Two-way radios are so much more than just the walkie-talkies used by curious kids. This helpful tool has evolved significantly since it was first developed about a century ago to now be a fairly advanced, incredibly helpful communication device. Check out this basic history of the two-way radio, which now often include new transmission settings, speaker mics, and other unique features.
The first forms of two-way radio communication appeared when boats crossing the Atlantic would use these sorts of transmissions to send updates. The teams on boats could finally communicate with those still on land. Interestingly, the distress call sent by the sinking Titanicmay have saved up to 700 lives, as at that time, communication was often still being sent by carrier pigeons. Without the two-way radio, rescue boats would have taken even longer to arrive.
In the 1920s, this technology was made mobile for the …