Barrett Communications HF & VHF Tactical Communications

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Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions that are easily adaptable to particular environments, from man-pack, to mobile vehicle and base station configurations.

The company’s communication products and solutions are used worldwide across a wide range of defence personnel, including border security, paramilitary police, coast guard and national defence forces.

Customisable communications solutions for military applications

Barrett Communications provides clients with international technical support and tailored operator training through a support network.

The company also provides tailored solutions for HF radio communications systems, with a complete design and international installation capability that includes:

  • Remote HF transmitters and receivers linked by landlines or microwave
  • LAN-based control systems for remote sited HF transmitters and receivers
  • Operator consoles
  • Custom-built interfaces, control systems, operator positions
  • MIL-STD HF data systems
  • Integration of new HF equipment into existing systems
  • Turnkey mission-based installations
  • High-power transmitters for GMDSS systems
  • High-power HF email and data systems

All Barrett Communications products can be modified to suit any tactical need.

Tactical HF radio system for armed forces

The PRC-2090 Tactical HF radio system is a multi-role HF communications system that can be deployed as a 30W manpack, a 125W vehicle-mounted system or a 125W base station.

The lightweight transceiver includes an integrated automatic antenna tuner, a battery management system integrated into each Li-ion battery cartridge, all mode operation, automatic link establishment (ALE) to MIL-STD 188-141B 2G (JITC certified), optional internal MIL waveform modem with 5066 stack, encryption and frequency hopping.

The PRC-2090 HF Tactical manpack transceiver enables the user to deploy full communication capability in a variety of environments. It is designed with a demountable display that can be attached to webbing, allowing for use on-the-move, or remotely from the transceiver.

Features of the PRC-2090 include:

  • 1.6MHz to 30MHz continuous coverage
  • All modes J3E (USB, LSB), H3E (AM) J2A (CW) J2B (AFSK)
  • Fully immersible to 1m
  • Detachable display for remote extended control operation
  • Advanced tactical handset
  • Enhanced DSP noise reduction
  • Three year warranty

Available options include:

  • Internal / external high-speed data modems
  • Digital voice and data encryption 56 bit DES and 256 bit AES (subject to exported licence)
  • Rapid docking system (RDS) vehicle and base docking system

Very high-frequency tactical radio system

The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system is a low-band that is lightweight, compact and high-quality. The device’s basic controls and portability are specifically designed for multi-role tactical operations.

PRC-2080 has multiple levels of encryption and frequency hopping security. Analogue voice and digital unencrypted data are fitted as standard. It is available with a secure fixed frequency (FF) digital encrypted mode with a digitally encrypted free channel search (FCS) or an anti-jamming digital encrypted frequency hopping (FH) mode. It conforms with MIL-STD-810G specifications for immersion, vibration, drop and shock rating.

The PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system addresses five main roles, and the 5W model is hand portable for squad / platoon-level applications. The PRC-2081 25W Tactical VHF manpack suits company / battalion / brigade-level applications.

When deployed in the docking station and combined with the 50W VHF amplifier the systems can be used for in-vehicle, re-broadcast and base station applications.

Features of the PRC-2080 include:

  • Configurations:
    – PRC-2080 5W Tactical VHF hand portable
    -PRC-2081 25W Tactical VHF manpack
    -PRC-2082 50W Tactical VHF mobile
    -PRC-2083 50W Tactical VHF re-broadcast
    -PRC-2084 50W Tactical VHF base
  • DSP voice and data signal processing
  • Backward compatible with PRC-77 and other 30MHz – 88MHz communications equipment

Rapid field deployment systems (RFDS)

The Barrett RFDS (HF and VHF) is a turnkey communications system in a single case comprising radios, various power options, cabling, lighting and external connections. It is designed for simple set-up and operation in minutes.

The HF version is based on the PRC-2090 Tactical HF radio system, which provides a range of different transmission modes. It includes optional LE ALE, frequency hopping and encryption plus Barrett’s 2023 internal HF modem, which in conjunction with the 2020 data system enables the transmission of email, fax and data over HF.

The VHF variant is based on the PRC-2080 Tactical VHF radio system, which has more than 2,300 channels. It has 50W output power and a number of frequency hopping and encryption options.

