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Enhance event visibility, sponsorships, public information and safety. EventCAST portable radio stations are available nationwide for rental.
Customer Reviews

September 2021
"Thanks for the use of your wonderful equipment. The AM transmitter worked GREAT and made our 'Whistles on the Water' an event a bigger success than we had hoped and planed for. We would recommend the use of your AM transmitter to any group that wants good value, easy set up, and quality Radio."
Paul Dingeman, Executive Director
CTV for Marine City & St. Clair, MI
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May 2021
"Thanks for your excellent support, and a product that met all expectations."
Jef Allbright, IT Analyst
Placer County Radio Services, CA
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February 2021
"Good morning, ...I want to relay some feedback I received from Cal OES [California Office of Emergency Services] executive last night. The Incident Commander and staff are extremely pleased with the radio station on-air at CSU LA. So great work and many thanks getting that going."
Hank O’Neill, Chief, ECD
Governor's Office of Emergency Services, CA
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February 2020
"Information distributed via the radio was PERFECT! Highly recommended!! The voice- overs were outstanding!... I cannot thank you enough for the service you provided this year!"
John Knott, Commercial Co-Chairman
Orlando HamCation, FL
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October 2020
"The signal was super-clear. The radio component was such a fun aspect of these events."
Lauren Furey
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Car Parade in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
Printable EventCAST Brochure 
 
EventCAST electronics

EventCAST Portable Radio Stations can broadcast a variety of content to motorists who are on roadways and in  parking lots in proximity to the transmitting location. Common applications include public safety information; event information (live or prerecorded); signal quality / range evaluation and temporary / emergency signals for commercial broadcasters. The self-contained package is complete with all the electronics in a case, cables and a quick-setup antenna.
Examples of Use

EventCAST is a natural for communication at events in which audio is to be delivered by radio to visitors and patrons in their automobiles.  
 
January 2021
On the left above is a frequency announcement sign at a clinic. On the right, from atop the Colorado Rockies’ (parking garage), the antenna transmits inoculation information during UCHealth’s drive-thru COVID clinic at Denver’s Coors Field parking lots in January 2021. The bilingual broadcast was recorded in both English and Spanish.  [LISTEN.]
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Meadow Brook Sign
Detroit area concert-goers get radio updates when they arrive for live events at Pine Knob, Meadow Brook and Freedom Hill (Michigan Lottery) Amphitheaters in Michigan.
 
Broadcast Live 
The EventCAST System can be connected to the output of your mixer board to extend audio programming to automobile radio receivers and/or to serve as the nexus of a remote speaker system. Connect microphones or other sources to the board to broadcast a live event.
Recorded Programming 
Included is an onboard audio system to repeat audio files before, during or after an event. You can also mix live and recorded sources as desired.

Hear an example recorded at Orlando's Hamcation Amateur Radio Convention, February 2020. 
Authorization
Government agencies, school districts and parks can license EventCAST systems for noncommercial information broadcasting over a 3-5 mile coverage radius. Educational Institutions (schools, churches and nonprofit groups with an educational charter) can broadcast on their property without a license under FCC Rules Part 15.2211.  
Organizations that have used EventCAST Rental Stations
  • Bainbridge Island, WA.Bainbridge Island, WA.
  • Bethel Woods Amphitheater-Woodstock Museum, NY.
  • Birmingham Emergency Communications, AL.
  • Chennault International Air Show, Lake Charles, LA.
  • Dallas Baptist College, TX.
  • Dallas Zoo, TX.
  • Durham Fair, CT.
  • Farmington State University, Long Island, NY.
  • Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL.
  • Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights, MI>
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Tusayan, AZ.
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
  • Hamcation & Hamvention, FL & OH.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MI.
  • Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY.
  • Long Beach Grand Prix, Long Beach, CA.
  • Mayflower II Anniversary Celebration, Plymouth, MA.
  • Meadowbrook, Rochester Hills, MI.
  • Music Festivals (“Country Fever” and B93 Birthday Bash).
  • Natural Resources Department, Hocking Hills State Park, OH.
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area, CA.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkson, MI.
  • PGA Golf Tournaments (The Players Championship, US Open).
  • Placer County Department of Public Health, Auburn, CA.
  • Point Reyes National Seashore, CA.
  • Portland, OR.
  • Radio Broadcaster, KWRM.
  • Rolling into Roanoke, IN.
  • Saddleback Church, Irvine, CA.
  • San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA.
  • South Carolina State Fair, Columbia, SC.
  • South Florida Fair.
  • Texas State Fair.
  • Trade Shows (Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL).
  • Transportation Corridor Agencies, Orange County, CA.
  • UCHealth, SCL Health & Police Department, Denver, CO.
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken.
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds, CA.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation.
  • World Agricultural Expo, Tulare, CA.
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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.


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