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  • Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios video

    This video is an overview of our factory authorized refurbished two way radios from Kenwood.

    These radios include all the standard components and are covered under the same warranty as new Kenwood models. What's the catch? There isn't one. Watch the video for details. Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios are only available from Buy Two Way Radios while supplies last.

    Want more videos? Browse our video blog and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

  • Get a free holiday bonus pack with select radios!

    Buy Two Way Radios Holiday Bonus PackIt's the season for giving, and this holiday season we have a special gift reserved for our customers at Buy Two Way Radios! When you buy a select radio from the list below, you'll get a FREE Bonus Pack with your purchase!

    We have a Bonus Pack for CB, FRS, and ham radio enthusiasts. If you are studying for your amateur license, check out our Ham Study Bonus Pack. You get one FREE with the purchase of any ARRL or Gordon West Amateur Radio License Study book!

    What's in the pack? The contents vary depending on the product purchased and the type of Bonus Pack offered. Items may include T-shirts, quick reference or study cards, vehicle adapters, informational audio CDs, and assorted swag.

    Here's a rundown on what's included in each pack:

  • List of Holiday Specials for 2018!

    Holiday Deals 2018 BannerCyber Monday 2018 is here at Buy Two Way Radios! As always, we have bundles, freebies, rebates, and specials to make your online holiday shopping easy for you and your budget. Whether you are shopping for business, hobby, home or that special someone, we've got a two way radio special for you.

    Here is a list of all our Cyber Monday and holiday sales at Buy Two Way Radios for Cyber Monday 2018!

    Digital Deals

    • Holiday Special! TYT Digital Ham Shack Mega Bundle EXPIRED
      This is the ultimate gift for the ham who wants a complete DMR package, and at one special holiday price! The bundle includes: a TYT MD-9600 Dual Band UHF/VHF Base/Mobile Digital DMR Amateur Radio, one TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band DMR Digital Portable Handheld Two Way Radio, a TYT-TH1380 30A Switching Power Supply, a Tram 1185 Dual Band Magnet Antenna, programming cables, and software. Holiday Price: $379.99! EXPIRED

    • Holiday Special! Digital DMR Ham Radio Base Station Kit EXPIRED
      The Digital DMR Ham Radio Base Station Kit is great for hams who are new to DMR digital radio and want to build a ham shack on a budget. It's the perfect gift for that ham in your life who wants a digital mobile or base station radio to Get On The Air. The bundle includes: a TYT MD-9600 Dual Band UHF/VHF Base/Mobile Digital DMR Amateur Radio, a TYT-TH1380 30A Switching Power Supply, a Tram 1185 Dual Band Magnet Antenna, programming cable, and software. Holiday Price: $279.99! EXPIRED
    • FREE TYT MD-2017 Speaker Microphone with purchase of a TYT MD-2017 radio (or GPS version)
    • FREE DMR Bonus Pack with purchase of a Wouxun KG-D901
    • FREE TYT Bonus Pack with purchase of an MD-UV380

    Ham Specials

    • FREE Leixen Camo Back pack bag with purchase of a VV-898SP
    • FREE XLT Universal Carrying Case with the purchase of a Wouxun KG-UV8D
    • FREE Bonus Pack with purchase of a ham radio starter kit
    • FREE Bonus Study Pack with purchase of any ARRL or Gordon West Amateur Radio License Study Guide!
    • Limited Edition Wouxun KG-UV8E Tri-Band Holiday Bundle!
      This special holiday version of Wouxun's amazing Tri-band two way radio takes their 144MHz, 222MHz and 420Mhz band transceiver, adds a full complement of 16 accessories and add-ons, and puts it all into one big festive package at a super special holiday price - only $159.99!

    CB Celebration

    • FREE CB Bonus Pack with purchase of a Galaxy or Uniden CB Radio
      The CB Bonus Pack includes a Two Way Radio Frequency T-Shirt, CB Radio Quick Reference Card, String Backsack and a CB Radio audio CD.

