UK ham radio licence revalidation figures

Without giving too much about this Radio short article, but I thought it remarkable and appropriate to what I’m currently doing.
The RSGB reports that 61,000 of the approximately 83,000 amateur 2 way Radio licences in Ofcom’s database have been revalidated 

walkie talkie long rangeBy the end of June, all licence holders who have yet to revalidate will have been contacted by Ofcom. If you have not revalidated yet, now is the time to do it. 

Read the RSGB report at 
http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2014/06/13/
licence-revalidation-figures/

Ofcom introduced the “Lifetime” licence requiring 5 yearly revalidation in December 2006 but it seems they didn’t set up an automatic mechanism to revoke licences that were not revalidated. All licences issued during the past 8.5 years remain in the database. It is presumed that at some point over the Summer Ofcom will at last revoke the unvalidated licences.

Clearly 61,000 is not the total of UK 2 way Radio amateurs since a large number of people hold multiple licences. Ofcom have been allowing individuals to revalidate two Full licences (old Class A, Class B, Class A/B calls) as well also allowing those who have done the RCF exams to revalidate up to three callsigns (Fnd, Int, Full).

The Essex Ham website shows that validating your licence is a straight-forward procedure. If you experience difficulties or need assistance in processing your licence online, please call Ofcom on 0300 123 1000 or 020-7981 3131.

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With the help of friends in government, Motorola achieves telecom supremacy

With very little information on the internet about 2 way radio app for iphone’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

After communication breakdowns contributed to the deaths of 125 New York firefighters on Sept. 11, 2001, the nation spent tens of billions of dollars making public safety radios more compatible, no matter their brand.

The vast majority of those tax dollars landed at the feet of Motorola. The market leader for years has held an iron grip over pricing power for the gadgets that let police, firefighters and other first responders talk during emergencies.

That spending has delivered some public benefit. Nearly a decade after a commission’s report, radio connections have improved. New York’s networks, for example, performed well after Hurricane Sandy last year.

Kansas City’s Metropolitan Area Regional two Way Radio System is known as a sparkling success story in the nation’s push for seamless communication among public safety workers.

The metrowide system’s 2012 upgrade for 24,000 workers is also but one example of how, in domino-like fashion, Motorola leveraged one contract to land the next and the next.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees a national system riddled with too many weak signals and fragmented frequencies. The push to resolve such issues with competitively priced upgrades has moved at a snail’s pace.

A McClatchy investigation over seven months found that in one region after another, city, county and state officials favored Motorola, helping the firm secure an estimated 80 percent of all the emergency telecommunications business in America.

In a 2011 report, Congress’ investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office, warned that government agencies may be overpaying for radios because they “lack buying power in relationship to device manufacturers.”

From the nation’s capital to the Midwest to the Pacific Coast, government officials have handed the company noncompetitive contracts, used modifications of years-old contracts to acquire new systems or crafted bid specifications to Motorola’s advantage.

Those officials, perhaps without recognizing their collective role, helped stunt the very competition needed to hold down prices.

In a weakly policed but humongous patchwork of as many as 20,000 city, county, state and federal two-way radio networks, governments have paid as much as $7,500 apiece for Motorola models. They paid those prices even while some competitors offered products meeting the same specifications for a fraction of the cost.

In Europe, albeit with a lower-power network that requires more costly towers and infrastructure, police radios serving the same functions sell for $500 to $700.

Motorola’s contract wins have been clouded by irregularities or allegations of government favoritism in Chicago, Dallas and the San Francisco Bay Area and on statewide systems in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Washington, to name a few. Losing bidders often have been left chafing with the belief that they weren’t playing on a level field.

State officials in Kansas bypassed state competitive bidding requirements in 2005 with an unusual modification of a 1991 contract with Motorola — one providing for a new, $50 million digital system. State officials defended their action by arguing that competitive bids were taken on the original system 14 years earlier.

In Chicago, city officials justified a noncompetitive, $23 million contract on the grounds it would protect a $2 million investment in proprietary Motorola equipment. The city’s inspector general found the equipment’s actual value was $350,000.

