Everything You Need to Know About the BKR5000 P25 Radio

By |2022-09-21T22:02:14+00:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Radios|

The two-way radio has evolved from its origins in 1907. The BKR5000 is one in a long line of radios descended from the original and developed for public safety organizations and agencies' usage. This lineup also includes the BKR9000, which has many of the same capabilities with a few upgrades. If you're wondering what sets these apart from [...]

Best Radios for the Forestry Industry in 2022

By |2022-08-10T21:38:49+00:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Radios|

There are over 12,000 forestry jobs in America. And as the industry becomes more significant, there is a need to improve tools and resources so employees can carry out their job to the best of their ability.  So, what is an essential tool for forestry workers?  In the forestry industry, radios are crucial for keeping workers [...]

Critical Communications: The Extraordinary Role of Wildland Fire Radios

By |2022-08-03T19:16:07+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Radios|

Did you know that in hospitals, miscommunication is one of the top causes of preventable deaths? That's in more of a controlled environment. Imagine how miscommunication can affect someone's chance of life during a natural disaster or emergency situation in a less controlled environment. Wildland fire radios help to reduce the chances of miscommunication. They also [...]

Firefighter Radio Codes—Let’s Talk Fire

By |2022-03-28T15:45:13+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Radios|

When you hear the radio conversations between dispatchers and firefighters, do you understand what they’re saying? Have you ever wondered what all the jargon and lingo mean? If you’re interested in becoming a firefighter it’s something you need to know. The first radio transmission happened in 1906. Since then, an entire language of codes and phrases [...]

5 Reasons Why Your Fire Department Needs a BK Radio

By |2020-11-16T18:57:10+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Radios|

The market for land mobile radios is worth $8.24 billion and is expected to reach $20.82 by 2022. They help professionals communicate during emergencies, making them an essential tool for any fire department. The high demand for quality mobile radios has lead to an influx of providers, and it can be difficult to choose among all [...]

3 Signs Your Police Department Needs a Radio Upgrade

By |2020-11-05T19:01:46+00:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Radios|

Is your police department running into communication problems? A police radio is one of the most important pieces of equipment an officer can have. It lets them communicate with other officers so that they can report to crime scenes. They can also let other officers know what's going on whenever they're visiting a scene by themselves. [...]

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 [...]

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