Antenna & Mast Systems

We specialise in a full range of aluminium, steel and composite glass fibre tubular support masts and the manufacturing of HF communication antennas.

Pneumatic Telescopic & Pushup masts.

SMC stock and manufacture a large range of pneumatic telescopic masts and lightweight composite pushup masts.

Radio Systems

We can advise, design, manufacture and supply a system around your requirements, whether it is HF, VHF or UHF. Additionally, we can survey and install systems internationally.

Baluns & Transformers

SMC manufacture and design the CTS brand of HF broadband ferrite matching transformers, hybrids, multicouplers, filters.

Welcome to South Midlands Communications

SMC was established in 1958 and initially specialised in antenna support masts, towers and HF antennas. We are now recognised globally as a specialist communications company.

Over the last 50 years the SMC product range has grown to include pneumatic telescopic masts, aluminium lattice masts, high-level photography solutions, Mil’ specification antenna positioners and two way radio products including GPS, AVLS and data transfer. SMC are able to advise, design, supply and install mobile communications systems, from the simple to more complex and integrated networks.

Latest News and Product Updates:

Trailers For Sale - NL22 Trailer system with generator
£14,999.95 - SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE - In stock for immediate collection or delivery. Please contact us for more details and full specifications. Read more

Codan Envoy HF Transceiver 22/01/15 - Codan Envoy HF Transceiver
Described as being the most advanced commercial HF radio in the world. this transceiver sets a new standard in HF radio with digital voice, software upgradability, IP capability, multi-language support and an embedded software modem... Read more

Alarm Handler from SMC 10/01/15 - Alarm Handler from SMC
The SMC Gateway Alarm Handler connects to any alarm system, be it fire, intruder, nurse call or other system via RS232/hard wired input, enabling communication to digital radio networks, SMS messaging and email... Read more

Nick Hopkins will join the company as Managing Director 10/12/14 - Nick Hopkins will join the company as Managing Director
After 20 years of dedicated service it is time to say a fond farewell to John Lightfoot who has been the Managing Director of SMC for the last 20 years... Read more

Gateway from SMC 10/12/14 - SMC supported Yuasa at Interbee 2014
In November, we were proud to support our Japanese partners, Yuasa at Interbee 2014. Yuasa have been a successful business partner offering a selection of the SMC product range along with their own masts in Japan... Read more

Gateway from SMC 10/12/14 - Gateway from SMC
The SMC Gateway is a small Linux based computer which interfaces digital radio networks with other systems and runs applications tailored to that system; be it a fire alarm, GPS tracker, a security system or just the internet. - Read more

Teleconnect from SMC 12/11/14 - Teleconnect from SMC
The SMC Gateway Teleconnect connects your Hytera digital radio system to any available telephone connection, whether this is GSM, VOIP or VSAT. Further options include one-touch emergency handling including GPS location tracking. - Read more

Dispatcher from SMC 10/11/14 - Dispatcher from SMC
Dispatcher is a fully-featured and versatile stand-alone solution, totally browser based, with no need for any installation or bespoke software - Read more

3 Years Warranty 20/08/14 - 3 Years Warranty
All masts now have 3 year warranty when purchased with an SMC compressor

SMC Online Catalogue 20/08/14 - SMC Online Catalogue
We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new SMC online catalogue - SMC Online Catalogue Read more

CommunicAsia 2014 20/06/14 - CommunicAsia 2014
Thank you for taking the time to visit our stand during your recent visit to CommunicAsia 2014. It was a pleasure to meet with you and have the opportunity to discuss the possibility of future business. I trust you found the time both interesting and informative... Read more

VHR VHF Half Rhombic Antenna 16/06/14 - VHR VHF Half Rhombic Antenna
The VHR VHF Half Rhombic (VHR) antenna is a tactical unidirectional antenna designed for operation across 30-88MHz... Read more

SWIFT mast10/06/14 - SWIFT Mast
Using the SMC designed Quick Clamp Collar the SWIFT series of light weight push up masts can be quickly clamped at any height. The telescoping mast sections are made from specially... Read more

Hand Pump08/04/14 - Hand Pump (NHP1)
New Hand-pump, with integral valve and mast fixing brackets. Useful for when DC or AC power isn’t available for an electric compressor and a portable foot pump isn’t appropriate... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance donation from SMC03/03/14 - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance donation from SMC
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance provide an exemplary Helicopter Emergency Medical Service to the people of Hampshire and the Isle... Read more

St John Ambulance Command Vehicle24/02/14 - St John Ambulance Command Vehicle
SMC was pleased to be chosen for the supply and installation of the pneumatic mast system for the recent St John Ambulance command vehicle... Read more

HF Transceiver Packages18/11/13 - HF Transceiver Packages
HF Transceiver IC-78, HF Transceiver IC-F7000, HF Transceiver IC-F8101, Automatic Tuning Antennas Read more

Hytera congratulates SMC at Aidex 2013 Brussels18/11/13 - Hytera congratulates SMC at Aidex 2013 Brussels
SMC had a presence at the recent 2013 ‘Aidex’ Global Humanitarian & Development Aid Event in Brussels, and at the Hytera stand there, John Whitcomb of Hytera UK said; “Congratulations to South Midlands Communications for a record breaking year of sales of Hytera UK systems solutions and...” Read more

BBC Children In Need15/11/13 - BBC Children In Need
SMC Go Conkers! During the fundraising day of BBC Children in Need, SMC staff really did get into the swing of things! Arms were twisted for a donation which gave each participant a conker, sourced earlier by our Engineering Director in the dark and mysterious woodlands of Hampshire..... Read more

SIGALARM comes to the UK28/08/13 - SIGALARM comes to the UK
SIGALARM is a proximity warning device that helps protects masts, cranes and boomed vehicles from overhead power lines. Read more

Radio Systems19/06/13 - Hytera DMR, TETRA & Motorola Mototrbo Products
Hytera DMR, TETRA & Motorola Mototrbo Products. Read more

Hytera Systems23/05/13 - SMC support government organisations globally
Following a successful technical presentation to a governmental customer on various digital two-way radio systems, SMC are now supplying single and multi-site Hytera DMR systems together with GPS-equipped Hytera user terminals for government personnel safety. Read more

Ralph Hill01/05/13 - SMC Radio Engineer thanked by British Exploring Society
SMC provided advice in selecting communication equipment and designed a system to meet the demanding communication needs of the society in its many explorations into challenging environments. Read more

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2-5 JUNE 2015

The Blue & Amber Light Fleet Exhibition, Telford, United Kingdom
9 & 10 JUNE 2015

London, United Kingdom
15-18 SEPTEMBER 2015

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