PB1000-10MHz 
Technical Specifications   
 
Frequency input range         88 - 108 MHz - FM International Band 
Output 76 -90 MHz 
Ripple in pass Band <6dB
Isolation
Sensitivity 
 
Blank Spots 
 Frequency harmonics generated by Crystal oscillator operating well below receiving Frequencies producing blank-spots on frequency tuning range. This is common to all available Band Expanders on market. Those blank-spots causing receiver ( car radio) to look as car radio was muted. 
 PB1000( 10MHz shift) has two blank-spots on 90 and 100MHz. FM stations broadcasted exactly on 90 or 100MHz, will be masked by Band Expander's Harmonics. 
 
FM Stations double-ups 
 FM Stations double-ups for 10MHz shift will occur if there are two FM Stations broadcasting  10 or 20MHz apart, in the same location. 
 
 
 
Metal container dimensions           w=4.4cm 
                                                         b=5cm 
                                                         d=2.1cm
Total average weight    packaged            0.09Kg 
                                       unpacked+clip    0.07Kg
Flexible aerial input and output leads 23cm in length
Power lead ( red) 27cm in length.
Power lead connector clip also supplied
 
 PB1000 is packaged in a display blister with backing card containing installation instructions and international bar code for stock product ID. 
 Please note we can supply  product unpacked for bulk purchases. Unpacked product is handy if going directly into vehicles where display packaging is not required. This reduces  freight cost as 
the volume is reduced.
 
Ripple 


 
 
ISOLATION 
 
 

                    
                                          Sensitivity & Conversion Gain 
Necessary compromise common to all FM Band Expanders is amplification of desired FM Band frequencies which limits conversion gain to prevent car radio's tuner oscillating. 
When tuner oscillate, reception is unpredictable. ( Amplification must be set to tuners tolerance, not to high or  to low.) 
Do not be misled by somebody advertising " High gain Band Expanders" because those will be unstable. The Gain must be enough to help preserve Car Radio Receiver's sensitivity to its factory default. Plugging Frequency Shifting device before Car Radio Tuner Sensitivity of the combined unit ( FM Band Expander & Car Radio ) will be altered. 
To find out how much Sensitivity will change from the Car Radio Receiver and combined FM Band Expander &Car Radio Receiver we carried out following test: 
 
For Car Radio Receiver we used  - Pioneer KEH-P50   
Pioneer KEH-P50  - is upmarket Car Radio Receiver (76MHz-90MHz)
 
Communications System Analyzer 
(Motorola R2600B)
Analyzer Settings 
- 12dB SINAD ( 26dB SINAD ) 
- Audio: 1Khz 
- Deviation 75Khz
 
 
 
 12dB SINAD measured for Pioneer KEH-P50 - Car Radio Receiver
 
Pioneer KEH-P50 76MHz 77MHz 78MHz 79MHz 80MHz 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz 89MHz 90MHz
12dB SINAD -110.8dBm -110.8dBm -111.4dBm -111.4dBm -112.3dBm -112.1dBm -112.3dBm -112dBm -112.3dBm -112.1dBm -112dBm -112dBm -112dBm -111.9dBm -110dBm
 
 
12dB SINAD measured for Pioneer KEH-P50 & PB1000-10MHz 
 
PB1000-10MHz   88MHz 89MHz 90MHz 91MHz 92MHz 93MHz 94MHz 95MHz 96MHz 97MHz 98MHz 99MHz 100MHz
Pioneer KEH-P50 78MHz 79MHz 80MHz 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz 89MHz 90MHz
12dB SINAD -104dBm -105dBm Blank Spot -109dBm -109.4dBm -109.2dBm -109dBm -106dBm -109dBm -109.2dBm -109.5dBm -106.5dBm Blank Spot
 
PB1000-10MHz-Double Harmonic ( 20MHz shift )
 PB1000-10MHz 
20MHz
101MHz 102MHz 103MHz 104MHz 105MHz 106MHz 107MHz 108MHz
Pioneer KEH-P50 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz
12dB SINAD -100dBm -99.5MHz -99.5dBm -99dBm -98.5dBm -99dBm -99dBm -98.9dBm
 
 

Conclusion: 

