Crown E Series - Crown Broadcast

Crown E Series - Crown Broadcast
Crown E Series
User’s Manual
FME 350W to FME 2000W BROADCAST TRANSMITTER
87.5 – 108 MHz STEREO AND MULTIPLEX
WITH TCP/IP MONITORING*
*depending on options
©2013 Crown Broadcast, a division of
International Radio & Electronics Corporation
25166 Leer Drive, Elkhart, Indiana, 46514-5425 U.S.A.
(574) 262-8900
web: www.crownbroadcast.com
e-mail: [email protected]
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 6 1.1. Crown Broadcast History ......................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Before you start ....................................................................................................................... 7 2. DESCRIPTION ................................................................................................................................. 8 2.1. General description.................................................................................................................. 8 2.2. Accessories ............................................................................................................................. 8 2.3. Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W / 1500 W / 2000 W Description .................... 9 2.3.1. Front panel ......................................................................................................................... 9 2.3.2. Rear panel .........................................................................................................................10 2.3.3. Opened cover ....................................................................................................................12 2.3.4. Synoptic .............................................................................................................................14 2.3.5. 3U Rack .............................................................................................................................15 2.4. Protecting the transmitter ........................................................................................................15 2.4.1. Surge Protector .................................................................................................................15 2.4.2. Protection against VSWR ..................................................................................................16 2.4.3. Protection against high temperature ..................................................................................16 2.4.4. Protections incorporated into the PSU ...............................................................................16 3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .....................................................................................................17 3.1. RF section ..............................................................................................................................17 3.2. Composite operation ...............................................................................................................17 3.3. Stereo operation .....................................................................................................................17 3.4. Mono operation .......................................................................................................................17 3.5. AF inputs ................................................................................................................................18 3.6. HF output ................................................................................................................................18 3.7. Power supply ..........................................................................................................................18 3.1. Interface panel ........................................................................................................................19 3.2. Environmental .........................................................................................................................19 3.3. Physical ..................................................................................................................................19 3.4. Miscellaneous .........................................................................................................................20 4. STARTING UP YOUR TRANSMITTER ...........................................................................................21 4.1. Connecting the transmitter ......................................................................................................21 4.2. Using the front panel ...............................................................................................................22 4.2.1. Setting the transmitter........................................................................................................22 4.2.2. Input selection ...................................................................................................................23 4.2.3. Setting the MPX inputs ......................................................................................................24 4.2.4. MPX configuration .............................................................................................................25 4.2.5. Setting the analog or AES inputs .......................................................................................26 4.2.6. Getting on air .....................................................................................................................26 4.3. Using the PC application.........................................................................................................27 4.3.1. Connecting with the control software application ...............................................................27 4.3.2. Setting the transmitter........................................................................................................27 4.3.3. Input selection ...................................................................................................................27 4.3.4. Setting the MPX inputs ......................................................................................................28 4.3.5. MPX configuration .............................................................................................................28 4.3.6. Setting the analog or AES inputs .......................................................................................28 4.3.7. Getting on air .....................................................................................................................28 4.4. With the TCP/IP option ...........................................................................................................29 4.4.1. Network configuration ........................................................................................................29 Page 2
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4.4.2. Connecting to the web interface ........................................................................................29 4.4.3. Configuring the transmitter.................................................................................................30 4.4.4. Getting on air .....................................................................................................................30 5. FRONT SCREEN USE ....................................................................................................................31 5.1. Overview.................................................................................................................................31 5.2. Working principle ....................................................................................................................31 5.3. Structure of the menus ...........................................................................................................33 5.3.1. Overview............................................................................................................................33 5.3.2. First level measurements ...................................................................................................34 5.3.3. First level menus ...............................................................................................................35 5.3.4. TX Parameters menu.........................................................................................................36 5.3.5. ALARMS menu ..................................................................................................................36 5.3.6. Input Switch menu .............................................................................................................37 5.3.7. Line1 menu ........................................................................................................................38 5.3.8. MPX In menu .....................................................................................................................39 5.3.9. Audio Gene menu ..............................................................................................................40 5.3.10. Modulation menu ...............................................................................................................41 5.3.11. Stereo encoder menu ........................................................................................................42 5.3.12. RDS / SCA encoder menu .................................................................................................43 5.3.13. FM limiter menu .................................................................................................................44 5.3.14. RDS menu .........................................................................................................................45 5.3.15. Network menu ...................................................................................................................46 5.3.16. COM menu ........................................................................................................................47 5.3.17. Power supply menu ...........................................................................................................48 5.3.18. Temp/Fan menu ................................................................................................................49 5.3.19. Time/Date menu ................................................................................................................50 5.3.20. License menu ....................................................................................................................51 5.3.21. About / System menu ........................................................................................................52 5.3.22. Easy/Expert menu .............................................................................................................53 5.3.23. Exit menu...........................................................................................................................53 5.4. Main parameters description...................................................................................................54 5.4.1. TX Parameters menu.........................................................................................................54 5.4.2. Input Switch menu .............................................................................................................54 5.4.3. Line1 menu (ANA) .............................................................................................................55 5.4.4. Line2 menu (AES) .............................................................................................................56 5.4.5. MPX In menu .....................................................................................................................57 5.4.6. Player menu ......................................................................................................................57 5.4.7. Audio Gene menu ..............................................................................................................58 5.4.8. Modulation Menu ...............................................................................................................58 5.4.9. Stereo Encoder menu ........................................................................................................60 5.4.10. RDS / SCA Encoder menu.................................................................................................61 5.4.11. FM Limiter menu ................................................................................................................61 5.4.12. RDS Menu .........................................................................................................................63 6. SERIAL & TELNET COMMANDS ...................................................................................................67 6.1. Working principle ....................................................................................................................67 6.2. Serial commands ....................................................................................................................68 6.2.1. System commands ............................................................................................................68 6.2.2. Measurement commands ..................................................................................................69 6.2.3. Configuration commands ...................................................................................................70 6.2.4. Transmitter commands ......................................................................................................71 6.2.5. Alarm commands ...............................................................................................................72 6.2.6. Input commands ................................................................................................................72 6.2.7. Encoder commands ...........................................................................................................75 Page 3
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6.2.8. RDS commands ................................................................................................................75 6.2.9. Status commands ..............................................................................................................80 6.2.10. Communication board commands .....................................................................................80 7. CONFIGURATION WITH THE PC APPLICATION .........................................................................81 7.1. Overview.................................................................................................................................81 7.2. Using the application ..............................................................................................................81 7.2.1. Connection ........................................................................................................................81 7.2.2. Configuration .....................................................................................................................82 7.2.3. Saving parameters.............................................................................................................87 8. REMOTE CONTROL AND MONITORING WITH THE GPIO BOARD ............................................88 8.1. Introduction .............................................................................................................................88 8.2. Standard GPIO board .............................................................................................................88 8.2.1. Description of control and monitoring functions .................................................................88 8.2.2. Remote control function pinout ..........................................................................................89 8.2.3. Remote monitoring function pinout ....................................................................................89 8.2.4. Physical representation of the GPIOs ................................................................................90 8.2.5. Management using serial commands ................................................................................91 9. THE EMBEDDED WEBSITE ...........................................................................................................93 9.1. Introduction .............................................................................................................................93 9.2. Connecting to the embedded web site ....................................................................................93 9.3. Viewing the Status ..................................................................................................................95 9.3.1. Advanced measurements ..................................................................................................95 9.3.2. Main status ........................................................................................................................98 9.4. Transmitter configuration ........................................................................................................99 9.4.1. Easy configuration .............................................................................................................99 9.4.2. Main configuration ...........................................................................................................100 9.4.3. Modulation configuration ..................................................................................................101 9.4.4. Input Selection .................................................................................................................103 9.4.5. Input Sources ..................................................................................................................104 9.5. Setting the RDS data ............................................................................................................106 9.5.1. Basic encoder ..................................................................................................................106 9.5.2. Advanced Encoder ..........................................................................................................108 9.6. System configuration ............................................................................................................112 9.6.1. Product ID........................................................................................................................112 9.6.2. Date / Time ......................................................................................................................113 9.6.3. Network ...........................................................................................................................114 9.6.4. Communication ................................................................................................................114 9.6.5. Users ...............................................................................................................................115 9.6.6. SNMP Agent ....................................................................................................................116 9.6.7. Notifications .....................................................................................................................117 9.6.8. Common traps .................................................................................................................118 9.6.9. IRT Traps.........................................................................................................................118 9.6.10. Crown Broadcast Traps ...................................................................................................119 9.6.11. Support ............................................................................................................................119 9.6.12. EMR ................................................................................................................................120 9.7. About ....................................................................................................................................120 10. SERVICE AND SUPPORT ..........................................................................................................121 10.1. Service..................................................................................................................................121 10.2. 24–Hour Support ..................................................................................................................121 10.3. Spare Parts...........................................................................................................................121 10.4. Factory Service Instructions..................................................................................................122 11. CROWN BROADCAST THREE YEAR LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY ................................123 Page 4
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APPENDIX A: SOFTWARE OPTION MANAGEMENT .....................................................................124 A.1. Using the front panel application .............................................................................................124 A.2. Using the PC application .........................................................................................................125 A.3. Using serial commands ...........................................................................................................126 APPENDIX B: ADJUSTING THE IMPEDANCE OF ANALOG INPUTS ...........................................127 APPENDIX C: MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................128 C.1. Changing the fuses .................................................................................................................128 C.2. Changing the fan ....................................................................................................................129 C.3. Changing the surge protector .................................................................................................130 APPENDIX D: TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................................................................131 D.1. Calibration ..............................................................................................................................131 D.2. Complete Reset of the Crown Broadcast FME .......................................................................131 FOR MORE INFORMATION .............................................................................................................132 Page 5
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1.
Crown Broadcast History
Crown Broadcast is a division of International Radio & Electronics Corporation located in Elkhart, Indiana.
Crown began as International Radio and Electronics Corporation in 1947. The founder's intent was to
provide high-quality audio equipment and transmitter products to the broadcasting industry.
In the following decades, the company evolved into a world-class supplier of professional audio equipment
and, later, of industrial power supplies and medical imaging power systems. The name of the company was
changed to Crown International in 1975.
In 2000, Crown International was purchased by Harman International, primarily for Crown's Pro Audio
division. As the Crown Broadcast division was not central to the vision of Harman International, remaining
members of Crown's founding family secured the Broadcast division as a separate entity and brought it
under the newly resurrected corporate name of International Radio & Electronics Corporation (IREC).
Today, Crown Broadcast continues to fulfill its mission to provide Best-in-Class FM broadcast transmitter
equipment to its customers by providing highly robust and reliable transmitters worldwide. Crown Broadcast
and WorldCast Systems entered into an agreement allowing Crown Broadcast to add WorldCast’s Ecreso
line of transmitters for distribution, service and support domestically. We believe this will allow our valued
customers the ability to select from a very diverse and fully featured line up including our current product,
now called the Classic line, and the new “E” Series products which will meet all customers’ needs in power
levels up to 10kWs.
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1.2.
Before you start
This equipment complies with international mechanical and electrical standards. To maintain this
compliance, as well as to ensure proper and safe working conditions and avoid electrical shocks and fire
hazards, you must comply with the following recommendations:

The device should only be utilized in the conditions described in the user manual.

The device is designed for industrial usage and must only be operated by qualified personnel.

The device may be heavy; it must be lifted and handled with care, specifically during unpacking and
set up.
Electrical precautions

Unplug from mains outlet before any intervention.

Any maintenance, adjustment, or repair must be carried out by personnel specifically trained by
WorldCast Systems.

Before switching on the device, make sure the nominal voltage specified on the device matches the
mains nominal voltage.

The device should only be operated on a stable electrical network. If the electrical network is not
stable, a power conditioner, such as a UPS, must be used.

The device must only be used with a plug that incorporates a protective ground contact.

To avoid any risk of electrocution, the protection conductor must not be cut, intentionally or
accidentally, either on the device or on the power cord.

High quality shielded cables are mandatory.
Environmental precautions

It is necessary to verify that environmental conditions comply with those recommended in the
manual.

Nothing must obstruct the ventilation.

To avoid any electromagnetic interference, the device must only be used when it is closed, installed
in a cabinet and connected to the earth ground as per the instructions.

The device should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
coffee cups, should be placed on the equipment.

Connectors may be hot on high power units.
Precautions regarding the lithium battery
This device includes a lithium battery.
If the battery is not correctly replaced, there is a risk of explosion.
Only replace it with a battery of the same type. Contact Crown Broadcast before attempting to use another
type.

Do not puncture the battery

Do not throw the battery in fire

Do not immerse the battery in water

Do not throw away the used battery, recycle it instead. You may send it back to us if needed.
If these precautions are not followed, the guarantee will be void.
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2. DESCRIPTION
2.1.
General description
Combining the very latest technologies with our proven RF experience, our 350 W, 750 W, 1000 W, 1500 W,
and 2000 W transmitters have been designed to offer an innovative and highly reliable solution.
Among the first FM transmitters based on 6th Generation MOSFET, these transmitters are not only more
robust, they also deliver efficiency of up to 74%. Top signal quality and performance are achieved thanks to
the “FM Band Direct to Frequency” digital modulator which is at the heart of this range.
The manufacturing quality and the simplicity of use make these truly powerful transmitters to broadcast
analog FM programs.
The Crown Broadcast FME 350 W, the Crown Broadcast FME 750 W, the Crown Broadcast FME 1000 W,
the Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W, and the Crown Broadcast FME 2000 W are fully protected against
overheating and VSWR.
They also offer a number of built-in functions that can eliminate the additional cost and space requirements
of external equipment.
Fully featured for local maintenance and configuration, they also allow full remote control by Web server,
SNMP, RS232, or GPIOs*.
* Options available with the current version are:

Basic RDS: The internal RDS encoder makes it possible to manage basic RDS parameters (PI, PS,
TP, TA, PTY, MS, DI, radiotext, PTYN, group sequence, AF, 1 PSN, 2 DSN, dynamic scrolling PS).

GPIO: This additional board allows remote control and management of your transmitter.

TCP/IP: This additional board allows remote configuration via a web site and SNMP management.
Please refer to Appendix A for more information on option management.
Project co-financed by the European Union, involved in the Aquitaine Area,
through the European Funds for local development.
2.2.
Accessories
The Crown Broadcast FME is supplied with:






1 power cable
1 serial cable
1 USB cable
4 10A fuses (for Crown Broadcast FME 350 W, 750 W and 1000 W only)
1 interlock plug + locks
1 box including 1 CD (documentation + PC application) and 1 quick start notice.
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2.3.
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W / 1500 W / 2000 W Description
2.3.1.
Front panel
LCD contrast
RS232 port
LCD display
Navigation
keys
Indicators: CPU, Fault,
Warning, RF (3 dB),
VSWR and Interlock
RF monitoring output
RF on/off and
local mode keys
and LEDs
Description of indicator LEDs:

CPU: Blinks to indicate CPU activity

FAULT: Major fault of the unit (RF / VSWR protection, Temperature, …)

WARNING: Minor fault of the unit (ambient temperature, radiator temperature, fan, current, voltage,
loss of signal).

VSWR: VSWR of the unit

RF (3dB) : 3 dB of the unit

INTERLOCK: Indicates that internal or external safety links are not activated

RF: Indicates that the unit is on RF=ON. Associated to the RF button.

LOCAL: Indicates that the unit is in local mode. Associated to the Local button.
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2.3.2.
Rear panel
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W
7/16 RF output
Interlock
Communication
board (option) *
GPIO
(option)
MPX/SCA1
MPX/SCA2
19 kHz
Mains
Audio input Line1
(Ana or AES)
Audio input Line2
(Ana or AES)
Ground
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W
7/16 RF output
Interlock
N RF input
GPIO
(option)
Communication
board (option) *
MPX/SCA1
MPX/SCA2
19 kHz
Mains
Audio input Line1
(Ana or AES)
Audio input Line2
(Ana or AES)
Ground
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* Two optional communication boards are available:
TCP/IP board

2 RS232 ports (COM1 and COM2)

1 µSD card

1 USB port

1 Ethernet port

1 CAN port
On the TCP/IP board, the COM1 port is used to send serial commands and the COM2 port is used for
dynamic PS tags.
CAN board

2 RS232 ports (COM0 and COM1)

1 slave USB port

1 CAN port
On the CAN board, the COM0 port is reserved for the unit’s upgrade and the COM1 port is used to send
serial commands.
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2.3.3.
Opened cover
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W
Mains filter
Surge protector
Audio inputs
RF output
detection
GPIO board
Communication
board
Output filter
High output
power supply
Power bloc
RF amplifier bloc
LCD display
on control/display board
Control board
Fans
RF input board
Digital modulator
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RF output
detection
Communication
board
Output
combiner
Output filters
Digital modulator
Power bloc
RF amplifier
blocs
High output
power supply
Input
splitter
Control board
RF input
board
LCD display
on control/display board
Fans
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2.3.4.
Synoptic
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W
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Audio
Audio 1
G1
D1
AES1
G2
D2
Audio 2
AES2
MPX
SCA
Internal player
19 kHz output
2.3.5.
3U Rack
The choice of stainless steel as material guarantees against corrosion. The rack structure and the structure
of the monoblock front panel reinforce the device. The rectangular outline of the front panel has an LCD
display. The transport handles are mechanically interchangeable and can be removed. The cover is fixed by
a set of M3 POZIDRIV screws and can be easily removed. The user has access to every module to set the
parameters of the device.
2.4.
Protecting the transmitter
To ensure the transmitter will work with no risk of damage, a series of protections has been set.
2.4.1.
Surge Protector
An optional surge protector module can be added to the chassis. The goal of this module is to limit the surge
caused by lightning. It works after the main protector usually located in the electrical board and before the
power supply protector, thus offering an optimal level of protection. The protector principle is to capture the
surge and divert it to the ground so as to protect the transmitter and its power supplies.
The surge protector used by Crown Broadcast includes multi-MOV technology and a gas discharge tube
(GDT) giving a very high protection and very low parasitic capacitance and leakage currents.
Please refer to Appendix B ‘Maintenance’ for the procedure to replace the surge protection module.
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2.4.2.
Protection against VSWR
Several systems coexist to offer the optimal protection against VSWR:

Hardware protection:
In case of open circuit or short-circuit, the RF is cut. When the situation returns to normal, it is
automatically reset.

Software protection:
The reflected power is limited to 3 W for Crown Broadcast FME 20 W, to 10 W for Crown Broadcast
FME 100 W, to 40 W for Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W and to 80 W for Crown
Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W.

Software settings for the reflected power security management (see VSWR Trip, section 5.4.1).
2.4.3.
Protection against high temperature
The Power Supply module includes its own protector against high temperature. The protector cuts off the
power supply output voltage if the temperature is abnormally high. When the situation returns to normal, it is
automatically reset. The temperature threshold value varies depending on the PSU.
The ambient temperature and the radiator temperature are monitored.

The max ambient temperature is set by software (see menu Temp/Fan, section 5.3.18) Default
value is 50°C. In case of overshoot, a Warning alarm is triggered (Alarm Amb).

The max radiator temperature is set by serial command (see serial command CONF.HEAT.MAX,
section 6.2.3). Default value is 65°C. In case of overshoot, a Warning alarm is triggered (Alarm
Heat).

