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Retevis H777 Review

Retevis H777

An easy to use two-way radio suited for all ages is something that is family friendly. Retevis H777, for instance, is essential for camping and similar outdoor activities especially when you feel you need to be always in contact with them. This is an easy to use walkie talkie which is as well perfect for service industry such as hotels, ... Read More »

Midland X-Tra Talk GMRS 2-Way Radio Review

Midland X-Tra Talk GMRS

A 2-way radio loaded with great features would be perfect for any outdoor trip with the family or an industrial service provider. For one, Midland X-Tra Talk GMRS 2-Way Radio is beneficial and operational as it has 50 channels working within the 30 mile radius. This comes with high and low settings, privacy codes, and weather alert. This is waterproof ... Read More »

Baofeng Bf-888S Review

A two-way radio, walkie talkie, and high illumination flashlight all in one is indeed great for a quality long or close ranges communication. This comes with a time-out timer and a torch light. It is a bit difficult to get good radios with reasonable price. Radios can be aggressive and sound scramble. Worse, there is a chance of the handheld ... Read More »

What is the Smallest Two-Way Radio

What is the Smallest Two-Way Radio

The Cobra microTALK CXR725 is currently the world’s smallest high-powered two-way radio, weighing only 3.5 ounce. Aside from its compact size, with dimension of 5.5 inches (height) x 1.5 inches (width) x 2 inches (thickness), the modern walkie-talkie approximates the size of some of the latest generation of smartphones today. Because of its small frame, the two-way radio is also ... Read More »

How Do Walkie-talkie Privacy Codes Work

How Do Walkie-talkie Privacy Codes Work

While walkie-talkies operate within a specific radio frequency, it is also possible to experience a so-called interference from another walkie-talkie which is also using the same channel, especially if the device is within the range. Depending on the design and power of a walkie-talkie, it usually has a radial range of between three to 15 miles. Some companies even exaggerate ... Read More »

How Was the Walkie-talkie Invented

How Was the Walkie-talkie Invented

Although two-way telegraphy and two-way radio has been invented years earlier, it was only during the years from 1934 to 1941 when the first hand-held two-way transceiver or the walkie-talkie was first developed. Two persons and an engineering team were credited for inventing the device and they are radio engineer Alfred J. Gross , Canadian Donald L. Hings, and Motorola’s ... Read More »

What Walkie-talkies Do the Police Use

What Walkie-talkies Do the Police Use

In the interest of public safety and security, the police have been the first to use walkie-talkies in the conduct of their jobs, especially for patrolling and emergency purposes. It was in 1923 when Senior Constable Frederick William Downie of the Victorian Police in Australia developed the first mobile two-way radio, which paved the way for the birth of police ... Read More »

What Frequencies Do Walkie-Talkies Use

VOX

Two-way communications become possible in walkie-talkies because signals are transmitted and received via a specific radio frequency or channel. While there is a wide bandwidth of radio frequencies that communication devices are allowed to transmit and receive signals, private walkie-talkie users have limited channels or radio frequencies to operate in since most of the other frequencies are either being used ... Read More »

What Does VOX Mean on a Walkie-Talkie?

VOX

Modern walkie-talkies feature Voice Operated Exchange or VOX in place of the standard and traditional ‘Talk’ button. Known as a voice-operated switch, VOX is an electronic sound sensor that turns on the transmitter of the walkie-talkie when the user speaks loud enough to transmit voice data. In the opposite manner, the VOX automatically shuts off the transmitter when the user ... Read More »

How to Use Walkie-Talkie Radio

Using a walkie-talkie two-way radio is very simple. Each hand-held device comes with a built-in speaker and microphone as well as other electronic components that enable it to both transmit and receive signals or voice data at different radio frequencies. Certain electronic components inside the walkie-talkie convert audio or voice data received by the microphone to radio frequency signals before ... Read More »