Two Way Radios: Simple and Cost-effective

By: Dennis Jaylon

Before embarking on to write about the features and advantages of two way radios, it would not be out of place to first explain what exactly are two way radios. Well, they can be termed as transceivers that possess the capability to transmit and receive voice signals. It has a push to talk button that gets the device activated. Also popular as walkie-talkies, this hand held two-way device is available in mobile and stationery base configuration. It would be interesting to know that earlier this device was used exclusively by defence forces and police, though it is now increasingly finding favour with the civilian population.

Increased use of these two way radios have led to more and more innovation being introduced into the device.

New models are being launched and every new model include some new feature, which has increased its popularity manifold. Two way radios include several channels as well, and the number of channels available depend on the type of radio being used. For example, there are 23 channels in GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) and 14 in FRS (Family Radio Service).

There are several other features as well that go a long way in making two way radios popular. Their batteries, for example, are extremely durable. Also, there are different sets for different people. People who use these radios abundantly should go in for Nickel Metal Hydride or Nickel Cadmium batteries that can be recharged. Where as people who use it sparingly should opt for AA and AAA alkaline batteries. Then, two way radios can be easily carried any where. These days, many radios provide their users with weather forecast by meteorological department as well.

With so many outstanding features, it rarely should come as a surprise to anyone that two way radios have become so popular amongst the masses today.

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