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PART #RDL8541A | L-854 Radio Receiver/Decoder

Certification: FAA AC 150/5345-49D


Rural Electric’s L-854 FM radio receiver/decoder is designed with flexibility and reliability in mind! This field tunable radio allows pilots to control airfield lighting with a series of 3, 5 or 7 microphone clicks in a 5-second period. An integrated selectable timer shuts airfield lights off after 1, 15, 30 or 60 minutes of illumination. Our L-854 receiver is particularly useful for small to mid-sized airfields where continuous nighttime illumination is unnecessary and expensive. Our rugged, solid-state design will provide years of service and is the perfect replacement for aging “crystal” based units. The L-854 has a receiver which is 100% field tunable throughout the airband, 118-136MHz, in .025MHz increments.


Tested to operate indoors or outdoors in temperatures from -55C to +55C.

Standard construction features a rugged NEMA 4/12 enclosure. Custom cabinets are available to suit your application.

Relay bank operation is easily selectable from front panel. Set up couldn’t be easier!

Standard long life mechanical relays ensure compatibility with your equipment

Our solid state receiver design makes for extremely low power consumption.

Custom designs are available for OEM integration, solar deployment, mobile operation and Heliport control. Ask our engineers to build your exact model needs!

Wide range of operating voltages, from 100-240vac, 50/60Hz.

DC Version is available.


Sold as a complete package, installation-ready with a sturdy dipole antenna, lightning arrestor and 20 feet of coaxial antenna cable.

Front Panel cage clamp terminals are contractor friendly and make installations a breeze!

Deployment is as easy as hanging the unit, providing a radio power source, wiring control power inputs and outputs and mounting the antenna – simple, quick and reliable!


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