Motorola talkabout 2 way radios.
Why you need a Motorola talkabout 2 way radio
Motorola Talkabout 2 way radios are the MOST popular brand of FRS radios on the market for a reason. They simply make the BEST! While others make false claims about distance and reliability, Motorola delivers on that promise with rugged sturdy radios that have set the standard that others try to copy. The Motorola line of FRS radios offer features to enhance your communications like Bluetooth technology for hands free control, and waterproof radios for use out in the field.
MOTOROLA MT350R 35-Mile Talkabout(R) Weatherproof 2-Way Radios
Why FRS radio ?
The Family Radio Service is a set of frequencies in the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band allocated for personal communications by the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.). It has a limit of ½ watt (0.5W) with a fixed antenna. The range can vary depending on range and terrain. The FRS radio frequencies are also shared with GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service). The GMRS band has more options for power output and external antennas. You need a license to communicate on the GMRS band.
Motorola Talkabout 2 way radios will communicate on BOTH the FRS and GMRS bands, depending on which channel you use. The 35M+ range advertised on most FRS/GMRS radios comes from the 5 watts available on the GMRS channels, not the FRS channels.
Will Mototola FRS radios work with my existing radios ?
Yes, The Motorola radios use the same frequencies as other FRS radios, so if you already own a different brand of FRS radio, it will work with them. The Family Radio service (FRS) is allocated channels just like the CB (Citizens Band), just at UHF Frequencies instead of HF (High Frequency).
What do you mean by HF and UHF Frequencies ?
The HF frequencies include many ham bands, CB, shortwave bands and other agencies. These are from 3 MHZ to 30 MHZ.
CB is allocated from 26.965 to 27.405 in the High Frequency (HF) band.
UHF is 300 MHZ to 3000 MHZ. The FRS family radio service falls in this range, as well as the 70cm 440 MHZ Amateur Radio Bands.
Motorola Talkabout 2 way radios are the best out on the market. They offer options that should suit every need. Whether for cross country travelling, out in the sand dunes or in the mountains with your 4 wheel drive vehicle, Motorola 2 way radios will provide communications for years to come!