Features of the HF or VHF RFDS include:

  • AC and/or DC power
  • On-board 12V 33Ah battery and charging
  • HF data transmission ready
  • Multiple voice and data security options
  • Stackable transportable base station and vehicle / field deployable

Barrett 4050 HF SDR Transceiver for secure communications

The 4050 high-frequency (HF) software-defined radio (SDR) transceiver is the newest product in the Barrett range of HF communications equipment.

When the transceiver is combined with various Barrett products it provides highly secure data transfer, email and telephone connectivity within a HF network, the international telephone network and the internet.

The Barrett 4050 is fully interoperable with advanced digital selective calling systems. The transceiver supplies four and six digit selective call features such as remote transceiver disable capabilities, point to point and / or multipoint secure call, status calling, GPS tracking, SMS text and telephone interconnect.

The 4050 is supplied with multiple waveform options including CLOVER 2500 and the upcoming CLOVER NG standard, along with MIL-STD-188-110A/B (STANAG 4285, 4415, 4481, 4529, 4539). These waveforms provide an unparalleled performance with ‘throughput’ rates up to and exceeding 19,200bps in combination with Barrett’s latest digital transmission software and intuitive user interface.

Barrett’s GPS interface supports connection into any NMEA 0183 external GPS receiver antenna for tracking applications, and supplies position information and emergency call features on all deployed equivalently equipped HF assets.

Barrett can supply unrivalled asset tracking performance over HF when combined with its upcoming GPS Push tracking solution.

About Barrett Communications

Barrett Communications provides defence professionals with tailored, simple communication solutions backed by ISO 9001: 2008 quality assurance certification.

The company is committed to continuous product development to provide sophisticated manufacturing and distribution systems.

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Press Release

System Interoperability Between Barrett and Thales

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) have recently been supplied ten reconditioned Bushmaster armoured troop carrying vehicles fitted with Barrett PRC-2090 HF mobile systems and PRC-2080+ VHF mobile systems.

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The New Generation of HF SDR

Barrett Communications has developed a new HF Software-Defined Radio (SDR) transceiver, the Barrett 4050 HF SDR, which incorporates a new generation of technology.

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Barrett Communications Pty Ltd (Head Office)

47 Discovery Drive

Bibra Lake

WA 6163

Western Australia

Australia

+61 8 9434 1700 +61 8 9418 6757 www.barrettcommunications.com.au

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4050 HF SDR Transceiver

The Barrett 4050 is fully interoperable with advanced digital selective calling systems. The transceiver supplies four and six digit selective call features such as remote transceiver disable capabilities, point to point and / or multipoint secure call, status calling, GPS tracking, SMS text and telephone interconnect.

Barrett 4075 High-Power 1kW HF Transmitter

The Barrett 1KW High-Frequency (HF) Transmitter is a compact rack mounted communications solution developed for base station applications in large HF networks.

PRC-2063 – HF-VHF Cross Gate

The Barrett 2063 HF-VHF Cross Gate provides seamless transfer of information from a Barrett VHF network onto a Barrett HD network without any operator interruption.

PRC-2080 5W VHF Tactical Transceiver

In standalone configuration, the PRC-2080 is ideal for squad level communication requirements.

PRC-2081 25W Tactical VHF Manpack

The PRC-2081 25W manpack upgrades the PRC-2080 transceiver with increased power and communications range.

PRC-2082 50W VHF Tactical Mobile Package

The PRC-2082 mobile package provides convenient docking station for the PRC-2080 transceiver as well as the flexibility for dismounted use when not in the vehicle (additional accessories are required to use the PRC-2080 as a hand portable).

PRC-2083 50W Tactical VHF Re-broadcast

The Barrett PRC-2083 50W tactical VHF re-broadcast system is typically used to link two low band VHF networks, providing extended range to overcome communication difficulties due to distance or terrain.

PRC-2084 50W Tactical VHF Base

The Barrett PRC-2084 VHF base package provides a convenient docking station with power amplification of 50W, as well as the flexibility fo a dismounted communications when removed from the docking station (additional accessories are required to use the PRC-2084 as a hand portable).

