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  • 2 Way Radio Shop's XT180 Review

    2 Way Radio Shop's XT180 Review

    A licence free, cost effective and discreet two-way radio that is perfect for use in a multitude of environments such as within a school on the shop floor or across a warehouse.

    The XT180 has been purposefully designed for commercial as well as business users and is perfect for those needing to stay in touch with friends, colleagues or team members. Swift and efficient communication whilst offering clear and crisp audio in a variety of environments.

    Motorola describe the radio as being convenient, flexible and expandable meaning it can be added seamlessly to your existing Motorola licence-free radios meaning you can easily expand your radio fleets in order to accommodate an increasing workforce.

    The ergonomic design is lightweight, comfortable & easy to use. The high-performance batteries last for longer and are also rechargeable, making them perfect for users who operate on longer shift patterns.

    It delivers you all of the convenience and benefits of a two-way radio without the need to obtain an OFCOM licence. (If you need to acquire an OFCOM licence for any licensed radios you may have or be about to purchase, we also do all of this for you!)

    Key Features:

    • 8 Channels can be scanned to automatically detect channel activity enabling users to respond quickly to multi-channel communications.

    • Up to 8 km range

    • A choice of 121 interference eliminator codes can be set for each of the 8 channels, providing a wide range of channel settings and helping to avoid channel interference.

    • Up to 14 hours battery life

    • 10 Call tones

    • The radio can be positioned and set to detect voices or sounds and transmit these back to the listening radio without having to press the PTT

    What’s in The Box?

    • 2 X Radios

    • 2 X Earbuds

    • 2 X Rechargeable Battery Packs

    • 1 X Dual Charger Pod

    • 1 X Mains Adapter

    • 1 X Instruction Manual

  • Motorola T92 H20 - Essential Accessories

    Motorola T92 H20 - Essential Accessories

    The T92 has some exciting accessories which make it much more than just a two-way radio.

    Below we have broken down our favourite add-ons to supplement your device:

    1) Handlebar Mount

    A great addition for mountain biking and boating adventures alike, roam through the woodlands with your walkie-talkie seamlessly attached to the handlebar mount for easy access when you need it most. The mount allows you to rotate your radio to fit your needs, whether it be portrait or landscape

    2) Remote Speaker Microphone with Push-To-Talk Button

    This is the perfect accessory for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking! The push-to-talk (PTT) button allows for easy calling and the speaker delivers a louder, clearer message making it easier to hear your friends. The ‘RSM’ fastens on to your clothing so your able to chat without holding your radio.

    3) Single Pin Surveillance Earpiece

    This PTT headset delivers a clear, crisp sound and easily attaches to your clothing with a clip that accompanies it. The clear earpiece is discreet and fits comfortably under a sports helmet.  With no set-up required, you can simply plug it in and you’re ready to go, looking like a secret service operative!

    4) Motorola Lanyard

    This stylish and convenient accessory allows you to keep your handset close at all times, meaning you can keep in touch with your group seamlessly without having to stop to take it out of your pocket every time you want to talk.

    If you are struggling to find an accessory, or need some advice on what to buy, please contact our team on 0800 328 0100

    https://www.2wayradioshop.co.uk/2-way-radio-accessories.html

  • Effective Battery Use, Storage and Care

    Effective Battery Use, Storage and Care

    When your battery fails, your radio fails. When your radio fails, your business communications fails. This can have a severe impact on productivity and the safety of your staff. For this reason, it is absolutely imperative that you know how to effectively use, store and care for your batteries.

    Starting with a few do’s & don’ts:

    Always:

    • Use the battery in a suitable environment. Check the IP rating to see if it is resistant to dust and water.
    • Frequently inspect all battery contacts for dust and dirt.
    • Clean the contacts using a suitable micro fibre or lint free cloths.

    Never:

    • Attempt to tamper, disfigure or alter the form of your battery
    • Store batteries alongside flammable materials
    • Use a source of heat to attempt to dry a battery if it gets wet
    • Discard your battery in a fire

    How to Store:

    • Before storing, ensure that the battery is unattached from the radio/device. As this helps reduce drainage of the battery.
    • New batteries which are to be stored should be charged above 50% but not to full capacity.
    • Batteries must be recharged to more than 50% every 9 months.
    • Ensure batteries are stored in a well-ventilated temperature (68F/20c – 86F/30c) & humidity (30% - 60%) controlled environment.

    It is worth noting that batteries which have been removed from storage may take numerous charge/discharge cycles in order to reach optimum capacity.

