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Bob Hardie W5UQ

Mailing Address
PO Box 1224
Magnolia, TX 77353

Shipping Address
28103 Nichols Sawmill Road
Magnolia, TX 77355



SPE Expert 1.5K-FA
Linear Amplifier

Product Specifications

  • Powerful: 1.5 kW typ. (+/- 0.5dB)
  • Very Light: about 10 kgs (about 22 lbs).
  • Very Small: H 12, W 28, D 36 cm. (4.72" X 11.2" X about 17", connectors included).
  • Wide Frequency Coverage: 1.8 mHz to 54 mHz, including WARCs.
  • Where permitted: 60m.
  • Internal Switching Power Supply with Power Factor Correction.
  • No jumper changes necessary to work from 100VAC to 255VAC.
  • Manages 4 antennas automatically with up to 2 antennas per band.
  • Automatically switches between 2 transceivers.
  • S02R operation.
  • Predistortion -60dB output sample port.
  • Manages SPE AMB-01 Remote Antenna Matrix.
  • Able to manage external set of Band Pass Filters.
  • ATU Built-In: bypassable per antenna and band.
  • Up to 2 antennas can be selected for every band in the 1.5K if AMB-01 is added.
  • Additional receiving antenna can be selected.
  • Drives directly up to 4 dynamic antennas (StepplR, Ultrabeam) for an easiest layout.
  • No relay contacts are switched when current is flowing due to special software.
  • QSK.
  • Fully remotable.
  • Remote control and all software upgrades fully available on SPE website.
  • USB and RS 232 ports, with AMB-01 WiFi and Lan.
  • 3 Selectable Power Outputs: MAX(1500 W), MID (1000 W), LOW (500 W).
  • Very clean and low distortion signal.
  • Both inputs always perfectly matched.
  • Quiet Operation: 4 fans linearly controlled by power supply and power amplifier temperatures.
  • Fully protected.
  • Fully Solid State: uses only one new, very rugged device.
  • Over 32,000 lines of software for performances that cannot be found in any other amplifier.
  • Two very fast CPUs.
  • CAT and Band Data compatible with all rigs on the market allowing control of antennas, bands, ATU matchings.
  • Complete with heavy duty carrying bag, allowing carry-on to airplanes.
  • Certifications: CE, FCC.