Saturday, December 27, 2008

Swapfest Reminder - Sat January 3rd - Waukesha, WI

Just a quick reminder to stop by and visit our semi-annual warehouse clean-out day at the WARAC Swapfest located at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI.

We will be located in SOUTH EXHIBIT HALL - S080-S081

Show hours are 0800-1400 on Saturday January 3rd, 2009.

Stop by and say hi, mention you read this on our blog and we will give you an special gift!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays - 2008 Year in Review!

Hello all, I know every business turns the Holiday Season into some sort of marketing campaign. We do not want to be one of copy cat companies who say Happy Holidays out of one side of their mouth, and give us your money out of the other.

The end of the year at Wiscomm really is a time of reflection and thanksgiving for what we have accomplished in a little over two years of being a legit entity.

For 2008 we have again met our goal of doubling our sales, with the added benefit in reaching the top tier of sales out of all Motorola Parts Resellers in the World! Sales Goals are only good if you provide top notch customer service, I know everyone says they provide great customer service but we really have a passion for it. Being small, we can respond to questions and provide solutions in minutes, not days. We are workaholics (as I joke, one of the many benefits of being a small business owners), we get the greatest kick when someone gets stunned they get a email back from one of us at 10:30pm on a Sunday night with pricing and availability. If you are not passionate about what you are doing, stop and go do something else. We absolutely love what we do!

Looking ahead to 2009, We honestly do not believe we will double our sales again, and quite frankly we are fine with that. Economic downturns force companies to work smarter and become more efficient on how they operate their business, that is exact what we are doing. We look at every aspect of our business to make sure we are getting the best value for our money, whether its who we buy our boxes from, what freight carrier we use for shipping or what financial institution gives us the best return on our money we use for working capital. In 2009 this will become increasingly important. We will also be exploiting technology as we work closely with Motorola to launch a new web site containing EVERY Motorola replacement part available, quite an undertaking when you are talking more then 250,000+ parts!

All this being said, one of the main reasons we started Wiscomm a few years back is give us the flexibility to better manage our time. Both Mark and Craig have small children who just started or will be starting school in the coming years, running our own show allows us to run out in the afternoon to catch that parent-teacher conference or school play. When it all boils down having that family involvement, that's whats important. We both have incredible wife's, who are actively involved in the business, known to chip and help unload a truck full of radios or sort through a garbage can full of batteries. Without the support of our entire family, a small business will never survive.

A special thanks to our accountant, attorneys, bankers & insurance agent (oh yes, I said there are many untold headaches of being even the smallest of small businesses). We have a great group of companies we work with, they are all straight shooters who share our no nonsense business ideals.

To our great group of vendors, the crew from Motorola, our broker partners, we appreciate you being part of the Wiscomm team.

And to the corny part, our customers. Our competition jokes when we sell a new customer a part for $4, then the joke is on them when they come back to Wiscomm and give us a $30,000 battery order. All of our customers are important, you take care of that customer who need that $4 knob, maybe they work for a company that needs a 100 radios or a ambulance company that needs batteries. You just never know where your next customer comes from. Take care of all of them. Don't get me wrong, we get our fair share of knuckleheads who contact us asking to buy 50 radios with a credit card and ship them to Nigeria. Thankfully this is not our first rodeo and both of our cynical sides can usually sniff out the scam. But to all those customers who just want to work with a fair, honest no B.S. company, we look forward to working with you.

Anyway, thanks again to everyone. We look forward to a great 2009. Please let us know there is ever anything we can do for you.


Mark Toole & Craig Ochs
and our many supporting elves....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Video of Motorola APX Series Portables

Motorola executives discuss the research that went into engineering and designing the company's next generation of communication equipment.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wiscomm Vendor of the Month -

Wiscomm works with a wide variety of vendors in our day-to-day operations, I wanted to take a brief moment to mention one of our long time suppliers to Wiscomm, that's . We have worked with them for several years as they are our suppliers of our logo wear the Wiscomm team wears around the office and in the field. Never a day goes by that you will not see the Wiscomm team wearing at least something with our logo on it. Either way, they do a great job for us and I am sure if your business, sports team, school or church group needs any type of logo wear they will do a equally good for you. Plus save $10 with the code AFF10.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Question: How often should Two-Way batteries be replaced?

