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  • Benefits of Using Two-Way Radios on the Slopes

    When soaring down the Alps it can be effortless to forget about your skiing safety because the adrenaline rush is so thrilling. You don’t always think about the consequences of losing your group due to different skiing routes. However, you never know when an emergency may strike, in this case, a strong communication device is essential.

    Two-way radios can allow for productive communication with your group can communicate a potential danger or current emergency.

    Read our infographic below on the benefits of two-way radios when skiing:

    For more information go to the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • The Motorola T92 H20 Can Keep You Safe During Your Water Sports

    The Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio is a waterproof device that can help keep you safe during your water-based activities.

    Partaking in water sports can cause emergencies that nobody predicted. Not only can the Motorola T92 allow for productive communication during water sports, but it can also act as a safety device.

    It also takes away the worry of dropping your expensive smartphone in the water.

    Read our infographic below on how the Motorola T92 H20's key features can be a safety companion during emergencies.

     

    Purchase your Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio here: Motorola T92

     

    For more information go to the 2Way RadioShop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • A Splash of Safety: Using the Motorola T92 H20 For Water Sports

    Whether it be kayaking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, or any other water sports, the Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio can keep you connected and safe during your water-based activities.

    Communication is a vital component in sporting activities and especially so when partaking in water sports as being on water can cause unpredictable emergencies. Two-way radios allow for easy focus on your activity whilst contacting your team members safely on the water.

    How two-way radios assist you in water sport activities

    When rowing, canoeing and kayaking, two-way radios are beneficial for the communication between players in strategy and rhythm. Efficient communication can prevent fouls and rushing, and encourage an accurate paddling rhythm.

    Another challenge can be background noise in your environment, and it is essential you are heard on a boat over the loud noise of running water and the boat's engine. Two-way radios transmit voice clearer and louder.

    The British weather can be miserable at times, meaning you can certainly encounter rain when fishing. Therefore, a waterproof two-way radio with an IP67 rating is ideal for those wet, rainy days. The Motorola T92 H20 is perfect because of its waterproof design and can be used whether near fresh or salt water.

    Important factors to consider:

    • What if you are stranded in water and have no cellular signal to contact anyone?
    • How do you alert your group of an emergency whilst in water?
    • How do you communicate with your team who are on another boat, when gestures and shouting only go so far?

    Save your energy for your water sports and communicate safely and effectively with the Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio.

    How is the Motorola T92 H20 a safety device?

    • Emergency panic button - This is ideal for any times where you may be stranded in water, or suddenly fall into water and need to alert your team members.
    • Whistle belt clips – Two whistle belt clips arrive with your T92 purchase which can be utilized during emergencies to signal for help using the whistle. They are a practical back up in case your two-way radio is not accessible.
    • LED Torch - The Motorola T92’s LED torch activates on contact with water with red and white modes, as well as floating face up so it is visible on the surface. This can be used in a dark environment such as wanting to read a map in the dark.

    Motorola T92 H20 key features:

    Waterproof design:

    The Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio can keep you connected whether on land or on the water. This is because it meets IP67 standards and can withstand submersion of up to 1m for 30 minutes.

    Vibrate alert:

    This is a useful feature when in locations where a loud call tone can be intrusive, such as fishing. It is also beneficial where loud noise may prevent you from hearing your call tone, such as jet skiing.

    Emergency panic button:

    The bright orange emergency panic button is beneficial when alerting team members of any dangers. It allows you to partake in your water-based activity with confidence that others can be informed of any threats you may face.

    When pressed, a hands-free call will be activated, along with a loud warning tone on your radio to signal to your group that you need help.

    Battery life:

    The NiMH rechargeable batteries which can last up to 17 hours* on average use, or three AA batteries for up to 23 hours*. This battery life is ideal for those long water sports sessions. There is also a low battery alert to inform you when your battery is running low.

    LED torch:

    This two-way radio comes with a white LED setting to take part in your water sports on an evening, so you can find your way during emergencies or power outages. You can also switch to the red LED light setting for reading maps or papers in the dark whilst preserving your night vision.

    Bright design:

    The Motorola H20 T92 has a bright yellow casing so it is detectable if dropped in water or on the ground.

    Licence-free:

    The Motorola T92 H20 is a cost-effective option and easy to use because it is licence-free. It can be used straight out of the box without any need to require a licence.

