As my wife and I were doing our weekly shopping trip recently, at least three grocery and one dollar store that we went into were using GMRS radios. The employees were equipped either with straight hand-helds or using a VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) headset. The majority of use was to deal with administrative tasks such as calling for floats for the cash register, talking to the back of the house, and dealing with the proverbial "clean up in aisle four".
One employee used their radio to call to the loading dock to see if there were any more items available of a particular one we wanted that was on sale in their flyer. One quick call brought one out to us.
I have also seen more road work crews utilizing GMRS radios for traffic coordination and site communications. I even noticed the use of GMRS while in a computer store to purchase an enclosure for a hard drive.
Either these companies have been reading my book or blog, or have discovered on their own that GMRS is a viable alternative to expensive business-band UHF radios. Think of what this service can do for your company.
Boucher is the author of the book, "The Complete Guide to Canada's
General Mobile Radio Service," available as an electronic book through
his website, or as a physical book from Cafepress.ca and Cafepress.com.
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