Miramar, FL, May 3, 2010 - Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Maxcraft Avionics Ltd near Vancouver BC, Canada, has been granted Transport Canada STC # SH09-57 for installation of the Becker Avionics AR3202 and AR3209 VHF COM Transceivers into the following helicopter models: Bell 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214ST, 412, 412CF, 412EP, and Sikorsky S-61L/N, S-76A/C.
The AR3202 and AR3209 transceivers are an ideal solution for aviation professionals, who need the ultimate in performance and reliability. Because of their efficient design and rugged construction, the AR3202 and 3209 VHF/AM transceivers are particularly well suited to the demanding and harsh environments that helicopter typically operate in.
These transceivers have 760 channels that may be tuned in the frequency range of 118.0 to 136.975 MHz, with 76 channels with 25kHz channel spacing and 20 preset channels which can be stored for immediate recall. The AR3202 has a power output of 20W for extended range communications, and the AR3209 has 10W, with a power supply of 28 VDC. The complete system is housed in a single compact unit, which mounts in a standard 5 3/4 '' DZUS rails. There are no more interconnecting wires between control heads and remote transceivers which are typically associated with legacy radio systems. Additionally, the AR3202 and AR3209 do not require remote boxes, interconnecting cables, or forced air cooling like older generation products.
The radios are DZUS mounted in the center pedestal in the same location as original VHF/AM control heads, or they can be installed as a supplementary radio. The AR3202 and AR3209 are ideally suited to replacing older radios in aging aircraft to reduce maintenance costs. The installation time is estimated by Maxcraft to take 6 to 8 hours.
About the AR3202 and AR3209 VHF/AM Transceivers
AR3209 VHF/AM Transceiver
The AR3202 VHF/AM transceiver is ideally suited for aviation professionals who need the ultimate in performance and reliability. Because of efficient design and rugged construction, the AR3209 transceiver is particularly well suited to demanding military operational environments. The transmitter output power of 20 Watt meets the stringent requirements of Category I operation over FL 200, and with 760 channels from 118 to 136.975 MHz. Furthermore, 20 preset channels can be stored for immediate recall. On request, the AR3202 can be fitted with an extended frequency range, from 118 to 144 MHz, and to 152 MHz. It has an output of 20W, with a 28 VDC power supply. The complete system is housed in a single compact unit, which mounts in standard 5 3/4 '' DZUS rails. It does not require the remote boxes, interconnecting cables, or forced air cooling of older generation equipment.
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