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Make the most of your Labor Day weekend with these specials on Amateur two way radios and accessories from Buy Two Way Radios! Our ham radio Labor Day Weekend Sale starts now!
This sale runs from September 3-8, 2020 while supplies last. Here's a list of all our special offers:
|Model||Reg. Price||Discount||Sale Price|
|NA-775 (SMA Male)||$9.99||10%||$8.99|
|NA-775 (SMA Female)||$9.99||10%||$8.99|
This Labor Day Weekend Sale ends Midnight, September 8, 2020. No rain checks.If you want to get in on these deals, act now!
Kenwood ProTalk TK series business radios are a popular choice for their high performance and lasting durability. Now Kenwood is updating their ProTalk TK Series radios with new six models in the NX line. Known as the NX-P1000 Series, these new radios will replace the old analog-only TK series with more intuitive operation and greater performance, plus the ability support both analog and NXDN or DMR digital modes! Here's a rundown of the new Kenwood ProTalk radios for 2020.
The new NX-P1000 Series radios are available in models with either 2 Watts or 5 Watts of power and your choice of UHF or VHF. They are compatible with the legacy radios in the TK-2000/TK-3000 series, essentially replacing them.
This is the 2 watt version with a total of 64 channels and replaces the TK-2400 and TK-3400, respectively. The NX-P1202AV operates on 151-159 MHz VHF frequencies in the business band. NX-P1302AU transmits on 451-470 MHz UHF frequencies. Both models feature a 7 color LED indicator light, multiple scan modes, lone worker mode and emergency function. They also support radio-to-radio cloning with an optional cloning cable and are fully PC programmable with an optional programming cable and software.
One other new feature of the NX-P1202 and NX-P1302 is the PTT button. There are two of them! Yes, these radios have a second PTT so you can contact staff on another channel without switching channels to do it. This type of "dual transmit" feature can be extremely useful in work environments where separate communications can be relayed to different groups on different channels at the push of a button, greatly increasing efficiency and productivity.
Also, the NX-P1202AV and NX-P1302AU allow you to migrate to digital. These units are sold as analog only, but can be upgraded to digital for mixed mode operation at any time with the purchase of optional an software and license key package. You're not locked into one type of digital mode, either. You can choose whether to go FDMA with Kenwood's NXDN® digital format or TDMA using the DMR digital format. It's your choice. This ability to choose between two different digital with the same radio is uncommon at the time this article is written, which makes the NX-P1202AV and NX-P1302AU somewhat unique. Price: NX-P1202AV (VHF) $209.00 / NX-P1302AU (UHF) $209.00
These are the 5 watt models and replace the TK-2402 and TK-3402. The NX-P1200AV works on 151-159 MHz VHF and the NX-P1300AU operates on 451-470 MHz UHF. They have the same core feature of the NX-1202 and NX-1302. except they are only upgradeable to NXDN. All the other features are the same, including the 7 color LED, second PTT button and cloning capability.
In fact, they use the same FCC IDs as their 1202/1302 counterparts, which means they are essentially the same radios with the same general capabilities. As with the 1202/1302, these radios are sold with analog enabled, with the option to digital. Price: NX-P1200AV (VHF) $269.00 / NX-P1300AU (UHF) $269.00
These are the high end models in the NX-P1000 line and replace the NX-240V16P and NX-340U16P digital radios. As with the P1200/1300 radios, The NX-P1200NV is VHF and the NX-P1300NU is UHF. They share the same look, feel, basic features and ruggedness of the other new models, but with one important difference. There is no upgrade to digital. They support analog and NXDN digital modes right out of the box!
The P1200NV and P1300NU feature mixed-mode analog and digital operation, allowing you to integrate them into your legacy analog fleet seamlessly for a smooth migration to digital as your time and budget allows. They support switchable digital and analog dual modes., allowing you to combine analog channels and digital channels in the same zone. Add in the second PTT, and you have a powerful digital radio that's compatible with your existing Kenwoods, and with maximum versatility. Price: NX-P1200NV (VHF) $309.00 / NX-P1300NU (UHF) $309.00
There's more to this new Kenwood series than just the radios, and it's all good news. All six models are designed for compatibility with the same antennas, battery packs and chargers used with the legacy TK-2400 and TK3400 series radios. Plus, they use the standard Kenwood 2-pin (K1) style connector, which means you can use the earpieces, speaker microphones and other audio accessories intended for your existing Kenwood ProTalk radios with these.
