Care Tips for Two-Way Radios

You’ve just purchased your first set of two-way radios. How long can you expect them to last? It all depends on how well you take care of them. If you maintain and use your radios with care, you can expect them to last five to seven years on average. Accessories often have a shorter lifespan. … Read more…

Two-Way Radio Etiquette 101

If you are new to two-way radios, it is helpful to know a few things about using them to communicate effectively. Whether you are using them to communicate with co-workers, emergency workers, or members of your mountaineering team, a lot can hinge on how clearly you are able to deliver your words. Here are some … Read more…

How to Boost Your Two-Way Radio Range

Nothing is more frustrating than purchasing a two-way radio set that says, “up to 30 miles” on the box, and then discovering you are having trouble even getting one mile of range. Unfortunately, this is just par the course with two-way radios. Sadly, radio manufacturers are allowed to market this way, but you would only … Read more…

Baofeng UV5RA Dual Band Radio Review

The best thing about the Baofeng UV5RA is its astoundingly low price. This model has everything you need to communicate via shortwave radio on the go. Despite the low cost, the plastic case and the buttons are very well made and responsive. Located on the bottom of the UV5RA you’ll find four tiny nubs that … Read more…

Midland GXT1000VP4 Two-Way Radio Review

Many two-way radios come with a headset jack. But the GXT1000VP4 comes with a very solid Midland “boom” style headset. It’s the perfect walkie talkie for paintball. When you’re playing paintball, you need your hands to control your weapon. You don’t have time to fiddle with buttons and knobs when you’re trying to communicate. That’s … Read more…