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  Product Features Comparison
  Compare primary features of (1) information radio stations, (2) signage and (3) antennas in charts below.  







































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FIXED ONLY PORTABLE or FIXED

Information Station

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Information Station * ALERT AM * RadioSAFE * VoiceStar * RadioSTAT * InfOspot
USB IP USB IP
antenna
Building-Oriented Operation  
Isolated Operation  
coverage area
1/4-1/2 Mile +              
3 to 5-Mile Radius per Station option  
3 to 20+ Mile Radius per Station     option option        
Multi-Location Simulcast     option          
power
AC 120 Volts
Solar custom custom custom   custom custom custom
Rechargeable Battery Backup     option        
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) option option option     option custom
audio **
Local Mic Recording        
Live Mic Broadcasting      
Remote Program Management by Network with Local Front-Panel Redundancy   option option custom
Local Program Management by USB/Flash Drive   option option custom
Remote Program Management by Telephone with Local Mic Reduncancy           option
Automatic National Weather Service All Hazard Alerts for Counties Targeted     option       custom
Redundant Control by 2-Way Radio       custom
Streamed Broadcasts to the Internet option option option option   option when fixed location option custom
Automatic Broadcasts of Compliant Emergency Notification System Alerts option option option option     option custom
Audio Processor option option   option when fixed location option custom
(*)  Can include combined features of USB and the IP capabilities.
(**) See audio-control-methods compared here.



Signage
 



features FASTrack Portable Quick-Erect Sign Flashing ALERT Sign FAS.6000 Flashing Beacons & Controller VoiceStar Changeable Message Sign & Information Radio Station Stealth Black-Out LED Sign
Sign Support     √   
Custom Messages    
Portable      
Wireless Control   √ 
See signage summaries and details here.

AM Information Radio Antennas     
 
features ANXX
AM RADIO ANTENNA
AN2X
AM RADIO ANTENNA
HPR.0990
HIGH PERFORMANCE AM RADIO ANTENNA
SS.3000
HIGH PERFORMANCE AM RADIO ANTENNA
Standard Efficiency Whip Design Enhanced Efficiency Whip Design Maximum Efficiency Whip Design Maximum Efficiency Freestanding
 Carrier Wattage (1700 kHz) at 100% Modulation Up to 100W * Up to 100W * Up to 270W * Up to 1000W
Efficiency 28 (530 kHz) to 73 (1700 kHz) with 10’ Groundplane 32 (530 kHz) to 92 (1700 kHz) with 25’ Groundplane 54 (530 kHz) to 171 (1700 kHz) with 50’ Groundplane 62 (530 kHz) to 190 (1700 kHz) (minimums) with 50’ Groundplane
Frequencies 530 to 1710 kHz 530 to 1710 kHz 530 to 1710 kHz 530 to 1710 kHz
Installation Format Top of Pole/Tower or Roof Mast Top of Pole/Tower or Roof Mast Top of Pole/Tower Freestanding
Required Groundplane Groundplane Matching Transformer or Antenna Tuning Unit & Groundplane Antenna Tuning Unit & Groundplane
Mounting Style ** freestanding pole/tower or roof mast freestanding pole/topwer or roof mast freestanding pole/tower self supporting
Nominal Length *** 10' 20' 32' 49'
Approximate Weight 15 lbs 25 lbs 30 lbs 400 lbs
See TechTalk's "Radio Antenna Siting" article.
See also the Vertical Profile Antenna Support & Grounding System.
(*) Carrier wattage reduction required at lower AM frequencies and with modulation formats that exceed 100% positive.
(**) Poles, mast systems, towers, insulators, mounts and groundplanes are optional and can be included.
(***) Provided for comparison; actual installed length varies with the operating frequency and tuning.
   
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