Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011, a Wiscomm year-end review

We have made it a tradition to write these year-end summaries and hopefully chronicle and excite our incredibly loyal customer base we have been blessed to grow over the past few years. This year has been nothing less then phenomenal, we all have read how the economy has continued to languish worldwide, that makes us especially proud to highlight our nearly a 50% year-over-year sales growth.

This unprecedented sales growth come from a number of factors. First has to be our no nonsense sales approach, this along with our new web store launch, the continued growth of our new radios sales with awesome partners like Blackbox and Titan Radios, a very healthy flow of our used radio sales and the addition of supporting product lines like our Astron Power Supplies, E/M-Wave Antenna Line and our private label programming cables.

Looking forward to 2012 we have a number of initiatives planned, here is sneak peek of our plans:
  • The addition of our private label "Wiscomm" brand of remote speaker microphones and audio accessories.
  • A launch of a business-line with the focus on the communication needs of the hospitality industry.
  • Adding two or three more new radio lines.
  • New, dedicated online stores for our programming cable and battery business.
  • Expanded customer phone hours, we currently staff our phone lines from 9:00am to 3:00pm Central US time, while we offer email support from 7am-11pm Central US time.
  • The addition of 2-3 sales associates serving the needs of our Wisconsin public safety clients and our nationwide hospitality clients.
  • Expanding our Military and Federal Government sales team.
  • A host of infrastructure improvements that will speed the processing of orders.
We can't finish the year without thanking our partners at Motorola Solutions. As mentioned in previous posts, we work with a core group of "Motorolans" that are really top notch, they help guide us through the minefield and "bomb-throwers", to that the Wiscomm team is truly grateful. Our growth has challenged our competition to rethink their business strategies and adapt, we think that is good for both Motorola and the communication industry as a whole. Business is changing, the communication industry is definitely changing and most importantly the funding platform to support public safety is changing, everyone must embrace and adapt.

This is an incredibly difficult business, heck all small business is hard. Harder then those who have never launched a small business will ever know. While we often get pulled in all different directions, one thing we always must remember is the customer. If there is ever anything we can do for you, please contact us personally, we remember who built this company.


Craig Ochs
Mark Toole
Solution Providers, Wiscomm LLC

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exciting new Titan TR400 launches with Wiscomm

As a follow-up to the popular TR200 portables, our friends at Titan Radio have launched a the brand new TR400 line of portable radios. This new line is available in VHF 146-174 Mhz or UHF 450-470 Mhz featuring a full 5 / 4 watts of power and very generous 2 year warranty. The TR400 is both wide and narrowband ready so you are ready for the future.

The TR400 comes complete with LiIon battery, Drop-In Charger, Antenna, Carry Strap and all documentation.

The lowest advertised price on the the radio is $299 each, we strongly recommend you giving us a call and watch some of the magic we can do on pricing for quantity purchases. We will be beat ALL the major radio lines pricing.

Check the radios and the full line of TR400 accessories in our awesome online store at

Monday, November 7, 2011

End of the year specials from our great partners!

We are really happy to work with many great partners throughout the year, as we near the holiday season we are happy that several of them have stepped up to give some great discounts and offers. All these offers run through the December 31st.

BANTAM Portable Radios - We have worked with Klein Electronics to successfully launch the new Blackbox BANTAM series of portable radios. To make this radio even better we are offering a FREE 6-Shot Slim Bank Charger with every set of 6 radios purchased. For $1,149.00 you get 6 full 4/5-watt powered radios, your choice of VHF or UHF (fully programmable), an incredible two-year warranty all in a durable compact radio and popular 6-Shot Slim Bank Charger. This is a savings of $319.00, and is exclusive to Wiscomm. This is a very agressive deal!

