Some Brief Information on Two way radios


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Developed during World War 2 for use in the military, walki talkies are now commonly used by millions of people in work and in homes all over the planet.
Originally quite large and cumbersome, just like so many other electrical devices, they have shrunk in size considerably over the years. In general, a walkie talkie will have a mouthpiece to talk in and a speaker to listen from they also can come with a compact earphone microphone for discreet conversations if need be.

Licensed and Unlicensed Walkie Talkies
Walkie talkies come in two basic types. One type is referred to as licensed, while the other type is referred to as unlicensed. A “licensed” set of walkie talkies will transmit conversations over a radio frequency that has been isolated and designated specifically for that particular set of walkie talkies.
This type of walkie talkie would be the type that you would see a pit crew at a car race communicating with their driver with.

Right Off an Electronics Store Shelf
Unlicensed Walkie Talkies would be the type of walkie talkie that you can buy off the shelf at any electronics store. While there is an extremely small chance of it, you can run into situations with unlicensed walkie talkies where unrelated walkie talkie users using completely different walkie talkies can over ride each other and cause a confusing situation.
This is precisely the reason why licensed walkie talkies are available for professionals who can’t afford the risk of these types of situations.

Always a Place for Walkie Talkies
The advent of the mobile phone took the place of the walkie talkie for a good many people over the years that the cell phone has been in use. However; there will always be situations and places where a set of walkie talkies can’t be replaced. For instance, hunters and outdoors men use them to communicate with each other in desolate areas where cell phone reception is unavailable.

Also, walkie talkies don’t have a time delay while a call goes through, which is a benefit in commercial situations.

Warrant Man Confesses To Phony Emergency 2 Way Radio Calls


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As police were closing in, the man charged with interfering with emergency radio transmissions in Litchfield County tried to get rid of the two Way Radio he is accused of using by throwing it into a trash container, according to court documents released Monday.

Several people had contacted police to say they suspected Adam Perrelli, 35, of Great Barrington, Mass., was behind a series of phony radio calls on frequencies used by Litchfield County fire departments and ambulance crews.

State police had distributed the recordings to the media with the hope that someone would recognize the voice.

Police said they received several calls that mentioned Perrelli, who has a criminal record, including sexual assault and burglary. Tipsters told police that Perrelli had two-way radios.

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One witness told state police about Perrelli’s attempt to get rid of the two-way radio, telling them on March 4 that she saw Perrelli throw a backpack into a trash container at a VFW post in Great Barrington on Feb. 28.

When detectives checked the trash container that same day, it was empty. They then contacted the owner of the carting company that emptied the container and he told them he still had the load from the VFW trash bin in his truck.

On March 6, detectives followed the refuse truck to a transfer station in Canaan, N.Y., where the load was dumped. They searched the refuse and eventually found a backpack containing a Baofeng two-way radio.

That same day, Perrelli in an interview with detectives admitted making several of the fake radio transmissions that interfered with fire and ambulance dispatching in Litchfield County in December and January. He claimed to be drunk when he made some of the calls, police said.

Several people told police that Perrelli had boasted about making the transmissions. They said they contacted police after learning about the allegations.

The warrant described Perrelli as someone who wanted desperately to be a firefighter, but who failed to gain certifcation in Connecticut and was rejected from joining the Great Barrington fire department.

Perrelli, who used to live in Branford, was arrested Friday on charges of reporting a false incident, reckless endangerment, computer crimes, interfering with an officer and tampering with physical evidence, state police said. He was arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Litchfield and ordered held on $125,000 bail.

Call for digital Two way radios in phones


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The BBC’s new director of radio has called for mobile phones to come installed with digital radio receivers because the experience of streaming radio on smartphones is so poor.

Helen Boaden said radio faced a battle for the attention of young audiences.
“As you know if you’ve tried to listen, buffering, data charges and bill shock are all too common problems when listening on mobile phones,” she said.
“It’s just not good enough and the young will not be interested.”
Ms Boaden’s comments to the Radio Festival in Salford come as the European radio industry begins negotiations with handset manufacturers about installing digital radio chips as standard.

“Together with a coalition of radio broadcasters from around the world, we’re developing new standards to transform this experience and to encourage manufacturers to build digital Radios into their phones as part of the standard offer in the UK,” she said.

So far, built-in DAB receivers have been restricted to a few phone models.
Offered resignation Ms Boaden became head of BBC Radio in April after being moved from her post as head of BBC News in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

She told delegates she offered her resignation in the week the ITV documentary about Savile’s abuse aired. BBC Newsnight had earlier dropped its investigation into the presenter.
“I offered my resignation… not because we’d suppressed the journalism but because as the head of news I felt we’d made a bad mistake – we’d missed a story, and it was on my watch,” she said.
“They turned it down because they said, ‘If you leave now it will look like we did suppress the journalism’.”
She said she was allowed to take another senior post at the corporation because she had been a “good citizen over many years”.

