Fern Communications completes radio repeater sea trials

Fern Communications has completed trials of its FRX-1 radio repeater in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Fern Communications has completed trials of its FRX-1 radio repeater in the Gulf of Mexico. For four weeks, Technip crews used the FRX-1 onboard the vessel Deep Blue. According to Fern Communications, Technip crews experienced uninterrupted radio communications while working in the Gulf of Mexico.

The FRX-1 radio repeater is the only system that bends the radio signal around a solid structure so that it reaches the receiving radio located on the other side of the structure, the company says. It operates on VHF, marine, and UHF frequencies, and is fully compatible with existing radio communications systems currently in use offshore.

“Throughout the trial, the FRX-1 performed very well, supplying continuous radio signals and uninterrupted radio communication, so we were pleased with the outcome,” says Patrick Kelly, Instrument Technician for Technip.

09/01/2009

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