Thursday, December 31, 2009

The last day of 2009!

As we look back over the challenges of 2009, we are reminded that you can't have mountains without valleys. Many of the adversities that we endure can have a positive outcome if we simply remember that life is neither all bad or good - it's life and what we do is up to us.

When we recall the Virginia Tech shootings and other similar events, we have the choice of bemoaning the event or planning for catastrophic emergencies. A case in point is Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. These folks recognized that communications was not an option, but a critical part of emergency management. They took a proactive position in developing a simple and affordable plan to provide campus wide alerting in the event of an emergency of any type.

We think our friends in law enforcement, campus and industrial security could benefit in learning more about what Bates College did. YOU can do it too, at suprisingly low cost. Additional information is available at

Thank you Bates College for caring enough to make your campus as safe and secure as humanly possible. To that, we add our personal prayers for the safety of all students, in all schools, all over the world. If we are given the opportunity to assist, we ask that we be empowered to do our job to the best of our ability in accord with the will of our Creator.

As we approach a new year, we count our blessings (and they are many) and prepare for the best that our Creator has planned for us. We wish you the very best for 2010 and look forward to continued service.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Unlicensed 2-way Radio Users Take Notice!

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 462/467.6125 MHz, 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) for $16,000 for the four repeater pairs that were not licensed and not allocated for commercial use. FCC rules are very clear on the use of GMRS and FRS frequencies.  Additional information is available on the FCC web site at

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.

If you are a manufacturer, we also have information and products to keep you straight with OSHA and other government regulatory agencies.  A free copy can be downloaded on line at

Monday, December 21, 2009

End of year closeouts!

We've got some radios that need to be cleared out before the first of the year. So, we are going to make YOU a very special offer. YOU name the price. Make us a fair offer and the radio of your choice is yours with free programming and shipping. All radios offered are either brand new in the box or used for demonstrations only.

Here's what we have available:

From HeadLine
Model HL1510, MURS VHF portable with desk chargers (19 available)
Model HL1511, VHF public safety radio with paging and desk charger (1 available)

From Maxon
Model SM1502, VHF 50 watt mobile, Demo - like new
Model SM1502, VHF 50 watt 255 channel mobile - New

From Motorola
Model EX500, 16 channel 5W, Demo - like new (no charger)
Model CP125V, 4 channel VHF portable - Quantity 1
Model CP125U 4 channel UHF portables - Quantity 2
Model HT1250 UHF portable (Quantity 1)
Model HT1250LS+ UHF trunking portable - Quantity 1

From Relm
Model RPV3000 VHF 16 channel portable
Model RPV3000 Plus VHF 128 channel portable with LCD display

To place your bid, call us at 205.854.2611 or email

All the best to you for the holiday season!
(Translated, that means.............................)
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Christmas Story.......

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the town, business was slowly winding down.

It was a Saturday, wet, cold, and dreary,when I received a call from a mom quite cheery.

Her plight as she explained it to me, was a need for a special gift to be under the tree.

The story as she told it to me, was a need for a radio, for her son, a fireman wannabe,

This young man you see, wanted to give his time, so as a volunteer junior firefighter, he would be fine,

Equipped with a radio, so he could hear all the calls, to make things safer for me and y’all.

His mother, with urgency, came to me, to see if his wish for a radio could ever be.

He’ll get his radio on Christmas day, so he can do his job better in every way.

Junior volunteers giving their time, and mothers like his are making things safer for your family and mine.

I’m glad I was able to have a small part, in making this happen with little effort to impart.

And now you have heard my little story that tells the story of people who get no glory, but give us their time, then have to put up with my poems that don’t rhyme.

I’m probably not the greatest poet who ever lived, but this is my way of saying THANK YOU to the thousands of volunteer firefighters, rescue workers and others who tirelessly give of their time and talents without pay or recognition. THESE are the people that make up the fabric of America. THESE are the ones that made, are making, and will continue to make, the United States of America the greatest nation on the face of this Earth.

Merry Christmas!

New GPS Rental Program is just $10 per day!

GPS tracking devices can be used for a variety of applications including surveillance of criminal activities, administrative control, security, and safety. Tracking devices are available in two basic types - real time with monitoring over the Internet, and battery powered travel activity recorders which store data for later playback using a USB file transfer to a PC.

