Saturday, December 14, 2013

Greetings from Falcon Direct's Santa Land!

Hi Boys and Girls!  My name is Candice Claus (at least during the Christmas season).  I am one of the elf associates at Falcon Direct.  I was told to come up with something really great for good boys and girls as my own Christmas Special.  So, here's the deal!  If you will purchase just one of my incredible TP8000 series VHF or UHF portable pager/radios, I'll give you a FREE candy cane!

OK, I'll admit it's not much of a gift, so let me do something else!  I'll throw in built in Blue Tooth that works with our wireless speaker-microphone or headset accessory.  Still not enough?  I will include a FREE wireless speaker-microphone or headset (your choice).  How's that for a great deal?

Did I forget something?  Oh yes, maybe you didn't know that the TP8000 is the ONLY radio that has survived the Swedish survival test!  It is small, lightweight and SUPER tough!  You can read all about it by clicking here!  Here's one more free thing I'll do.  I'll give you a $45 trade in allowance for any radio or pager you have, working or non-working.  I'll even give you trade in allowance even if you don't have anything to trade! All you pay is just $213 and that INCLUDES free built in Blue Tooth, your choice of a free wireless speaker-microphone or headset, a trade-in allowance (even if you don't have anything to trade), free programming AND a free candy cane!  How's THAT for a Christmas present?


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New PD602 announced by Hytera

Rugged Digital Radio
  • Durable and Feature Rich in an Inovative, Compact Design
  • GPS Option and Integration with Data Applications 
 Product Features
  • 4.7 X 2.13X 1.1 inches, PC & Metal frame, weight is 10.23oz.
  • Expanded frequency range of 400-527MHz
  • Dual Mode: Analog and Digital
  • Advanced Signaling
  • GPS Positioning (Factory Option)
  • One Touch Call/Text
Technical Highlights

  • Pseudo Trunk
  • DMO True 2-Slot
  • Further Development Port
  • IP67 (fully submersible) ; MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G
  • Radio Priority-Based Interruption

Optional Accessories
  • Detachable Earpiece with Transparent Acoustic Tube 
  • MCU Multi-Unit Charger (Thick Battery)
  • Programming Cable
  • Remote Swivel Earset
Download  Brochure

You're not going to believe the pricing! Drop us an email to 
on this and other new Analog/Digital radios.  You are in for a VERY pleasant surprise!

The Falcon Team
At your service!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Rescue Squad Indicted for Putting Law Enforcement Channels on Squad Radios

Be careful out there......

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph and other media sources in Southwest Virginia are reporting that two members of a local rescue squad in Southwest Virginia were indicted on felony charges of using a computer to convert the property or computer program of another and making an unauthorized copy of a program or property of another. The charges arose from an investigation into the unauthorized use of the Tazewell County sheriff's office radio frequencies on radios belonging to their rescue squad – which is an agency licensed by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. Essentially, the two individuals are being accused of downloading encryption keys which then allowed them to listen in on encrypted police communications. It is because the proprietary encryption keys were also downloaded that Tazewell County was able to proceed with these criminal charges. In addition to the Tazewell County issue, authorities are also investigating whether or not frequencies assigned to Russell County Fire and EMS and the Virginia State Police were improperly programmed into the radios.

In addition to criminal action by authorities in Virginia, the FCC could potentially take enforcement action against the rescue squad for this sort of activity, since the FCC's rules require permission from a licensee before their channels can be programmed into another agency's public safety radio system. For this reason, it is critically important that companies ensure that end-users do not have the capability of modifying or otherwise programming their radios, and that these functions be reserved only for authorized maintenance personnel.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Learn How to Use Real-time Analytics to Improve Public Safety with Volunteer Dispatching

As many of our readers know, we are heavily involved in community safety (See One of our primary supply partners is Critical Response Systems of Norcross, GA. We work with Critical Response as team members to help make communities better places to live, work, and play by forming alliances with local government, first responders, hospitals, the business community, churches and schools.

If you would like to learn more about the latest techniques in public safety dispatching and messaging, we invite you to attend the complimentary webinar on December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. This informative webinar will last approximately one hour and cover the latest trends in public safety dispatching/messaging, including: 

  • How to use real-time analytics to improve public safety with volunteer dispatching
  • How to capture the right analytics to help you improve your public safety operation
  • How you can reduce operational costs while increasing performance

The webinar is complimentary, but you must reserve your place by clicking here. Space is limited so please reserve your seat today. In the mean time you can click here for a complimentary white paper on “Public Safety Dispatching.” Feel free to visit the Critical Response web site for more information.  We look forward to seeing you on December 12. If you can't attend in person, please register and we will send you a copy of the recorded webinar.

Burch Falkner and all the Falcon Team