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  • Motorola radios with antimicrobial protection

    Motorola Business Two Way RadiosMotorola is a leading manufacturer of rugged durable two way radios for business and commercial operations. But did you know that many of these models also have antimicrobial properties? Well, apparently they do!

    According to Motorola, the tough, polycarbonate material used for the housing on their popular CLS CLP, DLR, DTR, and RM series on-site business two way radios includes built-in antimicrobial properties that help prevent the growth of bacteria and mold on the surface of the radio. In other words, it helps slow the spread of germs when handling and using these radios. This results in a more stain-resistant device with less odor, often created by the growth of mold and germs.

    Although these radios do have antimicrobial properties, it is important to understand that the use of these radios does not prevent the existence or transmission of germs. The antimicrobial housings do not kill bacteria, viruses, or disease related organisms. These germs can still exist on the surface of the radios. What an antimicrobial housing does is help inhibit the growth of bacteria on the device, so that germs don't reproduce as rapidly while on the surface of the radio. This helps minimize the germ count somewhat and makes the radio easier to clean.

    Important! for maximum protection from bacteria, germs and virii, Motorola recommends that you always clean the radios thoroughly before and after each use.

    So, which Motorola radios have antimicrobial protection? Here is a list of Motorola business radios we carry that feature an antimicrobial or microbial resistant housing:

    Model Type Mode Band Antimicrobial
    Housing
    CLP1010
    CLP1040
    CLP1060
    Business Analog UHF
    CLS1110
    CLS1410
    Business Analog UHF
    DLR1020
    DLR1060
    Business Digital 900MHz
    DTR600 Business Digital 900MHz
    DTR700 Commercial Digital 900MHz
    RMM2050 Business Analog MURS
    RMU2040
    RMU2080
    RMU2080d
    Business Analog UHF
    RMV2080 Business Analog VHF
  • Great alternatives to the Baofeng UV-5R

    Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way RadioThere's no denying it. The Baofeng UV-5R is one of the most popular and prolific handheld two way radios in the world. It's no wonder, really. It's extremely compact, feature packed, and extremely affordable, or, to put it bluntly, it's really, really cheap. A power packed dual bander at a powerfully low price, the UV-5R is without a doubt the preferred choice of many radio operators across the globe.

    Of course, with high popularity comes high demand. With such demand comes the challenge of keeping the UV-5R in stock and available to ship same day to our customers. Usually this is not a problem, but the current worldwide pandemic has created an unusual situation for retailers in general, and it affects our warehouse operations as well.

    Due to the sudden interest in personal preparedness during the coronavirus emergency, we've experienced an uptick in demand for certain makes and models of two way radios by the general public. As such, some of our most popular radios may be in short supply or temporarily out of stock. The Baofeng UV-5R is one of those affected models.

    But there's absolutely no reason to panic, or panic buy. On the contrary, we have plenty of other radios in stock and available that fit the bill. While some may not be at the same price point as the UV-5R, they are certainly capable of powerful, reliable operation on the same bands and frequencies as the Baofeng. Not only that, these models are of equal or higher build specifications for greater ruggedness and better durability, adding greater value for the price!

    For instance, the TYT TH-UV88 is a dual band analog radio that matches the UV-5R in almost every respect, even down to the built-in LED flashlight. Some even call it a potential UV-5R killer. Sure, it costs just a little more than the UV-5R, but it has something the UV-5R doesn't, a more rugged and durable housing. It also has a real one year manufacturer warranty from TYT, something that Baofeng claims to offer, but in most cases makes it all but impossible for the end user to actually redeem.

    Then there's a great selection from Wouxun. These are powerful dual band radios with exceptional features and capabilities, some of which are not available at all on the Baofeng UV-5R. Does the UV-5R have a full color LCD display? No? Well, it's a standard feature on many Wouxun models. Can the bands be freely set in the UV-5R for VHF TX and UHF RX or UHF TX and VHF RX on the same channel? Well, you can do it on the Wouxun KG-UV6D. Does the UV-5R have cross band repeat capability? The Wouxun KG-UV8D does, and so do several other Wouxun models, including the KG-UV8E, and it's a tri-bander!

