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RadioSTAT Technical Specifications*
Overall System
  • Operates according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, Part 90.242. See also Limitations for FCC-related implications.
  • Achieves a maximum FCC signal level of 2.0 mV/m at 0.93 mile; effective coverage range is three to five miles (28-78 square miles).
  • Operates within the frequency range 530-1710 kHz (operation on 1710 kHz requires waiver).
  • Can accommodate live broadcasts locally at the station and mix in outside audio sources.
  • Continuously broadcasts during programming changes.
  • Has an effective range of 3 to 5 miles radius (25-75 square miles).
  • Operates on 110/220-volt AC, single phase/50/60 Hz, less than 1 amp AC operating current, 4-amp maximum AC charging current (20-amp breaker, nonGFI circuit).
  • Includes audio recording software.
Broadcast Control Electronics
Transmitter (TR.6000 HQ.5.0)
Test Equipment: wattmeter and dummy load for antenna tuning and system diagnosis. 
Message Systems:
Live Mic / Program Mixer
Portable Shock Case
  • Shock and mil-spec certified waterproof.
  • Indoor or outdoor use.
  • Weather-resistant power and coaxial ports.
  • Key lockable.
  • Low-profile, retractable pull handle.
  • Built-in wheels.
  • Gasket-protected front and rear doors.
  • Snap-down, trigger latches.
  • Electronics pre-installed, rack mounted (front).
  • Internal black Cadura Nylon microphone/cable/flash drive pouches (rear).
  • External AC and coaxial connectors.
  • Size: 28.25" wide 23" high by 30.5" deep with doors on or 21" deep with doors off; 68 pounds.
Power Surge Arrestor: 48KAmps.
Antenna and Grounding System
Antenna
  • Includes written documentation of safe RF exposure distance per ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992 standard by a professional engineer (PE).
  • Whip-style antenna, between 15 and 25 feet long; maximum 2.0-inch OD, tapering to 0.5 inch.
  • Aluminum construction, black finish color to discourage ice buildup; UV resistant finish; architectural anodization process #801.
  • Stainless-steel tuning tip and assembly hardware.
  • Wind rating: Antennas 1230 kHz and above 100 MPH; 80 MPH with 1/4 radial ice; antennas 1220 kHz and below 80 MPH; 50 MPH with 1/4 radial ice.
  • Total antenna system weight: 18-20 pounds depending upon antenna needed for frequency.
  • Stowed size: 1-by-1-by-6-foot area.
Portable Antenna Stand and Arrestor
  • Antenna stand: folding, quick-erect, aluminum; 26 pounds, 65 by 11 by 9 inches.
  • Antenna mounts and hardware.
  • 4 empty sandbags for weighting the antenna stand.
  • Integrated RF lightning arrestor: Capacity: 50,000-amps surge. Clamping speed: fewer than 2.5 nS.2 UHF connectors. Aluminum flange ground connection.
Groundplane: Factory-assembled, flexible antenna groundplane (32 elements, 10-foot radius).
Coaxial Cable: 2 sections, 50 feet each, 50 ohm with joining connector.
Carrying Sleeves: 2 black Cadura Nylon carrying bags with straps: 1 for antenna, 1 for coaxial cable and groundplane.
Setup Tools: Includes 10-inch crescent wrench, 12-inch crescent wrench, 1/8-inch hex wrench, 7/16-nut driver, slotted screwdriver.
Instructions Illustrated manual and training DVD.

 

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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.