MCR41S-42S

General Description


DUAL TRUE DIVERSITY - UHF MINIATURE CAMERA RECEIVER

MODULAR EXECUTION "STAND-ALONE" OR "SLOT-IN"

(PANASONIC, SONY, GRASS VALLEY)

MCR42 is a camera receiver designed for best-in-class performances. Four receivers are internally coupled by two in a real TRUE DIVERSITY CONFIGURATION. Its front end has a chain of microcontrolled-driven movable filters to allow BROADBAND OPERATION up to 240 MHz with great selectivity.

A powerful low consuption DSP gives you the best of analogue and digital technologies in an hybrid approach for smooth operations, high coverage and with our patented PTT (push to talk) already integrated.


Variant:

MCR41 is the version with only one diversity RX board mounted. It supports all features of MCR42 and is compatible with MCR42 Firmware. It is also possible to mount the second Rx board to upgrade a MCR41 to an MCR42.


FEATURES

  • Dual true diversity in a modular stand-alone or slot-in format.
  • Switching bandwidth up 240 MHz in the UHF range.
  • DSP based audio processing for unbeatable audio and digital outputs with our PTT (push to talk) patented technology already integrated.
  • 40 groups of 60 frequencies fully user programmable.
  • Multicompander operations
  • Infrared interface for programming and transmitter synchronization
  • Wisycom exclusive digital sub-carrier telemetry technology allows:

- remote TX battery monitoring

- tone-squelch operating

- PTT function (An optional back-panel module is available, with the secondary intercom output)

  • Easy setup and operation thru a OLED display



Technical Data


Frequency ranges

N band     470 ÷ 700 MHz

M band     566 ÷ 798 MHz

US band   470 ÷ 700 MHz (for US market)


L band     470 ÷ 678 MHz (discontinued)

H band     590 ÷ 822 MHz (discontinued)

Extended limits or other custom ranges are available on request


Switchable channels

40 groups of 60 channels fully user progr


Switching-window

up 240 MHz


Frequencies

microprocessor controlled frequency synthesizer circuit, with 25 kHz minimum step. The frequencies is easily PC reprogrammed with the optional UPK 300E Programming Kit


Frequency error

< ± 2.5 ppm, in the rated temperature range


Temperature range

-10 ÷ +55 °C


Modulation

FM, with 50 μs de-emphasis


Nominal deviation

±40 kHz (Max. operating dev. = ± 60 kHz)


“A” / “B” antenna inputs

with sturdy connectors


Antenna input impedance

50 ohm sma type (SWR < 1:2; typ. 1:1.4)


Sensitivity

▪ 2 μV ( 0 dBμV), for SND/N > 58 dB

▪ 5 μV (14 dBμV), for SND/N > 98 dB

in the whole switching-window [*]


Amplitude response

< 0.5 dB (RF input sig.:6 dBμV ÷ 100 dBμV)


Co-channel rejection

> 2.5 dB


Adjacent chan. selectivity

> 80 dB typical (for ch. spacing ≥ 400 kHz)


Spurious rec. rejection

> 100 dB


IF image rejection

> 90 dB


Intermod. rejection

> 76 dB


IIP3

> +10 dBm typical


Spurious emissions

< 2 nW (typical = 0.1 pW)


Noise Reduction system

ENR (Wisycom Extended-NR), noise optimized

ENC (Wisycom Extended-NC), voice optimized & with reduced pre-emphasys

Others, compatible with most systems, thru an internal DSP emulation of SA572, SA575 and Rms envelope compander chip set, fully user programmable


AF bandwidth

30 Hz ÷ 20 kHz


Frequency response

± 0.5 dB in the 30 Hz ÷ 19 kHz range


Distortion

• MCR42S: 0.3 % typical • MCR42S2: 0.1 % typical


SND/D ratio (Analogue)

110 dB typical [*]


SND/D ratio (AES3)

• MCR42S: >125 dB typical [*] • MCR42S2: >140 dB typical [*]


POWER LEDs (OLD display, discontinued)

2 multicolor RGB LEDs to easy indicate Rx1 & Rx2 power status:

▪ GREEN, if "Receiver ON" with external power supply;

▪ RED, if Empty battery/power supply;

LEDs blinking indicates power supply status of transmitter:

  - slow blinking, at 25% battery capacity;

  - fast blinking, at 12.5% battery capacity.


