HARC-Mini makes Maxi Progress
2.75-lb without batteries! How's that for lightness?
Does your communications plan need extended range RIGHT NOW! for Search and rescue? Disaster recovery? Urgent tactical situation? Emergency response?
Even with a 100-ft transportable tower, once you trundle it to the comms site, your radio can only talk out a few miles. But what if you had a 300-ft tower? Or a 500-ft tower?
HARC-Mini now delivers immediate extended communication ranges out to 30 miles and more. Add a small tethered balloon, a bottle of helium, and a length of lightweight optical fiber, and you are now communicating far, far away, mere minutes after you arrive on site.
HARC-Mini has evolved since the mockup we showed last Fall at the MILCOM show (see here
). The electronics are now smaller and lighter at 2.75-lb. Snap on two batteries with up to 4 A-hr capacity each and you can operate aloft for hours. Or you can omit the batteries and operate with DC from your aerial platform.
Install one of our modular, lightweight antennas such as the low UHF (225-450 MHz, 1.25-lb) model shown here* and your aerial payload is complete. Launch the balloon with an optical fiber in the tether, or trailing alongside the tether (in the latter case, budget 7 grams per meter of optical cable lifted), and you are in business!
HARC-Mini is a great tool in the Emergency Communicator's toolbox. Steve Gemeny
would be happy to talk about your requirements and quote this capability.
* We can supply modular, lightweight antennas for common bands from 30 MHz to 2 GHz.