LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
We will keep you updated on all matters radio. Our primary contact numbers remain 01752 777787 and 07708 971839.
China implements an almost across the board price increase on two way radio products. The new DMR digital GRIZZLY has successfully completed its final, forest, field, mountain, coast and jungle trials on the 13th August 2021.
TACTICOM DISCOVERS AN ENDEMIC FAULT WITH ALL VHF DMR RADIO SYSTEMS
9TH SEPTEMBER 2021
4th December 2021
MANY END USERS HAVE NOW MET THE NEW GRIZZLY. THE TOUGHEST, MOST RUGGED TWO WAY RADIO EVER...
The Wolfsin GRIZZLY exceeds expectations and has sold out twice. Thankfully careful planning means that resupplies are arriving every six weeks and there is no reported shortage at factory source.
The GRIZZLY is proving itself to be as tough, durable and waterproof as its name suggests and is finding great acceptance and favour in all industrial and commercial businesses.
As part of our ongoing research, on the 9th September 2021 Tacticom discovered a potential endemic fault with ALL VHF DMR repeater systems, irrespective of make or model!
This endemic problem manifests itself as a "a near robotic repetition of part of a transmitted spoken and received word which sounds like the transmitting radio is almost out of range or the system is suffering on channel interference or the vocoder is failing". IT IS NONE OF THESE PROBLEMS OR FAULTS! As typically the transmitting and receiving VHF DMR digital radios are well within the range of the repeater and are tested as working to specification.
Our research and on on site deduction made the leap to discovering this endemic fault, we have the solution, simply call 01752 777787 for assistance and help.
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
We will keep you updated on all matters radio. Our primary contact numbers remain 01752 777787 and 07708 971839. Although the Keep is going through a full refurbishment program our normal operational sales & repair service is working as normal - albeit from different Tacticom locations.
REFURBISHMENT IS PROGRESSING AT A PACE.
1st November 2020
The Keep is now under full refurbishment and progressing at a pace. The Keep has been the home of Tacticom since 2006 and we named the wing of the keep in which we operated "The Communications Wing". Research has now shown that we were correct in this assumption and the Keep was indeed used a communications hub. In the interim period Repairs and service of radio equipment is being completed at other Tacticom locations, Please do not send equipment to the Keep but call 01752 777787 for a RTB number and best location to return your radio equipment for service or repair.
CHINA MANUFACTURERS ANNOUNCE PRICE INCREASES IN 2021
1st May 2021 (updated 03/06/21 & 06/12/21)
Delays in transport are now adding to all the other delays reported below, shipments from China can wait 10-15 days to leave a Hong Kong airport after being delivered from the factory to the onward shipper in China. Couple this to electricity outages and reduced factory working in China causing delays in packing materials and boxes, then orders from the UK and elsewhere are taking up to 3 months to be delivered. Wolfsin is ahead of the curve for now and have a minimum 12 month forward supply assured.
Nearly all two way radio manufacturers are announcing shortage of supply of essential DAC and ADC chip sets with prices increases ranging from 6% to 20%. Some existing radio models are being discontinued or alternative chip sets being used of which some of the features and functions are no longer available or indeed overall quality of the digital radio experience is compromised. As of December 2021 most manufacturers of two way radio have announced around 4% price increases on average but with some big price increases on certain accessories.
With chip manufacturing by Renesas and AKM of Japan being drastically reduced or stopped due to factory fires and nearly all Taiwanese chip manufacturers cutting production by 50% or more due to water shortages then it follows that prices for all two way radios will increase. Nearly all China manufacturers report upward price pressures from essential chip manufacturers and an increase in raw material costs. Other manufacturers from Korea, Taiwan and other regional manufacturers are sure to follow suit.