GRE America / Alinco Amateur Radios - They have just announced savings of up to $80 on select scanners and Amateur Radios.
Motorola Solutions is having an end of the year special on select batteries. If you need 10 or more of the following batteries, contact us for some magical pricing and offers.
  • PMNN4065 TRBO
  • PMNN4066 TRBO
  • PMNN4069 TRBO
  • PMNN4077 TRBO
  • NNTN4496 CP-Series
  • NNTN4497 CP-Series
  • NNTN4851 CP-Series
  • NNTN4852 CP-Series
  • NNTN4970 CP-Series
  • HNN4001 HT-Series
  • HNN4002 HT-Series
  • HNN4003 HT-Series
  • HNN9008 HT-Series
  • HNN9009 HT-Series
  • HNN9010 HT-Series
  • HNN9011 HT-Series
  • HNN9012 HT-Series
  • HNN9013 HT-Series
  • NNTN7380 HT-Series
Finally, Look for some very aggressive pricing on our quality aftermarket programming cables. Wiscomm has always been known for our great quality programming cables, we have negotiated some awesome pricing. The warehouse is stocked and ready. We offer cables for Kenwood, Motorola and ICOM.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Motorola releases details about APX XE Remote Speaker Mic

We have gotten tremendous response on the announcement of Motorola's new Remote Speaker Microphone for the increasingly popular APX series radio. Motorola has just sent over some additional details on the new APX XE RSM - NNTN8203.
  • XE RSM Target List Price between $275 - $300 USD.
  • XE RSM requires APX Radio R7.11.5 firmware (December 2011 time frame).
  • XE RSM will work with all APX Portable Radios.
  • XE RSM only comes in High Impact Green color housing, no Black or Yellow.
  • XE RSM does not have a control channel knob on top of the mic.
  • XE RSM does not have a Secondary Audio Accessory connector.
  • XE RSM does not have a Display.
  • XE RSM will not be orderable until Dec 2011 timeframe. (NOT SHIPPING TILL Q1 2012)
We are expecting huge demand for this microphone as we are seeing a ton of APX portables entering the field lately and expect that number to grow in 2012 with the anticipated sunset of the XTS series. We will be announcing how we will be handling the waiting list for this product, likely in November. Based on past product launches this will likely be quite difficult to procure through 2012.

Here is the updated specifications:

XE Remote Speaker Microphone Specs

Monday, July 25, 2011

We're Number One!

We are normally not ones who toot our horn and my nature like to live below the radar, however we have just received some news that puts a smile on our humble faces from ear to ear.

Our good friends from the glass tower in Schaumburg called a few days ago to let us know we are now the largest Motorola "Independent Parts, Batteries and Accessories Reseller" in the United States. Having accomplished this in what is well documented as very challenging business environment is what really gives us hope as what we can do once we break out of this worldwide economic funk.

Motorola has truly been an excellent partner to work with as we grow and develop our business, we have learned to navigate phone trees and hierarchy of working with the largest communications supplier in the world. The handful of Motorola crew we work with have a genuine desire for us to succeed.

We are working on several new initiatives still to launch later this year we truly believe the best is yet to come, we believe in the Motorola product and are looking forward to some exciting announcements with them soon.

Thanks to our loyal customers, our goal has always been to make your buying experience as hassle free as possible, if you see something that needs to be changed or an easier way to do something simply let us know, you are a partner in our business and we are here for you.

Craig & Mark
Wiscomm LLC

Monday, July 11, 2011

Save up to $400 on Motorola DTR410 and DTR550 Digital Radios through Sep 30th

Are you looking to add some DTR series digital radios to you small business? Trade-in your existing analog two-way radio fleet and save up to $400 on 8 Motorola DTR series Digital radios.

Receive a $200 rebate for every eight (8) DTR series (DTR410 or DTR550) radios purchased or receive a $400 rebate check when they purchase (8) DTR series in a single order when 8 qualifying radios and /or push-to-talk cellular products are traded in.

The DTR series allows your business to talk license-free in facilities up to 350,000 square feet and up to 30 floors, all with great security and crystal clear digital audio.

Check out our complete line of DTR series radios, batteries and accessories through easy, safe and secure Wiscomm online store.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blackbox launches new "Bantam" Series Portables

Following up the success of the Blackbox+ portable radio and the Blackbox mobiles we are pleased to announce the addition the new Blackbox "Bantam" Series portables. The Bantam series is even slightly more compact in size in compared to the Blackbox + series and uses your existing Kenwood 2-pin audio accessories.

