Information Station Specialists is the best known source of travelers information stations, highway advisory radio, advisory signs and services needed to reach motorists with public service information. Learn more about Information Station Specialists.
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Information Station Technical Specifications
Our Electronic Enclosures Allow Rear & Front Access
Our security enclosures open from the front or back, making it easy to add, service or replace electronics.
Overall System
  • Operates according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, Part 90.242.
  • Achieves a maximum FCC signal level of 2.0 mV/m at 0.93 mile; effective coverage range is 3 to 5 miles (28-78 square miles).
  • Operates within the frequency range 530-1710 kHz (operation on 1710 kHz requires waiver).
  • Has ability to broadcast in newly allowed 5000 Hz bandwidth audio.

Utilities Required

  • 110-volt AC, single-phase/50/60 Hz, less than 1 amp AC operating current (20-amp breaker).
  • Standard business telephone line ('central office' type, shielded).  
Components - Click below links to view details.
TR6000 HQ5.0 Transmitter
Antenna and Groundplane System
Two Digital Message Players from which to Choose:
Indoor Security Enclosure
  • Durable black, textured power-coat finish.
  • Dimensions: 28.0" H x 22.5" W x 18.0" D.
  • Interior space for rack-mounted components: 21.0" H 15.0" D.
  • 200-pound equipment weight capacity.
  • Rack-mount equipment mounting format – 12 rack spaces.
  • 16-gauge steel construction with 1/8" thick laser-cut corner braces.
  • Toolfree quick-mount system for easy, one-person installation of the center section to the back pan on the job site.
  • Windowed front door provides access for control of electronics, key lockable.
  • Secondary service access door provides access to rear of electronic components and wiring. Service access door is key lock and padlock-able.
  • Seismic certified.
  • EIA/TIA compliant.
  • UL listed in the US and Canada.
Associated Materials
  • All wiring, connectors, mounts and hardware.
  • Test equipment: wattmeter and dummy load for antenna tuning and system diagnosis.
Services
Options - Click below links to view details.
ENcast Emergency Notification Broadcast System
Flashing ALERT Sign System
HearMoreInfoSM StreamCastsSM
Outdoor Electronics Enclosure
  • Weatherproof, gasketed, NEMA4 steel construction.
  • Pole or wall mountable (includes wood pole mount).
  • Indoors or outdoors use.
  • Back panel with wiring harness, local test phone.
  • Includes AC-terminal block and power-surge arrestor.
  • Pad-lockable design, 36"H x 24"W x 8"D size for Classic version. 24"H x 24"W x 8"D size for IP version.
Professional Broadcast Recording Services
Signal Measurement Radio Receiver to Ensure FCC Compliance Long Term
HQ5.1 broadcast quality audio processor for increased audio quality, intelligibility and range.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for backup for momentary power interruption or when generator starts in a power outage.
VP9000TM Vertical Profile Antenna System
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PO Box 51, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 49464-0051, Phone 616.772.2300, Fax 616.772.2966, Email info@theRADIOsource.com

The USA's best known source for Travelers' Information Stations, Highway Advisory Radio & related products/services.


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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.