The TX325 is a GOES satellite data transmitter and is the successor to the TX321. In the Western Hemisphere, it is compatible for use with NOAA’s GOES DCS with a coverage range including Canada, the United States of America, and Mexico—as well as most countries in Central America and many South American countries.
The TX325 is the telemetry backbone for many data collection platforms (DCP) that utilize GOES satellites. The satellite transmitter can be integrated with a number of Campbell Scientific data loggers and is an available communications option for many of our systems, serving a wide range of applications.Read More
Campbell Scientific recommends using the 25316 11 dBi GOES Yagi RHCP Antenna with this transmitter.
For the TX325 and TX326, an active GPS antenna is required, and the maximum antenna RF gain the antenna can have is 25 dB. The radio (TX32X) will only supply 3.3 V to an active GPS antenna.
The TX325 transmitter can transmit either self-timed or random GOES messages to the GOES West and GOES East satellites. In a typical configuration, the TX325 is connected to a data logger via an RS-232 serial connection. The data logger makes measurements, then formats those values to create a data packet which is then transferred to the TX325. The TX325 then buffers the message until its transmission window (or random transmission time), when it will then transmit the data at either 300 or 1200 bps.
Extremely accurate timing is obtained from the integrated GPS receiver (±100 μs), and the internal clock is capable of maintaining accurate time for a minimum of 20 days. If the TX325 finds itself without an accurate time, it suspends data transmissions until an accurate time is obtained.
Detailed diagnostic information about the radio is also available for the field technician and various diagnostic uses. These diagnostic parameters include the following:
On the Ordering Information page of the website, ensure you order the correct cable option to meet your needs.
|Transmit RF Out Connector||Type N jack|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +60°C|
|Storage Temperature Range||-55° to +75°C|
|Certifications||NOAA/NESDIS GOES High Data Rate Certification Standard V2 Certification #12142012|
|Case Dimensions||15.88 x 12.7 x 4.57 cm (6.25 x 5 x 1.8 in.) not including connectors|
|Maximum Dimensions||15.88 x 14.99 x 4.57 cm (6.25 x 5.9 x 1.8 in.) including connectors|
|Weight||0.77 kg (1.7 lb)|
|Supply Voltage Range||10.5 to 16 Vdc|
|Typical Current Drain||
|Connector||2-pin screw terminal, 0.2 in. pitch|
Up to 23.1 V (reverse polarity and overvoltage)
Total system current is fused at 5 A with replaceable fuse
|Baud Rates||300 and 1200 bps|
|Transmit Power (300 baud)||
|Transmit Power (1200 baud)||
|Frequency Range||401.701 to 402.09925 MHz|
|Initial Frequency Stability||±20 Hz disciplined to GPS (GPS fix occurs after power up and once per day thereafter.)|
|-NOTE-||The TX325 can source up to 19 mA at 2.7 V for an external GPS antenna. Campbell Scientific recommends a maximum antenna Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA) of 1.5 dB.|
|Maximum RF Input Gain||25 dB|
|Receiver Type||3.3 V active|
|Connector Type||SMA jack|
|Initial Accuracy||±100 μs (synchronized to GPS)|
|Drift||±40 ms/day (without GPS)|
|GPS Schedule||1 fix at power up (updated at roughly an 11-hour rate)|
|Transmission Continuation without GPS Fix||6 days|
|RS-232||DB9, DB9 F, DCE, 3-wire RS-232|
|Satellite RF Transmit Out||Type N jack|
|Power||2-pin screw terminal, 0.2 in. pitch|
Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.
|CR1000 (retired)||Requires OS version 32.04 or greater.|
|CR1000X||Requires OS version 4 or greater.|
|CR300||Requires OS version 10 or greater.|
|CR3000 (retired)||Requires OS version 32.04 or greater.|
|CR310||Requires OS version 10 or greater.|
|CR350||Requires OS version 10 or greater.|
|CR6||Requires OS version 10 or greater.|
|CR800||Requires OS version 32.04 or greater.|
|CR850||Requires OS version 32.04 or greater.|
CR3000, CR1000, or CR800-series data logger program for the TX325 that sets up self-timed and random transmissions and reads diagnostic information. Another TX325 program is available for the GRANITE-series, CR6, CR1000X, or CR300-series data loggers because they are programmed differently.
GRANITE-series, CR6, CR1000X, or CR300-series data logger program for the TX326 and TX325 that sets up self-timed and random transmissions and reads diagnostic information. Another program is available for the TX325 with the CR3000, CR1000, or CR800-series data loggers because they are programmed differently.