Entel DX400 Series

Entel DX400

Looking for a reliable two-way radio that is built to last? Look no further than the Entel DX400 series.

The Entel DX400 series of two-way radios is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including construction, security, hospitality, and transportation.

With its rugged construction and advanced features, the DX400 series is the ideal choice for anyone who needs a reliable and durable communication tool.

One of the standout features of the DX400 series is its IP68 rating, which means it is fully waterproof and dustproof.

This makes it perfect for use in harsh outdoor environments, such as construction sites or outdoor events.

With its durable construction and waterproof design, the DX400 series is built to withstand the toughest conditions, ensuring that you can rely on it when you need it most.

In addition to its rugged construction, the DX400 series also boasts a range of advanced features that make it an incredibly versatile communication tool.

These features include programmable buttons, voice annunciation, and optional Bluetooth connectivity.

With its intuitive user interface and advanced features, the DX400 series is easy to use and highly customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your specific needs and requirements.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the DX400 series is its long battery life. With up to 24 hours of battery life, you can rely on the DX400 series to keep you connected all day long.

Whether you are working on a construction site or attending a large event, the DX400 series will keep you connected and in control.

Overall, the Entel DX400 series is an exceptional two-way radio that offers the perfect combination of durability, versatility, and performance.

With its rugged construction, advanced features, and long battery life, the DX400 series is the ideal choice for anyone who needs a reliable and high-quality communication tool.

So why wait? Get your Entel DX400 series two-way radio today and experience the difference for yourself!

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Sledging radios Europe

Sledging radios

Sledging radios for skiing this year, despite Covid?

Depending on where you are going will make a difference.

For example, if you are planning a commercial event in Aviemore, in the Scottish Highlands for example, then a licenced VHF handheld might be the best option.

These licenced hand-held radios typically produce 5 Watts of RF power output, and allow reliable communication over a wide countryside area.

These radios can be hired or bought from Yesway.

The licenced radio solution however does have some drawbacks for sledging or skiing events.

The main disadvantage is that licenced radios are only licenced for your particular country, in most readers circumstances, the United Kingdom.

Therefore if you are an event company that organises events in more than one country, you might want to consider PMR446.

PMR446 is a licence free handheld radio standard, that allows usage in the European Union & EEA countries.

Therefore a sledger or skier could move between european countries without the licencing headaches of having to apply in each country for a licence.

The downside is range. PMR446 handheld radios operate at UHF (Ultra High Frequency) frequencies. These generally perform less well than VHF (Very High Frequency), in terms of maximum communication range.

Another important downside of PMR446, is that the RF (Radio Frequency) transmit power output is only 1/2 Watt (0.5 Watt). This compares with typically 5 Watts (0.5 Watts) for a licenced handheld radio.

Whilst having 10 times the power, does not mean the signal traveling 10 times further, it does give it more ‘punch’. This ‘punch’  helps get the signal through obstacles, such as trees, which ‘attenuate’ the signal.

For help with sledging radios, contact us.

Star-Delta Starter Adaption for The Internet Of Things

Star-Delta Starters are used to start larger ac induction motors used in industries, such as Manufacturing and Marine.

Like ‘Direct Online’ (DOL) starters, which are also used for ac induction motors starting (though smaller, lower current motors), Star-Delta starters only turn the motor on and off at a single speed.

With the growth in the internet of things, industries, such as Mining and Marine (who use Star-Delta starter systems) need to consider how to keep their business efficiency as good as their competitors.

Competitors are always seeking a competitive advantage. This can be achieved through cost and efficiency savings, and IOT (Internet of Things) connectivity allows close monitoring of system processes, and so-called ‘machine learning’.

In the case of a Star-Delta motor starter, their area number of outputs that we may wish to measure using sensors.

Firstly, the current being drawn by the Star-Delta starter. This includes both the starting (or Inrush) current, and the FLC (Full Load Current).

Monitoring of the Full Load Current (FLC) for example is useful because an increase in current been drawn through a phase might be due to a break in one of the other phases. This causes what is known as ‘Single Phasing’ to occur.

Single Phasing can potentially damage both the motor windings and cabling from the starter to the motor, due to the current doubling in the two phases still connected.

The motor windings, for example, would not be designed to handle the excess current flowing through the two (still) connected ones, potentially causing damage, expense, and downtime.

The Star-Delta Starter normally has a current limiting device installed, called an Over Current Relay (OCR).

There are three types of OCR, Electronic, Magnetic, and Thermal.

The OCR will detect higher than normal currents, caused for example by ‘Single Phasing’.

When single phasing is detected by the OCR, it will disconnect the three-phase supply going to the induction motor (after a short delay, dependent on overcurrent size).

To be continued………

(c) 2016 Craig Miles


Radio Batteries

Do the radio batteries on your handheld two-way radio work as well as they originally did?
If not, they probably need replacing.
Original manufacturer branded batteries, such as for the Kenwood TK3301, cost around £45 + VAT.