    Yes, the Baofeng UV-5R is Part 90 type accepted for business use, and some of the other models mentioned are not. But some of them are. And if you need a radio specifically for business use, why settle for a cheap little transceiver when you can get much more durability, and in turn, greater ROI with more rugged Part 90 type accepted radios specifically designed for business use? Icom, Motorola and other manufacturers offer many models that fit the bill. And, if you really need to buy on price alone, Why not consider the Olympia P324? This is a great little radio for business applications. It's Part 90 type accepted, and it's an incredibly inexpensive buy. Note: at the time this article was written, it's also on sale!

    We could go on and on, but you get the point. Why be disappointed that the UV-5R is out of stock, when there are so many other great radios to choose from that are also a bargain, and are better radios, to boot?

    So the UV-5R is out of stock? No problem. Just upgrade. Considering all this, when you upgrade your purchase from a UV-5R to another model, you aren't settling for less, you're getting something more. It's a win-win for you. And that's a smarter buy.

    Here are some great alternatives to the Baofeng UV-5R:

    Manufacturer Model Type Acceptance Bands Service
    Baofeng UV-82 Part 90 UHF/VHF Business
    Icom F4001
    F3001
    Part 90 UHF
    VHF
    Business
    Motorola VX-261 Part 90 UHF or VHF Business
    Olympia P324 Part 90 UHF Business
    TYT TH-UV88 Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur
    Wouxun KG-UV6D Part 90 UHF/VHF Business
    KG-UV6D PRO Part 90 UHF/VHF Business
    KG-UV7D Part 90* UHF/VHF Business
    KG-UV899 Part 15 UHF Amateur
    KG-UV8D Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur
    KG-UV8D Plus Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur
    KG-UV8E Part 15B Tri-Band Amateur
    KG-UV9D Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur
    KG-UV9D PLUS LE Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur
    KG-UV9P Part 15B UHF/VHF Amateur

    *The 2M/70cm version has been approved by the FCC. Type accepted for Part 90, FCC ID WVTWOUXUN07. The 2M/1.25M and 2M/6M versions are for amateur use only.

  • Motorola Move up to Digital free radio offer!

    Motorola Move up to Digital PromotionJust when you thought the good deals were over, here comes the Motorola Move up to Digital free radio offer! Buy at least six Motorola CLS, CLP, RM or RD Series radios and get one FREE radio. Buy at least five Motorola DLR Series or DTR600 radios and get one FREE radio! This is a bit different from some previous Motorola rebates and promotions, but still a great deal for any business or organization looking to build, add to or upgrade a fleet of two way radios!

    As with past promotions, this one is fulfilled by Motorola directly, so the free radio will be shipped to you after Motorola receives your online redemption claim.

    Offer valid on up to ten (10) qualifying claims or 60 radios purchased through May 31, 2020. Limit of one free radio per six (6) analog radios purchased, or one free radio per five (5) digital radios you buy, up to 60 maximum. All groups of five or six radios purchased must be within the same product series. Offer valid from March 1 to May 31, 2020. Purchaser must redeem the free radio(s) or free radio(s) and free earpiece(s) online at www.MotorolaSolutionsRadioRewards.com. Other rules and restrictions apply. Read the promotional flyer for details.

    The Following models qualify for the offer:

    Model Type Min Purchase Max Purchase Free Item
    CLP1010
    CLP1040
    CLP1060
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    CLS1110
    CLS1410
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    DLR1020
    DLR1060
    Digital 5 60 1 Radio
    DTR600 Digital 5 60 1 Radio
    RDU4100
    RDU4160d
    RDV5100
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    RMM2050
    RMU2040
    RMU2080
    RMU2080d
    RMV2080
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio

    NOTE: Redemption requests must be entered by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, June 19, 2020. Redemption submissions received after that date will NOT be eligible. Offer good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited, taxed and restricted by law.

  • TWRS-144 - Two Way Radio Holiday Gift Guide 2019

    Two Way Radio Show
    We give you our recommended picks of two way radios that make great holiday gifts for young and old. We’ll also take some of your comments and questions from our blog and our forum.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:11

    Discussion Topic 1:30
    We discuss our recommended picks of two way radios that make great holiday gifts. We’ll break them down by category, give you our top choices, and tell you which radios we think offer the best overall value for the price. For details on some of the radios mentioned, read our article Two Way Radio Holiday Gift Guide 2019.

    Questions and Answers 1:03:32
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum. Check out and join the new and improved forum! It's free!

    Wrap up and Close 1:06:27
    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. If we read your comment about this episode on a future episode, we may send you a free Two Way Radio Show t-shirt! Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

    © 2019 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.

