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Vital Role of GMDSS Two-Way Radio in Maritime Safety

Vital Role of GMDSS in Maritime Safety

Title: Navigating the Waves of Safety: The Vital Role of GMDSS in Maritime Safety

In the vast expanse of the open sea, where every voyage is an adventure and every wave brings a new challenge, safety is paramount. For mariners, ensuring a safe journey means having reliable communication systems in place, especially during emergencies. Enter the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) – a lifeline for sailors around the world.

GMDSS is more than just a communication system; it’s a comprehensive safety net designed to protect mariners in the most challenging situations. By harnessing the power of both satellite and terrestrial technology, GMDSS-equipped vessels can swiftly communicate distress signals, ensuring timely assistance from rescue authorities and nearby ships.

At Yesway Communications, we understand the critical importance of maritime safety. That’s why we offer a range of reliable solutions tailored specifically for the maritime industry. Whether you’re navigating the calm waters of coastal routes or braving the unpredictable seas of the open ocean, our GMDSS-compliant systems provide seamless connectivity, keeping you connected when it matters most.

From terrestrial radios to GSM handsets and full GMDSS-compliant solutions, Yesway Communications has your vessel and crew covered. Our cutting-edge technology ensures that communication remains uninterrupted, even in the most remote corners of the ocean. With Yesway Communications by your side, you can sail with confidence, knowing that help is just a distress signal away.

In times of crisis, when every second counts, reliable communication can mean the difference between life and death. Don’t leave safety to chance – trust Yesway Communications to keep you connected, no matter where your journey takes you. Stay safe, stay connected, with Yesway Communications and GMDSS.

DTEx Marine Radio

DTEx Marine Radios

Entel’s DTEx Commercial Marine Series is a range of marine radios specifically designed for commercial use.

They offer crystal-clear audio quality, long-range communication capabilities, and durable design.

They are “intrinsically safe”, which means that they are designed to not produce sparks that could ignite flammable gases or dust in hazardous environments, making them suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

This makes the Entel DTEx Commercial Marine Series a valuable tool for commercial boats and ships operating in hazardous environments.

Key options, features and benefits of the tough and dependable Entel DTEx series, include:

VHF or UHF, display & non-display models


Industrial-grade design


ATEX and IECEx intrinsically safe approvals for EU and non-EU markets


Meets the essential EN60945 Maritime Approval


IP68 – industry-leading submersible rating (2 meters, 4 hours)


Digital mode (UHF only)


Loud and intelligible audio (using the latest noise reduction technology) – ideal for high noise environments such as those experienced on deck at sea.


High-visibility OLED display (high contrast white on black) – allowing for excellent readability in all light conditions.


High-torque ergonomic controls and ultra-tactile buttons – making the radios easier to more reliably operate when using gloved hands.


Fully submersible gold-plated battery & accessory connectors – ensuring ultimate protection against corrosion and other common saltwater hazards.

DTEx Marine Radios, are available from stock.

Contact us: 01522 740818

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    Antibes Superyacht Radios

    Antibes Superyacht Radios Supplier

    Entel DX400 Series

    We can quickly be on your yacht in Antibes, to give you the best in two way radio service. We strive to be the first choice for Antibes Superyacht radios.

    Whether you need advice on the best digital walkie talkie for your Stews, or a more durable and higher IP rated two way radio for your Deckhands, are your ideal partner delivering for you in Antibes.

    Quick Advice for Antibes Superyacht Radio Owners

    For deck activities on an Antibes Superyacht,  a radio with a high ‘Ingress Protection’ rating is what we would recommend,

    Ingress Protection, or ‘IP Rating’ means how much the radio will resist dust particles and water, entering the radio.

    The salty atmosphere on deck, will shorten the reliability and ultimate lifespan of the radio, if the IP rating is too low.

    A radio like the Entel DX series is a great choice for deckhands. It is an IP68 rated digital radio, so will survive being dropped in shallow water for a while.

    For ‘Stews’ a small discreet, and easy to use radio is what we would recommend, such as the Hytera PD355

    About Yesway the Antibes Superyacht Radio Supplier

    We are able to supply all the two-way radio needs of Superyacht owners based in Antibes, and the wider French Riviera.

    Our director is a former lecturer at South Shields Marine School, whose first job aged 17 (he’s now 48), was building and testing yacht power supply systems.

    He moved to the radio communications industry as a repair & installation engineer, aged 19.

    Our company’s skillset therefore is unrivalled in the Marine radio communications industry, as we have both experience of training ETOs, and working on marine systems.

    And also both vocational and degree level qualifications in terrestrial and satellite communications.

    We even have the MCA AEC (approved engine course) qualification.

    Which Superyacht Radio?

    There are many ‘tier 1’ manufacturers in the two-way radio industry to chose from.

