Jet Ski, Sun Block, Two-Way Radios – You’re Ready for Spring Break!

Got big plans for Spring Break 2011? Be sure you pack a set of two-way radios to help stay connected with your buddies. Perhaps they’re not what you typically think of when packing your swimsuits, beach gear and partying clothes to head for the coast for a week of fun in the sun. But there are multiple scenarios in which a two-way radio system can come in handy.

You might think that a cell phone is just as good as a two-way radio for staying in touch with your Spring Break crew. But if you’ve ever dropped one in a rain puddle or a toilet, you know that cell phones and water are a bad mix. That means leaving your cell phone with a buddy, in the hotel room or on the deck or beach if you want to take a dip in the pool or a jaunt on the jet ski. Unfortunately, that means taking the risk of your phone getting lost, stolen or damaged. But a variety of Vertex Standard two-way radios are waterproof, submersible for up to three feet and 30 minutes. And just think how handy that would be if your jet ski fails, leaving you stranded far from the shore with no power.

Another way two-way radios rock your Spring Break is in safety features you won’t find on a cell phone. Two things are certain in every popular Spring Break area – injuries and crime. Designed for workers, several Vertex Standard two-way radios have emergency notification and “lone worker” features. With the press of a button, you or your buddies can switch radios to a designated channel and send an alert for help. The lone worker mode is a built-in timer that requires the user to reset at an agreed-upon time.  If it’s not reset, the radio automatically switches to emergency mode.

Motorola’s CLP
radios also are great options for Spring Break travelers. They’re small and stylish, yet powerful. And they have 16 adjustable volumes, making it easy to hear in noisy party atmospheres – No more pressing on your ears and screaming into cell phones. offers a wide variety of two-way radio systems perfect for Spring Break travelers. Browse  our website and connect with a two-way radio communications specialist via our online live chat support feature or at 888-560-0758.

Two Way Radios and One Scary Moon Movie

The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films recently released the trailer for “Apollo 18.” The sneak peek at this sci-fi thriller features astronauts using two-way radios to communicate during a long suspected, but never proven trip to the moon.

Reads the film’s synopsis: “Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.”

Clearly, the film is fiction. But it’s sure to get the talk going again about moonwalk-centered conspiracy theories. The recently re-formed Flat Earth Society (which had 60 members as of March 2010) was among the first organizations to accuse NASA of faking moon landings. Members claimed that the famous footage of Apollo astronauts walking on the moon’s surface was nothing more than a Walt Disney-funded Hollywood production directed by Stanley Kubrick. “Apollo 18″ artfully suggests that not only were the recorded landings real, but that NASA secretly returned to the moon only to face a fearful force, judging by the trailer’s images reminiscent of “The Blair Witch.”

Two way radios played a major role in the historic NASA missions. In 1969, it was a Motorola transponder aboard Apollo 11 that relayed the first words from the moon to the earth. Two years later, NASA’s lunar roving vehicle used a 1.5-pound Motorola FM radio receiver that became known as “the first car radio on the moon.”

“Apollo 18″ hits theatres April 22 and we here at can’t wait. Take a look at the trailer and let us know what you think.