Real time GPS requires a wireless network, generally a cellular data service although satellites and even two-way radio systems can provide a means of transferring recorded data to a monitoring position (generally an Internet connected PC). The problem for many fleet administrators and law enforcement agencies is the need to commit to a purchase or long term lease agreement when the need may be temporary. Falcon Direct, now provides a solution for these needs - it's call SlapNGo Rental. Here's how it works!

You can rent a real time SlapNGo for just $10 per day including PC viewing software, a battery powered GPS receiver with cellular data transmitter, all network charges and maintenance subject to a 15 day minimum rental period. The SlapNGo device is housed in a weatherproof Pelican case with a powerful magnet that allows the unit to be placed in our outside the vehicle to be monitored.

The SlapNGo Jr. is a battery powered GPS receiver with recorder that can be placed anywhere in a vehicle and later retrieved for travel activity files to be viewed on an ordinary PC. Viewing software is supplied. The cost for SlapNGo Jr. is just $5 per day subject to a minimum 15 day rental period. There is nothing to buy, no maintenance charges, and no cellular airtime charges.

If you decide you would like a longer rental term or a purchase option on either unit, your rental will apply. For more information on SlapNG0 , please click here or for a demonstration, just give us a call at 205.854.2611

Friday, December 18, 2009

New F4001 radio with 5 year warranty - just $238!

Here's the radio you've been waiting for! The new ICOM F4001 is a true professional grade UHF 4 watt micro-sized communicator with built in 2-tone paging, MDC-1200 digital ID, 16 channel priority scan, and it's MIL-SPEC 810 and IP54 rated.

The new F4001 with A FIVE YEAR WARRANTY and free programming is shipping NOW! The F4001 has a high capacity Lithium-Ion memory free battery and desk charger for the incredibly low price of just $238!

Complete details are available at, and speaking of information, check out other popular portable radios at www.info4u.usDisplayHTs.pdf. You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Motorola MTR3000 available in January!

The second generation of MotoTRBO repeater stations will begin shipping in January of 2010. Designated at the MTR3000, this advanced version repeater will be able to simultaneously handle both analog and digital calls. UHF models will be available in January. Existing MTR2000 repeaters can be upgraded at minimal cost as well.

If you've been looking for a simple and affordable migration plan for upgrading from 25 to 12.5 kHz, you may want to consider either the Motorola XPR8300 or the new MTR3000. A special report is available at

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Latest narrowband licensing update by FCC

On December 11, 2009, The FCC released its long-awaited Public Notice on 150-174 and 421-512 MHz narrowbanding migration requirements.

The Notice contained a reminder of the critical narrowbanding deadlines; methods by which licensees may notify the FCC that they are in compliance; and reported what may happen to stations that are not operating at 12.5 kHz or equivalent efficiency after January 1, 2013.

In that event, the FCC stated that operations "in violation of the Commission's rules may subject licensees to enforcement action, including admonishments, monetary forfeitures, and/or license revocation as appropriate." Click here to view the FCC's Public Notice DA 09-2589.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Still Using Big Radios?

Personal 2-way radios used to be purchased by the pound and users had to set up a budget for maintenance. Those days are OVER! Our new SmallTalkers talk further, longer, louder, and at less overall cost that those old BIG radios. How much less you ask? How about $149 for your choice of a conventional UHF on-site personal communicator that is compatible with virtually all wide and narrow band radio systems or conversion of your PDA to add 2-way radio functionality.

For the same low price, you can purchase our amazing iWalkie software that adds connectivity with a 2-way radio system from your Blackberry, iPhone or Windows Mobile PDA. You need to check this out! Additional information is available at

Thursday, November 26, 2009

APCO P25 Phase II is here (Well kind of....)

At the 2009 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Denver CO, police chiefs from all around the USA and the world were introduced to a dazzling array of high tech law enforcement tools. Communications was a hot topic as one of the leading manufacturers introduced next generation P25 pre-Phase II radios capable of operating in the VHF and the 700/800 MHz bands. One manufacturer, perhaps more, offered a Tri-Band radio that covers VHF, UHF and the 700/900 MHz band, but it apparently is not Phase II compatible. Truly, tomorrow is here today, or is it? What in the world is going on?

About the time that many of us thought we understood what we needed to know about P25 and interoperable communications, this Phase II thing comes along and we start hearing things like FDMA, TDMA, and all kinds of terms that are totally alien to the vocabulary of pubic safety professionals. So where do you go for some straight answers on communications planning?

