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.

How Far Can Two Way Radios Actually Communicate?

The Actual Distance of Two Way Radio Communication

Knowing how far specific two way radios can actually communicate can be difficult. Some packaging says one mile while other advertising may suggest 20 or even 30 miles, but the reality is closer to 2-5 miles with a hand held two way radio. While the range of walkie talkies can vary greatly depending on environment and the type of radio, this article will give a basic outline of what to expect with most two way radios.

Consumer Walkie Talkie Range

Typical walkie talkies that are used for camping trips or cruises often advertise 20-30 miles in range. This may be true in very rare cases, such as communicating from peak to valley with no trees or obstructions, but you shouldn’t expect that kind of range in most circumstances. These walkie talkies, also known as Talkabouts, will typically reach around a mile outdoors, but can still vary depending on how many buildings, trees, or other objects are in your immediate area.

Business Radio Range

Hand held business radios and commercial-tier radios range from one-watt of power up to five-watts of power. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect about a mile of range per watt of power. One-watt radios like the CLS1110 and CLS1410 will get about a mile outdoors or up to 200,000 square feet indoors under most circumstances. Two-watt radios, such as the Motorola RMU2040, will get one or two miles outdoors depending on the surroundings or up to 250,000 square feet indoors. Higher powered radios such as the four-watt RDU4100 or the five-watt CP200d should communicate anywhere from two to five miles outdoors.

Repeaters

If you need more range than what a hand held two way radio can provide, it is recommended that you install a repeater. Repeaters will typically be set up in a central location as high as possible in your area. Once installed, your two way radios will communicate to the repeater and then the repeater will “repeat” the message to the other two way radios. Ideally, the repeater should double your range.

While the range of two way radios can vary greatly depending on environment, power output, and other factors, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of how far they will communicate based on the type of radio that you have. If you aren’t sure which two way radio is best for you, feel free to give us a call at 888-560-0758 or read more about different types of radios on our website here.

Hurricane Preparedness – Motorola Radios a Must for Hurricane Season!

Hurricane season is coming up quick – It starts June 1. Companies across the country are preparing for the hurricane season by making sure they have all of the supplies that they need in case of an emergency or natural disaster.

Make a plan today instead of waiting until the emergency arises when it is too late. Are you prepared for hurricanes and other emergencies?

In the event of a hurricane it is vital that employees are prepared to handle the emergency quickly, safely, and confidently.

Disaster prevention and response can seem overwhelming for any business. That is why TwoWayRadiosFor.com does it for you, giving you not only what you need to make the job easier, but also giving you expert advice to make sure you get the right radio for your business.

Motorola two way radios are designed to provide reliable and fast communication with push-to-talk technology – you can reach your entire team with the push of a button.  Motorola radios work in demanding environments across long ranges, through walls and several stories – no matter what is going on you can reach your employees in seconds!  Motorola two way radios provide security and confidence during disasters.

When communication is critical, Motorola two way radios are trusted by police, firefighters, and public safety. Handheld radios can reach up to 5 miles and operate over frequency wavelengths, so even if the power is out, your 2 way radio is still working so that you can keep in touch with employees and authorities.

TwoWayRadiosFor.com has Motorola radios in stock and ready to ship. Order online or give us a call at 1-888-560-0758 and we’ll help you get the right radio to meet your needs.

About All Charged Up

All Charged Up is a leader in two way radio communications, commercial and residential LED lighting, and transportation solutions for businesses across the United States and takes pride in providing the best service and products at the lowest prices in the industry. All Charged Up provides Motorola two way radios and accessories, NICOR LED lighting fixtures, and ratchet tie down straps and tie down accessories, made with webbing manufactured in America. All Charged Up is made up of three divisions: www.TwoWayRadiosFor.comwww.TieDownsPlus.comwww.LightExpertsDirect.com

Winter Storm Neptune Emergency Precautions

Winter Storm Neptune, a blizzard with the force of a category 2 hurricane, has been forecast to hit parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. The heavy snow is expected to be accompanied by blasts of wind strong enough to cause widespread power outages and damage to property.

With potential damage to homes and loss of power, Winter Storm Neptune is a reminder of the need for correct emergency preparedness. When communication is vital in emergencies, Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios are trusted by police, firefighters, and public safety. Handheld radios can reach up to 5 miles and operate over frequency wavelengths, so even if the power is out, your 2 way radio is still working so that you can keep in touch with loved ones and authorities in order to stay safe.

TwoWayRadiosFor.com has two way radios in stock and ready to ship. Order online or give us a call at 1-888-560-0758 and we’ll help you get the right radio for you.

About All Charged Up

All Charged Up is a leader in radio communications and transportation solutions for businesses across the United States and takes pride in providing the best service and products at the lowest prices in the industry. All Charged Up provides Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios and accessories, as well as ratchet tie down straps and tie down accessories, made with webbing manufactured in America. All Charged Up is made up of two branches: http://www.TwoWayRadiosFor.com and http://www.TieDownsPlus.com

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Use our knowledge to determine which radio is right for you and take advantage of our unbeatable prices. All Charged Up knows the golf industry and proudly provides the highest quality radios at affordable prices.

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About All Charged Up

All Charged Up is a leader in radio communications and transportation solutions for businesses across the United States and takes pride in providing the best service and products at the lowest prices in the industry. All Charged Up provides Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios and accessories, as well as ratchet tie down straps and tie down accessories, made with webbing manufactured in America. All Charged Up is made up of two branches: http://www.TwoWayRadiosFor.com and http://www.TieDownsPlus.com

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Select Your Savings Now! Time Running Out on Motorola’s Two Way Radios Deal of the Season

 

The holidays are upon us, which means sales on everything from toys to tea brewers to two-way radios. And if you’re in the market for the latter, Motorola and TwoWayRadiosFor.com has some holiday cheer for ya. Through the month of December, purchase up to ten sets of six radios in the CLS, RDX or DTR series and save anywhere from $120 to $2,400 or get free chargers. Here are the details:

  • Buy any six CLS1110 or CLS 1410 two way radios and save $120 or choose a free multi-unit charger #56531
  • Buy any RDX Series RDV2020, RDF2080d, RDV5100, RDU2020, RDU2080d, RDU4100 or RDU4260d two way radios and save $180 or a free multi-unit charger #RLN6309
  • Buy any six DTR410 two way radios and save $240 or choose a free multi-unit charger #53960

To get your rebates, visit www.MotorolaSavings.com and click on the “Rebate Form” link. Choose your savings option: either cash back or a free charger if you live in the U.S. or Canada. Click “Next” and complete the online submission form. Print and sign the confirmation page, then mail it along with the 3″x1″ UPC codes from each of the two-way radios you purchased and a copy of the invoice (not the packing slip) to the address shown. Check your mail box for your cash rebate or free chargers in four to six weeks from the date of receipt. Meanwhile, check the status of your rebate online by clicking the “Rebate Status” link and following the prompts.

These two-way radio series are among Motorola’s best, offering unmatched reliability, durability and coverage to help you and your family or team stay connected, share information, boost productivity and improve customer satisfaction. They make great holiday gifts for your family, staff, sports team or other group. But you’ll have to hurry – this promotion ends December 31. Happy Holidays!