What Radio Equipment Do I Need for My Event?

Orchestrating your next event requires more than just planning entertainment for eventgoers. With so many moving parts, it’s critical to efficiently communicate with your team to keep the event running smoothly. 

As you plan out your next community event, concert, or sporting event, Radio Communications of Virginia (RCV) is here to help you find which radio equipment you need for your event. We can provide you with the radio systems you need to efficiently communicate from the first moment to the last. 

Read on to learn more about our radio products. If you have any questions, reach out to us for assistance! 

Two-Way Radios Streamline Your Next Event 

Portable radios, also known as two-way radios, are commonplace for many businesses. Their functionality makes for consistent and effective communication throughout the entirety of your event—all with the touch of a button. There are several different types of portable radios you can purchase or rent, each catering to specific industries, such as event planning. 

Two-way radios are easy to use thanks to their lightweight design. This makes them an ideal choice for your next event to ensure consistent communication. Additionally, two-way radios utilize special applications and capabilities to keep up to date with staff, patrons, and real-time planning. 

Plus, two-way radios can be customized to your event. This means features like heat and water resistance, rugged design, hands-free communication, and emergency alerts can further lend a helping hand for anything that may occur during your event. 

So, Which Two-Way Radio is Best for My Event? 

Two-way radios make for great companions for event organizers and staff. Which one is best suited for your specific needs? RCV is proud to be a full-line Motorola communications radio dealer, which means we carry an extensive selection of two-way Motorola radios and equipment that can better your next event. 


Because concerts are loud by design, event organizers can use the noise-cancelling technology of the Motorola XPR 3300e. This walkie-talkie uses high-tech functionality to make communication a breeze, thanks to enhanced audio, integrated Wi-Fi, and over-the-air software updates. Plus, with a battery that lasts up to 28.5 hours, you can get through any concert without breaking a sweat. 

Sporting Events 

Hosting a sporting event is likely to draw hundreds or thousands of people, which further emphasizes the need for an effective two-way radio. We recommend the Motorola MOTOTRBO Ion, an advanced radio that integrates broadband and data capabilities. Send and receive photos, scan tickets, receive security alerts, and much more. 


Crowd sizes can easily vary when managing a conference. Depending on the size of the venue, organizers have certain limitations beyond their scope—like limited signal strength in crowded neighborhoods. For clear-cut communication, we recommend the Motorola SL 3500e, a lightweight radio that ensures messages are received with dual front-facing speakers and Bluetooth audio. 

Our Radio Network Extends Event Coverage 

No two events are the same. No matter how many people attend, there’s always something going on. From monitoring patrons to directing emergency services, relaying communication in real time is a critical aspect of ensuring a thorough and safe experience from start to finish. 

You can rely on RCV’s area-wide radio network for coverage throughout Central Virginia. We offer our RCV Connect Plans to provide an all-digital, push-to-talk subscription-based radio system, so that you can expand your radio’s reach and quality. When your event calls for wide-reaching assistance, our radio network ensures you don’t miss a beat when it matters most. 

Maximize Efficiency With the Right Radio Equipment 

We want your next event to be the best it can be. Whether it’s a conference, community event, or wedding, your patrons and staff deserve peace of mind from beginning to end. After all, effective communication trickles down to create an event that everyone can enjoy. 

We invite you to learn more about which radio equipment you need for your event. Contact RCV for a free quote!