We invite you to visit where we have prepared some information that we hope you find to be useful, and as always, we are at your service! Just give us a call at 205.854.2611 or email if you have additional questions.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

VHF versus 800 MHz - The real facts!

Over recent decades, there has been an increasing quid pro quo relationship between government and large corporations. Actually it goes back much farther than that with partnerships between government and private enterprise to accomplish banking, essential manufacturing, communications, power, and transportation monopolies. More recently,organized labor has become a major part of this alliance, but that is a whole other subject.

When government/corporate relationships develop, we are generally told that an immediate need to stop doing what we were doing and immediately start doing something different is required as a result of advanced technology. Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes, it is a bad thing, and sometimes, it is difficult to make a determination. Such is the case with VHF versus 800 MHz communications. For over a decade (actually closer to two decades), we have been told that 800 MHz, and more recently 700 MHz, is "better" than VHF. No one ever quite got around to the specifics of why it was better. It just was/is.....

Then along came Jay Jacobsmeyer, a consulting engineer with advanced degrees and over 25 years experience in radio-frequency engineering. In the November 2009 issue of Urgent Communications magazine, an article by Mr. Jacobsmeyer was published which challenged the established conclusions of 800 MHz superiority. We think you might benefit from his comments, especially the comparisons in Table 2 and the last two paragraphs. You can read Mr. Jacobsmeyers comments on line at

If you are deliberating on whether to move up to the 700/800 MHz band or simply improve what you already have, we think you will benefit by reading Mr. Jacobsmeyers article. In the event you have some concerns about being compatible with the "new technology" while still using VHF or UHF, you may want to check out our own comments at

The main thing to remember when someone tells you that you have no other options is that you DO always have other options beginning with the first one of rejecting the comments of the one telling you that is their way or the highway. There is always more than one way and we might just be able to help you decide the right way to go! Give us a call at 205.854.2611 for an assist - any time, 24/7.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Narrowband Licensing Information

As we get closer to mandatory FCC narrow banding for 2-way radio systems, the questions are starting to come with increasing frequency (pun intended for those who understand such things). So, we thought it was time to provide some straight answers about FCC licensing requirements for narrow banding.

One of our customers was told that there was no requirement to modify an existing FCC license when he switched from wide band to narrow band. Another was told that he would have to purchase new equipment to operate on narrow band. Still another was told that a radio system expressly designed for 12.5 Narrow Band operation could operate at 6.25 kHz Very Narrow Band, and the list goes on.......

Rather than contributing to the rumors, we decided that it would be a service to those we serve if we got the straight answers from the people who are in the know. We share their comments at along with a few of our own. We hope you will find this information to be useful, and as always, we are here to serve YOU!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MURS License Free Base Stations

Wireless communications systems provide enhanced SAFETY, improved EFFICIENCY, and LITIGATION AVOIDANCE. The heart of the system is an efficient and affordable calculator sized 2-way communications device known as the Jobcom Base (See for a short video describing this unique product).

The Jobcom MURS base station, shown at the left is a popular alternative to portable radios in hospitals, manufacturing plants, and schools with the capability to communicate with portable radios, gate control systems, integrated Public Address Systems, and wireless sensor reporting devices with no FCC license required!

One of the lesser known applications for the MURS Jobcom station is that of a wireless Intercom for schools. With a nominal price of $299, the Jobcom base is a simple and affordable alternative to wired intercom systems since there is no installation cost. Just plug it in and it's ready to go! Each "station" has the ability to communicate with the office, with other Jobcom base units, or directly to and from supervisory portable radio units. See

Each classroom unit has individual, group, and all call capability. This provides flexibility far beyond wired intercom systems with unrestricted access to assistance of any kind when required at the touch of a button. The Jobcom base station can be either wall mounted or placed on the desk of the teacher as desired.

In outside areas or hallways, we offer the LoudMouth PA (See in two different versions Both models are available for license free MURS use or on traditional VHF or UHF licensed frequencies. The LPA model, priced at $597 can be connected to a standard wired system to provide access and control from the Jobcom base or most portable 2-way radios. The LM model, priced at $698 is supplied with a high powered amplified speaker for outdoor areas or areas not connected to an existing wired intercom.

As you can see, the Jobcom base wireless intercom system is not only an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional wired intercoms, it has significant enhanced capabilities as well. We have listed just a few of the additional capabilities available with companion products. We can also use the Jobcom MURS base station in association with sensor monitoring of entry, fire, or HVAC monitors as well as remote control of doors or gates.

