Lincoln cathedral uses a two-way radio to coordinate services and visitors.
Their existing system was very old and needed replacement.
Yesway were approached to quote for a new system, and we were awarded the contract;
A full radio range survey was carried out, including from the roof!
Lincoln cathedral is over 1000 years old and built of thick stone.
After extensive testing, we decided to move the system from VHF to UHF.
VHF is great in open country, but there was a coverage blackspot, that changing to UHF solved.
The original two-way radios used the older analogue technology, which is gradually being superseded by digital.
There are two types of digital two-way radios, DMR and dPMR.
DMR has emerged as the dominant standard in much the same way that VHS video recorders (remember them) became more popular than the Betamax standard.
The equipment we recommended to Lincoln Cathedral was the Hytera BD505.
The Hytera BD505 offers IP54 ingress protection, making it ideal for mainly indoor use, inside the Cathedral.
The compact design and DMR digital technology gives the cathedral a radio that is easy to carry, and with excellent sound quality.
Onsite staff training was provided as part of the after-sales service.