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Mine Radio Underground Communications: Leaky Feeder Radio System

Mine Radio Underground Communications: Leaky Feeder Radio System Raveon’s M7 series radios are well-suited for underground mine radio data communications. With the fastest Transmit / Receive turn around time in the VHF/UHF radio modem business, your polled telemetry system will operate fast and efficient within an underground data system using a pair of cables one of which is a radiating cable the other a “receiving cable”. – a setup commonly referred to as a “leaky feeder system“. “Radiating Cable” implies that the cable is designed to radiate or asborb RF signals: something that coaxial cable is not generally supposed to do.

A leaky feeder system is used for underground mining or tunnel environments where line-of-sight radio communication is difficult or impossible to achieve. Radios are connected with a coaxial cable with a receiver (Rx) port on one end and a transmitter port (Tx) on the other side of the radio.

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Raveon’s Mine Radio Solutions Feature

  • RS232, RS422, and RS485 serial interfaces
  • Easy to use with built-in smart radio modem. Data In = Data Out.
  • Works with MODBUS, DNP, and most serial SCADA protocols.
  • 1/2-5 watts of RF output in the 450-480MHz (other bands available)
  • Ultra-fast T-R switching time of 3mS
  • Store-and-forward repeater capability
  • Exceeding all FCC part 22 and 90 requirements
  • Remote “Ping” capability


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Filed under: Hardware Information, Industry information | Posted on September 25th, 2015 by chris sonnenberg

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