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Benefits of Two Way Radio Hire for First Time Users

Supervising public events or displays are frequently stressful. Using two way radio as a reliable method of communication can be the difference between success and failure. A lot of organisations find the cost of buying and maintaining their own fleet too expensive leaving radio hire as the cost effective option.

Quite a number of organisations use two way radios for the first time when hiring to run small events.

Advantages of hiring two way radios for this are:

  • It’s the best solution as it is on a short term basis so no long term financial commitment.
  • Short term radio hire needs no capital outlay.
  • You only need to pay when you actually need them.
  • Two way radio provides an effective way for your team to communicate over a site, contributing to a well-run event.
  • Benefits health and safety for both your team and guests.
  • No expensive mobile phone call charges.

Two way radios remove the need for mobile phones for your team to communicate with each other at the same. Simply by pressing the ‘Push to Talk’ button, everyone on the selected channel can receive you. This is especially important if you need to get directions or instructions to your team clearly and quickly.

Multiple channels can be programmed into separate channels so you can split your team into groups. Examples of this would be that you could have one general channel for everyone, a channel for the car parking staff, a channel for the catering staff and a channel for the management team. This way you can select the channel of who you need to give instructions too.

Short term radio hire means you can get to use and experiment with radio technology with less financial commitment than if you bought radio equipment outright. If you find two way radio useful and think that it could provide value to your organisation, we can arrange putting them on long term hire or arrange a deal for your needs.

At Comsco, we have over 40 years of extensive industry experience and can provide you anything from simple, two way radios to complicated multichannel business radio systems.

Should you wish to discuss this further, please give Comsco a call on 01538 388550.

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Fitting an Earpiece or Headset

At Comsco, we provide a variety of accessories to compliment your radio hire. From covert acoustic tubes, D-Shape over the ear to noise cancelling headsets we can provide what your hire needs.

The earpieces and headsets all connect via the 2-pin accessory socket located on the side of the hire radios. Motorola CP040 and Motorola DP1400 both feature the same socket located underneath a dust cap. Other radios such as Motorola GP340 or Motorola DP4400 require an accessory port audio adapter to use the standard 2-pin connection or they can use the bespoke direct connection which connects directly to the accessory port.

Here we will explain how to correctly fit the 2-pin connection.

Unlike a 3.5mm audio jack you may plug into your mobile phone, the radio may not work via the earpiece directly after installing without following the below instructions. This is because the remote PTT (push-to-talk) located on the wire of the earpiece / headset or sometimes on the cup of a headset uses the microphone line to send the push-to-talk command.

To correctly fit your 2-pin earpiece simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Ensure radio is switched OFF. If the radio is switched on the audio will be routed to the speaker of the earpiece but it is unlikely to transfer control of the PTT to the remote PTT.
  2. Fully insert the 2-pin earpiece plug into the radio until it firmly ‘clicks’ into the accessory port. This ensures correct alignment of the plug to the socket. If not pushed firmly the plug can sit slightly off target but feel and look like its connected correctly.
  3. Switch on the radio. The radio will now detect that an earpiece is connected and reroute the microphone and PTT control to the earpiece.
  4. Adjust the volume control to a suitable level.