How to Activate Extra Channels on the Motorola RMU2040

Switch from 2 Channels to 4 Channels

The Motorola RMU2040 is a two-watt, four-channel two way radio that offers crisp audio, loud volume, and tough durability for harsh environments. Out of the box it has two active channels, which can be confusing since it is advertised as a four-channel radio. This article is going to show you how to activate the two other channels.

If you would like to have separate groups within your company communicate on their own channels, you may need more than two channels, which is why it is important to know how to activate all four channels. The below video will walk you through how to quickly activate a third channels (if you only want three channels) or all four channels.

If you’re experiencing interference or static on your Motorola RMU2040’s, adding the extra channels may help, but you should check out our post on how to change the programming of the RMU2040 to permanently fix the issue.

Now that you know how to activate all four channels on your radios, you can split your team into groups and communicate more effectively. If you have any questions, would like more information on the RMU2040 or the entire RM Series, or want to purchase some radios, visit our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Program the Motorola RMU2040

Motorola RMU2040 Quick Programming Guide

The Motorola RMU2040 is a great two way radio for a variety of uses, including smaller construction and manufacturing sites or even indoor environments like bowling alleys, moving theaters, and smaller schools. The compact size, audio quality, and rugged durability are top notch, but what happens if outside factors cause static or interference in your workplace?

This blog post is going to show you how to change the programming of a Motorola RMU2040 radio so that you get back to the job at hand. The RMU2040 has four channels available with each of those channels being programmed to a combination of a frequency and a privacy code. The key to getting clear communication is to program your channels to frequencies and privacy codes that aren’t being used by nearby businesses.

Follow the steps in the short video below and you’ll quickly learn how to reprogram your two way radios. It only takes a minute per radio and then you’ll be free from static and interference.

Please remember that if you purchased something like the RMU2040 Combo Pack or if you have multiple radios in your fleet, you will need to change each radio to the same frequencies and privacy codes in order for them to communicate. If you’re still having issues or if you have questions about purchasing new two way radios, visit our website here or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Reset the Programming of the Motorola CLS1110

Motorola CLS1110 Programming Guide

The Motorola CLS1110 only has one channel available, but that one channel can be programmed to any combination of 56 frequencies and 122 privacy codes. Out of the box, the default setting is frequency 2, privacy code 1. If at any point you have changed the programming of your CLS1110 and you want to change it back to its default settings, all you have to do is reset the two way radio.

Resetting the programming of the CLS1110 back to the default setting is easy and only takes a few seconds. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step-by-Step Instructions

In order to reset the radio, you will need to first turn the CLS1110 radio Off. Once it is off, hold down the push-to-talk button and the MENU button at the same time while turning the radio on. Make sure to hold the buttons the entire time until you hear the chirp. Once you hear the chirp, the radio has been reset to its default settings.

If you have any questions or would like information about purchasing a new Motorola CLS1110 two way radio, take a look at our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Program the Motorola CLS1410

Motorola CLS1410 Quick Programming Guide

The Motorola CLS1410 is one of Motorola’s top-selling two way radios and has four channels of communication. Each channel is programmed with dual-encryption to keep your communication as private as possible. If you’re experiencing static or interference from other businesses, the easiest solution is to change the programming of your two way radio or change the channel.

Each channel actually has the ability to be programmed to any combination of 56 frequencies and 122 privacy codes. That gives you plenty of options to find a combination that isn’t being used by a nearby businesses, which will give you clearer communication.

Changing the programming of the CLS1410 is easy and only takes a couple minutes. Just follow the step-by-step instructional video we’ve made below:

Now that you know how to program your Motorola CLS1410, you should be able to follow these same steps to fix any static or interference that you experience in the future. If you have any questions or would like information about purchasing a new Motorola CLS1410 two way radio, take a look at our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Program the Motorola CLS1110

Motorola CLS1110 Quick Programming Guide

The Motorola CLS1110 is a simple one-channel two way radio, but that one channel is programmed with dual-encryption to keep your communication as private as possible. If you’re experiencing static or interference from other businesses, the easiest solution is to change the programming of your two way radio.

While the CLS1110 only has one channel available, that one channel actually has the ability to be programmed to any combination of 56 frequencies and 122 privacy codes. That gives you plenty of options to find a combination that isn’t being used by a nearby businesses, which will give you clearer communication.

The good news is that changing the programming of the CLS1110 is quick and easy. Just follow the step-by-step instructional video we’ve made below:

Now that you know how to program your Motorola CLS1110, you should be able to follow these same steps to fix any static or interference that you experience in the future. If you have any questions or would like information about purchasing a new Motorola CLS1110 two way radio, take a look at our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

Should I Buy the Motorola CLS1110 or the Motorola CLS1410?