  • Motorola DTR700 video

    Commercial tier radios do not have many license free options, so when a manufacturer offers one, it's kind of a big deal. The Motorola DTR Series is one such option, and these 900 MHz radios eventually became fairly popular choices through the years for businesses, and even some consumers.

    Not long ago, Motorola replaced the DTR650 digital radio with a new model, the DTR700. So what's new and different with it? We're glad you asked.

    This video produced by Buy Two Way Radios is a brief introduction to the Motorola DTR700 license-free digital commercial two way radio and an overview of its features.

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

  • Motorola More With Digital Offer!

    Motorola More With Digital PromotionBuy at least six Motorola CLS, CLP, RM or RD Series radios and get one FREE radio. Buy at least six Motorola DLR Series or DTR600 radios and get one FREE radio PLUS 1 FREE earpiece! This is a great deal from Motorola and is available for a limited time only!

    This offer is fulfilled by Motorola directly, so the free radio or free radio and free earpiece will be sent to you after Motorola receives your online redemption claim.

    Offer valid on up to ten (10) qualifying claims or 60 radios purchased through December 31, 2019. Limit of one free radio or free radio and earpiece per six radios purchased, up to 60. All groups of six radios purchased must be within the same product series. Offer valid from September 1 to December 31, 2019. Purchaser must redeem the free radio(s) or free radio(s) and free earpiece(s) online at www.MotorolaSolutionsRadioRewards.com. Other rules and restrictions apply.Read the promotional flyer for details.

    The Following models qualify for the offer:

    Model Type Min Purchase Max Purchase Free Item
    CLP1010
    CLP1040
    CLP1060
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    CLS1110
    CLS1410
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    DLR1020
    DLR1060
    Digital 6 60 1 Radio + 1 earpiece
    DTR600 Digital 6 60 1 Radio + 1 earpiece
    RDU4100
    RDU4160d
    RDV5100
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio
    RMM2050
    RMU2040
    RMU2080
    RMU2080d
    RMV2080
    Analog 6 60 1 Radio

    NOTE: Redemption requests must be entered by 11:59 PM EST on January 15, 2020. Redemption submissions received after that date will NOT be eligible. Offer good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited, taxed and restricted by law.

  • Differences between the Motorola CP200 and Motorola CP200d

    Motorola CP200 vs. CP200dThe Motorola CP200 was a very popular business two way radio for many years, and one of Motorola's best selling models. In 2017, Motorola discontinued the CP200 and replaced it with an updated model, the CP200d.

    On the outside, they are essentially the same radio. On the inside, there's more to the story.

    The CP200 is an analog only radio. The CP200d adds digital functionality. This digital difference alone gives the CP200d an obvious edge over its predecessor. But is that the only advantage? Let's compare the differences and similarities between these two radios.

    Compatibility
    The Motorola CP200d is a combination analog and digital radio, so it is backwards compatible with the older CP200 in analog mode. The dual analog and digital mode capability allows you to upgrade to digital gracefully through normal attrition instead of ditching analog entirely and going digital all at once. This makes the move to digital much more affordable, and much easier to manage.

    Audio Quality
    It goes without saying that digital radios tend to have a greater clarity than analog models, and the CP200d is no exception. Digital audio is cleaner, without a lot of the background noise and artifacts typically heard on an analog transmission. This helps minimize requests for re-transmissions of garbled or lost dialogue, thus decreasing response time and improving efficiency of communications between everyone in your group. As a digital radio, the CP200d improves on the CP200 with crisp, clear audio for higher quality sound.

    Features
    Both models support up to 16 channels, and both share the same physical characteristics, such as the rotary channel selector knob, tri-color LED, accessory connector, large push-to-talk (PTT) button and two programmable buttons on the side.

    Inside, both models include many of the standard features typically found on many analog business two way radios, but the CP200d includes a few more, such as analog scrambling, a password lock, vote scan, and Auto Range Transponder System (ARTS™). The CP200d also has voice announcements.

    The CP200d is a DMR digital radio, so it adds some unique features not available in an analog radio such as the CP200, such as Dual Capacity Direct Mode, private calling, and transmit interrupt (decode only). These digital features, combined with the added features in analog mode, give the CP200d a significant upgrade over the old CP200.

    The table below compares the features of both models.

