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Radio 101

Radio 101

Need a quick "how to" about using your two way radios and radio accessories? Watch Radio 101! This series of short instructional videos offers expert explanations and tutorials to help you get the most out of your radio equipment! Select a topic from our video index below to view!

Title Index

 › 2017.12.13: Radio 101 - How To Reset the Baofeng UV-5R to the English Language
In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the menu to reset the Baofeng UV-5R back to the English language.
 › 2017.12.06: Radio 101 - Comparing FRS and GMRS Two Way Radio Warranties
In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia compares the manufacturer warranties of some popular name brand FRS and GMRS two way radios.
 › 2017.11.29: Radio 101 - The importance of the two way radio warranty
The most important feature of any two way radio is its warranty. In this episode of Radio 101, we explain why. Hosted by Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios.
 › 2013.08.19: Radio 101 - Removing the Accessory Cap from a Kenwood 400 Series Radio
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how to quickly and safely remove and replace a Kenwood 400 Series accessory cap in seconds.
 › 2013.08.05: Radio 101 - How To activate repeater channels on a Motorola Talkabout radio
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios shows you how to enable the repeater channels on a Motorola Talkabout GMRS two way radio that is repeater capable.
 › 2013.07.15: Radio 101 - How to activate weather alerts on Motorola Talkabout MS Series radios
In this video, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios shows you how to activate NOAA weather channels and enable weather alerts on a Motorola Talkabout MS Series radio.
 › 2013.07.01: Radio 101 - How to set VibraCall on Motorola Talkabout radios
In this video, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios shows you how to set VibraCall on a Motorola Talkabout MS350R two way radio.
 › 2013.06.17: Radio 101 - How to set vibrate alert on a Cobra CXR radio
In this video, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios shows you how to set VibrAlert on a Cobra MicroTalk CXR925.
 › 2013.06.03: Radio 101 - Troubleshooting keys on a Midland GXT two way radio
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios provides a few quick and easy troubleshooting tips for Midland GXT two way radios.
 › 2013.05.20: Radio 101 - How to set vibrate alert on a Midland GXT radio
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how to enable and disable the Vibrate Alert on a Midland GXT Series two way radio.
 › 2013.05.13: Radio 101 - Care Tips For Two Way Radios
This video offers some quick care and maintenance tips for two way radios.
 › 2013.05.06: Radio 101 - The truth about FRS / GMRS two way radio range
Are the manufacturers' range claims over the top? We tell you what range you can reasonably expect from the typical FRS/GMRS radio under normal operating conditions.
 › 2013.04.29: Radio 101 - How to set silent operation mode on a Midland GXT1000 radio
Some higher end Midland two way radios have a feature called Silent Operation. In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony will explain what this feature does and show you how to enable and disable it as needed.
 › 2013.04.22: Radio 101 - Using alkaline batteries in two way radios
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will tell you how some two way radios can take AA or AAA alkaline batteries as well as the manufacturer's rechargeable battery pack and why such an option may be important to consider.
 › 2013.04.15: Radio 101 - How to set VOX mode on a Midland GXT1000
In this episode, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how to enable and disable VOX mode on a Midland FRS/GMRS two way radio.
 › 2013.04.08: Radio 101 - How to use a throat mic
Throat mics are popular two way radio accessories for use in noisy environments. But how do they work and how do you properly wear one? Anthony will show you what a throat mic is, how it works and how to use one like a pro.
 › 2013.04.01: Radio 101 - How to wear an earloop
Earloops provide a more comfortable fit when wearing a surveillance earpiece, but how do you use one? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how to wear this cool little two way radio accessory with ease.
 › 2013.03.25: Radio 101 - Motorola RDX Series Belt Clip Removal
Attaching the belt clip to a Motorola RDX series two way radio is easy. Removing it is another project entirely. In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how.
 › 2013.03.18: Radio 101 - How to reset a Kenwood ProTalk two way radio
Do you need to reset your Kenwood ProTalk business radio back to its original factory configuration? It's really easy. Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how to do it in two simple steps.
 › 2013.03.11: Radio 101 - How To Reset a Motorola RDX Series Radio
Do you need to reset your Motorola RDX Series two way radio back to its original settings? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will show you how.
