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Old 02-04-2014, 10:36 AM
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Just curious- What brand and model radios do the employees of various retail stores use such as Walmart/Target/Best Buy/Toys R Us/and the various other large stores? I always forget to look when I walk in and then feel awkward staring at someone's waistline trying to figure out what they are using. I believe I saw a Motorola APX being used at a Target, but not sure. Thanks.
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I'd LOVE to know which Target store was using APXs! lol
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I'd LOVE to know which Target store was using APXs! lol
Yeah, I can't imagine they'd have their employees walking around with $$$ radios let alone the complete overkill.
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TRU uses Vertex Standard radios provided by BearCom on UHF.
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The local Wally World uses cheap Moto radios on 154.60. The one east of that is on 154.57.
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I have seen in my local Wal-mart and Target store that they are using Motorola radios. Can I get a person to do a clean up on isle 5?
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Just curious- What brand and model radios do the employees of various retail stores use such as Walmart/Target/Best Buy/Toys R Us/and the various other large stores? I always forget to look when I walk in and then feel awkward staring at someone's waistline trying to figure out what they are using. I believe I saw a Motorola APX being used at a Target, but not sure. Thanks.
Most if not all stores use the Motorola CLS1410. Except for Menards they use the Kenwood TK series. Also Bass Pro uses what Menards uses. I have seen Target use the CLS1810T. Wal-Mart uses the Motorola RDX RDM2070D VHF and the XTN VHF. The two common freqs for Wal-Mart are 154.570 and 154.600. Bed Bath and Beyond uses the Motorola RDX RDU2020. Target has no reason to carry the APX for their ops. Hope this helps.
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one close to here uses motorola mag one bpr40.
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one close to here uses motorola mag one bpr40.
Was it VHF or UHF?
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I have seen in my local Wal-mart and Target store that they are using Motorola radios.
Our local Walmart does, too. I think they use 154.570, but I need to verify it. The local JCPenney uses BearCom BC130s by Motorola, and the local Office Depot also uses some sort of Motorola radios.
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Lowe's garden center uses Motorola but not sure of model.
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Just curious- What brand and model radios do the employees of various retail stores use such as Walmart/Target/Best Buy/Toys R Us/and the various other large stores? I always forget to look when I walk in and then feel awkward staring at someone's waistline trying to figure out what they are using. I believe I saw a Motorola APX being used at a Target, but not sure. Thanks.
When I go into a store I always look down to see what radio it is I don't care if it looks weird or not. If I can't tell I just ask about their radio they use. They are usually friendly when I ask.
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The APXes are the ones that look like FRS rigs with the big round "PUSH TO TALK" button at the top front, right? There are a few restaurants around here that have those.
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Yeah, and you can pick up your very own for about $40 on Amazon. Oh wait...
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Was it VHF or UHF?
vhf this county its just 154.57 or 154.6
we have 4 stores in county
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Can anyone suggest a radio (preferably dual band) that is commercial grade that will cover both these business/commercial frequencies, GMRS/FRS, and can do TRBO/P25? Also, I'd like something that is relatively "hassle-free" as far as programming is concerned. I wouldn't mind spending the money on CPS license/software, but FPP is preferred. I have been doing a lot of research on this forum and the internet in general and just getting information overload on all the acronyms for different features etc.. The XPR/XTS/HT series all look pretty good as does the Vertex EVX/VXD. The Harris Momentum series looks good too. I am probably leaning more towards the DMR side of things, but just looking to see what my options are. I am guessing that I'd probably need 2 dedicated radios VHF/UHF to truly suit my needs. Sorry if my questions are naive- my brain is about to explode though!

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Can anyone suggest a radio (preferably dual band) that is commercial grade that will cover both these business/commercial frequencies, GMRS/FRS, and can do TRBO/P25? Also, I'd like something that is relatively "hassle-free" as far as programming is concerned. I wouldn't mind spending the money on CPS license/software, but FPP is preferred. I have been doing a lot of research on this forum and the internet in general and just getting information overload on all the acronyms for different features etc.. The XPR/XTS/HT series all look pretty good as does the Vertex EVX/VXD. The Harris Momentum series looks good too. I am probably leaning more towards the DMR side of things, but just looking to see what my options are. I am guessing that I'd probably need 2 dedicated radios VHF/UHF to truly suit my needs. Sorry if my questions are naive- my brain is about to explode though!
There are no radios that do Trbo and P25.
You can get commercial radios that do VHF and UHF, but they cost more than a few pennies each.
Not sure from your post if you were asking for radios that do both, or either/or.
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I am definitely looking to pick up 2 different UHF radios at this point. The XTS5000 looks like a great radio for P25 stuff and the XPR6550 for trbo. Just need to find an XPR UHF with FPP.
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Target...
It's a bad pic but if you look closely you will see the Target logo is on the radios above where it says "Motorola"
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Can anyone suggest a radio (preferably dual band) that is commercial grade that will cover both these business/commercial frequencies, GMRS/FRS, and can do TRBO/P25? Also, I'd like something that is relatively "hassle-free" as far as programming is concerned. I wouldn't mind spending the money on CPS license/software, but FPP is preferred. I have been doing a lot of research on this forum and the internet in general and just getting information overload on all the acronyms for different features etc.. The XPR/XTS/HT series all look pretty good as does the Vertex EVX/VXD. The Harris Momentum series looks good too. I am probably leaning more towards the DMR side of things, but just looking to see what my options are. I am guessing that I'd probably need 2 dedicated radios VHF/UHF to truly suit my needs. Sorry if my questions are naive- my brain is about to explode though!
Dual band commercial grade radio, that does both TRBO AND P25...and has hassle-free programming? Really? If you find anything like this, let me know!
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