Pioneer KEH-P50  - Car Radio receiver has minimum sensitivity -110.8dBm for 12dB SINAD ( maximum is -112.3dBm) 

PB1000-10MHz will decrease receiver sensitivity for maximum 6.8dB from Receivers maximum sensitivity for 12dB SINAD. 
PB1000-10MHz ( operating with double shift ) will decrease receiver sensitivity for maximum 13dB from Receivers maximum sensitivity for 12dB SINAD. 
Above features puts PB1000-10MHz far ahead of any other Band Expanders available except PB2000 Range
 ( Operating with double frequency shift PB1000-10MHz performs far ahead better than any other Band Expander available operating at single frequency shift (except PB2000 Range).

 

 
26dB SINAD  measured for Pioneer KEH-P50 - Car Radio Receiver
 
Pioneer KEH-P50 76MHz 77MHz 78MHz 79MHz 80MHz 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz 89MHz 90MHz
26dB SINAD -108dBm -108.5dBm -108.2dBm -108dBm -108.2dBm -108.1dBm -108dBm -108.2dBm -108.5dBm -107.2dBm -108dBm -108.5dBm -108.4dBm -108.2dBm -108dBm
 
 
26dB SINAD  measured for Pioneer KEH-P50 & PB1000-10MHz 
 
PB1000-10MHz   88MHz 89MHz 90MHz 91MHz 92MHz 93MHz 94MHz 95MHz 96MHz 97MHz 98MHz 99MHz 100MHz
Pioneer KEH-P50 78MHz 79MHz 80MHz 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz 89MHz 90MHz
26dB SINAD -104dBm -104.1dBm Blank Spot -104.3dBm -104.1dBm -104.1dBm -104.5dBm -104dBm -104dBm -104.1dBm -104dBm -103dBm Blank Spot
 
PB1000-10MHz-Double Harmonic ( 20MHz shift )
 PB1000-10MHz 
20MHz
101MHz 102MHz 103MHz 104MHz 105MHz 106MHz 107MHz 108MHz
Pioneer KEH-P50 81MHz 82MHz 83MHz 84MHz 85MHz 86MHz 87MHz 88MHz
26dB SINAD -97dBm -98MHz -98.9dBm -98dBm -97dBm -97.4dBm -97dBm -97.1MHz
 

Conclusion: 

Pioneer KEH-P50  - Car Radio receiver has minimum sensitivity -107.2dBm for 26dB SINAD ( maximum is -108.5dBm) 

PB1000-10MHz will decrease receiver sensitivity for maximum 6dB from Receivers maximum sensitivity for 26dB SINAD. 
PB1000-10MHz ( operating with double shift ) will decrease receiver sensitivity for maximum 13dB from Receivers maximum sensitivity for 26dB SINAD. 
Above features puts PB1000-10MHz far ahead of any other Band Expanders available except PB2000 Range
 ( Operating with double frequency shift PB1000-10MHz performs far ahead better than any other Band Expander available operating at single frequency shift (except PB2000 Range). 
 

 
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PB1000-10MHz 
 
 
To obtain maximum efficiency from your unit please follow the simple installation instructions below: 
1. Remove radio from dash or obtain clear view of antenna input socket to radio. 
2. Disconnect the antenna lead from the back of your car radio. 
3. Plug the antenna lead into the female socket on the FM Band Expander. 
4. Plug the male plug from the FM Band Expander into the antenna socket on the radio. 
5. Connect the red power lead from the FM Band Expander to +12 volt power supply on 
    your car using the black quick tap connector supplied. Preferably use the 
    accessory feed that supplies the radio. This will ensure power is supplied while 
    radio is in operation. 
 
NB. Your FM Band Expander is earthed via your existing antenna. Please ensure the  
         unit is clear of any moving pedals, heater controls etc. If your vehicle is fitted with a 
         Diversity antenna system connect the Band Expander to the main aerial and 
         disconnect the sub - aerial, but we recommend fitting a Band Expander on each 
         aerial input. 
         Also available units with reverse aerial leads, units for 24V systems and adapter 
         plugs for Nissan car radios.
 
