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The difference between licenced and unlicenced radios.

Licence-Free Two Way Radios:

The benefits of having a licence free radio include having the ability to use them straight away. It’s just a matter of turning them on out of the box! 

Licence free radios are ideal for smaller sites, businesses or anyone who doesn’t need large areas of coverage.  Depending on the environment licence free radios should be able to provide enough coverage to support your needs, but this does vary significantly as radio waves travel line of sight.  This means the more obstacles in the way such as trees, buildings and hills the more your coverage will be reduced...    

The importance of integrating Two Way Radios into retail stores!

By incorporating two way radios into your stores communications your store will be provided a wide range of benefits to help the overall experience for customers and for your employees.

1 – Instant communications

2- Economical and dependable

3 - Increased security and safety

Find out more about these benefits by clicking read more below!

How two way radios from Walkie-Talkies literally proved a life saver & enabled us to run our group ski holiday, adding so much fun in the process!

In February a group of like-minded chaps from Beaconsfield Squash Club embarked on the annual ski holiday.  This year we increased the number from 8 to 12, a big ask in terms of organisation creating a situation one member termed as attempting to herd cats!  This is where our two way radios come into their own.  Each member of the group was handed a Pronto digital licensed free radio for their personal communications and given instructions on how to use them. 

We flew to Geneva and took our onward transfers to Meribel Mottaret, two minibuses on the transfer and the radios allowed us to be in constant contact on the two hour plus journey to the mountains.  On arrival at the hotel strict instructions for the following day were issued in true military fashion, including which channel to be tuned into first thing in the morning to allow for the seamless collection of 12 sets of skis and passes etc. The Pronto radios proved faultless!

A Guide To Range

Range Illustration 1

Range is a very difficult thing to determine because it can be affected by a great many variables such as trees, buildings, terrain etc.

Range Illustration 2

This is because radio waves travel in straight lines, very similar to light waves and cannot bend although they can be reflected and in some cases bounced.

Range Illustration 3

For example some radios may be able to talk to each other from hilltop to hilltop across 20 miles, however if there are tall buildings or woodland in the way of two radios at a lower level they may not manage a distance of 500 yards.

Range Illustration 4

Therefore it is important for aerials to be kept in a vertical position and the higher the radio is held the more chance of the range being greater. The human body can also be a factor in range, if you’re using a headset and have the radio attached to your belt, the body can act as a shield and reduce the range. There are ways to increase your range such as maybe moving from and unlicensed radio to licensed or utilizing a Local or Talkthrough base station which are all available through walkie-talkies.com.

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