Asked after her speech whether she had been “palmed off” on BBC Radio, she replied: “People have to judge me by how I do the job.
“It’s not nearly the easy job that people think because a we’re facing huge financial challenges in the BBC, we’re facing this digital revolution and I think we always have to shout hard in an organisation that’s obsessed with television.”
During her speech, Ms Boaden, a former BBC Radio 4 controller, said the radio industry “is being challenged like never before”.

“I’ve returned to find our radio industry in the midst of probably its greatest ever period of change, or certainly since the birth of commercial radio 40 years ago,” she said.
‘Twitter DJs’ Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1 has announced it is to hire its first “social media DJ” to talk to its audience on Facebook and Twitter.
The station’s controller Ben Cooper said he would hire one for Radio 1 and another for sister station 1Xtra.
He told the Radio Festival radio stations have to “win the battle on the mobile phone if you are to stay relevant with young people today”.

“We employ DJs to talk to our audience, communicate with our audience, relate to our audience,” he said.
“[They] set a conversation going with our audience on the airwaves, and they represent our brands on the airwaves.
“What I want to do now is employ two people, one for each station, to just look after the social media.”

Wireless World War


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As with so many emerging technologies, it was warfare that helped propel walkie-talkies from prototype to mass adoption in a short time. During World War II, the U.S. and Allied forces were the first to put these newfangled radios into widespread use.

There were several groups working on this type of radio in the late 1930s, so it’s impossible to attribute the exact genesis of the walkie-talkie to one person or company. Radio engineer Al Gross and Canadian inventor Donald Hings were on the forefront of this technological wave, as were research groups at Gavin Manufacturing Company, which is now better known as Motorola.

Just before 1940, Motorola produced a portable AM transceiver that became known as a handie talkie. This was an AM-based system (on frequencies from 3 to 6 MHz). It worked, but it was prone to degrading signal quality, meaning static and interference often made communication frustrating.

The first design to hit the battlefield in mass numbers, and the first to garner the walkie-talkie label, was the Motorola SCR-300. The SCR-300 was also an FM-based device (40 to 48 MHz), and much more resistant to interference than AM. It also had better range, at around 3 to 5 miles (4.8 to 8 kilometers).

FM-based radio signals offered the advantage of squelch, which just meant that the speaker went silent until an incoming signal arrived. Prior to squelch capabilities, radio operators who monitored AM signals had to endure long periods of mind- and ear-numbing static when no one was transmitting on the channel that they were monitoring.

The SCR-300 wasn’t exactly as convenient as your average pocket-sized smartphone. It required a backpack that housed the battery, electronics and a 33-inch (84-centimeter) antenna, all of which totaled more than 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms). Try dodging Nazi bullets and bombs with that load on your back.

In spite of its heft, the unit was rugged and reliable in war zones, and tens of thousands of them were deployed to troops in both the Pacific and European theaters. The end result was forces that could communicate and coordinate their activities much more effectively than ever before.

After WWII, walkie-talkie technology hit the mainstream. Military versions got smaller, lighter and more powerful. Amateur radio lovers adopted walkie-talkies en masse. Consumer-grade versions appeared, too, with affordable price tags that made them perfect for basic communications around the house, in the field, and even as toys.

No matter what purpose you use them for, walkie-talkies all work pretty much the same

