Equipment Bank

The SACBA equipment bank is available for member stations; to borrow when breakdowns occur, to try out a new piece of equipment, to keep you on-air until the next grant round or to experiment with different set-ups. In the equipment bank you’ll find all of this:

  • Rode NT-USB Mini very nice USB mic for announcers working from home
  • BW Broadcast DSPXmini Encore FM audio processor
  • Rodecaster Pro podcast and broadcast console
  • Rode Wireless Go wireless microphone system
  • Ubiquiti NBE-5AC-Gen2 wireless ethernet links
  • Solidyne D612 Outside Broadcast 8 channel console with audio over IP
  • Solidyne MX2100 Outside Broadcast 4 channel mini console with audio over 3G
  • Solidyne DX2400 Outside Broadcast 4 channel console with audio over IP
  • Sennheiser HMD-280 headsets (multiple units)
  • Rode Reporter microphone with detachable station ID flag (the mic top with your station logo on it)
  • Barix 500 boxes – audio to IP converters used for streaming, STL and OB applications (multiple units)
  • Deva Broadcast DB90 audio to IP converters – similar to the barix boxes, but with SPDIF (multiple units)
  • Deva Broadcast SmartGen Micro RDS Encoder – display your station’s name on radio screens (multiple units)
  • Elan Merlin 8 broadcast console – fully optioned with remote start and AES/EBU digital output. Plug and play! (multiple units – very popular)
  • Band Scanner Pro – spectrum analyser and modulation monitor used to calibrate your broadcast signal so that you’re transmitting legally and with the best possible signal
  • Band Scanner GPS – similar to the above unit, but with GPS mapping capabilities so that you can map out your signal strength
  • 25 watt SRK Electronics exciters that can also be used as a stereo generator, exciter & transmitter
  • 100 watt SRK Electronics exciters that can also be used as a stereo generator, exciter & transmitter (multiple units)
  • 500 watt SRK Electronics transmitters (power amplifier – multiple units)
  • Broadband 500 watt folded dipole antenna (multiple units)
  • 850MHz band SRK STL transmitters & receivers (multiple units)
  • 850MHz yagi antennae (multiple units)
  • 5GHz 100Mbit/s Ubiquiti digital data links for OB’s or STL replacement
  • Digital oscilloscope – 2 channel 25MHz bandwidth, with FFT
  • 60 watt dummy load – essential for testing your FM transmitter and STL transmitter
  • Off-air receiver
  • Jensen Isomax Isolation Transformer – two channel, very high quality, passive unit
  • BW Broadcast DSPX-FM Compressor, Limiter, Stereo Generator
  • Presonus 1818VSL USB audio interface –  an 18 channel unit for high quality multi-track recording on your computer or iPad
  • Behringer ADA8000 – 8 channel analogue to digital (ADAT) converter for use with the Presonus
  • SARK-110 Antenna analyser (single port Vector Network Analyser) and precision load set for calibrating your antenna and feedline (note – requires significant training for correct use)
  • RF Explorer Spectrum analyser – handheld unit covering 15MHz to 2700MHz with sensitivity down to -105dBm
  • Numark M103U CD players with USB stick MP3 playout and balanced outputs (multiple units)
  • Numark CDN77USB Dual Drawer CD players with USB stick MP3 playout, remote control panel and remote start (multiple units)
  • Rode smartLav lavalier lapel mic for iPhones and other smartphones
  • Rode iXY mic for iPhones (30 pin connector)
  • iRig PRE iOS mic preamp for smartphones. Allows you to connect XLR mics and signals into your smartphone
  • iRig mic – handeld interview mic for smartphones
  • iPhone 4S pair – for instant high quality mono OB audio using Facetime Audio over 3G mobile (30 pin connector)
  • Epson XGA video projector and screen for meeting presentations
  • Sonex Acoustic foam for reducing echo in your studio
  • Shure Beta 57A microphones
  • Shure SM57 microphones
  • Shure Beta 52A microphone
  • Shure Beta 58A microphone
  • Rode PSA1 Studio boom arms
  • Rode Broadcaster condenser microphones
  • Rode lavalier microphone
  • Eaton 2200VA UPS
  • 500W dummy load (heavy stuff)
  • Rode iXY microphone

The equipment bank isn’t just about getting you back on-air when things break down, it’s also about giving you access to a wide range of equipment to try out new ways of doing things. If you’ve always wanted to try something out, but never had the equipment you needed to actually do it – give us a call and we’ll see if we can help out. That way you can “try before you buy” and work out for sure what works best for you.

Even if what you need isn’t in this list, talk to us anyway. We might know of a station that has what you’re looking for or we might be able to buy it to add to the equipment bank.

Your station must hold the relevant ACMA licences to borrow certain items in the equipment bank and your station’s Board must approve any equipment bank use.

For enquiries – call Tim Borgas on 0411 243 471 or