Barrett 940 As Manpack it is independent with its clipped-on battery and in a canvas bag.
This configuration can use an end- driven and fast installed wire- antenna; the range in this configuration
surpasses the traditional rod antenna.
is an Australian manpack, developed for the use by authorities, and not by the army.
It is a light, robust portable HF transceiver, for use under difficult conditions and limited power supply.
It uses the technology of the Barrett 900. So this radio fills a gap between portable radios with limited functions, and radios with military specifications.
Flexibility was very important when the radio was developed:
The Barrett 940 can be bought and used in many configurations :
As temporary base station or as mobile station the power can optionally come from the cigarette plug or, with clamps, from the car battery or
a 12V- PSU.
The BNC- connector on the front is used for matched dipole antennas and broad band antennas; for use as a base station
and manually tuned car antennas.
The optional ATU is clipped on to the transceiver, and automatically tunes long wire or
the opitional foldable rod antenna.
The radio can be programmed by a PC, connected to the RS-232- interface on the front. All
functions also can be cloned.
An optional flap with carrying handle can be clipped to the upper side of the canvas bag. It is an additional
protection, and contains the microphone, the power cable and the antenna system.
More optional features are Selektive Call, Page Call and Telcall. So phone calls can be forwarded by a
base station that is equipped with the Barrett 660 or 960 telephone- connection system.
Additional equipments are an optional end- driven dipole antenna, an end- driven wire antenna,
a handset instead of the loudspeaker, a CW key and a headset.
Standard features, for example, are the built- in test program (BITE), display of the battery capacity,
display of the SWR and HF output power, and a variable background lighting of the display.
- Frequency range:
- Transmitting: 1.6 ... 30 MHz
- Receiving: 500 kHz ... 30 MHz
- HF- output:
- up to 35 W
- Programmable channels:
- 450 (simplex or semi- duplex)
- USB (J3E) LSB (J3E), AM (H3E), CW (J2A)
- Frequency resolution:
- 10 Hz in program- mode;
- 1 Hz as tunable receiver
- 0.25 µV @ 10 dB
- Audio- power:
- 4 W @ 4 Ohm; 2 W @ 8 Ohm
- Frequency range with different antennas:
- 1.5m- rod antenna: 5 .. 30 MHz
- 3m- rod antenna: 2 .. 30 MHz
- 10m- long wire: 1.6 .. 30 MHz
- Receiving 595 mA
- Transmitting 5A
- Operational temperature:
- -30°C ... +55°C
- Transceiver: 3.9 kg
- Battery pack: 13 Ah NiMh 2.7 kg
- Optional ATU 940: 1.8 kg