The Two Way Radio Show

The Two Way Radio Show

We discuss all things related to two way radios, including business radios, FRS and GMRS consumer radios, ham radios, and accessories. Our goal is to help educate consumers and provide entertaining discussion.... Show More

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January 17, 2020 46 min

We discuss the recent proliferation of FRS radios designed for use in small business applications. We’ll also tell you about changes to some Midland MXT radio accessories and give you an update on the tariffs on Chinese import radios.

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December 20, 2019 51 min

We tell you about a new series of radios from Wouxun that could change the landscape for power users of both GMRS and MURS. We’ll also take some of your comments and questions from our blog and our forum.

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We give you our recommended picks of two way radios that make great holiday gifts for young and old. We’ll also take some of your comments and questions from our blog and our forum.

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We discuss whether or not you should buy a used two way radio. We’ll also take some of your comments and questions from our blog and our forum.

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We discuss whether or not digital radio technology will completely replace analog communications. We’ll compare the advantages and disadvantages of digital and analog radios, talk about the increased use of digital radios in the field, and speculate on the possible future obsolescence of analog communications.

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We explore the question of who is ultimately responsible for the warranty and support of your two way radios. We’ll explain how and why some retailers are expected to provide product support while others are not and share some of our experiences with the support of our own customers.

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We talk about using your two way radios in a foreign country. We’ll discuss the compatibility challenges, the risks of using radios purchased domestically in a foreign nation, and the potential liabilities of buying radios from international retailers for use in the US.

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We talk about using two way radios in the mountains. We’ll discuss the unique challenges when using two way radios in mountainous regions of the world, the types of radios best suited for use in these environments, and what to consider when using radios in the mountain areas of other countries.

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We tell you about the different types of audio accessory connectors that are commonly used with two way radios. We’ll talk about some of the most common types of connectors used, explain the confusion that can result from the different labels used to identify them between different manufacturers, and discuss why adapters used to convert one type of connector to another are not easy to find.

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We introduce the new Wouxun KG-UVN1 dual band DMR digital two way radio and the new Blackbox DMR Base Station. We'll give you an overview of their features and specifications, and compare them to their analog counterparts.

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May 3, 2019 33 min

We talk with a physician who is the Chief Medical Officer of a large healthcare system and who is also a licensed amateur radio operator. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog, our YouTube channel and our forum.

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We tell you about some new high power portable handheld radios from Wouxun and Midland for 2019. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog and forums.

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We explain why the Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 radios are so popular with businesses. We’ll discuss why radios are used for communication in dental offices, restaurants, retail stores and other onsite business operations and why many of them prefer the CLS series of Motorola radios in particular.

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We tell you about two new 900 MHz business radios from Motorola. We’ll also tell you about promotions and rebates available from a couple of manufacturers and take some of your comments and questions from listeners of The Two Way Radio Show and readers of our blog.

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Should ham radio dealers require their customers to have a license to buy a radio? We tell you the results of a recent Twitter poll on the question, read feedback from respondents to the poll, and discuss the pros and cons of such a requirement.

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We discuss the upgrade of the Wouxun KG-UV950P quad band mobile radio into the new Wouxun KG-UV980P, tell you which Wouxun radios are FCC type accepted, and announce some new TYT DMR radio bundles for your ham shack.

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We check out the new Motorola Talkabout T800, an FRS two way radio with some new and original features, including an app for smartphones and a fascinating and innovative display. We’ll talk about its capabilities, discuss the display, and tell you we why think it’s a step forward for FRS radios.

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We announce a new initiative by Kenwood to offer refurbished radios, talk about some new frequencies for business radios next to the GMRS and a discuss a radio operator who was fined for impersonating first responders.

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We discuss the latest FCC crackdown on Baofeng and other import radios and the possible ramifications for users of these radios and the US market. We also read comments on the citation and enforcement advisory.

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We interview Keith Chafin from Icom and discuss the new Icom IP501H Sim Card LTE Two Way Radio. We also share our experiences using weather radios during Hurricane Florence and read some of your comments on our discussion in episode 126 about the FCC citation of the Baofeng UV-5RV2+.

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