    Therefore it is fantastic when you find a capable company to advise you.

    Our Recommendations for Superyachts are Motorola, Entel and Hytera.

    These three manufacturers of two-way radio equipment offer everything a Super yacht user could need.

    For example, the Entel DN series handheld radio offers industry leading IP68 level protection against water and particle ingress.

    Having a high IP rating is important for use in an outdoor marine environment, and would be ideal for use by Deckhands or support vessels.

    On the other hand, a Stewardess and other ‘front of house’ crew, needs a very discrete device.

    For this we recommend a couple of the digital Hytera models, that offer discrete communications, and look stylish.

    We are also able to offer specific engineering solutions including alarm and system monitoring that sends messages and alerts to a handheld two way radio.

    Radio Training Service

    We offer a radio use training service, for your staff.

    This covers correct and effective use of radio communications equipment, and can be tailored to your crews requirements.

    We also offer one-to-one technology training services, to Superyacht owners.


    Contact

    +44 (01522) 740818

    Entel Radios

    Entel Intrinsically Safe Radios which fulfill the new Solas Firefighting regulatory requirements.

    Hytera Digital

    High quality Hytera Digital communications for your Superyacht Crew.

    Why Yesway

    Years of experience in radio and electrical systems, including the founder being an ex lecturer at the world renowned South Shields Marine School. This knowledge and experience makes us a reliable two way radio supplier of Antibes Superyacht Radios.

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    lincolnshire two way radio

    The two-Way Radio Dealers in Lincolnshire

    We are based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and provide a comprehensive range of two way radio services throughout the county and beyond.

    The business started as a part time ‘Sole Trader’ business back in November 2010, and has steadily expanded since.

    Today we are limited and VAT registered, and able to supply and advise on two way radio, as well as offer training services.

    Our telephone number is (01522) 740818, and we look forward to hearing from you.

    If you are involved in organising an event, you may be interested in the guide to using two way radio in events. It can be accessed by clicking here.

    If you would like to have us come to your business, and show you how two way radio can improve business efficiency, then we would love to hear from you.

    A radio that we would recommend for outdoor environments is the British designed Entel DX Series radio.

    We recommend this radio for outdoor activities, because it has an Ingress Protection, or IP rating, of IP68.

    IP68 means that the radio can actually survive being dropped in shallow water.

    We have demo Entel DX series radios that we can show you in action, and the radio is proving very popular with buyers.

    For a reliable radio for internal business use, such as light manufacturing, we would recommend the Hytera PD405.

    The Hytera PD405 has proved very reliable in the factories that have purchased the radios. In fact we have never had one go faulty!

    If you are a business in the marine or offshore industries, then you may require radios for use in potentially explosive environments.

    These types of radios are known as ‘Intrinsically safe’ or ATEX radios.

    ATEX radios are designed for use in locations where a spark could potentially cause an explosion.

    An example of an area that would require ATEX radios, is a ships battery room, as gases released during charging of the backup batteries, could potentially ignite.

    We offer a bespoke service tailored to each clients individual needs.

    Therefore we don’t expect you to be an expert in radio, that’s our job.

    (01522) 740818 or (01482) 520818

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    Marine Electronics Directive

    The Marine Electronics Directive (MED) is a set of regulations established by the European Union (EU) for marine electronics equipment.

    The purpose of the MED is to ensure that marine electronic equipment used in EU waters meets certain minimum safety and performance standards, as well as to promote compatibility between different types of equipment.

    The Marine Electronics directive applies to a wide range of equipment, including navigation equipment, communication equipment, and monitoring and control systems.

    The MED requires that equipment must be CE-marked, indicating that it has been certified to meet the requirements of the directive, before it can be placed on the market in the EU.

    The MED is enforced by national governments, who are responsible for ensuring that marine electronic equipment installed on vessels flying their flag meet the requirements of the directive.

    MED GMDSS

    What is GMDSS?

    GMDSS stands for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

    It is an internationally recognized system for ensuring the safety of life at sea.

    GMDSS is covered by the Marine Electronics Directive, or MED.

    Entel HT649, is a GMDSS radio, which we can supply from stock.

    The Entel HT649 is a certified MED radio, and carries the wheelmark logo.

    MED wheelmark logo

    Entel HT649 Brochure Link

    MED Fire Fighter

    The industrial grade DTEx Marine Fire Fighter Series, is designed and approved to meet the latest MED standard implementation regulation MED/5.20, and European ATEX directive.

    The ultra durable fire-red coloured DTEx Series sets the benchmark for next-generation MED compliant Firefighter radios.

    Standard features include high visibility OLED display, high torque ergonomic controls designed for gloved-hand use, and industry-leading IP68 2m 4 hours submersible rating, to provide 100% reliability and usability even in the most extreme conditions.

    Contact:

    01522 740818

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