    What's in the box:

    • Two Motorola T92 H20 two-way radios
    • Two whistle belt clips
    • Two NiMH rechargeable batteries
    • Two detachable USB cables
    • One carry case

     

    Purchase your Motorola T92 H20 two-way radio here: Motorola T92

    *Based on standard usage.

    For more information go to the 2Way RadioShop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • Two-Way Radios Are Ideal Camping Accessories

    Two-way radios have many key features that can keep you safe and connected when camping. They are ideal camping accessories because you can communicate with others at a long distance where mobile signal is unreliable.

    Two-way radios can allow for safe hikes, water sports and any other outdoor activities that occur when camping.

    Many of our two-way radios allow easy use for all your family because of their simple features. You can stay connected with your children in the tent whilst preparing your picnic for the day ahead.

    Read our infographic below for more information on why two-way radios are perfect camping accessories.

  • Why Two-Way Radios are the Perfect Addition to your Camping Bag

    When looking for camping gadgets, people purchase high-end electronic items they think are vital for camping, but neglect the devices that can play an important part of survival. A question each camper should ask is:

    How would they alert people if an emergency occurred and they had no mobile phone signal to contact anyone?

    When being outdoors in the wilderness, it is important to stay connected with your family and friends so that if an emergency occurs, you can communicate with your group. Luckily, two-way radios are a safety device as well as a communication device because of their key features.

    Here’s why two-way radios are the perfect addition to your camping bag:

    • Easy to use - Many of our two-way radios have a simple set-up with the easy pairing function and push-to-talk button to communicate with the other users. Any member of your family will be able to use our two-way radios with ease, including children in case of an emergency.
    • Panic button – Some of our two-way radios are equipped with a panic button which sounds an alarm to inform anyone in your surroundings of an emergency.
    • Good range – If you veer off your trail whilst on a walk, you can still communicate with your family as many of our two-way radios cover a large range.*
    • Hands-free – This feature allows you to contact your camping group by speaking to your radio without having to use the push-to-talk button.
    • LED torch – The LED torch provides emergency light when needed so you can read your map in the dark.
    • Robust design – Many of our two-way radios are child-friendly as they have a rugged design that can manage any knocks, drops and scrapes made by children.

    Why two-way radios can be more useful than mobile phones

    Whilst mobile phones have the capability to act like Sat Nav’s and computers, two-way radios can be more useful than your mobile phone when camping. You may have agreed as a family that mobile phones are not allowed on your camping trip as it gives you a chance to spend time with family and connect with nature. Here’s why two-way radios can be more useful than mobile phones:

    • When camping you are likely to encounter a lack of cellular signal, luckily this isn’t an issue for two-way radios as they don’t rely on this, they work off their own frequencies.
    • Some of our two-way radio’s battery life can last up to 18 hours on average use. This is can be longer than a mobile phone’s battery power with standard use.
    • Many of our two-way radios have a durable construction and a weatherproof IPx4 rating, so if bad weather occurs when camping, your two-way radio can keep you connected. This is unlike mobile phones where they can become damaged when wet.

    Lightweight two-way radios:

    It makes sense that you do not want to add additional heavy weight to your camping gear or backpack. Luckily, some of our two-way radios are lightweight and compact for those outdoor activities when camping.

    Licence-free option:

    We have a range of licence-free two-way radios available on our site which may benefit you when camping as they are easy to use and a cheap option. They also arrive with pre-programmed radio frequencies which is ideal if you want to use your two-way radio straight out of the box.

    Pros of licence-free two-way radios:

    • Cost-effective
    • Arrive pre-programmed.
    • Can be operated anywhere in the UK.
    • No call fees or contracts

    Two-way radios we recommend for your camping trips:

    Motorola T82 Extreme Walkie Talkies – Quad Pack

    • X4 Two-way radios
    • Emergency panic button
    • Licence-free
    • Durable and weatherproof with IP4 rating.
    • Up to 10km in range*
    • Up to 18 hours of standard use battery life
    • LED torch
    • Vibrate alert & hands-free.

    Motorola TLKR T92 H20 Walkie Talkies (Twin Pack)

    • Emergency panic button
    • Hands-free voice activation
    • Vibrate alert.
    • Floats when dropped in water.
    • Battery level indicator
    • Belt-clips have built-in whistles.