The Jobcom base station is compatible with most VHF or UHF radio systems with both unlicensed MURS VHF as well as licensed VHF or UHF models also available. 

Doing things better, faster, and different is what sets us apart from our competitors. If we can be of service in any way, we are as close as your phone at 800.489.2611 or by email at We'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Special offers on EMS products!


Helping you get the call, getting you there, getting your patient to treatment and keeping you out of harms way. That’s what we do. Here’s how we do it!

If you are outside the vehicle and having problems with portables that can’t answer the call, we’ve got a vehicular repeater to extend the talkback range of your portables. It’s just $995 for VHF or UHF! More information is available at

If you would prefer to receive your alert calls on a pager, we offer the brand new WatchDog voice monitor pager at a low introductory price of just $349! Additional information is at

Want to get your calls and talk on your 2-way radio from anywhere in the USA on your Blackberry or I-Phone? We can show you how to do it. With out EXTender system, your PDA becomes your pager, your PDA, and your 2-way radio. See

Need directions to the scene? No problem if you have our new CoPilot Drivers Aid system. When you get there, CoPilot can give you instant coordinates at the push of a button. It’s just $599. Add a cellular data package for $38 per month or $360 annually for instant messaging and free CAD software. More information is at

Nobody wants to talk about it, but on the way to the scene or hospital, you could become involved in an accident. We offer an efficient and affordable vehicle camera system that may keep you out of court or increase your chances for winning if you do have to go. It’s great for administrative use too! It’s called an Ambucam. Prices start at UNDER $1000. More information available at

Need to talk on your VHF radios to UHF radio users? We’ve got simple and affordable solutions. We can even talk VHF or UHF to 800 MHz radio systems! A complete report is available at This is information you’ll find nowhere else except from your friends at Falcon Direct – Candice and Joy! Call us at 800.489.2611 if we can be of service in any way!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Voice Monitor Pager for Fire Departments

New WatchDog pager is now available from Falcon Direct! The WatchDog is the alerting voice pager you've been waiting for! It's light (just 3.70 ounces), Rugged and loud (750 mW - more than most portable radios!), reliable (with a 2 year warranty versus 1 year for other pagers) and it can decode up to 15 different tones per channel!

Speaking of channels, you have a choice of 1, 2, or 5 channel models with a variety of scan modes plus a message record/playback option, an alphanumeric time/date message stamp display, simple operating controls, and it uses readily available AAA batteries - available in both alkaline and rechargeable versions. Want to know more? Check out the new WatchDog at or give us a call at 800.489.2611.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New EXTender links Nextels with conventional 2-way radios!

As many of our readers know, the trend from analog to digital is no longer a forecast for the future. It is happening right now in commercial, institutional, and governmental 2-way radio communications (Additional information is available at

What many of our readers may NOT know is that the Sprint-Nextel iDEN network is essentially based on analog technology. As we increasingly expand the applications for handheld devices, there is a growing need for speed and bandwidth to accommodate data usage. The iDEN system is typically limited to usable data speeds of 4800 to 9600 Kilobits with a reported 14.4 Kilobits maximum, whereas today's data capable phones and radios can handle speeds in the MEGABIT range.

Many financial and industry news sources are reporting that iDEN technology is not likely to survive beyond 2012. Even if the technology remains beyond 2012, you can generally assume that as consumption goes down, costs go up and it's no secret that Nextel subscribers are moving to more advanced technology in ever increasing numbers. In the meantime, Sprint is denying the abandonment of the Nextel PTT system. For additional information, please see:

Big system users, in particular, those who have large numbers of Nextel radios on single site facilities (hospitals, manufacturing plants, etc.) can benefit from new connectivity technology. One of the new offerings is known as The EXTender, a device which provides connectivity between the Nextel network and conventional 2-way radios.

Our new SiteBASE server can provide a bridge between Nextel and virtually any 2-way radio system for under $1,500 (excluding associated radios)! The SiteBASE system can connect virtually all brands of 2-way radios, conventional or trunked radio systems, and any frequency band including VHF, UHF or 800 MHz. More importantly, the SiteBASE system can optionally link PCs and many PDAs to provide direct computer or PDA connectivity to Nextel's to or from any location in the world!

For additional information, just give us a call at 205.854.2511.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ECAN system for EMA and First Responders now available

Introducing ECAN!