The best part of the Bantam series is the price, starting at $188.00 each (quantity discounts available). The Bantam features a Heavy Duty Aluminum Chassis, Lithium Ion Battery, Voice Channel Enunciation, Low-Cost (Subscription Free) programming software package and a Two-Year Warranty. I encourage you to find a better value in portable radios.

We have loaded the entire Bantam line into our wonderful online store, check them out for yourself, you surely will not be disappointed.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Motorola Backorder Update, June 10, 2011

Was just taking a few minutes to review the weekly list that Motorola publishes as " Troubled Parts". These are usually a list of items that are on backorder, having manufacturing issues or items that are being reserved for special event customers (i.e. natural disasters). Here are a couple of the most popular items Motorola is now listing as "troubled":

RMN5088B CommanderII Remote Speaker Microphone w/ Channel Knob, Submersible
PMLN5659A APX6000 CC 2.75 SWL BL 4200MAH
4080523Z02 SWITCH, TACT
5185633C42 DISP,LCD,,,,5V,RECT,44.8X32.6,BLUE-

Again, these are just a few of the items that have extended delivery dates. If you have any questions on a specific item, please contact us and we can research expected delivery times. Unfortunately we have become experts in managing Motorola's inventory and backorders Hope this helps!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Questions about Basic & Detailed Service Manuals?

One of the most common questions we get around here is about service manuals. "What is the difference between Basic and Advanced Motorola Service Manuals"?

First of all we advise most of our customers who operate any kind of fleet of a particular model of radio to invest in the "Basic Service Manual (BSM)", The BSM includes information about the various sub-models to your radio with clear model numbers, they also include step-by-step descriptions on how to disassemble, repair most common problems and reassemble the radio. The BSM also provides a parts listing of most non-electrical components, this is crucial when trying to reorder parts. Along with the parts listing it also includes a comprehensive list of batteries and accessories for your specific model radio.

The "Detailed Service Manual (DSM)" features the electrical breakdowns and technical service procedures for servicing your Motorola radio. These manuals are usually quite large in size (some weighing upwards of 10 pounds) and unless you are a certified technician likely over your head, plus with the complexity and relatively low cost of Depot repairs the information you can gleen from the DSM will still not likely help the process. We rarely need to reference the DSM manuals on a regular basis.

So our rule of thumb is if you have more then a handful of radios in your business and agency you should really invest the $20-$50 in the Basic Service Manual.

We carry most of the manuals for current and slightly older Motorola radios in our store. If you are looking for a manual not list, simply drop us a note and we will see what is available.

Monday, May 2, 2011

GRANT READY, P25 Digital VHF Mobile available from ICOM

We have been getting a lot of requests lately for VHF P25 Mobile radios, working with ICOM we can now offer the ICOM F1721D Mobile radio. This compact, easy to use model is P25 ready out of the box, no costly upgrades. The F1721D is a 50 watt VHF 136-174 Mhz P25 Digital Mobile Radio, Up to 256 memory channels can be divided into 32 memory zones, and allows you quick access to the intended channel. MDC1200, 2-Tone & 5-Tone. The IC-F1721D series is APCO Project 25 (P25) compliant. The mixed mode scan allows you to detect and receive both analog FM and P25 digital modes. A nice, full-size public safety ready microphone and the THREE-YEAR WARRANTY tops the tremendous value ICOM offers.

Best of all, the cost of these ICOM mobiles are likely half of what you would spend with the other guys, stretch those grant dollars further with the quality of ICOM Land Mobile and the F1721D Mobile Radio. Check out the Wiscomm store for the best updated pricing on the IC-F1721D.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wiscomm adds Alinco Amateur Radios to it's winning line-up

With the recent addition of public safety scanners from GRE America to our product line-up, we have been offered the added product line of Alinco Amateur Radios. We have used Alinco radios for our amateur radio hobby for over twenty years, we have always been impressed with the value they offer in both mobile and handheld radios to the Amateur community. We jumped at the chance to add them as many of our public safety clients also are long time amateur radio operators.

