Do you want to know how to purchase the best two way radios for your application?
Two Way Direct has some advice in doing so:
1.) Know your environment: Knowing the topography on which you are operating is vital to making the right purchase for you. If you are utilizing an open field space, VHF will most likely be the best option for you. However, if you are working in an area with buildings or other obstructions, then a UHF frequency band would be best for you. UHF is the most popular type of band, however, the same model could be offered in VHF as well, so it is always best to double check before clicking the “add to cart” button.
2.) Buy for your industry: Which industry do you work in? Are you planning to use these radios for sport such as hunting? Whatever your buying purpose is, know aesthetically what kind of radio you need. For example, for hunting you would probably need something that is rugged and can be dropped, potentially get wet and communicate in a wooded area. The best radio for this would probably be the Icom F2000 just based on that description. If you have any questions about characteristics you should be looking into, feel free to call in, toll free, at 888-742-5893 and talk to a sales representative who can provide you with this information and popular products for the industry you are associated with.
3.) Have a Budget: Before asking for a quote or attempting to make a purchase, understand what your budget is. This makes the process so much easier when trying to make room for extra radios or bargaining with a dealer who might just offer you a deal just to fit your budget. It’s definitely worth it to try and stay within a certain range, but you should also be open to any suggestions a representative makes based on information you have provided to them about the system you are looking for.
4.)Provide for the whole team: It is very important that everyone is able to communicate with one another, so when you are making a radio purchase, account for your entire team.
5.) Measure Your Range: Measure how far the farthest point is in which you will need to maintain radio coverage. This way, you will find out whether you need assistance with one or more repeaters. Making sure that you have coverage everywhere will make your operations run much more smoothly and efficiently.
A good article to reference is titled “How to buy the best radio for your correctional facility” from correctionsone.com.
If you still have questions, feel free to call into Two Way Direct, toll-free, at 888-742-5893 and talk to a sales representative who is sure to offer you any information or solutions, which you may need.