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Radio Communications For BFK-Crossrail, Farringdon

Jan 2, 2018

WORKING ON PROJECTS SUCH AS THE CROSSRAIL SCHEME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US Established in 1948, Smye Rumsby offer both sale and hire of radio communication systems to a broad spectrum of sectors, from railways, hospitality, education and heritage projects to oil rigs, ports, security and events. The range of services and the sectors that Smye-Rumsby operates in is…

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We Support RNLI LifeBoats

Jan 1, 2018

OVER 165 YEARS For over 165 years Dover lifeboats have been saving lives and over 30 awards for gallantry have been presented to crews. Today, the station operates the largest lifeboat in the fleet, a Severn class lifeboat. The Dover Straits are of course one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world plus this…

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Two Way Radio Vs Mobile Phone

Dec 27, 2017

Two-way radios are easier to use. Push a button and start talking. The right two-way radios will provide better reception in hard to reach areas of your property. Mobile phones are prone to ‘Black spots’ or areas of poor reception and transmission. Have you ever noticed how people have to go outside to make or…

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Fashion Forum & NABCP Join Forces To Fight Crime

Dec 22, 2017

The retail loss prevention Fashion Forum & NABCP have agreed to work closely together to support each other in reducing retail crime in stores in our towns and cities. WE will share contact details to share information, develop close working relationship and deal more quickly and effectively with retail crime. Fashion Forum loss prevention and…

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New Video From SwaleSafe

Dec 5, 2017

Swale Safe has made a promotional video to advertise the partnership and the services it offers to businesses in the area. This is the first of two videos which the partnership has produced. The second one is a training film,which is currently being edited, to show members how to access the services on the secure…

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Tunbridge Wells Christmas Crime Prevention Message

Dec 1, 2017

The Christmas rush is a time which thieves can take advantage of. Crowded shops and harassed staff mean that there are more opportunities for dishonesty at this time of year. Partnerships work with local retailers and police to mount seasonal campaigns to try and raise awareness with retailers, their customers and thieves. Purse bells and…

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Dover Anti Theft DVD

Nov 20, 2017

The Business Crime Partnership in Dover decided to go to dramatic lengths to warn shoppers to keep their valuables secure. They invited professional magician Rob James to come to Dover to put items in people’s pockets and bags to show just how easily it’d be to take purses and phones out. Organised by the Dover…

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Office View Dover

Costa Del Dover

Nov 12, 2017

We’re very lucky here at Smye Rumsby, check out the view from our office! Nestled in front of the White Cliffs with Western Heights Nature Reserve Behind us, and Dover Castle to the left – it really is a treat looking out the window on a gorgeous day. If you’re visiting, don’t forget to take…

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Our Engineers End Up Anywhere!

Nov 11, 2017

Tom installed a new INMARSAT Antenna on the CWind Endurance

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A Great Experience…

Oct 25, 2017

Probably one of our longest ever radar services for Smye-Rumsby was the removal and installation of two radars on a VLCC – very large crude carrier. Because of the sheer cost of keeping such a vessel idle in port while the work was carried out, it was decided from the onset that we would need…

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Philip Smye-Rumsby Celebrates 60th Birthday

Oct 21, 2017

17th October 2014 is the day we celebrated the 60th birthday of Philip Smye-Rumsby. The staff and close family were at Cullins Yard Restaurant & Bistro in Dover to celebrate the occasion.

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Expert Witness & Hugged By A Belgian Skipper…?

Oct 17, 2017

A member of staff from Smye-Rumsby was called as expert witness to a court case which was intent on prosecuting a Belgian trawlerman for illegally fishing in British waters. He was arrested by Royal Navy fishery protection. His vessel and all his nets and equipment were confiscated. If convicted he would lose his livelihood and…

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Specialist Marine Radar Services

Sep 26, 2017

Smye-Rumsby was the first company in the world to provide specialised radar services to the largest passenger hovercraft to operate between Dover and Calais. The radars, which were substantially designed for much slower ships, had to be modified to work at the 60 knots operational speed of these unique craft. We worked on all the…

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We Mic’d Up The Queen Mother!

Sep 25, 2017

When the Queen mother was installed in Dover as the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1979, the ceremony was held as usual in the grounds of Dover Priory (Dover College). Later in the day a banquet was held in The Maison Dieu/Townhall. Smye-Rumsby provided all the public address facilities at the grounds including…

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A Hush Hush Customer

Sep 22, 2017

Way back in the 60’s Smye-Rumsby was asked to provide a radar service to a ‘hush hush’ customer. It turned out to be the exiled king of Albania – King Zog. Paul Smye-Rumsby attended and got talking. He was a fairly young man, and he invited Paul and his then fiancé Carol to return for…

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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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123 Snargate Street
CT17 9AP

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