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Telemetry Module US

UFC-3-TEL-1 UFC-3-TEL-1

The 900 MHz North American module and base station provides up to 1 Watt of transmitter power, with a line-of-sight range of 40 miles or more depending on the antenna gain. Telemetry data rate can be set to 9,600 baud (about 1,000 characters per second) for the greatest range or 115,200 baud (over 10,000 characters per second) for about half the range.

When operating at full power and at high data rates (duty cycle) the internal temperature of the modem can increase by 40°C or more. When added to the already high temperature of a rocket waiting at the launch pad in the desert, the 85°C rating of the module can be exceeded. A heat plate that connects to the module heat transfer system reduces the temperature rise to 5°C.

Ground station modems are supplied and various optional high gain antenna systems (omni-directional, dipole and parabolic) are available. In addition, power output can be increased with licensed external amplifiers (5, 10 and 25 Watt models, www.L-com.com).

Additional Info

  • Name: UFC-3 900 MHz Telemetry Module (North America)
  • Code: UFC-3-TEL-1
  • Price: $825 including Ground Modem, Antennas (optional High Gain Antenna, Cables extra)
  • Description: The 900 MHz North American module and base station provides up to 1 Watt of transmitter power, with a line-of-sight range of 40 miles or more depending on the antenna gain. Telemetry data rate can be set to 9,600 baud (about 1,000 characters per second) for the greatest range or 115,200 baud (over 10,000 characters per second) for about half the range. All setup, configuration, calibration, status reporting and command functions can be performed via Telemetry. During flight data can be selectively sent on the downlink and commands for flight control sent on the uplink.
  • Features:
    • RF Modem: Digi 9XTend (includes Heat Sink for continuous high power/throughput operation)
    • Frequency: ISM 900 MHz Frequency Band
    • Output Power: 1 Watt maximum (lower power selectable)
    • Data Rate: 9,600/115,200 baud
    • Range (line of sight, high gain antenna): 40/20 miles
    • Available Channels/Addresses per Channel: 10/65,536
    • Encryption: 256-bit AES
    • License Requirements: None (License required for optional 10/25 Watt Amplifier)
    • Indicator LEDs: Power, Receive, Transmit
    • Connector Options: RPSMA or MMCX
    • Active Power Consumption (+5V): 730 mA maximum
    • Operating Temperature: -40 C to +85
    • Weight (grams/ounces): 190/4.5 (not including antenna, cables or Ground Modem)
  • Options:
  • Accessories:
    • 6 dBi Omni Directional Antenna: $90
    • 13 dBi Yagi Antenna: $80
    • 15 dBi Parabolic Grid Antenna: $110 
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