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Recently in Motorola Category

Recently in Motorola Category

November 8, 2017

Vertex Standard Radios Are Being Re-branded As Motorola

Big changes are coming soon to the Vertex Standard line of two way radios. It's common knowledge that Vertex Standard is owned by Motorola, but has always been operated as a stand-alone brand. Early in 2018, this will no longer be the case. Motorola is creating a new line of radios, informally known as their "Commercial Tier" products, which will include a combination of several existing Motorola radios as well as several Vertex Standard models that will be re-branded as Motorola.

What's Changing With Vertex Standard
A few small exceptions aside, it looks like Vertex Standard will cease to exist as a brand. Most popular Vertex Standard models will join the Motorola Solutions Commercial tier, and some radios will be discontinued.

The following Vertex Standard products will be rebranded as Motorola Solutions:
The following models will be discontinued:
What's NOT Changing With Vertex Standard
It's important to point out that customers are not being left out in the cold with this change. Of course, if you are a user of Vertex Standard radios, the warranty is still valid and will continue to be honored. Vertex Standard has been a Motorola Solutions brand for years now, so we don't expect much to change regarding warranties and support.

It's also important to point out that the physical radios that are being rebranded will not be changing either. For example, a Motorola VX-261 will be exactly the same product as the current Vertex Standard VX-261.

Motorola Commercial Tier Radios
In addition to the Vertex Standard models listed above, the following current Motorola Solutions models will also be a part of the Commerical tier:
  • Portable Radios: CP200d, SL300, CP185, BPR40, DTR650, VL50
  • Mobiles: CM200d, CM300d
  • Repeaters: SLR5000

Dealers selling the new Commercial tier products will be known as "Commercial Radio Value-Added Resellers". It is expected that most Vertex Standard dealers will become dealers for the new Commercial products.

Stay Tuned
There are still some details that are being worked out, so stay tuned for updates. At the moment, we expect to start seeing the new Motorola Commercial Tier radios sometime in January, 2018. However, the Vertex Standard branded models won't disappear overnight. I expect most Vertex Standard radios will still be readily available for at least the first half of 2018. Check back here for updates!

September 11, 2017

Motorola Buy 6 Get a Free Multi-Charger Plus Prepaid Card Promo

Motorola-Promo-Q4-2017.jpgIt's that time of year again. A new Motorola promotion just started, and we thought you might like to hear about it!

For every six Motorola on-site business radios that you buy, you qualify for a FREE multi-unit charger PLUS a credit card preloaded with cash. The cash amount varies based on the series of radio that you purchased, but it ranges from $55 (CLS series) to $175 (DTR series). Keep in mind, that cash amount is for every six radios purchased. The free multi-charger is a great value as well - the chargers sell separately for between $139 (CLS series) and $349 (DLR series)! They also are very convenient to have and help you keep your radio fleet organized. This is a fantastic offer, and it is available on purchases made from Buy Two Way Radios from now through the end of 2017.

The promo is valid on Motorola CLS, CLP, DLR, DTR, MU and RD Series on-site business two way radios. Every six radios purchased earns a FREE multi-charger and prepaid card for a maximum of 10 multi-chargers and 10 prepaid cards on a maximum purchase of 60 radios.

This is a Motorola promotion, so to qualify you will need to register a claim on their promo web site. As usual there are some terms and conditions that apply, so please check the promotion flyer and the product pages on our web site for more details. Of course, if you have any questions we're here to help.

May 17, 2017

Motorola extends the warranty on business two way radios

Motorola-CLS1410.jpgMotorola announced an extension of their warranty on all Motorola business two way radios. All business radio series previously covered for one year will now be covered for by a two year replacement warranty. According to the company, the new warranty also applies to all models already sold and currently in use.

Radios affected by the new two year warranty include all CLS, CLP, DLR, DTR, RDX (also known as RD), and RM series. All manufacturer branded Motorola business two way radio accessories are still covered by the standard one year replacement warranty.

The new two year warranty is now in effect.

Questions? contact us at 1-800-584-1445 from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays, send us an e-mail or enter our live chat at www.buytwowyradios.com.

September 7, 2016

Buy Motorola Business Radios, get one FREE!

This promotion expired December 31, 2016 and is no longer available.

Motorola-Promo-Q3-2016.pngThe Motorola free radio promotion is back - and this time it's even better!

When you purchase at least 6 Motorola CLP, CLS, RDX or RM Series analog business two way radios from Buy Two Way Radios, you can get another one FREE. When you purchase at least 5 Motorola DLR or DTR Series digital business radios, you get one FREE. You can apply this offer on a maximum of 60 analog or 50 digital radios purchased to receive a total of 10 free radios! This Motorola free radio offer is valid through December 31, 2016. If your company or organization needs new radios or needs to upgrade your existing fleet, this is a great opportunity to buy two way radios and save.

