RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Topic Specific Forums > Sports and Recreational Events

Sports and Recreational Events For discussion of radio communications used in sports and recreational events. For example, NASCAR, NFL, PGA, Indy, Moto GP, etc. For track or stadium specific comms please use its Regional forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2013, 11:00 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Default Which Radio for Events

Hi everyone,

I am new in two way radio and I am deciding to buy some two way radio for business purpose. I am current deciding between the Vertex Standard vx451/351 and Kenwood TK3360/3168s. I really appreciate some generous feedback on this two brands and which one is a better choice. I am also open to other brands too which I can check if they are approved models in Singapore. Mainly for events purposes which is why I am looking at small and slim radios. I have heard some problems regards to this two brands so I am really confuse on which brand and model to get.

Thanks,
Ivan
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2013, 11:48 PM
mformby's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 101
Default Business radios

Either Vertex or Kenwood would be acceptable for business purposes. Without more information it is difficult to say which one would be better in your case. Take into consideration that smaller radios have small speakers therefore less quality audio. If you will be working in a noisy environment you will need audio earpieces/headsets. The Motorola BPR40 is also small and thin. It is a durable radio and should be looked at also.
Quote:
Originally Posted by IvanF View Post
Hi everyone,

I am new in two way radio and I am deciding to buy some two way radio for business purpose. I am current deciding between the Vertex Standard vx451/351 and Kenwood TK3360/3168s. I really appreciate some generous feedback on this two brands and which one is a better choice. I am also open to other brands too which I can check if they are approved models in Singapore. Mainly for events purposes which is why I am looking at small and slim radios. I have heard some problems regards to this two brands so I am really confuse on which brand and model to get.

Thanks,
Ivan
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2013, 12:27 AM
mmckenna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SNCZCA51
Posts: 2,227
Default

Make sure you consider the cost of accessories, batteries, and replacement parts (antennas, belt clips, etc.) over the life of the radio. One brand may seem like a less expensive option, but in the long run you may pay more for it. A hand held radio isn't an item you pay for once. Over the life of the radio you will need to replace rechargeable battery packs, antennas that get bent or damaged, broken belt clips, and especially if you use audio accessories.

Also, consider the costs of licensing (if required in your country) and any programming.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2013, 2:17 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks, I am using it mainly for event photography and videography. Mainly to communicate with the crews on job if we are at a distance away. Was recommended Motorola cp 477 since the annual licensing for the is pretty expensive for vertex and kenwood. will check out more on the bpr40 and the accessories for long term usage. Really thanks so much for more information.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2013, 1:15 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Borden, IN
Posts: 72
Default

As for warranty status, Vertex Standard gives a 3 year warranty from date it was purchased (keep your receipt)

I would recommend the VX-450 models w/ FNB-V113LI (2400mA)

VX-451 2 groups/32 channels
VX-454 32 groups/512 channels

IP57 Water resistance, but if gets water inside, it will still be repaired for free
Best speaker audio
Built-in MDC1200 option (VX-454 needed)

Free software and service manuals @ businessonline.vertexstandard.com

With extra purchase LTR option can be installed
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 710
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IvanF View Post
Hi everyone,

I am also open to other brands too which I can check if they are approved models in Singapore.
Thanks,
Ivan

And I think everyone missed this fact about being in China.

Vertex and Kenwood may not have a local dealer.

Ivan since you are in Singapore, why not get one of those Brofang Radios that are being sold not of Singapore and Hong Kong?

Looking at the price that is advertized here in the USA, it would probly cost you $20.00us.

Work with a local radio dearler as they will know what frequency's you can use.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2011 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions