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About Us

Tidewater Communications & Electronics Inc.

We are a Virginia certified Small Business located in the City of Virginia Beach. Our goal is to provide the very best products and services in a timely and cost effective manner. As an authorized Motorola 2-Way, WLAN and Mobile Computing Dealer, we provide Motorola’s full line of equipment and services to any organization and government entity.

Our authorizations include: Motorola Government Representative, Motorola Manufacturer’s Representative, Motorola Radio Solutions Channel Partner, Motorola Wireless Network Solutions Channel Partner.

Brief History

Tidewater Communications was started in 1959 by Claude Hinkle as Tidewater Electronics Company. Our business began by servicing the City of Virginia Beach’s radio system in the early 1960’s.

  • 1956 – Opened as a TV repair shop servicing Virginia Beach and Norfolk
  • 1960 – Authorized as a Motorola Service Shop (MSS). During this time Motorola sold equipment directly and subcontracted us the repairs and installations
  • 1990 – Authorized Sales Representative. This enabled us to sell and service Motorola radio products directly to our customers. At this time, Motorola had direct sales reps for commercial accounts
  • 2012 – Channel Partner for radio communications and WNS voice/data products
Service Areas

Our service area covers the Virginia cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg. We can also ship anywhere within the U.S. and approved countries.


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