With as many different models of walkie talkies as there are, they can be used for just as many purposes. This article focuses on 5 categories, Range, Battery Life, Harsh Environments, Emergencies, and Families and Kids, to help you find the best walkie talkie.
Higher power comes better range is always a truth.
Retevis NR630 is a 10W high power UHF radio with 16 channels. The high power ensures a long range of 2-3 miles when not using repeaters. It works on the UHF Band (400~480MHz) to meet your frequency needs. NR630 uses noise reduction technology to help reduce background noise and improve the clarity of audio transmissions. Compared with single-channel AI noise reduction, NR630 adopts two-way AI noise reduction, allowing for clearer conversations. NR630 also has an IP67 waterproof rating for being used on wet or rainy days. Equipped with a powerful 2800mAh battery, NR630 can last up to 15 hours of working time on a single charge.
For Battery Life
The battery life of a two way radio is important to whether you can stay in communication. Retevis RB75 has seriously impressive battery life since it has a very large-capacity 4500 mAh battery, up to 2 weeks on standby, and 20 hours in use.
Retevis RB75 is an IP67 waterproof GMRS radio with 30 channels. RB75 has a high gain long antenna and 8 repeater channels to extend the range with repeaters, allowing you to get long range and clear calls even in densely built-up areas. RB75 has a rugged body and no complicated button design, which can withstand moisture, dust, vibrations, and extreme temperatures. Besides the PC software, it is supported by CHIRP, so it is easy to program.
For Harsh Environment
Retevis RA89 is built to withstand the harshest environments. Whether it’s a muddy field or a rainy jungle, this handheld radio can stand up to the challenge.
Retevis RA89 is a dual band ham radio with the highest waterproof rating IP68, which can enable the radio to be protected against immersion up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the radio getting wet or falling into the water. With a 2m/70cm ham band, RA89 can meet different use environments for radio amateurs. Its great features include noise reduction, USB-C charging, programmable VFO, scramble encryption, FM radios, etc., and it will also be supported by CHIRP in the future.
For preppers, it’s important to choose handheld radios with SOS emergency alarms and NOAA weather alerts. The alarm function can help you quickly deal with unexpected situations. The NOAA function can receive essential safety information from the National Weather Service.
Retevis HA1G is the latest new IP67 waterproof GMRS radio with an emergency alarm function and 12 NOAA weather channels. It has 30 GMRS pre-programmed channels and 220 customizable channels, so you have multiple options to use the channels and connect to the repeaters.
Its 1.77-inch screen displays dual-band VHF/UHF receiving. The 2800mAh large-capacity battery enables long standby time and the Type-C charging method is convenient. It features more functions, such as VFO mode, FM radio, key lock, splitting CTCSS/DCS tone, etc.
For Families and Kids
Whether for fun in the neighborhood or for safety around the campsite, provide your child with a set of Retevis RT45 walkie talkies.
It comes with 2 packs with a very affordable price. With a range of up to 1.5-2 km, it will be easy to keep in contact with kids during camping. It comes with a long-lasting battery that will keep going for hours. And the batteries in the Retevis RT45 can also be easily recharged with a USB cable.
RT45 comes with a range of useful features, such as a flashlight, a call alert function, and a channel lock to keep the conversations private. RT45 walkie talkies are also lightweight and easy for kids to carry. Since RT45 is easy to use, kids can learn how to use it too.
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