Radios that communicate 2-ways are often referred to as walkie talkies. Many people own such 2 way radios and know the convenience they can provide when you need to communicate with someone who is no right near you.
All radios in your group will need to be set to the same channel before you can communicate. For example, if your radio is set to channel 7 it will send your voice over that channel when you talk, and it will listen for and allow you to hear other people talking on channel 7. It is always important to remember that these channels are public! Always be careful what you say over a two way radio, because you can never be sure who is listening.
The following day, the radio earpiece took my father off the critical list and moved him to a regular room. I was still in shock with the news that Robert was dead.
Going to rob a bank? There's an app for that. The "police chat" app lets bank robbers listen in on security stuff transmissions on their iPhone, and it even flags conversations where key words like "bank robbery" are mentioned.
10-4 actually means a two-person squad car is headed for the scene. A 10-99 means only a single officer car will be arriving on the scene, whereas a 10-1 is an emergency and numerous squad cares are enroute.
Any standard restaurant will have sufficient coverage with a 1-Watt UHF radio. Any wattage beyond that is not useful, unless you plan to go off site as well. In this case, you may want to look into a 2 or 4 watt walkie talkie.
Indeed, seriousness and the need for citizen participation was the tone of Scanner Day. Not too far to the north at the Gary Comer Youth Center, numerous residents watched the South Shore Drill Team perform in the parking lot of their new headquarters, heard community speakers and various performers urging greater neighborhood participation in keeping the streets safe. This was the official National Night Out event sponsored by the Chicago Police Department's Third District.
It is no doubt that two-way radios have come along way over the years. Most people have found them impossible to live without, just like cell phones! From starting out at a maximum range of about 2-5 miles, you can now find them with maximum ranges of up to 14 miles! Next time you are on the go with friends or family, make sure you're prepared and take a two-way radio along. They may just prove to be pretty handy.