Alinco offers a wide variety of radios starting at $109.00 for the 2-meter VHF DJ-175T. The popular DJ-V line offers water resistant single band portables for under $200. Our favorite is the top-of-the-line DR-635T Dual Band Mobile, anyone who's about this radio can attest to how versatile this radio is.

We will be adding additional inventory in the coming weeks, if we are missing anything please just drop us an email and we can quickly add to the store.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Motorola releases next-generation GPS enabled microphones for the XTS 2500 / XTS 5000 Series

Motorola has just released the updated version to the popular GPS-enabled Commander II series remote speaker microphones.

The new microphones offer more accurate GPS polling, the ability to control the polling frequency (with polling rates as frequency as 3 seconds) and now power is supplied by the radio instead of an external battery.

The new microphones are now shipping and available in our store, they are HMN4106A for the Submersible version and HMN4107A for the mic with the 3.5mm earpiece located on the head.

These new microphones will be replacing the HMN4080A and HMN4084A microphones.
XTS GPS II Microphone Spec Sheet

Friday, March 25, 2011

Need a great scanner? GRE America joins with Wiscomm

The best announcement of the week has to be the news that GRE America has joined with Wiscomm to offer the best scanners available on the market today. GRE America has been a manufacturer of scanners for Radio Shack for 40 years and continue to do so, a few years ago they rolled out the very successful PSR series of scanners.

They feature two flagship products, the first being the PSR-600 Mobile / Base Scanner that will scan just about every radio system on the market including P25 Digital systems. Excellent build quality, excellent receiver and loud audio make this unit the perfect companion to your public safety monitoring post.

The second product is the newest addition to the GRE family, the PSR-800 portable scanner provides the Complete USA and Canada Database On a MicroSD Card and incredibly easy to use controls that the most entry level user can program and use. Much like the PSR-600 this scanner covers most every type and size system in the US.

We will be carrying the entire line of GRE scanners starting at $89, we have scoured the competition and feel we have some of the most competitive pricing around. See the difference GRE Scanners offer!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wiscomm partners with EM Wave Inc to provide unique antenna solutions.

Wiscomm is happy to partner with EM Wave Inc, a provider of engineered antenna solutions for Land Mobile radios. E/M Wave, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its e/m-Flex™ Elastomeric Polymer Spring Line of VHF / UHF Mobile Antennas. New e/m-Flex™ Polymer Springs are low profile, durable, and engineered for robust mechanical flexibility, while providing high conductivity for reliable electrical performance. The resilient Poly Springs dampen typical duplex system noise that is often generated by conventional mechanically wound wire coil springs operating in the LMR VHF/UHF frequency bands.

E/M Wave's second unique product is the EM-MX Series antennas.  This distinct antenna series was designed with application versatility in mind; for VHF-UHF, Public Safety and even Cellular application if our Customer so desires. Elegantly designed and unobtrusive, the EM-MX Series antennas sport a small footprint for practical mounting on just about any surface local. Available in six different mechanical configurations featuring frequency coverage between 152-960 MHz. The whip is constructed of 300 Series Stainless Steel featuring elegant Black Chrome Plating for added conductivity and durability. Top this off with a Stylish high-impact, Dual Shot Xenoy™/TPV base, Dual Seal tenants for weatherproofing and 100 watts forward power handling and you have a friend on the road when ever and where ever you go mobile. And, don't forget this antenna provides for up to 10% more operational bandwidth than most other competing low-end Chrome Nut designs.

The mobile antenna market is a very competitive arena, we choose to work with E/M Wave based on their extensive engineering background and small company customer service. We will be adding local inventory to the Wiscomm warehouse in the coming weeks and look forward to expanding the reach of this great company. Check out all the E/M Wave antennas in our dedicated online store.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wiscomm adds Apollo Voice Pagers to it's lineup

We are pleased to add DPC Digital Paging Company line of Apollo pagers to the Wiscomm line-up. The Apollo Voice pagers offer an incredible value when compared to the popular Motorola Minitor V pager series, savings of well over $100 per unit are possible. The Apollo series offers Two-Tone voice paging in Low Band, VHF and UHF and the VP200 PRO and VP220 Pro series are completely narrowband ready. All Apollo pagers offer 2 Channels and Stored Voice at no additional charge. The VP220 PRO series features a unique LCD display that allows you to see battery life, missed pages and other vital information at a glance. All the Apollo voice pagers operate on standard "AAA" rechargeable batteries not the proprietary Minitor batteries that may be hard to find in a disaster situation. The battery in the Apollo series can last as long as 14 days in battery saver mode.

