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March 2011 Archives

March 28, 2011

TWRS-06 - GMRS Radio Licensing

Today we'll discuss a topic that confuses many people shopping for a consumer grade radio: GMRS Licensing.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:23

Topic Discussion 1:38
We discuss when a consumer radio license is and isn't required, how to get a license and if a license is really necessary. We'll also talk about a recent proposal by the FCC to eliminate the GMRS license requirement. You can read more about GMRS licensing in our FAQ FCC GMRS License Information, our blog post The FCC Wants to Change GMRS Licensing, GMRS Repeater Usage, and More!, or discuss proposed FCC GMRS radio and GMRS repeater changes in the Two Way Radio Forum.

Commercial Break 13:18
buytwowayradios.com 1:00

Product Review 14:17
Today we will review the Midland LXT114 / LXT114VP two way radio for consumers.

Questions and Answers 20:30
Questions from users in the TwoWayRadioForum.com.

Wrap up and Close 28:36
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show(at)buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

© 2011 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


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March 21, 2011

TWRS-05 - Radios in Range

Today we'll discuss how performance of FRS and GMRS radios are affected by range and talk about things you can do to maximize performance and get the most range out of your radio.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:15

Topic Discussion 1:30
We talk about how range affects performance and give you four tips to maximize the range of your FRS and GMRS radios. You can read more about range in the articles Getting The Most Range From Your Radio and 30 Miles? The Truth About Range.

Commercial Break 13:31
buytwowayradios.com 1:00

Product Review 14:29
Today we will review the Uniden GMR-3689 two way radio.

Questions and Answers 20:39
Questions from e-mail and the TwoWayRadioForum.com.

Wrap up and Close 26:40
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show(at)buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

© 2011 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


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March 14, 2011

TWRS-04 - Business Radio Audio Accessories

In this episode we take a look at styles of audio accessories that are commonly used with business radios. We will explore common applications along with pros and cons of each style, and we will also discuss some popular brands of accessories.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:24

Topic Discussion 1:40
We talk about the audio accessories available for business two way radios. We will identify the different types of earpieces, connectors and other accessories available on the market today and what accessories are recommended or, in some cases, perhaps even required when using two way radios for certain business applications or in specific industries.

Commercial Break 17:55
buytwowayradios.com 1:00

Product Review 18:53
Today we will review the Kenwood TK-3230 business radio.

Questions and Answers 25:01
Questions from e-mail. Visit our forums at TwoWayRadioForum.com.

Wrap up and Close 30:14
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show(at)buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

© 2011 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


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March 7, 2011

TWRS-03 - Radios in the Woods

In this episode we take a look at how radios are incorporated into a few common outdoor activities, including camping, hiking and hunting. We also identify what radio features would be important for participants in these activities, review the new Motorola Talkabout MR350R-VP radio and take some questions from folks in the Two Way Radio Forums.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:21

Topic Discussion 1:36
We discuss use of two way radios in common outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, and hunting. We also identify what radio features would be important for participants in these activities and recommend several models, such as the Midland GXT1000VP4, the Motorola MR350R and the Motorola T9680R-SAME.

Commercial Break 16:34
buytwowayradios.com 1:00

Product Review 17:33
Today we will review the new Motorola Talkabout MR350R-VP radio.

Questions and Answers 23:18
Questions from folks in the forums at TwoWayRadioForum.com.

Wrap up and Close 27:54
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show(at)buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

© 2011 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


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