The max internal temperature is set at 70°C. If the temperature exceeds 70°C, the RF is cut off and
a fault alarm is triggered (Alarm Temp).
2.4.4.
Protections incorporated into the PSU
The main power supply voltage and the auxiliary power supply voltage are monitored as follows:

Main power supply:
If the difference between the measured voltage and the expected voltage is greater than 10%, a
Warning alarm is triggered (Alarm Volt1). Expected voltage is automatically computed.

Auxiliary power supply:
Voltage should be either 5, 12 or -12 V. If the difference between the measured voltage and the
nominal voltage is greater than 10%, a Warning alarm is triggered (Alarm Volt Aux).
The amperage is also measured. The threshold varies depending of the power of the Crown Broadcast FME:
2 A for the Crown Broadcast FME 20 W, 8.5 A for the Crown Broadcast FME 100 W, 20 A for the Crown
Broadcast FME 350 W, 23 A for the Crown Broadcast FME 750 W, 29 A for the Crown Broadcast FME 1000
W, 26 A per amplifier pallet for the Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W, 31 A per amplifier pallet for the Crown
Broadcast FME 2000 W. In case of overshoot, a Warning alarm is triggered (Alarm Cur) and the nominal
power is reduced.
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3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
3.1.
RF section
Frequency range
87.5 to 108 MHz
Summary of different steps
10 kHz
Frequency stability
< 10-6 per year
Power range
50-350 W, 50-750 W, 50-1000 W, 150-1500 W or 200-2000 W @
ROS=1.35
Power output
Continuously 0-350 W, 0-750 W, 0-1050 W, 0-1550 W or 0-2050 W
Spurious and harmonic suppression
> 75 dBc
10 MHz input recommended range
-10 dBm to +10 dBm
3.2.
Composite operation
Bandwidth
> 40 Hz to 53 kHz @ 0.1 dB
> 20 Hz to 60 kHz @ 0.2 dB
> 60 kHz to 80 kHz @ 0.4 dB
Intermodulation distortion
< 0.05%
FM S/N ratio
> 80 dB RMS @ 75 kHz deviation
AM noise
< 0.1% (50 dB) RMS (20-20 000 Hz)
3.3.
Stereo operation
Bandwidth
> 20 Hz to 15 kHz @ 0.1 dB
38 kHz discontinuance
> 50 dB
Stereophonic crosstalk
> 50 dB
Pre-emphasis
0 µs, 50 µs or 75 µs
3.4.
Mono operation
Bandwidth
> 40 Hz to 15 kHz @ 0.1 dB
Out of band rejection
> 40 dB @ 19 kHz
Pre-emphasis
0 µs, 50 µs or 75 µs
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3.5.
AF inputs
Analog (LINE1)
Connector
"XLR" type
Impedance
> 10 kΩ by default, adjustable to 600 Ω by jumpers, balanced
Bandwidth
Software adjustable
Level
Software adjustable (-18/+18 dBu range)
AES (LINE2)
Connector
"XLR" type
Impedance
> 110 Ω balanced
Bandwidth
Software adjustable
Level
Software adjustable (-20 to 0 dBFS range)
Sampling rate
Auto adjusted up to 192 kHz
Bit
16, 24, 32
Multiplex (MPX/SCA)
Connector
"BNC" type
Impedance
> 5 kΩ unbalanced
Level
Software adjustable (-18/+18 dBu range)
3.6.
HF output
Connector
7/16 type
Impedance
50 Ω
Monitoring (RF Monitor)
Level
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10 dBm  3 dB @ 750 W at main output
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W
10 dBm  3 dB @ 1500 W at main output
Slope
20 x Log (F/98)
Directivity
>20 dB in the band
3.7.
Power supply
Voltage
184 VAC to 264 VAC
Frequency
47 Hz - 63 Hz
Max consumption
550 W @ nominal power (350 W version)
1150 W @ nominal power (750 W version)
1550 W @ nominal power (1000 W version)
2300 W @ nominal power (1500 W version)
3050 W @ nominal power (2000 W version)
Fuses (for Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750W / 1000 W)
10 AT
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3.1.
Interface panel
Indicators
Green CPU LED: CPU activity
Red FAULT LED: major fault
Yellow WARNING LED: minor fault
Red RF (3 dB) LED: RF fault (3 dB)
Red VSWR LED: VSWR fault
Green INTERLOCK LED: safety interlock
Green RF LED: RF on
Orange LOCAL LED: local mode
Screens
Back lighted LCD: displays operating parameters and menus.
Buttons
RF, local, +, -- and OK
3.2.
Environmental
Nominal operating temperature
5°C to 45°C
Maximum operating temperature
0°C to 50°C
Warehousing temperature
-20°C to +70°C
Warehousing time
< 10 years
Cooling
Internal ventilation
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W: ~20 I/s
Crown Broadcast FME 750 W: ~20 I/s
Crown Broadcast FME 1000 W: ~20 I/s
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W: ~55 l/s
Crown Broadcast FME 2000 W: ~55 l/s
3.3.
Physical
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W
Overall dimension
19’’ (482.6 mm) X 3U (133.5 mm) X 470 mm
Rack size without front panel
440.4 X 126.2 X 432 mm (WxHxD)
Enclosure depth required
600 mm
Mounting
19’’enclosure, with 4 M6X12 screws
Weight
around 13 kg
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W
Overall dimension
19’’ (482.6 mm) X 3U (133.5 mm) X 690 mm
Rack size without front panel
440.4 X 126.2 X 620 mm (WxHxD)
Enclosure depth required
700 mm
Mounting
19’’enclosure, with 4 M6X12 screws
Weight
around 18 kg
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3.4.
Miscellaneous
Marking
CE
Standards
1999/5/CE (R&TTE)
ETS 302 018 (EMC)
ETS 300 384 (Radio)
NF EN 60215 (Safety)
Typical performances unless otherwise noted
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4. STARTING UP YOUR TRANSMITTER
4.1.
Connecting the transmitter
2
1*
3
Rear panel
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750
W / 1000 W
5
2
3
1*
Rear panel
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W /
2000 W
5
Front panel all versions
6
4
* Secure the interlock plug if needed:
locks
Interlock plug
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the interlock plug is present on the rear panel; secure it using the provided locks if needed.
Connect the transmitter RF output to a 50  load with a wattmeter.
The 50  charge power must be greater than 500 W for a 350 W transmitter, greater than 1000 W for a
750 W transmitter, greater than 1250 for a 1000 W transmitter, greater than 1875 W for a 1500 W
transmitter, and greater than 2500 W for a 2000 W transmitter.
When you acquired your transmitter, the RF amplifier is deactivated and power is set to 0 W. These
settings can be adjusted using the PC application, the front panel application or serial commands.
4.
Connect the audio or MPX inputs.
5.
To use the PC application or the serial commands, connect a PC to the serial port on the front panel of
the Crown Broadcast Transmitter.
If your PC does not have a RS-232 port, use a USB/RS-232 cable.
6.
Connect to power using the provided cable; you may unscrew the cable loop and pass the power cable
through it to secure it.
7.
Press the Local button on the front panel, then the RF button.
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To configure the transmitter using the front panel: See section 4.2.
To configure the transmitter using the PC application: See section 4.3.
To set network parameters (TCP/IO option only): See section 4.4.
To use serial commands: See section 6.
4.2.
Using the front panel
Please refer to section 5.2 for front panel working principle.
4.2.1.
Setting the transmitter
Set the power (in W), the frequency (in MHz) and enable the RF:
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
0 W
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
0 W
-> T X
P A R A M E T E R S >
1
Once you see this screen, press “Enter”.
You may now set the frequency and the power. The arrow
preceding the frequency indicates that this parameter is
selected. Press “Enter” to switch to edit mode.
->
F R E Q
9 8 . 0 0
P F W D
0
->
F R E Q
9 8 . 0 0
P F W D
0
Using the “+” and “–” keys, adjust the frequency starting
with the last digit. Once you’ve reached the desired value,
press “Enter” to go to the next digit. Follow the same
procedure for all digits and confirm with the “Enter” key.
Use the "+" to go the next parameter.
F R E Q
1 0 4 . 0 5
P F W D
->
0
The arrow now appears before the power. Set the power
in the same way you set the frequency.
1
1
From the main screen, press the "Enter” key to display
menus and then the “+” key until you see the TX
Parameters menu.
After confirming the power value with the “Enter” key,
enable the RF using the front panel button.
1
G O
T O
M A I N
-> R F
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the RF
menu is selected, press “Enter” to return to the list of
menus.
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4.2.2.
Input selection
G O
-> I N P U T
T O
S W I T C H >
1
I N P U T
S E L E C T
-> M O D E : M A N U
1
I N P U T
S E L E C T
-> M A I N : L I N E 1
Press the “+” key until you see the Input Select menu.
Then press the “Enter” key.
Browse through the Input Select menu using the “+” and “–
” keys to switch to manual mode.
Select the current input:

"LINE1" for analog (see sections 9 to 11)

"LINE2" for AES (see sections 9 to 11)

"MPX1" for MPX (see sections 8 and 11)

"MPX2" for MPX (see sections 8 and 11)

"PLAYER": internal generator
Use the “Enter” key to switch to edit mode, the “+” and “–”
keys to adjust values and the “Enter” key to confirm.
1
G O
T O
M A I N
-> I N P U T
S E L
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the Input
Sel menu is selected, press “Enter” to return to the list of
menus.
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4.2.3.
Setting the MPX inputs
G O
-> M P X
1
2
T O
I N >
M P X
I N
-> M P X 1 >
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
-> L E V E L : + 0 6 . 0 0
Press the “+” key until you see the MPX In menu. Then
press the “Enter” key.
Press the “Enter” key once more to set the MPX1 input.
Browse through the MPX1 menu using the “+” and “–”
keys to set the nominal level between -50 and +50 dBu,
Use the “Enter” key to switch to edit mode, the “+” and “–”
keys to adjust values and the “Enter” key to confirm.
2
G O
-> M P X - I N
T O
M P X 1
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the
MPX-IN menu is selected, press “Enter” to return to main
MPX menu and set the MPX2 input in the same way.
1
G O
T O
M P X - I N
To return to the main screen, press the “+” key until you
see this screen. When the Main menu is selected, press
“Enter” to return to the list of menus.
-> M A I N
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4.2.4.
MPX configuration
G O
T O
E N C O D E R >
Press the “+” key until you see the ST Encoder menu.
Then press the “Enter” key.
S T
E N C O D E R
-> M O / S T : S T E R E O
Press once again the “Enter” key to set the audio type.
Select what you need using “+” and “–” keys:
-> S T
1

STEREO

MONO

MONO_L
 MONO_R
Selecting STEREO enables the internal 19 kHz; you will
therefore want to select MONO for an MPX input.
1
G O
M A I N
-> S T
T O
-> C O D E R
G O
T O
E N C O D E R >
G O
T O
-> M O D U L A T I O N >
1
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
M P X : 1 2 7 . 2
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
Confirm with the “Enter” key and press “+” until you see
this screen. When the CODER menu is selected, press
“Enter” to return to the list of menus.
Press the “+” key until you see the Modulation menu.
Then press the “Enter” key.
Browse through the Modulation menu using the “+” and “–”
keys to set the total deviation between 0 and 150 kHz,
Set the pilot deviation between 0 and 25.5 kHz.
P I L O T : 1 8 . 4
For each of these values, use the “Enter” key to switch to
edit mode, the “+” and “–” keys to adjust values and the
“Enter” key to confirm.
1
G O
T O
M A I N -> M O D U L A T I O N
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the
Modulation menu is selected, press “Enter” to return to the
list of menus.
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4.2.5.
1
Setting the analog or AES inputs
G O
T O
-> L I N E 1 >
Press the “+” key until you see the Line1 (or Line2) menu.
Then press the “Enter” key.
L I N E 1
-> L E V E L : + 0 6 . 0 0
Browse through the Line1 (or Line2) menu using the “+”
and “–” keys to set the nominal level between -50 and +50
dBu.
Use the “Enter” key to switch to edit mode, the “+” and “–”
keys to adjust values and the “Enter” key to confirm.
1
G O
M A I N
T O
-> L I N E 1
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the
Line1 (or Line2) menu is selected, press “Enter” to return
to the list of menus.
Default transmitter pre-accentuation is 50 µs. Depending on your country, you might need to switch it to 75
µs (in the United States, for instance). The pre-accentuation parameter is only visible in Expert mode; you
must therefore first change the front panel working mode:
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> E A S Y
1 0 0 W
G O
T O
-> L I N E 1 >
1
L I N E 1
-> P R E A C : 5 0
1
G O
-> M A I N
4.2.6.
T O
-> L I N E 1
Press the “+” key until you see the Easy menu. Then press
the “Enter” key, “+” and “Enter” again to switch to Expert
mode.
Go back to the Line1 menu. Press the "Enter" key and
then the “+” key to change the pre-accentuation.
Use the “Enter” key to switch to edit mode, the “+” and “–”
keys to adjust values and the “Enter” key to confirm.
Press the “+” key until you see this screen. When the
Line1 (or Line2) menu is selected, press “Enter” to return
to the list of menus.
Getting on air
1.
Disable the RF using the front panel RF button.
2.
Make sure the RF indicator LED is off.
3.
Disconnect the load and connect the antenna to the transmitter RF output.
4.
Enable the RF again using the front panel RF button.
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4.3.
Using the PC application
4.3.1.
Connecting with the control software application
1.
On the PC, start the control software. This is a set-up tool that will allow you to quickly set and test your
transmitter. It is available on the supplied CD.


2.
Select the serial port connected to the Crown Broadcast transmitter and the port speed (9600 for the
front panel connector).
4.3.2.
1.
2.
3.
On the transmitter’s page, click the control interface link to download the zipped file to your PC.
Extract the .exe file. You do not need to install it: simply double-click on ENGI_REV_xxx.exe to
launch the application.
Setting the transmitter
Set the power (in W), the frequency (in MHz) and enable the
RF.
To send a parameter value to the transmitter, click the login
button; no password is set in the factory. Click the
button to the right of the text zone.
A set of buttons give access to other parameters. Click on
one of them to open a window displaying associated
parameters. The “Audio Input” and “Modulator” windows will
enable input and MPX configuration.
4.3.3.
Input selection
The input can be set to:




Line1 for the analog inputs (see sections 4.3.4 to 4.3.6)
Line2 for the AES (see sections 4.3.4 to 4.3.6)
MPX1 and MPX2 inputs (see sections 4.3.3 and 4.3.6)
Internal generator
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4.3.4.
Setting the MPX inputs
Click the "Audio Input" button:

4.3.5.
Set the nominal level between -50 and +50 dBu
MPX configuration
Click the "Modulator" button:



4.3.6.
Set the audio type to:
o STEREO
o MONO
o MONO_L
o MONO_R
Selecting STEREO enables the internal 19 kHz; you should
therefore select MONO for an MPX input.
Set the total deviation between 0 and 150 kHz
Set the pilot deviation between 0 and 25.5 kHz
Setting the analog or AES inputs
Click the "Audio Input" button:


4.3.7.
Set the nominal level between -50 and +50 dBu
Set the pre-emphasis to 0, 50 or 75 µs depending on
your country (50 µs in Europe, 75 µs in the USA).
Getting on air
1.
Disable the RF using the front panel RF button.
2.
Make sure the RF indicator LED is off.
3.
Disconnect the load and connect the antenna to the transmitter RF output.
4.
Enable the RF again using the front panel RF button.
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4.4.
With the TCP/IP option
4.4.1.
Network configuration
If the optional IP board is present on the transmitter, first set the IP address with the front panel:
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
0 W
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> N E T W O R K >
From the main screen, press the "Enter” key to display
menus and then the “+” key until you see the Network
menu.
Once you see this screen, press “Enter”.
1
N E T W O R K -> A D R
-> 1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 0 1 2 . 1 0 3
The IP address screen is displayed. Press “Enter” to
switch to edit mode. Use the “+” and “–” keys to adjust
values and the “Enter” key to confirm.
1
N E T W O R K -> M A S K
-> 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 0 0 0
Press the “+” key to display the Netmask and modify it if
needed. Press the “Enter” key to confirm.
4.4.2.
Connecting to the web interface
Now the transmitter is set. Connect it to the network.
Open a web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox …) and enter in the address bar the transmitter’s
IP address such as it was set above.
Select the language if necessary.
Enter the user name and password (default: Admin / admin).
You can now access the web interface.
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4.4.3.
Configuring the transmitter
Click the button
Config’ page.
in the tool bar to access the transmitter configuration and display the ‘Easy
Basic configuration can be managed on this single page:




Power, frequency and RF on
Input priority setting
MPX configuration
Input configuration
Default transmitter pre-accentuation is 50 µs. Depending on your country, you might need to switch it to 75
µs (in the United States, for instance). The pre-accentuation parameter is available in the Input Source
section.
4.4.4.
1.
Getting on air
Disable the RF using the front panel RF button.
2.
Make sure the RF indicator LED is off.
3.
Disconnect the load and connect the antenna to the transmitter RF output.
4.
Enable the RF again using the front panel RF button.
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5. FRONT SCREEN USE
5.1.
Overview
The transmitter can be entirely set using the front panel application.
For audio configuration you will use the following menus:

Input Switch: To select the main audio source and the secondary audio sources and to set
switching criteria between these sources.

Line1 / Line2 / MPX1 / MPX2 / Audio Gene: To set levels and processes for each source.

Modulation: To set the deviation for each sub-carrier of the multiplex signal. In this menu you may
also enable RDS and SCA.

Stereo Encoder: To choose the content of stereo sub-carrier of the multiplex signal.

RDS/SCA Encoder: To choose the content of the RDS and SCA sub-carrier of the multiplex signal.

RDS: To set the RDS.
The default mode for the transmitter is the “Easy” mode: only menus required for basic configuration are
available. For instance, the RDS menu mentioned above is not visible.
To display all menus, simply switch to “Expert” mode:
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> E A S Y
1 0 0 W
From the main screen, press the “Enter” key to display the
menu and press the “+” key until you see the Easy menu.
Then press the “Enter” key, “+” and “Enter” again to switch
to Expert mode.
On the menu representations section 5.3, “Easy” menus are in green and “Expert” menus are in orange.