SDR Plus, a Division of Falcon Direct, Inc. announces the development and availability of the efficient & affordable Emergency Communications and Administrative Network (ECAN) especially designed to meet the needs of Emergency Management Administrators.

The ECAN system can link State, Regional, and Local Emergency Management offices in times of need or for routine administrative use at a cost of only $265 per agency!

No expensive infrastructure is required and the system can be expanded to include field operational units consisting of Desktop, Laptop, NetBook computers as well as most Smartphone (Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile) devices, and even 2-way radios.

In addition to serving the administrative and emergency networks needs, the ECAN system can be expanded to include connectivity to fire and rescue, law enforcement, school, and transportation agencies. The system can also provide connectivity with adjoining state agencies as well as others involved in emergency response activities at the municipal, county, state, federal, and even international levels.

Setting up ECAN is as simple as downloading the main program for your Internet connected office PC which links you to our server as well as any other users in the ECAN system anywhere in the world. The cost is only $265 for software, support, and server

You can add ECAN software to Internet, data card or WiFi enabled laptop PCs, NetBooks, or PDAs for just $265 additional. You’ll have direct connection with your office and other users regardless of location, and as a special offer to new customers, the cost of software for the second unit is FREE through the end of 2009.

Now, here’s the REALLY big news. You can link your office PC and any 2-way radio system for just $1,879. With our SiteBASE unit, you can talk on your 2-way radio from your software enabled Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile PDA, Laptop, NetBook, or PC ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Now that is truly administrative control and it is a fraction of the cost of any other interoperable solution.

Additional information is available from Burch Falkner at SDR Plus by calling 205.854.2611, by email request to, or visiting the company web page at


Friday, October 16, 2009

Update On FCC Narrowband Standards

We recently received.......

an email from a representative of a large communications manufacturer questioning why we did not provide supporting documentation to validate information contained in a recent newsletter. Specifically, this individual, and presumably the corporation with which she is employed, felt that our comments could be in error and causing confusion to our readers. This was never our intention, so we thought a word of clarification might be in order.

Our newsletter as well as information referenced on some of our web sites cited the schedule for narrow banding with the dates of 2011, 2013, and 2018 being significant. These dates were taken from public releases by the Federal Communications Commission. 2011 is the date that all VHF and UHF radios manufactured for sale in the USA must be capable of operating at 6.25 kHz. 2013 is the date that all users must reduce bandwidth from 25 to 12.5 kHz and 2018 is the originally proposed date by the FCC to require reduction in bandwidth from 12.5 to 6.25 kHz.

2018 was the original date proposed by the FCC to require operation at 6.25 kHz. This was later amended in the FCC Third Report and Order which suspended the requirement to convert to 6.25 kHz by 2018. However, the Commission made it very clear that they would expeditiously establish a transition date for users to convert to that more spectrum-efficient technology. We concluded that this meant that the original target date of 2018 would likely be met. However, we must admit that this is an assumption on our part, but based on past history, we believe the odds are that the FCC will stick with their original schedule. Obviously, there are those who may not agree. At the least, we feel that we have an obligation to share information to the best of our ability.

Speaking of sharing information, this same representative took exception with our policy of rejecting a one size fits all marketing policy. Every manufacturer has a unique product offering. In most cases, it is the dealer’s responsibility to assist those they serve in making the best choice for that users individuals needs. Sometimes this may not fit with a manufacturer’s objective or even winning incentive rewards by the dealer. Still, at the end of the day we still have to live with ourselves and that means putting our customers first. That’s the way we have always done business and the way we will continue to do business as long as we are in business.

Selected sections of the FCC Third Report and Order dealing with mandatory implementation of 6.25 kHz operational standards follows:

Federal Communications Commission FCC 07-39

Before the Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as Amended Promotion of Spectrum Efficient Technologies on Certain Part 90 Frequencies


WT Docket No. 99-87



Adopted: March 22, 2007 Released: March 26, 2007

10. Based on our review of the comments, we will not establish a specific migration plan to 6.25 kHz at this time. We note that the majority of commenters believe that adopting such a measure would be premature, and we conclude that more time is warranted to allow further development and field testing of the 6.25 kHz standard. It thus is not presently apparent what date would be most appropriate for requiring licensees to use radios that operate on 6.25 kHz channels or wider-band equipment that delivers equivalent efficiency.