     

    *Coverage may vary based on conditions and terrain.

    For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • Cycle Safely with Two-Way Radios

    Whether you cycle with your partner, or in a cycling team, communication is vital when it comes to cycling on roads, mountains, or tracks.

    Thanks to two-way radios you can answer any questions your team may have, as well as communicate direction changes, all whilst staying safe and concentrating on your trail.

    There is a misconception that two-way radios are heavy and can get in your way, however, some of our two-way radios have a slim, compact design for a simple method of communication. There will be no worry of large, bulky radios getting in your way, meaning you can focus on the journey ahead.

    Two-way radios can enhance your safety as well as keep you in contact with your cycling team with some of their key features. This includes a voice activation feature to keep your hands free when communicating, and a long battery life for those who enjoy a longer route.

    Read the infographic below on how two-way radios can improve your safety when cycling:

     

    For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • Communicate Safely on your Cycling Journey

    Two-way radios allow for engaging real-time communication whilst on your cycling adventures. Using two-way radios when cycling is ideal for enhancing your simultaneous communication without losing valuable time for team coordination.

    It is important for your safety when cycling to have both hands on your handlebars. This means you may not have the ability to handle a large communication device to contact your group. You require an easy method of communication; one of our small, lightweight two-way radios can give you this.

    There is a misconception that two-way radios are large, bulky and can get in the way. However, small and lightweight two-way radios are ideal for many outdoor sports such as cycling, running and mountain biking, where you don’t want a heavy radio attached to your belt.

    Important factors to consider:

    • Are you afraid of losing your cycling partner during your trail?
    • Have there been times where you wished to ask a question to your group, but shouting only goes so far?
    • How can you make communicating the changing of directions easier?

    Many of our two-way radios have a hands-free voice activation feature where you can communicate with another person ensuring that your hands can stay firmly on the handlebars. This allows your hands to stay free whilst focusing on your journey as well as communicating with your group.

    A survey from the National Travel Attitudes Survey in 2020 shows that 60% of the British population say that it is too dangerous for them to cycle on the roads. Two-way radios can increase your safety with some of their key features:

    Voice activation feature - Focus on the road by simply communicating to your group with the hands-free voice activation feature.

    Simple and easy to use - Keep your focus on the trail ahead by having easy-to-use devices which prevents distraction.

    Battery life - The two-way radios have long battery life for those who enjoy a longer route. Some of our two-way radios have a USB port to simply connect a USB cable to a power pack for a swift charge.

    Why are two-way radios useful for cycling?

    • It is unlikely that you will lose your group or cycling partner on your journey because you can keep in constant contact allowing you to report changes of direction and updates using your two-way radio.
    • You can ask questions and make comments at any point of the journey.
    • You can give warnings by using the voice activation feature which reduces chance of distraction and injury.

     

    Motorola CLP446 radio:

    This two-way radio has a small, lightweight design so it can fit safely in your pocket without any discomfort. It arrives with a wired earpiece so you can hear your team clearly in a noisy environment.

    Key features:

    • Oversized PTT button - One simple, oversized push-to-talk button on your two-way radio allows you to find it easily so you can stay focused on the road.
    • Clear, strong audio - This feature allows for easy communication in noisy environments. This is ideal for cycling on busy, noisy roads that cannot be avoided.
    • Up to 14 hours battery use - There will be no worry of your two-way radio running out of battery with up to 14 hours use. This is suitable for your long cycling journeys when going those extra miles to keep fit.
    • Small, lightweight design - Simply clip the CLP446 radio onto your clothing without it weighing down your pocket or belt. Communicate comfortably because of the light, palm-sized design and wired earpiece.

    More two-way radios we recommend for your cycling journey:

    Motorola T82 Extreme with RSM's

    Key features:

    • PMR446 - licence-free
    • Vibrate alert & hands-free communication.
    • LED torch
    • Durable and weatherproof
    • Up to 10km range
    • Easy pairing for group call set-up
    • Battery level indicator

     

    Motorola XT180

    Key features:

    • Licence-free, cost-free operation
    • Rugged and durable construction
    • Hands-free voice activated communication.
    • 121 interference eliminator codes for 8 channels.
    • Up to 8km range.
    • LED torch

     

    For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

     

  • Planning A Hike? Stay Safe with Two-Way Radio's Safety Features

    Two-way radios are a vital factor of your hiking journey. Not only can their key features improve your hiking experience, but their safety features can assist in helping you stay safe on your large treks.

