The Micom HF-SSB radio was developed by Motorola in Schaumburg almost 40 years ago to support long range communications without costly infrastructure. Today there are thousands of Micom radios in operation by military, government agencies, civil air patrol, and petroleum companies. A few years ago Motorola sold the division to Elbit Systems, Ltd. and manufacturing continues with the highest standards along with support.
Micom products incorporate the most advanced HF SSB radio technology and latest features available. The radios are JITC certified, MIL-STD-810F, ALE per MIL-STD-188-141B, FED-STD-1045, and a MTBF of 27,000+ hours.
Voice and Data Coverage From 0 to 3,000 Miles
Micom radios operate within the 1.6 – 30 MHz HF frequency band and use the earth’s ionosphere to bounce the radio waves over long distances. Normal groundwave propagation is limited to about 35 miles and longer skywave range has been unpredictable. An advanced feature called Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) selects the best frequency depending on atmospheric conditions resulting in dependable long distance communications without any repeaters or relays.
High frequency (HF) communications has difficulty with transmissions between approximately 35 -110 miles causing a dead zone. If you require coverage between these distances, a NVIS mobile antenna is needed. By adjusting the radials horizontally, the dead areas can be filled in providing a “poor man’s satellite system”.
Micom radios are also capable of transmitting data such as faxes and email at 300 – 9600 baud at an additional cost.
Contact Magnum Electronics for Micom HF SSB Radios
The Micom 3F and Micom 3T are the most popular models and we can provide pricing for all Micom 3 radios and accessories. Contact us using the form below or call us during normal business hours M-F 8-5PM EST at 302-734-9250.