As with any electronics, cleaning your portable radio is something that should be done correctly. You don’t want to use the wrong cleaning methods or products and risk damage. Here are some tips.
Don’t use water
Unless it’s waterproof, don’t use a dripping wet rag to clean your portable radio. Also don’t dunk it in a sink full of soapy water! Electronics and water just don’t mix. If you absolutely must use water, make sure the rag is barely damp and do not use it on any screens- only on outer surfaces.
Cleaning the Keypad
This is where the gunk is usually the worst! Canned air is a great way to get in all those tiny nooks and crannies without damaging your portable radio. You can also use a microfiber terry cloth to wipe away dust and dirt.
If your portable radio has a screen, try using a microfiber terry cloth to clean it off. If needed, you can also use spray cleaners that are designed to be safe for electronics screens. Do not use water!
Outer plastic parts
The outer case is best wiped down with a microfiber terry cloth. If it’s very dirty you can use cleaning wipes on it. Just be careful around the keypad so no excess cleaning liquid gets inside.
Use an anti-bacterial wipe to quickly disinfect the outside of your portable radio. Just follow the same precautions as in the previous step, regarding wet wipes. ll times.
The first true walkie-talkie was built by Don Hings in 1937. It was designed as a portable field radio that was also known as a wireless set or “pack set”. The term "walkie-talkie" (sometimes "talkie-walkie") was coined by journalists reporting on these new inventions during the war.