RP-3000 Voice/Digital Portable Repeater


The RP-3000 is a small, portable, simplex repeater designed for use with the EIDS series of processor/transmitters. The RP-3000 extends the operational range of an intrusion detection system by relaying the signal from the transmitters to either a portable or fixed base site. Using one or more repeaters provides unlimited flexibility when deploying the EIDS system in rough, hilly terrain where line-of-sight is not possible, or when strategic operations require monitoring at a location far removed from the sensored area.

The RP-3000 can function as a digital message format repeater AND as an audio repeater. The repeaters are microprocessor-controlled and allow users to select a variety of parameters via a PDA handheld programmer in the field or a laptop/desktop computer with Windows® XP, Vista, or 7 operating system.

The compact, waterproof, machined aluminum housing is designed for above ground or direct burial deployment. The RP-3000 is powered by 12 volt DC power source (sold separately).

A Tamper mechanism sends an alert if an intruder attempts to disable the system, or if the external power supply is interrupted (disconnected). The RP-3000 also has a programmable trigger for activating a camera system or other device. A Serial interface allows users to export digital messages to a network or other device.

Telonics can sell this product only to law enforcement, military, and government agencies; these products are for use only within such agencies.

Key Features

  • user selectable transmitter power levels (1.5 or 5 watts)
  • Up to 7 miles transmission range (line of sight), depending on local conditions
  • Tamper, low battery, and daily status messages
  • Continuous operation or operation on selected days of the week and hours of the day
  • Ability to receive digital messages and repeat in both voice and digital format
  • Ability to receive and repeat voice transmissions with or without CTCSS Sub-audible Tones
  • Independent receive and transmit frequencies



Size6.875 x 6.0 x 1.75 in
175 x 152.5 x 45 mm
Weight, without batteries2.1 lbs
0.950 kg
CaseAluminum Housing
ElectronicsHermetically sealed with all connections via glass-to-metal feed-throughs
External power jacks1 Bendix-type PT07A-8-4S
External programming jacks1 Bendix-type PT07A-12-10S
External RF connections1 TNC


Minimum frequency138 MHz
Maximum frequency175 MHz
Frequency resolution10 Hz
Frequency stability15 ppm
Channel spacing25 KHz
Modulation typeNarrow band FM
Digital modulation formatsEIDS, Binary, BCD, SEIWG 005A (MIDS/EMIDS, REMBASS)
Voice modulation formatsFemale voice, 37 standard CTCSS tones
Voice playback time, maximum16 seconds
Modulation deviation, typical3.0 KHz
Transmitter power output, low power1.5 W ±1 dB @ 12 V into 50 Ω
Transmitter power output, high power5.0 W ±1 dB @ 12 V into 50 Ω
Operating voltage, minimum9 Vdc
Operating voltage, maximum16 Vdc
Quiescent current, typical2160 µA
Quiescent current, typical, over voltage and temperature500 µA
Peak transmit current, low power0.65 A ±0.2 A @ 12 V, 50 Ω
Peak transmit current, high power1.25 A ±0.3 A @ 12 V, 50 Ω
Power supplyAvailable NP24-12B battery pack
Receiver sensitivity0.3 uV rms 12 dB Sinad
Receiver operating current, digital10 mA ±2 mA
Receiver operating current, voice, no incoming signal, CTCSS enabled10.5 mA ±2 mA
Receiver operating current, voice, incoming signal, CTCSS enabled14 mA ±2 mA

1. Frequency is at least this stable over full temperature and voltage range
2. At 25° C, after 72 hour stabilization


Minimum storage temperature-30° C
Minimum operating temperature-20° C
Maximum operating temperature70° C
Number of sensor inputs (optional)1
Waterproof3 feet
1 m
Maximum altitude25000 feet
7620 m
Maximum humidity100%

Service Commitment

Since 1970, Telonics has built a reputation based on product quality, product support, service, and customer satisfaction. Telonics strives to produce the highest quality products, and to support those products accordingly.

Because of extreme conditions and the unpredictable nature associated with most telemetry applications, problems occasionally arise. Most problems can be resolved quickly. In all cases, we hope to be able to work in partnership with users to resolve problems to the user's satisfaction and to uphold our demonstrated commitment to excellence. If problems should arise, all products must be returned to our factory for failure analysis.


Telonics warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date acquired. Telonics does not warrant batteries.

If a defect occurs, return the equipment to us within the proper time frame at the following address: TELONICS, 932 E. IMPALA AVENUE, MESA AZ USA 85204-6699. Damage to any equipment resulting from misuse, accidents, unauthorized service, extreme conditions, or other causes, is excluded from this warranty. Telonics does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to equipment during shipment. Telonics does not assume responsibility for delays resulting from shipment on commercial or private carriers. We insure all equipment shipped from our facility and suggest that shipments to Telonics also be insured.

Upon the timely return to our facility, if defective, the product will be replaced or repaired at our discretion at no cost to the customer. This remedy is the exclusive remedy. This product is supplied without any further warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability, quality or fitness for particular reason or those arising by laws, statutes or trade usage or course of dealing.

The entire risk, as to the results and performance of the product, is assumed by the customer. Neither Telonics, nor its suppliers, shall have any liability to the customer or any other person or entity for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damage whatsoever, regardless whether Telonics has been told of the possibility of such damages or that such damages might be foreseeable. Telonics has no responsibility or liability for the claims of any third party. The maximum aggregate to the customer, of Telonics and its suppliers, shall not exceed the amount paid by the customer for the product.