5.2.
On startup, the screen displays the name of the unit, its software release and its serial number.
Working principle
ENTER
Three keys allow you to browse through the menus:
With the
and
keys, go from one screen to the next or rather from one command to the next. If 2
commands are available on a single screen, press
twice to go to the next screen.
A command is selected when an arrow is visible before its name.
Example:
1
->
F R E Q
9 8 . 0 0
The frequency is selected
P F W D
7 5 0
1
F R E Q
9 8 . 0 0
P F W D
-> 7 5 0
The power is selected
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The
and
keys are also used to adjust values after the edit mode has been enabled.
To adjust a value, set each character at a time. Text values are set from left to right; number values are set
from right to left.
The
ENTER button is used to:

Access a lower level menu

Enable the edit mode for parameters that can be modified

Confirm a new value

Return to the higher level menu

Return to the main screen when pressed for a few seconds
Some menus include sub-menus. To make it easier to browse through the menus and locate the information,
a small number is visible on the top left of the screen; it gives you the level of the menu you are viewing (1 or
2).
If a text string is longer than the screen, press the
ENTER
key to access the text string and
to scroll.
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5.3.
Structure of the menus
5.3.1.
Overview
Menus followed by  are read-only.
The Alarm menu only appears when at least one alarm is active.
Menu and menu items in orange are only visible in Expert mode.
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5.3.2.
First level measurements
These values are read-only; bar graphs may also be available.
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
ENTER
First level menu:
RF parameters
P r =
||| ||| ||| |||
ENTER
First level menu:
RF parameters
ENTER
First level menu:
Modulation
I N P U T
S O U R C E
L I N E 1
ENTER
First level menu:
Input Switch
A N A 1
L E V E L ( d B U )
L = + 1 2 . 0
R = + 1 2 . 0
ENTER
First level menu:
Line 1
A E S 2
L E V E L ( d B F S )
L = + 1 2 . 3
R = + 1 2 . 1
ENTER
First level menu:
Line 2
8 W
V S W R = 1 . 0
P E A K =
7 8 k H z
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |
M P X 1
L E V E L ( d B U )
1 1 . 8
ENTER
First level menu:
MPX-In
M P X 2
L E V E L ( d B U )
1 2 . 1
ENTER
First level menu:
MPX-In
P L A Y E R
L V L ( d B F S )
0 . 1
ENTER
First level menu:
Player
ENTER
First level menu:
Stereo Encoder
M O N O / S T E R E O
M O N O
See next page for first level menus
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5.3.3.
First level menus
ENTER 9
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->
9
->
9
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8
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9 8
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9 8
->
9 8
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M
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P A R
0 0 M H
P A R
0 0 M H
-> A L A
0 0 M H
P U T
0 0 M H
-> L I N
0 0 M H
-> L I N
0 0 M H
-> M P X
0 0 M H
-> P L A
0 0 M H
U D I O
0 0 M H
O D U L
0 0 M H
T
E N
0 0 M H
-> R D S / S
M
-> F M
9 8 . 0 0
->
9 8 . 0 0
-> N E
9 8 . 0 0
->
9 8 . 0 0
-> P O W E
9 8 . 0 0
-> T E
9 8 . 0 0
-> T I
9 8 . 0 0
-> L I
9 8 . 0 0
-> A B O U
9 8 . 0 0
->
9 8 . 0 0
->
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0
R
0
R
0
0
S
0
S
0
W
>
W
>
W
0 0 W
H >
0 0 W
0 0 W
0 0 W
0 0 W
0
>
0
>
0
>
0
0 W
0 W
0 W
0 W
E N C O D E R
U
M
z
S
z
O
z
M
z
S
z
/
z
/
z
N
z
S
z
S
z
I
S
I T E R
1
>
1
R K >
1
>
1
U P P L
1
F A N >
1
D A T E
1
S E
1
Y S T E
1
Y
1
T
The arrow > at the end of
the 2nd line indicates there
is a sub-menu. Press the
“Enter” key to access it.
Available
menus
vary
depending on the options
actually implemented on
the transmitter and its state.
Menus in orange are only
visible in Expert mode
Each menu is detailed in
the following pages.
>
0 0 W
0 0 W
0 0 W
0 0 W
Y >
0 0 W
0 0 W
>
0 0 W
0 0 W
M >
0 0 W
0 0 W
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5.3.4.
TX Parameters menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> T X
P A R A M E T E R S >
ENTER 1
->
F R E Q
9 8 . 0 0
P F W D
1 0 0
1
->
P W R
1 0 0
P F W D
P R E F
1 0 0
5 2
1
3 D B
-> 3 2 5
M A X V S W R
2 . 0
1
->
V S W R
O N
1
->
1
T R I P
3
1 D B
1
G O
T O
M A I N
-> R F
MAIN is
selected *
ENTER
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
RF is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
5.3.5.
ALARMS menu
1 0 4 . 0 5 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> A L A R M S >
This read-only menu is only visible if alarms are present. It then displays one screen per current alarm. Press
the
ENTER key
and then the
key to scroll through them.
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5.3.6.
Input Switch menu
9 8 , 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> I N P U T
S W I T C H >
ENTER 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
I N P U T
-> I N P U T
S W I T C H
S E L E C T >
ENTER
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> L I N E 1 >
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> L I N E 2 >
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> M P X >
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> P L A Y E R >
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> A U D I O / I P >
2
I N P U T
S E L E C T
-> M O D E : M A N U
2
I N P U T
S E L E C T
-> M A I N : L I N E 1
2
I N P U T
-> B A C K U P
S E L E C T
1 :
L I N E 2
2
I N P U T
-> B A C K U P
S E L E C T
2 :
M P X 1
2
I N P U T
-> B A C K U P
S E L E C T
3 : P L A Y E R
2
G O
T O
-> S W I T C H -> I N P U T S E L
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> T U N E R >
ENTER
1
I N P U T
S W I T C H
-> C R O S S F A D E : 1 8 . 5
1
-> M A I N
G O
T O
‐> I N P U T - S W
The tuner submenu is similar to
these sub-menus:





MAIN is
selected *
ENTER Line1,
Line2,
MPX,
Player,
Audio/IP
INPUT-SW is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
INPUTSEL is
selected *
ENTER
SWITCH is
selected *
2
S W I T C H -> T U N E R
-> T H R E S H O L D : - 9 0 d B
2
S W I T C H -> T U N E R
-> S I L E N C E : B O T H
2
S W I T C H -> T U N E R
-> D E L A Y : 1 2 0
2
S W I T C H -> T U N E R
-> B A C K D E L A Y : 3 0 s
2
G O
-> S W I T C H
TUNER is
selected *
T O
‐> T U N E R
ENTER
SWITCH is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.7.
Line1 menu
(similar to the Line2 menu and to the Player menu)
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> L I N E 1 >
1 0 0 W
ENTER 1
L I N E 1
P R E S E N C E : L & R
1
L I N E 1
-> L E V E L : + 0 6 . 0 0
1
L I N E 1
-> D R I V E : + 0 . 0
1
L I N E 1
-> R I G H T
T R I M :
1
L I N E 1
-> F I L T E R : 1 5
1
L I N E 1
-> P R E A C : 5 0
1
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
0 . 0
T O
-> L I N E 1
ENTER
LINE1 is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.8.
MPX In menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
7 5 0 W
-> M P X
I N >
ENTER 1
1
M P X
I N
-> M P X 1 >
ENTER
M P X
I N
-> M P X 2 >
1
G O
-> M A I N
T O
M P X - I N
The MPX2 menu is similar
to the MPX1 menu
2
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
P R E S E N C E : S T + R + S
2
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
-> L E V E L : + 0 6 . 0 0
2
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
-> D R I V E : + 0 . 0
2
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
R M S : - 1 2 6
2
M P X - I N -> M P X 1
P E A K : - 1 1 8
2
G O
-> M P X - I N
T O
M P X 1
ENTER
MAIN is
selected *
ENTER MPX-IN is
selected *
MPX1 is
selected *
MPX-IN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
Main measurement screen
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
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5.3.9.
Audio Gene menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> A U D I O
G E N E >
ENTER 1
A U D I O
G E N E
-> S T A T E : O F F
1
A U D I O
G E N E
-> P R E A C : 5 0
1
A U D I O
G E N E
-> L E V E L
: + 0 6 . 0 0
1
A U D I O
G E N E
-> F R E Q
: 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
G O
T O
A U D I O - G E N E
ENTER
AUDIO-GENE is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.10. Modulation menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
7 5 0 W
-> M O D U L A T I O N >
ENTER 1
M O D U L A T I O N
R M S : - 1 2 6
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
M P X :
7 5 . 0
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
A U D I O :
6 3 . 9
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
P I L O T :
7 . 1
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
R D S :
4 . 0
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> D E V
S C A :
0 . 0
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
G O
T O
M O D U L A T I O N
ENTER
MODULATION
is selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.11. Stereo encoder menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
7 5 0 W
-> S T
E N C O D E R >
ENTER 1
S T
E N C O D E R
-> M O / S T : S T E R E O
1
S T
A U D I O
E N C O D E R
C H : L I N E 2
1
M O D U L A T I O N
-> P H I
1 9 k : - 1 8 0 . 0 0
1
S T
E N C O D E R
-> 1 9 k
O U T
L E V E L :
1
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
T O
-> C O D E R
ENTER
CODER is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.12. RDS / SCA encoder menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
ENTER 1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
R D S
C H : M P X 2
1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
-> R D S
I N : M P X 1
1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
-> R D S
B A C K U P : O F F
1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
-> P H I
R D S : +
9 0 . 0 0
1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
S C A
C H : M P X 2
1 R D S / S C A
E N C O D E R
-> S C A
I N : M P X 2
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
G O
T O
-> R D S / S C A
ENTER
LINE1 is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
Main measurement screen
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
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5.3.13. FM limiter menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> F M
L I M I T E R >
ENTER 1
H A R D
1
H A R D
C L I P P E R
-> D E V : 2 0 0
C L I P P E R
-> S T A T E : O F F
1
A G C
S T A T E
-> O N
1
A G C
D R I V E
-> + 1 0 0 . 5 6
1
A G C
A T T A C K
-> 3 2 0 . 0
1
A G C
R E L E A S E
-> 5 0 . 0 0
1 A G C
G A T E
T H R E S H
-> - 7 0 . 0 0
1
L I M I T E R
-> O F F
S T A T E
1
L I M I T E R
D R I V E
-> 2 1 . 0 2
1 M P X
P W R
L I M I T E R
-> S T A T E : O F F
1 M P X
P W R
L I M I T E R
-> L E V E L : - 1 0 . 5 d B
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
G O
T O
-> L I M I T E R
ENTER
NETWORK is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.14. RDS menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> R D S >
ENTER 1 0 0 W
1
R D S
C U R R E N T : M A I N ( 1 )
1
R D S
-> M A I N - D S N ( 1 ) >
ENTER
1
R D S
-> A L T - D S N ( 2 ) >
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> P I : F 1 0 B
-> P T Y : 1 9
1
G O
-> M A I N
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> P S : M Y R A D I O
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> M S : 0 9
-> D I : 1 2
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> T A / T P : T A T P
T O
-> R D S
The ALT-DSN menu is similar
to the MAIN-DSN menu
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> A F : 8 8 . 5 ; 1 0 8 . 0 ; 9
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> R T : R A D I O T E X T
2
R D S -> M A I N - D S N
-> G S : 0 A ; 1 A ; E N D
1
-> R D S
G O
T O
-> M A I N - D S N
ENTER
MAIN is
selected *
ENTER RDS is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
MAIN-DSN is
selected *
RDS is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.15. Network menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> N E T W O R K >
ENTER 1
N E T W O R K -> A D R
-> 1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 0 1 2 . 1 0 3
1
N E T W O R K -> M A S K
-> 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 0 0 0
1
N E T W O R K -> G W
-> 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 2 5 5 . 1 2 7
1
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
T O
-> N E T W O R K
ENTER
NETWORK is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.16. COM menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> C O M >
1 0 0 W
ENTER 1 L O C A L
C O M
S P E E D
-> 1 1 5 2 0 0
1
C O M 1
S P E E D
-> 1 1 5 2 0 0
1
C O M 2
S P E E D
-> 1 1 5 2 0 0
1 L O C A L
C O M
-> O N
E C H O
1
C O M 1
E C H O
-> O N
1
C O M 2
E C H O
-> O N
1
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
T O
-> C O M
ENTER
COM is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.17. Power supply menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> P O W E R
S U P P L Y >
ENTER 1
C U R 1
: 2 1 . 2 A
V O L T 1 : 4 8 . 2 V
1
C U R 2
: 2 1 . 2 A
V O L T 2 : 4 8 . 2 V
1
C U R 3
: 2 1 . 2 A
V O L T 3 : 4 8 . 2 V
1
1
1
The number of PSU
varies depending on
the unit type.
C U R 4
: 2 1 . 2 A
V O L T 4 : 4 8 . 2 V
S T A N D
B Y
-> O F F
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
T O
-> P O W E R
ENTER
POWER is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.18. Temp/Fan menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
7 5 0 W
-> T E M P / F A N >
ENTER 1
T ° A M B
: 3 1 ° C
T ° H E A T : 5 2 ° C
1
F A N 1 : 2 0 0 0 r p m
F A N 2 : 2 0 0 0 r p m
1
M A X
A M B
-> 5 0 ° C
1
M A X
H E A T
-> 7 0 ° C
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
G O
T O
-> T E M P / F A N
ENTER
TEMP/FAN is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.19. Time/Date menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> T I M E / D A T E >
ENTER 1 H H
M M
1 4 : 0 4
1
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
D D
M M
Y Y
2 3 / 0 6 / 1 1
G O
T O
-> T I M E / D A T E
ENTER
TIME/DATE is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.20. License menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> L I C E N S E >
ENTER 1
S E R I A L
N U M B E R
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
1
L A S T
K E Y
6 0 B 2 6 2 E 0 0 1 C
ENTER
1 C U R R E N T
L I C E N S E
-> R D S
B A S I C , P L A Y E
2
1
E N A B L E
L I C .
-> N E W >
2
1
D I S A B L E
L I C .
-> R E M O V E >
2
1
G O
-> M A I N
T O
-> L I C E N S E
1
G E N E R A T E
-> G O
K E Y
E N T E R
K E Y
-> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C L E A R
K E Y
-> C L E A R
G O
T O
-> L I C E N S E
-> R E M .
REM. is
selected *
ENTER
ENTER
2
2
1
LICENSE is
selected *
E N T E R
K E Y
-> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G E N E R A T E
-> G O
K E Y
G O
T O
-> L I C E N S E
-> A D D .
ENTER
MAIN is
selected *
ENTER LICENSE is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
ADD. is
selected *
LICENSE is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.21. About / System menu
1 0 4 . 0 5 M H z
7 5 0 W
-> A B O U T / S Y S T E M >
ENTER 1
S Y S
T Y P E : H 1 0
S Y S
P C A P :
7 5 0 W
1
T X
T X
T Y P E : H 1 0
P C A P :
7 5 0 W
1
S Y S
N A M E
-> S Y S G L T 7 5
1
T X
-> T X
N A M E
G L T 7 5
1
S O F T R E L
L I S T
-> C P U : 0 1 0 0 ; E X C : 0 1
1
S O F T
R E L E A S E
0 1 0 0
1
H A R D R E L
0 3
1
C A N
I D
-> 1 2
1
D A T E
C A L I B
2 3 0 6 2 0 1 1
1
S E R I A L
N U M B E R
0 1 2 5 A A 1 1
1
U P T I M E
1 0 2 8 5 H
1
O P T I O N S
L I S T
-> G P I O , I P , A U D I O
1
G O
-> M A I N
MAIN is
selected *
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
T O
-> A B O U T
ENTER
ABOUT is
selected *
* An arrow appears before
the selected command.
Main measurement screen
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5.3.22. Easy/Expert menu
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> E A S Y
1 0 0 W
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
-> E X I T
1 0 0 W
5.3.23. Exit menu
ENTER
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1 0 0 W
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Main measurement screen
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5.4.
Main parameters description
Parameters are described for the main menus; serial commands are indicated in parenthesis. Possible
values and/or value format are indicated for each parameter.
5.4.1.
TX Parameters menu
These parameters are available as TX and CONF serial commands (see sections 6.2.8 and 6.2.3).