Between 2009 and 2011, the state of Iowa issued five solicitations for radio bid prices that each favored Motorola, one requiring that two knobs on the radios be exactly 19 millimeters apart — a parameter fitting only a Motorola radio, The Des Moines Register first reported.

“While our public safety people do an extraordinary job in protecting the public, I am not impressed with the choices they’ve made relative to technology,” said Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who represents part of Silicon Valley and has for years monitored Motorola’s dominance with chagrin.

She called radio prices of $5,000 and above “ludicrous.”

Industry dominator

Illinois-based Motorola Solutions, as its public safety arm has been called since Motorola Inc. split in two in 2011, declined to make its chief executive, Gregory Brown, available for an interview. Nor would the company respond to detailed questions submitted by McClatchy.

Instead, Motorola issued a statement saying that it has developed “state-of-the-art technology to support the challenging and demanding missions of public safety” for more than 80 years.

“Customers choose Motorola because we have remained committed to serving these dedicated professionals by closely listening to them and responding with innovative solutions that meet their needs,” it said.

Yet McClatchy’s investigation found that:

• Even after uniform design standards for two-way radios took hold in 2005, Motorola found ways to elbow rivals out of some markets by peddling proprietary extras that don’t interact with non-Motorola radios, such as special encryption software sold for a few dollars per radio in states including Kansas and Missouri.

• Many cities and counties have awarded Motorola sole source contracts by using “cooperative contracts” that piggyback on deals that Motorola won competitively elsewhere. In 2011, financially distressed Fort Worth, Texas, and Washington, D.C., each handed Motorola a $50 million deal by adopting pricing from a Houston-Galveston area regional contract.

• Auditors who track grants from the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have given little scrutiny to state and local officials who tilt procurements toward Motorola, including those who ignore requirements that its radios fully interact with other brands.

Motorola’s rugged two-way radios, able to survive a dropped bowling ball or submersion in a tank of water, have for decades set the standard for performance in the emergency communications market.

“You’ll never get fired for buying Motorola,” goes the saying.

The company usually has held a technological edge over competitors, even if its digital radios were plagued by some of the same failures as its rivals in recent years. Those glitches have been blamed for contributing to the deaths of at least five firefighters nationwide.

In addition, the company’s longstanding marketing of proprietary features in its systems has clashed head-on with the national goal of interoperability. Fire commanders in some cities, for instance, carried multiple radios to multi-alarm blazes to ensure they could talk with every unit dispatched to the scene.

John Powell, a former chairman of a National Public Safety Telecommunications Council panel on the subject, said that even today “we’ve got these systems going in with federal grant dollars that are really being a detriment to interoperability.”

Powell criticized federal agencies for failing to put enough “teeth in those grant guidance documents” to ensure against proprietary features, such as Motorola’s encryption.

It is rare that a single company wields such power over a multibillion-dollar industry, especially one financed solely by taxpayers.

“Motorola is, in practical terms, a monopoly, and they control the market for the purpose of keeping the pricing very high,” said Jose Martin, president of Power Trunk, a subsidiary of a Spanish firm, Teltronic, which is trying to break into the U.S. public safety radio market.

Motorola stressed in its statement that it was “an early participant” in the 25-year-old industry-government effort to develop design standards, known as Project 25, or P25, that are supposed to open competition to all comers.

Martin, however, contended that Motorola pushed for P25 standards so the United States wouldn’t fall under Europe’s similar uniform manufacturing standard for emergency radios.

As a result, Martin said, “U.S. taxpayers are being exfoliated.”

A hold on Kansas City

Some 3,600 police, firefighters and emergency medical workers in Kansas City had relied since 1993 on a network installed by General Electric Corp.

The company’s public safety radio business was ultimately bought by the Harris Corp., Motorola’s biggest rival.

Like public safety agencies in most large cities, those in the Kansas City area have shifted in the last few years to the P25 common standards designed to prevent use of proprietary features that can freeze out competition.

When bids went out for a total system replacement, however, Motorola had the upper hand.

Johnson County had just bought a new system from the company and one of its multimillion-dollar master controllers, essentially the network’s pulse, said Ed Brundage, manager of the Kansas City Police Department’s radio system.

