Walkie-Talkie Buying Guide
Walkie-talkies are an efficient and quick way of communicating with others on the same frequency. They are easy to use and very handy for work environments or outdoor leisure use where a mobile phone would not be suitable. As they are available in a variety of models, we have put together a few questions to help you decide which one is most suitable for you.
When buying a walkie-talkie you should look out for the following features:
- License Free or Licensed radio
- Frequency (UHF or VHF)
- Range of transmission
- IP rating
- Shockproof for extreme environments
- PTT and VOX for easy communication
- Rechargeable battery
You can find more detailed information on these features in our FREE Walkie-Talkie Buying Guide.
VHF frequencies (very high frequency) range from 150MHz-175MHz and needs a clear line of sight free from obstruction. In contrast, UHF frequencies (ultra-high frequency) range from 400MHz-475MHz, and are more effective in built up areas.
You should consider these conditions when selecting your walkie-talkie as you may need a robust, water-resistant walkie-talkie for wet or tough environments such as a construction site or within the agricultural industry. You might also want to consider whether or not you need a walkie-talkie that is fully waterproof and dust resistant, if the environment is particularly harsh.
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