POWER LEDs (NEW display)

1 multicolour RGB LEDs to easy indicate Rx1 & Rx2 power status:

▪ GREEN/PALE GREEN if "Receivers ON" with external power supply/battery;

▪ GREEN blinking/PALE GREEN blinking if low power supply/ low battery level

▪ RED blinking indicates power supply status of transmitter:

  - slow blinking, at 25% battery capacity;

  - fast blinking, at 12.5% battery capacity.


RF LEDs

2 multicolor RGB LEDs to easy indicates Rx1 & Rx2 RF status. Always on in normal operation:

▪ RED, if both receivers RF level is under squelch level;

▪ GREEN, if signal above squelch level & antenna A (green) is active;

▪ BLUE, if signal above squelch level & antenna B (blue) is active;

▪ YELLOW, if signal above squelch and both antenna are used.


AUDIO LEDs

2 multicolor RGB LEDs to easy indicates Rx1 & Rx2 audio status:

▪ RED, if audio is muted cause of squelch (or tone squelch if active)

▪ GREEN, if audio is active and tone squelch present

▪ BLUE, if audio is active and tone squelch not present


Front buttons

simple operation with 4 buttons to quickly monitor and setup the receiver

One touch function for a frequency scan and sync function


Powering

▪ External = 5 ÷ 18 Vdc (1.5 W max)

▪ Autonomous. = with optional BCA 42 Battery Module (5 x IEC-LR6 1.5V size-AA alkaline or rechargeable elements)


Dimensions

“Slot-in” execution= 68 x 18 x 115 mm, “Stand-alone” exec. = 68 x 18 x 135 mm


Weight

180 g approx.


Analogue Audio Output

  • Audio line-output electronically balanced on two 3 pin mini-XLR Female connector
  • Audio line-output level Adjustable in a one dB step between: -30/-18 (depending on the HW vers.) and +6 dBu (nominal) and MAX +12 dBu (peak deviation)
  • Audio line-output imped. ≤ 200 ohm


Push to Talk (PTT) Audio Output

electronically balanced on a 5 pin mini-XLR Male connector


Digital Audio Output

  • electronically balanced on 3 pin mini-XLR Male connector
  • AES3 @ 48 kHz


[*] RMS value, 22 Hz / 22 kHz, unweighted



Variants


MCR42S-EU-BN

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S Europe

band N (470-700MHz) step 25kHz


MCR42S-EU-BM

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S Europe

band M (566-798MHz) step 25kHz


MCR42S-US-BN

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S USA

band N (470-700MHz) step 25kHz


MCR42S-US-BM

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S USA

band M (566-798MHz) step 25kHz


MCR42S-<Country>-Bx-EL2

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S <Country>

band x (N=470-700MHz, M=566-798MHz) step 25kHz

Top Feed option EL2 (audio Line 1 & Line 2)


MCR42S-<Country>-Bx-EC2

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S <Country>

band x (N=470-700MHz, M=566-798MHz) step 25kHz

Top Feed option EC2 (PTT Com 1 & Com 2)


MCR42S-<Country>-Bx-ELC

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S <Country>

band x (N=470-700MHz, M=566-798MHz) step 25kHz

Top Feed option ELC (audio Line 1 & PTT Com 2)


MCR42S-<Country>-Bx-ECL

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S <Country>

band x (N=470-700MHz, M=566-798MHz) step 25kHz

Top Feed option ECL (PTT Com 1 & audio Line 2)


