There’s a lot of talk about digital everything these days. Radios are slowly starting to follow suit. For onsite communications your existing radios still offer the best affordability in technology.
He slips me back into my housing and tests me one more time. “You’re ready to go home, Princess,” he says to me
Remember the recent change to digital TV? The radio industry is also going through an FCC mandated change from wideband to narrowband channel spacing.
My user, Jack takes me off the shelf in the garage and gently plugs the charger into my charge jack. I can feel the juice surging into my power source and I begin to perk-up a bit. As I gain some strength I take a look around the garage, I see familiar items. A tent and sleeping bags lay on the floor, as well as a cooler and a dark green duffle bag. Looks like we’re going HUNTING!
What can you do to improve range? Hold your handheld radio perpendicular to the ground…
The last thing I remember, I was flying across the room. Manny, my user, had mumbled some expletives and with no warning tossed me into the air with great force. I could feel the breeze blowing through my grill. I thought to myself, this must be how it feels to be a football. I have no recollection of the impact, nor the ride in the brown delivery truck to the radio repair center.
You may have never thought about it but your two-way radio leads an interesting life. It is with you many hours everyday. For some people it is only when you are at work, on the clock for eight hours., for others, it is 24/7. The radio hears everything you say, see everything you do. The…