Wide Area Communications for Outdoor Industries
Whatever technology you chose you will need a robust and waterproof radio.
For wider areas from a few hundred meters to mile a conventional radio system is a fast and cost effective alternative to mobile phone. It works where Mobile phones will not and airtime free.
For cost effective communications up to about 500m to 1km the Licence Free (PMR446) is a good choice. These radio are very popular with Game shoots, Outdoor instructors and for smaller area instant communications because of their low running cost and versatility.
For greater distances such a Estate wide communications then you will need a more sophisticated systems such as a Repeater radio system. This can be arranged to give guaranteed coverage over much wider areas so makes a better system for every day communications particularly where phone coverage is poor or where there are lone workers.
All systems are usable high noise areas with chain saws or shooting using Ear defenders with communications.