VHF & UHF Radios (also known as big radios, two-way radios or company radios, sometimes even VHS radios) come in many shapes and forms. Hand held radios are used in applications where you need a battery powered radio that you can carry with you. Mobile radios are usually installed into a vehicle with an external antenna. Mobile Radios are a much higher power radio typically around 30W whereas portable radios are usually a 5W radio. What does that mean in real words? A mobile radio will have a range of around 40kms and a portable radio will have range of around 8 - 10kms.
Many companies use two way radios. Chances are many companies you wouldn't even think of use some type of two way radios within their operation. You can be pretty certain that if the company falls within the following list then they use radios somewhere in their operation
Transportation - Highway Trucks, Logging Trucks, Gravel Trucks, City Busses, School Busses, Taxis
Manufacturing - Factories, Bakeries, Machine Shops, Gravel Pits, Concrete Plants, Black Top Plants
Public Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance, Public Works, By-Law Enforcement, Towing Companies
Government - Forestry, Highways, Border Patrol
Hospitality - Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping Malls, Rec Centers, Conference Centers, Arenas
Specialist Companies - Archeology, Dentists, Power Line Contractors
Aviation - Airlines, Airports, Private Pilots
Marine - Fishing Boats, Transport Ships, Container Ships, Pleasure Craft Operators
We carry three main brands of radios Kenwood, Motorola & Icom. We carry these three brands because they are the most respected brands in the industry. Icom is the number on brand amongst transport companies. They are high quality radios manufactured in their facilities in Japan to the highest of standards. Motorola are the number one company in the Government / safety industries. They have an exceptional track record of service and performance with experience of decades producing the highest quality radios. Motorola are also the pioneers in the digital radio sector with their cutting edge Mototrbo product lines. Kenwood are the leading manufacturer amongst logging companies.
There are many other brands of radios. Such as: Tait, TAD, Alinco, Hyterra, HYT to name a few. All though we do provide repair and installation of these brands we do not stock or sell them. Why? We have chosen to partner with the leading brands in the industry to provide the highest quality and reliability to our customers. Whilst these products are capable products they do not meet our exacting quality standards that we expect from our suppliers.
We provide a full installation and repair service through all our stores that is industry leading. Click here for more information. We provide installation services in the following areas
- Lower Mainland - Fraser Valley - Abbotsford - Chilliwack - Mission Hope
- Greater Vancouver Area - Langley - Surrey - Burnaby - Coquitlam - Delta - Richmond - Vancouver - North Vancouver
- Shuswap Area - Salmon Arm - Kamloops - Shuswap - Armstrong - Revelstoke
- BC Interior - Kelowna - Vernon - Pentiction - Okanagan - Merritt