Two Way Radios

Two-way radio

We may be at a time when we rely the most on mobile phones and texting for communication, but we’d argue that the sleek device still has not taken the place of two-way radios.

After all, mobile phones can fall helpless in the absence of an Internet connection and suspension of phone service—and these could be down in the case of natural calamities or other emergencies.

Meanwhile, two-way radios do not depend on a cellular network, and so long as they are intact, it could be used to reach another person with similar equipment.

When you’re in the middle of a problem isolating you and your company from the rest, you can count on two-way radios to save the day. Losing phone credits wouldn’t be a concern, too.

What is a two-way radio? The name already explains the concept and can be pretty self-explanatory if you know about radios.

If you have a CB radio or ham radio at your disposal and know how it works, then you already get the drift. But basically, it is one that can both receive and transmit radio signals, making communication between two parties or more possible.

It is designed either as a half-duplex or full duplex, and the only difference is its capability to simultaneously do both the transmitting and receiving of radio signals.

In picking your two-way radio of choice, there are also three formats to consider: handheld units which are typically called walkie-talkies, mobile units and base stations.

Walkie-talkies, a term often used interchangeably with long range two-way radios (but not technically correct all the time), are compact and convenient. Mobile units are used in vehicles, while base stations require to be set up on a table.

We’re here to guide you through picking the equipment that best serves your needs. Need to see reviews? We have it. Having trouble using your radio? We’ll throw in some tips.

You can also check out the best two-way radios around that we’ve compiled. What we’re saying is, we got you covered.