3 DB (TX.3DB)
With this parameter, set the triggering threshold for the 3 dB alarm. Default value is half the transmitter’s
power.
From 0 to 9999 dB (depending on the transmitter’s power)
MAX VSWR (TX.VSWR.MAX)
With this parameter, set the triggering threshold for the VSWR alarm.
From 0 to 99.9
VSWR TRIP (TX.VSWRTRIP)
With this parameter, enable or disable the reflected power safety (ON or OFF). In case the VSWR is too high
(reflected power greater than the maximum threshold), RF is disabled and automatically starts again. If the
fault is still present, the cut/restart process is repeated 3 times. If the 3rd time it is still present, the transmitter
is cut for good.
5.4.2.
Input Switch menu
These parameters are available as INPUT and CONF serial commands (see sections 6.2.5 and 6.2.3) but
are managed differently: the PRIO parameter for each input sets the selection order for the various audio
sources.
MODE
With this parameter, choose whether audio source selection is done manually or automatically. In manual
mode, the user selected audio source is used regardless of the state of the audio source. In auto mode, the
effective audio source depends directly on the switching configuration and on the channels selected as Main
or as Backup (1, 2 or 3).
MANU or AUTO
MAIN
With this parameter, select the main audio source.
LINE1, LINE2, MPX1, MPX2 or GENE
BACKUP 1 / BACKUP 2 / BACKUP 3
With this parameters, select the audio sources which the transmitter will switch to in case of issue.
LINE1, LINE2, MPX1, MPX2 ou GENE
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CROSSFADE (CONF.CROSSFADE) - – read/write
With this parameter, set the crossfade time between channels when switching from one to the next (in
seconds).
From 0 to 25.5 s
LINE 1 or 2 / MPX / PLAYER sub menu
These parameters are available as INPUT.LINE1.SW / INPUT.LINE2.SW / INPUT.MPX.SW /
INPUT.PLAYER.SW serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
THRESHOLD (INPUT.xx.SW.THRESH) – read/write
With this parameter, set the silence threshold level in dBFS on the selected channel.
From -90 to 0 dBFS
SILENCE (INPUT.xx.SW.SILENCE) – read/write
With this parameter, select the channel (L / R / L or R / L and R) on which silence detection must be
performed (not available on the MPX sub-menus).
L, R, ANY or BOTH
DELAY (INPUT.xx.SW.DELAY) – read/write
With this parameter, set the switching delay in seconds when audio loss occurs.
From 1 to 120 s
BACK DELAY (INPUT.xx.SW.BACKDELAY) – read/write
With this parameter, set the delay before returning to the highest priority channel, in seconds.
From 0 to 30 s
5.4.3.
Line1 menu (ANA)
These parameters are available as INPUT.LINE1 serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
PRESENCE (INPUT.LINE1.PRESENCE) – read only
This parameter indicates the presence of audio signal at the input: none, left, right or L&R.
NONE, L, R, L&R
LEVEL (INPUT.LINE1.LEVEL) – read/write
This parameter is the max audio peak in dBu that can come from the transmitter on the LINE1 input. For
example, if the audio peak from the source is +6 dBu, this parameter must be set to +6 dBu for optimal
operation. If you do not know the audio source level, you may use an audio analyzer or display first level
measurements on the front panel to read the LINE1 LEVEL. Be aware that if the level is poorly set the
deviation may become too low or too high. This level is also called nominal level, i.e. the level producing the
deviation as set in the Modulation menu.
From -18 dBu to +18 dBu
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DRIVE (INPUT.LINE1.DRIVE) – read/write
With this parameter, you can slightly compensate the input audio level. It directly affects the final deviation. A
negative value decreases the deviation; a positive value can increase the deviation and/or cause the MPX
hard clipper to be used (if enabled) which in turn may lead to audio distortion. We recommend you leave it at
0 dB.
From -6 dB to +6 dB
RIGHT TRIM (INPUT.LINE1.TRIM) – read/write
With this parameter, you can correct the balance between the Left and Right channels. However, it is better
to look for and correct the cause of a lack of balance (before the transmitter) rather than correcting it at this
stage. A positive value increases the Right channel; a negative value decreases the Right channel level. It is
best to leave it at 0 dB.
From -3 dB to +3 dB
FILTER (INPUT.LINE1.FLT) – read/write
This parameter is crucial; it sets the low-pass filter applied on the audio input. The FM bandwidth is limited to
15 kHz, so the filter must be set to 15 kHz for the FM. Digital technology and the quality of the internal
stereo encoder make it possible to set the filter at 16 or 17 kHz while maintaining an acceptable pilot
protection. Select 0 kHz to disable the filter. This solution can be used in mono operation (in stereo
operation, the incidence on the MPX signal and its sub-carrier would be too great) or when a 15 kHz filter is
already used upstream as with an FM processor, for instance. In this specific situation, you may also use 2
filters, the standard 15 kHz standard filter with the external processor, plus the 16 kHz transmitter filter. The
listeners will hear the processor’s filter; the internal filter will take the relay in case of issue with the
processor.
0, 15, 16 or 17 kHz
PREACC (INPUT.LINE1.PREAC) – read/write
With this parameter, set the pre-emphasis. Select 0 µs is the audio signal is pre-emphasized before getting
to the transmitter. Otherwise, select according to the country: 50 µs in Europe, 75 µs in the USA.
0, 50 or 75 µs
5.4.4.
Line2 menu (AES)
These parameters are available as INPUT.LINE2 serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
They are identical to LINE1 menu parameters, except for the level.
LEVEL (INPUT.LINE2.LEVEL) – read/write
This parameter is the max audio peak in dBu that can come from the transmitter on the LINE2 input. For
example, if the audio peak from the source is -4 dBFS, this parameter must be set to -4 dBFS for optimal
operation. If you do not know the audio source level, you may use an audio analyzer or display first level
measurements on the front panel to read the LINE2 LEVEL. Be aware that if the level is poorly set, the
deviation may become too low or too high. This level is also called nominal level, i.e. the level producing the
deviation as set in the Modulation menu.
From -20 dBFS to 0 dBFS
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5.4.5.
MPX In menu
MPX1 or MPX2 Sub-menu
These parameters are available as INPUT.MPX1 / INPUT.MPX2 serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
TYPE (INPUT.MPXn.TYPE) – read/write
This parameter applies a filter to extract the type of signal needed on the MPXn input. This filtered signal will
become the MPXn channel audio signal. Note that when switching from stereo to mono, the total deviation is
maintained.
MO (mono), ST (stereo), ST+R+S (stereo+RDS+SCA), ST+R (stereo+RDS), RDS, R+S
(RDS+SCA), SCA or NONE
PRESENCE (INPUT.MPXn.PRESENCE) – read only
This parameter indicates the composition of the signal on the MPXn entry.
MO (mono), MO+R (mono+RDS), MO+R+S (mono+RDS+SCA), ST (stereo), ST+R (stereo+RDS)
ou ST+R+S (stereo+RDS+SCA)
LEVEL (INPUT.MPXn.LEVEL) – read/write
This parameter is the max audio peak in dBu that can come from the transmitter on the MPX input. For
example, if the audio peak from the source is +6 dBu, this parameter must be set to +6 dBu for optimal
operation. If you do not know the audio source level, you may use an audio analyzer or display first level
measurements on the front panel to read the MPXn LEVEL. Be aware that if the level is poorly set, the
deviation may become too low or too high. This level is also called nominal level, i.e. the level producing the
deviation as set in the Modulation menu.
From -18 dBu to +18 dBu
DRIVE (INPUT.MPXn.DRIVE) – read/write
With this parameter, you can slightly compensate the input audio level. It directly affects the final deviation. A
negative value decreases the deviation; a positive value can increase the deviation and/or cause the MPX
hard clipper to be used (if enabled) which in turn may lead to audio distortion. We recommend you leave it at
0 dB.
From -6 dB to +6 dB
RMS (INPUT.MPXn.RMS) – read only
This parameter indicates the average value of the transmitted signal’s excursion in kHz.
From -150 to +150 kHz
PEAK (INPUT.MPXn.PEAK) – read only
This parameter indicates the peak value of the transmitted signal’s excursion in kHz.
From -150 to +150 kHz
5.4.6.
Player menu
These parameters are available as INPUT.PLAYER serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
They are identical to LINE2 menu parameters.
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5.4.7.
Audio Gene menu
The audio generator is a multiplex channel and is therefore not affected by the stereo encoder parameters.
These parameters are available as INPUT.AUDIOGEN serial commands (see section 6.2.5).
STATE (INPUT.AUDIOGEN.STATE) – read/write
With this parameter, set the type of MPX signal generated by the internal generator.
OFF, PILOT, L, R, L+R (mono) or L-R (stereo)
PREAC (INPUT.AUDIOGEN.PREAC) – read/write
With this parameter, set the pre-emphasis. Select 0 µs is the audio signal is pre-emphasized before getting
to the transmitter. Otherwise, select according to the country: 50 µs in Europe, 75 µs in the USA.
0, 50 or 75 µs
LEVEL (INPUT.AUDIOGEN.LEVEL) – read/write
With this parameter, set the internal generator audio level.
From -100.00 to 12.00 dBFS
FREQ (INPUT.AUDIOGEN.FREQ) – read/write
With this parameter, set the internal generator audio frequency.
From 0 to 100000.00 Hz
5.4.8.
Modulation Menu
These parameters are available as MEAS.DEV and CONF serial commands (see section 6.2.2 and 6.2.3).
RMS (MEAS.DEV.RMS) – read only
This parameter indicates the average value of the transmitted signal’s excursion in kHz.
From -150 to +150 kHz
DEV MPX (CONF.DEV.MPX) – read/write
With this parameter, set the maximum MPX deviation in kHz generated when the audio source is at the
nominal level (the nominal level is set with the LEVEL parameter of the menus: LINE1, LINE2, MPX1 or
MPX2). It is often set at 75 kHz but this value may vary according to the country and relevant regulatory
authorities. To ensure the sub-carrier levels remain stable, this parameter directly changes the audio
deviation.
From 0 to 150.00 kHz
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DEV AUDIO (CONF.DEV.AUDIO) – read/write
With this parameter, set the maximum audio deviation in kHz generated when the audio source is at the
nominal level (the nominal level is set with the LEVEL parameter of the menus: LINE1, LINE2, MPX1 or
MPX2). The audio deviation is set automatically when the MPX deviation parameter is set; however, it is
possible to set the audio deviation rather than the MPX deviation. Increasing or decreasing the audio
deviation affects the total deviation and thus automatically adjusts the MPX deviation. Make sure to avoid
over-modulation.
From 0 to 150.00 kHz
DEV PILOT (CONF.DEV.PILOT) – read/write
With this parameter, set the 19 kHz pilot deviation. For countries modulating at 75 kHz, the pilot deviation
should be 10% of the total deviation, i.e. 7.5 kHz without RDS or 7.1 kHz if RDS is used.
From 0 to 25.5 kHz
DEV RDS (CONF.DEV.RDS) – read/write
With this parameter, set the RDS sub-carrier deviation. The most widely used value is 4 kHz.
From 0 to 25.5 kHz
DEV SCA (CONF.DEV.SCA) – read/write
With this parameter, set the SCA deviation (auxiliary sub-carrier other than RDS), as needed.
From 0 to 25.5 kHz
Interaction between the various components according to the input type:
In all cases described below, the transmitter configuration is as follows:
Audio = 67.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz.
In the case of audio inputs (analog or AES), the set MPX represents the total of audio, pilot and RDS. If the
RDS is disabled, the audio is automatically adjusted with +4 kHz.
Ex 1: set
MPX = 75 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz.
If the RDS is enabled:
Audio = 63.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz
If the RDS is disabled:
Audio = 63.5 + 4 = 67.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
In the case of MPX inputs, if the RDS is disabled, the audio cannot be adjusted.
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Ex 2: inject stereo MPX + RDS with:
Audio = 63.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz.
If the RDS is disabled:
Audio = 63.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS on the MPX input:
Audio = 63.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz
With internal RDS:
Audio = 63.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz
Ex 3: inject stereo MPX with:
Audio = 67.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
If the RDS is disabled:
Audio = 67.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
With internal RDS:
Audio = 67.5 kHz
Pilot = 7.5 kHz
RDS = 4.0 kHz
!
The total modulation 67,5+7,5+4,0 = 79 kHz is too high!
5.4.9.
Stereo Encoder menu
These parameters are available as CODER and CONF serial commands (see sections 6.2.6 and 6.2.3).
MO/ST (CODER.MOST) – read/write
With this parameter, set the stereo generator in mono or stereo mode. For mono, there are 3 options: Left
channel broadcast in mono (Mono_L), right channel broadcast in mono (Mono_R), the sum Left+Right
broadcast in mono (Mono). Otherwise left and right channels are broadcasted in stereo.
STEREO, MONO, MONO_L or MONO_R
AUDIO CH (CODER.SELECT.AUDIO) – read only
This parameter indicates the channel used by the modulator for the audio, as set with the INPUT.SELECT
menu.
NONE, AUTO, LINE1, LINE2, MPX1, MPX2 or GENE
PHI 19k (CONF.PHASE.PILOT) – read/write
With this parameter, set the pilot sub-carrier phase. We recommend setting it at 0°.
From -180° to +180°
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19k OUT LEVEL (CODER.19KOUT.LEVEL) – read/write
With this parameter, enable/disable the rear panel 19 kHz clock and set its output level. 0=off; between 1
and 7: set a level between 0.9 and 1.1 V peak-to-peak. 5 corresponds to 1 V.
From 0 to 8 V
5.4.10. RDS / SCA Encoder menu
These parameters are available as CODER and serial CONF commands (see sections 6.2.6 and 6.2.3) .
RDS CH (CODER.CURRENT.RDS) – read only
This parameter indicates the channel used by the modulator for the RDS, as set with the RDS IN parameter.
NONE, MPX1, MPX2 or INTERNAL
RDS STATE (CONF. STATE.RDS) – read/write
With this parameter, enable or disable the RDS. When the RDS is enabled or disabled, the RDS deviation is
automatically subtracted from or added to the audio deviation to maintain the same total deviation.
Off/On
RDS IN (CODER.SELECT.RDS) – read/write
With this parameter, set the RDS component source of the broadcast signal either with an external source or
with the internal encoder.
MPX1, MPX2 or INTERNAL
PHI RDS (CONF.PHASE.RDS) – read/write
With this parameter, set the RDS sub-carrier phase in relation to the pilot sub-carrier. We recommend setting
it at 90°.
From -180° to +180°
SCA STATE (CONF. STATE.SCA) – read/write
With this parameter, enable or disable the SCA. When the SCA is enabled or disabled, the SCA deviation is
automatically subtracted from or added to the audio deviation to maintain the same total deviation.
Off/On
SCA IN (CODER.SELECT.SCA) – read/write
With this parameter, set the SCA component source of the broadcast signal
MPX1 or MPX2
5.4.11. FM Limiter menu
These parameters are available as CONF serial commands (see section 6.2.3).
Without the FM Limiter option, the CLIP parameter is the only available parameter.
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CLIP (CONF.DEV.CLIP) – read/write
With this parameter, set the MPX hard clipper to prevent any possibility of overmodulation on the modulator
itself. This process is carried out digitally right before the RF generation and is therefore enabled on all the
inputs. If the deviation is greater than the configured value (in kHz), the MPX hard clipper is automatically
enabled. Unlike FM limiters/clippers used in audio processing, this clipper cannot be used continuously for it
generates a noticeable audio distortion. It is therefore best to set it at 0, or at the maximum authorized
deviation, plus a few kHz to ensure additional security with the audio processor.
From 0 to 200 kHz
The FM Limiter option includes 3 processing stages:



