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Bonito’s AntennaJet ASM 300 coming soon

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Bonito AntennaJet ASM300

With the AntennaJet ASM 300, we add another component to our supplies of receiving equipment. It is USB-controlled and you can connect up to three different receiving antennas from 9 kHz – 300 MHz loss-free to one output socket.

Additionally, you can combine all three input channels according to your needs. They are then connected in phase to the output socket. Thus you can always find the best combination of antennas when receiving conditions are bad.

Because there are no mechanical components like relays, the switching of the channels is done electronically by using active elements. So above average intermodulation values (IP3:+40 dBm at 7MHz typical) and extremely high insulation values are achieved.  The electronics are installed in strong aluminum profile housing.

The HF-inputs are BNC and are protected against short and pulse-shaped voltage surges with complex ESD protection circuits. Because the voltage supply is integrated via USB, you do not need an additional power supply, which make the ASM300 ideal for portable operation.

asm300-380Technical Data

  • Input Frequency range: 9 kHz – 300 MHz (-1dB)
  • Input socket/Impedance: BNC/50 Ohm (DC-blocked max.50V) ESD input protection: 30kV; max. Pulse power 350 W (8/20µ) Max allowed input power=0dBm
  • Insertion loss: 0dBm
  • Output sockets/Impedance: BNC/50 Ohm () DC -blocked max. 50V)
  • Insulation between the inputs:80dB type<0.3 MHz

Insulation between output and input: 110dB typ< 0.3MHz

  • Amplitude frequency response (300 KHz -300 MHz): max- 1dB typ.
  • Amplitude difference of the outputs: max. 0.5dBtyp.
  • 3rd order Intercept point: +40dBm typ<10MHz +20dBm typ.>100MHz
  • Power connector: USB-B socket
  • Power consumption: max. 50mA (5V DC)
  • Temperature range: 0-40 °C (without condensation)
  • Size/Weight: 103x90x32 mm/0.30 Kg
  • Conformity: CE
  • Standard accessories: USB A/B cable (shielded cable with ferrite cores)
  • The appropriate control software will be put at your disposal for Windows 8, 7, Vista and Windows XP.

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Bonito introduces the AntennaJet AAS300 active antenna splitter

The Bonito AS300 AntennaJet

The Bonito AS300 AntennaJet

This year, at the Friedrichshafen Hamfest, Bonito introduced the AntennaJet AAS300–an active antenna splitter that will allow three receivers to use one antenna with very little loss. Dennis Walter, with Bonito, recently contacted me with info:

The AAS300 is a 3 way active antenna splitter with excellent specifications (like isolation of 70dB!) between the outputs.

No extra power supply is necessary, because it’s USB powered– no switching, no buttons. The physical size is exactly like the Bonito RadioJet IF Receiver.

It was one of the most popular devices at the Friedrichshafen show and we already have many preorders.

The device is fully made here in Germany.

We are starting now to resell it.

The Price for end costumers is: 210,-€ / 278 US$ as an introductory offer and will be 230,-€ / 299,-US$ regular (next year)

antennajet_rear_hamradio2013Thanks, Dennis!

If you would like to read more about the new AntennaJet AAS300, click here for specs on Bonito’s site.

This is certainly a device I will consider purchasing. I tend to use one large multi-band delta loop for all of my receivers. I often record broadcasts on one receiver and wish that I could band-scan with the same antenna on another receiver. The AAS300 would make for a simple solution.

Dennis tells me that the AAS300 will be available through North American retailers and global distributors that currently carry the Bonito RadioJet.

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