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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September 25, 2020 77 min

We discuss the FCC proposal to levy fees on ham radio licenses. tell you about some MURS radios from Dakota Alert and some really big summer rebates on Kenwood and Motorola business radios. Plus, the FCC grants Garmin a waiver.

The post TWRS-151 – The FCC Proposes New License Fees on the Amateur Radio Service appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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We give you an introduction to power supplies and tell you how to choose the right one for your mobile or base station two way radio. We also take some of your comments and questions from our blog and our forum.

The post TWRS-150 – Choosing a Power Supply for Your Radio appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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We discuss the rising popularity of the TYT TH-UV88 dual band amateur radio and whether or not it could replace the Baofeng UV-5R as the most popular radio in the world. Plus the Wouxun KG-805G GMRS radio, CB and ham radios, power supplies and China shipping delays.

The post TWRS-149 – Is the TYT TH-UV88 a Baofeng UV-5R Killer? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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We discuss the current national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how two way radios can be an important asset for both business and personal communications. We also tell you how to properly clean and disinfect your radios.

The post TWRS-148 – The COVID-19 Pandemic and Two Way Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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We tell you about a new smartphone controlled and programmable mobile amateur radio from VGC and a TYT radio that rivals the Baofeng UV-5R in features, performance, and price.

The post TWRS-147 – New Smartphone Controlled Mobile Amateur Radio appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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January 18, 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.

The post TWRS-146 – FRS is Open for Business appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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December 21, 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.

The post TWRS-145 – New GMRS and MURS Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-144 – Two Way Radio Holiday Gift Guide 2019 appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-143 – Should You Buy Used Two Way Radios? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-142 – Will Digital Replace the Analog Radio? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-141 – Do Retailers Suck at Two Way Radio Support? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-140 – Taking Two Way Radios to Another Country appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-139 – Two Way Radios in the Mountains appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-137 – The New Wouxun KG-UVN1 and Blackbox Digital Base Station appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-136 – A Doctor and a Ham appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-135 – New Higher Power Handheld Radios for 2019 appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-134 – Why Businesses Prefer Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-133 – New Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 Digital Radios appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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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.

The post TWRS-132 – Should You Be Licensed to Buy a Radio? appeared first on Buy Two Way Radios.

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