Qmac HF90M

 

HF-90M Radios

Q-MACs HF-90M military grade transceiver is well suited to demanding tactical use.  Built on the same electronic platform as the HF-90, the HF-90M provides the extra level of ruggedness that is required for military, special forces, border security, homeland defence and peace keeping applications. It meets military standards for full immersion in water, drop, shock, dust and temperature extremes.

The all-purpose HF-90M transceiver is designed for long-range manpack, portable, vehicle and fixed base station applications.  Q-MAC offers a full complement of accessories, including carry packs and cases; power amplifiers; antenna tuners; chargers; secure modes; and data transfer options, further increasing the versatility of the HF-90M transceiver.

HF-90M Transceiver with TA-99 Manpack Autotuner and DTMF Telephone Handset

The HF-90M has been designed with the tactical user in mind - not only is the unit compact and light weight, but it is also simple to operate, featuring only essential controls on the front panel to ensure ease of operation.  Advanced programming functionality is available in sub-menus and the unit can be either field or PC programmed.

Q-MACs HF-90M transceiver has a quality, high specification design. It provides full frequency coverage from 2-30 MHz and has capacity for up to 255 programmed channels. In tactical frequencies, the unit can operate at selected power levels up to 50W, whilst achieving low battery consumption.  The HF-90M is also extremely reliable due to the advanced SMD manufacturing process used and the overall design efficiency.  The specifications of the HF-90M will enable reliable communications up to distances of 3000km. In addition, the transceiver incorporates superior signal handling capability which ensures excellent reception even in the most crowded radio environments.

HF-90M RXMP (Receiver Microprocessor) Module, PASW (Power Amplifier Switch Mode Power Supply), and Module HF-90M Modular Construction

The HF-90M transceiver provides tactical users with a cost effective and highly secure method of communication.  The addition of the HF-90M frequency hopping option enables secure, jam-resistant HF communications to a military standard.  Q-MACs HF-90M transceiver is priced competitively to suit military requirements and is value-engineered to ensure low cost of ownership over the long term. 

Q-MACs HF-90M is the most compact, versatile, high performance HF SSB transceiver available on the military market today.

Technical Product Specifications

General

Frequency range:

2-30MHz

Modes of operation:

USB, LSB (J3E), CW (optional), Hopping (optional), AM (RX only), FSK

Number of channels:

255

Channel resolution:

100Hz

Supply voltage:

12-24V DC (nominal)

Power consumption:
- Transmit
- Receive

2A-10A (subject to pre-set power output) 310mA

Frequency stability:

1ppm (00C-400C)

Antenna impedance:

50 OHM

Antenna connector:

BNC

Handsets:

Speaker microphone, DTMF microphone & telephone handset

Selcall system:

Based on CCIR 493-4 (Australian Standard)

Programming:

Via front panel & DTMF mic/handset or IBM PC 4800, 8 1, N

BITE:

Micro, Rx, Tx tests

Environmental

Operating temperature:

-30C to 60C

Storage temperature:

-30C to 80C

Humidity:

95% non-condensing

Environmental rating:

Mil-Std 810F Immersion, Vibration, Drop, Temperature.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions:

112mm(W) x 47mm(H) x 220mm(D)

Weight:

-30C to 80C

Construction:

All metal extruded sleeve with front panel and heatsink

Finish:

Black anodised aluminium

Transmitter

Power output:

50 Watt PEP (Tactical Frequencies) or Low Power setting 10Watts

Duty cycle:

Normal speech or data (with fan option)

Unwanted sideband:

Better than -45dB

Carrier suppression:

Better than -45dB

Harmonic suppression:

Better than -40dB

Spurious emissions:

Better than -40dB

Noise suppression:

Better than -35dB

Distortion:

Less than 5% @ 70% PEP

Audio response:

270Hz - 2800Hz

Microphone impedance:

Electret insert

Tune:

20W radiated @ +1000Hz

Load Protection:

ALC

Receiver

Sensitivity:

0.25 V for 10dB S+N/N

Selectivity:

2.3kHz @ -6dB
4.8kHz @ -60dB

Image rejection:

Better than -50dB

Intermodulation:

Better than -70dB

3rd order intercept:

+18dBm (GaAsFET mixer)

Blocking:

Better than -70dB

Spurious response:

Better than -60dB

IF rejection:

Better than -60dB

Intermediate freq's:

3.16MHz, 455kHz

AGC:

Less than 3dB from 3 V-1V

Clarifier range:

250Hz

Audio response:

270Hz-2800Hz

Audio output:

2Watt

Audio load impedance:

8 OHM

Audio distortion:

Less than 5% @ 1W

Type Approvals & Identifiers

FCC Identifier:

RK2HF90

FCC Rule:

Part 90

FCC Emission Designator:

2K50J3E

Industry Canada Specification:

RSS125

Industry Canada Emission Designator:

2K50J3E

Industry Canada Certification Number:

4746A-HF-90

NATO Codification System (NCAGE):

Z01Q3

 

Q-MAC Electronics Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter any of the specifications contained in this document without notice.