RELM Wireless announced that the California Department of Forestry extended its contract with Silverado Avionics, an authorized RELM BK Radio dealer, for purchases of radio products through June 30, 2008. The CDF's original contract with Silverado had an estimated value of $5.4 million with a three-year term expiring on June 30, according to RELM. Under the new contract, Silverado will continue to provide BK Radio-brand, portable two-way transceivers for deployment in forests throughout the state.

In other news, the company has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Forest Service for two-way radio products. The estimated $200,000 contract provides for an initial base period that began May 17 and extends to the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30, according to the company.