12-38-0000 VHF/UHF Transceiver
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12-38-0000 VHF/UHF Transceiver

The 12-38 VHF/UHF Transceiver is capable of accurate control and telemetry over long distances.


The 12-38-0000 transceiver is capable of accurate control and telemetry over long distances. Designed to be used in hostile environments it can withstand temperature extremes as well as being resilient to electrical noise often found in industrial plants.

The transceiver, along with its integrated input/output interface, is designed for the control and telemetry of industrial machines with high accuracy and speed.

The on-board SD card is used to store the configuration of the unit for easy swap-out, and can be also store log and audio wave files. The unit could be made to respond to an event by seizing a radio channel and broadcasting the wave file audio. Anyone carrying a radio transceiver could receive the message.

The 12-38-0000 is a 5 watt analogue transceiver with POCSAG capability for both transmitting and receiving and comes in two variants, a VHF (136-174 MHz) or UHF (440-470 MHz). All parameters are programmable such as frequency, power output, deviation, POCSAG data transmission, etc..

The USB port, or the RS232 serial port, can be used to initiate paging transmissions using the SALCOM proprietary protocol, Paging Entry Protocol (PET) or Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) PG1 protocol.


Technical Specification

12-38-0000 VHF/UHF Transceiver
Frequency Range 136 - 174MHz - VHF (Model No. 12-38-0150)
440 - 470MHz - UHF (Model No. 12-38-0450)
Frequency Selection User configurable
Power Supply +13.8V typical (11 to 15 VDC range)
Power Consumption Standby: 140mA
Transmit: 1.2A @ 5W
Transmit Power 5W, 4W, 2W, 1W, 500mW, 250mW
Channel Spacing 6.25kHz, 12.5kHz, 25kHz
Modulation FSK with NRZ Data
True FM for Audio
Deviation ±2.25kHz or ±4.5kHz
Transmit Duty Cycle Up to 100%
Receiver Sensitivity -119dBm for 12 dB SINAD
Audio Modes Analogue FM transmission and reception
Audio Conditioning 300Hz to 3kHz passband software defined pre-emphasis DTMF and CTCSS (<300Hz)
Muting Software defined muting level
Baud Rates 512, 1200
Will not operate with 1200 baud rate pagers
Message Format POCSAG
Configuration Application Salcom Configuration Tool
Programming Cable 12-45-0000 (RJ12 to DB9)
Can be used with a USB to RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter Cable
Serial Port 9600 , N, 8, 1; RS232
Serial Protocols Salcom
Discrete Inputs 3 (Ground activated)
Discrete Outputs 2 (Open collector)
Other I/O PTT; Busy; Mic/AV In; Mic/AV Out; +5V
Connectors Serial Port (RS232) = RJ12 (6P6C)
Serial Port / Flash Drive = mini USB
Input / Outputs = RJ45  (8C)
Power Connector 2-way plug & socket, screw connections (supplied)
RF Connector 50Ω BNC
Environmental Protection Not suitable for outdoor use and should be protected from adverse environmental conditions
Operating Temperature -10ºC to +60ºC (+14ºF to +140ºF)

Power LED (Green)

   - Slow Flashing = Normal Operation

   - Rapid Flashing = USB Connected
Status LED (Red)

   - On = Transmitting

   - Flashing = Error Condition
Weight 318g
Enclosure Dimensions 100mm x 130mm x 30mm (WxDxH)
Enclosure Material Extruded aluminium
Colour Matt black
Type Approvals   AS/NZS 4295: 2004 (RF)
AS/NZS 4769.1:2000 + Amendment 1:2002 (RF)


Product Brochure 12-38-0000 Product Brochure
User Manual 12-38 Product Manual
Configuration Tool Salcom Configuration Tool

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