 › 2013.03.04: Radio 101 - Audio accessory connector compatibility
Are the audio connectors for two way radio accessories universally compatible? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony gives you the simple, honest answer.
 › 2013.02.25: Radio 101 - Two way radio charging options
There are many different options available for charging FRS/GMRS two way radios. Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios will tell you what your options are.
 › 2013.02.18: Radio 101 - How to reset a Motorola CLS Series two way radio
There may be a situation in which you need to reset your Motorola CLS1110 or CLS1410 two way radio back to its original factory configuration. Anthony will show you how to do it in one simple step.
 › 2013.02.11: Radio 101 - Are GMRS radios user programmable?
Are GMRS radios user programmable? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios gives you a fast, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense answer.
 › 2013.02.04: Radio 101 - How to hold a two way radio correctly
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to hold a two way radio. Anthony shows you how to hold a radio properly for the best transmission and reception possible.
 › 2013.01.28: Radio 101 - The facts about squelch
A common term heard among two way radio operators is squelch. But what is it? What does it do? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony explains what squelch is and how it works.
 › 2013.01.21: Radio 101 - Using VOX on two way radios
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony from Buy Two Way Radios tells you exactly what VOX is, what it does and how to determine if this feature is right for you.
 › 2013.01.14: Radio 101 - How to remove the faceplate on a Motorola Talkabout radio
Removing or swapping a faceplate on a Motorola Talkabout two way radio is very easy if you know the trick. Anthony at shows you how to do it in two simple steps.
 › 2013.01.07: Radio 101 - The difference between UHF and VHF radios
This video explains the difference between UHF and VHF two way radios.
 › 2012.12.17: Radio 101 - Resolving Midland and Motorola Privacy Codes
This video explains the difference between Midland CTCSS and DCS privacy codes and Motorola Talkabout interference eliminator codes.
 › 2012.12.10: Radio 101 - The facts about GMRS two way radio compatibility
Are all FRS/GMRS two way radios compatible with each other? In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony at Buy Two Way Radios answers that question and gives you the simple facts.
 › 2012.12.03: Radio 101 - How to read the battery meter on Midland two way radios
This video shows you how to read the battery meter on your Midland FRS/GMRS two way radios.
 › 2012.11.26: Radio 101 - How to fix garbled transmissions on Kenwood two way radios
Are you receiving garbled or unintelligible transmissions on your Kenwood TK-3230 radios? Privacy Talk may be enabled. Anthony shows you how to fix the problem quickly and easily.
 › 2012.11.19: Radio 101 - Privacy Code Issues on GMRS Radios
In this episode of Radio 101, Anthony at Buy Two Way Radios uses a Motorola Talkabout and a Midland two way radio to show you how to resolve a simple privacy code issue.
 › 2012.11.12: Radio 101 - Changing Channels and Privacy Codes on the GXT1000
Changing the channels is easy on most FRS/GMRS two way radios. Changing channels on a Midland requires one extra little step. Anthony shows you how to do it with ease.
 › 2012.11.08: Radio 101 - How to disable Super Lock on Kenwood radios
Anthony at Buy Two Way Radios explains what Super Lock does, how it can become enabled unintentionally on Kenwood ProTalk two way radios and shows you how to easily disable it so your radios can talk.


Most Recent Videos

December 13, 2017

Radio 101 - How To Reset the Baofeng UV-5R to the English Language


So you've reset your Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio and now it's speaking in Chinese. How do you change the voice prompts back to English?

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the menu to reset the UV-5R back to the English language.

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December 6, 2017

Radio 101 - Comparing FRS and GMRS Two Way Radio Warranties


Two Way Radios are not created equal, and neither are their warranties. And, yes, as we've pointed out in a previous Radio 101 video, the warranty is a feature.

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast compares the manufacturer warranties of some popular name brand FRS and GMRS two way radios.

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November 29, 2017

Radio 101 - The importance of the two way radio warranty


When shopping for radios, there are a lot of different features to consider. The most important feature of any two way radio is the warranty.

Wait a moment. The warranty is a feature? How? Why?

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast will explain why a warranty is important and provides a formula to determine how the length of a manufacturer warranty can help you calculate the quality factor of a radio.

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