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About 49er Communications



49er Communications is one of the largest single-site dealers of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Equipment in the US. The company’s prime focus is the provision of portable and mobile radios to agencies of the Federal, state and local government, together with business and industry accounts. 


We use this site as a specialty site focusing on our BK Radio line. BK Technologies formerly known as (FKA) RELM BK Radio, RELM Wireless, and Bendix King LMR is a US manufacturer of land mobile radios (LMR) and radio accessories.  The BK Technologies products and products from the 49er Communications family of brands that work with the BK Technologies products are the exclusive focus of this website. On this site we feature several aftermarket brands such as BadAss, Big Boost, and 49er Communications. 


The company specializes in Mission Critical response to public agency needs, and is capable of fulfilling urgent requirements for communication equipment and accessories at much faster response times than typical of manufacturers.   49er Communications operates on a basis of Not Tomorrow, Right This Second (NTRTS) pronounced “NIT-RITZ” when fulfilling urgent requirements of government agencies.


In support of the USFS efforts during wildland fire season, 49er is able to assemble and ship large orders of radios and spare parts all within the same day, several times a week, over a 4 month period. 


Active customers include over 2000 Federal accounts including DOD-ARMY, DOD-USAF, DOD-USN, DHS-TSA, DHS-USCG, USDA-USFS, DOI-BLM, DOI-BIA, DOJ and more.  Total billing to federal agencies exceeds $ 1 M annually exclusive of such large projects.


49er Communications stocks US made Bendix-King (BK) high specification portable and mobile radios suitable for use for military, security, fire suppression and other public safety activities.  The company maintains a significant inventory (varies from 50-500 units) of APCO P25 compliant VHF radios in its California warehouse.  In addition, 49er Communications maintains a large inventory of accessories for these radios, including batteries and spare parts. 


In addition to BK Radios, 49er Communications is established with THALES multi-band radios which cover 4 frequency bands in one handheld unit.  Interoperability is at the finger tips of fire commanders with VHF, UHF, 700 & 800 Mhz all in one unit fully capable of conventional and P25 Trunking along with encryption, cross band channels and front panel programming capabilities.


The company was founded in 1997, and was honored in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States by the INC Magazine top 5000 companies.   49er Communications is a certified small business and a certified Woman owned business.