    Consumer Radio Deals

    Airband Radio Rebates

    • Get a $50 rebate on Icom A25N, A25C, or A25C Sport VHF Airband Radio!
      This is a manufacturer mail-in rebate offer fulfilled by Icom directly. Read the A25N, A25C or A25C Sport product pages for details.
    • Get a $20 rebate on Icom A14 airband radios!
      This is a manufacturer mail-in rebate offer fulfilled by Icom directly. Read the A14 product page for details.

    Marine Radio Rebate

    • Get a $25 rebate on an Icom IC-M36 VHF Marine Radio!
      This is a manufacturer mail-in rebate offer fulfilled by Icom directly. Read the IC-M36 product page for details.

    Business Radio Promotions

    Accessory Specials

    • Buy 1 TYT MD-380 battery pack, get one FREE!
      Purchase a Lithium Ion Battery Pack for MD-380 DMR Radio (2000 mAh) and we will give you one FREE! This BOGO offer is valid through the promotion period or until we run out of batteries, whichever comes first!
    • Buy 2 Baofeng UV-5R 3800mAh high capacity battery packs, get one FREE!
      Purchase two units of the Baofeng UV-5R High Capacity 3800mAh Battery and we will give you one FREE! This BOGO offer is valid through the promotion period or until we run out of batteries, whichever comes first!

    Note: These special offers are valid until December 31, 2018 or while supplies last except where noted. Some promo items are only available in limited quantity. No rain checks. When they're gone, they're gone! Offers void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

    Questions, comments or feedback? contact us. Leave us a comment below. You can also Give us a call, send us an e-mail or enter our live chat online. We'll be open from 8 AM to 6 PM ET during our Holiday 2018 Promotion Event!

  • Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios are here!

    We are excited to announce that we are now the exclusive dealer of factory authorized refurbished two way radios from Kenwood!

    Each radio includes all the standard components such as the battery, charger and manual, so they are complete and ready to set up out of the box. Refurbished models include the PKT-23, TK-2400V4P, TK-2400V16P, TK-3400U4P, TK-3400U16P, TK-3402U16P, TK-3230, TK-3230DX, NX-240V16P and NX-340V16P.

    These radios aren't some old, beat-up, used units sold on some auction site "as-is". They are tested and verified by Kenwood. Plus, they come with a full two year manufacturer warranty! Now you can save more on the most popular Kenwood ProTalk® business radios, backed with the full confidence and reliability of the Kenwood brand!

    Want to save even more? Purchase qualifying models of these Kenwood Authorized Factory Refurbished radios, and any current rebates apply, such as the Kenwood Gift Card and Free Multi-Charger offer! The chart below lists all the factory refurbished models and which models qualify for the Free Gift Card and Multi Charger promotion.

    These factory authorized refurbished radios are only available from Buy Two Way Radios, and only for a limited time. Also, a few of these models are only available in very small quantities. Our supplies are limited to current stock only, so there will be no backorders or rain checks allowed for these items.

    Of course, if you prefer new to refurbished, you can choose from our complete line of brand new Kenwood ProTalk business radios at great prices. However, if you want a real deal, these Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios offer a rare, unique opportunity to buy those same Kenwood two way radios with all the advantages of the new ones and save a whole lot more.

    Kenwood Factory Authorized Refurbished Radios
    Model Includes
    Components
    Warranty New Refurb Kenwood
    Promo Offer
    Kenwood PKT-23 (UHF) YES 2 YEARS $144 SOLD OUT YES
    Kenwood TK-3230 (UHF) YES 2 YEARS N/A SOLD OUT NO
    Kenwood TK-3230DX (UHF) YES 2 YEARS $164 $129.99 YES
    Kenwood TK-2400-V4P (VHF) YES 2 YEARS N/A $159.99 NO
    Kenwood TK-2400-V16P (VHF) YES 2 YEARS $199 $169.99 YES
    Kenwood TK-3400-U4P(UHF) YES 2 YEARS N/A $169.99 NO
    Kenwood TK-3400-U16P(UHF) YES 2 YEARS $209 $179.99 YES
    Kenwood TK-3402U16P (UHF) YES 2 YEARS $274 SOLD OUT YES
    Kenwood NX-240V16P (VHF) YES 2 YEARS $349 SOLD OUT YES
    Kenwood NX-340U16P (UHF) YES 2 YEARS $359 $229.99 YES

