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We discuss all things related to two way radios, including business radios, FRS and GMRS consumer radios, and accessories. Our goal is to help educate consumers and provide entertaining discussion.

We discuss all things related to two way radios, including business radios, FRS and GMRS consumer radios, and accessories. Our goal is to help educate consumers and provide entertaining discussion.
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United States

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We discuss all things related to two way radios, including business radios, FRS and GMRS consumer radios, and accessories. Our goal is to help educate consumers and provide entertaining discussion.

Language:

English


Episodes

TWRS-142 – Will Digital Replace the Analog Radio?

10/11/2019
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We discuss whether or not digital radio technology will completely replace analog communications. We’ll compare the advantages and disadvantages of digital and analog radios, talk about the increased use of digital radios in the field, and speculate on the possible future obsolescence of analog communications. The post TWRS-142 – Will Digital Replace the Analog Radio? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:51:07

TWRS-141 – Do Retailers Suck at Two Way Radio Support?

9/13/2019
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We explore the question of who is ultimately responsible for the warranty and support of your two way radios. We’ll explain how and why some retailers are expected to provide product support while others are not and share some of our experiences with the support of our own customers. The post TWRS-141 – Do Retailers Suck at Two Way Radio Support? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:01:02:08

TWRS-140 – Taking Two Way Radios to Another Country

8/12/2019
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We talk about using your two way radios in a foreign country. We’ll discuss the compatibility challenges, the risks of using radios purchased domestically in a foreign nation, and the potential liabilities of buying radios from international retailers for use in the US. The post TWRS-140 – Taking Two Way Radios to Another Country appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:49:16

TWRS-139 – Two Way Radios in the Mountains

7/26/2019
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We talk about using two way radios in the mountains. We’ll discuss the unique challenges when using two way radios in mountainous regions of the world, the types of radios best suited for use in these environments, and what to consider when using radios in the mountain areas of other countries. The post TWRS-139 – Two Way Radios in the Mountains appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:50:54

TWRS-138 – The Truth About Radio Accessory Connectors

6/21/2019
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We tell you about the different types of audio accessory connectors that are commonly used with two way radios. We’ll talk about some of the most common types of connectors used, explain the confusion that can result from the different labels used to identify them between different manufacturers, and discuss why adapters used to convert one type of connector to another are not easy to find. The post TWRS-138 – The Truth About Radio Accessory Connectors appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:30:47

TWRS-137 – The New Wouxun KG-UVN1 and Blackbox Digital Base Station

5/31/2019
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We introduce the new Wouxun KG-UVN1 dual band DMR digital two way radio and the new Blackbox DMR Base Station. We'll give you an overview of their features and specifications, and compare them to their analog counterparts. The post TWRS-137 – The New Wouxun KG-UVN1 and Blackbox Digital Base Station appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:49:07

TWRS-136 – A Doctor and a Ham

5/3/2019
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We talk with a physician who is the Chief Medical Officer of a large healthcare system and who is also a licensed amateur radio operator. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog, our YouTube channel and our forum. The post TWRS-136 – A Doctor and a Ham appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:33:07

TWRS-135 – New Higher Power Handheld Radios for 2019

4/5/2019
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We tell you about some new high power portable handheld radios from Wouxun and Midland for 2019. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog and forums. The post TWRS-135 – New Higher Power Handheld Radios for 2019 appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:51:12

TWRS-134 – Why Businesses Prefer Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 Radios

3/4/2019
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We explain why the Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 radios are so popular with businesses. We’ll discuss why radios are used for communication in dental offices, restaurants, retail stores and other onsite business operations and why many of them prefer the CLS series of Motorola radios in particular. The post TWRS-134 – Why Businesses Prefer Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:32:03

TWRS-133 – New Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 Digital Radios

2/18/2019
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We tell you about two new 900 MHz business radios from Motorola. We’ll also tell you about promotions and rebates available from a couple of manufacturers and take some of your comments and questions from listeners of The Two Way Radio Show and readers of our blog. The post TWRS-133 – New Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 Digital Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:41:21

TWRS-132 – Should You Be Licensed to Buy a Radio?

12/21/2018
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Should ham radio dealers require their customers to have a license to buy a radio? We tell you the results of a recent Twitter poll on the question, read feedback from respondents to the poll, and discuss the pros and cons of such a requirement. The post TWRS-132 – Should You Be Licensed to Buy a Radio? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:48:21

TWRS-131 – An Old Wouxun Radio Gets a New Face

12/14/2018
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We discuss the upgrade of the Wouxun KG-UV950P quad band mobile radio into the new Wouxun KG-UV980P, tell you which Wouxun radios are FCC type accepted, and announce some new TYT DMR radio bundles for your ham shack. The post TWRS-131 – An Old Wouxun Radio Gets a New Face appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:22:22

TWRS-130 – The Motorola Talkabout T800 FRS Two Way Radio

12/7/2018
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We check out the new Motorola Talkabout T800, an FRS two way radio with some new and original features, including an app for smartphones and a fascinating and innovative display. We’ll talk about its capabilities, discuss the display, and tell you we why think it’s a step forward for FRS radios. The post TWRS-130 – The Motorola Talkabout T800 FRS Two Way Radio appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:27:55

TWRS-129 – Kenwood Offers Refurbished Radios

11/30/2018
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We announce a new initiative by Kenwood to offer refurbished radios, talk about some new frequencies for business radios next to the GMRS and a discuss a radio operator who was fined for impersonating first responders. The post TWRS-129 – Kenwood Offers Refurbished Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:56:45

TWRS-128 – Crackdown on Import Radios

10/10/2018
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We discuss the latest FCC crackdown on Baofeng and other import radios and the possible ramifications for users of these radios and the US market. We also read comments on the citation and enforcement advisory. The post TWRS-128 – Crackdown on Import Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:01:13:13

TWRS-127 – LTE Radio Interview With Icom

9/21/2018
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We interview Keith Chafin from Icom and discuss the new Icom IP501H Sim Card LTE Two Way Radio. We also share our experiences using weather radios during Hurricane Florence and read some of your comments on our discussion in episode 126 about the FCC citation of the Baofeng UV-5RV2+. The post TWRS-127 – LTE Radio Interview With Icom appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:56:42

TWRS-126 – The Baofeng UV-5R V2+ Cited by the FCC

8/22/2018
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We discuss the recent citation by the FCC for the illegal marketing of the Baofeng UV-5RV2+. We also talk about new a Kenwood digital radio, an new Icom LTE radio and price increase on Chinese radios due to tariffs. The post TWRS-126 – The Baofeng UV-5R V2+ Cited by the FCC appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:58:48

TWRS-125 – New Web Site, Deals and Freebies on Two Way Radios

7/20/2018
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We celebrate the launch of our new web site and tell you about history of our company, how we migrated to a new platform, and the deals and freebies currently available during our relaunch event. The post TWRS-125 – New Web Site, Deals and Freebies on Two Way Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:37:41

TWRS-124 – FRS Radios for Business?

7/13/2018
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We talk about using FRS radios for business. We also talk about a new series of business FRS radios from Cobra. The post TWRS-124 – FRS Radios for Business? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:33:15

TWRS-123 – TYT MD-UV380 DMR Radio Smackdown

6/1/2018
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We put the new TYT MD-UV380 in a three way match up against the popular TYT MD-380 and the MD-2017. We'll also tell you about updates to the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR radio and give you an update on the status of the proposed tariffs on Chinese transceivers. The post TWRS-123 – TYT MD-UV380 DMR Radio Smackdown appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

Duration:00:39:50