I am getting ready to purchase radios for our team and am looking for recommendations. We have a small campus with only 2 buildings so I don’t need high pwer radios. I do need ear pieces that can be shared among team members
We use Motorola CS 1110 radios for safety team. They cost $160iah and are a simple 1 watt 1 channel radio. Security team uses Powerwerx DB-16X which cost about $120. They are programmable and can use 1-5 watts of power. They have 16 channels so we are able to have the safety team channel, 2 security team channels (one using 1 watt and one at 5 watts) as well as the facilities channel. Both radios have been dependable although we have had a few bad ear-pieces.
I purchased RETC 15 off of Amazon. 5 radios for $80. They have ear pieces. They have fairly good reach. At least a half mile. They are small and have 12 channels. So far they have worked fine for our use.