While the radios meet P25 standards, he said, the standards still weren’t sufficient to ensure full communication between controllers, or switches, made by different manufacturers.

In addition, Independence also had acquired a new Motorola system in 2007.

That made Motorola the preferable contractor, Brundage said, though a more limited arrangement was still possible with Harris.

Motorola narrowly won the $39 million contract over Harris, the only other bidder, for service to Kansas City, Gladstone, Riverside and North Kansas City.

Including equipment purchased by suburban communities, Brundage estimated the entire cost of the metro area’s radio upgrade at $80 million to $100 million.

Kansas City was able to upgrade 4,000 Harris radios to the P25 standard with new software while buying 2,500 new radios, with the 3,600 handsets for public safety agencies averaging $3,500 each, Brundage said.

When Cass and Wyandotte counties come aboard, six of the metro area’s nine counties will have joined the network, covering about 95 percent of the area’s population, he said.

Despite plaudits the system has received, there has been a downside to Motorola’s dominance.

In Kansas City’s suburbs, Motorola has embedded inexpensive, proprietary encryption features in its systems that can complicate the push for interoperability.

Last year, Independence and Blue Springs elected to use Motorola’s encryption product to secure day-to-day police communications, not just for radio exchanges during major manhunts or sensitive investigations.

That handed Motorola a marketing edge.

Keith Faddis, director of the public safety radio program for the Mid-America Regional Council, said the agency has tried to limit the damage by requiring that every radio is programmed to regional talk groups where the encryption feature won’t work.

But Gary Light, sales manager for KC Wireless Inc., which sells radios made by another Motorola rival as well as some Motorola models, said that police chiefs of some towns said they were told by colleagues: “If you want to communicate with us, you are going to buy Motorola with ADP.”

Jim Ross, police chief in Lake Tapawingo in Jackson County, said he felt compelled to heed that advice and bought seven handsets and car radios.

“We’re all in the same boat.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/29/4924583/with-the-help-of-friends-in-government.html#storylink=cpy

Ottawa adds more Walkie Talkie channels for B C resource roads

Can not get over how low-priced the Radio is now, an amazing deal for a top-end product!
Truckers, sportsmen and residents who use British Columbia’s 650,000 kilometres of resource roads will soon have better radio connectivity when deep in the back country.
Industry Canada said Thursday it will dedicate 40 new radio channels to improve communications, helping to reduce interruptions or interference on the narrow and often isolated roads.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the province, which been looking into resource road safety since 2006 in part due to the death of a logging truck driver.
Drivers on resource roads rely on %links to keep in touch with each other, warn of oncoming traffic and weather, but often have to dial through a number of different channels to find the one dedicated for a particular road. The addition of more dedicated channels will mean drivers won’t have to have the right radio channel, says Industry Canada.
“With the growth of the resource industry, the number of these resource road channels has increased,” the department said in a background paper. “What’s more, high demand for spectrum across all industries has made it difficult to add new channels. As a result, we currently have an unwieldy patchwork of resource road channels in use, which strains spectrum efficiency and jeopardizes safety.”
A 2007 B.C. coroner’s inquest into the death of a logging truck driver travelling on a northern radio-assisted forest service road cited poor communication as one of the key factors which led to the fatal accident. The inquiry’s jury recommended that B.C.’s forest service road signage be standardized and efforts be made to develop standardized radio use protocols.
The province set up two pilot projects to try some changes to improve safety. In 2009 standardized signs identifying radio channels for motorists were adopted, and the following year standard web site protocols were adopted. This month a set of standardized channels was scheduled to be implemented in the southern part of the Peace Forest District and in October in the Strait of Georgia Business Area of B.C. Timber Sales.
“The new resource road radio channels will significantly improve the safe use of industrial forest roads,” Gordon Todd, roads co-ordinator for wood products manufacturer West Fraser Mills Ltd. said in a statement with the government announcement.
“All provincial users can have a complete set of established channels, allowing them to immediately integrate to the local radio control rules wherever they work. It’s a very positive initiative in support of improved road safety.”
Ninety-five existing spectrum users will soon begin moving to new channel assignments to make way for the 40 new channels, Industry Canada said. Existing users will only move when a replacement channel has been identified that fully meets their needs, it added.
Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/ottawa-adds-more-radio-channels-for-b-c-resource-roads/94153#ixzz343zLyNNY 
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A review of the Nomad GPS Tracking solution

