Why HF/SSB?

Wild Fires

Hurricanes

Tornados

In the last decade, the world has been inundated by natural disasters, and man-made incidents of a magnitude not seen in many decades, leading to a loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, destruction of millions of homes and buildings and the complete ruin of critical infrastructures. These tragic events increase the recognition that impaired or lost communications coupled with a lack of real time access to critical information, can dramatically reduce the ability to recover from such disasters. During such events, most of the conventional communications infrastructures such as telephone lines, cellular phones, satellites and other two- way radio communications are either saturated or not operational. Many levels of government and public safety  recognize that HF-SSB communication  are paramount for providing vital logistics and command and control support during major emergencies.

The HF/SSB transceiver systems operate in the 1.6 to 30 MHz frequency range. The radio receives and transmits Voice, Data, and Telegraphy (CW) using upper sideband (USB), lower sideband (LSB), amplitude modulation equivalent (AME) and ISB (Independent Sideband for high speed data transmission).

The radios compile with all MIL-STD-810 and EMI requirements, and meets FCC, NTIA, and Industry Canada standards. They have been tested by DOD's Joint Interoperability Test Center (JITC) and certified for compliance with the ALE requirements in MIL-STD-188-141B.

The radio system can be controlled and operated from a remote location.  There are several remote control options, ranging from a removable control head with hard wire interface, or IP connection for in building or around the world.  

HF/SSB Radio System Features

  • Automatic Link Establishment per FED-STD-1045 & MIL-STD-188-141B Appendix A (JITC certified) standards.

  • Full interoperability with other manufacturers' radios complying with the same ALE standards.

  • Built-in voice quality system utilizes proprietary algorithms to filter out background noises, giving users exceptional communication clarity.

  • Selectable bandwidth allows fine tuning for optimal voice and data communications.

  • Multiple squelch options (signal strength, digital voice, or call detection).

  • Control head features a large color touch-screen display.

  • Upgrading to future technologies is easily done by installing new firmware into the transceiver.

  • Easily replaceable digital components ensure cost-effective maintenance.

  • Unique Built-In self Test (BIT) system provides exceptional dependability.

  • AMD (Automatic Message Display) for free and pre-set text messages.

  • Supports all modes of operation: Data, USB, LSB, AME, ISB, CW

WHAT'S NEW?

As of 30 September 2020 Micom products are no longer available for purchase. 

​We will continue to supply compatible HF antenna tuners, antennas and various other Micom accessories as listed on our SHOP page.

​Royal Communications International, Inc. will continue to provide support and repair services for the Micom 3 series radios for the duration of remaining warranty. Repairs for Micom transceivers that are no longer covered under warranty will be available as long as commercially viable. With regard to Micom-2 series transceivers, unfortunately, we are unable to continue providing repair services, due to a lack of available spares and parts.

​The Barrett 4000 series transceivers are inter-operable with Micom transceivers, certified by JITC to MIL-STD-181-141B and are NTIA compliant.  The Barrett 4000 series transceivers include key differentiators from the Micom and competing transceivers in the market. Namely, built in IP networking, color touchscreen display, removable/remote-ready control head, USB port for easy upgrades and programming, and several other advanced features. Barrett Communications Pty Ltd., was founded in Australia, and through growth and acquisition have had a presence in the United States for 40 years. 

​Additionally, we are excited to announce the 4000 series radios are now manufactured in the United States, specifically to meet the demanding requirements of our federal, state and commercial customers. The user-friendly Barrett 4000 series radios boast a (6) six week or shorter lead time, this combined with Royal’s class leading technical and sales support, full-service capabilities and a USA factory, you can be assured of fast and reliable support.  

LAST EVENT

3135 Coachman Court, Oceanside, CA 92056

Tel:  760-529-9518

Fax: 760-529-9568

Email: sales@royal-communications.com

During the summer June-July 2017, pilot Brian Lloyd commenced his round-the-world flight to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s route eighty years ago in 1937. The two month flight followed Earhart’s historic equatorial route. Royal Communications International, Inc. was honored to support Brian throughout his expedition.

 

“I chose the Micom3T transceiver for my historic recreation of Amelia Earhart's flight due to its robust construction and outstanding reputation for reliability in a harsh environment. While the control head is mounted in the cabin and lives in a more benign environment, the receiver/transmitter unit resides in an unheated and unpressurized avionics bay where the temperature may vary from +45C to -20C and the altitude may top 24,000 feet. In spite of this harsh environment the Micom3T performed well. 

 

But even the best equipment can fail and I did experience an intermittent failure of the receiver/transmitter unit. A single call to Royal Communications had a replacement unit on its way to me on the other side of the world in a day. Clearly the emphasis was to get my communications back up and running reliably as quickly as possible. I am extremely pleased with the level of support I received. The replacement unit operated and continues to operate reliably.

 

I recommend Royal Communications and Micom products without any reservation. They provide excellent service, great support, and reliable products. Thanks Royal!” - Brian Lloyd

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