    How to Recharge:

    • Turn the radios off, if the battery is drawing current whilst charging simultaneously the battery life can shorten.
    • Remove from the stand once fully charged as leaving it plugged in can also shorten the battery life.
    • When using a new battery, it is important to charge (initialise) them before use. Li-Ion batteries need to be charged for 15-17 hours whereas NiMH batteries require 14-16 hours prior to first use.
    • Bare in mind that if you continuously recharge NiMH batteries before they have run out, they can suffer from the ‘memory effect’ which results in a drop in the batteries capacity and only partially charging.

    When to Renew:

    Batteries typically have a life-span of 12-24 months, however by following the best practice advice I have laid out, it will increase the lifespan for a period, but as with all things electrical or mechanical the time will come when it must be replaced.

    When that time comes, we are always here to assist.

  • Safety & Stylish. The Best Way to Communicate on The Slopes This Season

    Safety & Stylish. The Best Way to Communicate on The Slopes This Season

    Whether your run is green, blue, red, black or even a double black rating, being safe on the slopes is paramount. Not thinking about your boots and ending up with poor fitting rentals can be uncomfortable, not thinking about safe ways of communication and keeping in touch can be critical.

    If you’re lucky enough to witness the magical landscape of a ski resort this winter, whether it be whilst carving through the mountains or from a vibrant après bar. Chances are, you will want to share those memories with friends and family. Lightweight, voice activated communication and cost effective these devices have come a long way from the ‘walkie-talkies’ we all played with as kids!

    Anyone who has been skiing around the Alps, or snowboarding through remote areas of woodland, will tell you that mobile phone coverage is sporadic at best. In these circumstances, where it’s easy to split up, shouting and waving to one another can prove to be a fruitless task.

    Using two-way radios eliminates this seamlessly and is increasingly an essential means of communication for outdoor adventures. Whether it be meeting for lunch during a skiing session, to locating a family member who’s lost the group, two-way radios can be crucial to remaining connected to one another.

    With so many options, how do you pick the right two-way radio? Here we have done the research for you and picked our favourites for 2020 below:

    1- Motorola T92 Twin Pack (Special offer EXC VAT- £74.17):

    The T92 has plenty of features but remains remarkably easy to use, and that’s why it tops our list! Boasting 16 hours of rechargeable battery life in sub-zero conditions, also keeping you connected with a 10km in range, means you’ll never lose touch with your group during long days out. With an IP67 rating, this radio can withstand the harshest of weather conditions and even floats face-up in water. It stands out in a bright yellow casing, making it tough to lose if you happen to drop it in the snow! Should you need help, signal the others in your group by pressing the emergency alert button to activate a hands-free call and sound a loud warning tone on your radio signal.

    2-Motorola TLKR T82 Extreme Twin Pack (Special offer EXC VAT - £64.50):

    The T82 Extreme is one of our most popular and affordable two-way radios. Reaching up to 10km in range and with state of the art iVOX hands-free mode, you can make and receive calls with ease whilst racing your friends down the slopes. And with earpieces included, you will still be able to contact your children who can wear them under their helmets. Taking just one touch of a button, it couldn’t be easier to pair the radios up either! There’s no need to worry about finding your way back to the ski-lodge when its dark, the T82 comes built in with an integrated LED light to help you navigate back safely.  Upgrade to the Motorola TLKR T82 Extreme QUAD pack and save even more on your radios!

    What Should I Be Looking For?

    IP Rating:

    If you plan on skiing, you should look out for an IP rating of IPx4, IP67 and IP68. Essentially, an IPx4 protects against water splashes from all directions. An iP67 rated radio can withstand constant submersion of water of up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. An IP68 radio however, will be able to reach a depth of 1.5 metres for 30 minutes, meaning it will stay intact during days of blizzard.

    Emergency Features:

    Outdoor excursions do leave the possibility of accidents and injuries happening. Therefore, emergency features on your radio could be potentially life-saving. It would be advisable to look for radios with an emergency button which can send out a siren to the rest of your group.

    VOX (Voice Over Call):

    In our opinion, this is the most useful function when you are on the move as it transmits through voice activation. Allowing you to remain hands-free and effortlessly communicate with the group whilst you race to the bottom.

    Earpiece Connectivity:

    The majority of radio packs come with earpieces included. These can be used alongside the VOX function. This allows you to communicate more efficiently during your activities with improved audio quality, and again without the need to touch your radio when VOX is activated.

    Perfect for sticking to your holiday budget

    Size/ Weight:

    Long gone are the days of big, chunky radios with huge antennas. However, it’s still worth looking for a light ergonomic design which can clip onto you easily.