With a lot information on the web about 2 way radio systems’s it’s hard to find the best and most honest articles. here is an article from a reputable site that i believe to be true, don’t quote me on it but please read and enjoy

Nomad transforms your Motorola Mototrbo radio into a state of the art tracking and crisis management solution.

Combining the versatility and low cost of radio technology with a tracking and emergency alert capability, Nomad is ideal for close protection teams, security, infrastructure, perimeter and maritime security.
The Nomad risk management and tracking system is a solution that comprises of multiple 2 Way Radio handsets, each handset providing the user with personal tracking, a panic button and voice communication. Complete integration of the Nomad system into a web-based tracking platform allows operations teams to monitor all Nomad radio users on one common picture from anywhere in the world.

This means that no matter where your team or troops are deployed you can easily monitor high risk situations as long as the radio and GPS transmitter remains intact and powered on.
Tracking
Each Nomad handset has an built in GPS receiver and transmits its exact location back to a master handset. The frequency of the recorded position reporting can be remotely programmed from the central managed console, from 30 second intervals upwards. Nomad is a radio-based tracking solution which means that there is no associated ‘air-time’ costs associated with the running of the system.

Panic alarm
A nice feature of the Nomad handset is the integrated panic button. This discrete button, once activated transmits an audible and visual alert on the master handset and the web based tracking platform. You can also opt to receive a notification of the alarm via e-mail and SMS text to a mobile phone to nominated recipients.

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The 2 way radio; Uses In The Private And Commercial Spheres

When we found this informative article we were so pleased, having sought for over one year for this, discovering it on this site was an exciting time for yours truly.

The walkie talkie radio is a device that has enabled communication across the airwaves in all manner of businesses and industry sectors. Most people however imagine the use of the walkie talkie to be limited to children playing, although the image from films, with the good guy conversing with the evil criminal over the radio is also a common occurrence.

The use of this form of radio however is widespread and in many cases has been key to the development of society, the protection of freedom and just values. For instance; if it was not for the walkie talkie it would not have been possible for the allies to encroach upon continental Europe and secure the culmination of the Second World War.

As well as the military applications of the Walkie Talkie, in the protection of civil liberties it has also played an important role. The police and other law enforcement bodies all use hand held radios for communicative purposes, if they did not have this device it is likely that response times and effectiveness would be seriously limited. In fact this was the first proposed use of the mobile radio; an Australian policeman invented a portable radio that took up the entirety of the backseat of a car enabling officers to communicate with the headquarters allowing for greater operational effectiveness.

Typically the walkie talkie radio is a hand held device that has a switch enabling the operative to talk to other users. The use of the term walkie talkie however is a misnomer; originally the phrase referred to the back pack radios often worn by military personnel. In most cases, in the modern sense the device is a small handheld model that resembles a telephone in many ways but with an aerial on the top; although with the addition of a headset and mouthpiece the device can be completely concealed.

For commercial uses companies are advised to buy licensed models as these are more robust and have specific frequencies allocated to them. For private use, cheaper unlicensed versions are a preferable option.

The walkie talkie radio has wide and diverse applications in many industries. Builders and construction workers utilise the devices in order to control operations on site whilst security personnel, in locations such as shopping centres and nightclubs can also use them to ensure troublemakers are kept under control. In addition, businesses that have personnel scattered across large areas, such as event management companies can also utilise hand held radios for efficient communication. Normally the radios used in these instances are the more expensive variety, due to the fact that it is often a matter of public safety that they operate effectively.

That is not to say that the walkie talkie radio purely has applications in the commercial sphere, many private users find them a handy addition for a variety of leisure activities. One instance would be where a group of adventurers are heading out on an expedition; in many wilderness areas it is often not a possibility to use cell phones as the network coverage is so poor, hence a hand held device is the ideal way to maintain communication between members of the party.

