History

Calhoun Communications, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 as a Radio Broadcast consulting and contracting firm. In 1986, Gerald started Calhoun Communication, Inc. as a Contract Engineering Firm for AM and FM radio Stations. The primary source of revenue was services offered to small and medium market broadcast facilities that did not have engineering staff. This business grew rapidly requiring the addition of two full time engineers. Over the years many AM and FM studio and transmitter facilities were designed and installed by Calhoun Communications Inc. In 1999, the company pursued High Speed Wireless Networking. Calhoun Communications, Inc. installed and maintained several large Wireless Networks. In 2004, the company entered into the IBOC areas of broadcasting.

Our certified and qualified staff will guide you through any questions you may have…just call us today. Whatever your communications need is, we do it all. Whether its radio, television, or any wireless communications we provide these services;

Consulting, Planning, Engineering, Testing, Equipment Sales & Leasing and Installations

Calhoun Communications, Inc. Is built around serving you. The entire Calhoun family, engineers, technicians, and staff work with that foundational philosophy. For over 20 years we have done just that…serve you. Whether you have broadcast facilities or a need to set up remote or on-site office systems, we provide all the expertise from off-site large scale engineering services, to setting up a small office.


Ask us if we do it, invariably the answer will be “Yes!”
Don’t have in-house radio or television engineers? – We’re on call for you.
Need wired? – We provide any communication need you may require.
All you have to do is contact us.

-Norma Calhoun
President/CEO

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Who We Serve

Television and Radio Broadcast Companies

Calhoun Communications started in the television and RF radio business. What a wonderful time we live in! We have been in this business for over 20 years and have experienced so many technological advances with in this industry. We are years ahead of our competition because we have experienced first-hand the digital revolution and have made the conscious decision to stay on this path. We provided every need imaginable, engineering, enhancements, certification processes, product purchasing and the implementation of these technologies. We have engineered hundreds of HD radio deployments. We are years ahead of the public being aware that radio is about to explode in this digital revolution. If you own your own broadcast company or if you’re a provider, we can provide you with the services to grow and maintain your business.

Small & Medium Sized Companies

Calhoun Communications started with a great idea, we have a combined knowledge base of over 50 years of experience within our company. When it comes to Communication needs we know what growing companies need to succeed.

Large Enterprise

Whether you have couple of business location or hundreds of sites, Calhoun Communications has the communications experience to plan, consult, engineer, and deploy all the tools necessary for you to effectively grow your business.

Government & Municipalities

Calhoun Communications is a qualified GSA supplier, but we go further than being a supplier, we provide the logistics to help you formulate plans, engineer, implement and maintain every communication need your community needs. We do it all, from start to finish. Our experience will bring you efficient and cost effective solutions, which means funding communications for local, state, and federal governments that are consolidated into seamlessly simple projects.

Public Work, Public Service, Emergency & Law Enforcement

Aside from being a GSA supplier, we have done it all, television communications, radio broadcast communications, mobile telecommunications, RF radio installations and even the implementation of emergency self-sufficient communication systems. These systems will consistently keep in touch with your neighbors and the world even in times of need. Self-sufficient communication systems are our specialty. We have taken our knowledge of television and radio broadcasting, added hybrid broadband wireless and computer networking to provide you with one spectacular resource, Calhoun Communications. You know the importance of planning, we do it all, we plan, engineer, implement and maintain. If you’re in the planning phase of providing your community with protective services the most simple and cost effective thing to do, is to call us. This is what we do.

Educational & Institutions

Calhoun Communications has designed and implemented wireless and hybrid networks for a multitude educational institutions. Ask us if we can do it. We’ll invariably will say Yes! We believe the pursuit of knowledge is very much like a well rooted tree. From those who plan and administrate education and those whom teach, you can view us as a qualified and educated provider that has the wonderful ability to swing through the tree. Call us today to see how we can provide you with everything needed to grow.

Telco, VOIP and Internet Service Providers (Attention Townships)

We provide internet providers with a broad spectrum of services, engineering, equipment, certifications, we do it all. Set up and maintain internet services for your entire community and provide yourself with proper tools to entice effective economic development. This is the foundation to the growth of any community, being able to reach out to the whole world from your hometown. We also secure communication points with security technology that protects your valued customers such as medical and financial businesses.

