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 Radio News Application Highlights
Eclipse     March 2024
▪  What happens when the internet gets eclipsed?
▪  AM Preservation Act Poised to Pass
▪  UNESCO Designates Radio Our "First Responder"
HAM Radio Issue    November 2023
▪  High Marks for 'The Lowdown' 630 Meter Antenna
▪  New Bandwidth Limit Replaces Baud Rate Ceiling
▪  ARRL Says No to Spectrum Grab
     October 2023
▪  Radio Aids Maui Recovery
▪  FCC Approves Larger, Higher Antennas
▪  Why EMAs Don't Choose LPFM
▪  Information Station Specialists Turns 40
     August 2023
▪  AM Radio Deemed "Absolutely Mandatory"
▪  Will 2024 Solar Event Eclipse Resources?
   May 2023
▪  Safety to Take a Backseat?
▪  Remote Parks Rely on Radio
▪  A Brand New Band
Post Pulse Emergencies    February 2023
▪  Post-Pulse Public Communications Finishing Strong
▪  Rock Radio Resurfaces
▪  Agencies with New & Upgraded Info Radio Stations
Emergencies & Evacuations
Emergency Managers broadcast and stream directly to visitors and residents before, during, after disasters.
  Public Health
Health officials rely on Information Stations to spread the word about mass vaccinations during Covid-19.
Event Highlights  Special Events
Rental radio stations guide and inform patrons as they approach event venues, e.g., fairs, festivals and shows.
Park Application Highlights  Parks & Outdoor Recreation
State and national parks and wildlife viewing areas inform visitors via Information Radio technology.
Historic Site Highlights  Historic Sites
History stations speak to tourists 24/7, increasing patrons' enjoyment and alleviating demands on staff.
Transportation Highlights  Transportation
Transportation engineers provide construction info, detours, traffic status, weather and flight delay updates.
Border Sign Points of Entry
Customs/Border Protection and Port Authorities use Information Radio technology to secure entry points.
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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.