Satélite / TX326
TX326 Transmisor para satélite Meteosat
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El TX326 es un transmisor satélite que utiliza el sistema de satélites Meteosat para proporcionar comunicaciones unidireccionales desde una plataforma de recolección de datos (DCP) a una estación receptora.

Meteosat es un sistema de satélites meteorológicos geoestacionarios operados por EUMETSAT (Organización Europea para la Explotación de Satélites Meteorológicos). Los satélites geoestacionarios tienen órbitas que coinciden con la rotación de la Tierra, lo que permite que cada satélite permanezca por encima de una región específica. EUMETSAT es una organización intergubernamental creada a través de una convención internacional de países europeos.

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Ventajas y características

  • EUROSAT SRDCP and HRDCP certified
  • Compatible with Meteosat satellite data collection system
  • Easy integration with Campbell Scientific data loggers
  • Field tested and proven track record of reliability
  • Embedded GPS receiver for stabilized internal time keeping and transmit frequency for long service intervals
  • Low standby current consumption for battery-powered systems at remote DCP installation sites
  • Quick assessment of radio health via monitoring of diagnostic data from the radio


Coverage of the Meteosat-11 and Meteosat-8 satellites

Descripción detallada

The TX326 transmitter uses the Meteosat satellite system to provide one-way communications from a data collection platform (DCP) to a receiving station. Supported transmission rates are 100 (SRDCP) and 1200 (HRDCP) bps. This transmitter is used with our CR300, CR310, CR1000X, and CR6 dataloggers, as well as with our GRANITE measurement and control data-acquisition systems.

Because clock accuracy is critically important for Meteosat satellite telemetry, the TX326 includes an embedded GPS receiver. The GPS receiver automatically corrects for clock and oscillator drift, allowing for longer intervals between service visits.

Detailed diagnostic information about the radio is also available for the field technician and various diagnostic uses. These diagnostic parameters include the following:

  • Latitude and longitude using the built-in GPS
  • Current battery voltage
  • Current temperature
  • Battery voltage before last transmission
  • Temperature before last transmission
  • Battery voltage during last transmission
  • Altitude of last GPS position
  • Time of last GPS position
  • Number of GPS fix misses
  • Time of last missed GPS fix
  • GPS receiver health and status
  • Failsafe tripped indication
  • Duration of last transmission
  • Forward power of last transmission
  • Reflect power on last transmission
  • VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) last transmission results
  • Current transmission state


Transmissions Supported
  • Self-Timed (Scheduled)
  • Alarm (Random)
Data Format
  • ASCII data with restrictions
  • ASCII data
  • Binary data
  • Pseudo binary (1200 baud only)
  • Meteosat alert message
Transmit RF Out Connector Type N jack
Radio Module OmniSAT-3
Operating Temperature Range -40° to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range -55° to +75°C
EUMETSAT DCP Radio Certification (2013-003)
  • EUMETSAT 2013-003-DCP-SDR (17 July 2013) for standard rate (100 bps)
  • EUMETSAT 2015-001-DCP-HDR (12 March 2015) for high rate (1200 bps)
Time-of-Day Clock Accurate to 20 ms with GPS receiver.
Case Dimensions 15.88 x 12.7 x 4.57 cm (6.25 x 5 x 1.8 in.) not including connectors
Maximum Dimensions 15.88 x 14.99 x 4.57 cm (6.25 x 5.9 x 1.8 in.) including connectors
Weight 0.77 kg (1.7 lb)

Supply Power

Supply Voltage Range 10.5 to 16 Vdc
Typical Current Drain
  • < 2.75 A when transmitting (typical 1.8 A at 12 Vdc) to 4 A maximum
  • < 5 mA standby (typical 2.8 mA at 12 Vdc)
  • < 40 mA during GPS acquisition (typical 25 mA at 12 Vdc)
Connector 2-pin screw terminal, 0.2 in. pitch
Power Protection Up to 23.1 V (reverse polarity and overvoltage)
Total system current is fused at 5 A with replaceable fuse

Satellite Communication

Baud Rates 100 (tolerance ±0.005 bps) and 1200 bps (tolerance ±0.06 bps)
Transmit Power (100 baud)
  • 42 dBm maximum
  • Maximum EIRP is 52 dBm (based on 11 dbm gain antenna and 1 dbm line loss)
  • Typical EIRP is 47 to 52 dBm.
Transmit Power (1200 baud)
  • 50 dBm maximum
  • Maximum EIRP is 50 dBm (based on a 11 dbm gain antenna with 1 dbm line loss)
  • Typical EIRP is 40 to 50 dBm.
Frequency Range - Meteosat 402.0355 MHz (channel #1) to 402.4345 MHz (channel #267) (267 channels with a 1.5 KHz channel bandwidth each.)
Frequency Range - International 402.0025 MHz (channel #268) to 402.034 MHz (channel #289) (21 channels reassigned from international bandwidth 1.5 KHz.)
Initial Frequency Stability
  • < ±20 Hz disciplined to GPS (GPS fix occurs after power up and once per day thereafter.)
  • Maximum ±125 Hz without GPS
Channel Bandwidth 100/1200 Baud 1.5 KHz

GPS Receiver

Receiver Type 3.3 V active
Connector Type SMA jack


Initial Accuracy ±100 μs (synchronized to GPS)
Drift ±40 ms/day (without GPS)
GPS Schedule 1 fix at power up (updated at roughly an 11-hour rate)
Transmission Continuation without GPS Fix 6 days

Interface Connectors

RS-232 DB9 M, DTE, 3-wire RS-232


Nota: lo siguiente muestra información de compatibilidad notable. No es una lista de todos los productos compatibles.


Producto Compatible Nota
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000X Requires OS version 4 or greater.
CR300 Requires OS version 10 or greater.
CR310 Requires OS version 10 or greater.
CR6 Requires OS version 10 or greater.


Producto Compatible Nota


TX326 and TX325 Program Example for GRANITE, CR6, CR1000X, or CR300 Data Loggers v.6 (5 KB) 05-05-2020

GRANITE-series, CR6, CR1000X, or CR300-series data logger program for the TX326 and TX325 that sets up self-timed and random transmissions and reads diagnostic information. Another program is available for the TX325 with the CR3000, CR1000, or CR800-series data loggers because they are programmed differently.