Sentry-H 6120-BM delivers 150 W of RF power without the added cost, weight and complexity typically found with a multi-role manpack radio design.
Codan’s Sentry-H 6120-BM is designed for maximum reliability and efficiency and a wide range of DC input voltages for both military vehicle and base installations. The in-built power amplifier provides full-duty cycle performance across the complete HF band for all supported modes.
The 6120-BM provides 150 W of power so that you get the best and most reliable communications, without the need for an external power amplifier. Whether you’re configuring a base or mobile system, the compact and highly integrated unit along with the robust handset makes for quick deployment.
Lower Overall Investment
The 6120-BM Software Defined Radio platform uses the latest-generation high-performance Digital Signal Processor (DSP), Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and system on chip (SoC) technology.
Built upon a proven SDR platform with thousands of hours of operation in the field, the 6120-BM delivers market-leading performance and future upgradability through software updates that support evolving standards and ensure sustainability.
Efficiency and Flexibility of Operations
Excellent RF performance and capabilities including state of the art digital voice and high speed call linking protocols means that your communications will be successful in a broader range of conditions, more often. Being a truly IP-based radio, the 6120-BM allows separation between the radio and remote Control Point(s), providing flexibility in selecting a place for antenna installation.
Security of Operations
With a range of voice and data encryption options, the security of your information on air can be guaranteed. The 6120-BM's second generation Digital Voice coupled with AES-256 encryption provide superior and secure voice quality and data, even in the most challenging channel conditions. The innovative secure interoperability capability ensures that 6120-BM systems can be configured to operate seamlessly across HF networks using disparate encryption methods, a crucial capability in complex missions. Data application suites such as Codan SprintChat and SprintNet provide peer to peer text chat, email, and file transfer as well as email and phone SMS gateways, ensuring your mission data requirements can be fully met.
Reduced operator training
With a modern, graphical full-colour user interface, USB SmartLoader, and intuitive programming, the 6120-BM is easy to operate and minimises the need for training. The User Interface supports English, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Portuguese and Polish languages for display and data entry.
Additional languages available upon request.
Codan Reliability and Support
With Codan’s highly trained, globally available service and support network you always have access to prompt and accurate assistance wherever you are located. Codan products have some of the best MTBF in the industry, resulting from over 60 years of HF design experience. This experience has led to the 6120-BM radio being built for maximum reliability in all conditions.
The 6120-BM can be enabled with frequency hopping capability providing tactical networks with additional capability to prevent malicious jamming and signal interception. The user can select between up to 31 user programmable hop plans, each comprising a hop name, rate, bandwidth and encryption key.
Additional information security can be achieved with the use of one time session PIN’s, and also combining frequency hopping with CES-128 voice encryption.
Frequency hopping is now compatible with Digital Voice and 2G MIL/STANAG data waveforms to further extend ECCM capabilities. Available Digital Voice vocoder rates and 2G data rates are dependant on selected hopping rate, ISB data is not supported in frequency hopping mode.
The Sentry-H 6120-BM has a range of advanced capabilities, providing a truly customisable solution
150W high power
Deliver 150 W power for voice and data without the need for an external power amplifier – making installation fast and fuss free.
The software-defined architecture enables you to download and upgrade new capabilities through software to ensure your investment is future-proof.
Secure voice and data
When coupled with AES-256 encryption, second generation Digital Voice technology and high speed MIL/STANAG data waveforms it provides superior and secure voice quality and data throughout the most challenging channel conditions
Frequency Hopping capability helps prevent third party monitoring of communications. Supports up to 31 user programmable hop plans and can be combined with voice encryption to provide a high level of ECCM and communications security.
3G ALE provides quick linking and secure data exchange. A fully encrypted long-range solution for tactical data communications, optimised to perform in low signal to noise environments when 2G ALE fails.
Designed and tested to the toughest Military standards and inherit the time proven reliability of Codan.
Smart handset control
The Sentry-H Handset provides an intuitive user interface and easy to read layout, coupled with an ability to switch between multiple native languages.
Truly customisable communications solution, with the ability to support an unlimited number of additional languages. Supports: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Portuguese.
