Cleaning Your Portable Radio

May 24, 2015

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.

Also in News

Nursing Homes and Two Way Radios

June 18, 2015

Nursing homes are always struggling to become more efficient, and that can be tricky. One way that efficiency can be improved is through two way radios. Radios help to keep all the staff connected and informed, whether they’re administrators, maintenance personal, physicians, nurses, or assistants. Instant communication helps boost productivity and increases profit margins.

Continue Reading →

Firefighter Portable Radio Safety Tips

June 01, 2015

Firefighters need reliable portable radios to keep in contact with each other. It can literally be a matter of life and death! Here are some tips for taking care of your portable radios as a firefighter.

Continue Reading →

The First Walkie Talkie

May 03, 2015

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.

Continue Reading →