How Do You Clean And Disinfect Your Two Way Radios?

Jul 16 , 2021

The two way radio is an important tool for both team and personal communications. From airport service to personal Intercom, radios can keep us in constant, instant communication.

Do they need to be cleaned and disinfected?

Yes! Radios should be disinfected as well. When the radios are shared between users, or handled and operated directly by the user close to the face or mouth,droplets will cause their pollution.

In such cases, the radios should be thoroughly immediately after each use. This applies to any type of operating environment, business or personal. Keep your radios clean.

But two way radios like other electronic equipment,can not put it directly into the water clean,cleaning and disinfection must be careful.

You should follow the radio manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations on how to properly clean and disinfect the radio.

So, how do you clean and disinfect your two way radios?


1. Be sure the radio is turned off

2. Remove the batteries or battery pack

3. Remove any externally connected accessories such as earpieces, headsets or hand microphones etc

4. Clean a battery pack housing separately, and only the outer facing plastic shell or housing.

5. Clean your radios in a well ventilated area and away from heat sources.


1. Use the cleaning and disinfectant recommended by the manufacturer.

2. Apply the solution to the surface of the radio with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Note: do not apply any liquid directly to the surface of the radio. Apply it to the cloth first, then to the radio from the cloth.

3. Use a stiff, non-metallic and short bristled brush to loosen and remove the dirt from the surface and crevices of the radio.

4. Wipe the debris and moisture from the radio with a dry, soft, lintless, absorbent cloth.

Be sure to remove all moisture from the radio, including any metallic contacts, connector ports, cracks and crevices.

5. Allow the radio to fully dry before attempting to install the battery(ies), charge or use the device.

Note: Some manufacturers allow the use of an antibacterial wipe, but excess liquid must be squeezed out of the wipe before use so that it is merely damp, not wet, to avoid over saturating the radio with fluid.

2 way radio is a powerful tool for communication, but as with any object, it can also be a germ magnet. So clean and disinfect your radios.