Walkie-talkies and two-way radios are used in a variety of scenarios, from summer camp staff to transportation. They can be an important part of your job, requiring you to relay messages to people outside your office space or location.
Learning to communicate with proper lingo can be important, but more important is learning to communicate efficiently and effectively without stepping on anyone’s toes. This article will address walkie-talkie radio etiquette.
There are a few simple rules that you should follow once you turn on your two-way radio or walkie-talkie. Following these will ensure that you will hear when someone calls you and be able to convey your messages out to recipients on the other end.
You should never say the first thing that comes to mind when speaking on a walkie-talkie or two-way radio. Unless you have a great deal of experience with these devices, your first message is likely to be too long and may not include the proper call sign or lingo.
Follow these rules to make certain your message does not fail to be understood.
Here are a few more guidelines that don’t fit in the abovementioned categories, but are just as important. Be sure to follow them to maintain a proper walkie-talkie etiquette.
Just because it is an emergency, that does not give you the right to ignore etiquette. If someone else is in the middle of a conversation, these steps will tell you how to relay your urgent message.
While there is much more to learn about using a two-way radio or walkie-talkie properly, these guidelines have given you the basic etiquette of using your device.
If you want to see these walkie-talkie etiquette tips in action take a look at the video below. The tips in this video are good, but the overacting is very annoying 🙂
Hopefully, now you can use a walkie-talkie or two-way radio without stepping on any toes or making yourself look like a fool.