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Drake Modular Headend Agile Mono RF Modulator (VMM-860AG)
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The RL Drake VMM860AG Modular Headend Agile Mono RF Modulator (Ch 2-125) ( RMD P/N 014-2469 ). RL Drake VMM860AG Modular Headend Mini Mono Agile RF Modulator is an high quality, vestigial sideband, heterodyne audio/video modulator with synthesized visual and aural carriers. Ideally suited for private cable, hotels and motels, institutional, and SMATV applications, the VMM860AG accepts video and audio baseband signals from a satellite receiver, TV camera, videotape recorder, TV demodulator, or similar signal sources.
- Low Cost NTSC Modulator
- A/V Ratio: Audio Carrier -20 to -10 dB referenced to video carrier, adjustable
- Frequency Stability: ± 5 kHz (Visual Carrier)
- Intercarrier Frequency: 4.5 MHz
- FCC Frequency Offsets: All aeronautical channels are offset positive
- Spurious Outputs: -65 dBc, measured at -15 dB A/V ratio and with modulator output level of +45 dBmV
- Broadband Noise: -95 dBc (4MHz bandwidth, ±12MHz offset)
- Input Level for 87.5% modulation: 1 Vp-p ± 3 dB, manual gain adjustable with front panel control
- Input Impedance: 75 Ohms, return loss of 18 dB minimum
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 4.2 MHz, ± 1 dB
- Video S/N: 60 dB luminance weighted
- +45 dBmV Output: Adjustable from +30 to +45 dBmV
- Differential Gain: ± 3% (10 to 90% APL)
- Differential Phase: ± 3 degrees (10 to 90% APL)
- Input Level for 25 kHz Peak Deviation: 140 mV minimum. Manual gain adjustment with front panel control
- Input Impedance: 10K Ohms, unbalanced
- Pre-emphasis: 75 m Seconds (Defeatable via internal jumper for BTSC baseband compatibility)
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 15 kHz, ± 1 dB referenced to 75 m Seconds preemphasis curve. (20 Hz to 100 kHz if pre -emphasis is defeated.)
- Intercarrier Stability: ± 5 kHz, 0° to 50° Celsius (32° to 122° Fahrenheit)
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0% maximum
- Hum and Noise: -60 dB minimum, referenced to 25 kHz peak deviation
- DC Power Input: +12 VDC @ 220 mA, +5 VDC @ 15 mA
- SAW Filtering for Superior Adjacent Channel Performance
- Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° Celsius (32° to 122° Fahrenheit), ambient.
- Dimensions: 3.5" Height x 1" Width x 7.5" Depth
- Weight: 10.7 ounces
- Front Panel Control of RF Output Level, A/V Ratio, and Video/Audio Modulation
- Complies with FCC Rules Part 76
- Rack Mount and Power Supply Sold Separately
- Frequency Selection: Set at the factory to one of the following channels: Cable Channels 1 through 86, 95 through 99, or UHF TV Channels 14 through 35
- Output Level: +45dBmV minimum, typically adjustable from +30 to +45 dBmV
- Output Impedance: 75 Ohms, return loss of 12 dB
The R.L. Drake VMM 600/VMM 860 Video Modulator System is a professional quality modular headend system designed to optimize rack space. Up to 12 VMM 600 and/or VMM 860 modulators can be racked alongside a single power supply in the Drake 12 position rack mount or up to 4 modulators can be racked in the 4 position rack mount. Either model is a high quality, fixed channel heterodyne audio/ video modulator.
The VMM 600 provides a modulated visual and RF carrier output on any single VHF channel 2-13; Lowband channel A8; Midband channel A-I and A5-A1; Superband channel J-W; Hyperband channel AA-ZZ and AAA-XXX (CATV 63-86) or UHF channel 14-35. Aeronautical channels are offset positive with a tolerance of ±5 kHz as required by FCC rules.
The modulators are designed to accept any standard audio/video source such as NTSC video and audio baseband signals from a satellite receiver, TV camera, videotape recorder, TV demodulator, or similar signal
The modulators accept standard (sync negative) polarity video at a 0.7 to 2.5 Vp-p level. All level controls are located on the front panel for ease of operation. Output level of +45 dBmV is typical and is adjustable from +30 to +45 dBmV.
Field-defeatable audio pre-emphasis enables passing of BTSC encoded standard baseband stereo audio signals. The Drake model MMTS20 stereo encoder may be used with the VMM when stereo audio is required.
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