    If an injury occurs during your trip, how will you contact your group to communicate your emergency to them? The emergency panic button on some of the two-way radios activates a hands-free voice activation feature where you can speak to your group after pressing the panic button.

    See the infographic below for more information on how two-way radios are used as a safety device when hiking and walking.

     

    For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

  • Why Are Two-Way Radios Perfect for Your Hiking Adventures?

    Did you know that two-way radios are used as a safety device when walking and hiking?

    Radios are of important use to hikers because communication with your group is vital so you can stay informed on your locations, progress and any change of plan.

    Two-way radios help independent hikers stay safe and groups of hikers stay connected when exploring some beautiful walking destinations. Two-way radios can be an ideal companion for your hiking journey because of their many useful features.

    How are two-way radios used as a safety device?

    Two-way radios can be used as a safety device to help keep you safe during your hike because of some of the radio's features:

    LED Torch - This feature will assist you when reading a map or finding your way in the dark if you stray from your trail.

    Battery Life - Many of our two-way radios are equipped with long battery life. This becomes useful during those long hikes when you require a large amount of use from your radio. You can also use your two-way radio on the go as some of our radios have a USB port to connect to a powerpack for a quick charge.

    Battery Level Indicator - This allows you to monitor how much battery you have left on your radio. You can use this to monitor your battery usage on your journey.

    Panic Button - Simply hold down the button, a loud alarm will sound, and the hands-free feature will be activated for you to communicate with your group to call for help. This is useful in emergencies to gain attention from others.

    Voice Activation Feature - This feature allows you to communicate without pressing any buttons on your radio. Therefore, you can keep your hands free to handle the rocky terrain when hiking up a steep mountain trail.

    Durability - This feature allows your two-way radio to withstand some of the most extreme weather conditions. When you need to communicate with your hiking group in bad weather, your radio will still function through it.

    Why are two-way radios useful for hiking?

    Signal - There won’t be any loss of mobile signal when using two-way radios. You can climb many hills and rocks and still communicate with your group.

    Rugged Construction - Because of some of the two-way radios rugged construction feature, they can handle any knocks, drops and scrapes.

    Durable - Some of our two-way radios are durable with a IPx2 splashproof rating, which means they can handle splashes from any water you encounter on your journey.

    Range - Many of our radios cover a large range. Although there are limitations, for example, a shorter range when communicating in built-up areas, you can still enjoy long-distance communication on your hike in open areas. This is useful if you want to stray from your trail, but still contact your group.

    Vibrate Alert - The vibrate alert is a useful feature when hiking in locations where loud call tones can be disturbing, or in loud settings where noise may stop you from hearing your call tone.

    Two-way radios we recommend for your hiking adventures:

    Motorola Talkabout T82 Extreme Walkie Talkies

    Key Features:

    • IPx4 Rating – durable construction
    • Up to 10km range
    • Up to 18 hours battery life
    • LED torch
    • Vibrate alert & hands-free voice activation.
    • Battery life indicator

     

    Motorola XT180 2 Way Radios (Twin Pack)

    Key Features:

    • Rugged construction
    • Hands-free
    • Lightweight & comfortable
    • License-free Motorola PMR446
    • Range of up to 8km
    • Up to 14 hours battery life

     

    Motorola TLKR T92 H20 Walkie Talkies (Twin Pack)

    Key Features:

    • License-free PMR446 radio
    • Emergency panic button
    • Up to 10km range
    • LED torch
    • IP67 waterproof – submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes
    • Up to 16 hours battery life
    • Hands-free voice activation

     

    For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website www.2wayradioshop.co.uk , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email jordan.lyness@2wayradioshop.co.uk

     

  • COVID-19 Update

    We would like to assure our valued customers that 2Way RadioShop is a COVID-secure business and it is business as usual for the company.

    All of the team at 2Way Radioshop remain on-hand to assist you and provide the usual high standards of service that you are used to.

    The team are continuing to take the guidelines and measurements recommended by the government very seriously whilst continuing to provide the service and support required by our customers.

    Read our infographic below on how to clean and disinfect your two-way radios and accessories.

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