Why Does My Two-Way Radio Only Work for a Few Hours?

Two-way radios are designed for the workplace, which means they’re meant to stay charged for the length of a shift. If your radios aren’t working as long as you need them, there may be something wrong with the battery. This includes factors such as: How you charge the battery The age of the battery How you use your two-way radio Switch …

Phonetic and Numeric 10-Radio Codes

Do You Know Your Radio Codes? Ever wanted to know what it meant when someone said 10-4 on their two-way radio? 10-radio codes, or 10 signals, are used to represent common phrases.  The codes were developed in 1937 and first used by the U.S. Navy. They were later expanded in 1974 by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO). They are especially …

What Does the IP Rating on My Radio Mean?

Two-way radios are powerful devices that help your team instantly communicate while improving productivity and safety. Depending on your work environment, your radio needs to have features specific for your business, such as a safety Man Down alert in environments such as construction and manufacturing. More importantly, your two-way radio has to be able to handle your business’s work environment. For …

4 Common Two-Way Radio Battery Types

You depend on your two-way radio to keep you connected to your team. So if your two-way radio doesn’t work, you can’t either. This why it is important that you choose a battery that is best suited for your work environment. There are four common types of two-way radio batteries. It is up to you to decide which one is …

10 Reasons Businesses Choose Two-Way Radios Over Smartphones

Canadians pay some of the highest cellphone bills in the world, so many people are seeing the numerous benefits of switching to two-way radios for their business. Two-way radios have been around longer than cellphones and their capabilities are continuing to evolve every day. You may be surprised to know that today’s two-way radios have a significant number of improvement …

Analog vs. Digital Two-Way Radios

History of Two-Way Radios The two-way radio as we know it came around 1933 when the Canadian Donald Hings created the first portable two-way radio that allowed a transmission to take place. Previous two-way radios were too big to carry and required a lot of wires and equipment. Ten years later, working for Motorola Solutions (then known as the Galvin …

Benefits of Two-Way Radios for Construction

How Two-Way Radios Benefit Construction Construction sites are noisy and dangerous work environments. Workers must be kept safe. Deadlines must be met. Competition for bids is increasing and cost effective measures must be leveraged. Most communications devices aren’t built to withstand the harsh working conditions created by construction sites. However, two-way radios are tough and built to work on a …

5 Reasons You Need the TURBO TALK App for Your Business

The TURBO TALK smartphone application exclusive to KELCOM Radio allows you to communicate in ways you haven’t thought possible. Stay connected anywhere across the world with TURBO TALK. Here are 5 benefits of the TURBO TALK smartphone app for your business: Instant Communication When you download the app for your Apple or Android smartphone, you can instantly communicate with members …

3 Myths Transitioning to Digital Radios Busted

Two-way radios have been around for a while, and are know to be reliable, durable and rugged devices that improve productivity and safety at many companies. Thanks to advances in technology, digital two-way radios are capable of doing more for your business than ever before. This includes longer battery life, Email Gateways, GPS Location Tracking and many other safety and …

5 Common Two-Way Radio Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Two-way radios are powerful tools that help keep your teams connected and communicating. They help increase productivity and safety and foster faster decision-making while reducing downtime. It is important for every two-way radio user to understand the basics of how these devices work. However, in the unlikely event that your investment breaks, do you know what to do? Some of the common …