February 2012

Two-Way Radio Repeater Guide

A repeater station is a combination of a radio receiver and a radio transmitter which receives a transmitted radio signal, which is generally weak, and retransmits the signal with a higher power. This enables the signal to travel across a longer range and preserves the quality of the transmission. A radio repeater in most cases serves as the base station for a group of radio users. Repeaters are used by organizations like police and firemen to transmit and receive radio signals all over a city.  These organizations may use a repeater service which is a company that places repeaters and antennas all around a city so coverage is complete, or they may have their own private service.

A repeater station is generally placed on some higher ground or a hill-top to ensure that it receives and can transmit radio signals across larger areas. The lesser the interference from the building towers and hills, the better would be the quality of the signal received by radio users.

For a complete guide on how to buy and install repeaters click here .

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Why is there such a price difference in two-way radio models?

When you’re shopping for a two-way radio you’ll find that there’s a very wide difference in prices. Some radios are priced under $50 while others cost several hundred. Why is this? What’s the difference between them? Which one should you choose?

There are several factors to consider when buying a two-way radio. But it all comes down to how you plan to use your radio. The first question to ask is if you planning on using it for business or personal use. Answering that question determines several things starting with the frequencies you can use.

To read more about this click here: Business versus Consumer Two-Way Radios

 

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Two-Way Radio Store

When shopping for a 2-way radio on the Internet you want to look for more than just the cheapest price and free shipping. Of course you can find radios on the largest online stores that have the best prices, but if you need help in choosing the right radios, try calling them up and asking their call center staff for assistance. The most they can do is read the same information you already have in front of you.

Then what happens after the sale when you need some advice on programming changes or you don’t understand how a particular feature works? You certainly won’t get that help from their order-taking call center staff.

Buying your two-way radios from someone who are product experts on the radios you are looking for is like buying an insurance policy on your investment. It isn’t cheap for these stores to keep knowledgeable staff instead of just having trained order-taking monkeys. If you’re running a business, your time is worth more than just saving a few dollars. Having someone you can call for help is like having communication staff members ready to help you with problems.

IntercomsOnline.com wants to be your communication staff so call us for your 2-way radio needs.

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Two-Way Radio for Hardware Stores

Motorola CLP1040 with Belt ClipI walked in my local Ace Hardware to buy a padlock for my son’s locker at school and I told the cashiers what I was looking for. They told me it was on the left about half-way down the center isle. So I start walking down the isle and I’m met by another store employee. The nice thing about Ace is they have great service. But what surprised me is that the employee looked at me and said, “Looking for a padlock?”  I asked her if I had that written on my face or is she just psychic?

It turns out they were using the new Motorola CLP1010 two-way radios. The radios are so small and light that you couldn’t even see where they put them. Most of the employees just had them stuffed in a pocket, but I finally caught a glimpse of one employee who had hers on the outside of her clothing. I then recognized them immediately since there’s no other radio like it and the glowing indicator ring is a dead giveaway.

So a store with great service just got even better by adding better communication!

 

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Wireless PA System For Truck Scales

MURS Wireless PA System

Wireless PA systems are often used at truck scales for one-way communication to a truck driver. An operator in the scale house can simply press a button and broadcast a message to the driver. These systems can broadcast at high volume levels so they can overcome the noise level of a loud diesel engine.

The PA system consists of a wireless receiver unit that’s attached to a horn speaker. In the scale house the operator an use a portable handheld radio or a desktop base station radio to broadcast messages to the trucks.

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