11. We reiterate, however, that 12.5 kHz technology is a transitional step in the eventual migration of PLMR systems to 6.25 kHz technology. As the demand for scarce PLMR spectrum continues to grow, the Commission will closely monitor the progress made by standards-setting organizations and equipment manufacturers to develop more spectrum-efficient PLMR systems. We will pay particular attention to progress made in the development of 6.25 kHz technology. When that technology matures to the point that sufficient equipment is available for testing, we will expeditiously establish a transition date for users to convert to that more spectrum-efficient technology.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New PowerTenna doubles portable operating range!

Now here's an antenna! Look at the size of that baby! It's so big, we originally thought about just calling it The Monster. But cooler minds prevailed and we decided for focus on what it does, not what it looks like, so we call it the PowerTenna!

It's the biggest, ugliest, heaviest portable antenna we've ever seen. As you can see, the height is greater than the height of the radio, even a big radio. It's expensive too! Can you imagine paying $169 for a portable antenna? Why would anyone pay that kind of money for a big, ugly portable antenna? In a word - Performance!

Drive out to where your favorite radio quits. Screw on the PowerTenna on and keep driving - twice as far as where your ordinary antenna quit. That's why people will pay this ridiculously high price for an antenna. It could save your life!

In the hands of a rural fire chief, the PowerTenna provides the power to communicate when the other radios don't work. In the hands of a rural law enforcement officer, the PowerTenna keeps communicating when the others fail. It's a whole lot less expensive than a vehicular repeater and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Try the PowerTenna for 15 days. If you are not 100% satisfied, send it back. Sometimes, big and ugly and expensive can be GOOD! Order one today. You'll be glad you did. To order, see the Ordering Guide section at Additional information on the PowerTenna is available at

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

CoPilot - Helps you find others! Helps others find you!

CoPilot - The DriversAid System to serve those who serve others!

Throw away your road maps. CoPilot will show you the way, anywhere you want to go, in the USA! When you get there and need an emergency assist (like a rescue helicopter for instance), just push a button and your geographical coordinates will instantly appear on the screen. The professional grade CoPilot system is ideal for EMS vehicles, on-demand passenger vans, and special needs buses.

The basic CoPilot has all the internal electronics to provide real time vehicle tracking, two way keyboard messaging, turn by turn driving directions, and a fully functional Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for less monthly cost than an ordinary cell phone and that's not all!

Our new SDR Plus enabled CoPilot can be used as your 2-way radio! It can operate on VHF, UHF, or 800 MHz, conventional or trunked radio systems operating on standard, narrow, or ultra narrow band frequencies. CoPilot SDR Plus is compatible with Analog, EDACS, LTR, MotoTRBO, Nextel, NXDN, OpenSky, P25 and Passport radio systems!

So what does it cost? The standard CoPilot costs less than a good quality portable or mobile radio, or about half the cost of a P25 mobile or portable radio, or a THIRD the cost of a typical public safety digital trunked radio!

No installation is required. There are no costly maintenance contracts or costly repairs, installation or removal charges. There are no long term contracts, and we'll prove it works BEFORE you purchase. That's the nice thing about CoPilot - no surprises (except the one you get when you find out how affordable this system is)! Want to know more? Send us an email to You are in for a very pleasant surprise!

Have you seen my new 2-way radio?

Looks like a Blackberry doesn't it?

That's because it IS! It could just as easily be an iPhone, or any Windows Mobile compatible PDA.! What makes my Blackberry different is that I can use it as a Push-to-Talk 2-way radio - kind of like a Nextel on steroids. You see, it's actually a LOT more powerful than a Nextel or any other phone with PTT capability.

The reason that my Blackberry can perform a worldwide PTT function is that it is set up with SDR Plus software, exclusively available from Falcon Direct! That means I can talk to ANY 2-way radio system regardless of band, brand, or location. Yesterday, I was in Indiana talking to 2-way radio users in Illinois, South Dakota, New York, and AFRICA! And, you know what? I didn't have to upgrade my rate plan. All I did was add SDR Plus software along with a low cost server at my office. Not only can I talk to any 2-way radio, I can talk over any cellular carrier system and I can talk simultaneously to a huge group of people and I don't pay anything extra for this "group" calling.

Want to know more? Send me an email to Tell me about yourself, like what you have now, and what you would like to do. We would welcome the opportunity to tell you how to do it! In the meantime, more information is now available at