     

    Questions? Give us a call at 1-800-584-1445 from 8 AM to 6 PM ET weekdays.

  • The Midland BizTalk BR200 buy 6 get 2 FREE offer is back!

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    Last year, Midland offered a special promotion on their new Midland BizTalk™ BR200 business two way radios. For every six purchased, Midland added 2 more radios free. The additional savings for our customers were real, so needless to say, the promotion was well received. Now it's back, and we're excited to offer it to our customers again! Beginning November 1, buy 6 Midland BizTalk™ BR200 business two way radios radios or one BR200 Two Way Radio Six Pack and Multi-Charger Combo from Buy Two Way Radios and you get TWO MORE BR200 radios FREE! That's right, every six radios or one combo pack purchased earns you not one, but two FREE BR200 radios! The maximum purchase eligible for this offer is 60 radios, with a potential maximum of 20 FREE radios! This is an amazing offer from Midland on their business radios and is available from now until the end of February 2019.

    This is a manufacturer offer, so it's fulfilled by Midland directly. Midland will ship the the free radios after the company receives your online submission form.

    the offer is valid on up to 60 radios per customer or company purchased from November 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Download the promotion flyer for details. A minimum of 6 BR200 radios or one BR200X6BGC 6 Pack Bundle must be purchased to qualify. Midland's rebate terms and conditions apply.

    NOTE: All claims must be entered by 11:59pm CST on Friday, March 15, 2018 to qualify. Redemption submissions received after that date will NOT be eligible regardless of purchase date. All transactions are subject to validation. Offer is good to U.S. residents only and is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

  • TWRS-128 - Crackdown on Import Radios

    Two Way Radio Show
    We discuss the latest FCC crackdown on Baofeng and other import radios and the possible ramifications for users of these radios and the US market.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:14

    Discussion Topic 1:34
    We discuss the recent FCC enforcement advisory against the import, sale and use of unauthorized VHF/UHF two way radios. We’ll talk about how it could affect users of these radios and how it could impact the US two way radio market.

    Listener Comments on FCC citation and enforcement advisory 48:56

    Questions and Answers 1:08:29
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 1:12:10
    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!

    © 2018 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


  • Using two way radios on your fall or winter vacation

    Vacation. Just that one word brings to mind a multitude of emotions and kick starts the good endorphins in your brain. Summer's just come to an end, schools started and the cool weather has already arrived. You're ready to start planning that fall/winter vacation; skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing or specialty hunting trip. No matter where you dream trip takes you this season Buy Two Way Radios is here to handle your communications needs.

    Whether you are snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, fishing or hiking and hunting in the back woods we've got you covered. We all know the higher you climb into the mountains or the further you trek into the wilderness the trickier your cell phone coverage becomes. We offer a range of radios to fit your price and your specific needs.

    Most consumer two way radios will allow you to keep up to date on current and changing weather conditions via the NOAA channels. Stay in contact with family and friends from the lodge or base camp. Two way radios are incredibly affordable and can provide you a sense of security and safety when your family and friends are out of sight.

    If you are looking for an exceptional and affordable consumer radio that works great for any of the above mentioned scenarios, offers FRS/GMRS UHF frequencies at five watts of power, is water resistant and has a 3 years manufacturer warranty, then the Midland GXT1000VP4 is the radio for you. Priced for any budget at 69.99 plus shipping, you will receive a set of radios, 2 rechargeable battery packs a dual drop-in charger that can be used desktop or on the move in your car with the included
    car plug adapter. Each set of radios also includes 2 Midland AVP-1 headsets.