For example, if you buy six Motorola CLS™ Series™ analog business radios, you get an additional Motorola CLS radio free. Buy five Motorola DLR Series™ digital business radios and you get another DLR radio FREE. Six analog radios gets you get FREE one, five digital radios gets you a freebie. Every six analog or five digital radios purchased earns you an additional radio - with a potential maximum of 10 FREE radios. All six or five radios purchased must be within the same product series. This offer is fulfilled by Motorola directly, so the free radio(s) will be shipped to you after Motorola receives your online submission form.

NOTE: All redemption claims must be entered on or before 11:50 PM EST on Friday January 13, 2017. Redemption submissions received after that date will NOT be eligible regardless of purchase date. The offer is subject to product availability. Offer is good in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico only and is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

Read the Motorola Analog Radio promotional flyer and Motorola Digital Radio promotional flyer for full details.

The Following models qualify for the free radio offer:

Model Type Min Purchase Max Purchase
CLP1010
CLP1040
CLP1060
Analog 6 60
CLS1110
CLS1410
Analog 6 60
DLR1020
DLR1060
Digital 5 50
DTR410
DTR550
Digital 5 50
RDX RDU4100
RDX RDU4160d
RDX RDV5100
Analog 6 60
RMM2050
RMU2040
RMU2080
RMU2080d
RMV2080
Analog 6 60


March 4, 2016

Get a free multi charger from Motorola for 2016

Note: This promotion expired June 30, 2016 and is no longer available.

Motorola-Rebate-Q2-2016.pngSpring into savings in 2016 with Motorola business radios! Purchase at least six Motorola CLP, CLS, DLR, DTR, RDX or RM Series business radios from Buy Two Way Radios and get a FREE multi-unit charger! Empower your management and staff with the reliability of Motorola radios and get a FREE multi-charger to save even more!

This offer is fulfilled by Motorola after your purchase, so your multi-unit charger(s) will be mailed to you after Motorola receives your redemption form. Offer valid on up to 60 radios purchased through June 30, 2016. Limit of one rebate and multi-charger per six radios purchased. All six radios purchased must be within the same product series.Download the promotion flyer for full details. To redeem your multi-unit charger(s), go to www.motorolasavings.com and follow the instructions.

The following radios qualify for this special Spring offer (promotion valid for every six radios purchased up to a maximum of 60 radios):



NOTE: Radios must be purchased between March 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 to qualify. Offer good only in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited, taxed and restricted by law.



September 2, 2015

How to program Motorola DLR1020 and DLR1060 Advanced Configuration options


The new Motorola DLR Series digital radios are compact, durable and easy to use, but are they easy to configure as well?

The answer is yes! These radios are amazingly simple to configure. In this video, Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios shows you how to set the Advanced Configuration options for the DLR1020 and DLR1060 with the push of a few buttons.

Here are selected jump points to specific features and options:
  • Entering Programming Mode 1:12
  • Change Profile ID 1:41
  • Change Maximum Number of Channels 2:29
  • Configure Programmable Button 2:53
  • Direct Call 3:29
  • Call All Available 3:45
  • Page All Available 4:10
  • Mute 4:23
  • Disable Programmable Button 4:37
  • Mic Gain 4:44
  • Change Home Channel 4:52

For more in-depth discussion about the Motorola DLR Series, listen to The Two Way Radio Show Podcast episode TWRS-94 - New Motorola DLR Digital Radios.


August 26, 2015

Motorola DLR1060 unboxing video


Motorola just released the new DLR series of digital business two way radios. This series currently include two models, the DLR1020 and DLR1060.

In this video, Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios unboxes the DLR1060, turns it on and give you a brief overview of its features. Both models are now available at Buy Two Way Radios.

For more in-depth discussion about the Motorola DLR Series, listen to The Two Way Radio Show Podcast episode TWRS-94 - New Motorola DLR Digital Radios.

May 27, 2015

Default Frequencies for Motorola Business Radios

The Motorola business radios available at Buy Two Way Radios are pre-programmed with itinerant business frequencies by default. Although these radios can be re-programmed to custom frequencies to provide some exclusivity, many businesses opt to use the common frequencies already programmed into the radios. An FCC license is still required to use these frequencies, however it is faster and less expensive to purchase a Business Itinerant Frequency License than to obtain a Single Business Frequency License for a frequency that is exclusive to your operation.

The following is a list of Motorola business radios with their channel numbers and the default frequencies assigned to them out of the box.

