The term "ATEX transceiver" refers to the ATEX Directive, which stands for "Atmosphères Explosibles".
Have you ever tried to make a call on your mobile phone with gloves on while waiting in line for the ski lift? Modern mobile phones are not designed for these conditions. Their batteries cannot handle the cold, you can't type on the touch screen with gloves, and they are also very fragile devices.
Safety and comfort are top priority when using two-way radio on two wheels. With this in mind, accessory manufacturers are constantly developing products specifically designed to help cyclists and motorcyclists communicate. Where do you put your transceiver on your bike or motorbike? Do you hang it around your neck or wear it around your waist? Do you let go of the handlebars when you want to press the PTT button? We'll show you some tips for safe and comfortable use, so everyone gets home safe and sound!
There is always something new and interesting being launched by a big manufacturer. They announce the product, they publish some rendered images, some videos are made. And then we start waiting, waiting and waiting... For the Motorola ION we had been waiting for exactly one year, but now we believe that waiting was worth it! Here's our review on the world's most complex transceiver.
IP and IPX protection play an important role in the safe use of electronic devices, especially transceivers. The IP marking defines the level of protection the device provides against solid particles and liquids.
Walkie-talkies can be useful in the winter, but there are a few things to look out for. It's not just people who can get "cold" in the cold.
Since 2018, you are no longer limited to using only 8 channels with PMR446 transceivers/walkie talkies, but - thanks to an EU regulation - you can also use up to 16 channels, or even 32 channels if you have dPMR devices. The table below shows which channel represents which frequency. For programming industrial PMR radios, this guide is particularly useful.