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Aerotron Equipment Information and Modifications
Compiled by Mike Morris WA6ILQ
Maintained by Robert Meister WA1MIK
Aerotron-Repco is out of business, the last known address was:
Aerotron-Repco Systems, Inc. (ARS Incorporated)
4602 Parkway Commerce Boulevard
Orlando, Florida USA 32808
If there is anybody in the Orlando area that can do a bit of research and let us know what happened to them I'll add it here. The phone number is now answered as "Rohn Products International" (whose main number is 407-880-9200). The last known product flyer was this:
Aerotron-Repco Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and systems engineering house located in Orlando, Florida. With over 30 years experience in thecommunications industry, ARS offers a wide variety highly reliable products.
The most recent addition to our product line is the Blue Streak Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum RF Modem. This product is gaining a great deal of popularity in various data transfer applications, where the lack of a requirement for an FCC license is attractive to many systems designers. One of our largest applications is with Smarte-Carte, a company operating baggage carts and lockers for hire in airports, shopping malls and other locations. ARS has supplied product, site survey, installation and maintenance for systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. We look forward to a long working relationship with Smarte-Carte.
ARS also offers High Powered VHF and UHF Base Stations, as well as a large number of telemetry- related products, such as the RDL-Series RF Links Transmitter and Receiver Modules, and Econolink RS-232 RF Modem.
In addition to our activities in the design and manufacture of quality products, ARS provides specialty products and assists in systems development for specific applications. ARS's technical staff assists customers with specific systems requirements, such as site surveys, network design and layout, interface between dissimilar elements of hybrid systems, such as Smarte-Carte with airport and mall systems, wireless emergency alert systems for Saudi Arabian Airport applications in conjunction with Northrop Grumman and development of a specialty communications system for support of hazardous material disposal activities for the U.S. Army, as subcontracted from Bechtel and PRC. ARS' activities demonstrate our flexibility to be able to support a wide variety of activities, as required in specific situations.
The Aerotron equipment was very well designed and built; too bad the marketing left a LOT to be desired.
|Information and Modifications|
|The manual on the MPAC test set This manual covers both the portable and rack mount versions. This design is rather interesting - it has an oscillator in the IF frequency for tuning and netting crystal-based radios. 1.45 MB PDF file.|
|1045 Power Supply 708 kB PDF Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP|
|1259 Tone Control Panel 13.2 MB PDF Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP|
|C111 Control Head 2.3 MB PDF Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP|
19 MB PDF Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP
Has info on the 1044 tone panel, 1180 tone decoder, 1189 UNICALL, 1190 / 1191 four tone encoder, 1192A tone encoder, 1194 subaudible tone encoder / decoder, 1197 four tone expander and some service bulletins.
|A partial manual on the Aerotron/Repco Dimension repeater Contains the schematic,service & alignment chapters for the 10w and 35w high band and UHF units. Donated by Andrew Pepper KC2EUS. 830 kB PDF file.|
|Technical manual on the Aerotron
Mega-E synthesized low band radio. John Harrington W5EME originally donated it in
2000 but the file wouldn't open, and emails to him bounced (I was hoping to get an article
on converting the synthesizer to 5khz spacing). He wrote:
My local club recently came into a bunch of Aerotron Mega-E 100W LB synthesized trunk-mount radios, and it fell to me to get them on six meters. Since the radios were the high-split jobs and I had an instruction manual, after much gnashing of teeth and a totally inappropriate amount of cursing, I got them on 52.525. They work surprisingly well, 100W out and average 0.2 microvolts sensitivity. I ALMOST understand how to program the EPROMs for any frequency within 6 meters, but presently can only program frequencies within 100KC or so of 52.525MC (the national simplex freq.). Since I had to convert the synthesizer to 5KC spacing (the radio normally only uses 10 or 12.5KC channel spacing) the formulas in the book don't work anymore. Has anyone done this before who can help me with an algorithm good for 5KC spacing?
Jerry Coffman WB5RUA sent in a good 8.2 MB PDF copy in June 2007. He wrote:
I also added my estimation for hexadecimal numbers for the 6 meter frequencies, but make no promises they will work. Maybe someone could verify these and create us a little computer program to create a binary file to burn to the eprom for 6 meters?
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