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Conventional Radios


Conventional Radio System

Conventional Radios work in the most basic way as a radio communications system. Conventional radios refer to a "traditional" method of using the radio frequency. In a conventional radio system, the radios operate on fixed radio frequency (RF) channels. Each RF channel will correspond to a particular group. For example, a security group will be assigned fixed frequency channel 1 while the housekeeping group will be assigned fixed frequency channel 2. In this way, communications are kept separate between the groups.

Scanning - Most conventional radios have at least 4 channels or frequencies programmed into the radio. This is to allow the user to switch between different groups as needed. However, as the user can only listen to one channel at a time, he might miss conversations on the other channels. Remember, only one radio can use one frequency (RF channel) at any one time. If two radios try to transmit at the same frequency at the same time, the communications will fail as the transmissions interfere with each other.

This is where scanning comes in. In order to overcome this, some conventional radios can scan more than one channel for a valid transmission. The radio will present the primary selected channel at full volume and other channels in a scan list at a reduced volume. Scanning can be defined and preset.

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