The SMT station monitor is recommended for higher power (QRO) operation. It does not include the optional detector biasing supply. When connected to a low cost oscilloscope, it allows the adjustment and tuning of the entire transmitting chain including the transceiver, RF amplifier, and other components. It is designed for transceiver output levels of up to 100 Watts driving linear RF amplifiers. It features a wide band sampler, a high performance demodulator, a variable base band output and an oscilloscope trigger output.
A Linear RF amplifier commonly amplifies an RF signal from 20-100 Watts by 20dB or more to about 500-1,500 Watts. Its performance and modulation can be characterized using a spectrum analyzer or a low cost oscilloscope using a trapezoid display.
Each SMT Station Monitor comes completely assembled in a premium shielded die cast aluminum alloy A380 housing. Each housing is blue baked enamel per Federal Standard 595 #25109 over primer wash per DOD-P-15328.