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Walkie Talkie Dictionary

walkie talkerUsing a walkie talkie is an effective method of quick and portable communication. Walkie talkies are used for a wide variety of reasons! While walkie talkies are an efficient means of communication, knowing the proper language is crucial to good, accurate communication. Walkie talkies have their own lingo which can make communicating with walkie talkies a fun and exciting new activity! Below are a few general terms that can have you using your walkie talkie like a seasoned professional. Do you copy?

  • Breaker 1-9: I want to begin conversation.
  • 10-4: Okay.
  • Big 10-4: Yes.
  • Roger That: I understand.
  • Over and Out: I’m finished talking.
  • Negatory: No (Negative can also be said).
  • Affirmative: Yes.
  • Do you copy? Can you hear me?
  • Copy That: I hear you.
  • What’s your handle?: What’s your name (a nickname is generally used).
  • Got your ears on?: Are you on air and listening?
  • What’s your 20?: Where are you?
  • Standby: Used when someone tries to communicate but you are too busy to reply, simply say standby.
  • Go for____: I’m here and ready for conversation.

Walkie talkie lingo is simple and easy to learn. Using these common phrases will have you communicating properly and efficiently when using a walkie talkie to communicate. Over and out.

Tags: Communication , Radio , Telecommunication , Telecommunications , Two-way radio , Walkie-talkie

Add comment January 10th, 2013

What’s the difference between VHF and UHF radios?

Motorola Two Way Radio

Motorola Two Way Radio

When shopping for a business two way radio, it’s important to know the differences between Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) radios. Not only will knowing the differences help you pick a better set of walkie talkies, but they’ll also assist in proper use of radio communication on the job.

So what’s the difference? Well, for starters, frequency penetration. UHF radio waves are strong enough to penetrate steel, concrete, brick walls, and rugged terrain, which makes a UHF radio ideal for indoor-outdoor communications, or in situations where you’ll need to communicate between floors of a building or in a more rugged environment.

On the other hand, VHF radio waves aren’t as strong and can’t go through the same things as UHF radio waves. Instead, VHF radios are best used when there aren’t any obstructions to the signal. If you’re communicating in the outdoors, a VHF two way business radio is the ideal fit for sending and receiving messages across open land, rolling hills, and thick forests.

UHF and VHF business two way radios also come with different features to make use easier. Some UHF radios will include a more rugged design or compatibility with headsets. Some VHF radios will offer options for use in all weather. It all depends on the radios you’re looking at.

At, we carry both UHF and VHF business walkie talkies that are perfect for meeting your two way radio needs. Shop our selection today.

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Tags: Business , Radio , Radio frequency , Telecommunications , Two-way radio , Ultra high frequency , Very high frequency

Add comment September 14th, 2010

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