What is a portable radio repeater?

A portable radio repeater is simply a device placed at your school which amplifies the radios transmissions so that they may be heard over the entire campus and surrounding area.  A repeater is required for each channel that needs to be amplified.  If you do not currently have a repeater and feel you may need one, please contact Ed Kessler at 754-321-0349.

If you do not have a repeater, your radios are programmed to talk to each other and not the repeater. 

What do I do if I have a radio which does not work?
How old is the radio?  All Motorola radios are covered under at least a three year warranty from the vendor.  You may need to locate the PO or the PO date and contact the vendor who sold the unit. All ICOM portables were being sold with a five year warranty.  Please contact Diane Bays, 754-321-4652 for warranty return information.

If the radio is not covered under the standard warranty, District Maintenance has arranged for an extended maintenance equipment contract under Bid 10-025N.  The standard fee for this maintenance is transferred to District Maintenance annually.  Only equipment which is listed by District Maintenance is eligible for service under this contract.  For additional information on which equipment is or is not on the list, please contact Diane Bays at 754-321-4652.  If the equipment is not listed, you may still have Control Communications or another vendor repair it, but you will be invoiced for the repair.

What replacement batteries are available?
Replacement Batteries are covered under Bid 29-029N for Motorola Radios Only. For ICOM Radio Batteries contact Control Communications, Inc. at 954-791-8040.

What accessories are available for my radios?
You may contact the vendor for accessories.  They should be purchased utilizing a standard requisition in SAP.

What is TDMA? Digital Vs Analog Radios  TDMA - Time-Division Multipl-Access

Where can I find more information about the Motorola portable radio?
You may call Ed Kessler at 754-321-0349 or go to the Motorola website.

Who do I contact regarding adding frequencies to my radios?
All School Board locations are required to use only their appropriately FCC licensed frequencies. 
If you require additional frequencies or need information regarding your locations licensure,
please contact Ed Kessler at 754-321-0349.

My radio only lasts a few hours after I fully charge it?
All portable radio batteries will eventually need to be replaced.  If your battery is more than two years old,
it may need to be replaced.  First, try another good battery in the radio and see if the same problem occurs. 
If the equipment works properly with the new battery, replace the battery and dispose of the old battery properly. 
DO NOT DISCARD IT IN THE TRASH.

What is the appropriate way to dispose of portable radio batteries?
Contact District Maintenance at 754-321-4600. Your school may also request information from Call2Recylce.org.
You may also view this document for additional information.

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  1. Where can I find more information about the Motorola portable radios?
  2. Who do I contact regarding adding frequencies to my radios?
  3. My radio on lasts a few hours after I fully charge it?
  4. What is the appropriate way to dispose of radio batteries?
  5. What is a portable radio repeater?
  6. What do I do If I have a radio which does not work?
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  7. What replacement batteries are available?
  8. What accessories are available for my radios?
  9. What is TDMA? Difference between Digital and Analog radios?
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