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RCA BR950 and RCA BRM1250

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KK4ELO

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I am curious as to were your business is as i can not find a listing for it anywhere. not even a business license listing.

Second, what fire dpt are you on?
 

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I am curious as to were your business is as i can not find a listing for it anywhere. not even a business license listing.

Second, what fire dpt are you on?
My business right now is mainly online. I meet people and talk to them but havent been able to open up a shop. I started it in Louisiana.

And as for FD, I am a new member of New Union. I been on there for about 2 or 3 months. Not long but have been a firefighter for 14 yrs. how about you??
 

KK4ELO

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North Coffee for 4 years, three rivers for 11 years, worked for Team One communications for 3 years. funny, youve been a ff for 14 years. that would make you ......what,,, 12 when you started?????
 

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North Coffee for 4 years, three rivers for 11 years, worked for Team One communications for 3 years. funny, youve been a ff for 14 years. that would make you ......what,,, 12 when you started?????
I know a Mr Justin with North Coffee County. I also know Terry Smith.

And you right I started at 12. I am from a very rual parish in Louisiana. I started as a Jr Firefighter at 9. I began fighting small fires at 12 like brush and small stove fires. At 16 I was able to go inside a house fire with other personal. I was raised around the fire service. My father has been in it for 30+ years which included full time firefighter and Fire Instructor.

I been working with Lights, Sirens, and Radios for a good little bit. My father has even helped me out. I was able to do the work on some of his company vehicles. It just take more money than I have right now to open up a shop.
 

gasdnc

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Squirrel, did you ever find out any useful information about the BR950? Like a candle, and I'm the moth, I can't help but be drawn to this radio... BUT, the only information I can get out of Discount Two-Way is that THEY do all the programming. I'm sort of a control freak, I like being able to program my own radios. I've searched the internet far and wide trying to find out what software programs these jewels.

Seeing as rib-less programming cables are very readily available, and also seeing as the same cables program HT750's, 1250's, and a slew of the GP series, I'm almost leaning toward maybe a Circle M software solution being effective on the BR950. I dunno. Maybe somebody out there can answer that question, as I'm not going to pay a dollar a channel for DTW to program this thing for me (if I finally break down and get one LOL).
 

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Thanks, MTS2000des, I appreciate the info. Actually the HYT TC-780 was my second choice. It looks like that one might be a pretty close match anyway. Eh, who knew. Thanks again.
 

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The TC-780, and the little brother to it, the TC-580, are very capable portables, on par with the Kenwood TK-2180/3180 and TK-2170/3170 respectively.

I think the RCA's were OEM'd for SOMEONE by HYT America. I've tried contacting "RCA Communications" by the webform on rcacommunicationssystems.com about setting up a dealership, obtaining service software and manuals, and got no response. No phone number or address listed, didn't bother doing a WHO IS lookup- if you're in business and don't provide contact information that actually WORKS, you must not be too busy to take peoples' money.

Hytera, at least, actually exists. :D
 

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I love the FPP capabilities of the TC-580 (as I like to "get inside and play" as it were). But I need a radio with MDC1200 (or in the HYT case, HDC1200). That would be my choice between the two if I didn't need that signaling option. So I suppose I'm relegated to the 780, sans FPP. Le Sigh. :)
 
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