Product Focus – Scanners
Scanner selects strongest channel
Thunder Eagle’s NOAA weather radio scanner, recorder and communications system interface automatically selects the strongest of seven NWR channels. This scanner digitally records the day and time-stamps 90-second severe weather warning into the receiver. Severe weather alerts are automatically transmitted on your two-way radio systems without interfering with communications already in progress. Features of the scanner include DTMF remote control access to warning and live weather through a two-way radio system and through a telephone system. It also automatically sets off your pager and places a severe weather warning on your telephone and voicemail.
Scanner detects interference
The Grasshopper hand-held wireless receiver from Berkeley Varitronics Systems is designed for sweeping and optimizing LANs. The instrument measures coverage of direction sequence CDMA networks that operate on the IEEE 802.11b standard. This allows the user to measure and determine the access point, packet error rate and multipath and RSSI signal levels. This scanner detects and differentiates from narrowband multipath interferences such as microwave ovens and frequency hopping systems. This product features a built-in display, keypad and removable battery pack.
Base station offers three functions
Topaz3’s TK514 base station offers 14 license-free FRS channels, each with 38 “private talk” codes. The base station’s functions include a base-to-radio communicator, a weather receiver and a wireless intercom system. To keep the listener aware of changing local weather conditions, this radio receives National Weather Services broadcasts on one or more of the ten National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather frequencies.
Receiver offers direct control
ICOM America’s IC-R8500 base receiver features built-in CI-V and RS-232C for direct computer control, keypad entry, a large backlit LCD and selectable AGC timing. The receiver’s frequency covers 100kHz-1,999MHz.