken to keep the noise of the fans at the lowest possible level.

Continuous use

“MAX” mode: SSB/CW unlimited.
Automatically switches to “MID” for a while if, in “MAX”, a continuous signal (RTTY) is transmitted.
“MID” “LOW” modes, RTTY unlimited.

Switching power supply

Continuous input between 190 – 255 Vac, 47-63 Hz.
PFC (Power Factor Correction).

The linear can be switched ON / OFF automatically when switching ON / OFF the exciter

Fully remotable

A large LCD screen displays a wide range of information

W pep out, V pa, I pa, W, power gain, temperatures, SWR (after and before the ATU), input setting, CAT setting, band and other indicators including an alarms log.

Easy to operate

Powerful SW gives you a user-friendly unit.

USB port

For remote control.
For new SW releases download.

Easy transportation

A sturdy carry-bag is supplied.

Certifications: RCM (C-Tick), CE

Specifications are subject to change without notice

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Front view

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier front view

Rear view

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier rear view

Bottom view with screen cover

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier bottom view with screen cover

Bottom view without screen cover

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier bottom view without screen cover

Top view of CPU1

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier top view of CPU1

Top view with screen cover

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier top view with screen cover

Top view without screen cover

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier top view without screen cover

ATU and band filter

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier ATU and band filters

Two tone test 15m 1.6KW pep

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier two tone test 15m 1.6KW pep

Two tone test 40m 1.75KW pep

SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier two tone test 40m 1.75KW pep

Software Updates

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 the following:

  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 to the quality and specifications of the original parts.
  2. Acts of nature – such as lighting, storm & tempest, moisture or water intrusion.
  3. Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation, user’s manual non-observance.
  4. Carelessness, accidental or intentional damage. In addition and more specifically – possible damage caused by:
    • Exceeding power ratings of transmission lines, baluns or antennas.
    • Excessive input overdriving of amplifier.
    • Excessively high SWR on transmission lines.

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.

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