PRC-2090 HF Tactical Manpack

The Barrett PRC-2090 HF tactical manpack package is ideal for extended portable field operations providing the tactical user with effective, secure and comprehensive communications with remote sited command locations.

Rapid Field Deployment Systems (RFDS)

The PRC-2090 RFDS - HF Rapid Field Deployment System is field operational in minutes and runds on AC Mains and/or DC power.

PRC-2091 HF Tactical Mobile

The Barrett PRC-2091 HF tactical mobile package upgrades the PRC-2090 by providing a convenient vehicle docking station and transmitter power amplification to 125W PEP.

PRC-2092 HF Tactical Base

The Barrett PRC-2092 HF tactical base package, like the PRC-2091 mobile package, provides a convenient docking station and power amplification to 125W PEP as well as the flexibility of dismounted communications when the PRC- 2090 is removed from the docking station (additional accessories may be required).

Press Release

11 September 2017

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) have recently been supplied ten reconditioned Bushmaster armoured troop carrying vehicles fitted with Barrett PRC-2090 HF mobile systems and PRC-2080+ VHF mobile systems.

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17 August 2017

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter.

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13 June 2017

NVIS Communications, the Barrett Communications system integrator in the US, together with REDCOM Labs and Star Solutions provided high frequency (HF), LTE, satellite and mobile phone connectivity over the 120 mile Baker to Vegas law enforcement officer foot race.

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24 May 2017

In Peru, a country regularly effected by severe flooding, landslides and other natural disasters, a community of similar four-wheel drive enthusiasts, with a heart to serve those impacted by natural disasters, have come together to support aid agency efforts in remote regions throughout the country.

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19 May 2017

Barrett Communications is inviting visitors to explore its new website. The new site has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed product information, videos and case studies.

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20 April 2017

On 18 April, Barrett Communications provided portable high-frequency (HF) radio communications equipment to the West Midlands Fire Services (WMFS) for its specialist search-and-rescue team who respond to international emergencies.

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21 February 2017

In May 2016 Barrett Communications supplied the Rainbow Radio League (RRL), a not-for-profit organisation in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment. Since this time they have been working to install the donated equipment at key locations among the country’s islands.

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26 January 2017

Barrett Communications High Frequency (HF) radio communications equipment has been installed into armoured mobile air traffic control towers for use in African peacekeeping missions.

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29 November 2016

Barrett Communications have recently been awarded a three year contract by the Canadian National Defense Department (DND).

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25 October 2016

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first known European visitor to Western Australia, Dirk Hartog and the ship crew of the Eendracht.

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16 August 2016

Barrett Communications have signed a significant contract with the National Defence Force of an East African Nation.

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4 August 2016

In late May 2016, a shipment of equipment from Barrett Communications was delivered to the island group of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada.

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7 June 2016

Barrett Communications have received yet another significant contract from an important customer in the CIS region.

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18 May 2016

Barrett Communications has announced the upcoming release of its latest product, the Barrett 4050 HF SDR (Software-Defined Radio).

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16 February 2016

America’s largest emergency data communications system passed its first key test at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.

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25 January 2016

More than 300 military and civilian communications specialists from 21 Indo-Asia-Pacific nations came together for the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) programme known as PACIFIC ENDEAVOR, from 31 August to 11 September 2015.

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23 October 2015

The first few vehicles of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have now completed the 3,000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide amid much fanfare arriving in Adelaide.

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22 October 2015

In remote and hostile conditions the ability to track a vehicle is often used to ensure the safety of passengers.

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20 October 2015

By supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Barrett Communications are demonstrating the benefits that high frequency (HF) radio communications can offer in remote communications.

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16 October 2015

The 3,000km journey from Darwin in Australia's northern territory to Adelaide in south Australia is a remote and arduous one for any traveller.

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4 September 2015

Following the supply of Barrett PRC-2090 HF tactical radio systems to the South African National Defence Force, Barrett Communications has undertaken an on-site training exercise for experienced HF operators of the South African Army Signal Formation team.

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14 July 2015

In early 2015, Malaysia was hit with severe flooding. The east coast states of the Peninsula were the most severely affected, with more than 100,000 people being evacuated.

