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The best way to boost Direct Mode range may surprise you »

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? The more output power a PMR radio has, the further it will reach in Direct Mode? But not so, think again. In fact, more radio power will not give you a much better range in Direct Mode (DMO). Read on to learn why – and to discover the best way to achieve the best Direct Mode range.

9 Oct 2017 by Jukka Saari  |  TETRA radios , PMR radios

Be a better PMR radio buyer - 7 tips that really work »

So it’s finally time. You’ve decided your organization needs new PMR radios. Maybe your next step is to write a RFP (request for proposal), send it out to radio vendors and choose the best offer.But, how do you identify the best fit? How can you know the radios will meet your needs? How do you pick a vendor that “gets you” and understands the challenges you face? Clearly, you need to identify...

11 Aug 2017 by Bruno Milard  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios

Have your wishes come true yet? »

Think back five to ten years. As a professional mobile radio user, what capabilities did your radio lack and that you wished it could have? Today, have your wishes come true? Well we asked several users and here are the top five things from their wish list – see how many you agree with.

10 Feb 2017 by Satu Lamberg  |  TETRA radios , PMR radios

How to avoid 5 communication challenges thanks to your radio »

Do you find your radios difficult to use? Ever have the signal drop out, cutting you off from dispatchers? Read on to discover how PMR radios can meet these challenges as well as others that users and the network may face.

3 Feb 2017 by Jukka Saari  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios

Why group calls must tick the critical communications boxes »

We often see tables comparing radio technologies or solutions, with 'group call' marked with a single yes/no check box. Yet, is that really fair?  A group call is much more than 'yes, it can be done', or 'no, only one-to-one calls are possible'. How much more? A lot more. Here are ten capabilities that first spring to mind when I think about group calls.

6 Jan 2017 by Päivi Laakso-Kuivalainen  |  Critical communications , PMR radios

The question you should ask when people use PMR radios and smartphones »

An increasing number of PMR user organizations seem to have started adopting broadband simply by taking out cellular subscriptions, in much the same way as the consumer world works. This can of course solve many short-term issues and even improve the efficiency of a single person. Yet, there is a risk if the organization doesn’t ask one important question before launching into action.

25 Nov 2016 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Critical communications , TETRA radios , PMR radios , TETRA future

How to make sure you get the PMR radios you need »

When looking for new radios, it’s easy to get distracted by all the ‘gee whiz’ features they offer – bright colour screens, voice feedback, sophisticated menus and a host of other technical specifications and abilities. But do the radios you are considering really offer what you need? The baseline is the people using them in the field – your people. Will a particular radio offer the features...

12 Aug 2016 by Satu Lamberg  |  PMR radios

Easy ways for better use of your PMR radio »

Four shortcuts and five uses for the red emergency button can give you nine new tricks for your TETRA radio. Check them out - you can learn to use your radio even better than before!

6 May 2016 by Satu Lamberg  |  PMR radios

What you need to know about radio battery life »

When the battery runs down on the PMR radio, people usually blame ... the batteries. But you have a lot of control over how long your batteries work. Here are seven tricks that can make your Tetrapol or TETRA radio battery last longer:

29 Apr 2016 by Jukka Saari  |  PMR radios