microHAM Station Master - successor to the popular Band-Decoder

microHAM Station Master - successor to the popular Band-Decoder
RRP: £ 279.95
£279.95 (Inc. VAT 20.00%)
Ex-VAT Price : £233.29
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Product Information
  • Overview
Station Master™ is unique controller on the market designed mainly for small or moderate, multiple antenna, single rotator/SteppIR or UltraBeam stations. Provides radio control, antenna switch control, band pass filters switching, selective SteppIR or UltraBeam tuning, computer controlled rotator interface, interface for automatic power amplifiers, sequencer for receiving antennas and many additional features.

Features
 Station Master block diagram
Station Master Block Diagram

General:
  • Programmable Antenna, BPF, Rotor and PA controller
  • Twenty (20) programmable relay outputs
  • Integrated level converter for transceiver computer control port
  • Decodes all frequencies of connected transceiver, including 75m, 6m, VHF and UHF
  • Unlimited number of custom defined frequency segments “bands”
  • Single USB connection to computer
  • Stand alone operation
  • Internal Rotator control
  • Virtual Rotators function
  • Separate RX/TX antenna support
  • Automatic Antenna Scan function
  • Separately programmable up to 20 outputs sequencer
  • Automatic power amplifier support
  • Fully compatible and simple integrated with microHAM “keyers” MK, DK, CK, MKII and MK2R
  • Proprietary SteppIR/UltraBeam support for automatic tunning and protection

  • Hot Switch protection with user defined timing
  • TX Inhibit support for Yaesu's transceivers
  • Receive only antennas support
  • Optical isolation from computer
  • PS/2 keyboard or keypad with dual control of Station Master and microHAM “keyer”
  • Integrated chokes and filters for maximum RFI immunity
  • Metal/Aluminum case, powder coated and silk screened
  • Free, no time limit firmware/software upgrades via Internet

Radio control:
  • Integrated level converter for CI-V, FIF-232, IF-232, or RS-232
  • Up to 57600 Baud with fake handshake support
  • Supports most Elecraft, Icom, Kenwood, Ten-Tec, Yaesu and other radios

Antennas Control (Port A):
  • Ten (10) programmable relay outputs
  • Configurable power for common
    • ground
    • 13.8V positive
    • external power, max. + 24V
  • Compatible with all remote antenna switches using common ground or positive control
Additional Antennas or BPF Control (Port B):
  • Six (6) programmable relay outputs
  • Configurable power for common
    • ground
    • 13.8V positive
    • external power max. + 24V
  • Compatible with all automatic BPF on the market


RX Antennas and TX Sequencer (Port B):
  • Four (4) programmable relay outputs
  • Both poles of relay contact available
  • Independent settings of Lead and Tail delay for each sequencer output

Internal Rotator Control:
  • Three (3) programmable relay outputs
  • Both poles of relay contact available
  • Configurable support for BRAKE or SPEED control
  • Support for multi-turn rotators
  • Support for rotators with analog (pot) or discrete (pulse) azimuth read back
  • Programmable software limit switches
  • Dead zone definition
  • Target finding strategy selection for optimal handling
  • Support for “slipping” rotators
  • Four memories for most wanted azimuths
  • Automatic azimuth control from logger

Virtual Rotator Control:
  • Unlimited number of antennas can be joined to Virtual Rotator
  • Programmable azimuth ranges for each Virtual Rotator antenna
  • Automatic azimuth control from logger
  • Unlimited number of Virtual Rotators per Band

Power Amplifier Control:
  • Automatic tunning for CI-V controlled automatic amplifiers (Icom PW1, Expert SPE, Tokyo Hy-Power)
  • Automatic band switching for BCD controlled amplifiers (Yaesu VL-1000, FL-7000)
Support for QSK Power Amplifiers

Special Cables for Station Master

PA-ACOM-2000Cable for Acom-2000A
PA-EXP-1KFACable for Expert 1K-FA
PA-VL-1000Cable for Yaesu VL-1000
FT-INH-DIN8'Inhibit' Cable Yaesu
PA-PW1-HLCable for Icom PW
ROT-DXA-DXCCable for rotors Yaesu DXA/DXC
 
Cable list for microHAM CW-Keyer and Station Master

CWK-CIVCAT cable for all Icom with CI-V remote interface 
CWK-IF232CAT cable for various Kenwood 
CWK-RS232-KYCAT cable for various Kenwood and Yaesu 
CWK-DINCAT cable for various Yaesu 
CWK-MINI6CAT cable for various Yaesu 
CWK-MINI8CAT cable for various Yaesu 
CWK-RS232-TCAT cable for Yaesu, TenTec etc. 
CWK-RS232-YXCAT cable for Yaesu FT-847
CWK-RS232-ECAT cable for Elecraft
CWK-RS2322STCAT cable for TenTec Omni 

 
 


 
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