    Have questions or need more information? Please visit our web site or call our toll free customer service line at 800-584-1445 and speak to one of our knowledgeable sales reps. Hope your fall/winter vacation is everything you dreamed it to be.

  • FCC issues advisory against the import, sale and use of unauthorized UHF/VHF two way radios

    FCC Enforcement Advisory Banner

    The FCC issued an enforcement advisory today against the import, sale and use of unauthorized VHF/UHF two way radios effective immediately. The advisory reiterated that non-compliant radios can not be imported, sold, advertised or operated by anyone in the United States.

    The advisory was issued September 24, 2018 and implies that a crackdown on cheap, imported radios is imminent. The FCC warned that violators will be subject to penalties, including monetary fines up to $19,639 per day during the violation and up to $147,290 for an ongoing violation.

    The "crack-down" began in early August when the FCC went after an Amazon seller of a variant of the immensely popular Baofeng UV-5R, or more specifically, the UV-5R V2+. The FCC issued a cease and desist order to this seller, making it clear that they considered the UV-5R V2+ to be non-compliant. We discussed this at length in episode 126 of The Two Way Radio Show podcast.

    The latest FCC enforcement advisory points out several examples that would violate the commission's rules, most of which refer to use of these radios on business or Land Mobile frequencies. Specifically:

    - The ability to transmit on public safety and/or other unauthorized channels. Some radios have the ability to transmit on a wide range of frequencies, for example 400-512 MHz. Within this range are frequencies that are reserved for government and public safety use and the radio should prohibit transmission on these. It was absent from this advisory, but the cease and desist mentioned above points out that the UV-5R should not allow the programming of frequencies directly from the keypad by an end user.

    - The ability to transmit using wideband. Several years ago the FCC mandated that radios operating on land mobile frequencies must support a maximum of 12.5 kHz bandwidth. Devices that support 25 kHz were prohibited.

    - Radio devices modified after they are FCC approved. After a radio is approved by the FCC, if changes are made to the radio it generally needs to go through the approval process again.

    - Radio products marketed for Ham/Amateur use that are capable of transmitting outside Amateur frequency bands. Radios intended for use by Amateur Radio operators do not require the typical FCC approval process that business radios require. However, these radios must be locked down to only amateur bands. For example, an amateur radio cannot also transmit on business, GMRS or MURS frequencies.

    The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC noted a substantial number UHF/VHF radios marketed, sold and used in the United States that are not FCC certified or compliant with the rules. These radios are capable of operation on multiple bands across multiple radio services for which they are not certified, increasing the risk of interference to authorized or licensed entities and operations, such as federal government operations and private licensed users. Devices that do not meet the requirements and are not FCC certified for use on these radio services are in direct violation of the rules and should not be used by anyone, unless the user is an amateur radio operator.

    An amateur radio operator, or ham, is the only exception to this requirement, provided the radio is only capable of operating on frequencies reserved for amateur radio operation. However, the operator must have a valid amateur radio license to operate the radio and must only operate it according to the FCC rules.

    Our Plan of Action

    As we mentioned in our podcast, once the cease and desist was issued to the Baofeng seller, we started taking steps to ensure that all of the radios that we sell are compliant. The advisory issued today is actually helpful to us, as it provides specifics on what would be considered non-compliant.

    We currently carry several import radios and market them to Amateur Radio operators. We are now working with the manufacturers of these radios to have all models that we carry locked down to the ham bands only (144-148, 222-225, 420-450 MHz). Some radios will be able to be updated soon with firmware changes, others will be closed out and updated models ordered as they are made available.

    What is the Impact?

