Posts tagged as radio

Multi-million rand Swazi police contract

Emcom Wireless Solutions was recently awarded a multi-million rand contract by the Royal Swazi Police Services to implement a Tait DMR Tier 3 system for the Shiselweni region.  This contract further cements the company’s 20 year relationship with Swaziland. Emcom’s  digital mobile radio solution is a modern, frequency efficient, best practice solution which provides real-time voice and data […]

SARL – nine decades of supporting amateur radio

  While amateur radio was part of the wireless scene in South Africa over a century ago, the South African Radio League (SARL) celebrates its ninetieth anniversary in 2015, which makes it one of the oldest associations of radio amateurs in the world, close on the heels of the American Radio League, the Wireless Society […]

Radio silence please: telescopes ahead

  Farming communities in the Northern Cape have been given a new opportunity to connect with the outside world, both by telephony and the internet, thanks to an innovative project of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa in partnership with Vox Telecom. The implementation of the Astronomy Advantage Act (AAA) was a great boost […]

Gough Island emergency – amateur radio to the rescue

  It has often been said that when all communication fails, you can depend on amateur radio. This was again proven on 9 August 2014 when an important message from Gough Island to the department of environmental affairs could not be sent as their links were down. The story started when Pierre Tromp, ZS1HF, volunteered […]