    Find out more: info@2wayradioshop.co.uk

    Check out what our customers thought of the products below:

    T82 Extreme customer review: ‘I bought a Twin Pack of these from the 2wayradioshop before an impromptu skiing trip. They arrived in under 24 hours and it only took a minute to get them set up to allow me to maintain contact with our children if we were separated. Both parties found it liberating & they worked even when not in direct line of sight i.e. I was at the top of a rounded hill & they were at the bottom we were still able to maintain contact. Seems an excellent, sturdy & well-made product.’

    Buy this on special offer: https://www.2wayradioshop.co.uk/motorola-tlkr-t82-extreme-walkie-talkies.html

    T92 Customer review: ‘Really great product ideal for purpose which is to communicate with coxes when coaching rowing crews, able to give instructions that they can clearly hear. Being waterproof is obviously an advantage being a water sport.’

    Buy this on special offer: https://www.2wayradioshop.co.uk/walkie-talkies-motorola-tlkr-t92-h20.html

    Man powder skiing, Alps, Zauchensee, Austria
  • The best radio for the job

    Choosing the right two-way radio for your industry and job type is essential. Being able to communicate with your team, supervisors and managers is an extremely important part of any job role, but certain industries rely on efficient modes of communication.

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  • The best radio for the job

    Choosing the right two-way radio for your industry and job type is essential. Being able to communicate with your team, supervisors and managers is an extremely important part of any job role, but certain industries rely on efficient modes of communication.

    Motorola radios provide a high quality, efficient solution to communication. They allow for increased productivity and safety within any industry whilst lowering a businesses operating costs. The benefits for a number of industries are below, but if you find that you need some further advice regarding your job role or industry visit: 2 way radio shop .

    Hospitality

    Two-way radios allow individuals to communicate seamlessly and discreetly throughout an event or daily occurrences. Customer service can be enhanced due to effective communication resulting in faster response times to issues or requests.

    Manufacturing

    From security guards to maintenance workers, portable and mobile radios allow for constant communication between team members. This ensures that should a situation arise, response times would be as quick as possible, ensuring the team and the public’s safety.  Increase the safety of your staff and members of the public with our selection of 2 way radios.

    Transportation and Logistics

    Using radios as a form of communication in the transport and logistics industry can increase the reliability of the service, with real time updates during a journey.  Our parent company Eemits Communications have created an exclusive radio network that covers the whole of the North East of England, allowing transport companies (amongst others) to have continuous radio communications and real time tracking information over whole of the North East of England.  Contact us for more information.

    Requirements to consider

    There are two main factors that you should consider before deciding which model of Motorola two-way radio is best for you and your business needs.

    • Numbers of users or channels – The number of individuals and talk groups will influence how many channels you will need for a radio. You may require dedicated channels for different departments of your business who only need to communicate with each other. It is also very important to keep the potential for expansion in mind when thinking about how many channels you wish to have.
    • Frequency Bands – All of the different bands have advantages for certain applications and situations. The higher the frequency, the better the in-building penetration, but as you increase the frequency it will result in a reduction in range.

     

    • Features – Two-way radios are available with a variety of features that can improve your businesses productivity and efficiency, along with the safety of your team and workforce. These features include integrated data applications that will increase the radios capability of voice communication. The main safety features can include emergency notification which can be utilised during urgent situations which can make hazardous work environments more bearable.

    The correct choice of a two- way radio can vastly improve the day to day running’s of a business or organisation, most importantly keeping your employees connected. They can provide communication solutions for real time updates, keeping all members of a team informed of important goings on.

    Contact a member of the sales team to discuss your requirements further, our sales team are trained to ensure you receive the correct radio solution for your communication needs.

  • Motorola – A Timeline Of The Brand

    Motorola has been a household name and brand for decades and are known for telecommunications including two-way radios, but how did it all start?

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  • Security Guard Essentials – A Guard’s Gear Guide

    Here at 2 Way Radio Shop, we know that security work can often be a dangerous job. Having a role protecting people, property or possessions can leave little room for a security guard to consider their own safety. Taking security measures to protect themselves guarantees that they will always be able to concentrate on the task in hand knowing that their personal safety isn’t at risk. So what security measures does a security guard need to take?

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  • Top 18 - Best Walkie Talkies & 2 Way Radios

    Below is the Top 18 - Best Walkie Talkies 7 2 Way Radios. The Motorola brand is leading our top 18 list of the most popular Walkie Talkies and 2 way radios. Most of the radios in the list are used for both commercial and leisure use.

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  • Difference Between Walkie Talkies and Two Way Radios

    Difference Between Walkie Talkies and Two Way Radios Difference Between Walkie Talkies and Two Way Radios By Condredge Dole

    Walkie talkies and two-way radios seem to be the same thing at a glance. They both allow communication between multiple people, without being near to each other. With a push of the button, it is similar to being on a phone. However, they are not the same and phones are an example of one of them.

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