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St Brendan’s Sixth Form College Finds Smarter Solution with Motorola

With a large student body of over 2000 pupils across a decent-sized campus in Brislington, St Brendan’s has been educating 16-18 year olds since the late 1970s. With an admirable ethos of providing cutting-edge technology, environmental responsibility, and a supportive Catholic community.

This large college in Bristol needed to replace their existing radio setup due to poor signal range in certain buildings and across parts of the estate so they turned to SFL Mobile Radio for the innovative and reliable Motorola R2 digital radios.

The Motorola R2 Portable Digital Two Way Radio is perfect for an educational setting, replacing the popular DP1400. This powerful, durable handset combines a simple user-friendly design with comfortable and reliable coverage. The R2 is robust and rugged meeting military spec MIL-STD 80 and is compatible with the entire MOTOTRBO radio line. Featuring top-notch audio quality, long-lasting battery life and two programmable buttons. The R2 is a fantastic all-rounder for schools, colleges, and universities.

The key benefits the walkie talkies have had for St Brendan’s

• Improved business insights into radio requirements and usage
• Increased staff accountability for enhanced operational integrity
• Enhanced reliability and expanded coverage for seamless communication
• Dual channels for different team communications, clearing the airwaves for uninterrupted operations
• Dedicated emergency buttons to empower safety for staff and students


Even in the bustling run-up to Christmas, SFL demonstrated remarkable efficiency by ensuring the delivery and installation of the Motorola radios and accompanying accessories, repeaters, cables, etc. within just 6 working days of the school placing their order. This not only reflects SFL’s dedicated sales manager’s commitment to timely service but also underscores the dedication of our entire team to meet our clients’ needs, even during busy periods.

When discussing the radios with St Brendan’s, they detailed how useful they have also been when outdoors on campus, stating:

“Staff are very pleased with the reliability and coverage of the radios, especially radio waves passing through buildings that our old ones did not. We like now having two separate channels for estate-related matters and one for safeguarding/leadership.”

Further talking about the overall buying experience from SFL Mobile Radio, the team explained;

‘We are more than happy with recalling and reissuing our radios which has led to a better business understanding of who needs a radio and why.’

Are you interested in the Motorola R2, or looking to buy walkie-talkies for your school? Get in touch with the team on 0151 334 9160 to discuss your requirements.


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