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Best of 2021: Top Five Two‑Way Radio Blogs

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Best-of-2021-Top-Five-Two-Way-Radio-BlogsDid it seem to you like 2021 went by in a blur? If so, you're not alone. The year brought constantly changing circumstances and a lot of juggling, for most people.

Given all of that, we understand if you may have missed one of our popular two-way radio blogs!

Throughout the year, the ChiComm blog shared useful information on how to solve key problems using a two-way radio solution. In this post, we take a look back and share blogs we know you won't want to miss.

We crunched the numbers to find out which blogs about two-way radios were read most often in 2021. Here are the burning topics that got the most attention.

  • Equipment failures as expressed in popular movies
  • Two‑way radio communication training
  • FCC licensing for two‑way radios
  • Protecting public safety communications from hackers
  • Programming two‑way radios


If you happened to miss these the first time around, or could use a refresher on these topics, here’s a recap, with #1 as the most‑read blog post.


#5 - Failure to Communicate: 7 Movies Where Equipment Failure Mattered 

The title of this blog post is based on a quote from Cool Hand Luke, where Captain says to Lucas (played by Paul Newman), “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Many movies, from Star Trek (1979) to Captain Marvel (2019), include plot lines where communication equipment fails, and terrible consequences occur. You don’t need us to connect the dots here. We know you get it.

#4 - Where to Start Your Two‑Way Radio Communication Training

What’s the point in investing in state‑of‑the‑art communications equipment if people don’t know how to use it, or don’t know why they should? In this blog post, we provide some tips from our experts on getting the training your team needs to get your system operating optimally.

#3 - Why Do I Need an FCC License for My Two‑Way Radio?

The requirement for an FCC license is one rule you don't want to break! This post explains why radio frequencies are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and outlines rules for obtaining a license. It also has helpful links for securing a license for your two‑way radios.

#2 - Can Two‑Way Radios Be Hacked? Protecting Public Safety Communication

Every few days some new hacking incident is revealed in the press, adding to a feeling of insecurity and stress for lots of people. This post offers practical tips for preventing two‑way radio hacking, such as encryption and trunked radio systems.

#1 - What You Need to Know about Programming Two‑Way Radios

This top favorite post might be the most practical of all. It offers a checklist that you can fill in before you talk to your two‑way radio provider to make sure your system is meeting your team’s communication needs. Programming is everything, and apparently this post fits the bill.


And One More, for Good Measure

Honorable mention goes to another popular post, 30 Inspirational Quotes for Health Care Workers. The pandemic has been rough for everyone, but the folks on the front lines deserve an especially big dose of positivity, and we're glad this post could help.

On that note, we’ll leave you with a quote that appeared in that post from Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk who passed away on January 22: ” Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.”


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