Two Way Radio Buying Guide
Let us help you make the right decision
With the vast selection of walkie-talkies available in today’s market, it can be difficult to differentiate between them to find the product that exactly suits your needs.
Not all two way radios are suitable for every environment or activity so choosing the right one is important. Some key factors to consider before purchase are the range, frequency, licenses and robustness of the device but using this guide should make the job a lot easier.
WHAT AM I USING THE WALKIE-TALKIE FOR?
WHAT RANGE DO I NEED?
WHAT FEATURES DO I NEED TO CONSIDER?
Depending on the usage, the following features need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a walkie talkie. For instance, construction site workers will be looking for a robust radio, while campers will look for a radio with a high IP rating.
WHAT ARE PTT AND VOX FUNCTIONS?
DO I NEED A LICENSED RADIO?
DO YOU NEED A WATERPROOF RADIO?
How resistant does my radio need to be?
Understanding IP ratings
With IP ratings, the first of the two digits refers to protection against solid objects; the second denotes protection against liquids. With this information, you should then be able to choose the device suitable for your needs. For more information, download our guide.
Do you require a robust device?
If planning to use the device in challenging conditions, you should consider products certified by US MIL STD 810 or ATEX testing - this ensures protection from extreme temperatures and dangerous substances. Click here for more information about ATEX radios.
WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE?
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