Yesway Communications’ sell our own branded batteries for £35 + VAT for the equivalent Kenwood battery.
Our batteries are sourced from a UK supplier, and are manufactured using battery cells from top Japanese manufacturers, such as Panasonic.

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If you need to replace 10 batteries, that’s a £100 pound saving, based on the above example.

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Chinese Two-Way Radios

I believe that some of the ‘brand name’ two way radio manufacturers are worried about the chinese manufacturers.  Without mentioning the company in question, I recently read on their website, a warning about chinese built radios, namely a potential lack of european approval.

This to me proves my initial statement, and they have good reason to worry I believe.

Whilst there are a lot of poor quality equipment being produced for the lower end of the market by some chinese manufacturers, much of it is of comparable quality with the better known western manufacturers.

HYT (Hytera) for instance, which does have a presence in the UK already makes some great products, including cutting edge digital equipment, at attractive prices.

But there are many other manufacturers in China producing quality equipment, with the required european approvals that are of super quality for the pro business user. I have come across chinese manufacturers who use 80% of well known branded Japanese components in their radio equipment.

For more information in the brands we stock from China, and the attractive prices that we can offer, get in touch.

If you think I am talking rubbish, just remember what happened to the British motorcycle industry in the 1960s & 1970s from the Japanese. I believe that the Chinese will do the same to the Japanese two-way radio industry. A sort of Karma I guess!

Watch out for chinese two way radios.


South East Two Way Radio Coverage

We can supply businesses in the south east, such as taxi firms, builders and security firms with mobile two way radios with unlimited airtime from £20 a month (minimum 12 month contract).

For £20 you get a quality professional two way radio made by manufacturers such as Tait & Kenwood, plus unlimited calls via a local wide area radio repeater.

The system is available in most of the UK, and can cover the whole of the Uk for not much more money per month. Just Imagine – unlimited calls for a low fixed fee, & no unauthorised phone calls to workers friends and relatives.

Due to the power of our repeaters you usually only need small aerials that don’t require planning permission, which means you can be up and running quickly.

For a demo contact Craig on 07905 025328

Tait TP9135/40


TP9135/TP9140 portable radios provide affordable and reliable digital communications for non-frontline users who need exceptional audio clarity without provision for all possible features or configurations.

With industry-leading digital audio clarity, superb build quality and tested in a P25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) recognized laboratory, the TP9100 series (TP9135/TP9140 and TP9155/TP9160) is a tough, dependable and sophisticated piece of radio engineering. Fully interoperable, the TP9100 gives you the flexibility of working in digital, analog and auto-sensing dual mode. Tait radios have a range of worker safety features and can be used on the analog, P25 conventional, trunked and simulcast networks of Tait and other manufacturers.

Tait TP7110

The Tait TP7110 16-channel portable radio is a 16-channel conventional portable radio operating on UHF and VHF bands. It provides a lightweight, simple-to-use communication solution without compromising reliability.

Two programmable function buttons provide fast access to commonly-used features. The two-tone and five-tone Selcall signalling allows users to send and receive group and individual calls, and send caller ID information.

Transmission power can be set to low power of 1W or high power of 4W UHF or 5W VHF.



  • Selective calling (2-tone and 5-tone)
  • Basic scanning
  • Economy mode
  • Programmable bandwidths
  • Windows-based programming software
  • Two programmable function buttons
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hiring two way digital radios for events in lincolnshire

Hiring two way digital radios is the topic of today’s blog.

Radio equipment has moved on in recent years, and the days of local radio scanner enthusiasts eagerly listening in to your event communications can be over by using digital equipment instead of older analogue technologies.

Radio equipment has moved on in recent years, and the days of local radio scanner enthusiasts eagerly listening in to your event communications can be over by using digital equipment

We can help you by advising on the correct system for your needs, in a non technical way if you prefer.

Then when you are happy to proceed, supply, setup  & test the equipment in the ‘field’ before training any staff on it’s use as necessary.

Hiring two way digital radios, such as the popular Hytera PD705LT, is what we do on a regular basis.

Lincolnshire two-way radio hire has been successfully deployed at events throughout the county.

We always carry out a pre-event site survey, as we believe this is important.

Having a pre-event site survey, allows us to check for poor or non existant coverage areas on your event site.

The problem with relying on the theoretical range claims, by radio equipment manufacturers, is that they are ‘theoretical’

Radio signals can be affected by physical objects, such as hills, and buildings.

Certain types of buildings are worse at reducing communication range, than others.

For example metal warehouse type buildings are worse than brick built buildings.

They are worse because they make it harder for the radio signals to pass through. They can even block the signal totally!

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    The latest shiny digital two-way radios available in Lincolnshire & beyond right now, available from ourselves. Alternatively you can get a brand spanking new traditional analogue model from £150.

    All that we do is backed up by the reassurance that the proprietor has City & Guilds qualifications in electronics & radio communications, as well as a degree in the communications area.

    Want to hire instead for an event, then talk to us also about why it can be a good idea. Our handheld radios available for a poultry £10 each for up to a week.

    Call us now on:

    01522 740818 or 01482 520818