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. 1. Do you need to communicate with other agencies?
Yes +1
Maybe 0
No -1
  1. 2. 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. 3. How important is overall durability? Are they being used in rough environments?
Very important +1
Not sure 0
Not so important -1
  1. 4. Does the radio need to be waterproof?
Yes +1
Maybe 0
No -1
  1. 5. How important is the cost?

 

Very important +1
 Doesn’t matter 0
Not that important -1
  1. 6. Do I need special features on my two-way radio? Noise-canceling? Dual Comm?
Yes +1
Maybe 0
No -1
  1. 7. Do your radios need to be intrinsically safe?
Yes +1
Maybe 0
No -1
  1. 8. 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. 9. 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

Harris XG-25P Two-Way Portable Radio

Harris XG-25 Two-Way Radio

 

Harris XG-75 Multimode Portable Radio

Harris XG-75 Two-Way Radio

Harris XL 200 Multiband P25 Portable Radio

Harris XL-200 Two-way radio

 

About the Author

Taylor Thomas is a Marketing Manager at First Source Wireless. With her experience, she has helped teams improve critical communications through the help of two-way radios. Taylor has attended many conferences including International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).

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