17 Feb Hytera Radios In Action: Skyline Luge Rotorua
Skyline Luge Rotorua has been a family favourite for locals and tourists alike since it first opened in 1985. It has been through several upgrades over the years. Most recently, in mid-2022, 3 brand-new tracks were opened.
Clear and efficient communications are essential for safety, and smooth operations. In the early days the team used basic analogue simplex radio which did not provide adequate or consistent communication.
In 2016, Andrew Jensen, General Manager, approached Alcom to discuss better options. After a review, we recommended a Hytera RD-622 digital UHF repeater with PD602 portable radios programmed for pseudo trunking. Pseudo trunking allows the radio user to be dynamically allocated to one of the two available channels, which means better use of the repeater. It also minimises channel blocking even when multiple groups are using the system.
The system was installed in October 2016 and has consistently provided clear and reliable comms throughout the site ever since.
While the PD602 radio has served them well it has now been discontinued and replaced with the next generation Hytera HP6 series. This radio offers the latest in radio technology; is compact, stylish, provides clear audio, has a powerful battery, exceptional ruggedness and lots of features.
Skyline has recently purchased its first batch of HP6 radios and the feedback is that they are performing really well.
Rest assured the Luge Team is highly trained, well equipped and ready to provide every customer with a fun experience with a “Wow” factor!