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A History (In Photos) of the Two-Way Radio

We love to celebrate new technology and provide our clients with the most future-proof bespoke two-way radio solutions that are best suited to their needs.  We thought that we would share with you a throwback of some amazing images taken of people using two-way radios throughout the years. To simply showcase how far the two-way radio has come.

Two-way radio being used during WW2 in 1941

 two way radio 1941

Photo Credit: Popular Science

Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaking on a walkie-talkie during a visit to Fort Jackson in June 1942

two way radio winston

Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS

A compact two-way radio being used during WW2 in 1943

two way radio 1943


Schilling’s Drive-in Restaurant, 1955

two way radio 1955

Photo Credit: Popular Science

Police Demonstration in London of Walkie Talkies , 1965


USDA grain inspector with a two-way radio on a construction site, 1976

two way radio 1976

Photo credit: US Department of Agriculture

Two-way radios being used in the film Back to the Future 2 , 1989

back to the future two way radios

This was meant to be in the year 2015 – this year! I think two-way radios are much more advanced now.

Motorola GP340 two-way radios being used in BBC’s Sherlock, 2014


Hytera PD785 two-way radios being used by Sam Cohen, Managing Director

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