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Bill Tell

May 2018
WINKY Gets Thumbs-Up
Plans to Expand Its Emergency Service across the Hill

Hamvention Uses Info Radio Station to Counter Congestion
Amateurs used - of all things - radio to communicate with inbound event attendees.

Tsunami Tsurprise!
Test Text Transmitted in Error
   
Geese

Feb 2018
Layover Logistics
Flying Fowl a Frequent Favorite

Heading for the Hills
Weekend visitors flock to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park causing overload concerns.

Quick Ones
Grand Canyon Info Station Shuts Down the Shut-Down Rumors
Bison Antenna Y'all!
   
Florida Fair

Jan 2018
Event Security 2018: Taking Nothing for Granted
What happened in Vegas can't happen everywhere.

Disaster Strikes Twice
Montecito Fire Protection District pulls out all stops to deliver critical information to evacuating residents by radio and internet stream technology,

Opioid Info on the Air
Broadcast Messages Created Specifically for Information Stations to be Distributed by AAIRO
  On the Air in 2017
Dec 2017

Dec 2017
Hardly Amateurs
Amateur (HAM) Radio Team Tapped to Manage Information Radio Services for California Town

Opioids, a Real Emergency
Topic Now Allowed for Broadcast on Info Stations

Radio's the Rock
A Steadfast Fixture on the Digital Dashboards of "Connected Cars"

NYC Weather
Mostly Missing
   
Oct 2017

Oct 2017
Starting from Ash
Gatlinburg upgrades warning systems to include innovative emergency radio stations, warning sirens and special signage.

Florida City to Launch All-Creole Information Radio Station
North Miami Beach First to Utilize TIS to Transmit Safety Advisories to Non-English-Speaking Residents.

Transmitter Prices Literally Dropping
Company Removes Middle Man, Lower Prices

Fun Fotos from the Field
   
Aug 2017

Aug 2017
Eclipse Excesses Expected
But authorities vow that the public's safety will not be overshadowed..

No Phishing Allowed?
Are internet threat messages appropriate in a TIS broadcast?

Pirates Face Headwinds
The FCC is attempting to sink radio pirates one by one.
   
AZ Wildfire

Jun 2017
Getting Emergency Notifications to Drivers - without Distraction
Los Alamos County First EMA to Roll Out New ENcast Service

Calling in Air Support
Arizona DOT taps portable info radio station to keep motorists informed on fires.

FCC: Please think inside the box.
The Commission puts petitions for "TIS on FM" and "30-watt TIS" on the shelf.

Emergency Alert System
Radio is a "go to" medium in emergencies.
   
San Diego Fair Sign

Mar 2017
Just-in-Time" Visitor Information
Special events and venues rely on radio to relay info to visitors just as they arrive.

Where to you park, when you reach the Park?
Grand Canyon National Park gives visitors critical parking directions by radio, as they approach the South Rim.

A Page Out of Time?
In Quakertown, PA, it's about keeping everyone on the same page.
   
Feb 2017

Feb 2017
EM Broadcasts Boosted Bigly
FCC Approves Enhanced Signal Coverage for Two More Emergency Management Agencies

Radio is vital.
New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Compares Medium to Proverbial Tortoise in Race vs High-Tech Hare

Tme to check in . . .
to see what condition your radio station's condition is in.

Emails to The Source
Info radio roams Iowa.Dpm
Don't bank on tech.
Weather Warning Fix a True Team Effort
   
Jan 2017

Jan 2017
Cold Standoff at Standing Rock
North Dakota Health Agency Deploys Resources to Protect Protestors, Press and Public Safety from Winter's Wrath

Hospital Heads-Up
Security must be vigilant Inside and out.

Radio Roars Back!
Continues to Dominate even Young Dashboards.
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Information Radio Stations is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Stations (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio Stations (HAR) / Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable. Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system, digital voice player, wateter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power, remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network.