Kenwood 6-Way Rack Charger Stations Now In Stock

Kenwood Rack ChargersWe are pleased to announce that we now stock great value aftermarket Rack Chargers for Kenwood two way radios.

See here: Kenwood Rack Chargers

How do they work?

When a Kenwood Two Way Radio is purchased, it typically is supplied with a single charger. With our rack chargers, you simply screw 6 charger pods down to the unit and plug the power lead into the back of the charging pod.

This means you can easily and conveniently create yourself a 6-way charger for your Kenwood two-way radio by simply attaching your existing charger pods.

We have stocked rack chargers for some time. The Motorola rack charger for Core (Round) Motorola charger pods has been one of our best-selling products.

The KSC-35R version, for the KSC-35 pod, has already arrived and in stock; with the KSC-25R and KSC-31R versions arriving early next week.

Three Versions Will Be Available

  • KSC-25R – For the KSC-25 Pod (KNB-47L Battery)
  • KSC-31R – For the KSC-31 Pod (KNB-29N Battery)
  • KSC-35R – For the KSC035 Pod (KNB-47L Battery)

 

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Rackmount Two Way Radio Dispatch & Charger Station for 128 Two Way Radios

Two Way Radio (128-Radio) ChargerFor those who run a large fleet of radios, what could be more ideal than a fully rack-mounted two-way radio station that can house up to 128 radios – and keep track of them.

Well, you’re in luck. AdvanceTec Industries of Miami, Florida have created the Enterprise 3000 rack-mount two-way radio station.

The benefit of this station is that it allows you to fully keep track of your radios by booking them in and out. And when they’re in, they’re charging!

For more information about the AdvanceTec Enterprise 300, email us now.

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Motorola DP4400e September 2017 Promotional Pricing

Motorola DP4400eUntil Friday 29th September 2017, we are offering the Motorola DP4400e at an exceptional price of just £199.99 +VAT.

See the Motorola DP4400e on our main website.

Price Includes

  • DP4400e (VHF or UHF) Radio
  • NiMH Battery
  • Belt Clip
  • Choice of Antenna

Optional Extras

  • Battery Upgrade Option
  • Optional Single Charger

Limited Offer

This offer ends on Friday 29th September 2017 at 4 pm.

See the Motorola DP4400e on our main website.

 

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Two Way Radio Accessories Website Section Updated

The accessories section on our website has been updated to make it a little easier to use and more intuitive. Here’s what’s new.

Step 1 – Click on Accessories

> You can also go directly to our two-way radio accessories section.

The accessories section is now divided into brands. Simply click on to the brand of your radio.

Two Way Radio Accessories

Step 2 – Select Your Model Radio

Once you’ve selected the brand of your two-way radio, you can select the model by simply clicking on it. For this example, we have selected Motorola Accessories page.

Motorola Two Way Radio Accessories

Step 3 – Select The Accessory Type

You can then select the accessory type. For the purposes of this example, we’ve selected the Motorola CP040 Accessories page. On this page, there are batteries, chargers etc., and the user can quickly navigate to that section on the page by clicking the anchor at the top.

Motorola CP040 Accessories

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Kenwood TK-D240 & TK-D340 Series Released

Kenwood TK-D340 VHF & Kenwood TK-D240 VHFWe are pleased to announce the fantastic new entry-tier digital DMR radios from Kenwood are in stock now.

The new radios are Kenwood TK-D340 (UHF) and Kenwood TK-D240 (VHF) which feature true mixed mode – they can operate in either DMR digital or analogue on the same channel by automatically detecting the incoming signal. This feature alone makes the Kenwood TK-Dx40 series the ideal migration companion.

DMR is a relatively new path for Kenwood as the company has previously concentrated on dPMR as well as their own proprietary NEXEDGE platform. Presumably realising that to compete in a competitive marketplace, Kenwood needed a DMR lineup. The Kenwood TK-Dx40 series is Kenwood’s entry-tier contribution to the DMR market with a middle-to-high tier product range being announced in the coming weeks.

The Kenwood TK-D340 (UHF) and Kenwood TK-D240 (VHF) DMR radios have an exhaustive feature-set for an entry-tier product. They’re also priced under £200, at £171+VAT list price which includes a lithium battery and a single charger.

As always, Kenwood has released two models which are TK-D340 which is UHF (~440-470MHz) and TK-D240 which is VHF (~136-175MHz). Other than that the  TK-D340 & TK-D240 are identical.

Kenwood TK-Dx40 Features

  • 32 Channels / 2 Zones
  • Dual Mode (DMR & Analogue on Same Channel)
  • IP55 Ingres Resistant
  • TDMA Dual Slot – 2 Simultaneous Conversations On the Same Frequency
  • 3-colour Status LED (Red, Orange, Green)
  • 5-Tone Signalling
  • Battery Saver Mode
  • Busy Channel Lock-out
  • Compact Design
  • Ease of Operating Use
  • Flash Upgradeable Firmware
  • Lone Worker Function
  • Low Battery Warning
  • 3 Programmable Function Keys
  • QT (CTCSS) / DQT (digital)
  • Talk Around
  • Time-Out Timer
  • Voice Annunciation
  • Windows PC Programming and Tuning
  • AMBE+2 Vocoder (DMR Only)
  • Individual Call with Acknowledgement
  • Single-slot Data Timing
  • 25/20/12.5kHz Channel Spacing

What’s In The TK-Dx40 Box?