Kenwood intended this to be as easy as possible to upgrade from their legacy products to their new radios. Based on their ruggedness, backwards compatibility, in-radio analog to digital conversion, and versatility, The new NX-P1000 Series radios should fit in quite well. All six models are now available from Buy Two Way Radios.
Since the FCC Part 95 reform of 2017, we've seen quite a surge in demand for GMRS radios, of both portable handheld walkie talkies and mobile/base station units. This isn't surprising to us at all. It was inevitable, and for several reasons. In response to this demand, high quality, commercial grade GMRS radios such as the Wouxun KG-805G are entering the market, and are quickly becoming quite popular. This new generation of transcievers also brings a demand for professional grade radio accessories such as high capacity batteries, earpieces, speaker mics, and antennas.
However, while audio accessories are plentiful and power options are not much of a problem, it's the availability of detachable antennas that is at issue. More specially, antennas made and tuned for the GMRS.
Before the Great Reform, the antennas on FRS/GMRS radios were not swappable. While the FCC did allow GMRS radios to have detachable aerials, it wasn't legal on FRS walkie talkies, so the combo units simply didn't have them. With few exceptions, serious GMRS operators had to settle for using antennas tuned to a wider range of UHF business frequencies in the 420-480Mhz range. While these antennas also worked on the GMRS, they weren't specifically tuned for it, limiting the overall performance of the radio to which it was connected.
Buy Two Way Radios and Nagoya have teamed up to introduce a new series of antennas designed and built specifically for GMRS two way radios. These new GMRS antennas from Nagoya are now available for purchase, and exclusively at Buy Two Way Radios!
There are currently three antennas in this series, two for the portable handeld walkie talkies, and one for mobiles. All three are made for the GMRS.
Based on one of Nagoya's most popular antenna series for dual band portable radios, the NA-701G takes the venerable NA-701 directly to the General Mobile Radio Service, supporting 462MHz GMRS channels, plus 467MHz for fine tuning to GMRS repeaters.
The NA-771G is based on another very popular, high performance antenna for handheld dual band amateur radios, the NA-771. It's also, at the time this article is written, probably the longest, at over 15 inches in length! This is a 1/2λ wave antenna with a maximum power rating of 10 Watts and is tuned to 462 MHz and 467 MHz GMRS frequencies.
The NL-770G is a high gain linear mobile antenna tuned to 462MHz and 467MHz frequencies for GMRS. It has a PL-259 (UHF male) connector that fits any number of vehicle mounting kits that is equipped with an SO-239 (UHF female) connector or feed line, including the Nagoya RB-MJPL Mobile Mag Mount Base. At approximately 38 inches (97 cm) in length, the LN-770G has 6 dBi gain and V.S.W.R. 1.5:1.
All three antennas are now available exclusively from Buy Two Way Radios.
We have a long relationship with Nagoya and only buy direct from this manufacturer. When you purchase a Nagoya antenna from us, be assured that you are getting an authentic, genuine Nagoya product from an authorized Nagoya dealer - Buy Two Way Radios! Questions? Concerns? Contact us!
The bug fix resolves an issue that causes the display to freeze. When this issue occurs, the display will freeze, but the radio is otherwise still operational. It can receive and transmit calls and will also power off, however the screen will be locked up.
The feature tweak is a change to the programming software for Enable Profile ID under the Profile ID Number information. On the DTR600, the Enable Profile ID to Change Pin Code is set to Enabled by default from the factory. This change applies to the DTR600 only and does not apply to the DTR700.
According to Motorola, the DTR600 and DTR700 can be updated from radios with the original factory settings or those with the phase 1/2 patch installed. The radio should update successfully no matter which version was previously installed.
Important Note: This update should only be applied if you are already experiencing these issues. If you are using the DTR600 or DTR700 radios with default factory settings, the update should not be necessary.
The firmware updates the DTR600 and DTR700 to version R01.02.02, Codeplug Version: R01.02.01 and Keypad Version: R01.02.00.
The update files are now available as listed below.
We've long been recognized as an authorized dealer of quality, name brand CB radios. Our product line includes models from such established and respected manufacturers such as Cobra, Galaxy, Midland, and Uniden. Now there's one more. We are excited to announce that we're now a President dealer!
President offers a very popular line of CB and 10 meter ham radios, and now all of them are available from Buy Two Way Radios. From the low priced President ANDY through the full featured President LINCOLN II Plus, you can find them all right here.