Check out the complete line of Apollo pagers in our online store, for a limited time we will program your Apollo pagers FREE of charge!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Motorola Public Safety Microphone (PSM) - performance issues

Motorola has released a Field Service Bulletin discussing positioning of the cable of  Public Safety Microphones in the field. Nothing too ground breaking here but definitely a good refresher for daily users.
FSB10496 - Public Safety Microphone (PSM) - performance issues

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wiscomm @ International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

The Wiscomm crew is heading out to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon to check out the 2011 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). This is the largest convention for two-way communication products and accessories, we have some great meetings set-up with some new vendors and hope to be able announce some new product lines later this month.

While at the show we invite you to check out our Twitter feed @Wiscomm as we plan on providing updates and photos from the show floor.

During our absence we will slightly delayed in getting back to all the emails and phone calls, please be patient and we will get back to you just as soon as possible. Orders placed on fromTuesday through Friday will start shipping on Saturday March 12th and Monday March 14th. Again we ask for you patience and we will quickly get your order processed.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wiscomm to add ASTRON Power Supplies to inventory

Wiscomm is pleased to announce a new relationship with the Astron Corporation. Astron is the leader in power supplies for the communication industry and truly the gold standard when it comes to quality and reliability.

Check out our store for the complete line of Astron products by visiting

Look for more new vendors in the coming weeks, we are all really excited to bring the best in communication products to our customers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

