Lots of people have to use walkie-talkies for various reasons. However, most don’t fully understand the lingo unless they’ve completed a training course in the subject.
Considering that, we designed this infographic about walkie-talkie lingo to offer a helping hand. It presents the most important information you’ll need when communicating using walkie-talkies.
We’ve all heard the phrases “Roger”, “10-4”, and “Over and Out”, and over the years this radio lingo has become a staple of everyday slang. Did you know that these phrases only touch the surface of an entire language of walkie-talkie lingo?
Walkie-talkies and two-way radios were in existence long before the cellphones and technology of today, and as these devices started being used in applications such as public safety and the military, a set of standardized lingo developed to ensure communication was as clear and efficient as possible.
Take a look at the history of the language of walkie-talkie lingo, and you can start using it in your own radio communications today!
Ten codes contain some of the most popular lingo terms for walkie-talkie use. We’ve all heard of “10-4”, which means “message received”, but by learning more of the vast language of ten codes you can make your walkie-talkie communication even more efficient and fun!
If you want to learn even more take a look at our Radio communication codes for walkie-talkies article.
Just as with any language, there are certain phrases unique to the world of two-way radio communication. By learning some of the most common phrases, you can be sure to sound like a pro when talking over walkie-talkies with your friends!
Learning the basics of walkie-talkie lingo opens you up to another level of radio communication. There are times when the signal is poor or discretion is needed in conversation, making ten codes and typical radio phrases essential to getting your message across.
By practicing your walkie-talkie lingo you are sure to enhance your communication and up the level of fun when using two-way radios with your friends!
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