|CalAmp Viper SC+ Wireless Radio Modem Experiments|
|Using Viper SC+ Wireless Data Radios for Amateur Radio|
Designed for the energy and utility segment as well as the water or wastewater industries, the CalAmp Viper SC+ is an intelligent, point-to-multipoint bridge or router for licensed narrowband spectrum holders. The ruggedized Viper SC+ reliably delivers faster data speeds to support telemetry and SCADA applications in bandwidths ranging from 6.25 kHz to 100 kHz. Flexible for long-distance applications, this software-programmable router is fast, secure and intelligent.
Four times as fast as devices in its category, the Viper SC+ offers 256 kbps in 100 kHz channels, providing increased throughput for reliable, remote business-critical communications. The Viper SC+ boasts multispeed operation, which allows each Viper SC+ to communicate to a Viper SC+ Base Station at the fastest speed supported by a given signal strength. The result is a network where each RF link is optimized for performance and reliability.
Featuring advanced QoS, the Viper SC+ allocates guaranteed RF bandwidth to critical, high-priority user-defned applications. Able to support multiple applications simultaneously, the Viper SC+ also boasts data prioritization for the ultimate in router intelligence. The Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) routing capability of the Viper SC+ improves scalability, security and traffic-flow management of the data transmitted and permits a greater number of remote device connections. Versatile and scalable for the future, the Viper SC+ can be used as an IP router, terminal server, Ethernet bridge, access point, or remote site.
Viper SC+ can be managed via an intuitive webpage, SNMP, or Telnet enabling remote management for every application. Viper's device managment capabilities allow administrators to set-up and view device information, confgure network parameters and deploy unit upgrades from any location. These remote management tools reduce the time and cost of maintaining network infrastructure while improving workforce effciency for managing and monitoring industrial equipment in the field.
(Viper SC+ 200, 900 are the only models with 100 kHz channel capability.)
Viper SC+ Specifications
Connectors/Interface Ethernet: VHF/UHF: 10 Base-T Auto-MDIX RJ-45 200/900: 10/100 Base-T Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Serial COM 1, COM 2: RS-232 (DE-9F) Antenna: TNC Female (TX/RX) SMA Female (RX) - Dual-port models only Mechanical Dimensions: 5.50" Width x 2.125" Height x 4.25" Depth Weight: 2.4 lbs Power TX Current: 1W: 1.4A @ 10V; 0.8A @ 20V; 0.6A @ 30V 8/10W: 3.8A @ 10V; 2.0A @ 20V; 1.4A @ 30V RX Current: 600 mA @ 10V; 300 mA @ 20V; 225 mA @ 30V Primary Power: 10-30 VDC Frequency Bands Frequency Channel Bandwidth VHF: 136-174 MHz 6.25/12.5/25/50 kHz 200: 215-240 MHz 6.25/12.5/25/50/100 kHz UHF: 406.1-512 MHz 6.25/12.5/25/50 kHz 900 (NPCS): 880-902 MHz 12.5/25/50/100 kHz 900 (NPCS, MAS): 928-960 MHz 12.5/25/50/100 kHz Modes of Operation: Simplex, Half-Duplex Modulation: 2FSK, 4FSK, 8FSK, 16FSK Transmitter Frequency Stability: 1.0 ppm Carrier Output Power: 1-10 Watts (VHF/UHF/200), 1-8 Watts (900 & MAS) Duty Cycle: 100% (Power Foldback for High Temps) Output Impedence: 50 ohms Receiver VHF/200, UHF/900 BER @ 1x10-6 6.25 kHz: -115 dBm @ 4 kbps; -106 dBm @ 8 kbps; -100 dBm @ 12 kbps 12.50 kHz: -116 dBm @ 8 kbps; -109 dBm @ 16 kbps; -102 dBm @ 24 kbps; -95 dBm @ 32 kbps 25.00 kHz: -114 dBm @ 16 kbps; -106 dBm @ 32 kbps; -100 dBm @ 48 kbps; -92 dBm @ 64 kbps 50.00 kHz: -111 dBm @ 32 kbps; -104 dBm @ 64 kbps; -97 dBm @ 96 kbps; -88 dBm @ 128 kbps 100.00 kHz: -103 dBm @ 64 kbps; -96 dBm @ 128 kpbs; -89 dBm @ 192 kbps; -80 dBm @ 256 kbps (200 Only) 900+ MAS BER @ 1x10-6 12.5 kHz: -112 dBm @ 8 kbps; -106 dBm @ 16 kbps; -99 dBm @ 24 kbps; -90 dBm @ 32 kbps 25.0 kHz: -111 dBm @ 16 kbps; -104 dBm @ 32 kbps; -97 dBm @ 48 kbps; -89 dBm @ 64 kbps 50.0 kHz: -108 dBm @ 32 kbps; -101 dBm @ 64 kbps; -94 dBm @ 96 kbps; -85 dBm @ 128 kbps 100.0 kHz: -100 dBm @ 64 kbps; -93 dBm @ 128 kbps; -86 dBm @ 192 kbps; -77 dBm @ 256 kbps Adjacent Channel VHF/200, UHF/900: 60 dB @ 12.5 kHz; 70 dB @ 25 kHz; 75 dB @ 50 kHz; 75 dB @ 100 kHz 900 (MAS + NPCS): 55 dB @ 12.5 kHz; 65 dB @ 25 kHz; 70 dB @ 50 kHz; 70 dB @ 100 kHz Security VLAN, AES-128, VPN with AES-128/192/256, RADIUS, Designed to meet FIPS 140-2 LEDs Power, Status, Ethernet Activity, Ethernet Link, Receive/Transmit
FCC General Information
The following report has been generated for FCC Certification of Dataradio COR Ltd Model 140-5018-500, VHF Transceiver. Unless otherwise noted, all of the measurements were conducted following the procedures set forth in the TIA/EIA-603-B standards. Trade Name: ViPR Model Number: 140-5018-500 Manufacturer: Dataradio COR Ltd, Waseca, MN 56093 FCC ID Number: FCC ID: NP4-5018-500 FCC Rules and Regulations: FCC Part 90 Frequency Range: 136-174 MHz Serial Number (s): FEP3 #27, FEP3 #26 Transmitter: Type of Emissions: 3K30F1D 3K55F1D 8K20F1D 8K30F1D 16K5F1D 16K8F1D Maximum Power Ratings: 12 Watts Number of Channels: 32 Input Impedance: 50 Ohms, Nominal Voltage Requirement: 10-30 Vdc
DC Power Connector
The Viper SC+ is supplied with a right-angle (4-pin, 3.5 mm pitch) power connector (10-30 VDC). The table below shows the pin-out of the power connector.
Note: The white Enable power management line must be tied to the red Positive lead of the connector for the Viper to function. If no power is applied to this pin, the Viper is in sleep mode.
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Contact No. (Left-to-Right) Color Description 4 - Fan Power Output (5V) 3 Black Ground 2 Red Positive (10-30 VDC) 1 White Enable to Power Management
The LED panel has five tri-color LEDs. The functionality of each LED is shown below.
LED Color Definition POWER Green (Solid) Viper SC+ ready, normal operations - Green (Blinking) Upgrade in progress - Red Viper SC+ hardware fault STATUS Green (Solid) Viper SC+ no faults, normal operations - Green (Blinking) Viper SC+ scanning for neighbors - Red Viper SC+ has a fault condition; check unit status - Amber (Solid or Blinking) Viper SC+ detects high background noise ACT Green (Blinking) Ethernet activity detected on PHY link (RJ-45/LAN) - Off No Ethernet activity on PHY link (RJ-45/LAN) LNK Amber Ethernet connection established, 100 Mbps (RJ-45/LAN) - Green Ethernet connection established, 10 Mbps (RJ-45/LAN) - Off No Ethernet connection (RJ-45/LAN) Rx/Tx Green Receiving data - Red Transmitting data
CalAmp Viper SC+ Series
The Viper SC+ is available in various models. Each is available with a range of features, kits, and accessories. Refer to the following table for product availability and part numbers for ordering.
The model numbers appear to hold-over from the Dataradio series radios.
Key to abbreviations: BW = bandwidth, BS = Base Station, Std. = Standard, Rdnt. = Redundant, 2RFP = Dual RF Port.
