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!