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  VoiceStar Portable Information Radio Station

FCC-Licensed Travelers' Information Station (TIS) | Highway Advisory Radio Stations (HAR)

AEL/SEL Categories 03OE-03-SIGN & 04AP-09-ALRT • NIMS ESF #3 • GSA Approved
Customer Reviews
"The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) utilizes the [VoiceStar] AM radio station to provide up-to-date information to the public on vaccine administration and operations at our large scale COVID-19 testing and vaccination site. WCHD has four radio capable units which are part of our region's emergency redundant communication system and WCHD partners with our local Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) organization on emergency communications planning."
Stephen Shipman
Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator
Washoe County, NV
"Our VoiceStar Portable and RadioSTAT Emergency Advisory Radio Stations are constantly being utilized by a variety of county agencies for a variety of missions. While their utility in disaster response is self-evident, they provide a valuable component to exercises, vaccine clinics and whenever we need to communicate information to a continuous stream of community members. Our Auxiliary Communications Volunteers have created a process to create messaging and respond whenever the equipment is activated."
Steve Johnston
Emergency Prep Specialist
Ventura County Public Health, CA

Communicates Critical Information Instantly  

VoiceStar T300VoiceStar is a portable information radio station, ready to roll. This trailer-mounted unit can be configured as a stand-alone radio station with or without a full-sized changeable message sign.

Notify the public at highway construction zones, traffic incidents, safety and health emergencies and major events. Stations are often integrated into a system of several units to instantly update motorists at highway construction zones, traffic incidents and in health and safety emergencies.

Powered by a robust array of solar panels and large battery backup, VoiceStar stations can go anywhere, anytime. They are built to operate in isolated locations and may be programmed locally or remotely via cell modem. VoiceStar has 'quick startup' and can be broadcasting at a new location in fewer than 5 minutes.

After parking, the operator swings up the antenna, lays out the portable groundplane and flips on the power. Batteries are immediately online. If AC power is available, the operator has the option of plugging in and charging the system’s batteries while operating. The solar array is aligned to allow positioning of the trailer in any roadway orientation.

VoiceStar's FlexPlane Pro Groundplane System offers a signal range to match that of fixed information radio stations:  3-5 miles - covering 25-75 square miles.

VoiceStar T100VoiceStars are towable trailers with onboard radio stations. Model T300 includes a full-sized changeable message sign as well.

The Model T300 features an information radio station with full-sized bright lensed LED changeable message sign (CMS) in a character matrix format that offers many message programming options  – all on a towable trailer.

Model T100 has an information radio station on towable trailer for clients who do not need CMSs. Both models include remote cellular programming and local onsite programming.

Every VoiceStar system arrives stocked with prerecorded external messages prepared by professional announcers. Model T300 units have a menu of standard sign text messages.

We manufacture VoiceStar in partnership with the American Signal Company and supply remote technical support for the life of the product.

Standard Package Options
Solar power with a large battery pack for long runtime unattended.
Cellular gateway for remote programming.
Transmitter that is type-accepted with 15-year proven track record, synthesized frequency design for agile operation with full 5000 Hz bandwidth audio.
Network-based message control interfaces with local front-panel control redundancy and internal SD card.
Antenna / groundplane system.
Dual deck-mounted 19” rack cabinets house all electronics and controls.
Diagnostic metering and test equipment.
Hardware, cables, power supplies and illustrated manuals.
System engineering and planning.
Remote tech support for the life of the product.
Frequency search and FCC licensing service.
Single or dual transmitters and frequencies.
Hybrid option for both USB and network-based audio control.
Signal Measurement Radio Receiver that allows operators to measure the radio station’s signal intensity periodically to verify compliance with FCC rules.
Onsite training and certification.
Professional recording services.

Who Operates VoiceStar Systems?
Transportation Agencies: DOTs, turnpikes and bridges.

Local Governments: emergency management, law enforcement and public health agencies.

Industrial Plants: for HazMat impact on residents.

Military Bases.

National Parks.

Events: air shows, fairs, parades, conventions, golf tournaments and other sports events.
Frequencies | Licensing
VoiceStar Portable Information Radio Stations are licensed on frequencies 530 to 1700 kHz AM, secondary to standard AM broadcast stations. 

Via solar wireless communication, operators can program broadcast messages and the changeable sign display remotely. Range is 3-5 miles (25-75 square miles) across average terrain. The FCC’s special “broad area” license (good for 10-years and renewable) affords operators a territory in which each VoiceStar may roam. Licenses can also specify a fixed operation point, if desired.

See our Frequency Search / Licensing page.
Planning | Pricing

Contact us to help you plan the best configuration for your application and to formally quote it.

We provide a full menu of technical services to help you put and keep VoiceStar station on the air. We will help plan and implement your station, including frequency and site selection, FCC licensing, installation, staff training and the FCC-required field survey and documentation. Even professionally recorded audio messages are available, so your broadcast is ready to put on the air as soon as the station is turned on. Best of all, each system comes with remote technical support for the life of the station.

See Purchasing Methods Our Systems. In addition to the VoiceStar Portable Information Radio System, we offer lower-cost FCC-licensed, fixed information radio systems and hand-portable information radio solutions.

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Information Radio Station is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Station (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio (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, wattmeter, 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.