As manufacturers of antennas and SAR equipment, the company has always believed it of great importance to provide supporting equipment to these products. Over the years, this has resulted in a range of Test Sets being manufactured by Techtest.
Our range of VSWR Test Sets is known throughout the aviation community as the industry standard products for testing aircraft antennas. They are all available with ruggedized cases and models are available to cover all the frequencies commonly found in avionic equipment. These VSWR Test Sets allow antennas to be checked for correct operation and can be used whilst the antenna is still on the airframe thus saving costly removal of the antenna when it is not necessary.
It is vital that an Emergency Locator Transmitter works correctly, if it is used, so Techtest supply a range of test equipment to check correct operation of this type of equipment. These Test Sets can be used with all types and makes of ELTs and EPIRBs.
HR Smith Group of Companies
Since its formation in 1966, the HR Smith Group of Companies has opened up a whole new horizon of advanced technology through its expertise in radio frequency technology, specialist materials and electronic engineering. The Group comprises the following individual companies.
HR Smith (Technical Developments) Limited
HR Smith (Technical Developments) designs and manufactures a complete range of airborne antennas for fixed and rotary wing platforms, suitable for both civil and military applications.
The company manufactures all the necessary antenna accessories to complete the antenna installation including its range of patented conductive sealing gaskets. HR Smith also manufactures electrostatic dischargers for complete noise quietening on all types of aircraft platforms.
Techest manufacture a full range of internationally certified Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) and Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitters (ADELT). Used extensively with the world wide COSPAS-SARSAT rescue system. Latest versions have in built Global Positioning System (GPS) for enhanced rescue.
The company also offers a full range of Search and Rescue Homing and Decoding systems to locate personnel in distress for both civil and military SAR applications. In addition Techtest manufactures a range of test equipment specifically for testing aircraft antennas and Search and Rescue products.
Specmat's unique combination of advanced design and manufacturing processes plus R.F. design capabilities places it at the forefront of advanced thermoplastic composite technology.
The new generation of advanced engineering thermoplastic has enabled Specmat to create advanced reinforced structures which have unique rain erosion and impact resistance combined with high temperature operational capability.
Specmat Technologies Inc.
To compliment the UK-based Group of Companies, Specmat Technologies Inc. was formed in the US, with its headquarters in Rockford, Tennessee.
The company coordinates all business of the HR Smith Group within the USA and Canada. In addition, final assembly of static dischargers is now performed by Specmat Technologies Inc.