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motorola slr8000 repeater

Motorola SLR 8000 Repeater

Title: Exploring the Powerhouse: Unveiling the Motorola SLR 8000 Repeater


In the realm of modern communication technology, efficiency, reliability, and reach are paramount. The Motorola SLR 8000 Repeater stands as a true testament to these principles, offering a robust solution for seamless communication across vast distances. Whether used in public safety, industrial, or commercial sectors, the SLR 8000 is a powerhouse repeater that ensures crystal-clear, uninterrupted voice and data transmission. In this article, we’ll delve into the features, benefits, and applications of the Motorola SLR 8000, shedding light on how it continues to revolutionise communication systems.

The Core of Communication

At its core, the Motorola SLR 8000 Repeater is a vital component of two-way radio systems. Its primary function is to extend the coverage range and enhance the quality of communication by receiving and retransmitting signals. This repeater employs cutting-edge technology to amplify signals and overcome obstacles that may hinder direct communication between radios.

Key Features

  1. Impressive Coverage Range: One of the standout features of the SLR 8000 is its ability to extend communication coverage. It ensures that communication signals remain strong and reliable, even in areas with challenging terrain or obstructive structures.
  2. Enhanced Audio Quality: Crystal-clear audio is essential for effective communication, especially in critical situations. The SLR 8000 employs noise reduction and audio enhancement technologies, ensuring that every word is heard loud and clear.
  3. Modular Design: The repeater’s modular design allows for flexibility and scalability. Additional modules can be added to enhance functionality, making it a versatile choice for various applications.
  4. Intelligent Operation: With built-in features like Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Dynamic Regrouping, the SLR 8000 ensures optimal performance by adapting to changing environmental conditions and usage patterns.
  5. Integrated Data Capabilities: In today’s data-driven world, the SLR 8000 doesn’t just handle voice communication. It also supports data transmission, allowing for the exchange of messages, status updates, and even remote control functions.

Benefits and Applications

  1. Public Safety: In emergency response scenarios, reliable communication can be a matter of life and death. The SLR 8000 plays a crucial role in maintaining seamless communication between first responders, enabling swift coordination and action.
  2. Industrial and Commercial Sectors: From manufacturing plants to construction sites, the SLR 8000 ensures that communication remains uninterrupted, improving efficiency, safety, and productivity.
  3. Transportation: The transportation industry relies on effective communication for coordination and safety. The SLR 8000’s wide coverage range makes it an ideal choice for ensuring communication along vast stretches of highways, railways, and other transport routes.
  4. Events and Entertainment: Whether it’s a music festival, sports event, or any large gathering, the SLR 8000 can handle the influx of communication traffic, ensuring event organizers, security personnel, and staff stay connected.


The Motorola SLR 8000 Repeater stands as a testament to Motorola’s commitment to innovation and excellence in communication technology. Its powerful features, intelligent operation, and modular design make it a versatile solution for a wide range of applications. From public safety to industrial environments, the SLR 8000 ensures reliable and efficient communication, bridging gaps and enabling seamless coordination. As technology continues to evolve, the SLR 8000 remains a steadfast cornerstone in building robust communication networks that empower organisations to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

DTEx Marine Radio

DTEx Marine Radios

Entel’s DTEx Commercial Marine Series is a range of marine radios specifically designed for commercial use.

They offer crystal-clear audio quality, long-range communication capabilities, and durable design.

They are “intrinsically safe”, which means that they are designed to not produce sparks that could ignite flammable gases or dust in hazardous environments, making them suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

This makes the Entel DTEx Commercial Marine Series a valuable tool for commercial boats and ships operating in hazardous environments.

Key options, features and benefits of the tough and dependable Entel DTEx series, include:

VHF or UHF, display & non-display models

Industrial-grade design

ATEX and IECEx intrinsically safe approvals for EU and non-EU markets

Meets the essential EN60945 Maritime Approval

IP68 – industry-leading submersible rating (2 meters, 4 hours)

Digital mode (UHF only)

Loud and intelligible audio (using the latest noise reduction technology) – ideal for high noise environments such as those experienced on deck at sea.

High-visibility OLED display (high contrast white on black) – allowing for excellent readability in all light conditions.

High-torque ergonomic controls and ultra-tactile buttons – making the radios easier to more reliably operate when using gloved hands.

Fully submersible gold-plated battery & accessory connectors – ensuring ultimate protection against corrosion and other common saltwater hazards.

DTEx Marine Radios, are available from stock.

Contact us: 01522 740818

    long range walkie talkies

    Long Range Walkie Talkies

    Long-range walkie talkies for hire have changed in recent years.

    The traditional way was to use a repeater system.

    A repeater system receives a weak signal and retransmits it.

    This increases range.

    Repeaters require an antenna system, located on a hill or high tower.

    The reason that the antenna needs to be high, is to overcome obstacles and the curvature of the earth.

    Obstacles such as hills and buildings, reduce or attenuate the radio signal. In the case of a hill, it will block a signal completely.

    This is because radio signals used by walkie talkies, normally are at a frequency above 30 MegaHertz (Mhz).