We have recently been asked the question by several of our clients asking how often they should budget for two-way battery replacement.

While Motorola has all kinds of slick marketing sheets giving you all kinds of formulas on how often you need to retire batteries. Here is our straight shooter breakdown:

Public Safety Applications (Full-time Fire and Police Radios):
  • LiIon - 12 months
  • NiMH - 18 months
  • NiCd - 24 months
  • IMPRES (all Chemistry) - 24 months
Commercial & Non-Mission Critical Applications:
  • LiIon - 18 months
  • NiMH - 24 months
  • NiCd - 30 months
  • IMPRES (all Chemistry) - 30 months
After the above time frames, these batteries should be pulled and marked from frontline service, they should no be thrown out but should be put in a reserve fleet of batteries that can be used in case of a disaster or shared with other departments in your organization. The reserve fleet of batteries can usually be keep for double the time frames listed above.

As with everything, the above times are simply guidelines and can change based and environmental conditions and care and maintenance of batteries. See our blog post for some battery care & tips to ensure proper maintenance of your equipment.

As always, Wiscomm would be happy to develop a battery management program for your organization. Wiscomm offers some of the best pricing on Motorola OEM batteries in the world!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Question: How do I determine how old my Motorola battery is?

It is quite to easy to determine the age of your Motorola OEM battery. Follow the below instructions:

On front side of the battery you will set generally three sets of numbers, a three digit build date, a vendor code and the part number of the battery. In the photo you will see the number "811" in this example.

811 = 11th Week of 2008

Other examples may include:
540 = 40th Week of 2005
735 = 35th Week of 2007
908 = 8th Week of 2009

This date code is start date of the Motorola Warranty period.

Ending Soon - Motorola Charger Special - Get a Free Single Display MUC, valued at over $75!

Get a Free Single Display MUC, valued at over $75!

Purchase select XTS, MOTOTRBO or Professional Series Multi-Unit Chargers with one display for the same price as non-display chargers.

Display shows: Battery capacity and voltage while charging and at completion of charge, Time remaining to complete rapid charging (NiCd and NiMH only), Current battery charge status and the battery's unique serial number, part number and chemistry.
  • WPLN4181A - XTS MUC with one display - $612.00
  • WPLN4239A – MOTOTRBO MUC with one display - $429.00
  • WPLN4144A – Pro Series MUC with one display - $449.00
Sale ends December 31st, 2008.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Select Motorola Remote Speaker Microphones are 15% OFF

Remote Speaker Microphones below are 15% OFF

BPR40, CP110, CP125, CP150, CP185, CP200, PR400 Compatible
  • PMMN4013 - Windporting Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4029 - Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone
HT750, HT1250, HT1550, PR860, MTX850, MTX950, MTX8250, MTX9250 Compatible
  • PMMN4021 - Windorting Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4027 - Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone
  • PMMN4039 - Noise Canceling Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4044 - Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone with volume control
EX500, EX560, EX600 Compatible
  • PMMN4022 - Windorting Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4023 - Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone
XPR6300, XPR6350, XPR6500, XPR6550 Compatible
  • PMMN4024 - Windporting Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4025 - IMPRES Windorting Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4040 - Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone
  • PMMN4050 - IMPRES Noise Canceling Remote Speaker Microphone with audio jack
  • PMMN4046 - IMPRES Windporting IP57 Remote Speaker Microphone with volume control
Sale lasts through December 31st 2008, Contact us today for your best price!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Visit Wiscomm at the WARAC SwapFest 1/3/09

If you are in the area, make sure you stop by at visit us at the 2009 WARAC SwapFest held at Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI on Saturday January 3rd 2009. These swap fests are usually great times score some great deals as Wiscomm only cleans the warehouse for two of these sales a year.

Details are available here - (PDF file)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DHL drops US service

As I am sure all of you who ship on a regular basis have heard about DHL dropping domestic US service shifting its focus to international operations.

Starting January 30, 2009 DHL will only accept outbound international shipments. Wiscomm will continue to accommodate our clients (primarily in Southwest Asia and China) who provide account numbers for outbound shipments. Wiscomm will not offer DHL as an FOB Wiscomm option.