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Awards and Certifications

The Awards and certifications that Calhoun Communications offers to our partners and you our customer.

Awards :
Cambium Networks- Award of Excellence for Cambium Networks Sales and Service.
Accreditations:

Cambium Networks- Award of Excellence for Cambium Networks Sales and Service.

  • Ceragon Networks Partner
  • Aviat Networks Partner
  • Exalt Strategic Partner
  • Proxim Wireless Platinum Partner
  • Cambium Networks Platinum Partner
  • TC Communications/Jumbo Switch Certified
  • TWR Lighting Certified Partner
  • Fortinet Gold Partner
  • Axis Gold Partner
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Alcatel Wireless Transmission Certified
  • Neutrik Certified Installer
  • Aerohive Wireless Gold Partner
  • Certified Solaris Administrator
  • CommScope Installation and connectorization
  • Andrew Antenna Installer
  • Andrew Connector Installer
  • Harris RFCircuits I
  • Harris RF Circuits II
  • Harris IBOC Certified Engineer
  • IBOC HD Radio Certified Engineer
  • FCC Radiotelephone License
  • Extra Class Amateur Radio License
  • Radio Endorsement
  • Tower Climbing Certified

 

Testimonials


  • CAMPBELL, Calif., February 2, 2011 – Exalt Communications today announced that Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) of Jefferson City, Missouri has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to carry mission-critical TDM and Ethernet traffic among its power facilities and eight member cooperatives. CEPC is a transmission and generation cooperative, and its members provide power for approximately 165,000 customers across 27 counties in Missouri. CEPC’s network is crucial to providing operational and management information across a network that spans the central portion of the state.

    Analog SCADA Backhaul
  • CAMPBELL, Calif., April 13, 2010 – Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, today announced that the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to support reliable, high-speed wireless connectivity among 20 public buildings. Winter temperatures as low as -30 Fahrenheit had put the City’s fiber optic links out of commission, but Exalt microwave backhaul links have been completely reliable, causing the City to rethink its annual spring efforts to repair freeze damage to its fiber lines

    City of Sioux Falls When Fiber Fails
  • CAMPBELL, Calif. — Feb. 8, 2012 — Exalt Communications today announced that Corn Belt Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative providing power in 41 northern Iowa counties, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to consolidate its legacy communications network and better manage the traffic load on its smart grid and SCADA systems. A mix of Exalt licensed and license-exempt microwave links is helping Corn Belt Power cut operational costs and help its members more efficiently manage peak consumption.

    Corn Belt Power Backhaul
  • CAMPBELL, Calif. — September 19, 2012— Exalt Communications today announced that Houston County, Minn., is using an Exalt microwave backhaul system to connect all of the county’s public safety radio communications. The system connects Houston County to Minnesota’s Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER), the interoperable emergency communications network that links agencies, local governments, and first-responders throughout the state. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office headed up the project, and the selection of Exalt saved significant costs for the county.

    Emergency Communications For Houstion County
  • CAMPBELL, Calif., September 8, 2010 – Exalt Communications today announced that Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative (Rushmore EPC), an electrical generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale power to eight distribution members in western South Dakota, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to deliver T1 and Ethernet traffic throughout its network and support IP initiatives such as Smart Grid.

    Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative
  • CAMPBELL, Calif., February 2, 2011 – Exalt Communications today announced that Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) of Jefferson City, Missouri has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to carry mission-critical TDM and Ethernet traffic among its power facilities and eight member cooperatives. CEPC is a transmission and generation cooperative, and its members provide power for approximately 165,000 customers across 27 counties in Missouri. CEPC’s network is crucial to providing operational and management information across a network that spans the central portion of the state.

    Silver Tower
    South Dakota Power Cooperative
  • On the rare occasion of an outage, the technicians from Calhoun Communications, Inc. responded well within the time-frame contracted and were able to restore service immediately. I also believe that contracting with Calhoun to conduct a post-installation system tune-up has contributed to our wireless network stability.

    Based on our experience, I would highly recommend Calhoun Communications, Inc. for any type of wireless project regardless of size and complexity. read more

    Technician Climbing a Tower
    Woodbury County Information & Communications Commission

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