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How-To-Radio: CB and PRS Radios

If you are buying a radio for regular business use, your best bet is going to be investing in a business grade radio (UHF/ VHF). There are however other options, such as Citizen Band (CB) or Personal Radio Service (PRS) radios. 

Citizen Band (CB) and Personal Radio Service (PRS) radios are great for taking away on a vacation, or for personal, infrequent use, but aren’t meant to be used as tools in a business environment. While CB and PRS radios have a lower initial cost and may seem appealing to the first time buyer, they will not stand up to the wear and tear that business grade radios can. Not only this, but using a CB or PRS radio for business reasons can void their warranty. This means if anything goes wrong, the cost of repair will come out of your pocket, or you may have to buy a whole new radio.

This means that while these radios may seem appealing at first glance, the benefit of the lower purchase price will not outweigh the amount of times you'll have to pay to repair or replace your CB or PRS radio. Business grade radios are built first as tools, not toys, and should be used that way. This means they will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use, and often will have more features that can help in a business environment, such as man-down. 

So if you are looking for a long-term communication solution for your business, you’re going to want to go with a professional, business grade radio like the Motorola EVX-S24. This is a great compact, versatile radio that is digital compatible. For durable, on-the-job responsiveness, the EVX-S24 maximises worker uptime with flexible communication options, expanded safety applications and convenient built-in features designed for heavy duty, commercial and recreational use. Its IP67 rating means it is due proof and will even be able to survive being submerged in 1 metre of water for 30 minutes.

At Mobicomm, we only stock radios from brands that we trust and know can deliver exactly what you need from a communication solution.

If you want to find out more about what radios are right for you and your business or upgrade your communication system today, call us at 0800 947 426!


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