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Equipping Your Base Station With the Best Antenna

By |2020-07-23T18:52:25+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Design|

Have you ever thought about how your antenna affects your radio’s performance? More than likely, you accept those blind spots as a part of using your radio, but what if you could improve reception? More often than not, radio operators don’t think about their base station antenna. Typically, people think of antennas as an inexpensive commodity [...]

7 Tips on Choosing Radios for Police Departments

By |2020-07-14T02:57:47+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Radios|

Choosing radios for a police department is one of the most important decisions Command Staff can make. Radios are a lifeline for the officers as well as a very important communication tool. Eighty-nine officers died in the line of duty in 2019. That number could have been much higher without a properly functioning radio system. In [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Fire Department Radios

By |2020-05-24T17:41:03+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Radios|

Fire department communication has to be quick, efficient, and advanced. When it comes to learning the ins and outs of fire department radios there's a lot to learn. So let's start with the basics. In this article, we will cover radio communications, the needs of a fire department, and how to choose a proper radio. Keep reading [...]

What is a P25 Digital Radio Repeater and How Does It Work?

By |2020-05-05T13:42:15+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Design|

Modern communication has developed light years beyond our wildest imagination. Even still there is a demand for higher levels of outreach and an increasing need for communication. A radio repeater has been the answer to communication across the world for decades. Also known as a two-way radio repeater, this piece of technology receives a radio signal and [...]

What Makes BK Radios So Good At What They Do?

By |2020-03-17T12:24:48+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Creative|

It may surprise you to find out that Bendix King (BK) Technology radios are the best public service communication devices around. For instance, The U.S. Forest Service demands the best for its rangers and wildland firefighters. It’s common for forest services across the United States to choose BK Radios to protect wildlands and fight fires. BK [...]

7 Things Every On-Patrol Cop Needs

By |2020-02-25T00:09:50+00:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Being a cop is a noble career choice. You'll face disrespect, resentment, disdain, and unfortunately, danger. As a police officer on patrol, you never know what you're going to experience on any given shift. However, good training and the proper gear go a long way towards keeping you safe and ahead of the curve on the [...]

Radio Etiquette: 10 Important Things You Should Remember

By |2020-01-19T19:04:04+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Creative|

In a world ruled by mobile devices, it's amazing to think that two-way radios have stood the test of time more than 80 years since they were invented. They remain a necessary piece of equipment for first responders, security personnel, warehouse supervisors, and others. And if your job requires that you use one, it's important to [...]

Then and Now: The History of Two-Way Radio Communication

By |2019-12-16T03:57:26+00:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The man who first conclusively discovered that electromagnetic waves existed believed that his finding had no practical applications whatsoever. Boy, was he ever wrong. Over one hundred years later, it's hard to imagine a world without radio communication. Two-way radio communication is vital to emergency response teams all around the world. Can you imagine a world [...]

The Ultimate Fire Fighting Equipment List: What Every Department Should Have

By |2019-11-15T19:32:13+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Firefighters are known for rushing towards any danger. No matter the time of day or night, they are there to help those in need. Yet, for them to be able to help others, they must first be prepared themselves. Each fire station and truck has its fire fighting equipment list that they must check to ensure that should the need arise, they are [...]

Copy that, Roger! Your Ultimate Guide to Walkie Talkie Codes

By |2019-10-20T20:57:38+00:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do you remember playing with walkie talkies when you were a kid? While it may have been great fun, walkie talkies are so much more than a toy. Whether you're traveling, working, hunting or camping, this handy tool could even save lives. But if you choose to use a radio, you've got to master the walkie [...]

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