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Batteries are basic, right? 

But you’d be surprised how often I talk to customers who are confused about why their two‑way radios aren’t working — and it’s a simple issue with the battery.

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It sometimes surprises us that more customers don’t take advantage of opportunities for two‑way radio leasing, given the convenience and flexibility it offers.

If you are curious about upgrading your communications equipment but worried about a large up‑front expenditure, leasing might be the right choice for you.

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Government employees make the world go around. They’re the ones driving and operating the buses, garbage trucks, snowplows, maintenance equipment — and so much more!

Day after day, rain or shine, and in the midst of a global health crisis, essential workers who serve the public are hard at work meeting needs in their communities.

Whether you create the systems that keep facilities running smoothly, manage transportation fleets, and ensure that parks and public spaces are safe and clean, or play another crucial role, the quotes below are here to inspire you.

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Analog vs. Digital Radio: It’s No Contest

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Are you wondering whether it’s time to make the switch from analog to digital two‑way radios?

When considering the capacity, coverage, and features of two‑way radios, most industries are learning that there is really no comparison when it comes to analog vs. digital radio.

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Employee Spotlight: Jim Lameka

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

One of Chicago Communications’ newest team members is also one of the most experienced.

Jim Lameka has been a member of the Chicago Communications team since early 2021. But his “temporary” job with Miner Electronics lasted more than 27 years.

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Removing the Hassle from Two‑Way Radio Repair

Posted by Tom Treichler on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In an ideal world, no equipment would ever need to be repaired. 

We certainly don’t live in that world. But we do live in a world where people don’t need to experience frustration and delays when it comes to two‑way radio repair.

It all comes down to service.

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It’s tough to imagine where we’d be as a society right now without the rapid response of pharmaceutical companies in developing COVID‑19 vaccines. 

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Employee Spotlight: Randy Swets

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Randy Swets learned early on about the value of radios in public safety. His father was a career firefighter in the south suburbs of Chicago.

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Supply Chain Issues

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

As you are likely aware, there have been significant delays in the delivery of many types of products over the past several months and most experts predict that these delays will unfortunately extend well into 2022.  We therefore wanted to give you an update on the supply chain issues we are experiencing with Motorola and other vendor products, as we know many of you currently have open orders with us.

Tags: Chicago Communications, Motorola Solutions

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In today’s interconnected world, some folks assume that it’s easy to tie together WiFi, video, and two‑way radio communications.

Not quite. 

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