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Latest Industry News and Articles

The latest product news and company announcements from SMC, as well
as regular blog articles and opinion pieces from our team of experts.

Frequency Bands: The differences between HF, UHF and VHF

Understand the difference between HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands to help you design efficient communication systems and avoid interference.

April 10, 2024 / 1 Min Read

Quality: The Strategic Imperative

Explore the significance of SMC’s communication equipment and their indispensable role in military applications.

April 5, 2024 / 1 Min Read

The Role of Masts in Military Operations

Learn how SMC communication mast systems contribute to operational success in military operations.

March 20, 2024 / 1 Min Read

The Towering Pillars of Broadcasting

Behind the scenes, masts and antennas play a pivotal role in the broadcast sector.

November 22, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023:  Day 5 

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023 aims to help students explore their skills and passions with the world of engineering.

November 10, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023:  Day 4 

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023 aims to help students explore their skills and passions with the world of engineering.

November 9, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023:  Day 3 

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023 aims to help students explore their skills and passions with the world of engineering.

November 9, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023:  Day 2 

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023 aims to help students explore their skills and passions with the world of engineering.

November 7, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023: A Q&A with our Lead Designer

Tomorrow’s Engineer Week 2023 aims to help students explore their skills and passions with the world of engineering.

November 6, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Trailer Masts: Transforming Festival Experiences

Let’s explore how trailer masts can be used to set up festivals and provide essential services.

October 3, 2023 / 1 Min Read

SMC Announced as the Business Awards UK Best International Manufacturer of the Year 2023

SMC has won the 2023 Business Awards UK as “Best International Manufacturer of the Year”.

September 28, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Navigating Procurement Approval as an Engineer: A Guide to Success with Aerospace and Defence Giants

How to navigate procurement working for a large corporate so you can buy your next SMC mast.

September 27, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Empowering Heroes: How Masts and Antennas Fuel Emergency Services

Let’s explore the crucial role these technologies play in the world of emergency services.

September 20, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Why Governments Depend on Communication Systems like Masts and Antennas

Masts constitute indispensable tools for governments to ensure national security, public safety, disaster preparedness, infrastructure management, and the streamlined operation of Government entities.

September 4, 2023 / 1 Min Read

8 Advantages of the World’s First One-Action Release Mast

Designed exclusively for the defence sector and other demanding environments, discover how the Ultralock can benefit you and your operations.

August 29, 2023 / 1 Min Read

How to Mitigate Risks and Optimise Mast Performance

How to avoid mast issues, ensure safety and optimise mast performance with five preventative measures.

August 21, 2023 / 1 Min Read

The Power of Proactive Mast Servicing

To keep your SMC mast in optimal condition, it’s crucial you regularly service it. Question is: why is it important to service, refurbish and maintain your mast? Here are five key reasons to think about:

August 14, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Common mistakes to avoid when choosing the right mast and antenna

Whether you are choosing a mast for military operations or are an amateur radio enthusiast looking for RF communications, choosing the right mast, antenna and accessories for your specific needs is crucial for achieving optimal performance.

August 7, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Enhancing Defence Operations: The Unmatched Versatility of the NX Series

The NX Series of pneumatic telescopic masts (Hilomast) emerges as a cutting-edge solution, purposefully engineered to meet the unique demands of defence operations.

July 31, 2023 / 1 Min Read

11 Essential Applications of Masts and Antennas: Exploring Their Versatility

If you are new the world of RF communications, with a general interest or potentially have recently started your profession in the industry, and are wondering why masts and antennas are used, this article is for you.

July 24, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Mast Material Matters: Aluminium vs. Fibreglass vs. Composite

SMC’s masts are manufactured from materials best suited to their applications, guaranteeing optimal performance and durability. Let’s talk about the difference in mast materials to help you choose what’s right for you.

July 21, 2023 / 1 Min Read

Maintaining your mast: Six things to look for

Whether you’re looking to self-service your mast, or would rather leave it to our US and UK specialists to service, here are six things to look out for.

July 20, 2023 / 1 Min Read

New service kits and maintenance guide launched for winter 2022

Protect your SMC mast and show it some TLC this winter with our free mast servicing guide and range of mast service kits – both new for 2022!

November 14, 2022 / 1 Min Read

Drones vs. Masts: Choosing the best surveillance solution

In the following article we explore the pros and cons of drones and masts for security and surveillance, and explore how innovations in mast technology are taking pages straight from the drone playbook.

April 27, 2022 / 1 Min Read

Meet SMC: Nick Carey – Service and Maintenance 

Nick Cary joined SMC in 2021 as a Sales Manager. Part of a close-knit team of five and with a desire to achieve, it’s perhaps no surprise that Nick’s passion outside of SMC is sports coaching.

February 3, 2022 / 1 Min Read

Meet SMC: David Barratt – QA Manager

David has worked in many different areas of SMC. Joining in 2004 as an office junior, he then moved into the export and marketing sides of the business before entering sales.

January 24, 2022 / 1 Min Read

Meet SMC: Janice Blaxall – Head of Corporate Clients

Janice is one of our sales managers and hails from The Emerald Isle. Having previously worked in HR and recruitment, Janice joined SMC in 2020 after turning her talents to sales.

January 24, 2022 / 1 Min Read

Winterizing your SMC mast – Tips and guidance

Tips and guidance to prepare your SMC mast for the coldest and harshest of environments. Built to last and the most robust of masts available on the market, SMC recognise it is still important to winterise your mast to ensure longevity and ease of use.

December 17, 2021 / 1 Min Read