MCR42S-<Country>-Bx-5K

Dual True Diversity Receiver MCR42S <Country>

band x (N=470-700MHz, M=566-798MHz) step 5kHz



Accessories

 

AWN42

antenna for MCR41/MCR42

band N (470-700 MHz)

Whip Antenna sma connector

Broadband UHF 470-700 MHz (black cap + 590 label)


AWM42

antenna for MCR41/MCR42

band M (566-798 MHz)

Whip Antenna sma connector

Broadband UHF 566-798 MHz (yellow cap + 670 label)


AWN42RA

antenna 90 degree for MCR41/MCR42

band N (470-700 MHz).

Whip Antenna 90 deg sma connector

Broadband UHF 470-700 MHz (black cap + 590 label)


AWM42RA

antenna 90 degree for MCR41/MCR42

band M (566-798 MHz)

Whip Antenna 90 deg sma connector

Broadband UHF 566-798 MHz (yellow cap + 670 label)


AWL42

antenna for MCR41/MCR42

band L (470-700 MHz)

Whip Antenna sma connector

Broadband UHF 470-700 MHz (black cap)

AWH42

antenna for MCR41/MCR42

band H (590-822 MHz)

Whip Antenna sma connector

Broadband UHF 590-822 MHz (yellow cap)

AWF42 (discontinued)

antenna for MCR41/MCR42

Whip Antenna plastic case sma connector

Broadband UHF 470-822 MHz

AWS42 (discontinued)

Swivel antenna sma connector

Broadband 470-822 MHz

90 deg bendable for desktop application


PSP910-H

Input:100 ÷ 240V ac Ouput:12V@700mA mains power-supply with Hirose connector (to use one "desktop" apparatus alone)


CDC34

External power feeding cable, hirose/raw wires (50 cm)


BCA42

Battery power supply module (5 x 1.5V AA)

- Batteries included

NOTE: BPA42 must be installed


CDC34HM

External power feeding cable, hirose connector (50 cm)


CAM50-2-TFR

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-3F / XLR-3M connectors

line output isolated with audio tranformer:

- max input level: -3 dBu @ 1% THD

- Source/Load impedance: 200/2k Ω (600/10k Ω)

CAM120-2

AF cable (120 cm), mini XLR-3F / XLR-3M connectors






CAM50-2

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-3F / XLR-3M connectors






CAM50-3

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-5F / 2 XLR-3M connectors



CAM50-42

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-5F / 1 XLR-3M connectors Line 2 feed XL3-M




CAM50-2-R22

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-3F / XLR-3M connectors with 22dB attenuator






CAM30-2-R22

AF cable (30 cm), mini XLR-3F / XLR-3M connectors with 22dB attenuator






CAM50-41

AF cable (50 cm), mini XLR-5F / 1 XLR-3M connectors Line 1 feed XL3-M

(TO BE USED FOR AES3 CAMERA INPUT)


CAP51-IK

STAND ALONE HARNESS CABLE

- DB25 (to MCR41)

- 1 XLR-3M (output isolated with audio tranformer and 30dB attenuated) + hirose (to camera)


CAP52-IK

STAND ALONE HARNESS CABLE

- DB25 (to MCR42)

- 2 XLR-3M (output isolated with audio tranformer and 30dB attenuated) + hirose (power from camera)


CAP51-SX

STAND ALONE HARNESS CABLE

- DB15 (to MCR41)

-1 XLR-3M (output isolated with audio tranformer and 30dB attenuated) + hirose (power from camera)

CAP52-SX

STAND ALONE HARNESS CABLE

- DB15 (to MCR42)

- 2 XLR-3M (output isolated with audio tranformer and 30dB attenuated) + hirose (power from camera)


SLK42-IKSS

SUPERSLOT/UNISLOT MOUNT ADAPTER

Compatible with:

- SuperSlot mixers (i.e. Sound Devices 668/SL-6)

- Unislot (Ikegami, Panasonic cameras)


SLK42-IK-PSC

"Slot-in" kit (upper flange +rear-panel) for Ikegami/Panasonic

camera (DB25) with custom flange for Six Pack of PSC.

NOTE: SLK42-IK-PSC has 6dB of attenuation and works with 6pack only with analogue outputs. To use digital outputs, we suggest to use SLK42-IKSS.

UFLA42-IK-PSC

custom flange for Six Pack of PSC (without rear panel)





UFLA42-IK

Ikegami flange (without rear panel)





SLK42-IK

"Slot-in" kit (upper flange +rear-panel) for Ikegami/Panasonic

camera (DB25)


SLK42-SX

"Slot-in" kit (upper flange +rear-panel) for Sony camera (DB15)

NOTE: not all Sony cameras has the internal double pin enabled.

CHECK IF YOUR CAMERA SUPPORT 2 CHANNELS ON SLOT-IN

SLK42-SX-0: Variant of Slot-in SONY without attenuation.

Note: Standard SLK42-SX has 20dB of attenuation.



SLK42-PH

"Slot-in" kit (upper flange + rear-panel) for

Philips/Thompson/Grass Valley camera (DB44)





BPA42PTT

"Stand-alone" rear-panel

- 2 mini XLR-3pin male output (2 main analogue audio channel or

  2 digital AES on 1st mini XLR)

- 1 mini XLR-5pin male output (2 auxiliary audio output from

  push to talk function)

- 1 Hirose connector for external power

NOTE: to be used with proper back-panel (i.e. FLA42 or FLA42-SX)

NOTE: Audio/Power cable are not included

 


BPA42-K

"Stand-alone" KIT for MCR42

BPA42PTT + 2 x CAM 50-2 + CDC34

NOTE: to be used with proper back-panel (i.e. FLA42 or FLA42-SX)




BPA41-K

"Stand-alone" KIT for MCR41

BPA42PTT + CAM 50-2 + CDC34

NOTE: to be used with proper back-panel (i.e. FLA42 or FLA42-SX)




BPA42HPN

"Stand-alone" rear-panel

- 2 mini XLR-3pin male output (2 main analogue audio channel or 2 digital AES on 1st mini XLR)

- 1 locking mini jack Stereo Plug 3.5mm(TRS)

- 1 Hirose connector for external power

NOTE: to be used with proper back-panel (i.e. FLA42 or FLA42-SX)

NOTE: Audio/Power cable are not included

 


BPA42BAG

2 cables for main analogue/digital audio channels & 1 cable for external power


"CAB" OPTION: pigtail cables

Pin out Line 1/2: Shield= GND, RED= +, Blue= -

Pin out power supply:Shield= NC, RED= +Vdc, Blue= GND


"CON" OPTION:

BPA42BAG with connectors (2 XLR-3M and Hirose 4pin)

 


BCL42

Belt clip factory mounted on FLA42





FLA42

Screw-disassemblable back-panel

For camera-hardware mounting (not drilled)




FLA42-SX

Screw-disassemblable back-panel

For camera-hardware mounting (for Sony cameras)

 




UPKmini

Infrared programming kit

Extremely small and light (interface + software) USB interface





UPK300E

Infrared programming kit

(interface + software) USB interface





MCRMNT-TOP

Adapter with a plate to connect to MCR41/42 and a "cold" flash shoe on the top for MCR41/MCR42

 




MCRMNT-BOT

Adapter with a plate to connect to MCR41/42 and a a "cold" male flash shoe on bottom for MCR41/MCR42





MCRMNT-TOP-FL

Adapter with a plate to connect to MCR41/42 and a a "cold" male flash shoe (allows to use BCA42 and the flash together) for MCR41/MCR42




BAGPL2

Carrying pouch

(dim. 21x6x18cm)

 






 

 

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