Once a radio has become wet corrosion starts to form rather quickly.
Tilting your radio to the side or using a stubby antenna will reduce your range by up to 2/3s.
It happens more often than you might think… an employee comes in to tell the boss “someone ran over my radio”.
This bulging DTR series battery is from a radio that came into Delmmar’s 2-way radio repair center for repair. The customer has chosen to have their DTR650 radio repaired
They say “variety is the spice of life”. Here in the 2-way radio repair center things are usually pretty spicy. We see a variety of radios every week, everything from portable radios (handhelds) to repeaters (a device which increases the range of the average two-way radio). When you do flat rate repair on more than…
Continual use of an old or bad battery can eventually cause wear and tear to the radio itself, resulting in the need for repair.
Walkie Monkey may have caused the problem… no one else will admit to it.
Barring any unforeseen circumstance this BPR40 radio should be repaired and headed back to the tofu with spinach soup eating customer in just a few days.
Soon our little travelers (radios) will hop on the UPS truck and be heading home.
So you are probably used to seeing your local law enforcement officers wear a remote speaker mic on their shoulder. It’s identifiable, something that seems to be part of their uniform. But did you know many other industries use these devices too?