New Company Offers Rental Transmitters
A new company called
RF2Spare LLC is offering rental FM transmitters for radio broadcasters. It is
headed by James G. Withers, who has experience in station ownership and
engineering. The firm is based in Missouri.
RF2Spare will rent ready-to-ship, 2 to 3 kilowatt compact
transmitters to stations. Typical rental periods might be a week to a month, or
that in owning stations in small and medium markets, he often could not afford
a full-time standby transmitter. RF2Spare aims to serve stations with
catastrophic losses as well as those that might need to take a main unit down
for upgrades, or stations enduring extended power outages and that can’t run their
main box off of available generator power.
The first rental kits provide 3 kW TPO and are based on PTEK Gamma 3000
transmitters. Rentals start at $500 per week and can ship by overnight delivery
or counter-to-counter air freight. Units ship with the necessary coax jumpers
and adapters, as well as remote control interface cable.
RF2Spare also offers FCC maps showing the predicted coverage of the rental
transmitters working into a given antenna; and it will provide free
assistance to licensees that might need to file an application for special
Withers is a contributor to Radio
World, which is not involved in the enterprise.
info and rental forms are on the company website at www.RF2Spare.com.