AEM’s MTP136D radio gains FCC and ISED certifications ahead of USFS acceptance

April 15, 2024

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. achieves critical certifications for new radio

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) has successfully obtained Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) certifications for their new MTP136D forest service radio.

These certifications mark significant regulatory milestones necessary for the eventual formal acceptance by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the issuance of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).

Tony Weller, AEM’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented on the achievement: “We’re happy to see our new radio gain both certifications.

These milestones keep the radio on track to formal acceptance by the United States Forest Service (USFS), and towards an exciting pending Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).”

Design and functionality of the MTP136D radio

The MTP136D is tailored for use by the USFS and aerial firefighting operators, emphasizing its utility in forest service and emergency response operations.

This radio is compliant with Project 25 Phase 1, covering all channels within the 136MHz to 174MHz VHF FM frequency band.

It features a durable design that is suited to perform in the extensive and demanding conditions typical of firefighting efforts.

Additionally, the MTP136D is designed for easy integration into existing systems and can replace legacy communication equipment seamlessly.

Capabilities and distribution of the MTP136D

Equipped to support 40 zones and 5000 channels, the MTP136D includes a large NVIS-compatible screen that displays essential operational information.

The radio is capable of extended transmit duty cycles, facilitating continuous operation necessary during prolonged emergency incidents.

Its menu-driven interface enhances usability and functional adaptability for firefighting teams.

The MTP136D has begun shipping and is currently being installed in aircraft across North America.

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