The ANDY is the entry level model in the President CB line. It's also the lowest priced of the series. But don't let this budget friendly bargain fool you. This CB radio has the full capability to deliver maximum power and high performance using 21st century technology. It operates on all 40 CB channels, receives NOAA weather channels, weather alerts, and has a large LCD display that can be customized to illuminate with one of 7 colors. It features a public address system, noise blanker, built-in Automatic Noise Limiter filter, talkback, a function key, and digital S-meter. The package includes a 4 pin electret handheld speaker microphone with a coil cord and a mounting kit. Price- $74.95.
The President BILL is the next model up the line, and is very different in the look and feel. This is an ultra compact mobile, very similar in design to the Midland MXT115 GMRS Micromobile two way radio, but at a much lower price. Like the ANDY, the BILL supports all 40 CB channels at 4 watts, the maximum allowed for CB in the US. It also has 7 NOAA weather channels, weather alerts, public address capability, and a 7 color LCD display. Many of the other features of the base model are included as well, but the BILL has a few more. In addition to the noise blanker and ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) filter, the Bill also adds a HI-CUT filter. It can also display the actual frequency of an active channel and has a USB charging port on the front of the radio. If you're short on space in your vehicle or want a CB with lots of features but a very small footprint, this is the radio for you. Price- $89.00.
JOHNNY III USA
The JOHNNY III is similar in design to the ANDY, and with most of the same basic features, but with more buttons. This means more features and functionality over all. In addition to the 7 NOAA weather channels, weather alert, PA support, and noise filters, this radio has built-in hands-free VOX capability. This can be a useful feature while on the road. Now, the display is scaled back somewhat, with only 3 colors instead of the 7 color choices offered in the previous models. But it has 6 buttons on the front panel instead of 2, including one for emergency channel 9/19, Memory Channel Store/Recall and an F Function key. There is also one important difference with the mics. The Andy uses a 4-pin hand microphone, the Johnny III uses a 6 pin connector. It's no biggie, just something to be aware of when choosing between these models. Price- $109.00.
The President TAYLOR is a mid-range model, and switches to a more retro design. This looks and feels like a "traditional" CB radio, with the chrome plated front panel, toggle switches and analog style meter reminiscent of a classic CB. Yet, the addition of a 7 color LCD display also gives in a contemporary feel. Like the other models, the TAYLOR has the NOAA weather channels, weather alerts, PA capability, and the noise filters. Like the JOHNNY III, it also has VOX. It adds the S/RF VU-Meter, Up/Down Channel Selector and USB charging port. If you like the look of a retro CB radio but want the functionality of a 21st century model, This is a CB to consider. Price- $119.00.
JOHNSON II USA
The JOHNSON II is the same basic design and functionality as the ANDY and JOHNNY III, but adds something new, a built-in front speaker! Okay, it also has one more button than the JOHNNY III, but includes most of the standard functions and the 3 color LCD display of its counterpart. It also features 3 memories, channel and memories scan, and Dual Watch. It also has a local DX key. What's not to like about that? Like the JOHNNY III, the JOHNSON II uses a 6 pin connector. Good to know when shopping around. Price- $129.00.
WALKER II FCC
The WALKER II is a premium model. It combines the retro look of the President TAYLOR with a modern flair for a rather distinctive front panel that really stands out. It has the chrome plated front, 7 color LCD display, dials, switches, analog multi-function meter and USB charging port and adds several lighted buttons to the mix. The WALKER also has most all the features of its mid-range cousin and throws in a frequency display and an AM / WX mode switch for good measure. It's a classic President CB at a great value. Price- $139.00.
MC KINLEY USA
The MC KINLEY is the top of the line in the President CB radio series. Like the JOHNSON II, it has an internal speaker built right in, but has a larger 3 color LCD display. It has the primary features and functions of its lower tier look-alike, including 3 memories, channel and memories scan, Dual Watch and local DX key. Then it adds a clarifier and dimmer. The icing on the cake? Single Sideband! Yes, the MC KINLEY operates on AM and SSB, giving you greater access to the local CB airwaves. The MC KINLEY uses a 6 pin connector and has rear jacks for an external speaker, PA speaker, and optional VOX microphone. It's the ultimate President CB radio at reasonable cost. Price- $179.00.
