A Guide to Walkie Talkies

Here at Crystal Radio Systems we’ve been supplying walkie-talkies since the 90s. With offices in the Midlands and London we supply customers throughout the UK with next day delivery. We can supply most types of radio equipment commonly used in the UK and can advise on the best equipment for your needs, at a price that’s within budget. We aim to respond promptly to enquiries so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want something you don't see straight away, or if you need advice. We invite you to read some walkie talkie reviews or browse our FAQ to find out all about us. But for the meantime here’s a little overview of the different types of walkie talkie or portable two-way radio equipment that we offer. We also offer a wide range of walkie talkie accessories, such as spare batteries, to complement your purchase.

Business Two-Way Radio Systems

If your business involves needing to contact members of staff wherever on site they may be then a two-way radio system could be just what you are looking for. The biggest choice for businesses is whether they need a licenced or unlicensed system. Licensed radios offer greater power and are useful for multi-site or mobile operations such as construction or taxi firms. Unlicensed two-way radio – by which we mean equipment that doesn’t require a licence – has a shorter range and are more susceptible to interference from other radio users. They are quick and easy to set up which makes them ideal for single-site businesses where keeping in touch is necessary but long conversations are not – such as shops where a manager or cleaner can be easily summoned through their handset. Both licensed and unlicensed systems are easily portable and have options that are fully waterproof, drop and shock resistant and that offer hands-free operation with comfortable earpieces for long-term use.

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Digital Radios

Both leisure and business users can benefit from the latest digital technology. Most handsets can operate in analogue mode allowing them to co-exist with existing equipment. This means the costs of migration can be spread over a longer period of time. Digital two-way walkie-talkies offer better sound quality, better range, longer battery life, secure communications and a reduction in background noise.

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Used Radio Equipment

Quality equipment, like we supply, can last a lifetime, which means if your dreams are bigger than your budget there’s a healthy used radio market. It can work out cheaper to buy a used set than to hire it, even if you only need it for a short time.

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Leisure Radios

Although mobile phone coverage is incredibly good it has one big disadvantage – it only really covers areas where people live. If you want to get out and about in the great outdoors, whilst staying in touch with the rest of your party, a mobile phone simply won’t do. What will fill the gap is a walkie-talkie. Ideal for camping, walking, skiing, canoeing and other pursuits where you want to be able to reach your base camp. With ranges measured in kilometres a set of two way radios can be a vital part of your safety equipment. Most are sold in packs of two but many systems can cope with several handsets, provided they are all set to use the same frequency. This means you can add more handsets if you find you need them.

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It doesn't matter who you are, the chances are you can benefit from owning a walkie talkie. If you want to find out what these devices are, how they work, the different ranges, as well as other useful information about them, then continue to read the rest of this article.

What Are Walkie Talkies And How Do They Work

A walkie talkie device are small radios that you can hold in your hand and they are small, which makes them portable. They kind of resemble cordless phone handsets, but they have a microphone and a speaker, and on top there is an antenna. The speaker is loud, and they are designed for people to speak with one another. One person presses a button and speaks, and then lets go of the button when they are finished, and if the person wants to reply, then they use the device in the same manner. That is the basics of walkie talkie use.

When Does A Person Need A Walkie Talkie

People can use walkie talkies for business and personal uses, and there are many reasons why you should use one for business purposes. For starters, the devices can help employees communicate with one another with ease and more efficiently saving valuable time and shoe leather. For example: - Construction companies can benefit from the devices, as workers in one area of a job site can keep in touch with workers in another area of the job site, this together with the health and Safety benefits of being able to alert other workers to any problems quickly and efficiently. There are inexpensive walkie talkies for children which are ideal in this day and age when its good to be able to be in touch with children as much as possible while giving them a little bit of freedom to roam the house and garden without having to keep an eye on them all the time. Another reason why you would want to use a walkie talkie device is if you have a disabled family member or someone just out of hospital in your home that you want them to be able to contact you if they need anything. Then with this type of device you will be able to communicate with them whenever you or they want, and from different rooms of the house or garden. The applications for these radio devices are endless from lots of sporting pursuits, camping trips, shopping trips, on the beach, when out working in the garden, when on narrowboats going through locks, ski-ing and having instruction whilst horse riding. These are reasons why you would want to invest in the devices.

Why Choose A Walkie Talkie Over Other Devices

Some of the most common reasons include that they tend to be more affordable and reliable then other devices. Not only that, but they also only require a one-time investment, unlike phones, which you have to pay to keep them on or even get on a plan.

Types Of Walkie Talkies

There are many types of walkie talkie brands, and you can search for ones by feature, which is something you should consider doing, as this will increase your chances of finding the right ones. There are also walkie talkie packages that you can look into, and they may come with extra accessories such as earpieces or lanyards as well as the ususal belpclips that you can use to clip the wallie talkies onto your trousers or shorts etc or you can find packages that include covers for the devices and more. As for some of the top brands, Kenwood, Hytera, Icom and Motorola are some of the best brands out there. If you are in need of a great device to stay connected, then look into getting a walkie talkie today.

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