Major Components In A Two Way Radio System

Two Way Radio System Components
Two Way Radio System Components


In a typical two way radio system, there are some basic components, which make the whole configuration work:

1.)Switching System

The switching system is something that is only applied to a wide area radio network. For a single network, this will not be required.

2.)Base Stations

Base stations can also be referred to as a station that is fixed, however, it does not re-broadcast the signal to the other users in the radio system. A base station consists of: repeaters, controllers, antenna and the power supply. It’s main purpose is to extend the coverage, which allows users to communicate on a larger area.

3.) Radio Terminal 

The radio terminal is a component, which can be referred to as: mobile station, radio unit and more. This is used in order to allow the user to communicate and interface to the network. This radio terminal can be classified as:

a.)Portable Two Way Radio

This is the type of two way radio that users can communicate with while on the move. Because of its ability to move around, this can sometime affect the signal, thus creating a limitation.

b.)Mobile Two Way Radio

A mobile is a two way radio that can be installed into a vehicle or car. These are larger than a portable two way radio, but the user doesn’t have to hold it so that does not pose as a limitation. These typically provide a much more powerful output than portables due to the fact that it is larger and has a bigger form.

c.)Fixed-Station Two Way Radio

This two way radio is placed in a fixed location (i.e. office, room, field post, roof). The power output is greater than the portable as well as the mobile due to the fact that this product possesses an external microphone and a high quality antenna.


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