    Because we market these products to amateur radio operators, we are more in touch with how this will impact those users. There are certainly users who love the fact that they can have a single radio programmed for their work frequencies and also their ham repeaters. We've also heard of users programming these radios for use on the GMRS. If the FCC is successful, this will soon no longer be an option, although it technically never should have been one.

    Perhaps we'll see many popular radio models re-issued with the same hardware in ham or GMRS only versions. The digital models will likely also have a business radio edition.

    We may also see many of these import radios disappear altogether. Some radios are sold on Amazon at very low prices and they are clearly marketed to businesses, but they only support analog operation. Becoming FCC certified isn't going to be an option for these radios, since the FCC is now requiring most radios to essentially support digital operations in order to be granted approval.

    Read the complete FCC Enforcement Advisary 2018-03 for details.

     

     

  • TWRS-127 - LTE Radio Interview With Icom

    Two Way Radio Show
    We interview Keith Chafin from Icom and discuss the new Icom IP501H Sim Card LTE Two Way Radio. We also share our experiences using weather radios during Hurricane Florence and read some of your comments on our discussion in episode 126 about the FCC citation of the Baofeng UV-5RV2+.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:29

    Intro to Interview 1:47
    In our last episode of The Two Way Radio Show, we announced a new IP based radio from Icom called the IP501H that offers instant, full duplex communication. Well, it’s here, and this could be a real game changer! We interviewed Keith Chafin from Icom to find out more about this new radio.

    Interview with Keith Chafin 3:12

    Weather Radios and Hurricane Florence 22:48

    Listener Comments on FCC citation of the Baofeng UV-5RV2+ Radio 39:51

    Question about the Baofeng BF-F8+ 50:20
    Question from a member of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 55:27
    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!

    © 2018 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


  • Prepare for Hurricane Florence - get a weather radio!

    Hurricane Florence Tracking Map
    Map courtesy National Hurricane Center.

    Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast of the US, and is expected to make landfall within the next 24 hours. For those on or near the coastline, personal preparation for this monster storm should already be at or near completion. For those who are further inland, there is still some time to prepare, but the storm is closing in. Are you ready?

    If you don't have an emergency preparedness kit, build one now. You can find the list of the 13 most essential items needed for an emergency kit on The Department of Homeland Security's web site at https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit. You can also download a printable version of the FEMA emergency checklist in pdf format to print out and carry with you or post in a convenient location.

    Of course, one of three most important items on this list is a Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.

    All of our handheld FRS and GMRS radios are battery powered, and many also feature NOAA weather channels with emergency and weather alerts. One model, the Midland EX37VP, is a complete FRS radio emergency kit with a flashlight and emergency whistle - two other items on the DHS emergency preparedness list. Choosing this model checks off multiple items on your list.

    Some of our portable weather radios, such as the ER210 and ER310, are multi-function devices equipped with built-in SOS beacons/flashlights, digital clocks, USB charging adapters, and multiple power options. These weather radios include a dynamo hand crank as recommended in the DHS emergency list, and even solar power!

    Some of our NOAA approved desktop weather radios, such as the Midland WR400, are not only equipped with S.A.M.E. Digital Technology, but also include other features such an emergency battery backup.

    We also have a weather radio that does it all in one unit. The Midland XT511 Base Camp Two Way / Emergency Crank Radio has almost everything you need for emergency communications. It's a 22 channel GMRS two way radio with NOAA all hazards alert weather alert radio, AM/FM radio, alarm clock, built-in flashlight, emergency hand crank, both AC and DC adapters, USB charging port, and hand microphone. The alert override automatically switches to emergency weather alert broadcasts while you listen to the AM/FM radio.

    There are many models to choose from, and the features vary. Which emergency radio is best for you? Our Emergency Weather Radio Comparison Guide lists some of our models and puts them all on one simple chart so you can compare their key features fast. The guide is FREE to download and print for your personal use.

    To learn more about emergency weather radios, listen to The Two Way Radio Show Episode 13 - Emergency and Weather Radios.

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