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MCL MT2500 200W X-Band Antenna Mount Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

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  • Compact Weather-resistant Package
  • Extensive Diagnostic Capability
  • Auto Power Control and Status
  • Event Log


Frequency Range (Fo) (Standard) 7.9 - 8.4 GHz
Output Power (min.)
Tube Output Flange 200 W (53.0 dBm)
HPA Rated Output 175 W (52.4 dBm)
Gain (without BUC)
Large Signal (min.) 45 dB
Small Signal Gain (SSG) (min.) 50 dB
SSG with optional SSA (min.) 76 dB
Attenuation Range with optional SSA 30 dB
Input Frequency (MHz) 7.9 - 8.4 GHz
Maximum SSG Variation Over:
Narrow Band 1.0 dB/80 MHz
Full Band 2.5 dB/500 MHz
Slope, Max ±0.04 dB/MHz
Gain Stability 0.25 dB
Stability, -40 to +50°C ±1.0 dB typ. (±2.0 dB w/optional Linearizer)
Stability, Any 10°c Max. ±0.75 dB
Input VSWR 1.30:1 max. with respect to 50 ohms
Input VSWR (with BUC) 1.35:1 max. with respect to 50 ohms
Output VSWR 1.25:1 max. with respect to 50 Ohms
Load VSWR 2.0:1 without damage
AM/PM Conversion (6 dB Below Rated Power) 2.5°/dB
Residual AM Noise, Max

    to 10 kHz

    10 - 500 kHz

    Above 500 kHz

-50 dBc

-20 (1.5 + Log f kHz) dBc
Above 500 kHz -85 dBc
Harmonic Output, Max -60 dBc
Noise & Spurious, Max

    Receive Band (Standard)

    Transmit Band (Fo)
Phase Noise 10 dB below IESS Phase Noise Profile (4 dB below w/BUC)
AC Fundamental -50 dBc
Sum Of All Spurs -47 dBc (-41 dB with BUC)
RF Connectors
Input Type N, female
Output (Waveguide Flange) CPR-112G
Installed Weight 33 lbs. (15 kg) (Depending on Options)
Cooling Forced air, 2.0" clearance required
Acoustic Noise <68 dBA max. at 1 meter
Nominal Dimensions 9.67" x 9.34" x 18.54"
Air Flow 72 CFM
Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C (derated 1.9°C per 1,000 ft. above sea level)
Non-Operating Temperature -40°C to +70°C
Relative Humidity 100% Condensing
Operating Altitude 10,000 ft. above sea level (3,048 m)
Non-Operating Altitude 50,000 ft. above sea level (15,240 m)
Vibration MIL-STD-810E, Method 514.4
Shock 10g, 11ms half sine

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