Walkie Talkies & Two-Way Radios

Communicating with 2-Way Radios

If youre in the Construction, Transportation and service industries it is wise to have a reliable communication device. Having a two-way radio system, is a great way to hear what is going on around you. Walkie Talkies have been around for decades and are still just as relevant today as they were long ago. When looking to invest in a dual service 2-way radio system, there are several factors to consider. Continue reading to hear if acquiring a handheld radio base station system is right for you.

What are the features of a Base Station Radio?

Some basic features of the base station radio provide a familiar platform for those that are used to using communication radios.

  • 64 channels
  • Low band
  • Caller ID with Alias

What Functions Can a Base Station Radio Do?

There are many functions this radio base can do that will enable the users to get the most out of this unit. Some of the features are as follows.

  • Scanning
  • Quick Call
  • Selective Call
  • Call Alert
  • Radio Check
  • Emergency Call
  • Voice Storage
  • Signal Strength Meter

What are Physical features of a Base Station Radio?

The physical features of the radio unit are easy to navigate. Once learning the functions of the buttons and display call outs, the user will be very pleased with the practicality of the device.

  • Large 14 character Alpha Numeric Illuminated Display
  • Six button control unit
  • Plug in socket for mic
  • LED Indicator lights
  • On/Off and Volume buttons

How much output power does this band have?

Two way radios operate with 2 frequency options. The UHF or the VHF offer a range of channels that will keep the users in contact with one another.

  • UHF 40 watts at the high end
  • UHF 25 watts at the low end
  • VHF 80 watts at the high end
  • VHF 40 watts at the low end

What are some common channels?

Many industries in the public and private sectors use 2-way communication to stay connected to their constituents. Other recreational uses can range from remote areas or areas where the distance is too great to have a normal conversation.

  • Medical
  • Police and Fire
  • Construction
  • Remote areas for recreation

Whats the difference between CB, FRS and GMRS Radios?

CB, which stand for Citizens Band is the most common know form of short to long range radio communication, FRS, or Family Radio Service is a low range radio solution intended to be marketed towards family use. GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is intended to be a business enterprise radio system, but many business choose the FRS service due to its low cost.

  • FRS is License free
  • GMRS requires a license
  • CB gets more interference

What are the benefits of Walkie Talies?

Walkie talkies have been around for a very long time. Uses include for recreational use to business use to transportation uses.

  • Low cost
  • Rechargeable
  • Easy to carry around