About Us


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.

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 and HARRIS 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 (micro) business (1790575) and a certified Woman owned business (32084). Our Cal Fire Vendor # 0000143339-00. Our Tax ID 26-2303189, Duns and Bradstreet Number 009971557, and Cage code 1PZ78 certifications to make government ordering easier.