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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Half Mile Hailer Making a Difference in Africa

Every once in a while, we hear from a customer whose experience with their AmpliVox product really made a difference in their life. We recently heard from one such customer, Barry Webb, who purchased two of our Half Mile Hailer sound systems before traveling to Africa on a mission trip. He checked in to let us know how well the devices have worked for him, and we thought we would share it with you. Read below!

Greetings from Malawi, Africa! I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the two Wireless Half Mile Hailer sound systems we purchased from you have been such a big help!  
We are running a month of day camps on the weekdays and combined church rallies on Sundays. Every day, we travel one to three hours to a different village. On average, we minister between 200 and 700 people each day. We set up a portable puppet stage at the main meeting area and one of the Half Mile Hailer systems at each place. The Half Mile Hailer system works well for us because of our need for audio inputs and the wireless capability. When we arrive at the meeting site and set up the equipment, I hook up my MP3 player and play music over the system to let the surrounding area know where we are and that something special is going on.   
We have a wired mic on a stand for announcements and for the program director and song leader to use. We then switch to the on-board wireless with one of the headset mics. The translator for the puppets uses the second add-on wireless kit. When the puppets and singing are over, we dismiss the children to their meeting place, and use the on-board wireless system with the lavalier mic to teach the children, while their translator uses the other secondary wireless add-on kit. At the main meeting with the teens and adults, I switch to the lavalier mic to preach with.   
The Wireless Half Mile Hailer systems have performed flawlessly. I am using good Ansmann 2850 rechargeable batteries for the wireless packs. We purchased the battery packs for the two Hailer systems as well. There is no electrical power in our villages, so we needed the rechargeable systems. We have run our programs from 8:30 AM through 4:00 PM and neither system has had any power loss problems. We also bought the compact stands and the cases for them as well as the cases for the Hailer systems and it has been very helpful, since we need things to be highly compact and portable.   
We recently drove an hour to a tributary of the Shire River in lower Malawi. We were going to a meeting of several churches on an island in the middle of the river. We had to board dugout canoes to get over to the island. Having a light portable sound system and a smaller stand allowed us to carry all of that to our meeting destination and back. Each night when we return to the guesthouse where we are staying, I plug in the systems and pop the rechargeable batteries into a charger to get everything charged up for the next day.   

We are very thankful for these systems and I would be happy to recommend them to others who want a portable, rechargeable, economical, sound system for use with large or small crowds anywhere in the world.   
--Evangelist Barry Webb
Board Member, EurAsian and EuroAfrican Baptist Missions

We appreciate Barry’s kind words, and are glad the Half Mile Hailer is serving as a perfect audio solution for his needs.

With a 50 watt amplifier that projects sound up to a half mile, and at only ten pounds, the Half Mile Hailer embodies both sound power and portability. What’s more, the simple, straightforward controls and auxiliary port that syncs to your multimedia devices ensures the versatility necessary to thrive in both indoor and outdoor environments. Offered in three models, the S610A comes with a dynamic corded microphone, the SW610A is equipped with a wireless lapel and headset mic, and the SW615A includes a handheld wireless mic.

As Barry’s story proves, the Half Mile Hailer will ensure your outdoor sound needs are covered, whether your event is here in the States, or all the way in Africa.