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  • TWRS-124 - FRS Radios for Business?

    Two Way Radio Show
    We talk about using FRS radios for business. We also talk about a new series of business FRS radios from Cobra.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:25

    Discussion Topic 1:44
    Today we'll talk about using FRS radios for business applications. We'll discuss some common arenas in which FRS radios are used instead of business class radios for daily operations, the pros and cons of using FRS radios for a business, and how some radio manufacturers are responding to recent changes in the FCC rules to market FRS radios to businesses and organizations. We also discuss a new line of FRS two way radios from Cobra designed specifically for business use.

    Update on Chinese Tariffs 26:15
    The first set of tariffs are now in effect.

    UHF and VHF Repeaters 27:11
    We give you an update on a possible future interview with publisher Chuck Gysi from National Communications Magazine and mention an article in the July/August 2018 issue about UHF and VHF repeaters.

    Questions and Answers 28:40
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 32:25
    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.


  • TWRS-121 - Tariffs on Chinese Two Way Radios?

    Two Way Radio Show
    We discuss the proposed tariffs on Chinese two way radios. We also review the new TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band Digital DMR Two Way Radio.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:16

    Discussion Topic 1:35
    We discuss proposed tariffs on Chinese two way radios. We'll tell you what they are, why they were proposed and speculate on the possible effects of the tariffs on the US market and your wallet, if these tariffs go into effect. You can read the entire notice in the Federal Register.

    Product Review 31:56
    We review the new TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band Digital DMR Two Way Radio coming soon.

    Questions and Answers 41:18
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 44:23
    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.


  • Cyber Monday specials on two way radios and accessories!

    It's Cyber Monday 2016 at Buy Two Way Radios! Transmit the gift of radio while you receive the savings with our 2016 holiday specials! Whether you are shopping for your family, your business or just yourself, we have offers, rebates, bonuses and bundles to help you save more on name brand two way radios and radio accessories.

    We've discounted too many products to list here! Click here for the full list!

    Check out these promotions on our two way radios and accessories!

    Rebates and offers!

    • Kenwood Rebate Promotion - Select Kenwood models qualify for rebates from $20 to $40 per radio back on every 6 radios of the same model purchased PLUS your choice of a free multi-charger or headset! Offer valid for up to 60 radios.
    • Motorola Analog Radio Rebate Promotion - Buy 6 Motorola analog two way radios and get a FREE radio of the same model series purchased! CLS Series, RM Series, CLP Series, and RD Series radios qualify for a free radio - up to $3,800 in total savings on a maximum 60 Motorola analog radios purchased!
    • Motorola Digital Radio Rebate Promotion - Buy 5 Motorola digital radios and get a FREE radio of the same model series purchased! DLR Series and DTR Series radios qualify for a free radio - up to $3,350 in total savings on a maximum 50 Motorola digital radios purchased!
    • Vertex Standard FREE Sarge Knife Promotion - Buy 2 select Vertex Standard business radios and get a FREE Sarge SK-205 Mini-Trapper Pocket Knife. Click for details.
    • Vertex Standard VX-261 FREE Cup Promotion - ONE WEEK ONLY! Buy two Vertex Standard VX-261 business radios and get a FREE cup.

    Bonuses and Bundles on select radios! No promo code needed!

    Of course, if you have any questions or need assistance placing you order, call us at 1-800-584-1445 or enter our live chat until 6 PM ET.

  • The Midland GXT2000 is now available for pre-order!

    GXT2000VP4.jpgThis year has been a big one in the world of GMRS radios with the launch of a lot of exciting new products. Cobra, Midland, Motorola and Uniden have all entered new models (and in some cases, whole new series of models) into the marketplace. One of the most anticipated new FRS/GRMRS radios for 2012, however, is yet to be released. It's the Midland GXT2000.

    This new radio from Midland has generated quite a lot of buzz, and it's no wonder. Midland promises some big features that make the 2000 quite attractive to campers, hikers, hunters and other sports and outdoor enthusiasts. The big question is - when? When will the Midland GXT2000 arrive?

    As of this writing, an exact date has not yet been confirmed. However, the latest word from Midland is that the company may finally release the GXT2000 to the market sometime around the holidays - possibly in December 2012.

    No doubt those who are waiting to get their hands on the new GXT2000 will be happy to hear this. We are excited about this news as well. However, there is one potential problem. It is not uncommon for a much anticipated item such as the GXT2000 to sell out immediately after its initial release. This may quickly deplete supplies and create a situation in which the factory cannot keep up with orders. Such a scenario can be especially problematic during the holiday season, when many of these radios may be purchased as gifts.

    To offset this potential supply shortage during the holidays, Buy Two Way Radios is pleased to offer you an opportunity to pre-order the new GXT2000 now! Pre-ordering these new Midland radios will ensure you get them before the initial sell out, so you aren't caught in the nightmare of a perpetual back-order vortex for an indefinite period of time. Don't get stuck in a back-order vortex. Reserve your Midland GXT2000 two way radios today and get your order shipped to you as soon as they arrive!

    For a sneak peek at the new GTX2000, take a look at this video from Midland.

  • Two More Midlands Have Arrived!

    Midland LXT500VP3 and LXT535VP3.pngEarlier this year we told you about the new lineup of Midland FRS/GMRS radios for 2012. Since the initial announcement we've been keeping you posted on the arrival of each new model as it has been released.

