Thinking License-Free?? If you are looking to replace your fleet of radios with something that doesn’t need an FCC license, the ideal choice for you might be the DTR650. It is license-free 900 MHz, (not VHF or UHF). It has simple text messaging, up to 20% more range than the CP100, and it is digital with a crystal clear transmission that will amaze you. The DTR650 is currently available for $229 ea., includes 1-hr drop-in style charge, carryholder w/swivel belt clip, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, stubby antenna (not shown) and 1 year warranty. Multi-unit charger is also available.  Note: 3″ antenna differs from photo.
We are seldom so excited about a radio, but this little gem has us talking. One of the office girls took one home for lunch, and was able to talk back to the office from her living room just over a mile away. This was through houses, trees, and talking from inside. Crystal clear transmission, no static or noise. AMAZING! We are not making any guarantees on range, because every situation differ. Just saying, we were impressed.
If you are thinking of an upgrade or complete change, this might be the radio for you.

Trade-in RadiosAll during September we will be accepting qualifying trade-ins one-for-one toward new radio purchases. Trades must be able to transmit and receive. They don’t have to do it well, but still be a functioning radio. The following are not qualified for trade: radios previously deemed non-repairable, radios with corrosion, water or crush damage.

This is a good time to get rid of those old wideband radios, and get prepared for the narrowbanding deadline of Jan. 1, 2013. All new radios offered are narrowband capable.

End of The RoadOnly 4 more months until users of VHF and UHF must change to narrowband.  Four things you need to do:

  1. Determine if your current radios are capable of narrowband.
  2. Have your FCC license modified to include narrowband, or obtain a new license.
  3. Have your radios reprogrammed. (Be certain to indicate if radios are for reprogramming only.)
  4. Replace older noncompatible radios.

Have questions? We can help, just give us a call 800-872-2627.

Rain In The Savings!

1 May, 2012

rainHappy May!

Your friends here at Delmmar are excited. If your radios need some more  family members, this is the time to bring them home.  Here are a few radios available:

  • CP110: up to 20% louder than most models
  • BPR40: best basic radio
  • CP200: is durable and reliable, also construction grade
  • CM300: is your vehicle mobile solution
  • DTR650: is license free 900 MHz, not UHF or VHF

You can call, send an email, or visit us at www.eradiostore.com

Don’t forget we have  flat rate radio repair with a 5-7 work day turnaround.

We are beginning to see certain groups of radio parts become unavailable from the manufacturers. If you have an older Motorola radio in need of repair, it would be better to get it in to the repair center now versus later. Sometimes parts are discontinued due to poor demand, or as in the case of the coming change to narrowband, it might be an anticipated low demand. Then you could just blame it on these economic times. Whatever the reason, if you own a radio which is not a current model, your radio is at risk of having poor parts availability.

We are very fortunate that some radio parts seem to be universal to many radio models. This helps us keep many older model radios going for our customers. For some components there are after-market parts available. In any given situation we do our best to repair your radio with geniune Motorola parts.2-Way Radios

So all this being said… don’t procrastinate…  Happy Fall.


NARROWBAND: Radio manufacturers are quickly making changes as we head toward the deadline for switching to Narrowband. We have several tools to assist you in the transition. Some things you need to know:
1) There is a quick FAQ sheet at our website, along with a worksheet for you to fill out and send in with your radios to be reprogrammed.
2) Reminder: You must have any existing FCC license modified for your transition to narrowband.  This modification can add narrowband to your existing wideband license, which will make the change seamless.
3) Get your radios reprogrammed and retire the radios which cannot make the change. See the narrowband worksheet and FAQs for reprogramming prices.
4) If you’re staying wideband for a while longer, now is the time to get replacement or add-on radios, while wideband radios are still available.  (However, keep in mind you must be working toward making the change. New radios available now are both narrowband and wideband capable.)

REPAIR CENTER: Don’t forget Spring is a good time to send your radios in for service. We have a remarkable 5-7 day turnaround on most units. Flat rate repair fees are listed on our website.

Have a great Spring season!


fishing license…

14 Apr, 2011

Here in the Midwest it is the time of year to renew our annual fishing permits. Just finished doing mine online today.  (A new modern convenience.) Getting the permit made me think about how many things we do which require a license or permit… fishing, hunting, driving… and two-way radio transmitting. If you use a two-way radio, chances are you need to have an FCC license. While there are a few license-free frequencies in the USA, most businesses using radios need a license.

Radio users who are affected by the FCC narrowband mandate need to be have a license modification done in order to keep their current frequencies, and add the narrowband version of their frequency to their existing license. You can do this yourself at the www,FCC.gov website OR you can use a licensing company to take the headache out of the process. Either way, we suggest you don’t procrastinate, as the process will likely bog down as we get closer to the deadline and droves of radio users try to slip under the wire. Be an early adopter of the change. You won’t regret it.

LICENSE-FREE: There are 5 license-free VHF frequencies known under the nickname MURS (multi use radio service).  Some users are opting to move over to one of these frequencies. While this will work for some VHF users, this will not work for those of you on UHF.

Also in the license-free arena are the 900 MHz radios such as the DTR650.  These new radios are digital, have much clearer transmissions, and more range than a VHF or UHF radio. If you are looking to replace your radios, this would be a great direction to go. The DTR650 can even do simple test messaging. We’re really impressed with this model and think you would be too.

As always if you have any questions give us a call, 800-872-2627. We’re always happy to help. In the meantime, hope you can take some time to enjoy the simple pleasures like going fishing…


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