List of Motorola Programming Software part numbers

From our friends at the "radio-programming" Yahoo! Group is the following list showing what is the currently part numbers and version of software for many of Motorola's most popular radios. 
HVN6053  CPS  CT250 v2.02.00
HVN6053  CPS  CT450 v2.02.00
HVN6053  CPS  CT450LS v2.02.00
HVN8177  RSS  GM300 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  GR300 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  GR400 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  GR500 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  M10 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  M12 v5.00.00 
HVN8177  RSS  M130 v5.00.00 
HVN9001  CPS  M1225LS v3.00.00
HVN9001  CPS  P1225LS v3.00.00
HVN9007  RSS  SM120 v5.00.00
HVN9007  RSS  SM50 v5.00.00
HVN9012  RSS  SP50 v4.00.00
HVN9016  CPS  HT750 Waris v1.03.02 
HVN9025  CPS  CDM1250 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  CDM1250LS Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  CDM750 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  CDM750LS Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  EX500 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  EX600 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  HT1250 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  HT1250LS Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  HT750 Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9025  CPS  HT750LS Pro Series v6.05.03
HVN9054  CPS  M1225 v4.00.00
HVN9054  CPS  P1225 v4.00.00
HVN9060  CPS  TC3000 v1.02.01
HVN9060  CPS  TR3000 v1.02.01
HVN9060  CPS  TS3000 v1.02.01
HVN9060  CPS  TS3000 v1.02.01
HVN9067  CPS  MTX8250 v2.00.00
HVN9067  CPS  MTX850 v2.00.00
HVN9067  CPS  MTX9250 v2.00.00
HVN9067  CPS  MTX950 v2.00.00
HVN9084  RSS  i750 v1.00.08
HVN9085  RSS  I20r v1.02.00
HVN9173  RSS  M100 v5.00.00 
HVN9173  RSS  M200 v5.00.00 
HVN9175  RSS  P100 
HVN9177  RSS " combo pack of HVN9646,9173,9774" 
HVN9177  RSS  R100 
HVN9262  RSS  P200 v3.01.00
HVN9395  RSS  P50+ 
HVN9586  RSS   PR3000 Pager 
HVN9646  RSS  M110 v5.00.00 
HVN9763  RSS  P210 
HVN9774  RSS  M400 v5.00.00    
HVN9794  RSS  P200LB    
HVN9852   RSS  P110 v8.00.03   
HVN9941  RSS  P500    
RVN4001  RSS  Spectra Conventional v6.00.05   
RVN4002  RSS  Saber v7.01.00   
RVN4005  RSS  HT600 v3.01.01   
RVN4007  RSS  Syntor X 9000 v8.01   
RVN4009  RSS  System 9000 v4.10.04   
RVN4011  RSS  MCX1000 v2.02.00   
RVN4013  RSS  MTX800  v5.00.00   
RVN4013  RSS  MTX800s  v5.00.00   
RVN4017  RSS  MT1000 v3.02.00   
RVN4019  RSS  Desktrac Conventional v3.04.00   
RVN4019  RSS  Maxtrac Conventional v7.02.00   
RVN4019  RSS  Maxtrac Lab Conventional     
RVN4020  RSS  Maxtrac Conventional 
RVN4021  RSS  HT50 v2.00.00
RVN4023  RSS  Maratrac v5.00.00
RVN4025  RSS  MSF5000 Analog Repeaters v1.00.00 
RVN4025  RSS  PURC Analog Repeaters v1.00.00
RVN4027  RSS  MCR100 v1.10.00
RVN4029  RSS   Centracom Series II v9.05.02
RVN4033  RSS  MTX900  v4.00.00
RVN4035  RSS  MX1000 v2.03.00
RVN4037   Mostar Conventional 
RVN4039  RSS  Smart Status v1.03.00
RVN4043  RSS  Maxtrac Trunked v5.07.03  disc
RVN4049  RSS  STX v3.01.00
RVN4051  RSS  Systems Saber v4.00.00
RVN4053  RSS  ASTRO Digital Interface v7.01.21
RVN4055  RSS  MTX900s  v4.00.00
RVN4057  RSS   32x8 Codeplug  v1.01.01
RVN4059  RSS  Mostar Trunked v1.01.01
RVN4059  RSS  Traxar v1.01.01
RVN4061  RSS  PP1000 Pager v1.01.01
RVN4061  RSS  PP500 Pager v1.01.01
RVN4063  RSS  MCX1000 Marine v1.03.00
RVN4065  RSS  MTX810 v3.00.00
RVN4069    RSS  Syntor X Trunked v1.00.00
RVN4073   RSS  MX800  v1.01.00
RVN4074  RSS  HT10 v1.00.06
RVN4075   RSS  T5600 Remote v4.00.02
RVN4075   RSS  T5620 Remote v4.00.02
RVN4077  RSS  MSF10000 Digital Repeaters v5.21.00
RVN4077  RSS  MSF5000 Digital Repeaters v5.21.00
RVN4079  RSS  Desktrac Conventional v5.03.00 
RVN4079  RSS  Maxtrac Conventional v5.03.00 
RVN4081  RSS  MTX820 v3.00.00
RVN4081  RSS  MTX820s v3.00.00
RVN4081  RSS  MTX888 v3.00.00
RVN4081  RSS  MTX888s v3.00.00