AGC: The Automatic Gain Control purpose is to compensate level variations applied to the
selected audio input. The algorithm is wide-band for maximum audio fidelity and gated to avoid
noise and unwanted level corrections.
FM LIMITER: The FM Limiter prevents from over-modulation by limiting the audio peaks.
MPX POWER LIMITER: The MPX Power Limiter is based on to the ITU-R 412 standard applied
on some FM markets.
CLIP STATE (CONF.STATE.CLIP) – read/write
This parameter enables or disables the clipper. Default: off.
Off/On
CLIP (CONF.DEV.CLIP) – read/write
Set in kHz, this parameter represents the maximum FM deviation and is used as a reference by the FM
Limiter algorithm. Default value: 75 kHz.
From 0 to 150 kHz
AGC STATE (CONF.AGC.STATE) – read/write
This parameter enables or disables the Automatic Gain Control processing stage. Default: off.
Off/On
AGC DRIVE (CONF.AGC.DRIVE) – read/write
With this parameter, load more or less the AGC input. At 0 dB gain reduction will be applied when the
transmitter is fed by an audio level higher than the input level setting. Increasing the drive will add gain
reductions, while low audio levels will be increased (more processed). Default value: +4 dB.
From 0 to 12 dBu
AGC ATTACK (CONF.AGC.ATT) – read/write
With this parameter, tune in dB/s the AGC reactivity speed to a volume increase. A high setting is
recommended to protect the FM limiter stage against high audio levels and possible audio distortions.
Default value: 8641dB/s
From 0.1 to 10 000 dB/s
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AGC RELEASE (CONF.AGC.REL) – read/write
With this parameter, tune in dB/s the AGC correction speed to a volume decrease. A low setting is
recommended to slowly increase the gain in case of low audio level and maintain maximum audio fidelity.
Set this parameter to 1dB/s or lower for more transparency; 2 or 3 dB/s will give a slightly more processed
result. Default value: 1 dB/s
From 0 to 6 dB/s
AGC GATE THRESHOLD (CONF.AGC.THR) – read/write
This threshold will freeze the AGC operation when the audio level is below the user-set limit. This function
limits floor noise and prevents unwanted AGC processing on the audio. Default value: -20 dB
From -100 to 0 dB
LIMITER STATE (CONF.STATE.LIMIT) – read/write
This parameter enables or disables the FM Limiter stage. Default: off.
Off/On
LIMITER DRIVE (CONF.DRIVE.LIMIT) – read/write
With this parameter, load more or less the FM limiter input. CAUTION: Always be aware that increasing the
FM limiter drive may lead to noticeable distortion. Setting the limiter drive at 0 dB is recommended to use the
FM Limiter as a protection stage against over-modulation.
From 0 to 1 dB
MPX POWER LIMITER STATE (CONF.STATE.MPXPWR) – read/write
This parameter enables or disables the MPX Power Limiter processing stage. Do not activate the MPX
power reduction if no standard requires you to do it; it could have a negative impact on the sought after
sound level. Default: off.
Off/On
MPX POWER LIMITER LEVEL (CONF.DEV.MPXPWR) – read/write
Set the maximum authorized MPX Power. Default value: 3 dB.
From -3 to -10 dB
5.4.12. RDS Menu
With the Basic RDS option, configure up to 2 DSNs each with a main PSN. Among other things, the DSNs
allow fast and easy changing of the encoder settings remotely.
Note: the RDS is enabled in the RDS/SCA ENCODER menu.
These parameters are available as RDS serial commands (see section 6.2.7).
CURRENT MAIN (RDS.DSN)
This parameter indicates the current DSN number.
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MAIN DSN sub-menu
PI (RDS.MAINDSN.PI) – read/write
With this parameter, set the PI code (Program Identifier) used by RDS receivers to identify the station while
searching for a frequency using AF or EON-AF codes.
4-digit hexadecimal code
PTY (RDS.MAINDSN.PTY) – read/write
With this parameter, set the PTY (Program Type). Select on 32 RDS or RDBS preset codes as given in the
table below.
From 0 to 31 as indicated on the table
PTY code
RDS Program type (EU)
RBDS Program type (USA)
0
No program type or undefined No program type or undefined
1
News
News
2
Current affairs
Information
3
Information
Sports
4
Sport
Talk
5
Education
Rock
6
Drama
Classic Rock
7
Culture
Adult Hits
8
Science
Soft Rock
9
Varied
Top 40
10
Pop Music
Country
11
Rock Music
Oldies
12
M.O.R. Music
Soft
13
Light classical
Nostalgia
14
Serious classical
Jazz
15
Other Music
Classical
16
Weather
Rhythm and Blues
17
Finance
Soft Rhythm and Blues
18
Children’s programs
Language
19
Social Affairs
Religious Music
20
Religion
Religious Talk
21
Phone In
Personality
22
Travel
Public
23
Leisure
College
24
Jazz Music
Unassigned
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Country Music
Unassigned
26
National Music
Unassigned
27
Oldies Music
Unassigned
28
Folk Music
Unassigned
29
Documentary
Weather
30
Alarm Test
Emergency Test
31
Alarm
Emergency
PS (RDS.MAINDSN.PS) – read/write
With this parameter, set the PS (Program Station).
8-digit code
MS (RDS.MAINDSN.MS) – read/write
With this parameter, indicate whether the program is Music or Speech to automatically adjust the sound level
of the RDS receiver.
0 (music) or 1 (speech)
DI (RDS.MAINDSN.DI) – read/write
With this parameter, set the DI (Decoder Identification) which enables an RDS receiver’s audio level to be
adjusted according to the type of received audio (mono or stereo, static or dynamic PTY, compressed or not,
with or without artificial head).
From 0 to 15, as indicated in the table below.
Mono / Stereo
With / Without
artificial head
Compressed /
non
compressed
static / dynamic
PTY
0
mono
without
non
static
1
mono
without
non
dynamic
2
mono
without
compressed
static
3
mono
without
compressed
dynamic
4
mono
with
non
static
5
mono
with
non
dynamic
6
mono
with
compressed
static
7
mono
with
compressed
dynamic
8
stereo
without
non
static
9
stereo
without
non
dynamic
10
stereo
without
compressed
static
11
stereo
without
compressed
dynamic
12
stereo
with
non
static
13
stereo
with
non
dynamic
14
stereo
with
compressed
static
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stereo
with
compressed
dynamic
TA/TP (RDS.MAINDSN.TATP / RDS.MAINDSN.TA / RDS.MAINDSN.TA) – read/write
With this parameter, enable or disable the TA (Traffic Announcement) / TP (Traffic Program). Enabling the
TA instantaneously switches an RDS receiver onto road information reports; at the end of the report, the
receiver will automatically go back to its former operating state. Enabling the TP shows RDS receivers that
the allocated station is likely to broadcast road information. You may enable both the TA and the TP, the TP
only, or neither.
TATP, TP or OFF
AF (RDS.MAINDSN.AF) – read/write
With this parameter, set up to 25 alternative frequencies in MHz with the method A. An RDS receiver will
shift to an alternative frequency when the set frequency is no longer properly received.
XX;XX; …;XX
RT (RDS.MAINDSN.RT) – read/write
With this parameter, display and set the radiotext, function which enables text messages to be broadcast in
groups of 64 characters. The RDS receiver can only benefit from this function if fitted with a specific display
(home receivers, Smartphone mobile receivers). The RT function cannot be used on car radios as road
safety commissions have forbidden its use on board a vehicle.
GS (RDS.MAINDSN.GS) – read/write
With this parameter, set the group sequence (32 max) which must include at least one group 0A.
XX;XX; …;XX
Parameters of the ALT DSN sub-menu are identical to those of the MAIN DSN sub-menu; for serial
commands, use ALT instead of MAIN.
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6. SERIAL & TELNET COMMANDS
6.1.
Working principle
Crown Broadcast FME has a serial interface. The physical connection is done using the SUB-D9 (SERIAL
MONITOR) on the front panel. A common computer with an RS 232 interface (example: PC+ Windows +
Hyper-Terminal) is all you need to send commands. The dialog is in text mode (ASCII) and no specific
software is required.
Like all serial PC connected equipment, a good cable and correct communication settings are essential to
ensure good communication. The cable must be a straight cable (not crossover), with a female plug to
connect to the PC, and male plug to connect to the unit.
To avoid problems during connection, set the same communication speed and identical settings for both
devices. See figure ‘Port parameters”.
-> 9600
Bits per second
-> 8
Data bits
-> No
Parity
-> 1
Stop bit
-> No
Handshaking
Commands may also be used in Telnet when the transmitter is fitted with an IP interface.
The commands make it possible to read the functional parameters (R) or even to edit some of them (W).
To retrieve the value of a functional parameter, simply enter the command name and press the <Enter> key.
Example:
To display the status of the 3 dB alarm, type:
ALARM.3DB
The answer, ON or OFF will indicate the 3 dB alarm is on or not.
To set a parameter, type the command name, the equal sign, the new value and press the <Enter> key.
Example:
To set the transmitter working mode (local or remote), type:
CONF.MODE=LOCAL
The answer: LOCAL will indicate the command has been implemented. In case it has not, the message
ERROR CMD will appear.
Protection with a password:
By default, there is no protection to send commands.
This can be secured with the command:
SYS.PASSWORD = my_password, where my_password is the password you chose
To connect without a password, enter:
LOGIN
And if a password has been set:
LOGIN = my_password
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For Telnet connections, the embedded website identifiers will be requested with the command prompts
LOGIN USER and LOGIN PASSWORD (see section 9.6.5).
6.2.
Serial commands
6.2.1.
System commands
NAME
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial port
of the unit
R/W
XXXX,X=[0…z] "LOGGED" ou
"NOT LOGGED"
LOGIN
W
Comments
Logs the user and allows them to update
variables if the password is correct. Returns
Logged or not logged
Logs out the user and locks all variables.
LOGOUT
SYS.CID
R/W
[0..31]
Unit identifier used by the CAN bus.
SYS.CIDIP
R/W
[0..31]
Unit identifier used by the IP option CAN bus
SYS.CIDUC
R/W
[0..31]
SYS.COM1.ECHO
R/W
"ON" or "OFF"
SYS.COM1.SPEED
R/W
9600,19200,38400,57600,115200
SYS.COM2.ECHO
R/W
"ON" or "OFF"
SYS.COM2.SPEED
R/W
9600,19200,38400,57600,115200
Unit identifier used by the CAN2 bus.
Adds the local echo on the rear panel serial
port
Speed of the rear panel serial port 1
Adds the local echo on the rear panel serial
port
Speed of the rear panel serial port 2
SYS.DATE
R/W
DD/MM/YY
R
DDMMYYYY
"AMB" or "FAN1" or "VOLT" or
"HEAT" or "FAN2" or "CURRENT"
or "PWR"
"AMB" or "FAN1" or "VOLT" or
"HEAT" or "FAN2" or "CURRENT"
or "PWR"
SYS.DATECALIB
SYS.GPIO.CONF1
R/W
SYS.GPIO.CONF2
R/W
SYS.GPIO.IN.ACT
R
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
SYS.GPIO.IN.MASK
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
SYS.GPIO.OUT.ACT
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
R
xx.xx.xx x=[0..9]
SYS.HARDREL
Reads and sets the amplifier date
Date of the last calibration
Sets the remote monitoring ANA3 on the
optional GPIO Analog board
Sets the remote monitoring ANA4 on the
optional GPIO Analog board
Indicates the corresponding RC when
managed manually (see
SYS.GPIO.IN.MASK)
Sets the RC control either by the control
board or manually. Hexadecimal code: each
bit corresponds to an input. Ex: A1
(10100001) indicates the RC 1, 6 and 8 are
managed manually
Enables the corresponding RM when
managed
manually
(see
SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK)
Sets the RM control either by the control
board or manually. Hexadecimal code: each
bit corresponds to an input: Ex: 21
(00100001) indicates RM 1 and 6 are
managed manually.
Hardware version: example "3.0.1"
SYS.IP.ADR
R/W
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX X=[0…9]
IP address of the optional IP board
SYS.IP.GW
R/W
Network gateway of the optional IP board
R/W
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX X=[0…9]
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
X=[A..F;0..9]
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX X=[0…9]
SYS.KEY.ADD
R/W
ADD
SYS.KEY.REM
R/W
REM
SYS.IP.MAC
SYS.IP.MASK
R/W
Mac address of the optional IP board
IP mask of the optional IP board
Generates a key to enable the specified
option
Generates a key to disable the specified
option
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Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial port
of the unit
R/W
"NORMAL" or "ADVANCED"
SYS.LOCALCOM.ECHO
R/W
"ON" or "OFF"
SYS.LOCALCOM.SPEED
R/W
9600,19200,38400,57600,115200
NAME
SYS.LCDMENUS
SYS.LOG
R
SYS.LOG.CLR
W
SYS.NAME
R/W
XXXX X=[A…Z]
R
RF,RC,AIP,TUN,IP,COM,REC
SYS.PASSWORD
R/W
xxx x=[A..Z;0..9]
SYS.PASSWORD.RESET
R/W
xxx x=[A..Z;0..9]
R
[0..999]
SYS.RAZ
W
"RAZ"
SYS.RST
W
SYS.RST.CPU
W
"RST"
SYS.SN
R
YYMMXXXX A,M,X=[0..9]
SYS.SOFTREL
R
xx.xx.xx x=[0..9]
SYS.SOFTREL.LIST
R
xx.xx.xx x=[0..9]
SYS.OPT.LIST
SYS.PCAP
SYS.TIME
R/W
HH:MM:SS
SYS.TYPE
R
xxx x=[A..Z;0..9]
SYS.UPTIME
R
[0..99999999]
6.2.2.
Comments
Sets the display type on the front panel
screen
Adds the local echo on the front panel serial
port
Speed of the front panel serial port
List of the latest 200 events (configuration
changes, alarm start date and end date…)
Clears the event list
Equipment name
List of implemented options
Password for the console and front panel
display. ‘NONE’ disables the password
Creates a text string to unlock the password
if it has been forgotten
Nominal power of the unit: example
"300"=>300 W
Reloads NVRAM default values
Reset of all parameters.
General reset of the µc. Sends the return
code: RST
Serial number of the unit: Y => year, M =>
month, X => number
Software version: example "3.0.1"
List of the exciter software versions
CPU;DSP;FPGA;IP;EXC;A/IP;TUN
Reads and sets the amplifier time
Unit type: example "E35" for E Series 350 W
Indicates the number of working hours since
commissioning
Measurement commands
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial
port of the unit
MEAS.12V
R
xx.x x=[0..9]
Measures the 12 V voltage
MEAS.5V
R
xx.x x=[0..9]
Measures the 5 V voltage
MEAS.AMB
R
±[0..125]
MEAS.DEV.PEAK
R
-150,0…150,0
MEAS.DEV.RMS
R
-150.0…150.0
MEAS.N12V
R
-xx.x x=[0..9]
MEAS.PFWD
R
[0..9999]
MEAS.PREF
R
xxx.x x=[0..9]
MEAS.VSWR
R
XX.X X=[0..9]
NAME
MEAS.VSWRTRIP
[0..99]
Comments
Measures the ambient temperature from 0
to 125°C. "52"=>52°C.
Gives the peak value for the signal deviation
in kHz
Gives the average value for the signal
deviation in kHz
Measures the -12 V voltage
Measure of forward power. examples: "20"
or "300" => 300 W
Measure of reflected power: "20" => 2 W
VSWR measure "01.0" or "20.0"
Gives the number of reflected power safety
in the past hour
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6.2.3.
Configuration commands
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial
port of the unit
CONF.10M.OPE
R/W
"AUTO or "MANU"
CONF.AGC.ATT
R/W
[0…32000]
CONF.AGC.DRIVE
R/W
[-320,00…320.00]
CONF.AGC.REL
R/W
[0…50,00]
CONF.AGC.STATE
R/W
CONF.AGC.THR
R/W
[-70,00…0]
CONF.AMB.MAX
R/W
[0..999]
CONF.CROSSFADE
R/W
0 to 25.5
CONF.DEV.AUDIO
R/W
0…150
CONF.DEV.CLIP
R/W
0 to 200
CONF.DEV.LIMIT
R/W
0 to 200
CONF.DEV.MPX
R/W
00000 à 150.00
CONF.DEV.MPXPWR
R/W
-12.7…12.7
NAME
ON/OFF
Comments
Indicates the operating mode of the external
10 MHz input
Attack in dB/s
Drive applied before the AGC
Release in dB/s
Enables/disables the AGC function on
Line1, Line2 and Player
Sets the non-triggering threshold in dB
Sets the triggering threshold for the ambient
temperature alarm
Crossfade between channels (in seconds)
CONF.DEV.PILOT
R/W
0 to 25.5
Sets the audio excursion
Set the excursion clipping ; +128 = disabled
limitation
Set the MPX excursion limitation; +128 =
disabled limitation
Sets the MPX excursion
Set the MPX power limitation; +128 =
disabled limitation
Sets the pilot excursion
CONF.DEV.RDS
R/W
0 to 25.5
Sets the RDS excursion
CONF.DEV.SCA
CONF.DRIVE.LIMIT
R/W
0 to 25.5
R/W
0 to 25.5
Sets the SCA excursion
Drive value of the FM limiter in dB
CONF.HEAT.MAX
R/W
[0..125]
R
"LOCAL" or "REMOTE"
R/W
-180..+180
CONF.PHASE.RDS
R/W
-180..+180
CONF.RF
R/W
ON/OFF
R
"ON" or "OFF"
R/W
ON/OFF
CONF.MODE
CONF.PHASE.PILOT
CONF.SBY
CONF.STATE.CLIP
Sets the triggering threshold for the radiator
1 temperature alarm
Indicates the mode, local or remote
Sets the pilot phase
Sets the RDS phase
Enables/disables the RF
Indicates if the transmitter is in standby
mode
Enables/disables the Hard Clipper
CONF.STATE.LIMIT
R/W
ON/OFF
Enables/disables the FM limiter
CONF.STATE.MPXPWR
R/W
ON/OFF
Enables/disables the MPX Power limiter
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6.2.4.
Transmitter commands
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial
port of the unit
TX.1DB
R/W
[0..9999]
TX.3DB
R/W
[0..9999]
TX.3DB.AUTO
R/W
"ON" or "OFF"
R
R
R
"ON" or "OFF"
"ON" or "OFF"
"ON" or "OFF"
Sets the triggering threshold for the 1 dB alarm. Example "250"
=> 250 W
Sets the triggering threshold for the 3 dB alarm. Example "250"
=> 250 W
If ON set the 3 dB level to TX.PWR/2. If TX.3DB is modified,
switches automatically to OFF
ON => 1 dB alarm, OFF => No alarm.
ON => 3 dB alarm, OFF => No alarm.
ON => VSWR alarm, OFF => No alarm
R/W
"ON" or "OFF"
Indicates if there has been a VSWR trip default
R
R/W
R
R
R
R/W
R/W
R
R
R
R/W
R
R/W
"FAULT" or "OK"
87.5 to 108
"CLOSE" or "OPEN"
"OPEN" or "CLOSE"
"LOCAL" or "REMOTE"
XXXX X=[A…Z]
"ON" or "OFF"
[0..999]
[0..9999]
xxx.x x=[0..9]
[0..9999]
"PRES" or "NOT PRES"
"ON" or "OFF"
TX.TYPE
R
xxx x=[A..Z;0..9]
TX.VSWR
R
XX.X X=[0..9]
TX.VSWR.MAX
R/W
XX.X X=[0..9]
TX.VSWRTRIP
TX.WARNING
R/W
R
"ON" or "OFF"
"ON" or "OFF"
NAME
TX.ALARM.1DB
TX.ALARM.3DB
TX.ALARM.VSWR
TX.ALARM.VSWR
TRIP
TX.FAULT
TX.FREQ
TX.INTERLOCK
TX.LINK
TX.MODE
TX.NAME
TX.OPMODE
TX.PCAP
TX.PFWD
TX.PREF
TX.PWR
TX.RFPRESENT
TX.SBY
Comments
Fault state of transmitter
Working frequency of the modulator in MHz. Ex: 102.4
State of the safety loop
State of the CAN bus link
Single transmitter, indicates the local or remote mode
Transmitter name
Single transmitter control
Amplifier nominal power: example "300"=>300W
Measure of forward power. examples: "20" or "300" => 300W
Measure of reflected power: "20" => 2W
Sets the output power. From "0" .. "9999"
Indicates if the single transmitter output power is present
Enables/disables the standby mode
System type: example "1000-NT" For a 1000 W transmitter
with Nephtys central unit
VSWR measure "01.0" or "20.0"
Sets the triggering threshold for the VSWR alarm. Must be of
type "XXX"."020" => VSWR = 2. Do not use "2" or "1.4".
Enables/disables reflected power safety
Single transmitter. Warning state of single transmitter
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6.2.5.
Alarm commands
NAME
ALARM.10MSWITCH
ALARM.1DB
Access
(R/W)
R
Possible value on the serial
port of the unit
"ON" or "OFF"
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ON =>1 dB Alarm, OFF => => No alarm
Comments
Indicates there was a 10 MHz switch
ALARM.3DB
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ON =>3 dB Alarm, OFF => => No alarm
ALARM.AMB
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ON => ambient alarm, OFF => No alarm.
ALARM.BATLOW
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.CUR1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.FAN1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
Indicates if the NVRAM battery’s level is OK
Indicates the PSU 1 current is over the max
threshold.
Fan 1 alarm; speed is too slow
ALARM.FAN2
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.FAULT
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.HEAT1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.INPUTSWITCH
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.LIST
R
ALARM.OVDR
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.PLL
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.RDSSWITCH
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.SUPPLY1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.TEMP1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.VOLT.AUX
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.VOLT1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.VSWR
R
"ON" or "OFF"
ALARM.WARN
R
"ON" or "OFF"
6.2.6.
Fan 2 alarm; speed is too slow
ON => critical alarm OFF => => No alarm (3
dB, VSWR)
ON => radiator temp alarm, OFF => No
alarm.
Indicates if the current audio input
corresponds to the highest priority channel
Returns the list of current alarms in ASCII
format
Indicates whether the input power is too
high (ON) or not (OFF)
Indicates whether the PLL is locked (OFF)
or unlocked (ON)
Indicates there was a RDS switch (auto
mode only)
PSU 1 state
ON => temp alarm (thermocoupler) OFF =>
No alarm
Indicates if auxiliary voltage is offset by
more than 10% of the set value
ON => PSU 1 voltage is offset by more than
10% of the expected value
ON => VSWR Alarm, OFF => No VSWR
alarm
ON =>Internal Alarm (warnings) OFF=> No
alarm. (fan, current, voltage, power supply,
temperature, radiator, ambient temp)
Input commands
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the
serial port of the unit
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.FREQ1
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.FREQ2
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.LEVEL1
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.LEVEL2
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.PREAC
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
INPUT.AUDIOGEN.STATE
R/W
0 ~ 100000.00
0 ~ 100000.00
-100.00 ~ 12.00
-100.00 ~ 12.00
"0" or "50" or "75"
"OFF" or "L" or "R" or "L+R"
or "L-R"
INPUT.LINE1.DRIVE
R/W
-6.00 to 6.00
INPUT.LINE1.FLT
R/W
"0" or "15" or "16" or "17"
INPUT.LINE1.LEFT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE1.LEFT.PKMAX
R
-100 … 28
NAME
Comments
delta phase = freq audio / 200000
delta phase = freq audio / 200000
Audio level
Audio level
Sets the value of the pre-emphasis
Type of generated MPX signal
Drive setting, allows an increase of the input audio
level without changing the deviation setting.
Configuration of the audio filter
Gives the left audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the left audio input max peak value over 1
second.
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Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the
serial port of the unit
INPUT.LINE1.LEVEL
R/W
-20.00...18.00
INPUT.LINE1.PREAC
R/W
0;50;75
"NONE" or "L" or "R" or
"L&R"
NAME
INPUT.LINE1.PRESENCE
R
INPUT.LINE1.RIGHT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE1.RIGHT.PKMAX
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE1.SW.BACKDELA
Y
INPUT.LINE1.SW.DELAY
INPUT.LINE1.SW.PRIO
R/W
XXX=[0…30]
R/W
R/W
INPUT.LINE1.SW.SILENCE
R/W
INPUT.LINE1.SW.THRESH
R/W
XXX=[1…120]
0..7 ; 0=disabled
"L" or "R" or "ANY" or
"BOTH"
-90…000
INPUT.LINE1.TRIM
R/W
-3.00 to 3.00
INPUT.LINE1.TYPE
R
"ANA" or "AES" "OFF"
INPUT.LINE2.DRIVE
R/W
-6.00 to 6.00
INPUT.LINE2.FLT
R/W
0;1;2 0=15;1=16;2=17
INPUT.LINE2.LEFT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE2.LEFT.PKMAX
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE2.LEVEL
R/W
-20.00...18.00
INPUT.LINE2.PREAC
R/W
0;50;75
"NONE" or "L" or "R" or
"L&R"
INPUT.LINE2.PRESENCE
R
INPUT.LINE2.RIGHT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE2.RIGHT.PKMAX
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.LINE2.SW.BACKDELA
Y
INPUT.LINE2.SW.DELAY
INPUT.LINE2.SW.PRIO
R/W
XXX=[0…30]
R/W
R/W
INPUT.LINE2.SW.SILENCE
R/W
INPUT.LINE2.SW.THRESH
R/W
XXX=[1…120]
0..7 ; 0=disabled
"L" or "R" or "ANY" or
"BOTH"
-90…000
INPUT.LINE2.TRIM
R/W
-3.00 to 3.00
INPUT.LINE2.TYPE
R
"ANA" or "AES" "OFF"
INPUT.MPX.SW.BACKDELAY
R/W
XXX=[0…30]
INPUT.MPX.SW.DELAY
INPUT.MPX.SW.THRESH
R/W
R/W
XXX=[1…120]
-90…000
INPUT.MPX1.DRIVE
R/W
-6.00 to 6.00
INPUT.MPX1.LEVEL
R/W
-18.00...+18.00
INPUT.MPX1.PEAK
R
-150…150
INPUT.MPX1.PKMAX
R
-150…150
Comments
Internal numerical gain. For AES, between -20 and
0; for ANA between -18 and +18
Sets the value of the pre-emphasis
Indicates audio signals are present on input 1
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 1
second.
Back delay on the channel with the highest
configurable priority.
Switching delay when loss of audio 1
Priority of each audio channel (7= highest priority)
Sets on which channel (L,R or L+R) silence
detection must be conducted for the audio input 1
Silence triggering level in dBFS on channel 1
Sets the offset between left and right channels (+3 =
left channel level is 3 dBu higher than right channel
level)
Indicates the type of audio signals present on input
1
Drive setting, allows an increase of the input audio
level without changing the deviation setting.
Configuration of the audio filter
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 1
second.
Internal numerical gain. For AES, between -20 and
0; for ANA between -18 and +18
Sets the value of the pre-emphasis
Indicates audio signals are present on input 2
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 1
second
Back delay on the channel with the highest
configurable priority.
Switching delay when loss of audio 2
Priority of each audio channel (7= highest priority)
Sets on which channel (L,R or L+R) silence
detection must be conducted for the audio input 2
Silence triggering level in dBFS on channel 2
Sets the offset between left and right channels (+3 =
