The RT-5000 transceiver with C-5000 control is a communication system that covers six frequency bands normally requiring multiple radios. The C-5000 is the cockpit control and display and the RT-5000 is the remote mounted transceiver. The C-5000 can control multiple RT-5000 RT units or other Wulfsberg radios. The display appearance of modes and frequency on the C-5000 is appropriate for the capabilities of the transceiver installed.
The RT-5000 is organized in six frequency bands covering 30 MHZ to 960 MHZ. All the commonly used FM two-way radio bands and aircraft VHF and UHF are covered. The type of modulation, bandwidth, power level, PL tone function, and squelch level can be programmed for each frequency. Normally, preset channels are programmed, with all the parameters selected, to make it easy for the operator. A manual mode is also available. Transmit power is typically 10 watts. Low power can be selected as needed.
There is an extra position within the RT-5000 for an optional guard receiver. The part number suffix reflects the type of guard receiver installed. The guard receivers are single channel crystal controlled receivers except -0501 which is a synthesized receiver covering the same range as the transceiver. The synthesized guard receiver is a duplicate of the main receiver and is programmable from the C-5000.
The RT-5000 system also includes optional tuned antennas. The tuned frequency of the antenna is controlled by the RT-5000 serial data buss and matches the operating frequency. The tuned antenna greatly improves the efficiency of the physically short antenna at the lower end of the frequency range. The antenna tuner device, which is actually a data converter, receives the serial data and controls switching of capacitors and inductors within the antenna. The tuning action is instantaneous.
Two antenna jacks are installed on the RT-5000. The TNC connector serves for UHF frequencies above 400 MHZ and the type N connector is for VHF frequencies below 400 MHZ. Usually different antennas are used, for UHF and VHF, or at least different jacks on the same antenna. Programmable discrete output lines from the C-5000 can be used to control RF relays if necessary to select antennas for each channel.
MBT Electronics provides overhaul and repair the RT-5000 RT unit.
400-015525-0101 No guard receiver
400-015525-0201 30 to 50 MHZ guard receiver
400-015525-0301 138 to 174 MHZ guard receiver
400-015525-0401 406 to 512 MHZ guard receiver
400-015525-0501 30 to 960 MHZ synthesized guard receiver