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Advancements in technology have had a huge impact on farming. From advanced harvesting machinery to the way that farmers communicate, it’s important to make sure that your farm is at the top of its game when it comes to farming tech. 

When farmers and farm hands can contact one another instantly, no matter where they might be on a vast property, productivity is going to go up. 

That means faster planting, fertilization, harvesting and an all-round more productive work day. 

Which is something every farm could use. 

So how can your farm ensure smooth, reliable communication across your land?

Short answer?

The best damn radios in the business.

You've landed on the web's premiere page for farming radios, where we focus exclusively on technological advancements in farm communication. 

Tech Wholesale has been helping farmers find the perfect two-way radio system for properties large and small for over 20 years. On this page, we’ve outlined three stellar devices that can help you in your farming efforts throughout the entire year. 

If you have additional questions, simply call us at 1-888-925-5982, reach out via the live chat function on our website, or fill out our online contact form.

If you already know which radio you’d like to purchase, click here for a free personalized quote.

What Do You Need in a Farm Radio? 

At Tech Wholesale, we’ve prided ourselves at working alongside farms for over 20 years to provide the best communication at the internet’s most affordable price. 

As such, we’ve learned a thing or two as it pertains to what farmers need out of the radios they buy. 

Here are some of the most sought after features in farming radios:

  • Communication over a large outdoor area
  • Indoor communication if there are buildings on your farm
  • Durability and reliability in weather of all kinds
  • Antimicrobial properties to stop the spread of germs and bacteria
  • Lightweight for unencumbered field work
  • Clear communication
  • Emergency communication
  • Multiple channels for effective segmentation

The Best Radios for Farms 

Motorola RDV5100

The first radio on our list is the Motorola RDV5100. This device is a VHF radio, which means that it was specifically created to perform well over a large outdoor area. It is, however, not intended for any kind of indoor environment. 

The RDV5100 performs exceptionally well in foliage conditions. It also travels well over open land, which is useful on a large farm. 

This radio has 10 channels, which will allow you to segment a truly massive workforce. A huge five watts of power pushes communications out over a long distance. 

Your outdoor communications with this radio will reach up to three miles with no problems. If you need more distance than that, this device is repeater capable and can reach up to six miles when paired with a repeater. 

It comes with a rechargeable li-ion battery which boasts a 19-hour battery life. That makes it ideal for those long days tending the acres. 

When it comes to privacy, you’re armed with 213 interference eliminator codes, which will ensure that your private conversations can’t be picked up by outside parties. 

The speakers on this device are 30% louder than previous models. That means it can be heard over loud farm equipment. 

The enhanced noise and magnetic interference reduction feature of the RDV5100 improves sound clarity. On top of that, it meets military standards for shock, vibration, water, dust, and temperature, so it won’t break in the field. 

If you need a quality outdoor radio, look no further. Click here to get a free personalized quote on the Motorola RDV5100

Motorola DLR1060

Functional, lightweight, and affordable, the Motorola DLR1060 is a good bet for most farms. 

This radio has six channels that will allow for a large farming workforce to be segmented into communication teams. 

When used inside, this radio has a range of 20 Floors, or 300,000 square feet. Outside, it works for up to two miles. 

The DLR series runs on a digital band. That means not only will it work equally well inside and outside, but you also won’t ever be asked to pay for a government license to use the airwaves. 

If you’re worried about privacy then stop worrying. This device comes with Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology, which protects the private communications between your team members. It also uses 10,000 Radio profile ID codes for enhanced privacy

On this radio you have Page All and Call All Available features. Emergencies can sprout up easily on a farm, and with this radio you can alert everyone to the potential danger at once. 

On the other side of the coin, it also has a direct call feature. That basically turns the walkie talkie into a cell phone. You can reach out to one specific worker without disrupting the whole farm.

The included lithium-ion battery on this radio has a lifespan of 14 hours per charge. 

If the Motorola DLR1060 sounds like the radio for your farm, contact us right away for a free no obligation quote

Motorola RDU4100

The Motorola RDU4100 is a UHF radio, which means it’s going to work both inside and outside. 

You’ve got a huge 10 channels here to segment a very large workforce. 

There are also 4-watts of power that will allow you to push the signal over distance. 

How much distance, you ask? It has a range of up to three miles outside with 30 floors or up to 350,000 square feet to play with inside. 

This is also one tough device. It comes in a military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis that is covered in polycarbonate. It even meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards. 

This is a radio that can be dropped in the dirt and mud without breaking. It can withstand a blast from a firehose and live to tell the tale. 

What’s more, this is a radio that’s going to give you clear real time communication. 

The device can get around walls, trees, vehicles, and works well in a building such as a barn or indoor nursery. 

As for privacy, the RDU4100 covers 89 business radio frequencies with privacy codes.

If the Motorola RDU4100 sounds like a good fit for your farm, you can click here and receive a quote that is tailor made to your specific farming needs

Which Farm Radio is Right For You? 

The Best Radio For a Large Farm

If you run a very large outdoor farm, we recommend the Motorola RDV5100

The VHF band on this device is going to cover a massive outdoor space. On top of that, it has an impressive 10 channels with which to segment the huge staff needed for such a massive property. 

That signal is pushed out with an impressive five watts of power for a normal range of up to three miles. It’s going to stretch up to six miles if using a repeater. 

This radio has a 19-hour battery lifespan and meets all military standards for shock, vibration, water, dust, and temperature. 

If you have a large outdoor farm and you need the best radio around, get a free quote today on the Motorola RMV5100

The Best Radio For a Small Farm

The Motorola DLR1060 is ideal for a smaller farm that doesn’t take up a ton of space. 

It’s a digital radio with six channels. Thanks to the digital band, you’ll never need to obtain a license from the FCC to use the airwaves. 

When you use the DLR1060, you have an indoor range of 20 Floors, or 300,000 square feet. Outside, you can communicate for up to two miles. 

Both the Page All/Call All Available features and Direct Call can be used to contact either everyone at once or one specific person. 

On top of that, it’s a lightweight device with a battery life of 14 hours. 

If you run a small farm and you need the best communication possible, get a free quote on the Motorola DLR1060

The Best Radio For a Farm With Many Buildings

If your farm has a lot of buildings and obstructions, we recommend the Motorola RDU4100

This UHF radio has 10 channels for a large farming team and four watts of power with which to push out signal. 

Outside, you’re getting a range of three miles, while inside you’re able to talk over 30 floors or up to 350,000 square feet. 

This device has a military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis and is covered in polycarbonate. It is highly durable, meeting MIL-STD 810 C-F standards. 

As a UHF device it performs very well at getting around obstacles and works exceptionally well both inside and outside. 

If your farm has a number of buildings and obstructions, you’re going to need the power of the Motorola RDU4100. Click here for a free quote that is customized for your business

Want to Learn More? 

Communication is vital to the success of a farm, regardless of its size. 

It’s only through effective communication that a farm can function at the height of its productivity potential. 

The three radios listed here are great for farms of varying sizes, but if you want additional information or have specific needs that weren't addressed in this guide, we want to help! 

Contact us by phone at 1-888-925-5982, reach out through live chat on our website, or fill out the Tech Wholesale online contact form.

If this guide has shown you the right radio for you, click here for a free no obligation quote.

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