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|Digital Standard||900 MHz FHSS|
|Frequencies||900 MHz FHSS|
Excellent communication between interior and exterior of concrete building that is densely populated with steel and machinery.
I originally had some issues with the Motorola DLR1060's but, thanks to the assistance from Robert he determined what the problem was. This company is very professional, supportive and friendly. I highly recommend buy two way radios/Cricket Ventures to anyone who is considering buying twoway radios.
Buytwowayradios sent me a sample DLR1060 for evaluation and testing in comparison to my existing Motorola DTR radios. While the new DLR1060 and DLR1020 radios look very much like the popular CLS series radios, they sound MUCH better. In fact, the clarity of these rugged, industrial-class digital radios was much more like their big-brother Motorola DTR550 than the CLS series. I was able to test them back-to-back with several DTR radios for performance, range, clarity and battery life. Range was almost identical to the DTR, and it is one of the farthest ranges one could hope to achieve with any UHF radio. It doesn't refute the laws of physics and like any two-way UHF or VHF radio, it is line-of-sight. But I was able to get almost 14 blocks away in a dense urban neighbourhood before I lost a signal to another radio inside a car in my garage. This is amazing performance. Battery life was slightly more than 14 hours, with lots of transmission tests thrown in, and charging from "low" to full was under three hours. Being digital, the clarity was very clear and there was no fuzzy transmissions at the far edge of its range. Like any digital radio, you either read it 100% or not at all. (The radio sends out a short handshake signal before it will transmit to be sure another radio is within range.) Programming with the optional programming cable was simple, but unless you need to integrate them into a fleet of DTR digital radios, forego the programming cable and just unpack them, turn them on and enjoy them. If there is any interference, it only takes seconds to reprogram the unit profile ID numbers right from the radios. There are 18 channels and ID numbers from 0000 (the factory default) to 9999, giving people almost 200,000 possible combination. (For more on integrating DLR and DTR radios into the same fleet, check out the buytwowayradios.com forums.) This radio is ideal for business and professional users who want licence-free radios (in the U.S. and Canada), better quality than an FRS/GMRS radio, and no possibility of interference with anyone else on their channel. It is not quite as rain- and splash-resistant as the DTR radios, it is also half the size and weight, and less expensive. I predict Motorola is going to sell a lot of them. I am going to have a hard time sending back my sample radio! By the way, the only difference between the 1060 and the 1020 is the number of channels. The 1060 can have up to six, and the 1020 can have two.