I have been researching radios for my church, so I have been educating myself on the technology. Thanks so much for doing the Podcasts. These have been really helpful at connecting the dots. From the Podcasts and the forum, it seems like the Motorola DLR1060 digital radios are the suggested radios for those who don’t have any radios yet. Another bonus is that they are license free.
My church campus is roughly 150,000 sq feet. There are two buildings: Main Santuary (brick building) and Activity Center (metal building). The cell phone reception is very poor in the Activity Center which is a metal building. My biggest question: Will the Motorola DLR1060 be able to communicate between the two buildings? If a cell phone has troubles receiving a signal, wouldn’t a two way radio have the same problem?
If a building has a problem with signal, is the suggestion to get a repeater inside the building? I know that a repeater is not available for the Motorola DLR1060.
Maybe I just need to acquire two radios and test out the situation. I am just gathering information at this time and haven’t settled on a radio yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.