Posts Tagged ‘walkie talkie’

Stormy Weather

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

It is the beginning of hurricane season here in Florida. Tornados are ripping through the midwest. Most every part of the country experiences storms during this time of year. It is storm season.

Two way radios are a great way to increase safety and efficiency by providing seamless communications even during the most severe weather.

Electrical service may be interrupted during storms but you can still depend on reliable and affordable 2 way radios with a little planning.

Here are 3 things that can help you be prepared;

1. Have spare batteries ready on standby. You can rotate spare batteries by using one battery while re-charging a second battery in the radio charger.
2. If the computers in your office are equipped with Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) you can use these devices to re-charge your batteries. Simply plug your radio charger into the back of the UPS. You can expect 3 or 4 days supply using the UPS.
3. Some radios will allow the use of a special case that accommodates AA batteries. Keep in mind the radio’s broadcast power and range may be reduced by half when you are using AA batteries rather than the regular battery pack. However AA alkaline batteries have a long shelf life (several years).

There are several small generators and battery pack re-chargers that can be used to keep your radios operating for extended periods.

The most important thing is to have a plan and communicate that plan to everyone on your staff that uses 2 way radios.

Best Wishes,


Trending Now

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Do you ever notice the “trending now” column on Yahoo? Trending Now shows a list of the most popular searches. For example this morning’s list:

Trending Now

  1. Groundhog Day
  2. Razzies
  3. Melissa Joan Hart
  4. Joe Mauer
  5. Star Trek Online
  6. Missile Defense
  7. Mo’Nique
  8. Avatar
  9. Lost
  10. Kristen Stewart

Look, I’ll be honest with you. I only know five of these items, the other five  I don’t have a clue. I should add that I may be interpreting the item “Lost” in a manner different from what people may be searching on. So maybe I really only know 4 of the items.

Shouldn’t there be more consistency in these searches? For example, people are searching on “Groundhog Day.”  When you get to the results of this search there are all kinds of pages that mention the movie Groundhogs Day, the cast of characters from the movie, Punxsutawney (ground zero for groundhogs), other festivals and historic dates, books about Groundhogs Day, etc. So with all this groundhog stuff in front of you doesn’t it make sense you would click on something related? Even things that are unrelated like prairie dogs, hot dogs and Valentines Day are likely targets for additional hits. But none of these things show up in the Trending Now column.

If you search on “2 way radios” (I’m guessing there is little chance that Yahoo is going to show “2 way radios” in their Trending Now even though 2 way radio dealers all over the country are hoping and praying that they will) you will get all kinds of related searches: 2 way radios, 2 way radio accessories, 2 way radio batteries, 2 way chili, 2 way street and so on.

Do you think the Trending Now column is being manipulated?

Best Wishes,


What Do Egg Farmers Know About 2 Way Radios?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

30 years ago you could only find regular and large eggs in the grocery store. Then brown eggs were introduced at grocery stores (you could always buy brown eggs directly from farmers but most grocery stores didn’t regularly inventory or sell brown eggs). Then organic and vegetarian eggs were introduced. Then cage free, then antibiotic free, then free roaming, then happy hens. I keep waiting for the announcement that the chickens have unionized and will only be laying eggs on Tuesday and Thursdays. Today farmers are selling more varieties of eggs and more total eggs than ever before.

30 years ago you could find domestic beer  and a few imported beers. Then the Miller Brewing Company introduced Lite Beer. Then brewers began offering dark beer. Then wheat beer, then ultra lite, then cream lager, then micro brew and on and on… Today beer makers are selling more different types of beer but in total they are not selling any more beer than they did 30 years ago.

What do egg farmers know that beer makers don’t?

I think egg farmers very carefully taught us about the various kinds of eggs and the specific differences and advantages. This educational process has better guided the egg buying public to the products that best suit them and the public has responded by buying ever more eggs. Pretty good.

I think at 2 Way Radio Express we are more like egg farmers than brewers. At 2 Way Radio Express we have a sincere interest in learning about our customer’s and prospect’s and their specific applications and budget for two way radios. Only after we learn this information do we make our recommendation.  And to make sure our recommendation is right we offer a free 7 day trial. You’ll never spend a dime with us without knowing our two way radios and equipment will work at your location. Try us. We are very easy to do business with.

Best Wishes,