Wiscomm plans to continue the use of USPS services for the majority of its lightweight shipments both domestic and international. Shipments over 20 pounds will continue to be directed to our heavyweight carrier UPS. We monitor our shipping carriers extremely close and feel these suppliers are the best in the business in terms of costs and speed of delivery.

Cost effectiveness and Speed are the founding principals of Wiscomm.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Battery Care & Tips - Motorola Radio Products and Services Division

Battery Care & Tips - Motorola Radio Products and Services Division

These battery tips will help you obtain optimized performance and a longer life cycle from your Motorola rechargeable battery:

1. Charge your new battery overnight before using it. This is referred to as INITIALIZING and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity.
a. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: 14-16 hours.
b. Lithium Ion/Polymer: 1 to 2 additional hours after the charger light turns green.

2. New Motorola impres batteries, when inserted into a Motorola impres charger, will indicate a calibration cycle by displaying a steady Yellow indication on the charge status indicator. Allow this calibration process to complete by not removing the batter from the charger until it has completely charged and displays a steady green indication.

3. In order to minimize capacity loss and cycle life reduction, new, NON INITIALIZED batteries must be stored in well ventilated, cool and dry locations. Batteries stored in these conditions may be stored:
a. Nickel Cadmium up to 2 years
b. Nickel Metal Hydride up to 18 months
c. Lithium Ion/Polymer up to 18 months

4. If used batteries are to be removed from service for extended periods (greater than 30 days) they should be discharged to about 50% of their capacity before storage in a cool, dry location.

5. Batteries which have been in storage for more than two months should be fully discharged and recharged.
a. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: 14-16 hours.
b. Lithium Ion/Polymer: 1 to 2 additional hours after the charger light turns green.

6. When using a Motorola rapid charger, leave the battery in the charger for an additional 1 to 2 hours after the steady green light appears. (Applies to non-impres batteries only.)

7. Do not leave your radio and fully-charged battery in the charger when not charging. Continuous charging will shorten battery life. (Do not use charger as a radio stand.)

8. Only charge a battery when it needs it. If it is not fully discharged, do not recharge it. We suggest that you carry a spare. This is the most cost effective solution for users requiring longer operating time.

9. Do not return fully charged non-impres batteries to the charger for an "extra boost". This action will significantly reduce cycle life. Repeated short cycle charging of non-impres batteries will shorten battery life. (Do not use charger as a radio stand for non-impres batteries.)

10. Stabilize batteries to room temperature (72 degree F) before charging. Charging below 40 degree F and above 104 degree F will decrease cycle life.

These simple care instructions help protect your rechargeable batteries from extreme charging temperatures and enhance their performance and useful life.

Specify Motorola brand rechargeable batteries. They are designed and precisely manufactured by Motorola engineers to ensure optimum portable radio performance. It just makes good sense.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Motorola HT750 MSHA Approved Two-Way Radio

Introducing … HT750 MSHA Approved Two-Way Radio
Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA)

Certification granted to radio/battery system at the factory (not field upgradeable)
16 CH, Non-Keypad, HT750 (VHF/UHF) ONLY
  • AAH25KDC9AA3AN HT750 VHF 136-174MHZ 16ch 5W
  • AAH25RDC9AA3AN HT750 UHF 403-470MHZ 16ch 4W
  • AAH25SDC9AA3AN HT750 UHF 450-512MHZ 16ch 4W
Option QA01103
- Includes 1150mAh NiMH MSHA Approved Battery
- Compatible with limited set of MSHA Approved accessories

MSHA Approved Accessories:
- NNTN7380: 1150 mAh MSHA Spare Battery
- AARMN4020: PTT or VOX Heavy Duty Dual Muff Headset w/Noise Canceling Mic and PTT on Earcup
- PMMN4027: Remote Speaker Mic with IP57 rating,

HT750 MSHA First Ship Date: Sept. 15th 2008 - Contact your LOCAL Motorola dealer today!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Introducing the new Motorola CP185 Portable

Motorola has just released the newest commercial portable radio, the Motorola CP185. Available in UHF 435-480 Mhz (now) and VHF 136-174 Mhz (March 2009), these compact units offer 16 channels, an 8-character display, & built-in voice inversion scrambling. These units do NOT have any tone-signaling. The CP185 uses the same remote speaker mics as the CP200 / GP300 generation of radios. Radios ship with standard with a LiIon battery.

