Archive for September, 2013

New 2 Way Radio Features

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Hi Friends,

Two way radios are better today then ever before. The main purpose of two way radios has always been to provide immediate communications. However two way radios can also be used to open remote switches, turn on or off sprinkler systems, unlock doors, track equipment or people, operate as a pager and several other activities to save time and steps.

More recently we are seeing 2 way radios that include a built in flashlight and another model that even provides current weather information.

Two way radios that provide weather information use to be limited to VHF radios only (the National Weather Service operates on VHF frequencies). Now we can offer weather reports on either VHF or UHF radios.

These additional features are found on durable, lightweight, compact radios that come with a full 4 year warranty. Even the batteries are guaranteed for 4 years. Some models are even submersible.

We want to help you find the best 2 way radios for your application and budget. Give us a call now at 239-601-1969 to learn more. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,
Manzie R Lawfer

Honor Flight and 2 Way Radios

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hi Friends,

September 7th is a day that will live infamy in our family. Several months ago my sister’s  best friend, Betty saw an article describing “Honor Flights.”

“Honor Flights” is a one day event that invites WWII veterans to visit Washington, DC and the War Memorials. There are several “Honor Flights” that leave from different  locations from around the country.

My Dad is a WWII veteran. He served in the South Pacific. Dad’s experience was unlike the 1958 movie South Pacific, starring Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor where  “love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.”

My father’s experience in the South Pacific was oppressive jungle heat and people dropping bombs shooting at him.

Dad’s invitation arrived with instructions to meet on Sunday September 1 in Punta Gorda for a pre-flight meeting. The actual flight was scheduled for the following Saturday. At the pre-flight meeting we were surprised at how terrific some of the veterans looked and sadden by how poorly others had faired. The Air Force and Navy veterans seemed to have aged substantially  better than the Army and Marine guys…..I am just saying.

Each veteran was assigned a guardian that would make the trip and provide assistance wherever needed. The guardians were volunteers that each paid $450 for the privilege of accompanying a veteran they had never met. The guardians were the bomb. Oops, probably a bad use the word bomb.

On Saturday we delivered Dad to the Ft. Myers airport at 6 AM. We were met at the terminal by Jennifer ( Dad’s guardian). There was a color guard to salute the veterans as they left the terminal and a fire truck that sprayed a giant farewell water spout as their charter plane taxied down the runway.

When they arrive in Washington they were greeted with attention and applause whenever they went.

Dad saw the WWII Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial, Korean Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Changing of the Guard, Washington Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. There was dinner at the Country Inn Buffet and a flight home with arrival after midnight. A full day by any standard.

When we met Dad at the airport he sprang from the plane like a mouse being catapulted from a teeter totter over a giant chunk of cheese. He had been going straight out for 18 hours and still had the pep of a 60 year old (Dad is 91).

While everyone was thanking the veterans for their service the veterans were thankful for being Americans. Thanks Betty. Thanks Marie. Thanks Jennifer. Thanks Honor Flights.

Shortly before Joy Ann and I pick Dad up at the airport we got a call informing us that my sister’ and her husband’s home had been struck by lightening and was totally destroyed.

Thank God no one was injured. I told my sister, “A lot of great memories in that house. No one was hurt….more memories to come.

Let us help you find the best 2 way radios for your business, school or government agency. Give us a call today at 239-601-1969. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Back to School Again 2 Way Radios

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Hi Friends,

Today is my granddaughter, Mackenzie’s first day back at school. Mackenzie is starting the fifth grade in Peru, New York. Go Indians! Looking at the photo on FaceBook of her bus pulling away is both a sad and happy image. A great summer vacation is over but hopefully a great school year is beginning.

Schools all over the country are back in session. About a third of our customers are schools and colleges. We do business with schools in all 50 states. Schools use two way radios to increase safety, improve efficiency and boost productivity.

Schools are safer when immediate communications are available. Two way radios provide instant communication at the push of a button.

Schools are more efficient when two way radios save steps and provide crystal clear communication throughout the campus.

Schools are more productivity when work can be done more quickly with the use of two way radios.

We can help your school with new radios, radio repairs, replacement batteries, on campus repeaters or any 2 way radio equipment you need.

Most important we can help diagnosis 2 way radio problems you may be having and help you find the best equipment for your application and budget.

2 Way Radio Express offers school specials and we accept your old radio trade-ins.

Many of our school customers are using the Tekk X100 radios. These radios are durable, compact, easy to use and come with a full 4 year warranty. Even the battery is guaranteed for 4 years. The Tekk X100 is available to schools with our buy 5 and get the 6th for free special. Would you like to try a pair of Tekk X100 at your school for free?

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

Best Wishes,
Manzie R Lawfer