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Having Issues With Your Two-Way Radio? Here Are Some Solutions


Two-way radios help people, and businesses, find ways to communicate privately for a lower cost. However, two-way radios can be finicky sometimes. 

While the technology has improved immensely, you may run into these common issues when using them. Here are some problems you may face.

Audio Quality is Poor

Sometimes, you may have good reception, but it’s still difficult to hear the audio from the radio. In this case, the problem may come from the fact that there is dust and debris in your grill. 

This can interfere with the audio quality. All you have to do is wipe it down with a cloth to improve quality.

If there are still issues, it could be a problem with the speaker itself. Visit Moonraker Radio or another radio retailer to learn more about solutions to your audio issues, as well as to purchase a new radio if you’re still having problems.

The Reception is Poor

Nothing is worse than having a two-way radio with reception you can’t understand. A lack of reception can lead you to be unable to understand the person you’re talking to. While poor reception can happen with cheaper radios, a business-grade radio should have strong reception at all times.

One reason for the radio not having good reception is because the antenna is not pointing up. If it’s pointing to the side, objects may interfere with its signal, such as walls. Also, if you are deep within a building, that may be a reason for poor reception.

If neither works, it could be a problem with the antenna, and you may have to order a new one. Luckily, these are affordable. Check your antenna and see any damage to it, such as breaks, scratches, scuffs, or other defects. Some damage may indicate that the radio’s antenna is about to die.

Radio Won’t Stop Beeping

An annoying beeping sound can ruin your experience. One reason for the beeping is simple: your battery may be low. Charge the battery to eliminate the beeping. For a business, the batteries of the two-way radios should be charged regularly.

If charging doesn’t help, another reason may be that the battery is about to die for good. Visiting a radio expert will help you to replace those batteries if needed.

Another reason for beeping may be that your radio is in transmission mode. Turn it off to eliminate the beeping.

Maintenance Can Help

A good radio can last you a while, but there are some instances where you may want to have an expert perform regular maintenance checks on your radios. That way, you can avoid significant problems that can cost you more money than the radio is worth.


Radios have been helping businesses function for over 100 years, are you taking advantage of what they have to offer?

Two-way radios are more powerful than ever, but they still have issues. By being mindful of these common problems, you can resolve them quickly and have no problems communicating with your peers. 


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