SATELLINE-3AS EPIC

by SATEL

Features

  • RS interface data speed 300...38400 bit/s
  • Interfaces RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
  • LCD display and four push buttons in 3ASd Epic
  • Error correction (FEC)
  • Repeater function
  • Programmable output power 1 W...10 W
  • Frequency tuning range +/-2 MHz from the central frequency
  • Compatible with SATELLINE-3AS and -EASy modems

Radio modem SATELLINE-3AS Epic includes a high power (10W) transmitter and two receivers which gives you numerous diversity functions. With the diversity receiver the modem selects the best signal from the ones received in distinction to the two different points. Thus we can improve the reliability of the connection where there is a lot of reflections and fading. These characteristics make it possible to more than double the distances between the modems compared to the SATELLINE-3AS radio modems.

In radio systems it is not necessary to have a direct visual connection between the master station and the moving substation because the radio signal transmits by reflecting from buildings and terrain e.g. such as hills. The fading occurs when the radio signals reflect from several objects to the antenna of the receiver. The propagation speed of the radio signals is at the speed of light so the signals reflecting from different objects arrive into the receiver at different times. The signals at the receiving antenna are in different phases so in the worst case two equally strong signals being in opposite phases cancel each other out and thus will cause the fading. The dips of the signal appear with half wave intervals. In connections, which are only based on reflections, the reliability of the signal receiving is depending on the position of the receiving antenna even ones fairly close to the base station.

By setting the two antennas of the diversity receiver at least ¾ x wavelength apart from each other the message can always be received by one of the receivers if not both. When installing the antennas in this way they are rarely at the same time in the fading dips.

The SATELLINE-3AS Epic modem is available also as a "Dual Band" version. The transceiver of the radio modem offers as an option two 2 MHz frequency bands, tuned at the factory with a maximum separation of 15 MHz between the highest and the lowest frequency. The radio modem can be reprogrammed to operate at any channel within those two bands.

Available models and product order codes:

  • SATELLINE-3AS Epic (YM3000) without display and cooling part
  • SATELLINE-3ASd Epic (YM3001) with display, but without cooling part
  • SATELLINE-3AS Epic C (YM3002) without display, but with cooling part
  • SATELLINE-3ASd Epic C (YM3003) with display and cooling part

Specifications

Frequency range 330 … 470 MHz
Tuning range ± 2 MHz from central freq.
Channel spacing 12.5 / 20 / 25 kHz fixed
Sensitivity/Carrier power -115 dBm / 10 W
Interface RS-232, 422, 485
Data speed 19200 / 38400 bps
Operating voltage +11.8 … +30 Vdc
Power consumption 1.6 W / 32 W
Size/Weight 154 x 123 x 29 mm / 580 g | 154 x 151 x 77 mm / 1480 g
Connectors D15 / TNC female