Digital Radio Receivers


Remote Radio Monitoring Units


  • Detection of radio emission sources
  • Detection of noise-like signals with dynamic frequency-time structure
  • Demodulation of continuous AM, NFM, WFM, USB, LSB, CW signals
  • Demodulation and technical analysis of digital signals
  • Continuous IQ recording within the band up to 22 MHz
  • Remote controlled digital radio receiver, operated as a part of:
    • ARC-D15R Automated Remote Radio Monitoring System in Distant Premises
    • Unattended fixed means
    • Fixed and portable radio monitoring means, designed for operation in complicated environmental conditions.

Typical Configuration:

  • Wideband digital radio receiver with high performance
    • ARGAMAK-VM0 designed for outdoor use in complicated environmental condition, including provision for reference channel of ARC-D15R (simultaneous bandwidth up to 22 MHz, frequency range 20-3000 MHz)
    • ARGAMAK-VM1 designed for indoor use (simultaneous bandwidth up to 22 MHz, frequency range 20-3000 MHz)
  • Antenna set for radio monitoring
  • Software packages for radio monitoring: SMO-PA, SMO-STA, SMO-ASPD.




  • Extension of operating frequency range from 0.009 MHz
  • Extension of operating frequency range up to 8 GHz
  • Extension of operating frequency range up to 18 GHz
  • Support of synchronization via IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • SMO-DX Software Package for Indoor Radio Monitoring and Signal Parameter Evaluation
  • SMO-BS Software Packages for Wireless Data Communication System Analysis: BS 3GPP (GSM, UMTS, LTE), BS CDMA (IS-95, cdma2000, EV-DO), BS TETRA, BS DECT, BS TRUNK (DMR, APCO P25), BS Wi-Fi
  • SMO-CT Software Package for DVB-T/T2/H Signal Analysis
    • Navigation and timing equipment GLONASS/GPS for location finding, increasing of accuracy of the frequency measurement and synchronization of several units when joint operating
    • Alarm censors
    • Sun shield.


  • Multi-task and multi-user operation mode
  • Controlled via copper twisted-pair cable of category 6 UTP up to 100 m long or via optical cable providing for distance up to 120 km.

Basic Technical Specifications in Complete Configuration

Operating frequency range 0.009-3000 MHz
Input attenuator range From 0 to 30 with step 1 dB
Relative error of frequency tuning, max.:
When operated with internal reference generator 5x10-7
When option of GNSS-based synchronization is available 1x10-9
Phase noise of heterodyne when mistuning at 10 kHz, max.:
Within 0.009 - 20 MHz range -100 dBs/Hz
Within 20 - 8000 MHz range -95 dBs/Hz
Within 1000 - 3000 MHz range -85 dBs/Hz
Within 3000 - 18000 MHz range -80 dBs/Hz
Spurious rejection, min.:
Within 0.009 - 3000 MHz range 80 dB
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 70 dB
Noise figure, max:
Within 0.009 - 3000 MHz range 12 dB
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 16 dB
Within 8000 - 18000 MHz range 30 dB
Single-signal dynamic range (with 6.25 kHz discreteness, attenuation off) 85 dB, min
Intermodulation-free dynamic range (3rd and 2nd order) at 6.25 kHz discreteness 75 dB, min
Max. bandpass at 3.0 dB variation, min.:
Within 0.009 - 20 MHz range 1 MHz
Within 20 - 110 MHz range 5 MHz
Within 110 - 220 MHz range 10 MHz
Within 220 - 18000 MHz range 22 MHz
Within 220 - 8000 MHz range 22 MHz, min.
Panoramic spectrum analysis rate Up to 10 GHz/sec
Maximum simultaneous bandwidth 22 MHz
Control interface Ethernet 1000BASE-T
Degree of protection against negative external effects (for ARGAMAK-VM0) IP67
Power consumption, max.:
Dimensions of digital radio receiving unit, max.:
ARGAMAK-VM0 300 x 300 x 150 mm
ARGAMAK-VM1 270×200×145 mm
Operating temperature range:

Digital Radio Receivers