ARRL

1.8MHz Reference Circuit

Typical 160 M SSB station

 

 

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

speech

Emission Type(s)

2K50J3E

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                   Receive: 0.2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

9

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

40.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

2500 Hz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-124*

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+6

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

Availability Target %

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

 

 

 

Horizontal full wave loop at 50 ft.

*Lower with the use of directional antennas.

 

 

 High End 160 M CW  station

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

10 bit/sec

Emission Type(s)

100HA1A

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                     Receive: 0.2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

9

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

40.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

CW:100 Hz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-124*

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+6

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

 

 

*Lower with the use of directional antennas

 

Typical 160 M SSB Amateur Station

 

The typical SSB amateur station communicates with other SSB using F layer propagation.

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

Speech

Emission Type(s)

2K50J3E

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                    Receive: 0.2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

39.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

SSB:2500 Hz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-109

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+6

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on propagation mode

 

Dipole at 50 ft

 

Typical 160 M CW Amateur Station

 

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

10 bit/s

Emission Type(s)

100HA1A

Transmitter Power (dBW)

20

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                   Receive: 0.2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

27.8

Receiver IF Bandwidth

CW:100Hz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-123

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+1

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on propgation mode

 

Dipole at 50 ft

 

High End 160 M Digital Amateur Station

 

 

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

45-300 bit/sec

Emission Type(s)

Many different types

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                  Receive: .2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

39.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

500

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-116

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+3

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on the propagation mode

 

 

 

Typical 160 M Digital Amateur Station

 

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

45-300 bit/sec, 0-300 bit/sec worst case

Emission Type(s)

Many different types

Transmitter Power (dBW)

17

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                   Receive: .2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

24.8

Receiver IF Bandwidth

500 Hz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-116

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+3

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on propagation mode

 

Typical 160 M SSTV Amateur Station

 

The typical SSTV amateur station exchanges pictures with other stations.

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

.22 to 7.5 frames/sec

Emission Type(s)

2K50J3E

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                 Receive: .2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal; Vertical

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

39.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

2500

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-109

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

+30

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on propagation mode

 

 

 

Typical 160 M Beacon Amateur Station

N/A--There don’t appear to be any in operation.

 

Typical 160 M Hand-Held Amateur Station

N/A--There don’t appear to be any in operation.

 

 

Typical 160 M AM station

 

 

Characteristics

 

Values

Frequency Band (MHz)

1.8-2.0

Channel Spacing

Random

Information Rate

Speech

Emission Type(s)

6K0A3E

Transmitter Power (dBW)

31.7

Transmission Line Loss (dB)

Transmit: .2                 Receive: 0.2

Antenna Polarization

Horizontal

Antenna Maximum Gain (dBi)

8

Maximum e.i.r.p. (dBW)

39.5

Receiver IF Bandwidth

6 kHz

Receiver Noise Figure (dB)

13

Receiver System Noise (dBW)

-106

Receiver Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)

10

Maximum Long-Term Interference Power [dB(W/Hz)]       

To be determined

 

 

Maximum Path Length (km)

Depends on propagation mode