When you make the decision to hire any product, you want to make sure that the product and its functions are the right fit for you and your business before you dip into your budget.

To determine what radios would be best for your event, our staff will have several questions at the beginning of the hire process to eliminate issues and ensure you get exactly what’s needed.

Below is a list of the Top 6 mistakes and how the questions we ask, aim to avoid them:

My event is spread over a big distance, will hired radios work?

We ask, ‘To allow us to provide you with the correct equipment, please tell us about your event’.

Think about your event, where will you need radio coverage?  

What kind of event are the radios being used for?  

Are there any large buildings or hills in the area?

The location and environment of the event is important to consider when hiring two-way radios.  Poor coverage and dropped signals can occur when events are in areas with obstructions or when an event moves over an area, for example a marathon. 

Different features or frequency repeaters may need to be added to support different types of events.

I have other radios that need to work with the hired radios, is this possible?

We ask, ‘Do the radios need to work alongside other radios?’ 

Our engineers need to make sure that any radios you hire from us will be compatible with any radio models you are already using. 

We are able to programme the hire radio’s with your specific features to allow them to work seamlessly with your own radios.

Without this extra step, full communication would not be possible.

What frequency will my hire radios be programmed on?

We ask, ‘Do the radios need to work alongside other radios?’ 

All hire radios are programmed to PMR446 (personal mobile radio) bands. These bands are used for license free radios, meaning that many people can use this frequency, and you do not need a licence from Ofcom. 

Where a company or event has their own frequencies, we can programme the hire radios to work alongside them.

Will my battery last for the whole event?

We ask ‘To allow us to provide you with the correct equipment, please tell us a bit about your event’

With frequent use a radios battery will last around 8 hours.  With infrequent use the battery life is extended to around 12 hours.

To make sure you get the most out of your hired radios and to avoid frequent interruptions and decreased productivity, every radio hire comes with a hired radio user guide.  This pack gives you vital information on how to charge your radios and how to deal with any issues should they occur.

How durable are two-way radios?

We ask ‘To allow us to provide you with the correct equipment, please tell us a bit about your event’

We have a range of models available for hire, all of which are suitable for most events however, some have a higher IP rating that others and some are smaller in size.  We can provide the specifications of each radio to ensure the hire radios are perfect for your needs.

Related content: What is an IP rating?

Will the two-way radios work in all weather conditions?

We ask ‘To allow us to provide you with the correct equipment, please tell us a bit about your event’

Is your event being held outdoors? 

All our radios are weather resistant to avoid damage or malfunction.

By avoiding these common mistakes and carefully evaluating your
communication needs, you can make a more informed decision when hiring two-way
radios. 

Conclusion:

The radio hire process is not a complicated one and we want to give you a seamless experience.  It is always advisable to do your research on any product you are hiring and the company you are hiring from. 

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