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How to ensure you buy legally compliant radio equipment

The march of progress has made buying and using two-way radios easier. However, as Piers Bedford and Sam Fenwick discover, there’s still much that buyers need to know to ensure they are purchasing safe and legally compliant equipment

We are all used to picking up our ...

60 seconds with SFL's Tony Lowry

Tony Lowry, workshop manager at SFL Mobile Radio, discusses his time in the two-way radio industry

What’s the most popular type of radio system you’re asked to design?We supply the majority of our radios to the building industry, which requires multi-channel capacity ...

Wi-Fi networks for hotels

Hotels are embracing wireless technology, both to provide guests with the 24/7 connectivity they expect, and to enable staff to deal with requests faster and more efficiently

Hotels can be like nations within nations. The largest chains are such that you could be ...

Two-way radio keeps London City Tour running

London City Tour needs reliable radio communications to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers. Sam Fenwick visited its Heathrow depot to find out more

You can’t go far in central London without seeing one of the ubiquitous red London City Tour buses. These ...

Radio dealerships: threats and opportunities

Giving the customer what they want even if they don’t yet know it, is part and parcel of being a radio dealership. Sam Fenwick explores how their role has changed and the current threats and opportunities

Dealerships are a key part of the PMR supply chain, providing ...

Your guide to PMR446

While PMR446 devices can be a cost-effective choice for businesses, without the right knowledge they could be more than you bargained for, explains Simon Creasey

Walk down the high street of any UK town and chances are you’ll spot someone using a PMR446 radio. The ...

Radiopaging: 60 years on

Derek Banner discusses the benefits of modern paging technology, together with the main players in the industry and their products

Invented in 1956 by Multitone, radiopaging was first used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London to alert doctors that needed to ...

Cowes Week's use of two-way radio

Richard Lambley discovers the roles radio plays in managing one of southern England’s most popular summer sailing events

Above the seafront terrace of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s clubhouse in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a vast canvas awning shields the bustle beneath ...

Protecting lone workers in industrial and remote environments

You are not alone even when you’re working in some of Britain’s remotest areas. That’s because communications devices developed to help protect employees reach almost everywhere, as Vaughan O’Grady discovers

The type of telecommunications systems and devices a company ...

DMR Tier IIII or TETRA?

Land Mobile explores the use of DMR Tier III and the factors that need to be considered when deciding whether it or TETRA is the best fit for your company

Many large organisations need resilient, high-capacity two-way radio networks with wide-area coverage, ...

Ofcom BRIG: RED's implications

The latest Ofcom BRIG meeting, which took place on 28 July, touched on many different issues: spectrum licensing and enforcement, LTE in UHF, Brexit, a light licence survey and the Radio Equipment Directive. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Sidiqur Rahman, ...

Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue's use of two-way radio

Sam Fenwick joins a Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue exercise to learn more about how rescue organisations use radio to better coordinate their operations and improve volunteer safety

Emma Brookes was reported missing at 6pm by her mother. Depressed after her exams ...

The future of PMR

While no-one can accurately predict what communications will look like in the future, Chris Lorek explores the trends that will most likely influence two-way radio’s destiny, with a focus on private mobile radio

It’s only recently that we’ve started to see ...

Utilities: DMR Tier III for IoT?

DMR Tier III is making headway with utilities. However, it faces competition from other wireless technologies. Vaughan O’Grady investigates whether its combination of voice capacity, resilience, coverage and IoT applications could be a winning hand

Wireless ...

Best practice for in-vehicle radio equipment installations

An update to FCS1362, the code of practice for in-vehicle radio equipment installation, was announced at the recent FCS Comms Installer event. Sam Fenwick reports

This year’s FCS Comms Installer and the schemes the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) runs to ...

What would Brexit mean for the UK's wireless comms industry?

?The referendum to decide whether the UK will either remain in or leave the EU is one of the most important decisions our electorate will ever be asked to make. However, while plenty has been said about immigration and the now-infamous £350 million a week figure, there's been ...

Using two-way radios for Airsoft

Communications are critical in any warzone, even if bullets are replaced with plastic pellets. Laurence Doe examines how Airsoft players and staff utilise radio

‘There’s no action without communication’ – that’s how an Airsoft player explained the phrase in the ...

Your guide to radio network maintenance

Whether it’s a one base-station system or a nationwide emergency setup, two-way networks are more robust than ever. However, that doesn’t mean maintenance can be ignored. Vaughan O’Grady discovers what can go wrong

When it comes to two-way radio networks there’s no ...

What's Radio over IP?

With spectrum availability an increasing concern in the capital, Jon Severs takes a look at radio over IP technology, which removes the need for a radio licence

Traditional two-way radio networks are an often-unacknowledged operational necessity for the majority of ...

Private Mobile Radio (PMR): Past, present and future

Chris Lorek describes PMR users’ relationships with radio tech over the years

Some of us remember when two-way radio vehicular equipment used valve transceivers and dynamo generators. Transistor technology eventually took over and transceivers became smaller, with ...

BAPCO 2016: Migrating to LTE

The global public safety community is following the migration of the UK’s emergency services from TETRA to LTE with considerable interest. Sam Fenwick reports from BAPCO 2016, which provided an update on the programme

The BAPCO Show 2016, which took place at the ...

Ofcom BRIG meeting: The need for evidence

The UHF strategic review, the possible release of Home Office spectrum and the future introduction of LTE into the 450-470 MHz band were touched on at the Ofcom Business Radio Interest Group (BRIG) meeting. Land Mobile reports.

The pace of construction in London has ...
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