Powerwerx radios with Pryme’s heavy-duty speaker microphones on three licensed FCC frequencies allows agencies to deploy their volunteers at any given moment under the most rugged conditions.
The Powerwerx WXRSM speaker microphone custom built by Pryme is water and impact resistant, which provides volunteers with a reliable product in emergency situations and training.
"One of the issues with volunteer organizations is finding reliable equipment at an efficient cost” California Highway Patrol Officer and CERT Team Member Tim McFaddan explained. “ I dropped the WXRSM from six feet numerous times and it worked. I threw it out of my car while driving and it worked. I even put it in the dishwasher, but please don’t try this at home. It exceeded military standards at a fraction of the cost.”
The supplies--which include Powerwerx radios, hiking antennas, and Pryme microphones and headsets--are kept in rugged, all-weather Conex containers that can survive most natural disasters. The radios are charged with Solar Power at each container site. In the future, the pioneering efforts of the Monterey team look to employ faraday cages to protect their tools from electromagnetic pulses (EMP’s). The utilization of reliable, affordable communication equipment has allowed Monterey CERT to serve and protect lives and property--“doing the most good for the most people.”