Wiscomm carries all the available parts and accessories for the CP185, here is a sampling of the manuals and service aid for the CP185:

CP185™ Quick Reference Guide - 68007024011
CP185™ Users Guide - 6878080A01
CP185™ Basic Service Manual - 68007024004

Service Aids:
PMDN4038AR - Chassis Opener
PMDN4039AR - Crab Eye Nut Opener
PMDN4040BR - Test Box
PMDN4041BR - RF Adapter
PMDN4076AR - Cloning Cable
PMDN4077AR - Programming Cable
PMDN4079AR - Ground Plates
PMDN4080AR - Battery Eliminator

Contact us today for parts and accessories for the CP185!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wiscomm Holiday Schedule

With the holiday season fast approaching, we invite you check out our Holiday schedule. In the below calendar you can find out what days we are shipping and why the heck we are not replying to you email and voice mail.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Jedi Series Mics NMN6193 = PMMN4051A

Motorola has finally gotten around to rolling out the new version of the Remote Speaker Microphone for the venerable Jedi series line. The Jedi series includes: HT1000, MTS2000, MTX8000, MTX9000, MT2000 and a few others and still is the most popular radio in the Public Safety field.

The new microphone is
Motorola List: $89.00 Price - $79.00

Order today -

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Motorola CP110 Replacement Parts Availability

Motorola has announced the availability of replacement parts for the new Motorola CP110 radio released in early 2008.


Available Parts:
0775121C01 - Bracket, Interchangable (MUC/SUC)
3675074C01 - Knob, Vol
3675075C01 - Knob, Freq.
0375059C01 - Screw, M2X5
0375059C02 - Screw, M2X7
0375105C01 - Screw, M2.3X7
0775061C01 - LCD holder
3275054C01 - Shim, ESD
3375076C07 - Label, Model CP110
3375077C01 - Label, Motorola Logo
3775055C01 - Sleeve, Antenna
3975089C01 - Elastomeric connector, LCD
3975107C01 - Popple Dome array
5005600C02 - Microphone
7275088C01 - LCD glass
3205472P21 - Seal, Main O ring
NNTN7238A - Hsng Kit, Display Rem Ant
NNTN7245A - Hsng Kit, Non-Display Rem Ant 2Ch

6880309T07 - CP110 Display User Guide
6871663M04 - CP110 Non-Display User Guide

RKN4155_ - CPS USB Programming Cable
RLN6303 - Cloning Cable

All of the above are available through Parts, Contact us today!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A day in the life at the Wiscomm HQ....

As I am sure many of our long term customers may already know, we run a pretty casual, friendly office here at Wiscomm. This includes the normal flexible hours, casual dress, kids & pets welcome policy seen you see at many of the up and coming businesses these days.

I wanted to take a moment to share a photo from this morning, while finishing a little billing this morning I was distracted by unbeliveable loud snoring, Only to find the youngest of the two office greyhounds full sacked out and snoring to beat the band. Obviously these guys are taking retirement seriously! Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Motorola Service Confirms Support Cancellation for the Astro Saber Two-Way Radios

From Motorola:

The Motorola Repair Center would like to inform you that, effective immediately, the Astro Saber two-way radio is no longer supportable by the repair center.
Support for these radios was officially cancelled in December 2007, but the repair center was able to provide “best effort” repair support for these radio models. Unfortunately, these “best effort” repairs are no longer possible. Any Astro Saber sent to the depot will be Returned Unrepaired.

Friday, October 10, 2008

IMPRES DEAL - Save on Select Multi-Unit Chargers with One Display

Save on Select Multi-Unit Chargers with One Display: Now through December 31, 2008, you can purchase select Multi-Unit Chargers with one display for the same price as non-display chargers.

