News and information about new products, regulations and happenings in the communications industry.

Harris County Fire Marshall requirements to comply with Emergency Responder Radio Coverage.

The provisions of section 510 of the International Fire Code (IFC), Emergency Responder Radio Coverage,
addresses the concern of responder radios operating in a large structure once constructed. Building construction
materials can and do absorb or block the radio frequency energy, preventing critical messages from being broadcast.
This may prevent an injured or disoriented emergency responder from …

Chairman Pai calls on Congress to protect public safety and repeal T-Band mandate

Agency Announces Suspension of Application Processing for T-Band Licenses and Renewals Because of Current Mandate to Hold an Auction in 2021

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2019
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement calling on Congress to repeal the mandate to auction T-Band spectrum and allow public safety officials to continue saving lives through …

Daikin Texas Technology Park in Hockley, Texas Improves Communications

When Daikin completed construction in 2017 of their 4.5 million square foot manufacturing plant, they employed nearly 1,000 people almost instantly to build air-conditions systems. NWR designed and deployed a 4 channel Motorola TRBO system inside their gigantic manufacturing plant to help improve business operations. Today, Daikin has grown to nearly 4,000 employees on …

NWRADIO Expands Coverage for Humble ISD P.D.

With the addition of 27 new MotoTRBO repeaters from NW Radio to their existing Motorola 17 site IP Site Connect system, Humble ISD Police Department can now communicate with every single school in the district in case of emergency. The C-Bridge facilitates expansion of IP Site Connect from a maximum of 15 repeaters to …

Notice From EWA: Programming Unauthorized Frequencies – There Are No Excuses

July 9, 2019 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Citation and Order against Mr. Jose Perez of Perez Communications and Electronics for the illegal programming of unauthorized frequencies within a customer’s radio system, violating section 90.427(b) of the Commission’s Rules. In the citation, the FCC directs Mr. Perez to cease programming …

NWRadio is a sponsor of the Sixth Annual Hempstead Police Department Charity Golf Tournament to Support Operation Military Embrace

The NWR team sponsored a hole at the tournament and came in 4th place at this event in Cypress, TX. Operation Military Embrace is a Texas based military support organization with active officers, directors and volunteers committed to helping wounded service members with financial and morale support. More information at

NWRadio Offering Racks for Multi-Radio Installations

NWRadio is now manufacturing and offering a Control Station Rack Mounting brackets, perfect for multi-radio installations. Check out the photos – we build eight-radio and two-radio main brackets and order individual brackets for each radio model. We also provide blanks to fill the holes if you don’t have a radio.

We started building these because …

NW RADIO Helps Assure Student Security on One of the Nation’s Largest Campuses

Campus police departments must always strike a balance between keeping students and staff safe and causing undue stress or disruption that can adversely impact the learning environment. When Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, one of America’s largest school districts, had outgrown its analog radio system, the district and their local KENWOOD dealer, Northwest Communications worked together to devise a plan. With minimal disruption, the school district expanded their channels from 7 to 32 and deployed NEXEDGE NX-5000 Series mobiles and portables for improved coverage and access to advanced technology.

DOT Regulations On Use of Cell Phones

On December 2, 2011 the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) published its new regulations prohibiting the use of hand-held mobile (cell) phones by drivers of interstate commercial motor vehicles, which include busses and trucks on interstate routes (“CMV drivers”). The new regulations take affect 30 days after publication, i.e. on January 1, 2012.
More specifically, the …