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    I just read some old messages regarding FDNY Radio Straps causing problems with Radios.F.F.C.told us What the radio man said
    prior to buying the straps they bought the universal style (no metal on mike clip)and also with no swivel snaps,they wanted to put plastic clips on.Prior to this instance we had never heard of this issuie.Our own Radio Repair department had little belief that the straps were the issuie.Providing the best product and the best customer service is our number one goal.We have been selling our Products for 10 years to the Fire Service and hope to have another great 10.www.RadioTech.com
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    Hehe Janice,I use your strap and it's a quality product that has absolutely no interference issues with my radio.The guys like mine so well they're all in the process of getting them.The thing I like about it is the modular design,so in the event that i do mess up and damage it,it's easily repairable without having to replace the whole strap.T.C.

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    Thanks TC,I hope you know we give a one year warrenty on our products.If any thing needs repair or replacment just give me a call on the toll free.We loved the show in Freeport last year !
    Thanks Again for your kind words and tell the guys we got all those Kenwood cases in stock that Maine loves so much!And as always same day shipping!
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    Janice,
    can you link your website...would like to check out your product

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    vollie4life,
    I will try to fix the link.Our site is www.RadioTech.com
    If you can not find something you are looking for or have a Question you can call me toll free at 866-894-6115.We have sample kits avalible for evauation.
    hope to hear from you. Janice

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    Maine may love 'em but my crew doesn't.Mostly Motorola and Upper end Vertex here.We got a few Kenwoods but not real happy with them.T.C.

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    I was involved in the original thread and told the user that I thought it was crap. The likelyhood that that little amount of metal contained in the clip on the strap could cause interference is crazy. I think the standard Motorola clip has as much metal in it. If I remember correctly, this was a case of a Department not wanting its members to use them, so they came up with an excuse.

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    You could make the entire strap out of metal and it probably wouldn't hurt or interfere with anything. The radio being next to your body cause 10x more signal degradation than a metal clip or belt hanger.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Nm is right ,.......lapel mics and having the radio next to your body blocks more signal geting out than any metal clips will ........worse if you are on simplex only system .....
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    Thank you for your imput,Your comments have taught me things I never thought of.I will save all your comments in case this issuie comes up again.
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    I love the FDNY style Radio strap I bought from P&R products and I'm sure its from Radio Tech. They are very versatile in the way you can wear them or place them in reference to keeping the radio dry or accessible and out of the way of the airpack. As far as radio interference is concerned , I havent had a problem yet. I have learned that any intrinsicly safe radio that has been in any fire environment may not be "explosion proof" so the problem may be the excessive carbon build up in the radios from fires or something totally off the wall.

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    Many Communication companies have resold our straps in the past so it is a good chance you carry an Original Radio Tech Strap. Starting this month we are now stamping our name on every one. Over the last year many people have tried to duplicate it. This is why I highly recommend getting a sample to evaluate to be sure you are purchasing the best quality. No Photograph can compare to holding something in your hands. Also could you please explain your interference theory in laymenís terms, I did not get it?
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    I know this thread has been inactive for a while but I just wanted to throw my two cents in. I have used the Radio straps for about 6 years now and never had a problem with it interfiering with my VHF or UHF band radios, Ive used different antennas from stubby's to full lenght, still no issues. One thing I will say is out of the different brand straps Ive used Radio tech rocks! I started out with Boston leather because that was the one I always saw publicitey for, it was good and it did the job but the grain of leather they used was sorta ruff. Then one day I was surfing the web and came across a thread from a FF/EMT in Texas who mentioned he loved his Radio Tech, I figured I would try one out for my dept, I will tell you, I fell in love with it instantly, the craftsmanship shows how much thought and pride they put into their products. Anyways after I bought the radio tech from www.radiotech.com I dont think I will go with another company again, hell I gave my Boston leather straps away to co-workers.

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    Arrow the strap...

    We use Kenwood TK-380's and have found there to be interference on the radio when walking and talking. I had the oppurtunity to meet/speak with someone at Kenwood and showed him the problem. We found that if you rubbed the meteal clips from the strap against the screw that holds the lapel mic on, you could hear interference being tx'd. I tried it with a Motorola HT-1250 with similar, yet not as bad results. I am using a Kenwood TK-3180 and do not have any problems.

    I do not know if the radio's lapel mic screw is creating an RF field or what...

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    I have a quick question for rfd599,

    do the radio holders you guys are selling at the fire store work with the Motorola NXT 5000's? I don't know of many people who can keep their pants up with those heavy things.

    Thanks for any reply.
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    A few things I'd like to point out

    First I fail to see how a radio case and strap of any typical design is causing interference. I think that is total crap. Second, the person selling these products in this thread can't even type a properly constructed sentence. She wants us to give her money for a product?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janiceSilva View Post
    I just read some old messages regarding FDNY Radio Straps causing problems with Radios.F.F.C.told us What the radio man said
    prior to buying the straps they bought the universal style (no metal on mike clip)and also with no swivel snaps,they wanted to put plastic clips on.Prior to this instance we had never heard of this issuie.Our own Radio Repair department had little belief that the straps were the issuie.Providing the best product and the best customer service is our number one goal.We have been selling our Products for 10 years to the Fire Service and hope to have another great 10.www.RadioTech.com
    I hope you can build radio straps better than you can make your point by trying to combine sentences into a paragraph.
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    Their radio straps are fine... I use one.

    PS: this thread is from 2003!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Second, the person selling these products in this thread can't even type a properly constructed sentence. She wants us to give her money for a product?
    Try using proper punctuation when tossing out you're high and mighty insults, they'd hold more weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    A few things I'd like to point out
    You forgot a period.
    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    First I fail to see how a radio case and strap of any typical design is causing interference. I think that is total crap.
    You forgot the common after the word "first".
    Imagine it, the public expects you to come to their rescue? You must not have passed third grade?


    Lighten up, NMfire,you don't spend money where people fail to always spell properly or use perfect english? Hell, many are lucky to buy gas where the clerk speaks english.

    BTW: The thread Janice posted was back in '03, there isn't anything more recent to pick apart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    You forgot the common after the word "first".


    It's "Comma".
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    Hahahaha.

    Nice comparison. Too bad gas is gas. The same tanker delivers it to all the stations in town and the clerk has no impact on the product or the marketing. The person in this thread is not only apparently the owner, but also marketing the product.

    If the CEO of Shell wrote like that, no I wouldn't buy the product anymore. Nor would I buy radio equipment or anything else remotely associated with life-safety. Why should I have any confidence in a product or the company that produces it if I can't even read what the boss is typing.

    And I didn't revive this old thread. But since someone else did, it is now fair game. Had I noticed years ago, I would have said the same thing then. Am I missing any commons?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Originally Posted by RFDACM02
    You forgot the common after the word "first".
    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    It's "Comma".
    What's that phrase about people living in glass houses?



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    Common/comma: Proof that at least three of us in this thread are human!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post

    If the CEO of Shell wrote like that, no I wouldn't buy the product anymore.
    Dude, you gotta live a little! Couple your high standards for the rest of the world and the kids "graduating" H.S. now and you'll be holed up in Montana on some ranch by 2010, growing your own food and making your own clothes. Plus I'm willing to bet Radiotech won't go under without your $29.95.

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    Top notch company,Top notch product.Modular and rugged.Buy whatever you want NM but if it isn't a Radiotech it's not gonna last as well.OUTSTANDING company support,and I've got the battle worn proof. We've used the product for many years and I've yet to find a better strap. T.C.

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