Available for:

* WPLN4181A $612.00 (XTS2500, XTS3000, XTS5000)
* WPLN4239A $429.00 (MOTOTRBO Series)
* WPLN4144A $449.00 (Professional Series - HT750, HT1250, HT1550).

These are full IMPRES Smart Chargers, This is an awesome deal direct from Motorola! Act Fast, Deal ends December 31, 2008!

Give us a call or email us for details!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Motorola APX 7500 Interop Mobile Photos

Found some new photos of Motorola's new Interoperation Dual-Band Mobile Radio due out in Late 2009. See our blog post from August explaining what Motorola is up to with these new radios. Great Photos! -

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Motorola UHF & 800 Mhz LTR Radios

Inventory is always changing around here. We recently have gotten in a nice mix of both UHF and 800 Mhz LTR trunking radios. Here is smattering of inventory:

- Motorola HT1250-LS UHF LTR Portables
- Motorola HT1250-LS+ UHF LTR Portables
- Motorola MTX-LS 800 Mhz LTR Portables
- Motorola MaxTrac-LS 800 Mhz LTR Mobiles

If you are on a LTR system and need addition radios, contact us today!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Missing a XTS5000 Volume Knob?

There's an epidemic going on in America, one so blatant my 3 year old daughter recognizes it! While watching an episiode of COPS from West Palm Beach, FL, the Sheriff's department was doing a undercover drug buy. My daughter asked what happened to the volume knob of that radio (Motorola XTS5000)? (Yes, my three year-old is quite the helper around the shop, and has put her time in cleaning and packing radios).

Long story short, The Motorola XTS5000 has a huge design flaw in which the volume knobs are contsantly falling off or getting lost. We get about a half-dozen request for these knobs a week. We have created a eBay listing allowing for easy purchase of this knob kit.

Check it out here -

Friday, August 22, 2008

End of Summer Hiatus...

The crew from Wiscomm will be taking an end-of-summer Hiatus from August 24 to September 2nd.

We invite to take the week too! - Take your kids to the park, clean the garage, put a coat of wax on the car, Visit Wisconsin for the 105th anniversary of Harley Davidson, Book your next cruise on Royal Caribbeans "Oasis of the Seas", Spend some time with your wife, Grill out, watch the closing ceremony of the Olympics, renew your subscription to the NFL Sunday ticket, See if your Baseball team will be playing in October, Fertilize your lawn, avoid watching the political shows, take a nap...

Think of all the things you can do in a week. Enjoy!

See you on September 2nd!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wiscomm - IMPRES Battery Sale

We are having a quick sale on some Motorola IMPRES batteries we have available due a reduction in quantity by one of our clients, get some great volume pricing -

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Motorola Announces New APX Series - Dual Band Portables

Motorola recently made a fairly big announcement at the APCO conference a few weeks back. They unveiled the Motorola APX-Series radios. These units will allow users to have the benefit of using their current 700/800 Mhz Trunking System (Analog or Digital) along with the added benefit of having VHF (155 Mhz) frequencies for Mutual Aid (MABAS / IFERN). Here is some PR from Motorola:

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the industry’s first Project 25 (P25) multi-band subscriber family, APXTM portable and mobile radios– enabling instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders. Motorola’s 4th generation P25 subscriber is multi-band (700/800 MHz and VHF), communicates with current and future networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS.

Designed specifically for first responders by applying the science of High Velocity Human Factors (HVHF), the dual-sided portable radio has both an audio and data side providing optimal functionality and loud and clear audio in a compact rugged form factor, which amplifies public safety officials’ ability to keep their communities safer than ever before.

Part of Motorola’s MOTOA4TM portfolio, APX is the first multi-band radio to meet and exceed public safety specifications for mission critical communications and is 15 percent smaller and 50 percent louder than existing Motorola P25 radios. A custom-designed microphone on both the audio and data sides independently suppress most background noise, detects male and female voices and uses a digital vocoder to process and enhance the remaining speech after it is filtered from harsh background noise.

