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How to Choose the Best Two-Way Radio [QUIZ]

Now that you have decided a two-way radio is best for your business or agency, take this short quiz to find out which model will work for you. There are a lot of two-way radios out there with different makes and models, leaving you to decide which is right for you. This quiz provides questions that should be asked when deciding on a two-way radio. Read each question and decide which response reflects best. Keep track of the points throughout the quiz. At the bottom, there will be a chart based on your score.

 

  1.        Do you need to communicate with other agencies?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

  1.        Do you need to be able to operate in more than one frequency band i.e. UHF or VHF?

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

  1.        How important is overall durability? Are they being used in rough environments?

 

Very important +1

Not sure 0

Not so important -1

  1.        Does the radio need to be waterproof?

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

  1.        How important is the cost?

 

Very important +1

 Doesn’t matter 0

Not that important -1

 

  1.        Do I need special features on my two-way radio? Noise-canceling? Dual Comm?

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do your radios need to be intrinsically safe?

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Is battery life important? Think about if there will be a while before you are able to charge again.

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Is wattage a factor in your two-way radio? The higher wattage the better it’s going to transmit.

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

      10.   If getting a license is required, would you want to obtain one?

 

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

6-10  5 Less than 4

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