FLEX-5000A and FLEX-5000C Transceiver Specifications

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FLEX-5000A and FLEX-5000C Transceiver Specifications


FLEX-5000A and FLEX-5000C Transceiver Specifications

System Dependencies
Minimum PowerSDR Version:
  N/A
Applicable Hardware:   FLEX-5000 

Content provided by:  FlexRadio Systems Engineering

General

Rx Frequency Range:

10 KHz - 60 MHz

(Customer provided preselector or appropriately selected low pass filters required to eliminate images when used below 1.8 MHz)

160 - 6 m (specified performance, Amateur bands only)

Transmitter Frequency Range:

160 - 6 m (Amateur bands only)

Frequency Stability:

±0.5 ppm 32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to +50 °C)

Ambient Operating Temperature Range:

14 °F to 122 °F (–10 °C to +50 °C)

Emission Modes:

A1A (CW), A3E (AM), J3E (LSB, USB), F3E (FM),

F1B (RTTY), F1D (PACKET), F2D (PACKET)

Frequency Steps:

1Hz minimum

Antenna Impedance:

50 Ohms, unbalanced

6 - 1000 Ohms, unbalanced (With Optional Tuner ON, 160 - 10 m Amateur bands)

16 - 150 Ohms, unbalanced (With Optional Tuner ON, 6 m Amateur band)

Power Consumption:

Rx 1.5A (typ.); Tx (100 W) 25A (max.)

Supply Voltage:

DC: DC 13.8 V ± 10%

Maximum Interconnect Cable Length:

Firewire - 10 feet (3m),

No restriction on DC power cable within voltage tolerance limits under load.

Special EMI/RFI Requirements:

NOTE: Necessary to minimize RFI radiation from the cables attached to the radio

1 snap on ferrite bead on DC power cable,

2 snap on ferrite beads on FireWire® cable

1 snap on ferrite bead on FlexWire™ cable

All beads to be located adjacent to rear panel of radio. 

FLEX-5000A Dimensions:

(WxHxD): 9.3” x 8.7” x 13.8” (23.5 cm x 22.1 cm x 31.5 cm)

FLEX-5000A Weight:

(approx.): 13 lbs (5.9 kg)

 

Transmitter

Power Output:

1 - 100 watts PEP CW and SSB (2 - 25 watts AM carrier)

28 MHz IF Power Output:

0 dBm (1.0 milliwatt)

Emission Modes Types:

A1A (CWU, CWL), J3E (USB, LSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), DIGITAL

Spurious and Harmonic Radiation:

Better than –55 dB (160 - 10m Amateur bands)

Better than –65 dB (6m Amateur band)

SSB Carrier Suppression:

At least 55 dB below peak output

Undesired Sideband Suppression:

At least 60 dB below peak output

Audio Response (SSB):

90 Hz @ -3dB / flat to upper limit set by software, Software EQ optional

3rd-order IMD:

Better than –33 dB below PEP @14.2 MHz 100 watts PEP

9th-order IMD:
Better than –54 dB below PEP @14.2 MHz 100 watts PEP

Image Rejection:

88 dB

Microphone Impedance:

600 Ohms (200 to 10k Ω)

Balanced Line In Impedance

600 Ohms (200 to 10k Ω)

 

Receiver

Circuit Type:

Direct conversion, low IF

Intermediate Frequency:

Software selectable from DC to 20 KHz

Sensitivity (preamp off/on):

1.3/0.3 µV at 14 MHz

MDS (preamp off/on):

-123 dBm/-133 dBm in 500 Hz BW

IMD DR3 (dynamic range):

99 dB at 14 MHz with preamp off or off at 2 kHz or less tone spacing

IP3: 

+30 dBm at 14 MHz with preamp off at 2 kHz or less tone spacing (S5 IM3 test method)

+39 dBm at 14 MHz with preamp off at 2 kHz or less tone spacing (ARRL test method)
IP2:
+63 dBm at 14 MHz with preamp off at 2 kHz or less tone spacing (ARRL test method)

Selectivity (–6/–60 dB):

CW  500 Hz –6/-60 dB: 500/640

SSB 2.4 kHz –6/-60 dB: 2.39/2.54

AM  6.6 kHz –6/-60 dB: 6.60/6.74

Image Rejection:

70 dB or better (160 - 6m Amateur bands)

 

Certifications:

CE Declaration of Conformity (25-August-2007) for the FLEX-5000A

CE Declaration of Conformity (23-August-2008) for the FLEX-5000A with RX2 (second receiver)


Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation, and specifications are guaranteed only within the amateur radio bands.


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