“Multi-agency communication is essential for mission critical operations. APX offers true interoperability and delivers advanced technologies and superior audio quality in one device allowing organizations to streamline the expense of installing, maintaining and operating multiple radios,” said Bob Schassler, corporate vice president of Motorola’s Radio Products and Solutions Group, Government and Commercial Markets – Americas. “APX radios are both backwards and forward compatible working in FDMA and TDMA, which is a testament to Motorola’s commitment to P25 Phase 2. “
The radios look great! Sign me up! Only a few problems, they are expecting first deliveries in Q4 2009 and here is the kicker, an estimated street price of $6,000 depending on options! Ouch. I have included some PR photos below. Here is the Motorola microsite for additional infomation -

Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Adapter

In addition to the BlueComm Bluetooth Wireless Solution for Two-Way we discussed recently, Motorola has also come out with and updated solution. We have not tested either item yet, but do plan on doing a review shortly (September?) and sending some to one of our local fire departments for some field testing in the Q4. Here is the details on the Motorola version -
Motorola is responding to your need for wireless communications on the job.
Bluetooth® wireless technology takes the wires away so you’re free to do more,
from almost anywhere. For busy professionals on the move, Bluetooth cuts the
cords, bringing simplicity and efficiency to almost any situation. The Motorola
Bluetooth Adapter for two-way radios is an accessory designed to work with
the following models: XTS®1500, XTS®2500, XTS®5000, PR1500 and HT1000™.
Users can quickly and easily connect to the compatible Motorola Bluetooth
Headset H300*.
Motorola List: $209.00 - Wiscomm Price - $159.00 (or less)

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Inventory - August 2008

Qty: 2 - Motorola GTX Mobile 800LTR M11UGD6CU1AN Radio Only - $125
Qty: 6 - Motorola MaxTrac-LS 800LTR M07UGQ6FI1AN Radio Only - $125

Qty: 15 - Motorola MaxTrac UHF D44MJA7JA5AK Radio Only - $150

Qty: 24 - Motorola SPEAKER HSN6001B No Brackets w/Spectra Ends - $10
Qty: 50+ - Motorola SPEAKER HSN6001B No Brackets w/NO Ends - $7

Qty: 20 - Motorola Microphone HMN1080A - "A" Grade - $20
Qty: 40 - Motorola Microphone HMN1080A - "C" Grade - $10

Qty: 50 - Motorola ASTRO Spectra W7 Head HLN6396 / HLN6432 - $120
Qty: 50 - Motorola ASTRO Spectra W4 Head AAHN4045 / HLN6432 - $60

Qty: 8 - Midland Model 70-530B Mobile (some with mics) - $20 EA

Drop us a note - cochs@wiscomm. com or give us a call 866-579-1222


Friday, July 25, 2008

We are sold out of the HT1000 units we had available. We still have a large quantity of MTS2000 UHF (403-470 Mhz) units available. Model 1 and Model II units mostly.

Check them out here -

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vacation - Cables, Manuals and Programming

Cables, Manuals and Programming Services will be closed July 16th - July 20th, Orders placed during this period with be processed on Monday July 21st!

Thanks! - Mike

Monday, June 16, 2008

HT1000 / MTS2000 Sale!

We just launched our new "Jedi" series radio page. From this page you can build your Motorola HT1000 or MTS2000 with just the accessories you need. Perhaps you already have chargers or extra batteries available for your HT1000, no problem just select radio only and that is all you pay for!

We are fully stocked with both HT1000 and MTS2000 radios, these radios look like new and work great!

Check them out today -

We also have a good inventory of both XTS3000 DIGITAL radios and the highly desirable Motorola HT1250 portable available in our eBay store -

Thanks for all our concerned clients, we are glad to be back and running after last weeks unscheduled shut down. Hey Mother Nature, No more storms please!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

STORM UPDATE (6/14/2008)

On June 7th & 8th, Two of three Wiscomm facilities received damage from storms that rolled through our beloved Wisconsin. All inventory was secured and no inventory was damaged.

All Wiscomm facilities are scheduled to be operational and shipping on MONDAY June 16th. We will ship orders based on the order they were received, we should be all caught up no later then mid-week. Same can be said with emails and phone messages, give us a few days.

Thank you for your patience -

Craig, Mark & Mike
Wiscomm LLC

Monday, June 9, 2008

Wiscomm Store Update - 6/9/08


On June 7th & 8th, Two of three Wiscomm facilities received damages from storms that rolled through our beloved Wisconsin. We have had to relocate much of our inventory to secure off-site locations while we clean up and evaluate our options.

