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AAPC Wireless Messaging News

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FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 27, 2009 - ISSUE NO. 383

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

This is a short newsletter this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA.

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Victoria, B.C. Canada – November 21, 2009 – Daniels Electronics Ltd is pleased to announce that its Chairman of the Board, Terry G. Daniels is this year's recipient of the Radio Club of America's Fred M. Link Award, "For his substantial contribution to the advancement and development of Land Mobile Radio and Communications." Terry will receive the award at the Radio Club of America's Centennial Awards Banquet in Washington D.C. today.

terry daniels "Terry has been a driving force behind Daniels Electronics for the past 50 years and as a result, Daniels Electronics is a pioneering leader in radio communications in Canada and internationally" says Robert Small, President and Chief Operating Officer for Daniels Electronics. I and all the staff at Daniels extend our congratulations to Terry on this prestigious award.

Terry Daniels joined the family business in 1959. In 1963, in partnership with his brother, Ronald, they moved the family business to Victoria's James Bay area, near its present location. The two brothers established a full marine electronics marketing outlet and radiotelephone manufacturing operation. The company originally produced a product line, mainly for the commercial fishing industry.

In 1981, with the decline of the fishing industry, Terry pursued and won a contract from the B.C. government to manufacture a radio repeater system for a province-wide mountain top communications network. Terry, encouraged by this success, was convinced that this was on an exciting new direction in which the company should focus its resources. Today the company is an international leader in the design, manufacture and service of specialized radio communications equipment.

Terry Daniels has represented the company in the following professional associations:

  • Past Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board at Camosun College
  • Advisory Board at the University of Victoria (School of Business)
  • Past Director of Electronics Manufacturers' Association of B.C.
  • Past Director, Treasurer & Editor of the Victoria Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Radio Club of America

In 2003, Terry Daniels was honoured by the Board of Directors of The Radio Club of America by being elected to the grade of Fellow in the club.

The Radio Club of America is the world's first radio-communications society, founded in 1909 in New York City to promote cooperation among those interested in the advancement and scientific study of radio communications. Formed by a small group of dedicated radio amateurs and experimenters a century ago, the Radio Club of America counts among its founding membership the best in the radio-communications industry.

The Radio Club of America's Fred M. Link award acknowledges "substantial contribution to the advancement and development of Land Mobile Radio and Communications." Fred M. Link was born on Oct. 11, 1904, in York, Pennsylvania. His bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and his avocation as a radio amateur led to a job with New York Telephone. From 1931 to 1950, Link Radio Corporation, manufactured two-way radio communications equipment that was used extensively by police departments throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. During the war, Link Radio employed more than 800 people.

Not long after he sold Link Radio in 1950, his work in radio communications resumed, and from 1954 to 1959, he was the director of the mobile radio division at the Allen B. DuMont Laboratories. From 1959 to 1965, he was a consultant to the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). For 30 years, one of Link's passions was his leadership in the Radio Club of America, where he served as Radio Club president from 1968 to 1992.

About Daniels Electronics Ltd.
Daniels Electronics Ltd. is an international leader in the design, manufacture and service of specialized radio communications equipment based upon North American standards. For the past 60 years Daniels has provided our customers in North America and internationally with highly reliable base stations, repeaters and paging equipment that is environmentally robust and operates in rugged and extreme temperature conditions where low current consumption is a key requirement. For more information about Daniels Electronics, visit


Gerry Wight
Daniels Electronics Ltd. (250) 382 8268

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Zetron Delivers New Communication Control System for Police in Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Australia, November 15, 2009 Zetron’s Acom Advanced Communications System (Acom) was recently deployed for the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Queensland, Australia, at the new North Coast Region Police Communication Centre in Maroochydore. The 35-position system provides integrated radio dispatch and emergency call-handling for the region’s rapidly growing Sunshine Coast. This is the fourth Acom system to be successfully deployed for the QPS within the last few months. The others systems were installed in QPS communication centres at Cairns, Townsville, and Rockhampton.

The Queensland Police Service has used previous versions of Zetron’s Acom system for radio and telephone communications at nine of its centres for over a decade. The Queensland Police Service utilises the Acom system because it allows them to develop ever more sophisticated voice communications systems over time.

“Acom offers the functionality and reliability that public safety agencies such as the Queensland Police Service require,” said Zetron President and CEO, Ellen O’Hara. “Another key strength of Acom is that it can be configured to address an agency’s unique operational needs.”

"We have been proud to serve the Queensland Police as their local technology provider for many years,” added Ranjan Bhagat, Zetron Australasia's Vice President and General Manager. “They lead Australian public safety agencies in their use of advanced communications technologies such as Acom."

About Zetron
For over 25 years, Zetron has been providing mission-critical communication solutions for clients in the fields of public safety, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, and business. With offices in Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.; Basingstoke, England; Brisbane, Australia and numerous field locations, Zetron supports a worldwide network of authorised resellers and distributors. This gives Zetron a global reach as well as a local presence in the regions it serves. Zetron is a wholly owned subsidiary within JK Holdings Co. Ltd. For more information about Zetron, visit

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From: Derek Banner <>
Subject: Re: AAPC Wireless Messaging News for Derek Banner
Date: November 27, 2009 5:56:27 AM CST
To: Brad Dye

Dastardly, me. But I'm British.

The "ENGLISH" meaning of dastardly is - despicable, cowardly, sneaky, devious, deceitful, dishonest, mean, scheming, low, and sly.

I object to being referred to as sly.

So, my revolting, sorry revolutionary friend, I accept your challenge of a duel.

Traditionally I should throw down a gauntlet but, unfortunately, I am fresh out of them, but I accept your challenge. Pistols at dawn in Charleston.

Remember the ode to duelers:

One bright day in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Back to back they faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each other
A deaf policeman heard the noise
He came and killed those two dead boys


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From: "Frank McNeill" <>
Date: November 23, 2009 10:55:20 AM CST
To: Brad Dye
Subject: From The Wireless Messaging Newsletter


Your story on the "dueling tradition" seems to indicate that dueling was the purview of the southern states. Surely you must remember the famous damn yankees, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in July of  1804 in Weehawken, New Jersey, and, even your Illinois (admitted into the Union as the 21st. State in December, 1818) gave it a try : "(O)n  February 8, 1819, Timothy Bennett killed Alonzo Stuart in what was the first and last duel fought in the state of Illinois."

Also was it really necessary to make the statement, "They were thought as natural as white supremacy, cotton and magnolias in moonlight." I believe you might have used "mint julep" in a more genteel description of my sister state.

The slave traders of the North could hardly escape the stigma of "white supremacist." In a great line from the Broadway Play,  "1776", Congressman Rutledge sang,

"Hail, Boston, Hail, Charleston—who stinketh the most?"


Frank McNeill
Wilmington, NC

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