    Motorola CP200 vs. CP200d Features
    Feature CP200 CP200d
    (Analog)
    CP200d
    (Digital)
    Adjustable Gain
    Adjustable Power
    All Call
    ARTS™ Alert - -
    Call Alert
    Channels 16 16 16
    Channel Scan
    DMR - -
    Dual Capacity Direct Mode - -
    Emergency Alert - -
    Group Call -
    Low Battery Alert
    Monitor Channel -
    Nuisance Channel Delete
    One Touch Access - -
    Password Lock -
    Power Selectable
    Privacy - -
    Private Call - -
    Repeater Capable
    Scrambling - -
    Selective Call -
    Squelch -
    Talk Around
    TDMA - -
    Transmit Interrupt - -
    Trill Enhancement -
    Voice Announcement -
    Vote Scan - -
    VOX

    Battery Life
    The CP200d offers slightly longer battery life in analog mode than the CP200, and much longer uptime in digital mode. The CP200d consumes less power in digital mode than analog, and it's another advantage to going all digital.

    Motorola CP200 vs. CP200d Battery Life
    Model Power 1400 mAh
    NiMH
    1600 mAh
    Slim Li-ion
    2200 mAh
    Li-ion
    2250 mAh
    Li-ion
    CP200 (UHF) 4W 10 Hours 12 Hours - 14 Hours
    CP200 (VHF) 5W 10 Hours 12 Hours - 14 Hours
    CP200d (UHF)
    Analog
    4W 9 Hours 10.5 Hours 14.5 Hours -
    CP200d (UHF)
    Digital
    4W 11.5 Hours 13.5 Hours 18.5 Hours -
    CP200d (VHF)
    Analog
    5W 9 Hours 10.5 Hours 14.5 Hours -
    CP200d (VHF)
    Digital
    5W 11.5 Hours 13.5 Hours 18.5 Hours -

    Footprint
    Both radios are roughly the same size, but the CP200d is slightly lighter in weight, by about an ounce. Of course, this depends on the battery used, but in every case, with the same battery on both models, the CP200d comes out ahead.

    Durability
    The Motorola CP200 and CP200d are comparable in durability, with solid construction. These radios are built with a rugged, die-cast chassis to withstand harsh environments. Both models are rated IP54 for dust and water intrusion. They are also compliant to Portable Military Standards (MIL-STD) 810C, D, E, and F. In addition, the CP200d is MIL-STD 810G. The CP200d includes a two year warranty from Motorola.

    Accessories
    The CP200 and CP200d share the same form factor, so the batteries, chargers, antennas and other accessories are fully cross-compatible. If you already have a fleet of CP200 radios and want to migrate to digital, going with the CP200d is ideal, since you can use all the accessories in your existing fleet to mix and match with both models. This is a real money saving value and is another reason consider the CP200d.

    Although they have important differences, the Motorola CP200 and CP200d are also very similar in the sense that they are compatible with one another in analog mode. If you already use CP200 radios in your work environment and need to replace a few or want to go digital, the Motorola CP200d is the logical choice.

  • Last chance for Motorola Buy and Multiply Free Rewards!

    Motorola Buy and Multiply Rewards Offer!The Motorola Buy and Multiply Free Rewards offer expires at Midnight Sunday, June 30, 2019. If you want to save big bucks on Motorola Onsite Business Radios, now's your last chance!

    Purchase at least six Motorola on-site business radios and choose one of three rewards: a free radio, a $95-$150 Prepaid Visa® card, or a free Multi-Unit Charger! Buy 48 radios or more and double the rewards! This rewards offer is valid on Motorola CLP, CLS, DLR, RD and RM series radios through the end of June. Remember: This offer expires June 30, 2019. Read our official announcement for details.

  • The differences between the Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410

    Motorola CLS Series radios are popular with many onsite businesses, and it's no secret why. They are compact, comfortable to carry, easy to use and a great value.

    The Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 seem very similar, but there are some differences. In this video, Danny explains what those differences are and tells you how to figure out which one is best for your application. The CLS1110 and CLS1410 are available from Buy Two Way Radios.

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  • The difference between the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 | video

    What's the difference between the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios? Is one better than the other, or are they both exactly the same?

    In this video, Danny explains the one basic difference between these two models in the DTR series and when you may need or want to choose one over the other. The DTR600 and DTR700 are now available from Buy Two Way Radios.

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