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All Ears for Four Legged Fun Day!

At Brentwood, we always take the woof with the smooth, and we were more than happy to lend a helping paw to Dogs Trust Basildon’s Annual Fun Day.

Held at the Barleylands Craft Village and Park, the event was organised to raise much needed funds for the dog rescue charity, which takes in abandoned dogs and does what it can to find them a new home.

With plenty of canine-related activities such as a fun dog show, a rehoming parade and an agility contest, there was no doubt who the stars turns were. There was also plenty of other entertainment for the whole family, with craft stalls, games, raffles, tombolas and a vintage car display.

Brentwood was asked to supply two way radios to help with the preparations for the event and to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the day.

Value for Money

We hired out a fleet of Kenwood TK3501 handsets. As an unlicensed radio, the TK3501 is a value for money model perfect for small community events. Unlicensed radios operate on frequencies within the 446MHz band, which is set aside by the telecoms regulator Ofcom for anyone to use free of charge.

The fact that you don’t have to buy a license for permission to use the airwaves helps to make unlicensed radio very affordable. The downside is that the 446MHz band is often crowded with lots of users, which can cause interference. However, for a one-off event like the Dogs Trust Fun Day, and out in the countryside away from other users, this was unlikely to be a problem.

The TK3501 is one of the best in class unlicensed radios available on the market. It offers superb audio, powered by Kenwood speaker technology, which ensures that calls can always be heard. It is also a particularly robust and durable model, more than capable of withstanding any knocks and mishaps you are likely to encounter at a family event.

Another advantage for a one-off event like this is that it is extremely easy to use. With digital two way radio technology getting ever more advanced, some models are requiring more and more training to be used effectively. But when you want something staff and volunteers can pick up and use for a few hours without any hassle, a straightforward model like the TK3501 is ideal.


With more than 40 years’ experience finding solutions for every type of business, Brentwood offers unparalleled expertise in two way radio hire.

To find out how we can help you, contact our team today on 01245 403520.

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