- Electrical and Mechanical
Transmit: 1.6 to 30 MHz (optional: 1.5 to 30MHz)
Receive: 250 kHz to 30 MHz
- Power output 150 W PEP ±1 dB (two-tone or voice), user-programmable in 1 W steps (low/medium/high)
- Contacts Up to 500 entries
- HF networks Up to 20 networks (simultaneous scanning)
- Presets Up to 100 user defined presets
Input voltage range
13.8 V DC nominal, negative earth
Functional range: 10.8 V to 35.2 V DC
- Frequency stability ±0.3 ppm from – 20°C to +60°C
Transmit: output power 150 W, two-tone 11 A to 20 A CW or average speech 8 A for battery
Receive: no signal < 0.6 A typical, 0.9 A maximum
- GPS RFU - external antenna, 2320 Handset - embedded receiver/antenna (GPS, GLONASS and Beidou)
- Programming TPS-M- Radio Programming Software, USB memory device
- Language support English, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Portuguese and Polish
- Compliance CE, FCC Part 90, AS/NZS 4770, AS/NZS 4355, IC RSS-125
Transmit: 1.6 to 30 MHz
Receive: 250 kHz to 30 MHz
- Modes Single Sideband USB, LSB (J3E), AM (H3E), CW (J2A), AFSK (J2B), FSK (F1B), ISB (B7D or B2B), Software Defined
- Power output 150 W RF
- Duty cycle 100% voice and data
- Receiver specifications
- Sensitivity SSB: -125 dBm (0.12 uV)
- Selectivity >65 dB at -1 kHz at -1 kHz +4 kHz SCF (USB)
- Transmitter specifications
- Spurious and harmonic suppression >65 dB below PEP
- Intermodulation products >31 dB below PEP
- Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) MIL-STD-188-141D (Appendix A, Appendix C); FED-STD-1045; JITC Certified MIL-STD-188-141B; STANAG 4538 3G ALE
- Data MIL-STD-188-110D (Appendix C); MIL-STD-188-110A/B (STANAG 4539) data capability with data rates up to 19k2 bps
- Selcall CCIR 493-4 proprietary and open standard
TWELP 2400 bit/s, 1200 bit/s, 600 bit/s, 480 bit/s, 300 bit/s
MELPe (STANAG 4591) 2400 bit/s, 1200 bit/s
Digital Voice (open protocol)
TWELP (600/700/1200/2400 bit/s)
Note: Actual vocoder rate combinations are dependent on other
Export/Non-export controlled capabilities that may also be enabled
AES-256 digital voice and data (256 keys, direct entry and programmable via Codan KMS/KFS & USB flash drive)
CES-128 voice (97 x 16-digit keys, direct entry and programmable via Codan KMS/KFS & USB flash drive, 4-digit session PIN)
6, 12, 25 hops per second (hps)
Max Data Rate: 6hps (2400bps) 12hps (1200bps) 25hps (600bps)
DV Vocoder Rates (TWELP only): 6hps and 12hps (1200bps, 600bps, 480bps, 300bps) 25hps (600bps, 480bps)
RFU: 220 mm x 66.5 mm x 190 mm
Handset: 67 mm x 210 mm x 72.5 mm
RFU: 2.82 kg
Handset: 280 g (no cable)
- Interfaces ATU Control, General Purpose Interface, Handset Interface, DC supply, USB (via Handset), Fan Control, H-250 Audio (powered), GPS antenna, Antenna, Ethernet via adaptor (TCP/IP, supports remote control)
- Temperature range Operational at –30 to +60°C; 95% RH maximum, non-condensing
MIL-STD-810G Shock, Drop, Vibration, Humidity, Blowing Dust, Salt Fog, Fungus, Altitude, Immersion
IP67 1m / 60 minutes
Values noted are typical. Equipment descriptions and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
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|Channel Condition (SNR)||Analog Voice||Digital Voice||Non Real Time Digital Voice|
|2400 bps||1200 bps||600 bps||480 bps||300 bps|
|Good (+16 dB)|
|Average (+6 dB)|
|Poor (0 dB)|
|Very Poor (-3 dB)|
|Extremely Poor (-4 dB)|
|Unusable (-6 dB)|