Police radio and other types of two-way radio often use simulcast to increase range and frequency control is crucial in these systems.  In the past, frequency control was accomplished by using matched quartz oscillators.  This ensured that the oscillators at all sites were very close in frequency, but it also required calibration at each transmit site once or twice a year for low- and high-band systems.  Re-calibration at UHF and 800 MHz systems needs to occur much more frequently.  Maintaining and calibrating oscillators on a regular basis can be very costly.

Most frequency control methods today reference the Global Positioning System (GPS).  This method requires no re-calibration and the frequency accuracy is better than 0.01 hertz at the carrrier frequency.  EndRun offers several helpful products to minimize costs when upgrading a simulcast system.

One such product is the Tycho II Precision TimeBase.  The Tycho II is a very reliable time and frequency standard with an MTBF of over 20 years based on demonstrated field data.  In addition to a 1 PPS output, Tycho II's modular architecture supports up to twenty 10 MHz frequency output signals with exceptional spectral purity and high channel-to-channel signal isolation.  Features include:
  • A 1 PPS output accurate to <20 nanoseconds RMS to UTC(USNO).
  • A frequency accuracy better than 1x10-13.
  • Up to twenty 10 MHz low-phase-noise outputs.
  • An alarm output
  • Dual network ports with NTP, SSH, TELNET, FTP, and more.
  • An RS-232 serial port.
  • Two-year warranty, free technical support and software upgrades for life.
  • Options: Dual redundant power supplies (AC and DC),
    10 MPPS, Pulse rates.
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Products for the simulcast industry are listed to the right.  Other products and options are available.  For pricing and information contact us between 7 am and 4 pm Pacific Time:


Tycho II Precision TimeBase
Frequency Standard
An economical and reliable frequency reference with outputs suited for the simulcast industry including 1PPS and 10 MHz.

Meridian II Precision TimeBase
Frequency Standards
A time & frequency reference with unmatched precision and accuracy.

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