Contact.

Rugged Radios Australasia Ltd.

Rex Harris 0064 21 682912 rex@raceradios.co.nz

Aaron Harris 0064 27 4499654 aaron@harriscomms.co.nz

Rugged Radios Australasia Ltd was created to unable Racers and Leisure Off Roaders to purchase or rent good quality Motorsport Radio Communications equipment at reasonable prices. Rex was involved with off road racing and club outings. Aaron Harris was racing in Endurance motorsport events around the world, Bathurst, Dubai, Barcelona, etc. With very much mixed bag of poor but expensive radio equipment and overall very poor communication results. Endurance events are race events where reliability and precision of good Radio Communications makes the difference between winning and losing. Using poor preforming equipment was unsafe, stupid and unacceptable. We began importing and selling from Rugged Radios rang of offroad products in 2002.

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Aaron Harris Holden NZV8 Harris race radios
Aaron Harris driving the Dynapack Holden Commodore in NZV8
Aaron Harris winning at Barcelona. Harris race radios.
Aaron Harris 1st place podium at 2013 24 hour at Barcelona
Aaron Harris 2L NZTC BMW E36 2nd to Jason Richards.

Rex is a Qualified Radio Telecommunications Engineer, Approved Radio Certifier, and Engineer had access to all of the world’s latest technology and the knowledge to know how to use it. We formed Harris Race Radios, and made rapid progress in improving quality, reliability, clarity, etc. at reasonable prices. Rugged Radios Australasia Ltd have worked with world leading Radio Suppliers to develop special firmware to mitigate the effects of high speeds, Doppler and picket fence effects, high noise, high EMF interference, peculiar to modern motorsport communication; we use these firmware systems exclusively on all of our radios.

Rex Harris is Approved by Radio Spectrum Management Radio Certifiers (ARC) and Engineers (ARE) are able to craft NZ and Australian Radio Licenses, and keeping of a data base of radio frequencies used for motorsport. Rugged Radios Australasia Ltd. has greatly simplified the gaining of the correct radio licenses. This has resulted in a huge reduction in cross channel interference and overall quality improvement. RSM Radio Certifier.

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Radio Q&A Analog vs. Digital 2-Way Radios Q&A

  • New Parts to work even better with the new Digital platform.

About Rugged Radios Australasia.

Whether you’re ripping through Baja in your UTV, hitting the single track with your friends on the weekend, or taking flight in your Cessna you need communications you can trust. With nearly 30 years experience in manufacturing high noise environment communications, Rugged Radios boasts a full line of communication products. From industrial job sites to agriculture to fire & safety – we offer Communications For Any Environment.

It quickly became apparent that the new Motorola Motorsport Digital radio equipment and Rugged 696 intercom was showing up the deficiencies in all of the other associated equipment. We developed new Wiring looms, Aerials, Helmet kits, Cabling, Earpieces, PTT. Even the Radio Box, that holds the radio in the car, was redeveloped improving the performance. We developed systems that where compatible with the new Digital platforms.

  • Always improving, always getting better.
  • As the speeds of the cars got even higher. The likes of TRS and GT cars, the Motorsport Communications required even higher standards. Showing up the short comings of the standard helmet kits and wiring harnesses. “Professional series” of equipment developed by us. In conjunction with our suppliers. Again Professional equipment at reasonable prices.
  • Helmet compatibility with radio systems. It became evident to us that some systems worked better than others. The difference was the type of helmet being used. Helmets can badly distort the sound waves going to the microphone. Others don’t allow the mic to be placed correctly in the Racing Helmet. We started selling Helmets that are compatible with Radio systems. Roux Helmets USA and Stilo Helmets.

When Greg Cottrell, Founder and President of Rugged Radios, started this company he set out to revolutionize the offroad communications industry. That dream grew into the communications giant that is Rugged today, manufacturing communications for Work, Race, Play.

Communications For Any Environment

Whether you’re ripping through Baja in your UTV, hitting the single track with your friends on the weekend, or taking flight in your Cessna you need communications you can trust. With nearly 30 years experience in manufacturing high noise environment communications, Rugged Radios boasts a full line of communication products. From industrial job sites to agriculture to fire & safety – we offer Communications For Any Environment.

Connect To Anything

From headsets to intercoms and endless cabling options, we truly Connect To Anything. Rugged has the ability to configure almost any communication application – an option not available with many manufacturers. Do you have a Motorola, Kenwood, or Icom radio? We can connect to it. If you don’t see the cable you’re looking for online, give our team a call – we’re here to help!

Go Further

With our knowledgeable staff, superior level of service, and broad product line, Rugged Radios is the #1 choice for all your communication needs. We provide World Class Support to all our customers, and our race support staff provides technical assistance that is second to none.

We build our products to be rugged tough, engineered with the finest components, using our own proprietary technology that exceeds other brands. We’re passionate about communications and our product line reflects our dedication to helping our customers Go Further.

Thank You for being part of the Rugged family!