CLS Series (1 Watt)
Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
CLS1110
CLS1410
1 2 464.5500 67.0
CLS1410 2 8 467.9250 67.0
3 5 467.8500 67.0
4 6 467.8750 67.0

RM/RDX Series UHF (2 Watt)
Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
RMU2040
RMU2080
RMU2080d
RDU2020
RDU2080d
1 2 464.5500 67.0
2 8 467.9250 67.0
3 5 467.8500 67.0
4 6 467.8750 67.0
5 10 461.0625 67.0
6 12 461.1125 67.0
7 14 461.1625 67.0

RM/RDX Series VHF (2 Watt)
Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
RMV2080
RDV2020
RDV2080d
1 20 154.4900 67.0
2 21 154.5150 67.0
3 1 151.6250 67.0
4 2 151.9550 67.0
5 10 151.5125 67.0
6 12 151.6850 67.0
7 15 151.7750 67.0

RDX Series UHF (4 Watt)
Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
RDU4100
RDU4160d
1 1 464.5000 67.0
2 1 464.5000 77.0
3 1 464.5000 88.5
4 1 464.5000 179.9
5 1 464.5000 None
6 2 464.5500 67.0
7 2 464.5500 82.5
8 2 464.5500 94.8
9 2 464.5500 179.9
10 2 464.5500 None
11 22 461.3625 74.4
12 30 462.4875 79.7
13 32 462.5375 85.4
14 34 462.0375 91.5
15 36 464.0875 97.4
16 38 464.1375 103.5

RDX Series VHF (5 Watt)
Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
RDV5100 1 1 151.6250 67.0
2 1 151.6250 77.0
3 1 151.6250 88.5
4 1 151.6250 179.9
5 1 151.6250 None
6 2 151.9550 67.0
7 2 151.9550 82.5
8 2 151.9550 94.8
9 2 151.9550 179.9
10 2 151.9550 None


March 2, 2015

Get a rebate and free multi-charger from Motorola!

Note: This promotion expired June 30, 2015 and is no longer available.

Motorola-Rebate-Q2-2015.pngMotorola is going all out with an exciting new offer for spring 2015! Purchase at least six Motorola CLP, CLS, DTR, RDX (4/5 watt models) or RM Series business radios from Buy Two Way Radios and get a rebate plus a FREE multi-unit charger! Equip your staff with the reliability of Motorola radios and a FREE multi-charger while you get money back to save even more!

This offer is fulfilled by Motorola after your purchase, so your rebate and multi-unit charger will be mailed to you after Motorola receives your redemption form. Offer valid on up to 60 radios purchased through June 30, 2015. Limit of one rebate and multi-charger per six radios purchased. All six radios purchased must be within the same product series.Download the promotion flyer for full details. To redeem your rebate and multi-unit charging tray, go to www.motorolasavings.com and follow the instructions.

The following radios qualify for this special Spring offer (promotion valid for every six radios purchased up to a maximum of 60 radios):

Model Min Purchase Max Purchase Option
CLP1010
CLP1040
CLP1060
6 60 $100 rebate plus
One free HKPN4007 CLP Multi-Unit Charging Tray
CLS1110
CLS1410
6 60 $100 rebate plus
One free 56531 CLS Multi-Unit Charging Tray
DTR410
DTR550
6 60 $125 rebate plus
One free 53960 DTR Multi-Unit Charging Tray
RDX RDU4100
RDX RDU4160d
RDX RDV5100
6 60 $125 rebate plus
One free RLN6309 RDX Multi-Unit Charging Tray
RMM2050
RMU2040
RMU2080
RMU2080d
RMV2080
6 60 $100 rebate plus
One free PMLN6384 RM Multi-Unit Charging Tray


NOTE: Radios must be purchased between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 to qualify. Offer good only in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited, taxed and restricted by law.



December 15, 2014

Motorola to discontinue the CP200

Motorola Solutions recently announced its intent to cancel VHF and UHF versions of some popular analog business radios. The models to be discontinued are the Motorola CP200, CP200XLS and PR400 portables. Motorola also discontinued the CM200, CM300 and PM400 mobile radios. The last day to order these models was November 22, 2014, and the last ship date is December 22, 2014.

The CP200 was Motorola's most popular business radio, which may leave many businesses that use them wondering what to do. If you are one of the many CP200 users suddenly facing the demise of your favorite radio, don't despair. There are other models that will fill the void and maintain compatibility with your existing CP200 fleet.

The Motorola RDU4160d is a great replacement for the UHF version of the CP200. Like its counterpart, the 4160d operates on 4 watts and meets Mil-STD standards for durability. Battery life is comparable as well, and it is even lighter than the CP200, weighing in at under 11 ounces with the battery pack.

For businesses on VHF frequencies, the Motorola RDV5100 is a way to go. It meets the VHF version of the CP200 with 5 watts of power, Mil-STD C, D, E, and F standards and boasts a similar battery life to the RDU4160d.

In addition, both the UHF RDU4160d and the VHF RDV5100 are compatible with the same Motorola audio accessories used for the CP200 radios. This makes things even better, since it won't require a complete overhaul of radio accessories to accommodate new radios to replace the old ones as time goes on.

Of course, there are other alternatives, as well. One notable model from Vertex Standard is the VX-231. It is available in both UHF and VHF versions with wattage, durability, battery life and weight comparable to the Motorola CP200, RDU4160d and RDV5100 radios.

The CP200 may soon be a thing of the past, but there is no cause for concern. There are plenty of options available to fill the void and maintain compatibility across the fleet with no worries.