How to talk on a Two Way Radio A training guide

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, what you do, or how big your company is; having a reliable security system is a requirement for everyone. On a regular basis, we hear about incidents, injuries, robberies, and other mishaps. However, by taking a few precautions to ensure the safety and security of one’s environment, one may lessen the likelihood of such accidents and preserve a safe and secure atmosphere for all. A cordless two-way radio can aid you in your endeavor.

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Why do you need a two-way radio?

It’s critical for your security to act quickly in an emergency, and two-way radios are a much faster way to alert a large group at once, and are ideal for sharing important messages in a speedy manner. Also, two-way radios are a good choice for your business because they are more cost-effective than any other means of communication because there are no call costs. Working in a serious business, such as a construction site, requires people to focus on their work to avoid the risk of a deadly accident. Mobile phones come with a plethora of needless functions designed to distract users, so adopting a two-way radio will ensure that the employees are completely focused and are conscious to not make any mistakes leading to accidents.

Businesses where two way radios are used-

●     Hotels

For day-to-day operations, the hospitality business employs a large number of people, and it is critical to build an instant form of communication between the staff for better customer service and fast action in the event of a calamity such as fire, theft, or leaking. Long-range two-way radios are the ideal for this purpose.

●      Construction

Construction employees are constantly hauling heavy materials or working with potentially dangerous machinery, so there is no room for error. As a result, the requirement for immediate communication and coordination for the safety of each and every employee grows. Industrial two-way radios may prove to be cost-effective, rapid, and simple to utilize in such a severe atmosphere.

●     Security:

In the security industry, two-way communication has been a traditional technique of communication since, in the event of an emergency; you need to access information faster. Two-way radios allow guards to warn superior managers in the event of an emergency, allowing them to take immediate action to avoid damage.

How to talk on a Two Way Radio

  1. First you need to push and hold on to the PTT button throughout your transmission and communication process. (Note-Many users make a common mistake of not pushing the PTT button and holding on to it, during the transmission process, which makes it very difficult to communicate properly. Try to avoid that.
  2. It is advisable to hold on to the microphone between two and five centimeters from your mouth, which would be about 1-2 inches.(Note-A common mistake would be to hold the microphone far away from the mouth, making it impossible to hear the words correctly. Also holding the microphone too close is not advisable as well, as in that scenario the person on the receiving end can hear the unwanted breathing and mouth noises, called plosives.
  3. You should always talk past the microphone, instead of directly at it. When you talk straight into it a lot of plosives are created in between the conversation. You have to pivot the mic around your mouth so that you’re talking past the mic instead of into the mic.
  4. You should not rattle the microphone. You must try to avoid movement of the microphone in your hand while transmitting. You must keep this in mind that any movement can convert into background noises or inconsistent volume levels that can deteriorate the quality of the transmitted signal.
  5. You must try to avoid noise around the microphone, whenever possible. So if possible avoid loud keyboard typing noises, cracking knuckles, whispered conversations, background noise makers and anything else. It’s always better to speak in a quieter area so if possible move to a less noisy location to improve the quality of your speech or try to cover up or block some of that outside noise.
  6. Speak clearly in your normal voice that means you don’t have to shout or talk too fast. Divide your message into natural phrases rather than individual words so that what you say flows smoothly.


So there you have it, following these six principles when you use your radio will improve audio clarity and therefore increase your levels of safety while using a two-way radio. Once again we are going to summarize the steps for you. When you begin to speak through your two-way radio, you are to push and hold, and then speak. Keep the microphone about 2-5 centimeters away from your mouth, while speaking. Always talk past the microphone and do not rattle it. Try to avoid noisy environments when talking via a two-way radio and always try to speak clearly.