Model: RT-5000

Cobham - Flexcomm II Transceiver
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RT-5000
FEATURES
  • AM/FM Multi-band transceiver
  • Part of Flexcomm Tactical Communication System
  • Total communications capability, complete multi-band solution for flying in rigorous and dynamic para-public environment
  • Can take the place of 6 transceivers
  • With the addition of the C-5000 or CD-5000 controller, and antenna, the communication system enables users to talk to all law enforcement, military, medical, marine, SAR and public service frequencies (see frequency table below) 
  • 29.7-960 MHz main (optional 29.7-960 MHz guard)
  • Second "guard" can be added to monitor an additional frequency
  • Guard receiver is fully synthesized & covers the same frequencies as the main receiver
  • Trunking, Encryption & Interagency Interoperability
  • 10 watts FM/15 watts AM (nominal) transmit power
  • 1.25 kHz tuning
  • 12.5 / 25 / 35 / 70 kHz IF bandwidths
  • DF interface
  • RT is controlled by the C-5000/CD-5000 control head via a proprietary serial tuning bus
  • CTCSS/DCS tone squelch
  • FAA PMA Certified
  • Several antenna choices available
  • P-25 Model Available
  • New versions of the RT-5000 transceiver can perform P-25 digital modulation in addition to Motorola trunking
  • Up to 2 modules covering the VHF, UHF and 800 MHz trunking bands can be incorporated
  • Numerous encryption algorithms have been built in that give optimum performance of the AES, DES, DVP, DVI and OTAR algorithms
  • All new options are available as an upgrade for previous models

 

FREQUENCIES
vhf fm lo-band: 29.7-88 MHz
vhf AM (aircraft navigation): 108-116 MHz (receive only)
military am: 118-156 MHz
vhf fm hi-band: 138-174 MHz
military fm: 220-225 MHz
military am: 225-400 MHz
uhf fm: 403-512 MHz
uhf fm: 512-806 MHz
uhf fm: 806-960 MHz

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage Requirements: 27.5 Vdc ± 20% Channeling: 12.5/20/25/30/50 kHz
Current Requirements: Receive: 2.5 A Transmit: 10.0 A max Tunability: 1.25 kHz steps
Weight: 15.8 to 19 lbs Temperature: -22°F to 140°F
Frequency Range: 29.7 - 400 MHz (AM) 29.7 - 960 MHz (FM Options: Synthesized guard (29.7-960 MHz); 30-50 MHz single channel guard; 137-174 MHz single channel guard; 406-512 MHz single channel guard
Part NumberMulti-band Transceiver Description:
400-015525-0101 No Guard
400-015525-0201 w/Crystal Guard, 30-50 MHz
400-015525-0301 w/Crystal Guard, 138-174 MHz
400-015525-0401 w/Crystal Guard, 406-512 MHz
400-015525-0501 w/Synthesized Guard, 29.7-960 MHz
400-015525-0611 Transceiver
400-015525-5011 P-25, FM2a: VHF 136-174, FM2b: UHF 764-870, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5111 P-25, FM2a: VHF 136-174, FM2b: UHF 380-470, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5211 P-25, FM2a: VHF 136-174, FM2b: UHF 450-520, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5311 P-25, FM2a: UHF 764-870, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5411 P-25, FM2a: UHF 380-470, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5511 P-25, FM2a: UHF 450-520, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-5611 P-25, FM2a: VHF 136-174, Multikey Encryption
400-015525-8211 P-25, FM1a: Marine Band SAR Guard Receiver, FM2b: UHF 380-470, Multikey Encryption

 

400-015525-0101
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ
CALL OR RFQ SV OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-0301
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-0401
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-0501
- Flexcomm II Transceiver

NSN: 5821-01-474-2550

Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-2611
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5011
- Flexcomm II Transceiver

NSN: 5821-01-629-6382

Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5111
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
$61,000.00 NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5211
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5511
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5711
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5811
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-5911
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-6011
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-6111
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-6111-P1-32-000-0-N
- Wideband Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

400-015525-8211
- Flexcomm II Transceiver
Price Condition Delivery
$60,750.00 NEW OUTRIGHT RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

Click on a question below to see the answer. If you have a question about this model that is not answered below, please contact questions@seaerospace.com

Southeast Aerospace recommends either the RA Miller AT-1108/ARC or Sensor Systems S65-8282-34 antenna for aircraft with both VHF and UHF band radios.

If you are adding a UHF radio such as the Bendix/King KTR-909 to an aircraft already fitted with a VHF radio and wish to keep that VHF radio installed, then the RAMI AT-1108/ARC is recommended to replace the existing VHF antenna. The AT-1108/ARC includes separate coax connections for the VHF and UHF antenna lines.

If you are adding radio that covers both the VHF and UHF bands such as the Cobham (Wulfsberg) RT-5000 Flexcomm, then the Sensor Systems S65-8282-34 is recommended due to its single coax connector design.

AT-1108/ARC AT-1108/ARC Footprint S65-8282-34 S65-8282-34 Footprint

The CD-5000 control is a simple, smaller design that is used for the Basic models of RT-5000 (P/N 400-015525-0101/-0501 only). The CD-5000 is Pilot ready with basic flip flop operation and requires less training than the C-5000. The CD-5000 is limited in only controlling 1 RT-5000 and does not support room for growth or upgrade abilities.
 


On the other hand, the C-5000 is meant to be a RT-5000 and system controller, and is compatible with all RT-5000 models. The C-5000 is a larger design and operation is more involved, requiring Pilot training before use. In addition to more capabilities and functions, such as Relay, Repeat & Simulcast, the C-5000 can also control 2 RT-5000s from a single point.

Simply put, if you are looking for basic functions, while only using 1 RT-5000, the CD-5000 is more than adequate for your needs. You can find more detailed information on these systems on their SEA product pages: CD-5000 / C-5000.

Due to the lack of availability and high price of the Collins ARC-182 tactical radios, Southeast Aerospace recommends the more available, capable, and cost effective Cobham Flexcomm II RT-5000 as a more ideal solution for tactical radio requirements. Paired with the compact CD-5000, the RT-5000 offers radio communications in the range of 29.7-960 MHz depending on the antenna configuration. The CD-5000 is straightforward and easy to use.

Guard is a term used to describe a special option on tactical radios. This special option is a dual monitoring system that continually monitors emergency channels (either a preset or selected channel, depending on unit options) for broadcasts, while still receiving on the main receiver. The radio will annunciate a notice when there is a broadcast on the emergency channel. Annunciation type depends on the particular unit and set up options.

This feature is particularly useful for search and rescue mission aircraft.

For more information on SEA offered products with a "guard" feature, click here.

The RT-5000 system frequency range is 29.7 - 400 MHz (AM), 29.7 - 960 MHz (FM). However to use the maximum frequency range, you must have an appropriate antenna for the system. The antenna used with the system determines the possible frequency range of the RT-5000.

Antennas such as the AT-550, AT-560 and AT-5000, coupled with the appropriate tuner, will reach the full span of the frequencies offered by the RT-5000. The downside of purchasing an antenna for the full frequency range is the high cost involved; an antenna system such as the ones mentioned above, cost as much as $10,000 new condition. Otherwise it is recommended that you purchase and install antenna(s) designed for your desired frequency range.