A two-way radio is a radio that can both transmit and receive (a transceiver), unlike a broadcast receiver which only receives content. A two-way radio (transceiver) allows the operator to have a conversation with other similar radios operating on the same radio frequency (channel). Two-way radios are available in mobile, stationary base and hand-held portable configurations. Hand-held radios are often called walkie-talkies, handie-talkies, or just hand-helds.
Two-way radio systems usually operate in a half-duplex mode; that is, the operator can talk, or he can listen, but not at the same time. A push-to-talk or Press To Transmit button activates the transmitter; when it is released the receiver is active. A mobile phone or cellular telephone is an example of a two-way radio that both transmits and receives at the same time (called full-duplex mode). It uses two different radio frequencies (channels) to carry the two directions of the conversation simultaneously.
Two way radio (walkie talkie) hire is the cost effective way to source radios for any occasion. Don’t spend thousands of pounds on purchasing radio equipment – you can now hire two way radios for a fraction of the cost. Our radio hire services offer you the most up to date radio technology from manufacturers such as Motorola, Kenwood and Vertex Standard. We successfully introduced megaphones onto our hire fleet in 2014, and now offer noise-cancelling headsets.
Established in 1978, we have supplied radios to world famous sporting events, close protection services, multi-national retailers, time-honoured agricultural shows, etc, around the UK. We have recently introduced Hytera products to our wide range of sales products. This was the trusted brand for communications during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the products have been sold in over 80 countries worldwide.
HYT walkie talkies provide instant communications across a single or multi-site operation and can be used in a range of industries, including educational facilities, distribution warehousing, sports & leisure, security, and healthcare. HYT also provide a simple push-to-talk radio through to an Atex-certified radio for use in the oil and gas industries.