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Is Your Community “Radio-Safe?”

One thing you can count on:  internet and cellular services won't be there.

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Whether caused by a natural disaster or a cyberattack, conventional communications will be knocked offline. Residents who depend on mobile phones and the internet will need to seek out life-saving information from more reliable sources.

Safety agencies are getting ready, installing ever-reliable community emergency radio stations to get critical information to citizens via receivers in their cars. Backed up by generator power and with no third-party interlinks, radio is the one technology that allows an agency to talk direct to the ones it protects.

  • What is the safest route to evacuate?
  • When is it safe to return home? Which roads are closed?
  • What are the procedures at the mobile health clinic?
  • Where can I find aid and assistance?
  • How can I be prepared for the next emergency?

As UNESCO reminded us, “When the lights go out and the internet shuts down – an increasingly common occurrence – broadcast radio serves as an invaluable lifeline.”

Implementers include Hawaii EMA / Maui County, the Central Intelligence Agency, California Office of Emergency Management, Tennessee Department of Health, US Customs & Border Patrol, dozens of military bases and cities as large as Los Angeles and as small as Surf City, NC.  See a list of operators, state by state. Agencies simulcast the signal to smart devices. Accessories include special signage. Click the links (right) to read about how this technology is used in applications like yours.

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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.