The new s.QUAD pager from RBA

The ultimate combination – news from RBA, a quality Swiss made pager

Its been over six years since we launched our last pager, so we are delighted to announce that at this year’s British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland we will be launching a new high quality pager.

This new pager reinforces the ethos that for instant and reliable news in the field, pagers offer far superior reception coverage compared to mobile phones. If you have ever lingered in a spot where your phone doesn’t work – you could have been kept right up to date if you had an s.QUAD pager from RBA. Plus, of course, when you eventually get back into phone service – you can also use the RBA app on your phone for news - but why wait?

For those who want instant and reliable news in the field pagers still offer a far superior level of coverage when compared to mobile phones.



Packed with birder friendly features

As well as the tremendous coverage, our new pager has plenty of features birders will appreciate.

It is fully waterproof to three metres – so whatever the weather when you are birding, you can rely on your s.QUAD keeping you right up to date with all the latest news. Its sleek, lightweight and compact design means you won’t feel your pockets are full with yet another gadget, and its shockproof construction means you don’t have to worry about expensive accidents.

It takes AA batteries, which last weeks, so you won’t get caught out in the field with a ‘dead’ device, or desperately seeking a charger. The clear and crisp screen makes for an incredibly easy read, even in bright sunlight, and for those dark and gloomy winter evenings the screen is illuminated with a bright backlight. For those who need reading glasses, there’s a choice of five font sizes to help.


Complete control and flexibility

Our new pager puts you in complete control over the news you receive and how it alerts you.

Our Platinum customers will now have unlimited access to every single RBA news folder. British and Irish scarce, rare and mega rare news is covered with a number of individual folders, some covering just breaking news, others with more comprehensive news of “every single update”. There are 21 local area folders – and you can have all of them - plus there is a dedicated Wildlife folder.

And new for 2015 a dedicated Western Palearctic folder. Get them all, there has never been so much news available on an RBA pager.

Each folder can be switched on or off at will, and you can chose a unique alert (or no alert) for every single folder too.

In addition to Platinum, there are Gold and Silver service subscriptions, the latter designed especially for birders who want the local news for wherever they go, but are not fussed about news from further afield.


Quality Swiss made

Built to the highest standards in Switzerland, this is a pager designed to work in extreme conditions (used as it is by emergency services). And unlike mobile phones, each pager comes with a four year warranty as standard, giving you complete peace of mind.


Availability and pricing

We will have a limited number of pagers available at Birdfair so please come and see us for a demonstration and to subscribe or upgrade. The cost price is £239 but we will have significant discounts for loyal RBA customers, who will be pleased to hear that despite the new services and increased news there will be no increase to the cost of their service!

Our legendary “21a pager” recently featured in the book A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects. Our new pager means that birders who are serious about keeping up to date with the latest breaking news wherever they are will now have the pager to do just that. The new s.QUAD pager deserves a new chapter ready for volume two!

See you at the Birdfair. You can find us in Marquee 2 stands 53-54, same spot as usual.


Dick Filby
August 2015








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