left channel level is 3 dBu higher than right channel
level)
Indicates the type of audio signals present on input
2
Back delay on the channel with the highest
configurable priority.
Switching delay when loss on the MPX input
Silence triggering level in dBFS on MPX 1
Drive setting, allows an increase of the input audio
level without changing the deviation setting.
Internal numerical gain
Gives the deviation max peak value of the
transmitted signal in kHz over 100 milliseconds
Gives the deviation max peak value of the
transmitted signal in kHz over 1 second
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NAME
INPUT.MPX1.PRESENCE
Access
(R/W)
R
Possible value on the
serial port of the unit
MO" or "MO+R" or
"MO+R+S" or "ST" or
"ST+R" or "ST+R+S"
0..7 ; 0=disabled
"MO" or "ST" or "ST+R+S" or
"ST+R" or "RDS" or
"RDS+SCA" or "SCA"
INPUT.MPX1.SW.PRIO
R/W
INPUT.MPX1.TYPE
R/W
INPUT.MPX2.DRIVE
R/W
-6.00...6.00
INPUT.MPX2.LEVEL
R/W
-18.00...+18.00
INPUT.MPX2.PEAK
R
-150…150
INPUT.MPX2.PKMAX
R
INPUT.MPX2.PRESENCE
R
-150...150
MO" or "MO+R" or
"MO+R+S" or "ST" or
"ST+R" or "ST+R+S"
0..7 ; 0=disabled
"MO" or "ST" or "ST+R+S" or
"ST+R" or "RDS" or
"RDS+SCA" or "SCA"
INPUT.MPX2.SW.PRIO
R/W
INPUT.MPX2.TYPE
R/W
INPUT.PLAYER.DRIVE
R/W
-6.00 to 6.00
INPUT.PLAYER.FLT
R/W
0;1;2 0=15;1=16;2=17
INPUT.PLAYER.LEFT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.PLAYER.LEFT.PKMAX
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.PLAYER.LEVEL
INPUT.PLAYER.PREAC
INPUT.PLAYER.PRESENCE
R/W
R/W
R
-20...0
0;50;75
OFF or "L" or "R" or "L&R"
INPUT.PLAYER.RIGHT.PEAK
R
-100 … 28
INPUT.PLAYER.RIGHT.PKMA
X
R
-100 … 28
R/W
"44" or "48" or "96"
R/W
XXX=[0…30]
R/W
R/W
INPUT.PLAYER.SAMPLING
INPUT.PLAYER.SW.BACKDEL
AY
INPUT.PLAYER.SW.DELAY
INPUT.PLAYER.SW.PRIO
INPUT.PLAYER.SW.SILENCE
R/W
INPUT.PLAYER.SW.THRESH
R/W
XXX=[1…120]
0..4 ; 0=disabled
"L" or "R" or "ANY" or
"BOTH"
-90…000
INPUT.PLAYER.TRIM
R/W
-3.00 to 3.00
Comments
Gives the composition of MPX1 on channel 3. R =
RDS ; MO = Mono ; ST = Stereo ; S = SCA
Priority of each audio channel (4= highest priority)
Sets the type of signal on the MPX1 input and
applies the corresponding filter
Drive setting, allows an increase of the input audio
level without changing the deviation setting.
Internal numerical gain
Gives the deviation max peak value of the
transmitted signal in kHz over 100 milliseconds
Gives the deviation max peak value of the
transmitted signal in kHz over 1 second
Gives the composition of MPX2 on channel 3. R =
RDS ; MO = Mono ; ST = Stereo ; S = SCA
Priority of each audio channel (4= highest priority)
Sets the type of signal on the MPX1 input and
applies the corresponding filter
Drive setting, allows an increase of the input audio
level without changing the deviation setting.
Configuration of the audio filter
Gives the left audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the left audio input max peak value over 1
second.
Internal numerical gain
Sets the value of the pre-emphasis
Indicates audio signals are present on the player
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 100
milliseconds
Gives the right audio input max peak value over 1
second.
Sampling frequency of the internal player audio
signal
Back delay on the channel with the highest
configurable priority.
Switching delay when loss of audio 1
Priority of each audio channel (7= highest priority)
Sets on which channel (L,R or L+R) silence
detection must be conducted for the audio input 1
Silence triggering level in dBFS on channel 1
Sets the offset between left and right channels (+3 =
left channel level is 3 dBu higher than right channel
level)
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6.2.7.
Encoder commands
NAME
CODER.19KOUT.LEVEL
Access
(R/W)
Possible value on the serial port of
the unit
Comments
R/W
0…8; 0=OFF
Enables/disables and sets the rear panel
19 kHz level output
CODER.CURRENT.AUDIO
R
CODER.CURRENT.RDS
R
CODER.CURRENT.SCA
R
CODER.MOST
R/W
CODER.RDS.BACKUP
R/W
CODER.SELECT.AUDIO
R/W
CODER.SELECT.RDS
R/W
CODER.SELECT.SCA
R/W
6.2.8.
"AUTO" or "LINE1" or "LINE2" or
"TUNER" or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2" or "PLAYER"
or "GENE"
"NONE" or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2" or
"INTERNAL"
"NONE" or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2" or
"INTERNAL"
"STEREO" or "MONO" or "MONO_L" or
"MONO_R"
"AUTO or "MANU"
"AUTO" or "LINE1" or "LINE2" or
"TUNER" or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2" or "PLAYER"
or "GENE"
“OFF” or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2" or
"INTERNAL"
“OFF” or "MPX1" or "MPX2" or
"TUNER1" or "TUNER2"
Indicates the channel used by the exciter.
Indicates the channel used by the exciter.
Indicates the channel used by the exciter.
Configuration of the audio on MPX
STEREO; MONO;MONO_L
RDS is automatically or manually added
on loss of RDS in MPX
Imposes a specific input.
Channel to use, ‘OFF’ disables the RDS
Channel to use, ‘OFF’ disables the SCA
RDS commands
NAME
PS_TEXT
RDS.ALTDSN.AF
Acces Possible value
s
on the serial
(R/W) port of the unit
ascii
R/W
[0x21…0x7E]
XX,…,XX
R/W
XX=[87.5
~108.00]
RDS.ALTDSN.DI
R/W
0~15
RDS.ALTDSN.GS
R/W
XX;;XX
XX=service
RDS.ALTDSN.ID
R/W
X; X=[1…8]
RDS.ALTDSN.MS
R/W
"0" or "1"
RDS.ALTDSN.PI
R/W
RDS.ALTDSN.PS
R/W
RDS.ALTDSN.PTY
R/W
RDS.ALTDSN.PTYN
R/W
RDS.ALTDSN.RT
R/W
RDS.ALTDSN.TATP
R/W
RDS.APPOINTMENT.STR
R/W
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…F]
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…Z]
0~31
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…Z]
X..X ;
X=[0..9;A..Z]
"OFF" or "TA"
or "TP" or
"TATP"
[A…Z]
Comments
Dynamically sets the PS text.
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Text
with
Tags
List of alternative frequencies (26 max). Enter frequencies
as 5 character values. Ex: 89.70 or 103.2
Numerical function that drives an RDS receiver’s audio
stage to adjust audio decoding depending on the type of
audio channel (mono, stereo, ...)
Group sequence: 0A => 0, 2A=>4, 10A=>20 (32 max)
Indicates which DSN sent by UECP is copied to the ALT
memory
Numerical flag that automatically modifies the sound level
of an RDS receiver depending on the broadcast program
(1 = music, 0 = speech)
Enables RDS to identify the station when searching the
frequency using AF or EON-AF code
Station name; with 8 characters
Program type as set by the RDS standard
Program type name
radiotext
Enables/disables TA and TP services
Sets the command that modifies <APPOINTMENT>;
default value: APPOINTEMENT
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Acces Possible value
s
on the serial
(R/W) port of the unit
RDS.CHAT.CENTER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.CHAT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.DSN
R/W
"MAIN" or
"ALT"
RDS.EMAIL.HOTLINE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.EMAIL.OTHER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.EMAIL.STUDIO.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.GET_DATA.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.IDENTIFIER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.ADVERTISEMENT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.ALARM.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.CINEMA.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.DAILY_DIVERSION.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.DATE_TIME.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.EVENT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.HEALTH.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.HOROSCOPE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.LOTTERY.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.NEWS.LOCAL.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.NEWS.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.OTHER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.SCENE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.SPORT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.STOCKMARKET.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.TRAFFIC.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.TV.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.URL.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.INFO.WEATHER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.ALBUM.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.ARTIST.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
Comments
Sets the command that modifies <CHAT.CENTER>;
default value: CHATCENTRE
Sets the command that modifies <CHAT>; default value:
CHAT
transmit the DSN 1 or 2 to the exciter
Sets the command that modifies <EMAIL.HOTLINE>;
default value: EMAILHOTLINE
Sets the command that modifies <EMAIL.OTHER>; default
value: EMAILOTHER
Sets the command that modifies <EMAIL.STUDIO>;
default value: EMAILSTUDIO
Sets the command that modifies <GET_DATA>; default
value: GETDATA
Sets the command that modifies <IDENTIFIER>; default
value: IDENTIFIER
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<INFO.ADVERTISEMENT>;
default
value:
ADVERTISEMENT
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.ALARM>; default
value: ALARMINFO
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.CINEMA>; default
value: CINEMA
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<INFO.DAILY_DIVERSION>;
default
value:
DAILYDIVERSION
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.DATE_TIME>;
default value: DATETIME
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.EVENT>; default
value: EVENT
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.HEALTH>; default
value: HEALTH
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.HOROSCOPE>;
default value: HOROSCOPE
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.LOTTERY>;
default value: LOTTERY
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.NEWS.LOCAL>;
default value: LOCALNEWS
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.NEWS>; default
value: NEWS
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.OTHER>; default
value: OTHER
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.SZENE>; default
value: SCENE
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.SPORT>; default
value: SPORT
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<INFO.STOCKMARKET>; default value: STOCKMARKET
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.TRAFFIC>; default
value: TRAFFIC
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.TV>; default value:
TVINFO
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.URL>; default
value: URLINFO
Sets the command that modifies <INFO.WEATHER> ; ;
default value: WEATHER
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.ALBUM>; default
value: ALBUMNAME
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.ARTIST>; default
value: ARTISTNAME
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Acces Possible value
s
on the serial
(R/W) port of the unit
RDS.ITEM.BAND.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.COMMENT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.COMPOSER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.COMPOSITION.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.CONDUCTOR.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.DURATION.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.GENRE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.MOVEMENT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.TITLE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.ITEM.TRACKNUMBER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.MAINDSN.AF
R/W
XX,…,XX
XX=[87.5
~108.0]
RDS.MAINDSN.DI
R/W
0~15
RDS.MAINDSN.GS
R/W
XX;;XX
XX=service
RDS.MAINDSN.ID
R/W
X; X=[1…8]
RDS.MAINDSN.MS
R/W
"0" or "1"
RDS.MAINDSN.PI
R/W
RDS.MAINDSN.PS
R/W
RDS.MAINDSN.PTY
R/W
RDS.MAINDSN.PTYN
R/W
RDS.MAINDSN.RT
R/W
RDS.MAINDSN.TATP
R/W
RDS.MMS.OTHER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PHONE.HOTLINE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PHONE.OTHER.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PHONE.STUDIO.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PLACE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.EDITORIAL_STAFF.
STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.HOMEPAGE.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…F]
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…Z]
0~31
XXXX
X=[0..9;A…Z]
X..X ;
X=[0..9;A..Z]
"OFF" or "TA"
or "TP" or
"TATP"
Comments
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.BAND>; default
value: BAND
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.COMMENT>;
default value: COMMENT
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.COMPOSER>;
default value: COMPOSER
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.COMPOSITION>;
default value: COMPOSITION
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.CONDUCTOR>;
default value: CONDUCTOR
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.DURATION>;
default value: DURATION
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.GENRE>; default
value: GENRE
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.MOVEMENT>;
default value: MOVEMENT
Sets the command that modifies <ITEM.TITLE>; default
value: SONGTITLE
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<ITEM.TRACKNUMBER>; default value: TRACKNUMBER
List of alternative frequencies (26 max). Enter frequencies
as 5 character values. Ex: 89.70 or 103.2
Numerical function that drives an RDS receiver’s audio
stage to adjust audio decoding depending on the type of
audio channel (mono, stereo, ...)
Group sequence: 0A => 0, 2A=>4, 10A=>20 (32 max)
Indicates which DSN sent by UECP is copied to the MAIN
memory
Numerical flag that automatically modifies the sound level
of an RDS receiver depending on the broadcast program
(1 = music, 0 = speech)
Enables RDS to identify the station when searching the
frequency using AF or EON-AF code
Station name; with 8 characters
Program type as set by the RDS standard
Program type name
radiotext
Enables/disables TA and TP services
Sets the command that modifies <MMS.OTHER>; default
value: MMSOTHER
Sets the command that modifies <PHONE.HOTLINE>;
default value: PHONEHOTLINE
Sets the command that modifies <PHONE.OTHER>;
default value: PHONEOTHER
Sets the command that modifies <PHONE.STUDIO>;
default value: PHONESTUDIO
Sets the command that modifies <PLACE>; default value:
PLACE
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<PROGRAMME.EDITORIAL_STAFF>;
default
value:
EDITORIALSTAFF
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<PROGRAMME.HOMEPAGE>;
default
value:
HOMEPAGE
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Acces Possible value
s
on the serial
(R/W) port of the unit
RDS.PROGRAM.HOST.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.NEXT.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.NOW.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.PART.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAM.SUBCHANNEL.STR
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PROGRAMME.FREQUENCY.ST
R
R/W
[A…Z]
RDS.PS1.CENTER
RDS.PS1.DELAY
RDS.PS1.EN
RDS.PS1.INCREMENT
RDS.PS1.REP
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
RDS.PS1.TEXT
R/W
RDS.PS1.TRUNCATE
RDS.PS2.CENTER
RDS.PS2.DELAY
RDS.PS2.EN
RDS.PS2.INCREMENT
RDS.PS2.REP
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
RDS.PS2.TEXT
R/W
RDS.PS2.TRUNCATE
RDS.PS3.CENTER
RDS.PS3.DELAY
RDS.PS3.EN
RDS.PS3.INCREMENT
RDS.PS3.REP
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
ON/OFF
0…99
ON/OFF
[0…8]
0,,,16
ascii
[0x21…0x7E]
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0…99
ON/OFF
[0…8]
0,,,16
ascii
[0x21…0x7E]
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0…99
ON/OFF
[0…8]
0,,,16
RDS.PS3.TEXT
R/W
[0x21…0x7E]
RDS.PS3.TRUNCATE
RDS.PS4.CENTER
RDS.PS4.DELAY
RDS.PS4.EN
RDS.PS4.INCREMENT
RDS.PS4.REP
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0…99
ON/OFF
[0…8]
0,,,16
RDS.PS4.TEXT
R/W
[0x21…0x7E]
RDS.PS4.TRUNCATE
RDS.PS5.CENTER
RDS.PS5.DELAY
RDS.PS5.EN
RDS.PS5.INCREMENT
RDS.PS5.REP
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
R/W
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0…99
ON/OFF
[0…8]
0,,,16
RDS.PS5.TEXT
R/W
[0x21…0x7E]
RDS.PS5.TRUNCATE
RDS.PS6.CENTER
RDS.PS6.DELAY
R/W
R/W
R/W
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0…99
Comments
Sets the command that modifies <PROGRAMME.HOST>;
default value: PROGRAMMEHOST
Sets the command that modifies <PROGRAMME.NEXT>;
default value: PROGRAMMENEXT
Sets the command that modifies <PROGRAMME.NOW>;
default value: PROGRAMMENOW
Sets the command that modifies <PROGRAMME.PART>;
default value: PROGRAMMEPART
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<PROGRAMME.SUBCHANNEL>;
default
value:
SUBCHANNEL
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
<PROGRAMME.FREQUENCY>;
default
value:
FREQUENCY
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
Enables/disables string1
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
st
Dynamically sets the 1 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Truncated text
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
Enables/disables string2
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
nd
Dynamically sets the 2 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Truncated text
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
Enables/disables string3
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
rd
Dynamically sets the 3 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Truncated text
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
Enables/disables string4
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
th
Dynamically sets the 4 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Truncated text
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
Enables/disables string5
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
th
Dynamically sets the 5 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
Truncated text
Centered text
Delay between 2 consecutive screens
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RDS.PS6.EN
RDS.PS6.INCREMENT
RDS.PS6.REP
RDS.PS6.TEXT
RDS.PS6.TRUNCATE
RDS.PURCHASE.STR
RDS.SMS.OTHER.STR
RDS.SMS.STUDIO.STR
RDS.STATIONNAME.LONG.STR
RDS.STATIONNAME.SHORT.STR
RDS.VOTE.CENTER.STR
RDS.VOTE.QUESTION.STR
Acces Possible value
s
on the serial
Comments
(R/W) port of the unit
R/W
ON/OFF
Enables/disables string6
R/W
[0…8]
Increment type of the frame. 0 = Word
R/W
0,,,16
Sets the number of repetition of string1. 0=infinite
th
Dynamically sets the 6 PS scroll line. Text with Tags
R/W
[0x21…0x7E]
<ITEM.TITLE>, <ITEM.ARTIST>, …
R/W
ON/OFF
Truncated text
Sets the command that modifies <PURCHASE>; default
R/W
[A…Z]
value: PURCHASE
Sets the command that modifies <SMS.OTHER>; default
R/W
[A…Z]
value: SMSOTHER
Sets the command that modifies <SMS.STUDIO>; default
R/W
[A…Z]
value: SMSSTUDIO
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
R/W
[A…Z]
<STATIONNAME.LONG>;
default
value:
STATIONNAMELONG
Sets
the
command
that
modifies
R/W
[A…Z]
<STATIONNAME.SHORT>;
default
value:
STATIONNAMESHORT
Sets the command that modifies <VOTE.CENTER>;
R/W
[A…Z]
default value: VOTECENTRE
Sets the command that modifies <VOTE.QUESTION>;
R/W
[A…Z]
default value: VOTEQUESTION
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6.2.9.
Status commands
Access
(R/W)
R
R
NAME
STAT.10M
STAT.1PPS
STAT.CLK
R
STAT.CURRENT.IN
R
Possible value on the
serial port of the unit
"PRES" or "NOT PRES"
"LOCK" or "UNLOCK"
"INTERNAL" or
"EXTERNAL"
"1+OPT" or "1+2" or
"2+OPT"
STAT.DCOK1
R
"ON" or "OFF"
STAT.DCOK2
R
"ON" or "OFF"
STAT.DCOK3
R
"ON" or "OFF"
STAT.DCOK4
R
"ON" or "OFF"
STAT.INTERLOCK
STAT.LINK
STAT.PLL
R
R
R
"CLOSE" or "OPEN"
"OPEN" or "CLOSE"
"LOCK" or "UNLOCK"
STAT.SECPIN
R
"ON" or "OFF"
STAT.SECPREF
STAT.SECTEMP
STAT.SWRF
R
R
R
"ON" or "OFF"
"ON" or "OFF"
"ON" or "OFF"
Comments
Indicates the presence of an external 10 MHz
Indicates the presence of an external 1 PPS
Indicates the 10 MHz switch position
Indicates the channels used for channels 1 and 2
Indicates if the PSU 1 of the amplifier is "ON" or
"OFF"
Indicates if the PSU 2 of the amplifier is "ON" or
"OFF"
Indicates if the PSU 3 of the amplifier is "ON" or
"OFF"
Indicates if the PSU 4 of the amplifier is "ON" or
"OFF"
State of the safety loop
State of the CAN bus link
Indicates the state of the exciter PLL
Indicates if the input power is greater than the
hardware threshold
Indicates if the reflective protection is enabled
State of the temperature safety
State of the RF switch
6.2.10. Communication board commands
NAME
Access
(R/W)
CAN
R/W
CAN.SCAN
R/W
Possible value on the serial port
of the unit
Comments
Gateway between the serial port and the CAN bus.
ID,CMD,DATA ; ID=[0…9];
ID=recipient’s address; TABLE=table containing the
CMD=[0…FF] DATA=[0..9 ; A…Z]" command; CMD=command number; DATA=parameter
value. The list of tables/commands is available on request.
Returns the list of units present of the CAN bus.
Commands related to options are only available when the option is present.
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7. CONFIGURATION WITH THE PC APPLICATION
7.1.
Overview
The Crown Broadcast CD includes the Engi application which enables the transmitter’s configuration with a
simple serial connection to a PC.
On the transmitter’s page, click the control interface link to download the zipped file to your PC.
Extract the .exe file. You do not need to install it. Simply double-click on ENGI_REV_xxx.exe to launch the
application.
Connect the Crown Broadcast Transmitter front or rear panel serial port to a RS-232 port on the PC using a
straight cable with a female connector for the PC and a male connector for the transmitter, or if the IP
optional board is present on the Crown Broadcast Transmitter, connect both the transmitter and the PC to
the network.
7.2.
Using the application
7.2.1.
Connection
After launching the application, the connection window pops up.
For a serial connection, select the PC COM port and set the rate at 9600
bauds, and indicate which port is used.
If the transmitter is fitted with an IP interface, you can connect remotely.
Select TELNET and enter the unit IP address, user name and password as
you would to access the embedded web site (see section 9.6.5).
Click the "OK" button.
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When connected, the unit information is automatically updated.
With a serial connection, if the module is password protected, you will need to
enter the password before you can access all the functions.
7.2.2.
Configuration
Once connected, click the “Start” button to retrieve RF values and
thresholds on the main page.
These values are also available with the TX Parameters front panel menu
or with the TX and CONF serial commands.
. Click this button
Values that can be set are followed by the button
after having updated a value to send it to the transmitter.
A set of buttons give access to other parameters. Click on one of them to
open a window displaying associated parameters.
As long as the application is in “Start” mode, current values are retrieved
for all open windows.
Clicking “Stop” prevents retrieval of data. However, sending data to the
module remains possible.
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Audio input:
These values are also available with the Line 1, Line 2,
MPX and Player front panel menus or with the
INPUT.LINE1, INPUT.LINE2, INPUT.MPX1, INPUT.MPX2
and INPUT.PLAYER serial commands
Modulator:
These values are also available with the Modulation front panel menu or with
the MEAS.DEV and CONF serial commands.
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Static RDS:
These values are also available
with the RDS front panel menu or
with the RDS serial commands
and only it the Basic RDS option
is enabled.
On the Basic RDS page, set the
main DSN and the alternate
DSN.
On this page, three buttons give
you access to PS scroll
management. (Not available with
the front panel application.)
Scroll Définition
Dynamic fields can be inserted into all PS lines by clicking the ‘Tags’ button.
Tags Configuration: Current value of dynamic fields.
Tags Automation: Command definitions for automation software.
See section 9.5.2 for a complete list of tags.
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Input Switch:
These values are also available with the Select and Input
Switch front panel menus or with the INPUT and CONF
serial commands.
Internal Generator:
These values are also available with the Audio Generator front
panel menu or with the INPUT.AUDIOGEN serial commands.
AGC/Limiter:
These values are also available with the FM Limiter front panel
menu or with the CONF serial commands.
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Maintenance:
These values are also available with the TX Parameters and
Temperature/Fan front panel menus or with the STATUS, TX,
MEAS and CONF serial commands.
Events:
Logs are also available with SYS.LOG serial commands.
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System:
These values are also available with the COM Port,
Time/Date and System front panel menus or with the SYS
serial commands.
Alarms:
These values are also available with the Alarms front
panel menu or with the ALARM serial commands.
7.2.3.
Saving parameters
With the application, you may also save parameters
before upgrading or as a backup for instance.

