TX300+ Is a Peach in Georgia
— I was looking for a reliable and easy-to-operate exciter/transmitter for my
low-power FM station, WDRW(LP), that would run not just in an ideal environment
but in a harsh one. Not every station has the ideal home for the transmitters,
so I needed something built to last.
have many BW Broadcast products and all have performed flawlessly over the
years. I can’t recommend them enough. Quality, reliability and excellent
customer service make their products real contenders in the low-power RF field.
So I took a
look at the latest: the BW Broadcast TX300+.
is part of a line of transmitters starting at 5 W and getting up to 1 kW. All
transmitters have AES/EBU inputs, built-in audio processing, VSWR fault
protection and a unique dual-loop virtual VFO exciter.
audio processing, taken from BW’s DSPX range, is standard. Such a feature is
either a high-cost option or not an option at all in other transmitters;
perfect, too, if our standalone audio processor decides to take a day off.
was a breeze. I set up the built-in processing options, selected my frequency
and TPO, racked it up and that was that — it was up and running.
is perfect for my LPFM; reliable and solid. It sounds great and the remote
software allows me to control it without having to go out to the site. I really
like the fact that I can set the frequency internally and therefore limit the
control on the front panel to avoid any unwanted tampering. I can check the
transmitter on the remote software if I need to, but I know the BW is going to
give me a clean signal, and will protect itself should something happen to my
antenna. I also love how energy-efficient it is.
TX300+ was built, designed and tested in London by BW Broadcast. I purchased
mine from their U.S. distributor SCMS. The TX300+ has a list price of $2,925
and came with a two-year comprehensive warranty and 24-hour technical support.
Buying from them allows me to utilize the stocked and trained U.S. service
center at SCMS.
The BW products
we have purchased have proven to be excellent. The multiple units I have in the
field have all been subjected to different environments and have performed
better than any other product in its class. The amortization cost to MTBF is
excellent. At 2RU and modular in design, BW keeps it simple for the client. It
works and works well.
Broadcast TX300+ has proven itself to meet my needs. We have used a number of
other broadcast transmitters but the TX300+ has exceeded our expectations.
information, contact BW Broadcast at (866) 376-1612 or visit www.bwbroadcast.com.