TUNING/OPERATION
Electronic/Digital 

FM Stations Broadcasting from 88 to 100MHz (excluding 90 and 100MHz- blank-spots) will be 
 displayed subtracting 10MHz from FM Station Broadcasting frequency. 
FM Stations Broadcasting from 100.1 to 108MHz  will be displayed subtracting 20MHz from 
 FM Station Broadcasting frequency. 

           ( Do not use PB1000-10MHz to receive FM Stations Broadcasting on 90 and 100MHz)  
(FM Stations double-ups will occur if there are two FM Stations broadcasting 10MHz or 20MHz apart in the  
same location.) 
 

Receiving Frequency (MHz ) Displayed 
    Frequency (76-90MHz
     PB1000-10MHz 
  10MHz frequency shift
88 78
89 79
90 blank-spot
91 81
92 82
93 83
94 84
95 85
96 86
97 87
98 88
99 89
100 blank-spot
 FM Stations Broadcasting from 100.1 to 
 108MHz  will be displayed subtracting  
 20MHz from  FM Station Broadcasting  
 frequency.
      b
100.1 80.1
101 81
102 82
103 83
104 84
105 85
106 86
107 87
108 88
  
 
Manual Tuning 
For manual tuning the same operation applies as for digital ( see above). 
In some instances you may have to adjust the antenna trimmer on the radio set to fine tune the 
 AM Frequencies. 
Simply subtract frequency shift  from desired Station frequency as per examples and manually tune. 
            AM frequencies are by-passed by P.B. 1000-10MHz, so can be tuned normally. 
 
 
Technical Tips:
 
Radio display still operates from 76-90MHz. The Band Expander plugs into the aerial socket and converts incoming frequencies, fooling the radio into thinking it is coming from 76-90MHz. E.g.: 97.4FM will display 85.4FM (frequency shift 12MHz). Frequency from 100 to 108MHz (88 - 108MHz models only) will shift two times the shifting frequency E.g.: 107.4MHz will display 83.4MHz (frequency shift 12MHz).
Power connections for red wire. The best way to find 12V is to use a volt meter. (Instead of a light probe) which can cause serious damage to sensitive electronic equipment, and does not give a true reading.
24V vehicles most often have a 24-12 volt reducer, as the car stereo runs on 12V. There are units available for truck radios that run on 24V only. If your vehicle is fitted with a Diversity Antenna System connect the Band Expander to the main aerial and disconnect the sub-aerial. We recommend fitting a Band Expander on each aerial input, as the sub-aerial is designed to operate when the transmitter signal is to strong for the radio input. This happens when the vehicle is in close proximity to the transmitter, e.g.: Radio switches from main aerial to the sub-aerial then back. Main aerial lead is identified by the following. Lead width is the largest. Standard aerial plug connected to the ground plain aerial. e.g.: Electric aerial - manual aerial.
Sub-Aerial is usually located in the windscreen glass. There are vehicles that have both aerials in the windscreen glass, for these vehicles we strongly recommend fitting two Band Expanders, as the reception can be directional without a ground plain aerial. Connecting the Band Expander to a non standard plug by use of adaptor plugs or cut and connect a standard aerial male and female plugs into the aerial lead, do not cut aerial leads of the converter, as this will alter Radio Telephone Filter setting in the converter. The Band Expander can be installed anywhere in the aerial lead, behind the set or at the aerial lead socket. e.g.: Nissan vehicles, but check to make sure that the Male aerial socket of the Band Expander goes to the radio set, as there are some vehicle manufactures that have reversed these sockets, converter aerial socket Male output 76-90MHz to radio. Female aerial socket input 88-108MHz from aerial.
International FM Band's bandwidth is 20MHz (88MHz-108MHz) compared to Japanese FM Band's bandwidth only 14MHz wide (76MHz-90MHz). Larger bandwidth means larger number of FM stations, so converting entirely International FM Band to Japanese FM Band must contain some compromises. All FM Band Expanders available on market are compromised more or less to accommodate frequency shift.
When selecting Band Expander, attention must be paid to FM station double-ups, blank-spots and RT interference
(Communication Equipment operating above and below FM Band).
We can provide you the suitable frequency shift option for your requirement. Please supply us, all your local radio station frequencies. We will run a program working out best suitable Band Expander. I hope these technical tips will help.

Thank you for purchasing our product.
Enjoy listening to your radio station