Monday, September 12, 2016
You read it correctly. We ARE giving away 2-way radios. There are some conditions, but simple enough for those who may be buying, leasing, or renting radios currently. We call it the TAKE* Program.
Here's how it works. If you have a need for twenty radios or more per year, YOU need to hear our story. Here it is! We want you to try a pair of our radios for a side by side comparison with whatever you may have currently. This offer is for analog and/or DMR (think MotoTRBO) VHF or UHF radio users.
YOU pick the models that best fits your needs. We program a pair of evaluation radios set up for use with your current radios and deliver them to you. Try them for a month or so, then tell us what you think. The radios are yours to keep, as in FREE, at no cost. That's because we KNOW you'll be buying more after the evaluation.
Falcon Wireless announces a totally new way to acquire 2-way radios. The new program, known as SOAR*, provides an effective and affordable alternative to Single Pay Purchase (Buy), Long Term Leasing, or Short Term Rental. With SOAR, there are no capital expenditures , long term commitments, or high rental costs.
SOAR reduces net operating cost by eliminating FCC license fees, high up front equipment purchase cost, long term depreciation, maintenance, upgrades, and unplanned replacements due to changes in technology. Want to know more? Give us a call at 800.489.2611
*SOAR is an acronym for Spending Only As Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Still thinking about P25 for fire department use?
Guess who recently said THIS? I think the answer will surprise you!
Statement # 1: P25 does NOT address any operational or interoperability needs. P25 also does not provide a fire department with interoperability unless it is planned for. A lone agency on P25 is no more interoperable than being on a UHF system trying to interoperate with a department on VHF.
Statement #2: The P25 vocoder was NOT designed to operate in the high-background-noise environments encountered on the fireground..
That's a bit of a surprise, isn't it?
The GOOD news is that we can provide P25 compatibility with any P25 system, conventional or trunked, any brand, technology, or model, with the best operating range from fireground to dispatch, the best in-building coverage, the best paging range, the best interoperability with VHF and/or UHF radios users, the lowest purchase cost, the best backup capability in the event of network failure on 700/800 MHz trunked radio systems, the fastest correction of maintenance issues, and the lowest operating costs of anybody, anywhere, offering any brand, at any price - GUARANTEED!
Want to know how we do it and where you can get the answer to the questions above? Give me a call at 205.854.2611 or drop me an email by clicking here.
Burch FalknerAt your service!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
On a random check of manufacturers in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, we found many were using two-way radios as part of their operations and plant safety program. That’s the good news. The not so good news is that many were mostly unaware of FCC Rules and Regulations. That can be a very costly mistake!
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona was fined by the FCC after a complaint from a General Mobile Radio Service licensee that a business was operating a repeater on a frequency allocated for use within the Family Radio Service.
After a little research by the FCC, the Westin acknowledged that they were operating on unlicensed frequencies. The Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) in the amount $16,000 for the four repeater pairs that were not licensed and not allocated for commercial use. It could have been MUCH worse! FCC rules are very clear on the use of GMRS and FRS frequencies. Additional information is available on the FCC web site at fcc.gov/general/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrs.
If you are a manufacturer, we also have information and products to keep you straight with the FCC, OSHA and other government regulatory agencies. A free copy can be downloaded on line at info4u.us/Plant-Safety-Products.pdf.
And an additional final point - If you have purchased radios on the Internet, from an electronics store, or even a local 2-way radio dealer, and been told the radios were pre-programmed and could be used out of the box without a license, think again! Read the instructions that come with the radios (such as the Motorola RDU2080d for example). There are radios available for commercial use that do not require a license (See mursradios.com for more information). However, there are limitations that generally do not make them the best choice for commercial use. We will be glad to discuss your individual needs on request.
In the meantime, you should be aware of a recent announcement by the FCC that they will be cracking down on sales and use of non-type accepted equipment illegally sold by outlaw Chinese manufacturers as well as USERS of this equipment. In addition, the FCC has already begun a program known as Operation Dragnet to address illegal operation by commercial users with fines amount to the tens or even hundreds of THOUSANDS of dollars! And, they are ENCOURAGING the filing of complaints. Most of our readers will know what this means!
If you think you may not be operating your 2-way radio system in compliance with applicable FCC rules, give us a call at 205.854.2611. We'll give you the straight story at no cost or obligation.