Two Way Radio Glossary of Terms

Glossary of terms used in Two Way Radio explanations:


Analogue Two-Way Radio

Analogue Radio is the term for most two way radios supplied commercially up until 2012 when Digital Radios started to appear.  Most Analogue radios used in the commercial Two-Way Radio field are FM (Frequency Modulated).  This means that the Radio transmits a "Carrier" with a modulated signal and this is "de-modulated" in the receiving radios.

Analogue radios are easier to listen to on Radio Scanners than Digital Radio, and are considered less private as a result.

Analogue radios are generally lower in cost to their Digital counterparts.