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24 June 2015

NVIS Communications LLC, the Barrett Communications North American system integrator, won a $1.4 million dollar contract frp, the US Army Corps to provide 120 radio systems of various configurations to the Nepalese Army.

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24 March 2015

Barrett Communications in partnership with STAR Solutions and NVIS Communications of California (Barrett's Systems Integrator in North America) will launch the Barrett FirstLink Rapid Field Deployment System (RFDS) at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas from 16-20 March.

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5 January 2015

On the 6th December 2014, Newedge Solutions left as one of 60 vehicles on 'The Great Run' from Nairobi to the Tumaini Children's Home in Nyeri.

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6 November 2014

Barrett Communications will be exhibiting at AiDEX in Brussels from the 12th to the 13th November 2014.

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27 May 2014

Barrett Communications, an international communications company specialising in the design and manufacture of HF and VHF communications solutions, has been awarded a $6m contract to supply HF communications equipment in various configurations to a Border Security Agency in Central Asia as part of the United States Assistance programme.

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2 April 2014

DSA organisers are preparing for the largest Defence Services Asia (DSA) event held to date.

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7 January 2014

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal self-funded, non-profit agency based in the Pacific North-west.

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6 January 2014

Barrett Communications will be represented at the upcoming IndoDefence 2014 Expo and Forum by our regional representative, PT Wahgo International.

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10 December 2013

Every year AidEX brings together many international organisations working in the field and delivering services to the humanitarian aid sector. Barrett Communications has been a supporter of AidEX since its inception and has exhibited every year.

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26 November 2013

Every year a combined training mission between the Chilean and Argentinean Armies is conducted over the north-eastern section of the Antarctic Peninsula. In September 2011, a group of six participants from the Chilean base O'Higgins and five of the Argentinean base Esperanza, faced 100km/hr winds and temperatures of -24°C in a 280km "rescue" of two scientists who had fallen into a crevasse.

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11 October 2013

Leaders in the international humanitarian and aid industry will once again come together at the upcoming AiDEX event in Brussels, Belgium from the 13-14 November 2013.

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7 October 2013

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce a significant order from an integral government department within the Central Asian region.

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30 September 2013

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce the recent certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for the Barrett PRC-2090 HF SSB Transceiver.

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19 September 2013

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce a three-year sole source contract to supply up to 750HF transceivers to one of East Africa's largest police forces.

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29 August 2013

Barrett Communications was founded in 1976 to supply communications equipment to the widely dispersed communities of the Australian Outback, which depend on high frequency (HF) radio to span the great distances involved and where telephone lines are an impractical and uneconomic solution.

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17 July 2013

Land Forces Africa will be held from 15-18 July 2013 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria South Africa.

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22 May 2013

AIDF Washington will bring together over 1,700 attendees and participants with the collective aim to improve the provision and development of humanitarian relief around the world.

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22 March 2013

For the past 25 years, the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) event has been the premier destination for aerospace and maritime manufacturers targeting the Asia Pacific growth markets for the defence, enforcement, civil and commercial sectors.

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15 February 2013

In 2012 Malaysia Airlines identified the opportunity to provide a new service from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai in India.

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10 December 2012

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce recent certification and approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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3 December 2012

Barrett Communications Pty Ltd is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire all of the shares in US-based company, HAL Communications, Corp (HAL).

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5 November 2012

Barrett Communications will be represented at the upcoming IndoDefence 2012 Expo and Forum, by our regional representative, PT Wahgo International.

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5 November 2012

Barrett Communications will be represented at the upcoming International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) Pakistan from the 7th to 11th November 2012.

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24 October 2012

Barrett Communications will be attending the upcoming Land Warfare Conference (LWC) from 29th October to the 2nd November 2012 in Melbourne Australia.

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16 October 2012

Barrett Communications will be attending the upcoming AidEx event. It is the annual humanitarian and aid event where aid development professionals come together to shape the future and facilitate improvements in the delivery of humanitarian aid and development.

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16 October 2012

The Arkansas Airport Operators Association (AAOA) in the United States of America is responsible for most of the 91 airports in Arkansas. This North east Arkansas region is known for its seismic activity along the New Madrid fault.

