Thursday, January 26, 2012

A picture of America!

Here is a picture of one of the things that makes the United States of America different from anywhere else!  The kids shown here are Explorer Scouts who volunteer their time and talent working with the Clanton Alabama Police Department as law enforcement interns.  No pay, no glory, no thanks - just the satisfaction of learning that service to others offers the highest reward of any endeavor.

So what is the point?  Simply this!  Central Alabama was struck this week by a tornado that crossed our state leaving death and destruction in it's wake.  It came within less than a quarter mile of our offices and residence.  The damage was unbelievable!  Yet within just a few days, basic services were resumed, provisions had been made for the needy, the debris has now mostly been cleared, and things are gradually returning to normal.

What made all this possible?  Organized, trained VOLUNTEERS played a vital part in all phases of a response to the unexpected.  You rarely hear about them.  To be sure, the national disaster relief organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Red Cross were there, but so were average Americans who took the time to help others.  We are thankful for people like these.  They are GOOD!  They could be better with the aid of affordable and efficient communications.  We think we have a solution to that need.  If you would like to know more, please visit  Thank you!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The time to be thinking about Narrow Banding is NOW!

As the time for narrow banding grows closer, we are receiving more frequent requests for information on a subject that will impact virtually every VHF and UHF user in the USA by the end of this year.  Our top four documents on Narrow Banding are listed below:

Narrow Band Planner
for folks who want more detailed information is available at

Narrow Band_FAQs
will answer the most commonly asked questions.  This is available on line at

Understanding Narrow Band for ordinary people
will provide a simple explanation of what happens when you switch to narrow band at

Narrow Banding for people who don't want to go digital

is explained at

If you need additional information, you can search on our Blog page by using the Search box at the top right hand side of the page.  Or, if you prefer, just give us a call at 205.864.2611.  We are always At your Service!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

APCO-25 Phase Two Revisited

Some of the experts on the subject of APCO-25 (P25) recently convened to discuss the progress of the second phase of this antiquated, committee designed technology that has no rightful pace in today's marketplace.

As you sit in on the round table (actually, a square table) discussion, you will most likely come to the same conclusion as I.  My comments are at the bottom of the page at  So the real question is Why do we keep pouring millions of dollars into a technology that is neither efficient or affordable?  I think you already know the answer.  If you take away federal funding, this technology would not last till the end of the day!

Some of you may recall that historically, we have been a staunch supporter of P25 technology. Some may be wondering why we have changed our position.  That is a legitimate question.  For the answer, click here!

So what is better?  Most anything, including analog, DMR, LTE, NXDN, or TETRA, even iDEN!  If you would like additional information on practical narrow band planning, we invite you to visit and  Better yet, give us a call.  That's what we are here for - to help YOU!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You like us on Facebook - We like you in your Pocketbook!

Several days ago we told you that we would begin a special discount program for our friends this week.  Well, the program has started, effective right now!  Every week, we will offer three products at special reduced prices ONLY to those who are our Facebook friends.  So, here's the deal!  Click here to go to our Facebook page.  When the page opens, click on the "Like" icon at the top of the page. That makes you our friend.  We do very special things for our friends, like extending huge instant rebates on popular communications products.

This week for our fire department friends, we are offering  our best price ever on the Motorola Minitor V pager.  This offer is being presented by Joy King, our Amazon manager.  Click here to review Joy's special offer of just $337 each!  Andy Rich, our eBay manager is offering the popular Motorola CP200 XLS pager/radio for just $274.  Click here to see Andy's offer.  Candice Staggs, our Facebook manager is offering the 32 channel Motorola PR400  VHF industrial grand portable with limited display for just $340 after our special Facebook Friend instant rebate.  Click here for more information.

These offers will be available only for a limited time.  To cash in on a really good deal, order pagers or radios of your choice today.  If you don's see what you want on special, give us a call at 800.489.2611 and tell us what you would like to see on special.  And, be sure and check back here next week for more super special values.  Better yet, sign up at the right to receive automatic notifications as new specials are released.  You'll be glad you did!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012 from all of us at Falcon Direct!

HAPPY 2012!

We had so much fun dressing up for our Christmas picture, we thought we would do another for New Year's.  Here we are in all our splendor wishing you the very best year ever!  We will be doing our part to provide the best products, at the best prices, with the best customer service available anywhere!

We have a new slogan and a business objective for 2012.  Simply stated, it is this: Doing whatever it takes to best serve you!  That's not just a slogan, or a motto, or even a business plan.  It is a commitment!  You'll be seeing examples of this commitment starting today!

In addition to our traditional way of doing business, we have added three additional customer outreach programs.  Joy King is in charge of sales through with her own web site at eBay program is managed by Andy Rich.  He has his own web site at  Candice Staggs handles Facebook communications supplemented by our web site at

Andy, Candice, and Joy will be making special offers every week on their web site that are unavailable anywhere else.  You can check in as desired, or sign up for automatic notification as offers are announced.

The rest of us will taking care of our traditional activities as well as introducing a whole new line of products designed and built right here in Birmingham, Alabama.  2012 is going to be a great year!  We're going to do our best to make it even greater, for YOU!  Happy 2012!