Motorola CLS Series Differences

Motorola CLS Series two way radios are some of the most popular walkie talkies in the world. The CLS Series is comprised of two models: the Motorola CLS1110 and the Motorola CLS1410. Both are great choices for many industries, including restaurants, retail stores, and other smaller footprint businesses. While both offer the same amount of range, typically up to 200,000 square feet indoors or about a mile outdoors, there are a couple of differences between the two that will help you decide which one is the right radio for you.

1) Number of Channels

The Motorola CLS1110 only has one channel to communicate on. You simply press the big push-to-talk button on the front of the radio and everyone else on your team will hear you. The CLS1410 has four channels, which means that only people who are on your same channel will be able to hear you when you transmit. If you want every person to hear every other person at all times, then you only need one channel. If you want each team in your business to communicate on their own channel, then you will need the CLS1410.

An example of this would be a school that wants administrators on channel one, janitorial staff on channel two, and teachers on channel three. With this setup teachers don’t need to hear everything the janitors are saying to each other since it doesn’t pertain to them. Each team can focus on their own tasks and communicate with the people that need to hear it.

2) VibraCall Feature

The Motorola CLS1410 has the VibraCall feature while the CLS1110 does not. This isn’t nearly as important as the number of channels, but if you would like to have the VibraCall feature, then you will need the Motorola CLS1410. VibraCall is an additional call tone option that makes the radio vibrate when it receives if you have not transmitted or received in the last 30 seconds.

Other than those two things, the CLS1110 and the CLS1410 are basically the same two way radio. They offer the same power, same battery life of up to 18 hours, and same durability. They are the same size and include the same accessories. These radios can also communicate together if they are on the same channel, which gives you the ability to mix and match. If you still aren’t sure which radio you need or have any other questions, please give us a call at 888-560-0758. You can also read more about the CLS Series on our website.

5 Reasons You Should Buy Digital Two Way Radios

Why Digital Radios Over Analog?

Digital two way radios have risen in popularity in recent years, so you may be wondering what the difference is between new digital radios and the more common analog two way radios that have been around for a long time. This post is going to explain the differences between the two and tell you why you should start buying digital.

1) Digital two way radios are the way of the future.

Even though analog two way radios have worked well for a long time, they are going to permanently be replaced by digital radios pretty soon. The government has already mandated that all new two way radio models must have a digital option; analog-only models that are already out there, such as the popular CLS Series, can continue being manufactured, but no new analog-only models are allowed to be created. Basically, you will have to switch to digital at some point in the next 10 years or so.

2) Digital two way radios do not require a license.

Most analog two way radios, other than specific models that operate on MURS frequencies (like the Motorola RMM2050), require an FCC License in order to use. These licenses typically last 10 years and cost several hundred dollars depending on the power of your radios, whether or not you’re using a repeater, and other factors. Unlike analog, digital radios are license-free and do not require any extra money to use, which makes them more cost-effective and hassle-free.

3) Digital two way radios offer greater clarity.

Digital two way radios don’t have the same static as analog radios. The transmissions come across crystal clear, so you no longer have to repeat yourself or worry that your message wasn’t heard properly. Digital radios also make it obvious when you are no longer in range. While analog radios become more garbled or staticy the further away you get, digital radios will keep the same audio quality the entire time they are in range. Once digital radios are out of range, the communication goes out completely. This is good because it shows exactly how far you can communicate and also allows for the greatest possibly clarity for as long as possible, making your communication the best it can be.

4) Digital two way radios offer better privacy.

If one of your main complaints about two way radios is that you hear other businesses or conversations on your channels, digital is the answer. Digital communication is private, so you no longer have to worry about nearby businesses interrupting your communication or causing interference in your workplace.

5) Most digital two way radios can still communicate with analog radios.

The transition to digital doesn’t have to be expensive. Most digital two way radios can be programmed to have digital channels and analog channels, which means you can still communicate with your existing analog walkie talkies while you add in digital radios over time.

Digital two way radios are the way of the future. The DLR Series shown above offers a compact, sleek design combined with superior clarity, privacy, and range.

Not only can switching to digital be cost-effective and improve your communication, digital two way radios typically offer better features, such as one-to-one communication, to allow your team to work effectively and safely. If you have any questions about digital two way radios, the differences between analog and digital, or how you can switch to digital, please leave a comment below or give us a call at 888-560-0758. You can learn more about specific digital two way radios, such as the CP200d, DLR1020, or DTR700 on our website.