I Chat, You Chat, but WeChat Is the Way to Be


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Developed by Tencent Technology, WeChat is not just another messaging app on the block.
You can do much more than just chatting with this app. WeChat recently launched an e-commerce service. Users can buy and sell products through the app interface. This messaging application also comes with stylish new stickers, avatars and funny icon sets. You can customize the look of WeChat the way you want. The app also lets you pay for your shopping with its integrated e-payment facility. WeChat is already popular in Russia, South East Asia and India. It is all set to dominate the global market.
Whats So Exciting about WeChat?
You can do a lot more than exchanging text and voice messages via WeChat. For instance, try using the Moments feature. Access Moments by clicking on the Discover tab and then selecting Moments. Next, you will get three options. You can either take a new photo, choose existing photos from your mobile gallery or you can share your Facebook photos. Choose your preferred option and your photo will be shared with your friends across Facebook and Twitter. However, you will need to link both the SNS accounts with your WeChat profile. Sharing your moments sure makes WeChat exciting!
Shake to Make Friends
WeChat uses your phones location service and lets you add new friends with just a shake. You can access this feature from the Discover tab. Select the Shake function and click OK on the Reminder screen. Now give a gentle shake to your device and people who are shaking at the same time will be added to your friend list. This innovation has wowed users and has earned huge fan-following for WeChat! You can also add your own friends in your WeChat list just by shaking your phones together. This Shake feature became so popular that other messaging apps felt compelled to follow the WeChat path and integrate this function into their messenger applications.
Go the Walkie Talkie Way
Have you ever seen those heavy, army class walkie talkie devices? As a kid, many of us have dreamt of owning a pair of such gizmos. Now, you can enjoy talking the Motorola radio way with your smartphone. WeChat allows you to do just that with its Walkie talkie feature. You can access this feature by hitting the + icon and then clicking on Walkie Talkie. The moment you hit the button, your group will be automatically notified about your Walkie Talkie invitation. Now, just hold the big talk button at the center of the screen close to your mouth and start talking when the indicator turns green. It is a real life Walkie Talkie experience. And it is fun too! The group can listen to you live as you speak. However, in this mode, only one person is allowed to talk and others should be listeners. You can simply exit this mode by clicking on the Quit button at the upper left corner of the screen.

Two way radio plan to help protect shops from crime


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two way radio phoneA SCHEME for traders to warn each other about nuisance customers will be rolled out in Bewdley to stamp out drug-related crime in the town.

Shop owners and publicans will be issued with Walkie Talkies so they can alert other shop -keepers about anyone acting suspiciously.

It is hoped the pub and shop watch scheme will help deter drug addicts and alcoholics, who have been blighting the town in recent months.

Town councillors met police and representatives of Worcestershire Regulatory Services in a bid to come up with a zero- tolerance approach to handling the problem.

It follows a number of recent incidents in the town, including an alleged burglary and claims drug addicts and alcoholics were menacing people in the town by begging to fund their habits.

Town councillor Derek Killingworth said members would roll out the scheme before the Easter tourist season.

He added: “Something’s got to be done because Easter isn’t that far away. We cannot afford to allow these people to lay siege to the town. We’ve got to press the people with businesses in the town to work with us.”

He added the town council would issue the shops and pubs with walkie-talkies temporarily until it raised enough money to put a phone system in place.

“It’s got to be zero tolerance–that’s the only way we can stop this,” he said, adding the feedback from shopkeepers was “positive” but there was “still a lot more work to do”.

Inspector Paul Crowley, of West Mercia Police, said: We discussed a number of ideas, including reforming the Pub Watch scheme, a Shop Watch initiative, improving public transport and taxi provision, introducing an age-verification scheme and bringing in street pastors.

“These ideas are all at a very early stage but West Mercia Police and our Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore are fully in support of the town council and the licensees and we look forward to working together to further develop these ideas.

“While I would like to reiterate that Bewdley does not have a major problem with alcohol or drug abuse, disorder or anti- social behaviour, we welcome these steps towards dealing with any issues which have an impact on the quality of life of its residents.”

Mr Killingworth previously told The Shuttle that “druggies” and alcoholics had been menacing the riverside town since December.

He added the problem had become progressively worse and wanted to see more police on the streets to prevent crime.

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Commissioners OK emergency radio contracts


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A new Lawrence County Emergency Operations Center comes with an upgrade of the countys emergency radio communications system.

Tuesday, the Lawrence County commissioners approved a contract with Motorola for $5,705,384 for the upgrading of the countys radio system used by police, fire, ambulance and 911 dispatchers. The cost includes hardware at the communications tower sites, dispatcher console equipment and field units and associated hardware.

Brian Melcer, the countys public safety director, gave a presentation to the commissioners last week about the proposed enhancements. Motorolas was the lowest of four proposals the county received.

The commissioners also approved a microwave system purchase agreement at a cost of $798,940 with Microwave Network/Communications International for a system that will connect all the communications tower sites in the county. That company was the lowest of five bidders.

The purpose of both agreements is to provide better and more up-to-date 2 way Radio communications in the county and interconnections with surrounding counties, especially in areas that currently have lapses in communication, Melcer told the commissioners.

The upgrading of communications goes hand-in-hand with the countys construction of a new building in Hickory Township for its 911/public safety center, expected to cost around $5 million.

In January, the commissioners named Eckles Architecture and Engineering as the primary designers for the building. The commissioners have said they are planning to finance the project through a bond issue.

Melcer told the commissioners Tuesday he anticipates a groundbreaking later this year, with completion of the building in fall 2015.

In October, the county had extended a contract with Mission Critical Partners of Wexford and State College as consultants to continue with the project phases.

They commended Melcer and the consultants for their work in ironing out all the details for the proposed communications project.