5 Tips For Extending Your Two Way Radio Signal


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Two-way radios are an important tool used in the security industry. They play a key role in keeping the public safe, but also the operative as well. Wall to Wall Communications has been in the industry for 40 years, so we know a thing or two about what businesses need from their two-way radios. We supply a range of analogue and digital two-way radios that suit a range of radio requirements for your business. We see a lot of questions come our way over the years about how to get the most out of your two-way radios. The most common question that we see is how can I boost my two-way radio signal? This is an interesting question and there are many ways you can do this. In this article, we will give you our 5 tips for extending your two-way radio signal. 

Install A Repeater To Your Two Way Radio

Security operatives work in all different environments which can pose a challenge to your two-way radio signal. Although radio signals can bend around buildings and travel great distances, the more work your radio signal has to do the weaker the signal will be. This can cause conversations to drop out or for people to be unavailable to talk. This can be a risk if you are managing a large crowd of people in an urban area or if your security task force is in pursuit of a criminal. To combat the dropping out of signal, Wall to Wall Communications recommends that you install a repeater into your two-way radio communication system. What a repeater essentially does is strengthen your radio signal, enabling your business to always keep in contact with their operators no matter the environment. This is the ideal solution for boosting your business’s radio signal.

Antenna To Boost Radio Signal

The size of an antenna does affect the range of your two-way radio signal. If your two-way radio communication system is currently experiencing issues with the signal dropping out, it might be best to invest in a new antenna. These come in different sizes and it’s the general rule of thumb that bigger is better. Antenna can help your business to reach areas that traditionally have poor signal and it will allow you to always keep in contact with your employees.

Regularly Change The Battery Of Your Two Way Radio

This might be obvious but it’s surprising how people have issues with their radio signal due to a dying battery. Typically, a battery that is in constant use should be changed every 8-24 months. This will prevent poor coverage, conversations being cut short mid-transmission and unclear communication. So if you use a full and healthy battery, your business will benefit from improved signal and better output from your two-way radios.

What Is A Leaky Feeder?

This is a great way to extend your radio signal to people working in the construction industry. A leaky feeder is designed to be used by people who work underground, in tunnels or shafts. It is a cable that is used to leak radio signals to areas that may be difficult to penetrate with a strong two-way signal. 

Using WIFI As A Alternative To Radio Signal

If you are finding that radio signal is not efficient enough for your business, it might be best to transition to devices that use 3G, 4G and 5G. Devices that use mobile data can often be relied on when the radio signal is very weak. It also gives you access to instant messaging and other benefits of using the internet. A lot of our range of two-way radios come with in-built mobile connectivity.

If you have any questions or need help with a two-way radio signal then do not hesitate to call us on 0208 770 1007, email us at info@walltowallcomms.co.uk or fill out the form below.