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What particular 2 way radio comms are widely-used in seaports

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Update – It is alleged that 85% of most households are full of bits and pieces made in a city out of the United kingdom. But if these are made outside of the UK, how are they delivered into the country? Our seaports are one of the demanding in the world with freight ships going in and out everyday,  communications are important for an efficient and smooth running venture.


The global shipping industry expanded from revenues of around billion in 2001 to over 8 billion by the end of 2008, an average of 10% growth per year. The industry employs around 1.6 million people and some 8 billion tons of freight is handled each year through sea ports. Continue reading

What is trunked 2 way radio?

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Update – If you’ve ever used a walkie talkie you may understand the technology, you press a key and speak into the 2 way radio, you let go of the key and you recieve a message back, more than likely you have used a back-to-back system, but to extend the area of the infrastructure or to tap into a mobile phone style system you need a trunked infrastructure.                                                                                                                             Continue reading

The Two Way Business Radio Buyers Guide

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Update – The large investment of a two way radio infrastructure for a lot of companies and before this massive step, we advise looking at this piece. Below is an article created by the icom team, it highlights the items to look and plan for when you’re buying a radio system.


You have been given the responsibility for buying two way business radios. You have looked at the market place and see a multitude of manufacturers and two way radio solutions and are even more confused than when you started. You now find yourself asking a huge range of questions from how do you even start looking, how do you stay on budget, and what do you even look for? Continue reading

Communications in Airports:Safety and Security is Paramount

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Update – The security in airports have in the last ten years improved two-fold, and with this the radio structure has also improved and developed. Communications and departments that were formally segmented, were combined for a more versatile and cheaper system along with that a safer system, that could not be evesdropped in was created, learn more within ths fascinating item 


Efficiency, business continuity, service recovery, utilisation, safety and security on a massive scale. Continue reading


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Monitoring supply needs on a manufacturing line or reporting an incident on a construction site, how do you keep employees connected and safe? MOTOTRBO digital radio solutions can help by putting the power of digital communications within reach.

Motorola DP2400 Two Way Radio

Equip your team with the world’s most scalable digital radio solution. The DP2400 offers best-in-class audio in a scalable solution to your demanding communication needs. Intelligent Audio and voice announcement features enable easy communication in difficult work environments. Also, it’s analogue interoperable, enabling you to make the transition to digital at your own pace, all at a value that stands up to the competition. Continue reading

Digital comms on the golf course

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Latest news – You wouldn’t as a rule imagine that golf clubs would have radio communications, but you’d be amazed. The next time you play a round of golf, take a look at the green keepers and staff to see. Now golf club managers are extremely aware of the need for comms, but this article lays out some great benefits of digital radio on a golf course. 


With a typical 18 hole golf course covering 100 acres, everyday communications between teaching professionals, pro-shop staff, course managers, greenkeepers, maintenance staff, irrigation experts, caddies and timekeepers can often be both costly and time consuming especially if mobile phones are used. Continue reading

Solar flare drowns out radio communications on Earth

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Latest news – Every two hundred years we are granted a blast of energy from the sun, evidently the last wave two hundred roughly in the past did not take any electro-magnet or communications out, because there wasn’t any to talk of. So the powers that be as well as the governments are becoming a bit concerned about the wave that’s likely to hit us in the next few months, the sun flare observed on the 2nd of February is just the start of a vigorous phase for the sun. Continue reading

Sepura Plc : Sepura to showcase full critical comms solution at IWCE 2013

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Update – We all know Sepura, among the foremost makers of tetra two way radio, and they’re celebrating a successful year with a visit to the International Wireless Communications Expo 2013. Selling their millionth 2 way radio this year the entire company can pat themselves on the back and enjoy the expo. Sepuras’ worldwide status has grown exponentially this year and sepura might be looking to improve on that.


Sepura is delighted to announce its attendance at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), taking place on 13th-14thMarch in Las Vegas and set to be attended by more than 7,500 technology professionals from throughout the Americas. Continue reading

What Should One Consider When Buying a Walkie Talkie For Business Use?

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Buying a 2 way radio system is a large investment for any business, big or small and, as a result, it is vital that the customer makes the right choice.

Claire Davies, of eZine says,

“Purchasing two-way radios for commercial or personal use can prove to be a wise investment for anyone wanting a reliable cost-effective communication system. BUT, the decision as to which radio is right for you requires careful consideration”.

She also makes it clear that,

“Operating environments vary greatly from one consumer to the next and there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach when choosing ‘the best’ radio. While they can be pricey, two-way radios are a very useful and cost-effective piece of kit to have in your communication armory”.

She’s right; there are lots of things to consider before making the ultimate choice, chief amongst them is the band you’ll be using. UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radios operate on frequencies between 400 and 512 Megahertz. These radios have a very strong signal and are especially useful if users will be moving between and indoor and an outdoor setting.

Conversely, there are the VHF (Very High Frequency) radios. VHF is generally weaker than UHF, but can carry a signal over a longer distance and generally uses less power. It is important to be aware that VHF and UHF radios are completely incompatible, so choosing one may exclude your from getting the other.

Another thing to note is that there is actually a difference between a two-way radio and a walkie talkie, although the terms are, more often than not, used interchangeably. According to,

Modern walkie talkies still utilize the push-to-talk technology and are available in numerous price ranges – from units sold as toys to more commercial units used for public safety, business or any setting where a portable radio would be necessary. Some walkie talkie models can be made to be very small and depending on the differing use, the equipment varies with consumer use and commercial use”.  


“While commercial 2 way radios or hand-held portable two-way radios are often called walkie-talkies or ‘handie-talkies’, don’t confuse them with the cheaper model 2 way radio ‘walkie-talkies’. Two-way radios are available in mobile and stationary base configurations. An example of a two way radio that both transmits and receives at the same time (or full-duplex) is a mobile phone or cellular telephone, which uses two different radio frequencies to carry the two directions of the conversation simultaneously”.

Whilst this may seem a trifle nitpicky, it is important to keep in mind that buying a walkie talkie or two-way radio set represents a significant corporate investment. It is also important to consider whether you want the ‘licensed’ or ‘license free’ radio band. Basically, licensed radios are secure, but a lot more expensive, whereas license free radios can be eavesdropped upon. Whatever you buy, these factors are the most important to consider.

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ID-51E D-STAR Dual Band Portable Radio with Built-in GPS, Available Now!

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The ID-31E D-STAR was a beautiful modest two way radio, but that is superseeded with the ID-51E Dual Band D-STAR now, adding an incredible 500 additional channels, missing that vital communication wouldn’t be a problem.


Icom is pleased to announce that the new ID-51E Dual Band D-STAR handportable is now available. Evolving from Icom’s popular ID-31E D-STAR portable, the ID-51E possesses new features including dualwatch, 500 extra memory channels (for a total of 1,752 channels), automatic position reply (DV), repeater search functions and AM/FM Receivers. Continue reading