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A step-by-step guide to using a two-way radio

Businesses and organizations need to use two-way radio communication systems to communicate with each other. A wide range of benefits has been shown to be offered by two-way radios over and above the fact that they can be used for communication, such as being able to improve communication, teamwork, and provide crucial health and safety features. 

It could even be the case that the most effective radio system will not be able to perform as intended if the appropriate procedures and training are not in place and the user is not knowledgeable about how to use the radio correctly.

The following section includes some tips and advice about how to use two-way radios effectively, whether it’s a walkie talkie, an analog two-way radio, or a digital two-way radio, as well as LTE/PoC radios and satellite PTT radios, which are some of the options we cover in this section. The following documents may be of use to you and your team.

The way it works

Make sure you have charged your battery. You won’t be able to travel very far if your battery isn’t charged. So, make sure that the radio is turned on after that. For the most part, you will do this with the volume control on the radio. In order to be able to hear anyone or anything through the radio, you need to ensure that you have it set to the correct channel. The volume of your television should be set to the level that is acceptable to you when you are listening to transmissions.

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Getting Your Voice Heard

Make sure that in order to avoid interfering with the call you make, you wait until the channel is clear enough before making a call. Pressing and holding the PTT button allows you to use PTT. 

The microphone should be positioned between 10 and 15 centimeters from your mouth, so you are able to speak clearly and with a normal voice level. To go back into receiving mode, let go of the PTT.

If you press the PTT button, you will be the only person in your group who is capable of speaking. The majority of radios work this way, and you will be the only one who can hear you. For this reason, you will have to think carefully what you will say. In addition, it is important to remember that by keeping the button pressed, you are blocking any other person on the frequency from joining the conversation, and that you might also be blocking someone who is in an emergency situation. You won’t have to panic, and you’ll soon become adept at using the radio.

You need to clear your mind

Using two-way radios only allows one person to speak at a time, so keep your communications short and concise. This will allow the other users the chance to either confirm or further clarify your message before you proceed to your next point. Give time to the other user so that they can think before responding.

Put a pause between your words

When you first press the push to talk button (PTT), there may be a short delay before your radio starts transmitting. Before speaking, pause for a moment so your listeners can hear the entire message. Otherwise, the first few words of your sentence could be missed.

Enroll in a lingo class

When all parties understand and utilize the same language and etiquette, two-way radio communication will be more efficient and effective. When more than two people are on the same channel, this is especially true. You may hear some colleagues saying “Over” at the end of their comments, or “Out” when the conversation has concluded and the channel can be used by others. Having these phrases in your repertoire will make you more confident and efficient on the radio.

You will be able to communicate and use your system more effectively if you follow the following basic tips.