Can different Motorola Walkie Talkies work together?

One question that commonly crosses the mind of walkie talkie users is that – can walky talky with different model or different brand work together? This post answers your question.

Before we get to the answer, let us first understand how does communication happen using a walkie talkie. Walkie talkies communicate with each other using radio waves on a single, shared frequency band. Now when two more people want to talk over walkie talkie, they all need to tune in to same frequency. And use the PTT (push-to-talk) button to start talking (transmitting) and release the button to listen to the other end (receiving).

Generally, most walkies have a battery (making it portable), an antenna (for sending and receiving radio waves),  a PTT button, and a loudspeaker (that also works as a microphone to talk into it). But the more advanced walkies like Motorola walkie talkie have a separate loudspeaker and microphone to facilitate the two-way communications.

Can different walkie talkies work together?

And now the big question.

So here’s the answer:

Yes. Typically if you tune in to the same frequency you should be able to communicate with one another irrespective of the brand or model you use. In fact an easy way to understand a walkie talkie is to think of it as a cross between a conventional radio and a mobile phone.

So just as you can talk over the phone no matter what brand or model the other user uses, so is the concept with walkie talkies.

Having said some licensed walkie talkie or business walkie talkie come with  pre-customized frequency for usage. Therefore, you will not be able to use these walkies with other general walkies because you will not be able to tune into the same frequency for communication.


If you are using license-free walkie talkie from any brand, freely communicate with your co-staff members or team members without any hindrance.

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