Select the Files / Save menu.

Select the location and name for the backup file.
Default name is
module_type_serial_number.conf.
To load a previously saved configuration, use the Files /
Load menu.
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8. REMOTE CONTROL AND MONITORING WITH THE GPIO BOARD
8.1.
Introduction
This function is available when the optional standard or analog GPIO board is installed on the transmitter.
It provides an interface between CROWN BROADCAST transmitters and external systems. The modules are
remotely controlled via “RC” inputs using opto isolators. Working state and alarms are sent to “RM” outputs
via relays, or “RM ANA” analog outputs on the analog board.
8.2.
Standard GPIO board
8.2.1.
Description of control and monitoring functions
Control commands work when an impulsion longer than 100 ms is sent to the corresponding input.
There are eight control functions:

Standby off: Turns on the transmitter

Standby on: Turns off the transmitter

RF on: Enables the RF

RF off: Disables the RF

TA on: Enables the TA (basic RDS)

TA off: Disables the TA (basic RDS)

DSN main: Enables the main DSN (basic RDS)

DSN alt: Enables the alternative DSN (basic RDS)
Outputs are relays that include a normally closed or normally open contact. When an event occurs in the
unit, the corresponding relay is activated.
Six monitoring functions are associated with relays:

Local: Indicates if the unit is in local mode

Default: Indicates a transmitter default

Warning: Indicates an alarm linked to the internal working of the transmitter (temperature, voltage…)

RF: Indicates if the RF is enabled

On: Indicates if the transmitter is not in standby mode

Off: Indicates if the transmitter is in standby mode

VSWR: Indicates if there is a VSWR error
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8.2.2.
Remote control function pinout
Function
Remote Control
Input name
Common
STANDBY OFF
RC1
OPT1A(20)
RC_COMMUN(24)
STANDBY ON
RC2
OPT2A(8)
RC_COMMUN(24)
RF ON
RC3
CONF1(21)
RC_COMMUN(24)
RF OFF
RC4
CONF2(9)
RC_COMMUN(24)
TA ON
RC5
CONF3(22)
RC_COMMUN(24)
TA OFF
RC6
CONF4(10)
RC_COMMUN(24)
DSN MAIN
RC7
CONF5(23)
RC_COMMUN(24)
DSN ALT
RC8
CONF6(11)
RC_COMMUN(24)
Numbers in parenthesis indicated the pin number on the DB25 connector.
8.2.3.
Remote monitoring function pinout
Event
Remote Monitoring
Output name
Common
LOCAL
RM1
REL1_RT(1)
REL1_C(14)
FAULT
RM2
REL2_RT(2)
REL2_C(15)
WARNING
RM3
REL3_RT(3)
REL3_C(16)
RF (ON/OFF)
RM4
REL4_RT(4)
REL4_C(17)
ON
RM5
REL5_T(5)
REL5_C(6)
OFF
RM6
REL5_R(5)
REL5_C(6)
VSWR
RM7
REL6_RT(6)
REL6_C(7)
Numbers in parenthesis indicated the pin number on the DB25 connector.
A closed link indicates valid information when configuration is as in the following table.
Default jumper position:
Relay
Positions
Contacts
REL_1RT
JUMP2[1 ;2]
NO
REL2_RT
JUMP3[1 ;2]
NO
REL3_RT
JUMP5[1 ;2]
NO
REL4_RT
JUMP1[1 ;2]
NO
REL6_RT
JUMP4[1 ;2]
NO
Jumpers from 1 to 5 (JUMP1 to JUMP5): select the NO or NC contact of the relays.

When switching to local mode (relay 1), all other relays are disabled.
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Physical representation of the GPIOs
DB25 FEMALE 8.2.4.
12 V floating
power supply
TC COMMON
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8.2.5.
Management using serial commands
A set of commands makes it possible to override the control board to modify specific RC outputs and read
specific RM inputs.
To do so, set the RC you want to control (SYS.GPIO.IN.MASK) and the RM you want information from
(SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK).
When these commands are used, the control board cannot monitor nor control them.
Access
(R/W)
Serial port
possible value
R
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
Indicates the corresponding RC when managed
manually (see SYS.GPIO.IN.MASK).
SYS.GPIO.OUT.ACT
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
Enables the corresponding RM when
manually (see SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK).
SYS.GPIO.IN.MASK
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
Sets the RC control either by the control board or
manually. Hexadecimal code: each bit corresponds to
an input. Ex: A1 (10100001) indicates the RC 1, 6 and 8
are managed manually.
SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK
R/W
XX X=[A..F;0..9]
Sets the RM control either by the control board or
manually. Hexadecimal code: each bit corresponds to
an input: Ex: 21 (00100001) indicates RM 1 and 6 are
managed manually.
NAME
SYS.GPIO.IN.ACT
Comments
Serial commands used to configure RC/RM
Remote control binary values:
Remote Control
Binary value
RC1
xxxxxxx1
RC2
xxxxxx1x
RC3
xxxxx1xx
RC4
xxxx1xxx
RC5
xxx1xxxx
RC6
xx1xxxxx
RC7
x1xxxxxx
RC8
1xxxxxxx
Remote monitoring binary values:
Remote Monitoring
Binary value
RM1
xxxxxxx1
RM2
xxxxxx1x
RM3
xxxxx1xx
RM4
xxxx1xxx
RM5
xxx1xxxx
RM6
xx1xxxxx
RM7
x1xxxxxx
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However, the format of values returned by serial commands is hexadecimal.
You must then convert each 4 digit set as per the following table:
Hexadecimal
Binary
0
0000
1
0001
2
0010
3
0011
4
0100
5
0101
6
0110
7
0111
8
1000
9
1001
A
1010
B
1011
C
1100
D
1101
E
1110
F
1111
Examples:
If the command
SYS.GPIO.IN.ACT
returns
8A
You must convert the hexadecimal value in binary, ie 8A=10001010, which indicates that RC 2, 4 and 8 are
activated.
To control RM 3 and 5, convert the binary value 00010100: you get 14 as per the above table. You must
then send the command:
SYS.GPIO.OUT.MASK=14
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9. THE EMBEDDED WEBSITE
9.1.
Introduction
This function is available with the IP/IO version when the optional TCP/IP board is installed on the
transmitter.
9.2.
Connecting to the embedded web site
For remote access, connect to the transmitter’s embedded web site. Simply open a web browser (Google
Chrome, Mozilla Firefox …) and enter the transmitter’s IP address in the address bar (set on the front panel).

Though the web application is compatible with most browsers, performances vary greatly from one
browser to another. For this reason, we recommend you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or install
the Chrome Frame plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer
Select the language if necessary.
Enter the user name and password:
Two user levels are available:

Administrator (Admin / admin by default). The administrator has full rights

Guest (Guest / guest by default). The guest has read-only access to all pages except the user
management page.
Check the box to save connection information. This process is managed by the web browser cookies; login
and passwords are saved for 15 days.
The tool bar on top of the page enables access to all pages of the site: the user can view the status, access
receiver configuration, RDS data and system configuration.
Data can be both viewed and modified.
A series of indicators on the bottom of the screen enables all connected users to know the transmitter
current status:
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Local mode
Transmitter in standard mode
Transmitter in local mode
Fault
No fault
Current fault alarm
Warning
No warning
Current warning alarm
3 dB Alarm
No alarm
Current 3 dB alarm
1 dB Alarm
No alarm
Current 1 dB alarm
VSWR Alarme
No alarm
Current VSWR alarm
Interlock
Interlock not present
Interlock present
RF On
RF off
RF on
The menu on the left allows navigating to the various pages of each section.
Clicking on the double-arrow button
displays it again.
hides the menu. Clicking on the button
A section may include one or more pages; display of hide links to reach them by
clicking the buttons
or .
The tool bar, the indicators and the menu will be available on all pages of the
site.
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9.3. Viewing the Status
9.3.1.
Advanced measurements
Overview
Four graphs are available on this page:




RF spectrum
MPX output
Current input spectrum
Audio level
displays the abscissa and ordinate of a
On each curve, the button
specific point. Click and drag the abscissa’s label to view other points on the
curve.
The RF Spectrum page displays the same curve as on the overview page but on a larger scale.
The Audio/MPX Spectrum page displays either of the selected curve:
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


Line 1
Line 2
MPX outputs
MPX inputs
The Audio levels page displays the same curve as on the overview page but on a larger scale.
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Red lines indicate the reference level. On the MPX outputs graph, the reference level is the total deviation,
which can be set in the transmitter configuration pages. If the total deviation is changed, the audio levels
page has to be refreshed to display the new value.
24 hour history
This page displays measurements over the last day or the last hour:











Direct power
Forward power
VSWR
Voltage
Current
Global efficiency
Mosfet efficiency
Ambient temperature
Preamplifier power*
Radiator temperature*
Fan speed*
* Available measurements vary depending on the power of the transmitter
To display a specific day or time, slide the abscissa’s label.
A button allows clearing the history.
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9.3.2.
Main status
This page displays the main parameters of the transmitter (read-only).
The "Switched to Backup" indicator shows:
Main input is on
Switch to backup input
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9.4.
Transmitter configuration
Click the button
to access transmitter configuration pages.
This section displays the parameters of the transmitter so they can be updated.
When values have been changed, click the button

to save the new settings.
If the transmitter is in local mode (orange indicator at the bottom of the page), you will not be able to
modify settings.
9.4.1.
Easy configuration
All basic parameters are available on this page. They are available on the front panel in the Easy mode.
Please refer to parameter descriptions sections 5.4.1 to 5.4.8 for more details.
The "Switched to Backup" indicator shows:
Main input is on
Switch to backup input
For a complete configuration, use the Main, Modulation, Input Select and Input Sources pages.
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9.4.2.
Main configuration
Parameters
Set RF parameters on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.1 for more details.
Indicators show:
Trip VSWR alarm
No alarm
Current VSWR trip alarm
Link input
Link disabled
Active link
Interlock input
Interlock not present
Interlock present
RF presence
RF disabled
RF enabled
Local mode
Transmitter in standard mode
Transmitter in local mode
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Log
View the event log on this page.
Click on a column title to display a menu that will allow you to sort the
column and to display or hide other columns.
The event color gives its degree of severity:

Red: Errors

Yellow: Warning

Blue or grey: Notice (when the source is respectively Configuration or System)

White: Notice or information, when the source is neither configuration nor system)
9.4.3.
Modulation configuration
Deviation
Set the deviation on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.8 for more details.
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Settings
Set the RDS and SCA sub-carriers on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.10 for
more details.
The "RDS Switched to Backup" indicator shows:
Main RDS input is on
RDS switched to backup input
AGC/Limiter
Set the limiter on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.11 for more details.
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9.4.4.
Input Selection
Priority
Set the priority of the various inputs on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.2 for
more details.
The "Switched to Backup" indicator shows:
Main input is on
Switch to backup input
Thresholds
Set input thresholds on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.2 for more details.
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9.4.5.
Input Sources
Line 1 / Line 2
Set the analog input (Line 1) or the AES input (Line 2) on these pages. Please refer to parameter
descriptions sections 5.4.3 and 5.4.4 for more details.
MPX
Set the MPX 1 and MPX 2 inputs on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.5 for more
details.
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Generator
Set the internal generator on this page. Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.7 for more details.
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9.5.
Setting the RDS data
Click the button
to access RDS data pages.
This section displays RDS parameters so they can be updated.
When values have been changed, click the button

If the transmitter is in local mode (orange indicator at the bottom of the page), you will not be able to
modify settings.
9.5.1.

to save the new settings.
Basic encoder
This page is available when the Basic RDS option is enabled.
Please refer to parameter descriptions section 5.4.12 for more details.
Parameters
Enter the ID of the main and the alternate DSN.
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Main DSN / Alternate DSN
Set DSN parameters on these pages.
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9.5.2.
Advanced Encoder
The advanced encoder can be set using serial commands (see section 6.2.7) or the web interface but not
with the front panel.
PS Scroll
Set the PS scroll on this page.
For each line of PS text, set:







Text: Text may include dynamic data (<ITEM….>, <INFO…>…) that will only be sent if filled in, and
for ITEM type fields if the validity time frame is correct.
Repetition: Then encoder will repeat the line before sending the next one (max: 99 times).
Enabled: Check the box for the line to be sent.
Center: When scrolling is done word by word, the encoder may center each word in the receiver
screen. Only applicable when ‘Word’ is the chosen increment
Truncated: Set the number of scrolling characters. Scrolling may be done by word. In that case, the
encoder will detect whole words (identifiable delimiters are: ‘ ‘, ‘-‘, ‘,’), and fit as many whole words as
possible on each screen.
Increment: When scrolling is done word by word, the encoder truncates words longer than the
display screen (longer than 8 characters). Only applicable when ‘Word’ is the chosen increment.
Delay: Time laps between 2 consecutive screens.
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TAG pages
Dynamic fields presented on the ‘Items Tags’, ‘Info Tags’ and ‘Miscellaneous Tags’ pages display current
data in the left column and automation command definitions in the right column. Definitions should be
configured to match commands of the automation software application.


