The FDP SFR (Single Frequency Repeater) DMR UHF Mobile
is not like a conventional Single Frequency Repeater (parrot repeater). This SFR works a bit differently. The FDP SFR simultaneously receives and transmits at the same time, on the same frequency.
It does this by utilising DMR’s two time slots concurrently. The FDP SFR receives on one time slot, whilst transmitting on the other.
The SFR can be used on an existing LMRS single frequency license, without having to go to the expense of a specific repeater licence (assuming adherence to the license parameters).
A duplexer is not required, so you are not bound by the bandwidth of the duplexer. This gives you frequency agility.
Ease of set-up – no tuned duplexer.
A very cost effective DMR Repeater Solution
Increased coverage on your current license, even at low power limits.
Can be used as a Mobile or Base Transceiver with the use of a microphone, or when in repeater mode – by using a handheld unit in close proximity as a ‘remote handheld device’.
Relays other DMR radio’s encryption, for maximum security.
A talk-around function is not required when the repeater is out of range, making operation much simpler. The DMR radios will simply talk directly to each other instead (without having to separately activate talk-around or change the channel – like you would have to do with a conventional duplex repeater).
The SFR should be used with DMR radios capable of Tier II DMO dual slot trunk (sometimes referred to as pseudo trunk). DMO trunk radios will use whichever time slot is available.
DMR still uses a form of FM transmission, and with FM – the strongest transmit signal generally owns the channel. So the receiving radio will hear whichever signal is strongest, be it from the SFR or from the other radio.
Mode: DMR (Digital Mobile Radio Standard) and Analogue.
TDMA Dual Slots – Tier II Digital
DMO Trunk (pseudo) & RMO
Single Frequency Repeater Mode (DMR) / Transceiver Mode
Analogue integration inc CTCSS/DCS
Approved for LMRS use to 25W
Frequency Range: 400 – 480Mhz
160 Channel – 16 channels per zone
Channel spacing: 12.5kHz digital / 25kHz & 12.5kHz analogue
Power Output: 25W/10W
Modulation: 4FSK – 7K60FXD 7K60FXE 16K0F3E & 10K1F3E
Sensitivity: 0.25uV – 5% BER digital/12dB SINAD analogue
Size: 175mm (L) x 175mm (W) x 63mm (H)
Nominal Operating Voltage: 13.8V negative ground
5 Programmable Function Keys – 10 different settings
Relays digital encryption from other radios, for maximum security
Large LCD Screen for easier menu navigating
ETSI and AS/NZS Compliant
Comes with Keypad Microphone, Mounting brackets and Fused Power Lead.
Question: How can I use my 5W licence on a repeater that does 10W?
Answer: Most single frequency LMRS licenses are either 5W or 25W. The FDP SFR produces 25W on High power and 10W on Low power. However a 5W licence allows 8.3W EIRP (Effective Isotropic Radiated Power) and this is to take antenna gain and other factors into account. So depending on the antenna chosen, and taking into effect feedline loss (length and quality/type, at a given frequency) and connector insertion loss, an EIRP figure can be easily calculated.
To give an example, if you were running 10W (40dBm) on UHF (let’s say 465Mhz) and your feedline was 26 feet of RG58 (2.9dB loss), using 2 x PL259 connectors (0.18db loss total), to a basic dipole antenna (2.15dBi gain), your EIRP would be 39.07dBm or 8.07W. Easy eh!
Question: Will the FDP SFR work with Mototrbo 2000/4000 series radios
Answer: Yes, as long as DCDM (Dual Capacity Direct Mode) is not enabled. You just need to match frequency, TG and CC.