The RONALD is the base model in the President Ham Radio line. It looks nearly identical to the ANDY USA CB radio, except it operates on the 10 meter and 12 meter amateur radio bands. It may be low end, but it's certainly not low power. This compact dual band mobile radio can transmit at up to 35 watts of power and is capable of operating in both AM and FM modes. It has the same large 7 color LCD display as the ANDY, same front panel layout. It also has a noise blanker, built-in Automatic Noise Limiter filter, talkback, a function key, digital S-meter, and that's about where the similarities end. The RONALD adds an AM/FM mode switch, Dual Watch, span and adjustable time out timer. This package includes a 6 pin speaker microphone with a coil cord and a mounting kit. Price- $129.00.
The RICHARD is a dedicated 10 meter ham radio and the mid-range model. It operates at up to 13 watts AM and up to 40 watts FM. It has a 7 color LCD display that is smaller than the RONALD to make room for the analog bargraph meter and all the added controls on the front panel. The meter indicates reception and emitted power levels. It has ANL, NB and HI-CUT filters. It has an AM/FM mode switch, rotary channel selector switch, F function key, MENU function key, Dual Watch, Echo, VFO Mode, and a front panel USB charging port. And a lot of other stuff. The RONALD has big features at low cost. Price- $169.00.
The LINCOLN II+ is the top tier President Ham Radio. It's similar to the RICHARD in form and function, only it has even more power, more modes and more stuff. it operates on both the 10 meter and 12 meter amateur radio bands and supports AM, FM, LSB, USB and CW modes at up to 35 watts on FM and a whopping 50 watts on AM. In addition to most of the standard features of the RONALD, it has 6 Memories, 38 CTCSS tones, 104 DCS codes, clarifier, and AM/FM/LSB/USB/CW Mode Switch. The LCD display only has 3 colors, but the other features more than make up for it. Plus, it's software programmable! Price- $249.00.
All of these President radios come with a two year manufacturer warranty!
With the country battling the outbreak of the Coronavirus, businesses everywhere are dealing with its impact and we're no different. We're creating this post to keep you up to date with any changes to our operations that might impact your shipment, or the customer service that you might receive from us.
We do understand that two way radios are useful in many ways during emergency situations like this one, which can lead to an increase in demand. It is our intention to remain open and continue to ship product for the duration of the crisis.
We plan to keep this post updated as things change, and the latest update will be at the top.
Friday, April 10, 2020
It's been a while since the last update so I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that we are still open and providing same day shipping of orders.
Also, there were several products that we source directly from China that had been out of stock for a while. Most of these items are back in stock now as our Chinese vendors are starting to get back to normal.
Monday, March 23, 2020
We are still fully staffed and will ship all in-stock orders without delay.
Today we will be operating with all staff working remotely, except for those needed for warehouse and radio programming. We did our best to test and work out the kinks last week, but we do expect the occasional hiccup - especially over the first few days. The following are a few challenges that we are expecting:
Your continued business is very much appreciated at this time, but we may need a little of your patience as well.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
First and most importantly we're still fully staffed and able to ship almost all orders the same day, as you've come to expect from us. We understand that many people consider two way radios to be critical products for their preparedness plans, and we are committed to meeting these needs.
So far this week we've spent a considerable amount of effort preparing our computer and phone systems to work remotely. Some staff members are testing our at-home systems today, and sometime during the next week we hope to have our in-office staff reduced to only those employees that are absolutely essential to have on-site.
Once we have transitioned our sales and customer service team to working from home there may be some changes or delays to our normal process, particularly during the initial stages of the transition. We will keep you up to date on this as the transition approaches.
There are several software CDs that we produce ourselves, in-house. Examples are the Wouxun and TYT software CDs. We sell these individually and include them for free with certain programming cables. With our staff out of the office, we've decided that we will no longer be able to produce these CDs.
For now, we have plenty of CDs in stock, but we are working now to make sure that all radios have links to their software on the Downloads tab from the product page.
Monday, March 16, 2020
As of today there are no changes to our operations. We are almost fully staffed and expect that customer service and warehouse operations will proceed as normal.
The state has closed schools, which does make things more difficult for some of our employees. We are exploring options for allowing some staff members to work from home.
As you've probably heard, China is battling an outbreak of a coronavirus variant. In order to help contain the outbreak, the Chinese government has extended their Chinese New Year holiday. This will impact our Chinese two way radio and accessory suppliers, and will cause delays with shipments, which will lead to backorders.
We have already heard directly from two of our suppliers that shipment delays are expected, and that at this time there is not a date for when they expect to be back to work. Fortunately we did stock up on radios from most Chinese brands prior to the beginning of Chinese New Year, but we do expect our stock to dry up for many popular items before we are able to receive a new shipment.
