Microwave Journal

AR-50 Booster Amplifier Now JITC Certified with PSC-5D and PRC-117G Radios

December 13, 2011

AR Modular RF has received additional JITC Certification on its AR-50 booster amplifier for the PRC-117G radio. This means that the market leading 50 W, automatic tuning, multi-band tactical booster amplifier (30 to 512 MHz) has JITC certification for use with both the PSC-5D and the PRC-117G transceivers.

The AR-50 booster amplifier boosts tactical radio signals from handheld and back-pack multi-band VHF/UHF tactical radio equipment employing legacy, proprietary and emerging JTRS waveforms. It provides 50 W of output with as little as 3 W input and offers two antenna ports dedicated to line-of-sight (LOS) or UHF Satellite (SATCOM). The system also provides a switchable low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a multi-position RF output level control. The small, compact, lightweight unit can run from either battery power or 12 or 24 V vehicle power systems.