COVINGTON, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ShipCom, a provider of High Frequency (HF) maritime single sideband voice and electronic mail services has appointed Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) as its authorized radio consultant supportive of emergency operations throughout the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and coastal Texas.

ShipCom has been solely authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to provide voice and data communications services to municipal, county, state and federal agencies, hospitals and other emergency responders during emergency events. ShipCom’s HF frequencies are monitored around the clock by skilled operators, thereby providing utmost call security during the most critical 48 hours following an emergency event.

Operation of HF equipment on ShipCom’s network has been simplified through the use of half-duplex channels and idle channel marker tones. If a user hears ShipCom’s unique idle channel tone on any of a set of pre-assigned channels, the user can simply key their radio, call the ShipCom operator and the operator will respond in kind. Once communications is established, the ShipCom operator can then patch the call to anywhere in the United States using the public switched telephone network.

ShipCom also operates an electronic mail service via High Frequency radio that operates in a fully automatic mode. The annual cost for ShipCom’s emergency communications service is affordable and there are no per-minute charges for on-air services. Long distance telephone charges can be billed direct or to any major credit card.

Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) will assist ShipCom and its emergency responder clients in the development of compact, efficient radio antenna systems, procurement of suitable user equipment devices and user training.

For further information on this infrastructure-independent backup emergency communications medium, please contact ShipCom’s Rene Stiegler (

Public safety agencies located within the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas, desiring information on HF radio communication systems should contact Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) Ra at 985-249-6467 or

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