    Now, two more Midland radios are out and are now available at Buy Two Way Radios!

    The Midland LXT500VP3 is a great choice for family outings. It's compact, lightweight, easy to use for kids of all ages.

    The Midland LXT535VP3 is the camo version of the LXT500. It gives you that added look of outdoor adventure when your camping out with the kids.

    Both models support all 22 FRS and GMRS channels and feature Hi/Low power settings, all alert, channel scan, auto squelch, silent operation, and keypad lock. They are water resistant and certified lead free.

    The LXT500VP3 and LXT535VP3 are available and ready to ship with your order at Buy Two Way Radios!

  • 'Doomsday Prepper' Chooses Midland GXT1050VP4 Two Way Radio

    The National Geographic Channel has a new show called 'Doomsday Preppers' that airs on Tuesdays at 9:00pm EST. This show takes a closer look at people who are going to great lengths to prepare for hard times. Each episode features several 'preppers', and shows you how each is preparing for a specific crisis scenario. The show doesn't look at the more common disasters, but instead focuses on major to catastrophic events, as unlikely as they may be to occur. Examples of such events include an EMP detonation, a major oil crisis, hyperinflation, financial collapse, and more.

    Jason Charles - Doomsday PreppersIn this past Tuesday's episode one segment focuses on Jason Charles, a New York City fireman, and details his preparations for a supervolcano eruption. As he was demonstrating how he would prepare himself to go from his apartment to a storage facility for more supplies, he was shown carrying a Midland GXT1050VP4 two way radio. Is this radio a good choice for a crisis scenario?

    Advantages of the Midland GXT1050VP4
    There is no doubt that the Midland GXT1050 is a fantastic consumer grade GMRS radio. It has a lot of power and great range (typically 1-2 miles), is somewhat waterproof, (meets JIS4 specifications), will operate on standard AA batteries if you aren't able to recharge the included NiMH battery pack, and it will allow you to listen to NOAA weather channels. This is essentially the same radio as the very popular and very well reviewed Midland GXT1000VP4, only in camo.

    As you can see the GXT1050VP4 offers a lot of what a 'prepper' may be looking for, and it would be tough to make a case that it is a bad choice. As always seems to be the case, however, there is not a product that is completely perfect for this scenario so I'll point out a few other things that could be considered.

    Other Things To Consider
    First, while the GXT1050VP4 is packed with features, durability isn't really one of them. At $80/pair you really can't expect it to be, and this is going to be the case for any consumer grade radios. A business grade radio is going to be considerably more expensive, but far more durable. In a true disaster scenario, it would be difficult to find replacement radios so this has to be a consideration. Another option would be to purchase a backup set of the same or even lower cost consumer radios. This would provide a backup option and would still cost less than a typical single business radio.

    The Midland GXT-1050 operates on FRS and GMRS frequencies, which are very popular and are used by most consumer grade radios. A high powered GMRS radio can usually be counted on for a mile or so of communication range. GMRS, however, also allows for the use of repeaters. Repeaters are high powered devices that essentially re-broadcast a transmission at a much higher power and over a great distance. In a crisis situation it may be helpful to be able to communicate with others that are more than a mile from you, but to do this you would need a repeater in your area as well as a radio that supports the GMRS repeater frequencies.

    Unfortunately the GXT1050 does not support repeater frequencies. If you decide that you need this ability, Motorola has a couple of good options. The Motorola MR355R and MR356R are priced similarly to the Midland, but are repeater capable. The Motorola MS350R is repeater capable as well as fully waterproof. The Garmin Rino series is also repeater capable, but these devices are far more than just two way radios and that is reflective in the cost.

    Basic Emergency Kits
    Remember that we also offer some basic emergency kits. While these kits will get you nowhere close to the level of preparedness of those featured on the show, they are a small start and could make a big difference if you find yourself without power or clean water during a bad storm or other emergency.

  • Midland announces GXT2000 Series and upgrades its two way radios in 2012

    gxt2000-package.jpgMidland announced exciting changes earlier this month to its line of FRS/GMRS two way radios for 2012. These changes both packaging upgrades across its entire product line and technical improvements for specific models, most notably the GXT2000 and GXT2050.

    According to Midland, the new GXT2000 series will sport a larger LCD display that is easier to read. This radios will also include a fast charging, higher capacity lithium polymer battery for longer periods of operation. The GXT2000 is designed primarily for outdoor enthusiasts who need longer battery life and the ability to recharge their radios quickly.

    Other features offered in the GXT1000 and GXT2000 series for 2012 include JIS4 waterproofing, backlit displays, an SOS Siren Alert, and weather alerts. All Midland two way radios include a 3 year warranty, reinforcing Midland's commitment to stand behind the quality of their products.

  • Motorola CLP Series - Returning Soon!

    The Motorola CLP1040 and CLP1010 two way radios are back in production and we expect them to be in stock again around 9/30/2011! These innovative models were launched in June 2010 and were gaining popularity for their incredibly small size and lightweight design (only 2.38 ounces).

    Motorola stopped production on these models earlier this year in order to incorporate a few improvements and design changes. The updated Motorola CLP1040 and CLP1010 models will have very few noticeable differences from the original models. Most enhancements were made to improve durability and simplify the built-in radio programming. For example, the new CLP models will have voice prompts to assist in programming frequencies through the radio (doesn't apply if programming with the PC software).

    If you want to learn more about these updated radios or have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-584-1445.

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