It would be premature to put an estimated date when we would be able to resume shipment of orders.

We appreciate your patience in the coming days and will work fill orders and respond to emails in the order they were received just as fast as we can. IF you do not get a response, please be assured we will get back to you just as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience -

Craig, Mark & Mike

Wiscomm LLC

Thursday, May 1, 2008

9 Years on eBay!

After filling some orders on eBay today we realized this is our 9 year anniversary selling on eBay in various entities. You would think eBay would give us a trophy or some sort of certificate? Nope, only thing we get is another $1,500.00 invoice and a fee increase.... Thanks eBay.

I know I shouldn't be so hard on them, they continue to supply a nice portion of our customer base (particularly overseas clients, one day I will research how many countries around the world we have shipped to, it has to be over 50!).

Here's to another 9 years, check out our eBay store!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Inventory Updates...

Not too much new inventory this month, we are still working on the following items:
  • Motorola HT1000 VHF
  • Motorola MTS2000 UHF
  • Motorola HT1250 VHF
  • Motorola XTS3000 VHF
These are just items we have a large volume of inventory, drop us a note if you have a specific need.

Updates as we get them!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wiscomm Inventory!

Did you know Wiscomm offers over 2000 radios in our inventory? What are YOU looking for?

Go Brewers!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Updated HT1000 Pricing

We have just finished our inventory and have updated our pricing on the HT1000's we have been talking about:

VHF - HT1000 16c/5w:
  • AN / BN / CN - $199.00 EA (includes Radio, Antenna & NEW Power Products Battery - NO Charger)
  • DN - $229.00 EA (includes Radio, Antenna & NEW Power Products Battery - NO Charger)

UHF - HT1000 16c/4w (limited quantities):
  • AN / BN / CN - $199.00 EA (includes Radio, Antenna & NEW Power Products Battery - NO Charger)
  • DN - $229.00 EA (includes Radio, Antenna & NEW Power Products Battery - NO Charger)

The above are available for purchase in our eBay store, or for 10+ units email us for free shipping.

We will have an update to our Motorola MTS2000 inventory in the next few days.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

HT1000 VHF & UHF Radio Pricing

We have a couple hundred HT1000's available, a whole mix of versions.
All have been delabeled and cleaned and are in pretty nice condition.

Pricing as follows:

-- HT1000 VHF 138-174 16c
AN/BN/CN Radio Only - $119.00 EA
DN Radio Only - $129.00 EA
OEM Full Antenna - $15.00 EA
Power Products 1500m 7144 Battery NEW - $25.00 EA
Single OEM Rapid - $25.00 EA

-- HT1000 UHF 403-470 16c
AN/BN/CN Radio Only - $129.00 EA
DN Radio Only - $139.00 EA
OEM Full Antenna - $15.00 EA
Power Products 1500m 7144 Battery NEW - $25.00 EA
Single OEM Rapid - $25.00 EA

Plus Shipping - USPS or UPS. Paypal, Money Order, Company Check OK.
Free US Shipping on 10+ units

We also a ton of MTS2000 in various VHF and UHF flavors and flashes.
Drop us a note with details.

cochs@wiscomm. com

Monday, March 17, 2008

XTS3000 Digital Model I - VHF & UHF Available

We just finished recasing and bench testing a few Motorola XTS 3000 radios, these units look brand new! They have the P25 Astro flash are available in Black or Yellow/Green. In VHF 136-174 or UHF 403-470 ranges. All topped of with a new Power Products UltraCapacity battery. Units are 48 channel model I's. All for $479 EACH! If you need a P25 portable, check these units out!

Visit our eBay store or drop us a line today!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sneak Preview - Wiscomm GREEN - Our environmental initiative ...

On April 22nd Wiscomm will be unveiling our new Wiscomm GREEN environmental initiative. Part of this initative will be our membership to the Call2Recycle program. Call2Recycle is an industry consortium that responsibly recycles all rechargeable batteries (including two-way radio). Wiscomm will be a collection point for used batteries, we will combine the batteries and forward them to the recycling center for processing. The batteries are recycled using a thermal recovery process that reclaims the metals (nickel, iron, cadmium, lead, and cobalt) from the batteries and prepares them for use in new products such as new batteries and stainless steel.

