MGL's air band VHF transceiver is the first commercial product of its kind to utilize modern receiver and transmitter technology. All audio processing and much of the receiver and transmitter circuitry is fully digital resulting in an outstanding quality experience unavailable with traditional technology. VHF Airband transceiver based on modern digital signal processing technology with built in multi-mode dual circuit intercom system.
The V10 fits in a round 3 1/8” instrument hole, but has a mounting depth of only 2.2” + connectors! The shallowest mounting depth of any aviation radio. This is possible due to the use of all digital components.
Approximately 8.8 oz (about 0.5 lb). One of the lightest out there - great when every ounce counts!
6 full Watts of transmit power. Huge power for a small package.
Set frequency on the radio from an MGL Avionics EFIS or any equipment capable of setting frequency on the SL40 radio.
Built-in VOX / VOGAD Intercom:
The V10 features a high quality intercom system (not a ‘hot mic’ - this intercom is really usable as your primary intercom!). The intercom has 2 channels, but can be used in 4-place aircraft by connecting multiple headsets to the passenger channel. There are several modes of operation for the intercom, including VOX options and MGL Avionics’ proprietary VOGAD system. VOGAD (or voice-operated gain-adjusting device) works by adjusting the gain of the microphone as your speak based on the level of your voice. This has the effect of eliminating background/engine noise between your words as you speak and can be used with simple passive headsets to produce the results normally obtained using expensive active noise cancelling headsets. It doesn’t ‘break squelch’ like a VOX intercom - it is activated by your voice and is constantly adjusting to your voice level.
MGL Avionics VHF-10 features:
- 6W TX carrier power (unmodulated). Typical Power at 13.8V (6.5-7W)
- Navigation Band (Monitor Only): 108.000 - 117.975 mhz with 25 khz spacing
- Communications Band (Transmit and Receive): 118.000 – 136.975 mhz with 25 khz spacing
- Large sunlight readable LCD display
- 100 channels with alphanumeric frequency name and function
- 10 frequency lists (Garmin/Icom communications compatible)
- Active and standby frequency/channel selection system
- Dual scan with priority on active using single transceiver
- Dual watch with priority on active using two transceivers connected to each other (one for active, one for standby frequency, full redundancy operation possible)
- Comprehensive dual communication links for fully redundant remote control from two independent EFIS panels
- SL30 and SL40 communications compatible with MGL extensions to enable full remote control of entire transceiver with status feedback
- Fully digital audio subsystem using 18 bit resolution CODEC for excellent dynamic range
- Dual circuit digital intercom system (Pilot and passenger circuit)
- User selectable ambient noise suppression system and VOX modes:
- Traditional VOX with adjustable level and fading mute
- MGL Avionics proprietary VOGAD ambient noise elimination system.
- Switchable voice band filter for extremely high noise environments
- Auxiliary audio input for EFIS or music systems (two inputs)
- Adjustable microphone levels with bar graph display of levels - easily adjust for best performance
- Pilot and passenger PTT circuits
- Pilot and passenger PTT join or isolate
- Audio output drives 8 ohm speaker or 600 ohm headsets
- Fully digital class-D modulator for best in class power efficiency during transmit
- Excellent TX sound quality with digitally controlled modulation
- Highly accurate and stable fully digital PLL frequency source operating at 5 GHz (DPLL)
- Dual superhet receiver with 45 MHz 1st IF and 455 kHz 2nd IF
- Bargraph display of received signal level
- Bargraph display of transmitted audio level - see how well your TX carrier is modulated (visual sidetone)
- Field updatable software (requires PC with RS232) - subject to FCC restrictions
- PC based interface and simulation application available free. Maintain your frequency databases on your PC and upload if you prefer (requires RS232 port or USB to RS232 converter)
- Wide voltage range operation - 10V to 28VDC
- Super low power consumption: RX 120mA, TX 1.2A (at 13.8V DC)
- Large keys, no knobs - possible to operate with gloved hands, ideal for open cockpit aircraft
- Fits standard 3 1/8" hole (3.5" between mounting holes diagonal)
- Very low weight: 250 grams (~1/2 lbs)
- Very small mounting depth, only 5.5cm (2.2") plus connectors
- Zero internal adjustment and calibration during either production or service, no adjustable inductors, capacitors or anything else for long stability and service life
- Low cost - best "bang for the buck" airband radio ever created
This radio is non-TSO’d and is for use in Experimental and light-sport aircraft and aircraft not having a Type Certificate prohibiting the use of non-TSO’d radios and equipment.