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Marine Communications Safety Solutions

Marine Communications safety is important in any working environment, but at sea, do often can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Whether you are an ETO, Chief Engineer or Captain you can make your life at sea run smoother & safer with Marine Communications from Yesway Ltd

Whether you are an ETO, Chief Engineer or Captain you can make your life at sea run smoother & safer with Marine Communications from Yesway.

We have been involved in the Marine industry since 1988, including working in Marine electronics Manufacturing, and lecturing at the world renowned ‘South Shields Marine School.
In addition we have experience in working on ships correcting the radio communications mistakes of other less experienced companies.

Entel are leaders in Marine radio communications, and we are proud to be able to supply their excellent equipment.

We are also recommending Hytera to our clients, as a reliable and durable brand for marine communications safety.

Whether you need Atex for inspecting your battery room, or a Good quality GMDSS portable radio, Entel, Hytera, and Yesway are the go to guys to trust.

GMDSS stands for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. It is an internationally-agreed upon set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols that ships are required to carry and use in order to enhance the safety of life at sea. The system includes the use of satellite and terrestrial radio communications to provide ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication, and to transmit distress alerts and location information. The goal of the GMDSS is to increase the likelihood of rescue for ships in distress by allowing them to quickly and easily alert nearby ships and search and rescue authorities to their location and the nature of the emergency.

ATEX stands for “ATmospheres EXplosibles.” It is a set of European Union regulations that govern the design and use of equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The regulations cover equipment and protective systems that may be used in areas where there is a risk of a explosion due to flammable gases, vapors, dusts, or fibers. The regulations are based on the principles of risk assessment, and aim to prevent explosions and minimize the harm caused by explosions that do occur.

ATEX regulations apply to equipment and protective systems that are used in a wide range of industrial environments, including oil and gas production, petrochemical and chemical processing, food and beverage production, and many other sectors.

ATEX divided in two categories:

ATEX 137 for the workplace (work environment)
ATEX 95 for equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres (product)
Both categories are applicable in the EU member states and the equipment falling under this regulations must carry a mark and certificate of conformity to ATEX directives

Contact us now for help and advice.

(01522) 740818 or (01482) 520818

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Radio communications can help improve business efficiency and safety, whether shore-side, or at sea.

Radio waves travel differently depending on frequency, but most portable systems (hand held walkie-talkies etc) have line of sight transmission characteristics.

You will come across VHF & UHF systems. This refers to the frequency (similar to the channel), and each has differing characteristics, suited to applications.

VHF, which stands for Very High Frequency, occurs between 30 – 300 MHz (megahertz), and gives a greater range than UHF in open country (or sea).

UHF, which stands for Ultra High Frequency, occurs in the range of 300 – 3000 MHz. Although UHF has a shorter theoretical range than VHF, it tends to offer better performance in built up areas, such as buildings and built up areas.

Therefore communication between an offshore wind farm and a shore-side, or ships base station, would ideally suit VHF.

Communication within an enclosed structure, such as a building or ship, would suit UHF better.

Physical obstacles attenuate or even block radio signals. This can be solved by using a ‘radio repeater’. A radio repeater is a device that combines both a radio receiver, and a transmitter.

Used in conjunction with a tall antenna, it will receive a weak signal from a far off radio, and then re-broadcast the same signal at a greater signal strength.

A radio repeater can therefore increase your communications range, and allow signals to pass, which might otherwise be blocked by physical objects.

Radio equipment is available in a variety of Ingress protection (IP) ratings up to IP68, allowing water submersibility, making radio communications reliable even in the hostile offshore environment.

For potentially explosive environments, such as ships battery rooms and fuel depots, Intrinsically Safe ATEX radio equipment is available.

Yesway Communications recently helped an Aberdeen based offshore contractor involved in installing offshore wind turbines. Poor radio performance when around the ship was solved through proper equipment setup (something that had not been done by the original supplier of the equipment)

The Internet of Things and increased automation of shipping presents new opportunities and challenges. For help and guidance on IOT (Internet of Things) Wireless possibilities, visit this link to our sister site.

More Information

Craig Miles, Tel. +44 (0)1482 520 818 Fax. +44 (0)1522 740 818
E-mail: craig.miles(at) Web:

Two Way radio Sales

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Yesway Communications’ only supply the most dependable two way radio sales equipment, so you can be assured of the best in the business. We sell what we consider to be the best equipment in its category.

Analogue Radio Equipment is a reliable choice for your new or existing business. It is a bit cheaper than Digital Technology, as its a more established technology.

For Analogue Handheld Two Way Radio we recommend the UK designed Entel range of radios.

Entel radios are tough and reliable, and we regularly use them for event hire.

Also, the Entel radios that we have sold have proved to be 100% reliable so far, including being used in hostile environments.

We live, and are based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, but will go the extra mile (literally) for you. So wherever you are, from Oswestry to Orkney, get in touch.

Whatever you need two way radio for, we can supply the solution, at a good price.

More importantly is our ‘go the extra mile’ service attitude, which we aim to be the best in the industry.

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