RVN4083  RSS  BSC II v1.00
RVN4085  RSS  Advanced Securenent CIU v2.00.00
RVN4087  RSS  LORAN C Recievers v1.00.00
RVN4089  RSS  Transit STX v1.01.00
RVN4091  RSS  DGT9000 Remote v1.00.11
RVN4093  RSS  Desktrac Trunked v3.04.00
RVN4097  RSS  MT2000 v1.16.19
RVN4097  RSS  MTS2000 v1.16.19
RVN4097  RSS  MTX8000 v1.16.19
RVN4097  RSS  MTX9000 v1.16.19
RVN4098  RSS  HT1000 Conventional v3.03.00
RVN4098  RSS  JT1000 Conventional v3.03.00
RVN4098  RSS  Visar Conventional v3.03.00
RVN4099  RSS  Railroad Spectra v4.05.01
RVN4100  RSS  ASTRO Mobile RSS combo package 
RVN4102  RSS  Syntor X 9000 Dual V7.03SP01
RVN4106   RSS   Product Configuration tool v4.00.00
RVN4112  RSS  Command Plus Consoles v3.07.00
RVN4113  RSS  MCS2000 v1.13.00
RVN4114  RSS  GPS v1.00.00
RVN4117  RSS  MDC Devices v3.04.00
RVN4117  RSS  RDLAP Devices v3.04.00
RVN4119  RSS  Mobitex Devices v1.04.04
RVN4121  CPS  iDEN Agent Version v1.16.19
RVN4123  RSS  Visar Trunked v4.00.01
RVN4126  RSS  9100-386 & 9100-386T Devices v1.06.00
RVN4128  RSS  MPT1327 1200 Series v2.020.00
RVN4129  RSS  PDT200 v1.00.00 
RVN4130  RSS  Infotac Inhouse Paging Terminal v1.02.04
RVN4131  RSS  Blinkers (Instruction sheet files) v1.02
RVN4133  RSS  PRM240 v3..01.18
RVN4133  RSS  VRM500 v3..01.18
RVN4133  RSS  VRM600 v3..01.18
RVN4133  RSS  VRM850 v3..01.18
RVN4135  RSS  combo pack of HVN9177 
RVN4138  RSS  MTX-LS v2.00.00
RVN4139  RSS  MaxtracLS v3.00.00
RVN4140  RSS  MTRI 2000 v1.02.00
RVN4144  RSS  ASTROTAC 3000 v3.09.00
RVN4146  RSS  RPM500 v2.02.09
RVN4146  RSS  RPM660 v2.02.09
RVN4148  CPS  MTR2000 v3.03.02
RVN4149  RSS  Comtegra Consoles v4.00.00
RVN4150  RSS  GTX Mobiles and Portables v4.00.01
RVN4151  RSS  HT1000 AVS v1.0
RVN4152  RSS  GP350 AVS v3.00.00
RVN4156  RSS  LCS2000 v2.00.10
RVN4156  RSS  LTS2000 v2.00.10
RVN4159  RSS  GP60  v4.00.00
RVN4170  RSS  XTS3500 v2.00.03
RVN4171  RSS  C200 Remote v1.01.00
RVN4174  CPS  iDEN Super Agent Version v1.16.19
RVN4175  RSS  combo pack of RVN4113 
RVN4176  RSS  combo pack of RVN4097 
RVN4177  RSS  combo pack of RVN4175 and RVN4176 
RVN4178  CPS  MC2000 v1.00.00
RVN4178  CPS  MC2500 v1.00.00 
RVN4181  CPS  HPD1000 ASTRO25 Modem v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  MT1500 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  PM1500 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  PR1500 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  SSE5000 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  XTS1500 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  XTS2500 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  XTS4000 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4181  CPS  XTS5000 ASTRO25 portable v15.00.00
RVN4182  CPS  ASTRO Saber ASTRO portable v5.03.00 disc
RVN4182  CPS  XTS3000 ASTRO portable v5.03.00 disc
RVN4183  CPS  ASTRO Spectra ASTRO Mobile v5.03.00 disc
RVN4184  CPS  combo pack of RVN4182 and RVN4183 
RVN4185  CPS  ASTRO Spectra Plus ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4185  CPS  PD1000 ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4185  CPS  PM1500 ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4185  CPS  XTL1500 ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4185  CPS  XTL2500 ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4185  CPS  XTL5000 ASTRO25 Mobile v15.00.00
RVN4186  CPS  combo pack of RVN4181 and RVN4185 
RVN4191  CPS  CM200 v5.06
RVN4191  CPS  CM300 v5.06
RVN4191  CPS  CP150 v5.06
RVN4191  CPS  CP200 v5.06
RVN4191  CPS  PM400 v5.06
RVN4191  CPS  PR400 v5.06
RVN4193  CPS  R750 800meg v97.01.00
RVN4194  CPS  R750 900meg v97.01.00
RVN4312  RSS  Micom 2 v2.0
RVN5002  CPS  Quantar rptrs v14.03.00
RVN5002  CPS  Quantro rcvrs v14.03.00
RVN5003  RSS  ASTROTAC Comaritors v50.21.00
RVN5080  CPS  DTR 
RVN5115  RSS  Mag One  v2.0
RVN5181  CPS  BPR40  
YVN4051   Portable Repeater v1.02.00
Please review our policy on Motorola software by visiting our website.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Motorola Battery Care & Tips

