Tornado 5-15 10 Watt AM Medium Wave Transmitter

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Product Information

Tornado Transmitter

The Tornado is a 5-15W solid state AM broadcast transmitter.

It uses the latest digital modulation techniques to deliver one of the most efficient AM transmitter.

An un-cluttered front panel offers easy and intuitive control and monitoring of all transmitter functions via the built in Menu.

For maximum ruggedness the transmitter has extensive fault protection, including monitoring SWR, over voltage, current, and temperature conditions.

Automatic tuning and modulation compression simplifies transmitter setup up and operations.

For ease of use the transmitter incorporates VU, Modulation, Voltage, and Power meters.

For suitable Antenna HF200 Tornado Antenna



  • Rugged design
  • Easy setup, using the built in Menu and display.
  • Accepts audio from Mono or Stereo source.
  • Bluetooth Audio Interface (optional)
  • Fully digital audio modulation stage
  • Inbuilt modulation compressor/limiter
  • Full metering of all internal parameters
  • Extensive protection features
  • Class E Auto Tuner
  • Compact size
  • Lightweight
  • Manufactured in United Kingdom


  • Crystal controlled Digital  Frequency Synthesizer.
  • RISC-based Microcontroller.
  • RF output power (0% mod) 4-5W (peak) 9-15W
  • RF output connector RCA female (optional BNC & SO-239)
  • Frequency range 530kHz to 1730kHz (Medium Wave)
  • Extended Frequency range 1800kHz to 2000kHz (160M SW)
  • Frequency default to 1600kHz / US or 1440kHz / EU
  • Channel spacing default 10kHz / US or 9kHz / EU
  • Power Output:  5-15 Watts PEP
  • Built in
    • Audio VU meter
    • Modulation Monitor
    • Antenna Voltage meter
    • PA Stage Current meter
  • SWR monitoring
    • Over temperature trip70°C
    • Over voltage trip (Antenna voltage) 100 volts
    • Over current trip (PA stage current) 1.3 Amps
  • Audio input level 0.24-2.4V RMS
  • Audio frequency response 10Hz-13KHz
  • Audio distortion <0.5% THD
  • Modulation capability 125% positive peak modulation
  • Audio input impedance > 600 ohms
  • Audio input connectors 3.5mm Stereo jack female (optional Bluetooth)
  • Correct country specific power plug, US, UK, EU and OZ.
  • Supply voltage 12-15V IDC 
  • DC power input connector 2.1mm
  • Earth stud M3
  • Ambient temperature -5°C to +50°C (Cooling Convection)
  • High Quality PCB, Plastic CASE to IP56
  • Size 190 x 134 x 30mm
  • Weight < 0.4Kg​​​​​​

Optional Features (Hardware)

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Fully built and tested, and supplied with

  • Universal switch mode power supply,
  • BNC Antenna Adapter
  • Audio cable (3.5mm Jack)


Wired - simply connect the supplied audio cable to your audio sources (i.e. PC sound card, MP3 player headpnone or line output and your ready to go).

Bluetooth BLE (Option) - with the Bluetooth Streaming option, you can simply pair the Tornado with your Bluetooth Audio source and stream using Bluetooth.
Note: Bluetooth BLE Audio Streaming is an option.

Menu & Front panel

    Typical Installation


    Designed to feed an 50 Ohm Antenna that is tuned to the desired operatingfrequency.

    For suitable Antenna HF200 Tornado Antenna

    We suggest the following types of Antenna (with an 9:1 UNUN). A suitable ATU may also be used

    • Dipole
    • Long Wire
    • Inverted V
    • Base Loaded Vertical (Loading Coil , chossen to match the desired frequency)



    This product is available for shipping to

    • Worldwide subject to any country specific regulations

    All specifications subject to change without notice

    Product CodeTORNADO

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