Repeater stations installed on high altitudes allow clear communication at great distances, what is not always possible with portable or mobiles radio transceivers in simplex operation.
All you need is two radio equipments and the Elektra 2000 controller for building an efficient and full feature repeater station which before could only be found with high cost controllers.
The Elektra 2000 is already a sucess in several countries. There are hundreds of them operating 24 hours a day allowing reliable communication for public and private services as well as radio amateurs.
With an extremely easy installation allowing even a non experienced person do do it. It's only necessary six connections: Audio and COR (Carried Operated Relay) from receiver, audio and PTT from transmitter and a 12V power source.
All functions controlled at distance using any DTMF keypad
With the exception of audio levels adjustments, all other functions are controlled by any DTMF keypad. With no exceptions, other repeater controllers require complex and hard to memorizes commands. There are even some controllers that require dedicated devices for programming. To facilitate the operation we created an extremely easy to assimilate commands that you send through your own radio transceiver.
6 Operation Modes
Repeater: Each signal that reaches the receiver is transmitted by the repeater transmitter
Repeater with link: You only need an extra transceiver to link remote stations;
Repeater with command port: Adding an extra receiver in a different frequency you will be able to control the functions of your repeater without no one being aware of it;
Repeater with auxiliary port: Adding an extra receiver will allow you to use the reapeater with priority over the regular users;
Cross Repeater: Adding an extra transceiver will allow you to operate in cross mode, where signals comming through the main receiver will be transmitted by the extra transceiver and vice-versa.
Simplex Repeater: The advantage of this mode is the reducing cost of installation. With only one single transceiver you have a complete repeater station. All signals arriving the transceiver will be recorded up to 20s and reproduced back by the transceiver. This mode is a very good option to enhance the covered area of FRS walkie-talkies (ex:Talkabout).
Hundreds of courtesy tones and the exclusive Roller
It doesn't matter how crowded your area is with repeater stations, you will allways be able to have an unique courtesy tone that can be easily recognized.
Besides fourteen pre-programmed courtesy tones, a tone editor allows the creation of an unlimited number of new tones. Furthermore, we created an exclusive Roller Beep that automatically changes the courtesy tones after a pre-programmed number of transmitions.
Click on the icons to listen to some courtesy tones explamples:
Morse and Voice ID
The Elektra 2000 has a digital voice recorder with capacity of 20s. The recording can be made over the radio, without you being phisically at the repeater station. This way you can change the voice recording at anytime.
Besides being used as a repeater ID, you can use the Elektra 2000 recording capacity to communicate meetings, wheater condition announcements and other informations.An audio recording input is also available on the board for high quality message recording.
Three ID modes are available
CW Mode: The repeater identification is done by a Morse message up to 40 characters where tone and speed are adjustable.
Mix Mode: If the repeater is being used at the time of the identification, a morse message substitutes the voice ID. If the repeater is not being used, the voice message takes place. If during the voice ID someone starts using the repeater, the voice is replaced by the morse. The voice ID has an option where you can set priority of the voice message over the morse code or not.
Smart Mode: The 20s voice recoder time is divided by two 10s messages. If the timer of ID expires and the repeater is not being used, the message one will be not played until one user activates and releases the repeater. This message one will be a welcome message. On the other hand, if the repeater is being used and the timer of the ID experires, message two will wait to be played until the repeater is released.
All the ID modes can be configured to intervals of 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 or 45
Six Output Switches and two Alarm Inputs
Six digital outputs switches are available for control equipments at your repeater site. These outputs can be used to activate relays to control appliances or any other devices. You can turn the outputs on, off or pulse.
There are also two alarm inputs available. They can be used to monitor power failure or any other event. When an alarm input is triggered an extra tone will be added to the courtesy tone warning the users. The second input can be connected to a reed-switch at door of the repeater site to alarm users in case of unauthorized opening of the door. In this particular case, a siren will be heard over the radio to indicate alert. The repeater can still be used when the siren is activated because voice has higher priority.
Elektra 2000 controllers are present in the following countries:
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, United Kingdom and United States.
Full feature repeater controller in one single board
Fourty three functions each with great variety of options
Four digit password or super user mode for password free commands
Non volatil memory retains all configurations even with power failures
All configurations can be performed using a DTMF tone keypad
No special device is needed for configuration
Commands execution with audio confirmation
A digital recorder allow up to 20s of voice recording in several ID modes
Voice recoding can be made over the air or using an onboard input jack
Smart ID decides when voice and morse should be transmitted
Capacitor sockets are available for equalize repeater or link audio
Multi function button can be configured for recording, ID or TX cutt-off
Adjustable morse ID tone, speed and timer
Multi function input for link, control, auxiliary receiver or expansion module
Expansion modules for three link inputs or autopatch
DTMF mute keeps control tones from being retransmitted
Fourteen pre programmed courtesy tones plus hundreds with tone editor
Beep changes courtesy tones automatically
Adjustable hang time
Adjustable position and length of courtesy tones
Timer-out expiration alert melody
Independent CTCSS input for repeater and multi function port
CTCSS frequency control when using TED250 (optional)
Plain audio response
Independent TX and RX audio amplifiers with independent level adjustment
Level adjustment for voice playback and courtesy tones
repeater operation modes (normal, link, command, cross and simplex)
Two alarm inputs with audio alerts through the repeater
Six output switches for control equipments remotely
Accepts positive or negative COR on both ports
All timer events adjustable remotely
Smart Fan control output
Tone generator for repeater testing
High quality fiberglass PCB and aptimized design for low audio noise
All ICs use high quality sockets for easy maintenance
New features can be added with new firmware version
Detailed documentation with schematics
Power requirements: 8V ~ 15V DC at 20mA in standby (maximum 50mA)
117mm x 111mm x 25mm
Two years limited warranty
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Installation and Operation Manual (372KB)
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