Model Number Frequency Range Description 140-5018-502 136-174 MHz Viper SC+ 136-174 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5018-503 136-174 MHz Viper SC+ 136-174 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5118-502 136-174 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 136-174 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5318-502 136-174 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 136-174 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5318-503 136-174 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 136-174 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW2 RFP 140-5028-504 215-240 MHz Viper SC+ 215-240 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5028-505 215-240 MHz Viper SC+ 215-240 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5128-504 215-240 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 215-240 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5328-504 215-240 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 215-240 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5328-505 215-240 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 215-240 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5048-302 406.1-470 MHz Viper SC+ 406.1-470 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5048-303 406.1-470 MHz Viper SC+ 406.1-470 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5148-302 406.1-470 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 406.1-470 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5348-302 406.1-470 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 406.1-470 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5348-303 406.1-470 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 406.1-470 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5048-502 450-512 MHz Viper SC+ 450-512 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5048-503 450-512 MHz Viper SC+ 450-512 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5148-502 450-512 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 450-512 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5348-502 450-512 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 450-512 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 140-5348-505 450-512 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 450-512 MHz / 6.25-50 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5098-304 880-902 MHz Viper SC+ 880-902 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5098-305 880-902 MHz Viper SC+ 880-902 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5198-304 880-902 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 880-902 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5398-304 880-902 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 880-902 MHz / 6.25-5100 kHz BW 140-5398-305 880-902 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 880-902 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5098-504 928-960 MHz Viper SC+ 928-960 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5098-505 928 960 MHz Viper SC+ 928-960 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP 140-5198-504 928-960 MHz Viper SC+ Std. BS 928-960 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5398-504 928-960 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 928-960 MHz / 6.25-100 kHz BW 140-5398-505 928-960 MHz Viper SC+ Rdnt. BS 928-960 MHz /6.25-100 kHz BW 2RFP
Notes & Links
- CalAmp Viper SC+: Intelligent IP Routers for Licensed Spectrum - User Manual Part Number: 001-5008-000 Rev. G (August 2017) (7.3M PDF)
- CalAmp Viper SC+: Intelligent IP Routers for Licensed Spectrum - User Manual Part Number: 001-5008-000 Rev. 11 (August 2011) (5.7M PDF)
- CalAmp Viper-100/Viper-200/Viper-400/Viper-900 Narrowband IP Router - User Manual Part Number: 001-5008-000 Rev. 8 (June 2010) (4.7M PDF)
- Dataradio ViPR Wireless Radio Modem - User Manual Preliminary (April 2007) (945k PDF)
- Dataradio ViPR Narrowband IP Modem/Router - User Manual Part Number: 001-5008-000 Rev. 5 (July 2009) (3.3M PDF)
- CalAmp Guardian Serial Radio Modem - User Manual Part Number: 001-5006-000 Rev. A (October 2014) (3.0M PDF)
- Dataradio Integra-TR Technical Manual Part Number: 001-4008-101/102 Rev. 5 (June 2001) (3.3M PDF)
CalAmp Integra-TR Wireless Modem for Licensed Spectrum - User Manual Part Number: 001-4008-100 Rev. 6 (February 2013) (1.7M PDF)
- Integra-TR Field Programming Software Version 7.01.00 (April 2012) (4.7M ZIP)
CalAmp JSLM2 Synthesized Analog Radio - User Manual Part Number: 001-2100-XXX Rev. 000 (May 2006) (1.9M PDF) CalAmp Viper SC+ Base Station: Digital Infrastructure for Viper SC+ Series - User Manual Part Number: 001-5100-000 Rev. B (February 2014) (2.9M PDF) CalCamp Viper SC+ Command Line Interface (CLI) and Script Reference Manual Part Number: 009-5008-202 Rev. F (June 2014) (1M PDF) FCC Form 731 for the Viper VHF Radio Modem FCC Part 90 Certification Applications for FCC ID: NP4-5098-502 (890k PDF) FCC Form 731 for the Viper VHF Radio Modem FCC Part 90 Certification Applications for FCC ID: NP4-5018-500 (1.4M PDF) CalAmp Viper SC+ Internal Photos - 1 (3.7M PDF) CalAmp Viper SC+ Internal Photos - 2 (3.7M PDF) CalAmp Viper SC+ Internal Photos - 3 (3.0M PDF) CalAmp Viper SC+ Internal Photos - 4 (1.3M PDF)
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