Barrett supplies HF for Chinese fire bureaus

Barrett Communications Pty Ltd

By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 14 January, 2020


Barrett supplies HF for Chinese fire bureaus

Australia’s Barrett Communications has supplied HF radio equipment to the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management for use by the Bureau of Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Forest Fires.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has responsibility for huge remote areas where telephone and mobile phone coverage are typically not available, making HF the only practical option.

The equipment supplied is the Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver with digital voice and automatic link establishment (ALE). The 4050 comes standard with multiple language options, including Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.

“The combination of ALE and digital voice is perfect for this application,” said Martin Johnson, Director of Business Development at Barrett Communications.

“The ALE automatically selects the best channel and sets up the communications link between stations, and the digital voice option provides clear telephone quality voice communication between all parties.”

Image courtesy Barrett Communications.

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