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ITS.6000 HAR Technical Specifications
FAS6000 Flashing Beacons & Controller
The 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 three to five miles (28-78 square miles).
  • Operates within the frequency range 530-1710 kHz (operation on 1710 kHz requires waiver).
  • Has predetermined message playlists that key by external tone-alert receiver or relay closure.
  • With an internal capability for 1,000 dynamic recorded messages and up to 3 hours of recordable time.
  • Can accommodate live broadcasts by telephone handset, locally at the station or remotely via dial-up telephone call in.
  • Offers touchtone telephone control via landline or optional cell phone, on site or from remote locations.
  • Automatically broadcasts Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Weather Service (NWS) 'All Hazard' alerts specific to targeted counties and event codes. When alerts are over, the system can be set to automatically return to normal programming.
  • Continuously broadcasts during programming changes. 
  • Has an effective range of 3 to 5 miles radius (25-75 square miles).
And operates on these utilities . . .
  • 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). 
  • Standard business telephone line (“central office” type, shielded).
Standard Package
TR.6000 HQ5.0 Transmitter
Security Enclosure
  • EMA3R grade, gasketed, with dual doors, aluminum frame and sheeting. Removable rack cage.
  • Cabinet footprint: 66.75 inches high by 24.25 inches wide by 32.75 inches deep; 23-inch doors open 90 degrees, front and back.
  • 332/334 signal cabinet style. Dual internal locks and locking handles.
  • Fan/vent/filter, thermostatically controlled.
  • AC power service panel and ground bus.
  • Cabinet lights activate/deactivate with door opening/closure.
  • Gasketed base, ready for pad mounting.
  • All shelves, brackets and hardware for rack mounting, bolts for cabinet
Surge Arrestors
  • Power surge arrestor: 48 KAmps max - fewer than 1 nS.
  • Telephone line arrestor: 10 KAmps max - fewer than 2.5 nS.surge arrestor: 48 KAmps max - fewer than 1 nS.

4-Day Battery Backup
  • 22A22A/24V DC regulated power supply/battery charger</li>.

    - LED charge indicators.
    - Digital voltmeter/ammeter.
    - Operational status indicators.
    - Breakers for AC input, battery output.
    - Automatic low-voltage battery and load disconnect, thermal shutdown and recovery, current-limiting
      and overvoltage protection.
    - 110 or 220 volts AC.
    - Accommodates redundant parallel module for auto switchover if main unit fails.
    - Chassis size: rack mount, 2 rack units height.

  •  4 sealed AGM batteries, 158 AH @ 24VDC, yielding 4 days of operating time.
Test Equipment
  • SX.200 Wattmeter/SWR Meter with forward, refl ected and SWR settings, 200-watt power capacity, lighted dial, UHF connectors.
  • Operates in-line.
  • Functions to allow precision tuning of antenna on setup, and troubleshooting once station is operational.
  • Size and weight: 6 inches by 4.6 inches by 2.5 inches; 1.2 pounds.
NX8R Digital Message Player
'All Hazard' Warning System with Specific Area Message Encoding
Antenna/Groundplane System

Installation, operation, maintenance manual with illustrated instructions.
IP.76 Digital Message Player for Online Programming Control
GPS Frequency Stabilization to Minimize Interface among Satellite Stations
VP.9000 Vertical Profile Antenna Support and Grounding System with All Electronics in the Pole to Minimize Vandalism
2X Signal Booster
  • 16’ black, anodized aluminum extension that doubles the efficiency/range of the station’s existing antenna system, allowing the transmitter to run at less wattage or allowing the signal to have twice the intensity at a given distance.
  • Functions with upper-band (typ:1610-1700) antennas only.
  • This option is recommended for federal government agencies that do not have a signal intensity limitation; for any operator in a challenging environment that requires maximum signal intensity to cut through woods, buildings and obstructions.
Note: local government licensees must seek a waiver of FCC rules to allow a signal intensity above the standard 2.0 mV/m limitation.
HearMoreInfo StreamCASTs to the Internet
ENcast Emergency Notification Broadcast System to automatically broadcast text system alerts.
FAS.6000 Flashing Beacons and Controller for Highway Signs - 2-Way & Pager Versions
Power Loss Notification Module
  • 5 programmable notification delay periods.
  • Instantaneous to 24 hours.
  • Internal battery backup.
  • Automatically dials up to 4 telephone numbers.
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Planning Guide

Portable HAR with Changeable Message Sign

Sample Network Layout

FCC Limitations

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Emergency Advisory Radio FAQs Professional Recordings
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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.