This will most directly affect products from Chinese based manufacturers. It is unlikely to cause an issue for US based manufacturers that source products from China (Cobra and Midland, for example) unless the holiday extension becomes very lengthy.
While this will cause some short term pain for us and our customers, we do appreciate the aggressive steps that are being taken by China to prevent the spread of this virus and we hope that their efforts are successful.
Icom is currently offering a two-tiered promotion at Buy Two Way Radios that can save you some serious cash. Get a $40 instant rebate when you buy an IP501H or IP501M Mobile LTE radio, plus trade-in your old non-Icom branded radio, and get up to $260 more!
There's no limit to the number of radios you can buy for the rebate and trade-in offer. Buy one, or one hundred, or as many as you need. As long as they qualify, the offer applies. This is a great deal from Icom exclusively for our customers, but only for a limited time!
No promo code is needed to take advantage of the instant rebate. Simply add an Icom IP501H handheld or IP501M mobile LTE two way radio to your cart, you get a $40 instant rebate per radio at checkout!
To take participate in the trade-in offer, call our Sales Department at Buy Two Way Radios at 1-800-584-1445 from 9 AM to 6 PM weekdays to verify your trade-in(s). The trade-in discount will be applied to your order once the trade-ins are verified, shipped to us and received by our Sales Department.
Icom Instant Rebate Plus Trade-in Offer
Only working, FCC typed-accepted, non-Icom radios apply for the trade-in discount. Trade-ins must be verified by our Sales department at Buy Two Way Radios before sending them in to qualify. Trade-in offer is valid during the promotion period only. IP501H and IP501M radios require activation of a two year service plan to receive the trade-in allowance. Any non-working, non FCC approved radios will not qualify. Note: This offer valid in the US only and only for commercial or business end users.
In Autumn 2018, Kenwood began to offer reconditioned models of its ProTalk line for sale. This was a phenomenal buy, but these refurbs were in limited supply, and all these models eventually sold out. Now, the Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios are back, and with four additional models!
As we outlined in our original announcement in 2018, each factory refurbished radio includes all the same components that are packaged with the new models, in particular the battery, charger antenna and owner's manual, so you are getting the complete radio. Not only that, they are tested and verified to work and even come with the full Kenwood two year manufacturer warranty!
Plus, when you buy the refurbished versions of current models that qualify for the Kenwood rebate promotions, the refurbs qualify for those promotions as well! So, you not only save money buying the the reconditioned radios, you get all the benefits of purchasing new! This is a phenomenal deal from Kenwood and is only available at Buy Two Way Radios.
In addition to the Refurbished models originally available in 2018, Kenwood has added four more models to the mix: TK-2402-V16P, NX-P500, TK-D240V DMR Digital VHF Two Way Radio, and TK-D340U DMR Digital UHF Two Way Radio.
These factory authorized refurbished radios are only available from Buy Two Way Radios, and only in very small quantities. When they're gone, they're gone, so take advantage of this amazing deal while you can.
Of course, if you want the new models, you can browse our complete line of brand new Kenwood ProTalk business radios. The choice is yours.
Want to know more about the Kenwood factory refurbished two way radios? Watch our video or listen to episode 129 of our award nominated podcast, The Two Way Radio Show for an in-depth discussion on these radios!
Still trying to find that perfect gift? Wrap up your holiday shopping at Buy Two Way Radios! This week, we have discounts, deals and freebies on two way radios and accessories that make great holiday gifts for anyone on your list. We've also brought back a couple of our more popular Cyber Monday deals. Check out some of our specials below!
The KG-805 is available in two models, the KG-805G GMRS Radio and KG-805M MURS Radio! The KG-805G supports 22 GMRS channels, plus 8 repeater channels at up to 4 watts. The KG-805M supports all five MURS frequencies at up to the maximum legal limit of 2 watts. Both are solid, rugged radios rated IP55 for dust and water protection. Read our product announcement to learn more about these exciting new radios.
The KG-805 is regularly $89.99, but during our holiday sale, you can buy either model at $10 off for a special introductory price of only $79.99!
The Olympia P324 is a great value, packed with 4 watts of transmit power and is fully programmable. Now, you can get it at an amazingly low price, with FREE extras! There is no purchase limit for the discount. The FREE items are available while supplies last.
This Holiday Sale ends Midnight, December 24, 2019 while supply lasts. No rain checks.If you want to get in on these deals, act now!