Each name must be unique.
Automation commands are case sensitive.
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Table of definition of commands
Category Item RTplus classes MP3 id3v2 TIT2
TALB
TITLE
ALBUM
Title of item
The collection name to which this track
belongs
ITEM.TRACKNUMBER
TRCK
TRACKNUM
ITEM.ARTIST
TPE1
ARTIST
ITEM.CONDUCTOR
TPE3
CONDUCTOR
ITEM.COMPOSER
ITEM.BAND
TCOM
TPE2
COMPOSER
BAND
ITEM.COMMENT
ITEM.GENRE
COMM
TCON
COMMENT
CONTENTTYPE
Number of the current part of the
current level
A person or band/collective generally
considered responsible for the work
A complete composition (mainly used in
classical music)
A movement is a large division of a
larger composition or musical form
The artist(s) who performed the work.
In classical music this would be the
conductor, soloists
Name of the original composer
Band / orchestra / accompaniment /
musician
Any comment related to the content
The main genre of the audio or video;
e.g. "classical", "ambient-house",
"synthpop", "sci-fi", "drama", etc.
Headline
Local news.
Quote information
Result of a game, either as one tag
"Indiana University : Purdue University
101:78" or as 2 distinct tags
Lottery
Horoscope
Daily tip / diversion / joke ...
ITEM.COMPOSITION
ITEM.MOVEMENT
Info INFO.NEWS
INFO.NEWS.LOCAL
INFO.STOCKMARKET
INFO.SPORT
INFO.LOTTERY
INFO.HOROSCOPE
INFO.DAILY_DIVERSIO
N
INFO.HEALTH
INFO.EVENT
INFO.SZENE
INFO.CINEMA
INFO.TV
INFO.DATE_TIME
INFO.WEATHER
INFO.ALARM
INFO.ADVERTISEMENT
INFO.OTHER
Program Description ITEM.TITLE
ITEM.ALBUM
STATIONNAME.LONG
PROGRAM.NOW
PROGRAM.NEXT
PROGRAM.PART
PROGRAM.HOST
PROGRAM.EDITORIAL
_STAFF
Information about health: Allergy alarms
...
Info about an event
Information about scene (Hot locations
to be, ...)
Information about movies in cinema
Information about TV-movies
Information about date and time (Client
to chose between date and time)
Information about weather
An alarm information, typically an
official alarm send out while the alarm
flag is set
Info about an advertisement. May be in
parallel to an audio advertisements
Other Information: Not especially
specified
Name describing the radio station
EPG info program now
EPG info program next
Part of the current radio show: E.g. one
of several parts of the
PROGRAM.NOW
Name of the host of the radio show
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Category RTplus classes MP3 id3v2 PROGRAM.RADIO
Interactivity PROGRAM.HOMEPAGE
PHONE.HOTLINE
WORS
WWWRADIOPAGE
APPOINTMENT
HOTLINE
IDENTIFIER
TSRC
ISRC
PURCHASE
WPAY
WWWPAYMENT
PHONE.STUDIO
PHONE.OTHER
SMS.STUDIO
SMS.OTHER
EMAIL.HOTLINE
EMAIL.STUDIO
EMAIL.OTHER
MMS.OTHER
CHAT
CHAT.CENTER
VOTE.QUESTION
VOTE.CENTER
Descriptor PLACE
GET_DATA
Description Information about radio shows: A link
towards another frequency with other
content (NOT AF list) May be one tag
(keyword##frequency) or two distinctive
tags
Link to radio station homepage
The telephone number of the radio
stations hotline
The telephone number of the radio
stations studio
Name and telephone number: Either as
one tag ("keyword##phone number") or
as two distinct tags
The sms number of the radio stations
studio (to send directly a sms into the
studio)
Name and sms number: Either as one
tag ("keyword##sms number") or as
two distinct tags
The email address of the radio stations
hotline
The email address of the radio stations
studio
Name and email address: Either as one
tag ("keyword##phone number") or as
two distinct tags
Name and mms number: Either as one
tag ("keyword##mms number") or as
two distinct tags
chat content: send by users to a
specific address and broadcasted by
the Radio Station
Address, where contributions to the
chat shall be sent (may be url or sms)
A question (typically binary) which can
be answered by "yes" or "no" or "1" or
"2"
url or sms number to send your answer
to
Descriptor will always be the second
RT tag in a message. And will describe
the RT tag 1 in more detail
Adds info about date and time
Hotline number to call to get more info
Can identify any tag in RT1. For music
it is the: International Standard
Recording Code
(http://www.ifpi.org/isrc/)
Address where item can be purchased.
Address can be an url or a sms-number
Retrieves either via a sms or url-link
more data about tag in RT1. (Info
request via Point to Point - unicast)
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9.6.
System configuration
Click the button
to access system pages.
When values have been changed, click the button

to save the new settings.
If the transmitter is in local mode (orange indicator at the bottom of the page), you will not be able to
modify settings.
9.6.1.
Product ID
General information regarding the product: name, serial number, versions…
Use the product name and product description to adequately and uniquely describe your unit. They are
useful in a network environment to identify it.
Specifically, these values are sent with SNMP traps.
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9.6.2.
Date / Time
 Set system date:
The user may update both date (year/month/day) and time (hour/minute/second).
 Set system time zone:
The user selects the geographical zone from the list. Important to have this set correctly
when using an NTP server.

Set the time zone first! Changes in the time zone affect the time that is displayed in the system time
window, so setting the zone first will eliminate the need to set the system time twice!
U
U
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9.6.3.
Network
IP Configuration:
 Static Ethernet configuration
Set the parameters for the network interface.
 DNS Servers: DNS configuration. Mandatory if before using DNS addresses on other
configuration pages.
9.6.4.
Communication
Parameters of the communication board.
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9.6.5.
Users
This is where web site connection settings can be modified. This page is only visible to administrators.
Two web and software accounts are available:

Administrator (Admin / admin by default). The administrator has full rights

Guest (Guest / guest by default). The guest has read-only access to all pages except the user
management page. The guest can download logs.
Two FTP accounts are available:



Administrator (Admin / admin by default). The administrator has full rights

Update manager (update / maj by default). This account is only used for software updates.
You may change login names but make sure each is unique!
Only use alphanumerical characters for user names and passwords.
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9.6.6.
SNMP Agent
 SNMP configuration
The equipment enables multiple addresses to be configured for SNMP notifications. However, only
the Main Manager has the authority to acknowledge notifications. With “INFORMS” messages,
automatic answers from secondary managers are ignored by the unit.
 MIB: To download the MIB right click on the link and select “Save link as”.
 SNMP Traps configuration


SNMP Notification Type / Trap Community / System Description: trap settings
Life Sign Trap / Minutes between Life Signs: sends life signs every X minutes. This trap makes it
possible to check that the unit is connected to the network.
 Trap sending test: enables the user to carry out a test according to the trap settings.
9.6.6.1
Supported SNMP versions
The unit implements an SNMP agent conforming to SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c versions. GET and SET
commands are supported, as well as GETBULK in SNMPv2c. Notifications can be transmitted in TRAP V1 or
V2c form or with an INFORM V2c type.
9.6.6.2
Notification mode
To make sure traps are received by the main recipient, the unit offers 2 methods. With both methods, traps
are sent until they are acknowledged.
 Automatic acknowledgement for sending with INFORM. These notifications are only available
with the version 2c of the protocol. This protocol checks that the manager sends the notification
to the transmitter. This process is simple and reliable, no specific configuration is required for
the manager.
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 Manual acknowledgement for Traps V1 and Traps V2c. A specific OID
(“alarmPendingAlarmsalarmAck”) is extracted and its variables are sent with the trap. The
manager must then execute a SET command. This method is more complex but is the only one
that can work with the version 1 of the protocol.
The acknowledgment mode (Trap V1, Trap V2c or Inform) is identical for all alarms. See the next section
“Notifications” for additional settings.

With “SNMPv2c traps” notifications, it not possible to acknowledge traps.
In the same way, traps which do not require acknowledgment cannot be sent with the “Inform
SNMPv2c” format, even when this format is selected. This is the case with the ‘test’ trap as well as with
equipment information traps such as the ‘Equipment On’ trap.
9.6.7.
Notifications
 SNMP Actions
The user may replay traps that have not been acknowledged yet.
The user may also delete pending traps that have not been acknowledged yet.
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9.6.8.
Common traps
Click the arrow next to the trap name to display its parameters.
Set the mode:

Resend until acknowledgement: The trap is regularly sent until acknowledgement.

Send and forget: The trap is sent once, no follow-up is expected.

Do not send.
If “Resend until acknowledgement” is selected, set the time to wait for acknowledgement before resending
the trap (Ack timeout, in seconds) and the maximum number of times the trap will be resent (Max retries).
Set also the severity (log, minor, critical…).
9.6.9.
IRT Traps
IRT traps are configured like common traps (see previous section), with 2 additional parameters:

To enable the trap, check "Enabled" (replaces the “Do not send option” of the Common traps)

Set the priority; this information which is sent with the traps can be used by an SNMP Manager as
filter criteria for instance.
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9.6.10. Crown Broadcast Traps
Crown Broadcast traps are configured like IRT traps (see previous section).

No trap is sent on automatic audio switch.
9.6.11. Support
With the ‘Reboot TCP/IP option’
button, restart the TCP/IP board.
With the ‘Reboot Transmitter’ button,
restart the transmitter’s front panel.
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9.6.12. EMR
EMR (Expert Maintenance Reporting) is a service offered by your Crown Broadcast dealer to monitor your
Crown Broadcast FME transmitters. A report is periodically sent to you to give you the state of the
transmitters. This report may suggest corrective or preventive actions to solve potential issues or improve
the performance of the transmitters.
If you have subscribed to this service, you will need to set your transmitter so it can communicate with the
EMR server.
Enter its position and your EMR account ID as supplied by your dealer.
Check the box to enable EMR.
Enter the IP address of the EMR server (or web address) as supplied by your dealer and click the Test
button to establish proper communication between your transmitter and the EMR server.
The EMR service program is administered by our OEM partner, WorldCast Systems, via a secure server in
Miami, Florida. The reports generated by this system will allow you to take necessary corrective action to
prevent transmitter issues. Questions regarding EMR can be directed to Crown Broadcast Service support
who will assist directly or facilitate direct interaction between the end user and WorldCast Systems.
9.7. About
This window
application.
displays
information
regarding
the
web
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10. SERVICE AND SUPPORT
We understand that you may need various levels of support or that the product could require servicing at
some point in time. This section provides information for both of these scenarios.
10.1.
Service
The product warranty (see page 123) outlines our responsibility for defective products. Before returning a
product for repair or replacement (our choice), call our Customer Service department using the following
telephone number:
(866) 262-8917
Our Customer Service Representative will give you further instructions regarding the return of your product.
Use the original shipping carton or a new one obtained from Crown Broadcast. Place shipping spacers
between the slide-out power amplifier assembly and the back panel. Please fill out the Factory Service
Instructions sheet (page 122) and include it with your returned product.
10.2. 24–Hour Support
In most instances, what you need to know about your product can be found in this manual. There are times
when you may need more in-depth information or even emergency-type information. We provide 24–hour
technical assistance on your product via a toll telephone call. For emergency help or detailed technical
assistance, call
(866) 262-8917
You may be required to leave a message at this number but your call will be returned promptly from our oncall technician.
10.3. Spare Parts
To obtain spare parts, call Crown Broadcast Sales at the following number.
(866) 262-8972
Or
(574) 262-8900
You may also write to the following address:
International Radio & Electronics Corporation
25166 Leer Drive
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.A. 46514-5425
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10.4.
Factory Service Instructions
To obtain factory service, complete the bottom half of this page, include it with the unit, and ship to:
International Radio & Electronics Corporation
25166 Leer Drive
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.A. 46514-5425
For units in warranty (within 3 years of purchase from any authorized Crown Dealer). We pay for ground
UPS shipments from anywhere in the continental U.S. and Federal Express Second Day service from Hawaii
and Alaska to the factory and back to you. Expedited service/shipment is available for an additional charge.
You may forward your receipt for shipping charges which we will reimburse. We do not cover any charges for
shipping outside the U.S. or any of the expenses involved in clearing customs.
If you have any questions about your Crown Broadcast product, please contact Crown Broadcast
Customer Service at: Telephone: (866) 262-8917 or (866) 262-8972 or (574) 262-8900
or via Fax: (866) 262-8909
Company:
Name:
Shipping Address:
Phone Number:
Model:
Fax:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Nature of the Problem
(Describe the conditions that existed when the problem occurred and what attempts were made to correct it.)
Other equipment in your system:
____________________________________________________________________
If warranty has expired, payment will be: __Cash/Check
__VISA
__MasterCard
__Please Quote before servicing
Card Number: _________________Exp. Date:___________________
Signature:______________________________
Return Shipment Preference if other than UPS Ground:
__Expedite Shipment
__Other
PLEASE ENCLOSE THIS DOCUMENT WITH UNIT — DO NOT MAIL SEPARATELY
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11. CROWN BROADCAST THREE YEAR LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY
Summary Of Warranty
Crown Broadcast IREC warrants its broadcast products to the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of a NEW Crown
Broadcast product for a period of three (3) years after shipment from Crown Broadcast. All products are
warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship and meet or exceed all specifications
published by Crown Broadcast. Product nameplate with serial number must be intact and not altered in any
way. This warranty is non - transferable. This warranty in its entirety is the only warranty offered by Crown
Broadcast. No other warranties, expressed or implied, will be enforceable.
Exclusions
Crown Broadcast will not warranty the product due to misuse, accident, neglect and improper installation or
operation. Proper installation included A/C line surge suppression, lightning protection and proper grounding
of the entire transmitter, and any other recommendations designated in the Instruction manual. This warranty
does not extend to any other products other than those designed and manufactured by Crown Broadcast or
it authorized OEM. This warranty does not cover any damage to any accessory such as loads, transmission
line or antennas resulting from the use or failure of a Crown Broadcast transmitter. Warranty does not cover
any loss of revenue resulting from any failure of a Crown Broadcast product, act of God, or natural disaster.
Procedure for Obtaining Warranty Service
Crown Broadcast will repair or service, at our discretion, any product failure as a result of normal intended
use. Warranty repair can only be performed at our plant facility in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, or at a factory
authorized service depot. Expenses in remedying the defect will be borne by Crown Broadcast, including
two-way ground transportation cost within the continental United States. Prior to returning any product or
component to Crown Broadcast for warranty work or repair, a Return Authorization (RA) number must be
obtained from the Crown Broadcast Customer Service Department. Product must be returned in the original
factory pack or equivalent. Original factory packing materials may be obtained at a nominal charge by
contacting Crown Broadcast Customer Service. Resolution of the defective product will be made within a
reasonable time from the date of receipt of the defective product.
Warranty Alterations
No person has the authority to enlarge, amend, or modify this warranty, in whole or in part. This warranty is
not extended by the length of time for which the owner was deprived the use of the product. Repairs and
replacement parts that are provided under the terms of this warranty shall carry only the unexpired portion of
the warranty.
Product Design Changes
Crown Broadcast reserves the right to change the design and manufacture of any product at any time
without notice and without obligation to make corresponding changes in products previously manufactured.
Legal Remedies of Purchaser
This written warranty is given in lieu of any oral or implied warranties not covered herein. Crown Broadcast
disclaims all implied warranties including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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APPENDIX A: SOFTWARE OPTION MANAGEMENT
A set of options is available for Crown Broadcast FME transmitters. Contact your Crown Broadcast dealer if
you wish to install one of them after the initial transmitter purchase.
You will need to retrieve the software activation key from the transmitter and forward to your Crown
Broadcast contact. From this activation key a new key will be created which will enable the desired option.
The last step will be to send it to the transmitter.
This activation process can be done using the front panel, the PC application or serial commands. Follow the
selected procedure as described below.
A.1. Using the front panel application
Display the License menu, only visible in Expert mode (first
switch to Expert mode if necessary).
Press the “Enter” button and write down the transmitter’s
serial number.
Press the “+” key until you see this screen.
Press the “Enter” button to access the Enable License submenu and then press “Enter” again to generate the key for
your transmitter.
Send the serial number and the key to Crown Broadcast.
A new key will be returned to you.
To enter the new key, access the License menu then
access the Enable License screen. The ‘Pending’ state
indicates the transmitter awaits a new key.
9 8 . 0 0 M H z
1 0 0 W
-> L I C E N S E >
1
S E R I A L
N U M B E R
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
1
E N A B L E
L I C .
-> N E W >
2
1
G E N E R A T E
-> G O
K E Y
E N A B L E
L I C .
-> P E N D I N G
Once you have received the new key, press the “Enter”
button to display this screen and press Enter again to
switch to edit mode.
Using the “+” and “–” keys, adjust the value for each digit,
press “Enter” to go to the next digit.
2
E N T E R
K E Y
-> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Press the “+” key until you see the Go To screen and select
‘License’ to return to the previous level of menus.
1
G O
T O
-> L I C E N S E
-> A D D .
Press the “+” key to access the Current License screen.
The new license should now be part of the list.
1 C U R R E N T
L I C E N C E
-> R D S
B A S I C , P L A Y E
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A.2. Using the PC application
License management is only available with Engi version 1.1.1 (or more recent).
Connect to the transmitter with the Engi application, either with
a direct connection or via the network (see section 7) and
display the Tools/License Manager menu.
Click the ‘Request an Activation Key’ button: a
value is generated by the transmitter and
copied into the clipboard.
Send this key to Crown Broadcast.
A new key will be returned to you.
Once you have received the new key, display the License
Manager again and click on the ‘Set Activation Key’ button. Copy
the new key into this window and click the ‘OK’ button to enable
the license.
The new option is now enabled.
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A.3. Using serial commands
Connect a PC to the front panel serial port as described in section 6.
Send the command:
SYS.KEY.ADD
The return value will have the following format: serial_number-key1.
Send this key to Crown Broadcast.
A new key will be returned to you (serial_number-key2).
Once you have received the new key, send the command:
SYS.KEY.ADD= serial_number-key2
The unit will return:
$OPTION ACTIVATED
If the key is not recognized, the unit will return:
WRONG KEY
In that case you will need to contact Crown Broadcast.
You can check the current options by sending the command:
SYS.OPT.LIST
The unit will return the list of enabled options, including the new one.
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APPENDIX B: ADJUSTING THE IMPEDANCE OF ANALOG INPUTS
Default impedance of analog inputs is high.
It can be set to 600  by jumpers.
Before setting the jumpers, make sure that all cables are disconnected. Remove all the screws securing the
cover.
J2
J1
Jumper position on a type II carte board:
J2
J1
High
impedance






600 






Jumper position on a type I carte board (previous model):
J2
J1
High
impedance






600 






J2
J1
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APPENDIX C: MAINTENANCE
To order spare parts, please contact your Crown Broadcast dealer.
C.1. Changing the fuses

If you need to change the fuses, make sure the surge protector has not been damaged (see section
C3).
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W:
Fuses are located in the power socket on the rear panel. Open the trap to remove them.
Crown Broadcast FME 1500 W / 2000 W:
On the rear panel, the switch can have three positions :
1
The transmitter is on.
0
The transmitter is off.
The circuit has been cut off. Turn off the module (position 0) and turn it on again
(position 1) to reset it.
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C.2. Changing the fan
Fan reference: SP01309
Fans should be changed every 3 years.

Turn off the module needing a new fan and pull it out of the cabinet.

Unscrew all lid screws and remove the lid.
Fan block

Unscrew the screws that keep the fan in place: 1 on the side and 2 under the frame.

Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the control board.

Pull out the fan block.

Remove the fan from its frame by gently pulling the 4
rubber legs.

Insert the legs of the new fan using pliers. Make sure the
cable does not get stuck.

Place the fan block back in the frame.

Screw it back with 2 screws under the frame and one on
the side.

Connect the fan cable on the FAN1 connector of the
control board.

Screw the lid back in place.
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C.3. Changing the surge protector
To check whether the surge protector is damaged, remove the top cover. If the surge protector indicator
LED is on, it is ok. If the LED is off, the surge protector needs to be replaced.
The surge protector is located between the power supply bloc and the mains filter.
Crown Broadcast FME 350 W / 750 W / 1000 W:
1. Disconnect the unit.
2. Unscrew the top cover and remove it.
3. Using pliers, remove the metal washers that keep the surge
protector in place on the rivets and unscrew the cables
connecting it to the power bloc, to the mains filter and to the
ground.
Neutral (Blue) « N » &
Phase (Brown) « L »
connects to power
1. Replace the old surge protector with the new one.
2. Connect the 5 wires of the terminal as shown.
3. Snap the washers on the rivets to secure the
surge protector in the chassis.
4. Set the cover back in place.
Earth/Ground(Yellow/
Green)
Neutral(Blue) « N » &
Phase (Brown) « L »
From the filter area
Alimentation
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APPENDIX D: TROUBLESHOOTING
D.1. Calibration
!
Your transmitter is calibrated at the factory and
should not need to be recalibrated.
In case it become misadjusted, first contact Crown
Broadcast’s technical support department. They
may advise you to recalibrate the unit, in which
case you will be sent the calibration file.
Connect your module to a PC to be able to use the PC
application (see section 7). Once connected launch the
application and:

Open the Calibration
Tool/Calibration menu.

Click the “Load” button and select the .cal
calibration file supplied by Crown Broadcast.

Click the “Set” button to load the calibration file into
the unit.
window
using
the
D.2. Complete Reset of the Crown Broadcast FME
!
The reset procedure erases you whole configuration; however the calibration is kept.
Connect a PC to the front panel serial port as described in section 6.
Send the command:
SYS.RAZ=RAZ
After the module has restarted, on the front panel:



Enter the transmitter’s nominal power
(example 750 for a Crown Broadcast FME
750 W).
Set the CAN Id to 00.
Exit the Init Config menu to return to
standard menus.
T X
P C A P
-> 7 5 0
I D
C A N
-> 0 0
I N I T
C O N F I G
E X I T
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