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Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby denishills » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 pm

Hello everyone,

We all know how significant two-way radios are in our businesses and in our day to day lives. Which is why it is important that we have cheap and effective ways of keeping them out of harm's way.
In order to fulfil this, I am conducting a survey to find out trends on current two- way radio usage and current methods of radio protection used.
A link to the survey is attached below.

I hope as many people as possible can participate.
The survey is short and will only take 5 mins to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8GC5MPR

Thank you.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby m0lsx » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:21 pm

People may want to remember that denishills has not posted here before & that he has not let us know who he is. And most importantly remember that it is perfectly possible to hide a very nasty experience behind a very innocuous looking link.
For example clink on the link below, which looks like a link to a page on this site & you will end up at Ofcoms WTR page.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby thelad » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Link seems legit, looks to me like the questions being ask would be what somebody wanting to open a radio hire company would ask.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby thelad » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Same user and post here also.http://forum.motorola-radio-support.co.uk/
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby G4RMT » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:14 pm

No - I had discussion with the originator a few weeks ago after a similar survey was posted on the two way radio forum - and he is of the opinion that screen protectors are very useful - I pointed out that speaking personally - all I really care about is seeing the display. He does seem to believe that radio users wish to keep their radios pristine and any scratches on the display required instant fixing. He's legit, and just very green - this survey is very much the version before I tried to explain that he really isn't asking the right questions to produce meaningful data - clearly I wasted my time.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby thelad » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:13 pm

All my handys have screen protectors on.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby G4RMT » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:55 am

This could be useful info - from the survey questions before and conversions since - my attitude with hire kit is coloured because you lose the 'ownership' response - the one where you look after, keep clean and try to maintaining condition and value. With hire kit, you get over this quickly when your pristine piece of very expensive comes back with a huge gouge in it, but the fact is the gouge doesn't impact on performance, or my income from it - because oddly, the hirers don't care either! For quite a while, I kept my personal equipment in good nick, but it sort of wore off. I've now got a very different attitude - when I whacked my Fender Jazz, in brand new condition into a metal door frame and put a huge ding in the headstock, I was gutted ..... for ten minutes, then it too joined the doesn't matter pile!

Clearly other people have very different views - it's personal. I assumed the title - Professional two-way radio meant business use, hire, company provided radios - which are very different from spending your own dosh. I wouldn't use screen protectors in the same way I stopped using cases - just simpler to use the radios as supplied, so I'd never put my radios into thick leather or thin plastic cases, or stick protectors on the display. If they get scratched they stay scratched until they can't be read -although I'm pretty good with brasso!

If you do use protection - Denis is wanting to invest in protection products, so your responses might help him - although - the survey is still pretty incapable of helping.

1. Have you had any radio that had a scratched display y/n
2. what make and model is it?
3. Would you invest in screen protection if it was available for less than £10 y/n
4. If no - what price would the product need to be for you to consider purchasing the product?
5. If you don't find the product useful, please provide some information

That gives you so much info - the makes and models of radios that are susceptible to scratching, and 'out there' and how cheap a product has to be. Obviously, if Denis's product is £20 minimum, then just adjust q3.

This will reveal the depth of the problem from the responses and also the reason non-interested people aren't going to buy them.

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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby SilverShadow » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:44 am

It isn't good manners to start your first post on a forum with a link, not only that but it always has a ring of spam to it. It is on topic though so unless members notice otherwise or report it to be spam or selling something we'll let it stand for now.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby m0lsx » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:24 am

When we wanted a screen protector for my youngest daughters phone & they wanted something silly like £6 for it & we are not talking for one of the shatterproof ones. I just brought a pack of 3 generic tablet screen protectors from Poundland & cut each of the three into two separate protectors for her phone.
I will admit the effort involved in cutting up the generics was strenuous, but only if you are lazy. And it saved us well over £35 & if all you want is a screen protector for a radio, you will get a hell of a lot more than two protectors per generic tablet sheet.
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Re: Professional Two-way radio Survey

Postby denishills » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:40 pm

Hello,

First of all, I want to apologise for not introducing myself. I can see why people thought my post was a spam. :embarrased:
As someone else pointed out, I am trying to collect as much information as possible for my survey on professional two-way radio protection and if people really do care about it, so I am sort of "forum hopping". A big Thank you! to everyone who answered my survey :thumbup: . I got a lot of useful info.

The survey is designed to filter some questions out based on your responses and preferences so it does not take much of your time.
I hope as many people as possible can participate so I can know if my little venture is worth it or not.

Again thank you for your time and your feedback. Please let me know what you think about the survey.

Denis.
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