Celebrating Two Way Radio Day at Nova Communications

’10-4.’ ‘Copy that.’ ‘Affirmative.’

It doesn’t matter how you say it, if you’ve used a two way radio, walkie talkie or CB radio in your life, for either business or pleasure, you’ve probably said one of these terms a time or two to indicate a message is received.

Since 1978, October 4 (10-4) in the US has been National CB Radio Day. We here at Nova Communications didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate something so important to our business. We thought it was important for this date to be recognized for our two way radio customers in Canada as well.

We have declared October 4 to be Two Way Radio Day here at Nova Communications!

Why? Because we see the value two way radios play in helping our customers to work safer, be more productive, and serve their customers better. For over 80 years, two way radios have been a leading technology across many industries to help employees to communicate and coordinate their efforts.

While two way radios have remained as an important communication tool for a number of industries, including retail, property management, manufacturing, construction, warehousing, transportation and emergency services, they have also continued to develop and advance two way radio technology to solve common issues users have expressed

This includes:

  • Crystal Clear Audio – No longer do you have to worry about the static noise you might expect or have seen with older, analog style radios. With digital radios and Motorola’s Intelligent Audio feature, clear messages come through, even in extremely loud work environments. Customers in manufacturing, construction and emergency services are amazed by how incredible the audio quality is with MotoTRBO digital radios and Intelligent Audio feature.
  • 40% Increased Range – The range of two way radios is the number one question we get from our customers, and with the advances in digital radios, ranges have increased substantially.   With the use of MotoTRBO digital radios, some customers have experienced up to 40% further range from their old analog radio systems.
  • 24 Hour Battery Life – Customers are used to a battery lasting around eight to 10 hours – and if that battery has issues with battery memory, it can even be much less. With the advancements in the MotoTRBO E-Series radios and IMPRES batteries, some batteries can last 24 hours without a charge. This allows our customers to work better and safer on their job sites.
  • Motorola Tough Radios – Motorola radios are made to last with rugged, waterproof and military tested radios that have endured a rigorous Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) program, which simulates up to five years of field use. Motorola two way radio products are designed to survive the harsh conditions our customers work in. This is taken even further with Motorola CSA Intrinsically Safe (IS) two way radios – built for the users who are regularly exposed to hazardous environments with flammable gas and vapours.
  • Moving to the Next Technology – Our customers have invested a lot of money in their radio system to help their employees work well and safer on the job. Motorola and Nova Communications make it easy to move to the MotoTRBO digital radios with a wide selection of radio models that will work on your current analog system, but when the time is right can be easily migrated to a fully digital platform with all the increased features and operation.
  • Right Radio for the Right Job – The ability to have the right radio for the right users becomes important. In the past, radios were a one size fits all, but in the new series of radios, each user group can have a radio that will fit the job they are doing in your operation. Whether they work at the front test or are crawling around in the harshest conditions, there is a Motorola radio to fit them.
  • Comfort & Usability – Taking the radio from a tool on your hip to an important part of operations and safety sometimes requires an accessory. And we truly have something for everyone. Maybe a speaker microphone with wireless capabilities, or increased range. Or a heavy duty Peltor headset for clear communication and hearing protection. A number of industries we work with also use earpieces for the job – whether it’s for discreet needs or professional communication. At Nova Communications, we are committed to finding the right fit for your business.

These are just a few examples of why we want to recognize two way radios today, and every day. So next time you hear someone say that two way radios are obsolete, or they no longer need them, remind them that they are the longest running communication tools available, they have a proven history, and will always be a part of industries across Canada.

Happy 10-4 Day!

M2M Technology


Two-Way Radio, Rugged Devices, and Mobility