Kendal Mountain Rescue Team introduces new Primetech-supplied MultiNet satellite system
- Created: Friday, 24 November 2017 10:50
Kendal Mountain Rescue Team has acquired a new Primetech-supplied MultiNet satellite system to support its rescue operations in South Cumbria and the Howgills. With a team of around 40 volunteers, and a number of off-road vehicles and other equipment, the team relies heavily on reliable communications to support its life-saving work, often under very challenging conditions.
The addition of the Ka-band portable satellite system is now a key element in the team’s operations as it relies heavily on two web-based systems - SARCALL and MRMAP.
According to Phil Allen, a member of the team and radio communications officer, ‘Kendal Team’s operational patch has several mobile data blackspots, so having the ability to deploy a vehicle with mobile satellite broadband onboard allows the team to operate both SARCALL and MRMAP systems within these blackspot areas.