Archive for July, 2013

2 Way Radios and Bicycle Pumps

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Hi Friends,

I ride a bicycle everyday. My office is only a mile and a half from our home so it is more convenient to ride a bike than to drive a car. Plus my bike doesn’t need gas or oil and I don’t have collision insurance or for that matter any kind of insurance on my bike.

I also ride my bicycle down to the beach and around the neighborhood for exercise. Things looks different on a bicycle. Houses, stores and buildings I rode by in my car for years appear much different from the saddle of my bike. Bicycles are cool.

Bicycle are pretty much trouble free however you still need to pump air into the tires every week or so. I have been using a Bell Windstorm Floor Pump with gauge for nearly 10 years. Along the way I installed a new valve and replaced the hose but otherwise it has served me well…. until yesterday when the handle sheared from the pump action piston.

If I had a complaint with the Windstorm it would be the difficulty in attaching the valve and the loss of air when removing the valve.

A quick trip to the nearby KMart and I acquired a handsome slimline Schwinn All Steel Floor Pump with gauge. Wow! What a difference. The Schwinn’s valve attached easily and detached without any loss of air. The pump action is smooth and efficient. A few strokes of pump action and I was looking at the gauge register 60 pounds.

My tires will take up to 90 pounds but 60 psi is just the right amount for me. Sixty pounds of air pressure assures easy pedaling but still with some cushion in the ride.

The new Schwinn air pump is a winner. Even if I only get 5 years out of this pump I’ll be pleased. The Schwinn All Steel Floor Pump with gauge was about $20.

I love it when something works the way it is suppose to and satisfies my quest for thrift.

That’s how I feel about every 2 way radio we offer. Each 2 way radio we feature is designed for a particular application. Some of our 2 way radios are ideal for schools while other 2 way radios are best used on construction sites. Each 2 way radio is a little different but each one works the way they are suppose to and will satisfy your quest for thrift.

Let us help you find the best 2 way radios for your school, business or government agency. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Specials for Everyone

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hi Friends,

Our customers are businesses, schools and government agencies. We do business in all 50 states. This is the time of year we help schools get ready for the new school year.

Schools use 2 way radios to improve safety, efficiency and productivity. Two way radios save time and steps and let you talk to everyone at once or just one person at a time.

We help schools with replacement batteries, accessories, repairs and of course new radios. We can make any new radios you buy work seamlessly with your existing radios.

Schools are critically important to our communities and our country. Schools are the lifeblood of all of our futures. Good schools are important to all of us.

Because it seems schools are always in a budget crunch we offer our school customers “Buy 5 and get the 6th for Free” specials. If you are buying radios for a school (public, private, high, middle, elementary or college) we offer buy 5 and get the 6th for free through out the year.

For a limited time we are offering buy 5 and get the 6th for free to all our customers.

Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy and for a limited time you can get a free radio when you buy 5.

Give us a call and let us help you get the 2 way radio equipment you need today. You can reach us at 239-601-1969.

Best Wishes,
Manzie R Lawfer

The End of the Grasshopper

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hi Friends,

The Grasshopper two way radio from TriSquare is a 1 watt 900 mHz multi channel radio. It was made for light duty and consumer type applications. At only $158 per pair the Grasshopper was a inexpensive way to start using radios. We sold hundreds of Grasshoppers. The Grasshopper was built in China.

The Grasshopper is no longer being manufactured. The limited supply of inventory is depleting quickly. Grasshoppers only work with other Grasshoppers.

We want to help our customers that purchased Grasshoppers migrate to new radios when they are ready. Since the Grasshoppers only work with other Grasshoppers and Grasshopper supplies are very limited the only clear migration path is to replace all the Grasshoppers being used at a given location.

The best path is to replace all Grasshoppers with commercial grade radios. Commercial grade radios are programmable and therefore going forward offer much great flexibility in replacements and additional radio purchases.

Primarily we sold Grasshoppers to schools and other light duty applications where distance and durability were not as important as low price.

Originally our first choice recommendation for these facilities was the Tekk X100. The Tekk X100 sells for $199 each. Most of our customers that purchased Grasshoppers would have preferred the Tekk radio but simply couldn’t afford it.

Today we are offering a trade in special. Anyone that purchased Grasshoppers can trade them in towards the purchase of the Tekk X100 (or any other commercial grade radio we sell). We will apply 50% of what you spent with us on Grasshoppers towards the purchase of new radios.

Some of our Grasshopper customers have expanded and while the Grasshoppers they have are in good condition they need more radios. When we receive trade-in Grasshoppers in good condition we will make those available to customers that need a replacement.

Call us today at 239-601-1969. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Manzie R Lawfer