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Icom IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Product Showcase

By KellyCulver | Jan 28, 2021

The Icom IC-SAT100 is a world first in radio communications. Using the Iridium® satellite network, this satellite PTT device can be used as a communication tool in remote areas where there are no mobile connection or network infrastructure.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Smye-Rumsby

By KellyCulver | Dec 25, 2020

This year has been a challenging one for us all. Businesses have needed to adapt to the new normal, and many of us going months without seeing our families. Thankfully, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom! We’ve also seen businesses start, innovate and thrive, the community spirit like this befriending hotline, Earth is healing,…

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All Aboard The Uber Boat!

By KellyCulver | Dec 7, 2020

For over a decade, the team at Smye-Rumsby has been maintaining the radars and marine radios on the Thames Clipper boats operating in London.

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Tickling some fish…

By KellyCulver | Nov 10, 2020

Last week our engineers headed over to the Port of Ramsgate to work on a vessel belonging to one of our long-term clients. Our client owns a pleasure yacht (Fish Tickler III) which is used for fishing charters around the Kent coast. To better improve the experience of both the owner and customers on-board, we…

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Back To Business @ Port of Dover

By KellyCulver | Oct 30, 2020

The Port of Dover were experiencing malfunctioning traffic light systems at the western  Eastern and exit of the port. Without the lights working as they should, marine traffic was not flowing through the port as usual. Our engineers were called in to diagnose and repair the system. As the lights are imperative to the safe…

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CoastWatch Institute Radio Communication Systems

Engineers On The Road: National Coastwatch Institute

By KellyCulver | Oct 28, 2020

On Monday, our engineers were called out to assist with patchy radio communications at the National Coastwatch station in Folkestone. The aim of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is to assist is preserving & protecting life at sea along the coastline of the United Kingdom. Purely a volunteer organisation, they keep a watchful eye along…

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Top Rated Licence-Free Two Way Radios In 2020

By KellyCulver | Oct 27, 2020

Two-way radios allow instant communication over a distance between teams. Over the past few years, licence-free two-way radios have increased in popularity with businesses as a cost-effective and easy-to-set-up solution. While licence-free radios have been designed not to interfere with “priority” signals, you still have a choice of channels to communicate across. In this article,…

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TLK-100 by Motorola connects users nationwide

Motorola Wave TLK-100, EU wide coverage in a two-way radio

By KellyCulver | Oct 26, 2020

Motorola have done it again! Combing innovative two-way radio technology with trusted mobile networks, we’re happy to introduce the Motorola Wave TLK-100. Rugged, compact and a long battery life, the TLK-100 maximises efficiency with crisp, clear audio & location tracking. Purpose-built for business, the WAVE TLK-100 has been designed to improve worker communication and effectiveness.…

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Introducing Our New Director, Luke Smye-Rumsby

By KellyCulver | Oct 16, 2020

Change is afoot here at Smye-Rumsby Ltd. Over the past 12 months, we have grown our team, built a new website, launched our online store, and now… We have a new director on board, Luke Smye-Rumsby. Luke has been getting to know all aspects of our radio comms & marine electronics business. Working predominantly within…

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Have you got a problem with your two way radio? Communication failing between your team? Or perhaps your ships electronics are malfunctioning?

Our team of engineers and experienced sales advisors are here to help! We have over 70 years experience in radio communications and marine electronics, catering for businesses and the general public.

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0800 975 6444

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CT17 9AP

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