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11 October 2012

Barrett Communications will be represented at the upcoming Interpolitex event in Moscow Russia, by their representatives, Company Radioma and Sicom.

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14 September 2012

In 1979, an international plan was established for global maritime search and rescue known as the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

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14 September 2012

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Sadler as a Business Development Manager with Barrett Europe Ltd.

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15 August 2012

Communication infrastructure is vital to every modern country, and it is often when disaster impacts a country that communications systems are truly tested.

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18 June 2012

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce a contract extension for the continued in-field support of Barrett HF SSB radio communications equipment and systems currently deployed within the UN humanitarian and peacekeeping theatres of operation globally.

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22 May 2012

Over the past 36 years, Barrett Communications has transformed from developing radios for the Australian aviation industry, to designing and manufacturing communications systems for clients in over 150 countries in the humanitarian, government and defence industries.

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21 May 2012

Barrett Communications has supplied high frequency (HF) communications system to TAZAMA Pipeline Limited who manage the pumping of petroleum from Tanzania into land locked Zambia.

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11 April 2012

Barrett Communications has supplied high frequency (HF) radio communication systems and antennas to the Algerian Ambulance Service in Tinalkom, for vital humanitarian communications with the regional city of Illizi City.

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27 February 2012

Preparations are underway at Barrett Communications to attend the 13th Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 16 -19 April 2012.

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7 February 2012

Barrett Communications has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from a government agency in the CIS region.

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5 January 2012

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Phillip Bradshaw as a non-executive chairman with effect from the 10 January 2012.

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22 September 2011

Barrett Communications is pleased to release its range of internally fitted encryption modules to suit its 2000 series and PRC-2090 series manpack transceivers. The digital modules implement a proprietary mixed excitation linear predictive (MELP) vocoder at 2400bps or 1400bps and ortho

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12 September 2011

Barrett Military Communications has released a new, free-to-download white paper detailing the capabilities of the 2050 Wireless Control HF Transceiver. Click here to find out more.

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7 September 2011

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce on the 25th August 2011 it has received certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for the Barrett 2050 HF mobile and base station transceiver. This certification includes conformance to the basic radio specification o

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31 May 2011

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce the addition of the Barrett 2030 HF transceiver to its commercial transceiver range. The 2030 features full HF frequency coverage, 30 programmable channels, 125W PEP power output, selective call and all mode operation. The Barrett

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29 March 2011

Barrett Communications recently supplied the Barrett 2040 HF manpack radio for Malaysian Civil Defence (JPAM). These radios will be deployed all over Malaysia to aid with disaster management and search and rescue operations. The Barrett Training division was tasked to conduct a comprehe

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29 March 2011

Barrett Communications is pleased to announce that its flagship tactical HF manpack, the PRC-2090, has recently received FCC approval at both 30W in manpack mode and 100W when docked in its vehicle docking station. The FCC approval number is OW4-PRC2090HF.

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29 March 2011

Updated commercial HF radio and tactical HF and VHF radio catalogues are now available. By visiting our website, you can use the available links to view the catalogues in the popular and easy to use 'Flipping Book' format. To save PDF versions of any of our catalogues or broch

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9 December 2010

Barrett Communications is pleased to release its range of internally fitted encryption modules to suit its 2000 series and PRC-2090 series manpack transceivers. The digital modules implement a proprietary mixed excitation linear predictive (MELP) Vocoder at 2,400bps or 1,400bps and orth

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Regional Offices

Barrett Communications Pty Ltd (Head Office)

47 Discovery Drive

Bibra Lake

WA 6163

Western Australia

Australia

+61 8 9434 1700 +61 8 9418 6757 www.barrettcommunications.com.au
Barrett Communications - Europe

Unit 9, Fulcrum 2 Victory Park

Solent Way

Whiteley

PO15 7FN

United Kingdom

+44 1489 880 332 +44 1489 565 422 www.barrettcommunications.com.au
Barrett Communications - USA

PO Box 22716

Rochester

14692

New York

United States of America

+1 585 582 6134 www.barrettusa.com

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