We are currently helping a Hull based charity set up a hand-portable communications network in central Hull.
During our initial meeting with the charity coordinator we explained the options and possible issues, such as reduction in the strength of the signals due to the tall buildings.
Then we carried out a test which involved walking around the proposed coverage area with a Vertex-Standard VX231 hand-portable, and communicating back to another hand-portable at the charities base location.
The range survey proved that a radio repeater, which is used to boost range, was not required. This means that the charity was able to get operational within their budget, and without compromising on equipment quality.
Phone now on (01482) 520818 or (01522) 740818