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Blonder Tongue Channelized Audio/Video Modulator (BAVM-860SAW)
Blonder Tongue Channelized Audio/Video Modulator (BAVM-860SAW)

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Blonder Tongue Channelized Audio/Video Modulator (BAVM-860SAW)

Brand: Blonder Tongue           P\N: BAVM-860SAW          

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The BAVM-860SAW is an economical commercial quality TV modulator. It provides a +55 dBMmV RF output on any specified CATV channel from 37 to 94, 100 to 135 (301 to 860 MHz). The BAVM-860SAW is ideal for placing A/V program sources such as satellite receivers, VCRs, DVDs, cameras, or TV demodulators onto standard 6 MHz NTSC TV channels for broadband distribution. SAW Filtered 301-860 MHz.


  • Meets FCC Docket 21006 Aeronautical Frequency Offset Requirements

  • Fully compatible with BTSC encoded stereo audio

  • Front panel accessible level controls for easy set-up and adjustments

  • Low cost, high performance channelized audio/video modulator

  • AC convenience outlet

  • *** When purchasing this item make sure to inform us which channel you want this modulator to be tuned for. ***

  • This product is considered a special order item, and is non-returnable. Please make sure this is the correct version/channel/option for your situation.


The BAVM-860SAW features IF SAW filtering with built-in FCC group delay pre-distortion assuring excellent adjacent channel performance and color operation. The modulator complies with FCC 21006 with +/- 5 KHz visual carrier stability and required frequency offsets on all aeronautical channels. For BTSC stereo applications, a field-defeatable audio preemphasis network is provided making the BAVM-860SAW compatible with any outboard stereo generator that provides a composite baseband output. A -30 dB output test point and all user controls are provided on the front panel.
BAVM-860SAW Technical Specifications

    Frequency Range: CATV Channels 2 to 135
    Output Level: 55 dBmV, Min
    Output Level Range:
        15 dB, Continuously Adjustable by Front
        Panel Output Level Control
    Audio/Video Carrier Ratio Control:
        -7 dB to -20 dB,
    Frequency Tolerance:
        +/-10 kHz - Standard Channels
        +/-5 kHz FCC 21006 Offsets
    Audio Carrier Frequency Setting:
        +/-1 kHz, Max
        4.5 MHz Above Video Carrier
    RF to Video Response from Fv -0.5 MHz to
    Fv +4.2 MHz: 1 dB P/V
    Broadband Noise -90 dBC
    Spurious Output in 50 ¨C 860 MHz Range
    @ +55 dBmV Output: -60 dBc
    Output Match (Return Loss): 12 dBc
    Vestigial Sideband Response:    
        @Channel Edge -20 dB
        @Adjacent Channel -40 dB

    Input for 87.5% Modulation:
        0.7V to 2.5 V P-P
    Video Input Return Loss: 18 dB
    Video Carrier-To-Noise Ratio in 4 MHz
    Bandwidth: 62 dB
    P-P Video to 60 Hz RMS Hum Ratio: 60 dB
    Differential Gain at 87.5% Modulation: less than or equal to 5%
    Differential Phase at 87.5% Modulation: less than or equal to 5 degrees    
    Group Delay: 170 +/- 50 nS

    Input Impedance: 10K Ohm, Unbalanced
    Input for 25 KHz Peak Deviation: 140 mV RMS
    Audio Frequency Response:
        +/-1.0 dB
        (50 Hz to 15 KHz ref to std 75 msec Pre-emphasis)
    4.5 MHz Intercarrier Stability: +/-5.0 kHz

    Power Requirements:
        105-130 VAC, 60 Hz, 10.5 W
    Temperature Range: 0 to +50 C

    Dimensions (W x H x D):
        19 x 1.75 x 3 in.
        482.6 x 44.45 x 76.2 mm
    Line Cord:
        3 Wire Grounded,
        3 Wire Convenience Outlet
    Weight: 4 lbs., 1.81 kg

    Audio In: "F" Female
    Video In: "F" Female
    RF Out: "F" Female
    RF Output Test - 30 dB: "F" Female
Separate 54-300 MHz and 300-860 MHz models available. 


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