    Radio signals above 30 Mhz generally operate in a ‘line of sight’ manner.

    Line of sight means that they go in straight lines, rather than bounce off the Ionosphere (for example), like frequencies below 30 Mhz.

    The traditional way to cover a wide event coverage area was to use a repeater system.

    The repeater system utilised a temporary antenna tower.

    The tower would be located so that the antenna could ‘see’ over the object that was blocking the signal (such as a hill), thus extending the communications range.

    Long-range walkie talkies are now available that do not need repeaters.

    The new technology combines the instant communication of a two-way radio, with the coverage of a mobile phone.

    By using the data capability of mobile phone networks, national or even worldwide coverage is possible.

    Long range walkie talkies are available to buy and rent from Yesway.

    By using this new technology, you do not require the expense of a repeater system and antenna.

    Kenwood walkie talkie repair video

    Video Practical Demo On How To Replace the Antenna Cover on a Kenwood Walkie-Talkie

    How To Replace the Antenna Cover on a Kenwood Walkie-Talkie

    Full Instructions for kenwood Pro Talk TK3301:

    1. Remove battery from back of radio, by lifting up clip on bottom of radio.
    2. Remove the two knobs from top of radio, by pulling upwards.
    3. Using cross-head screwdriver, remove the two screws that hold the ‘belt clip’ to the radio (located towards top of the back of the radio).Then remove belt clip assembly.
    4. Remove the two smaller screws located at the bottom of the rear battery compartment (rear of unit).
    5. Carefully prise the metal chassis apart from the plastic case, from the bottom of the unit. With the front (speaker side) of the unit flat on a surface, the bottom part of the case can be separated in an upwards direction. Caution, the plastic case is fragile and easily broken, so avoid using force. If possible get your fingernail between the chassis and case, rather than using a metallic screwdriver, which could cause damage.
    6. Once you have prised the chassis and plastic case apart, do not separate it more than about 2 centimetres. This is because both the metal part of the antenna, and the front speaker are attached, and could be damaged.
    7. Now carefully withdraw the metal chassis away from the top of the plastic case. Imagine that the metal chassis is falling out the bottom of the plastic case, which is the direction it should go in.
    8. The speaker wires are quite short, and care should be taken not to stretch of break them when separating the chassis from the case.
    9. As you withdraw the chassis in a downwards direction (in relation to the case), the metal antenna part (coiled wire), which is covered by the antenna cover, will be revealed.
    10. Once the coiled antenna wire is totally withdrawn, push the plastic antenna cover from the top of the plastic case, in a downwards direction. The plastic antenna cover should come out of the plastic case.
    11. Fitting a new antenna cover is a reversal of the removal procedure, taking care to ensure that the shaped base of the antenna cover locates in the recess inside the plastic case. This should be obvious when trying to fit.
    12. Make sure that the rubber grommet that is located on the top of the plastic case, at the base of the antenna cover, is pushed down fully. This sometimes pops out when fitting a new antenna cover (as it did on the video above).
    13. The rest of the reassembly process is a reversal of the dismantling instructions, however care needs to be taken to ensure that the speaker wires are positioned so that they are not trapped between the plastic case and chassis, when refitting them together. Its easily done, and can result in having to get out the soldering iron, to repair a ‘pinched’ open circuit connection.
    14. Once you have the plastic casing and metal chassis back together, then fit the battery and test that the radio works. This can save time, if you have accidentally broken the speaker wire, as you do not have to remove the screws to repair.
    15. Once happy that you have audio from the speaker, then refit screws, belt clip, battery.
    16. Congratulate yourself, and celebrate your achievement :-)

    Disclaimer: No liability if you break something or injure yourself. If in doubt, get in touch for help. This is for information only.

    walkie talkie hire

    spalding arts event provided with radio hire at last minute.

    walkie talkie hire

    walkie talkie hire

    Imagine realising at the last minute that you did not have enough radios for your event, and needing radio hire at the last minute.

    That’s what happened to a local arts organization that was organizing an event in Spalding.

    We were phoned at 7 PM on a Thursday night, with a last-minute request to hire radio communications equipment.
    The event was due to take place over the weekend, and the equipment was required to be delivered by 8:30 AM the next morning.
    Fortunately, the event organisers had called Yesway Communications of Lincolnshire, and we worked late into the night to check, charge, and arrange the paperwork for the Friday morning delivery.

    As promised, we delivered the radio hire equipment on time at the required location.

    We aim to go the extra mile for our clients.

    Do you have a last-minute requirement for walkie talkies (two-way handheld radios)?

    (01522) 740818 or (01482) 520818


    Radio Batteries

    Do the radio batteries on your handheld two-way radio work as well as they originally did?
    If not, they probably need replacing.
    Original manufacturer branded batteries, such as for the Kenwood TK3301, cost around £45 + VAT.

    Yesway Communications’ sell our own branded batteries for £35 + VAT for the equivalent Kenwood battery.
    Our batteries are sourced from a UK supplier, and are manufactured using battery cells from top Japanese manufacturers, such as Panasonic.

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    If you need to replace 10 batteries, that’s a £100 pound saving, based on the above example.