If you have any questions about recycling your two-way batteries, drop us a note over at Wiscomm.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MotoTRBO Mobile, IMPRES Charger Available

We just added some special items to our eBay store. First is a Motorola MotoTRBO XPR4550 Base/Mobile. This is the top-of-the-line in the new Motorola MotoTRBO series. We also have available a multi-unit IMPRES Charger for the MotoTRBO line of radios. Check out our eBay store today!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ICOM Radio Specials!

Looking for a dependable, BRAND NEW radio for your fleet or business? Take a look at ICOM Land Mobile! Wiscomm is now a ICOM dealer! ICOM has commercial MILSPEC radios starting at $180 BRAND NEW with full factory warranty!

Check out these great deals -

Mobiles -
IC-F121S VHF 50w/8c - $280.00
IC-F121 VHF 50w/128c - $320.00 (full alpha display)

IC-F221S UHF 45w/8c - $310.00
IC-F221 UHF 45w/128c - $340.00 (full alpha display)

Portables -
IC-F11 03 VHF 5w/16c - $189.00 (with RAPID CHARGER)
IC-F21 04 UHF 4w/16c - $189.00 (with RAPID CHARGER)

Is your department looking for P25 radios? We have P25 radios starting at $930 each (compare to the XTS5000!)

We are still working at adding the ICOM line to our store, we would be happy to price anything out to you! Drop us a note or give us a call!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Limited supply of MotoTRBO radios available!

We have just a few of the used MotoTRBO radios left. These are the coolest radios from Motorola in years, from the detailed battery monitoring to the imbeded GPS technology. Check out or eBay listing for more details.

We also have one Mobile MotoTRBO unit available. Drop us a email for details!

edit - We are out of portables, we still have a mobile available.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New Aftermarket Battery Supplier / SALE!

We are pleased to bring on board our newest supplier to Wiscomm. Power Products is a leader in aftermarket batteries for not just Two-Way radio, but Cellular Phone and Bar Code Scanner power. Motorola recently gave Power Products the highest ranking compared to other Aftermarket battery suppliers.

Power Products is located in suburban Atlanta allowing batteries on our floor in two days and on the way to you.

In celebration of our partnership we are having a sale through the end of April on the 7144 High-Capacity battery for the Motorola HT1000, MTS 2000, MTX 8000 and all JEDI Series radios. This 1500 mAh battery is available for $26.00 DELIVERED to US Addresses! (compare this to our Motorola OEM NTN7144 at $65.00/ea)

Contact us today for this incredible deal on a incredible battery!

Monday, March 3, 2008

New Arrivals - Bendix King LPH 5142

We just got in the following -

Bendix/King LPH 5142

VHF Portable Radio

Frequency Range: 148MHz to 173.995 MHz - 5/12.5 KHz Channel Steps

14 Channels - 5/1 Watt Selectable Power. The LPH series has the Lexan Case.

Have about 20 units available, make offer.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Tone Alert Receivers - MABAS Alerts!

Just a reminder to everyone that we are a dealer to small manufacturer of Tone Alert Receivers called Veetronix located in VERY rural Nebraska. The small compact design of these make them an easy addition to any firehouse. We use them extensively in the upper Midwest as we are part of the ever growing MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) network. If you are looking for a cost-effective, reliable tone alert receiver check out our line of Veetronix receivers today.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

2/28 - Inventory Updates

We have a couple of items added to the inventory in the last few days -

  • Motorola MARATRAC - UHF 100w/99c Complete with DTMF mic - $149/ea
  • Motorola HT1000 - VHF 5w/16c - eMail us!
  • Motorola MTS2000 - UHF 4w/160c - eMail us!
  • Motorola XTS3000 - VHF Model I 5w/48c - eMail us!
  • Motorola HT1250 - VHF Partial Keypad - 5w/128c - $429/ea - MINT!
We also have some MotoTRBO equipment due in on trade in the next few days, drop us a email with your interest.