We get lots of questions asked about battery care of two-way radio batteries, Motorola put together a nice handout we will be including in future battery shipments from Wiscomm. We have also included a copy of that content below.

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 battery 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 (72ºF) before charging. Charging below 40ºF and above 104ºF will decrease cycle life.

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

If you have any questions on how to care or manage your battery inventory, please contact us today. We have implemented innovative programs for numerous public safety agencies.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Is your Motorola radio narrow-band ready?

We have been watching with amazement on how other dealers are scaring customers into buying new radios, and DIGITAL radios none the less to meet the upcoming January 1, 2013 deadline to be narrowband compliant.

Here is a listing of radios that are OK to narrowband:
Portables - Motorola P1225, HT1000, MT2000, MTS2000, JT1000, HT750, HT1250, EX500, EX600, XTS2500, XTS3000, XTS3500, XTS4000, XTS4250, XTS5000, CP110, CP125, CP150, CP185, CP200, PR400, PR860, MT1500.
Mobiles - Motorola M1225, Astro Spectra, CM200, CM300, PM400, CDM750, CDM1250, CDM1550, XTL1500, XTL2500, XTL5000, PM1500.

Here are some of the more popular radios that are NOT OK to narrowband:
Portables - Motorola P200, HT600, MT1000, GP300, GP350, P100, P110, SABER, SP50, HT50.
Mobiles - Motorola MaxTrac, MaraTrac, GM300, M100, M216, M208, SM50, Syntor, Spectra, Micor, Mitrek.

In a future post we will cover in plain English who this affect and who this does not affect. Please do not get yourself talked into scrapping a entire radio system for over priced digital system (the soonest a DIGITAL radio would be required is estimated at 2017, there is still substantial debate surrounding this technology).

Hopefully the above information helps, if you have any questions about your radio inventory, please do not hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call with your questions. We are happy to help, hype-free.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wiscomm now carries Kenwood Programming Cables

We are pleased to add a line of quality aftermarket programming cables for Kenwood mobile and portable radios. We are also working to add OEM Kenwood parts and accessories as soon as April 2011. Currently we are carrying the following programming cables:

  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Mobile / Portable Radio Programming Cable - KPG-22 / KPG-4 
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Mobile Radio Programming Cable - KPG-4
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Mobile Radio Programming Cable - KPG-4 USB
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Mobile Radio Programming Cable - KPG-46
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Mobile Radio Programming Cable - KPG-46 USB
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Portable Radio Programming Cable - KPG-22
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Portable Radio Programming Cable - KPG-22 USB
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Portable Radio Programming Cable - KPG-36
  • Kenwood AFTERMARKET Portable Radio Programming Cable - KPG-36 USB

Check out the entire line of Kenwood programming cables at our store -

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Motorola releases new APX Series Accessory Catalog

Motorola has just released a new version of the accessory catalog for the popular APX series portable radio. We have most of the items uploaded into the new Wiscomm store, check them out today!

APX Portable Accessory Catalog

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wiscomm launches new online store

We are all so happy to finally roll out our new online store featuring our best selling products from Motorola, ICOM, Veetronix, Antennex, Empire Scientific, Laird Antennas and many others. The new store allows our US and International customers the opportunity quickly and securely purchase using our new checkout system using your Credit Card, Paypal or Google Checkout. The new store also allows our clients to price any number of shipping services based on timing and costs.

So far we have uploaded our most popular selling items from 2010 and will continue to add inventory on a weekly basis, the new site allows us quickly add discounts provided to us by our vendors to ensure Wiscomm is always the best value!

We invite you checkout the site directly at - if we are missing anything please feel free to drop us a request and we can quickly provide pricing.

Thanks again for your support, we are truly blessed and excited about the new year.

Craig & Mark
Wiscomm LLC

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