  • Kenwood TK-Dx40 Radio
  • KNB-47L Lithium Battery
  • Belt Clip
  • Band-Specific Antenna
  • KCS-35S Charger & UK Power Supply
  • Basic User Guide

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Programming Cables for Motorola Radios

Motorola Compatible Programming LeadsHere at Radiotronics, we’ve had our own collection of Motorola two way radio USB programming leads made – all compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10. We’ve put together this handy reference chart which outlines the Motorola part number and our alternative.

Historically, prior to the MOTOTRBO (DP) range, most Motorola programming cables were serial. All of our “compatible” programming cables are USB cables.

Reference Table

Motorola Part Code Our Equivalent* Compatible Radios
PMKN4012B RT4012DP DP3400, DP3600, DP4400, DP4600, DP4800
PMKN4115B RT4115DP DP2400, DP2600, DP3441, DP3661
PMKN4128A RT4128DP DP1400
PMKN4004 RT4004CP CP040, CP150, CP140, CP160, CP180
RKN4075C RTPGP340 GP320, GP330, GP340, GP360, GP380
GP640, GP680, GP340-Ex, GP640-Ex, GP680-Ex etc.

* Our Order Code refers to the order code for our compatible product, not our order code for

 

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Hytera Offers at Radiotronics – Q3/2017

Hytera LogoIt’s that time again where Hytera announce their quarterly offers. Offers are valid until 27th September 2017 at 5pm.

All of these offers are available from www.radiotronics.co.uk, by contacting us on 0345 0 955 955 or by email to sales@radiotronics.co.uk

Free Chargers!

Hytera are offering free chargers with every 6 (or more) radios purchased – and this includes 6-way chargers. For example, if you buy 10 radios you will receive either 10 single chargers, or you can chose a six-way charger and 4 single chargers.

Trade In & Save £££s

Heytera will allow you to trade in a radio and receive up to £15 per radio as discount off a new purchase. This only applies to PDxx5 series radios. Radios must include a battery and an antenna, and must switch on and work. Brand of radios accepted are Hytera (obviously), Motorola, Kenwood, Icom, Tait, Entel, Kirisun, Cobra and Binatone.

1/2 Price Tier-3 DMR Repeater Licence

Hytera are offering 1/2 price tier-III repeater licences. Contact us for more info.

All of these offers are available from www.radiotronics.co.uk, by contacting us on 0345 0 955 955 or by email to sales@radiotronics.co.uk

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Surecom SR628 Cross Band Repeater Control Box

Surecom SR628

Surecom has announced the release of the SR-628 2-way duplex control box for portable radios.

> You can buy the Surecom SR628 from our main website.

Cross Band Repeater (Both Directions)

Surecom SR628 (Cross Band)

This box allows full cross-band repeater capability, in both directions, using portable radios. That means that your VHF radios can communicate with your UHF radios.

PMR446 to Licensed Radio Repeater Use (Both Directions)

 

Surecom SR628 PMR446 Example

Of course, this also means that you can use the Surecom SR-628 as a PMR446 to licensed radio repeater.

Cross Mode Repeater (Both Directions)

Surecom SR628 (Cross Mode)

The Surecom SR628 also allows full cross-mode repeater capability, in both directions, using portable radios. That means that your DMR radios can communicate with your analogue radios as shown.

> You can buy the Surecom SR628 from our main website.

All you need to do is simply connect the two radios to either input A and B of the repeater box as shown and it just works out of the box.

Surecom SR628

 

 

 

 

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Using Licence-free Radios with Licensed Radios

Here’s the thing. You have a number of PMR446 licence-free radios and a number of licensed radios. You want them to work together and your local radio dealer has told you that it’s impossible.

That’s not strictly true. You could program your licensed radios to work on PMR446. But if you do, you risk a £10,000 fine and up to a year in prison. So don’t do that.

The Solution

The good news is there is a viable technical alternative to risking prison time. And it’s by using the SR-628 cross-band repeater control box by Surecom. Introducing the Surecom SR628. See this diagram.

How It Works

You connect Surecom SR628 allows you to connect a radio to either side creating a 2-way duplex repeater. When you talk on the PMR446 radio, this will be rebroadcast on the Licensed radio, and vice-versa. You need to use one of the radios from each system, but this solution allows you to talk between the two sets of radios legally.

> See the Surecom SR628 on our main website.

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Motorola MOTOTRBO 10th Anniversary RRP Reduction Discount

Motorola Solutions LogoMotorola Solutions (Motorola Two Way Radio) have announced a reduction in the recommended retail price of their DP series two way radios in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MOTOTRBO line of digital DMR radios.

What this means for customers is that Radiotronics is passing this discount on to you! See the full MOTOTRBO range on our website here.

The promotion is scheduled to run from the 5th of June, 2017 until the 30th of September, 2017

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