Walkie-talkies are means of communication that transmit voice messages in places where other communication gadgets do not work. Such devices differ in their operating wavelengths. A select few of them operate exclusively in the city, since they actively suppress interference on the air. Other species have been successfully used in the forest, on the banks of rivers or at sea due to the stable signal over long distances. From the above it follows that the choice of the best walkie-talkie directly depends on the conditions of its further operation, and an overview of the most popular models will help with this.
Depending on the place of use, walkie-talkies are divided into the following types:
The minimalistic design does not affect the functionality of the device in any way - the radio accepts three frequency ranges: VHF4, UHF, LB. The device is equipped with a 6W transmitter and a sensitivity of 0.25 μV. The radio is reliably protected from the penetration of dirt and water, has a shockproof housing. The detachable antenna can be easily replaced if necessary. The radio memorizes 16 communication channels and, if necessary, works in the repeater mode. The battery holds a charge for about 11 hours in autonomous mode. When the charge approaches the end, the indicator signals this. A walkie-talkie of this type can work for years.
YAESU FT 60R (FT 60R 2)
This is an expensive dual-band model: VHF and UHF. The transmitter power is 5 W, which can be reduced when working at short distances to save battery power. The radio is equipped with an indicator of the charge level and an economy mode of energy consumption. The battery saving mode is activated automatically. The device is equipped with a shockproof housing, protected from moisture and dust. The monochrome display and rubber keys are backlit. The receiving frequency is changed with the knob. If necessary, a headset is connected to the radio, a password is set.
A set of inexpensive walkie-talkies ideal for beginner hunters. Its functionality is correspondingly limited: the devices operate in the PMR range, and the transmitter power is only 0.5 watts. These indicators are sufficient for negotiating within a few kilometers. The walkie-talkie is suitable for open areas within a radius. The device memorizes 8 communication channels, which are switched by means of a button. Illuminated channel numbers are shown on the monochrome display.
The owner of a smartphone is tied to civilization. Just move away from the coverage area - and that's it, your fancy device turns into a piece of expensive plastic. However, not everyone lives in large cities, and some regularly go hunting, go fishing or go in for tourism. In such cases, good old radios come to the rescue.
In our rating, we will tell you which walkie-talkie to choose for hunting and fishing, truckers, tourists, warehouse workers and security guards, or in a car. We tried to collect all the optimal models in different price ranges, focusing on reviews on Yandex. arcade and profile sites.
Opens the list of the best radios for the cheapest rating model. The price is one of its main advantages, but you get your money a full-fledged miniature radio receiver, very easy to set up and use. It's nice that at the same time, the radio has built-in protection against the playful little hands of those who like to poke at the buttons - the channel settings are registered only through the cable.
But, of course, you will have to forget about more interesting functions - dual range, protection from weather conditions, or about a working radius of 10 km. In general, if your goal is to issue walkie-talkies to warehouse workers or security guards, or just fool around with friends in nature, then Baofeng BF-888S will fully pay off its price.
Important: to work in Russia, a flashing may be required, since in our country the frequencies at which the radio works by default are prohibited.
Pros: price, channel settings are registered via cable, autonomy.
Cons: no Russian voice acting, no protection from weather conditions, need a flashing.
Are you going to go camping with your family? Do you want to relax in the country, but at the same time do not lose sight of the child? It is worth thinking about a set of walkie-talkies for the smallest, Motorola Talkabout T42 Twin Pack. These are small bright devices with an attractive design, very simple, and even a five-year-old child can figure out how to work. Or several children - for those with many children, Motorola has Triple and Quad versions (three and four radios are included).
Since the invention of radio, wireless communication has become an integral part of our lives. And the modern element base has made radio stations compact, inexpensive and affordable.
In this review, we will look at the best walkie-talkies of 2020, analyze their characteristics and selection parameters.
The rating of walkie-talkies for hunting and fishing, as well as other civilian purposes, is opened by a Russian-made dual-band device. Allows for two-way communication in simplex or half-duplex mode (simplified - only one correspondent can work on transmission at a time). The sensitivity of the receiving path is 0.25 μV.
To eliminate interference from unwanted radio stations, support for digital and analog coding CTCSS, DCS is provided. To remove annoying noise during the pauses of the correspondent's transmission, the receiving part is equipped with a noise suppressor with an adjustable response threshold.
The transmission mode is activated from the PTT button or you can activate the VOX system. In this variant, the device switches to the transmitter mode from the sound of the voice. To work with active repeaters, the Shift mode is provided - the transmission frequency is shifted relative to the reception band. Tuning along the range is stepwise with the selected step, but the portable radio station has 127 memory cells into which you can store certain frequencies by organizing a channel mode of operation.
The device is equipped with a built-in 1 W speaker. If necessary, you can connect a headset. It is powered by a 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery. You do not need to remove the battery to charge. You can update the software from your computer. The weight of the device is 215 g.
TurboSky T Dual Band Radio
For a fan of outdoor activities, the question of having a connection always comes first. Perhaps some are hoping for a mobile phone, but not an experienced and responsible traveler.
He probably knows that there are many moments in life when the phone is simply not convenient for operational communication, and in some places, especially in mountainous areas, cellular communication is simply useless. This issue is resolved with the help of portable radio stations, which will provide reliable operational communication with associates.
Well, first of all, the time factor. With the help of the radio, you can keep in touch with different groups instantly. This is vital in emergencies when there is no time to wait for a connection and every second is precious.
Secondly, the communication conditions. You will be heard at once by all members of the group who have walkie-talkies, this, mind you, is very convenient in the presence of a large company.
The third benefit is financial. There is no connection to a cellular operator. And this is very important when traveling abroad. There is no need to buy local SIM cards for each member of your trip, or use roaming charges.
And, finally, there is an opportunity, if necessary, to contact the Ministry of Emergencies (you just need to know the frequencies of regional rescuers in advance)
The main thing is to start with what you want to get from radio communication.
For some, inexperienced, it is important that the radio has fewer buttons and functions. This will be enough "blind" channel. They are usually inexpensive, have simple functionality, and few buttons. But at the same time they perform the function of communication with dignity.
When choosing a walkie-talkie for work in dense forests and rough terrain, several important factors should be considered:
The following frequency ranges are allocated for civil radio communication in Russia:
The original circuit of the transmitter with a number of advantages is used in the C-Bi radio stations produced by KB Berkut (Russia):
Most of the sellers of walkie-talkies are trying to impose on hunters and fishermen UHF radio (400-520 MHz), simultaneously misleading them about the legality of using such radio (with a power level many times higher than the levels allowed without registration).
But walkie-talkies of this range have a wavelength of about 60 cm, and a radio wave is capable of effectively circling an obstacle that does not exceed half the wavelength. T. a living tree with a trunk diameter of 30 cm is a serious obstacle, let alone a dense group of trees or a hill.
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