Hopefully this article has given consumers and idea of the types of walkie talkies out there. If buying for the commercial sphere it is usually worth investing a little more whereas if the device is to be used purely as a child’s plaything a cheaper model is a viable option. Whatever the choice, one thing is certain; the handheld radio has changed communication for good, allowing real time converse and greater operational ability.

Sepura expands into the 344-400MHz and 800MHz radio market

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Sepura PLC has added new 344-400MHz and 800MHz TETRA {Kenwood 2 way radio|{2|Two} way Radio|Walkie talkie}s to its portfolio of products.
Sepura’s STP9000 series of hand portables and SRG3900 mobile radios in the 344-400MHz and the 800MHz bands will help the company gear up for expansion within the North American marketplace, as well as consolidate its position in Australia, China and Brazil.

2 way radio shopSepura’s market leading TETRA terminals have been developed in both frequency variants to serve customers in emerging markets, including China (344-400MHz) and North America (800Mhz) as well as to increase the opportunity for market share growth in other 800MHz markets such as Asia, Australia and South America.

The IP67-rated 344-400MHz and 800MHz STP9000 series is designed to operate in extremely challenging environments with attributes such as a new generation of highly sensitive GPS with ‘predictive ephemeris’, more intuitive user interface, improved full duplex audio and battery performance, and a whole new level of robustness.
Its design retains 100% compatibility with existing STP8000 accessories and software, hence allowing re-use of existing investment and minimising the total cost of ownership. Training costs are also reduced as a result of existing user interface familiarity.

The new 344-400MHz and 800MHz SRG3900 series is designed to meet the needs of demanding users within the transport, utility and public safety markets looking for a powerful feature-rich TETRA mobile, with flexible installation options, making it suitable for use in cars, trucks, mobile and fixed control rooms, motorcycles, aircraft and even boats and trains.

With dual remote console support for maximum flexibility in use, a powerful 10W RF power rating and full gateway and repeater functionality, the SRG3900 {web site|{2|Two} way Radio|Walkie talkie}s keep users connected even in the most challenging environments.
Read more at http://www.ferret.com.au/articles/news/sepura-expands-into-the-344-400mhz-and-800mhz-radio-market-n2514513#Uk8b69LISPBdIXR2.99

SouthernLINC Wireless Service Contract with State of Alabama Renewed through October 2015

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SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced the renewal of the statewide contract for portable 800 megahertz communication devices with Push To Talk {webpage|{2|Two} way Radio|Walkie talkie} (PTT) service with the Alabama Department of Finance’s Division of Purchasing. SouthernLINC Wireless has held this contract since 1997.
“SouthernLINC Wireless has consistently proven its value to the State of Alabama by giving state agencies a communications tool that is efficient and reliable,” said Don Horsley, President and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless. “Serving the state of Alabama well is important to everyone here at SouthernLINC Wireless.”
SouthernLINC Wireless is the exclusive multi-state provider of iDEN Push To Talk (PTT) and cellular services in the Southeast. SouthernLINC’s highly reliable network is constructed with built-in redundancies, power back-ups, and security features designed to deliver consistent communications especially during severe weather conditions. Network reliability has been proven during and after major weather events including hurricanes Erin, Opal, Ivan, Katrina, the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes, and 2014 Winter Storms Leon and Pax.
“SouthernLINC has continuously served both State and local government agencies in Alabama since 1997. Since our very first contract, we’ve been there with a team of dedicated professionals and our reliable Push To Talk two-way radio communications through all sorts of emergencies,” stated Michael S. Smith, West Region Director of Business and Government Sales.
SouthernLINC Wireless uses Motorola’s Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) technology to provide the State of Alabama with PTT {Kenwood radio|{2|Two} way Radio|Walkie talkie} communications. Alabama government users can connect with local municipalities, schools and utilities that use SouthernLINC Wireless PTT service as well. This is a significant advantage in emergencies when critical communications to facilitate recovery efforts need to cross over organizational boundaries.