Here are answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about walkie talkiesMax Telecom
FAQ Walkie Talkie
There are certain questions or doubts which many consumers having about the buying or using of a walky talky. This post answers the most common questions related with a two-way radio.
Is license free walkie talkie legal in India?
Yes. You can use a walkie talkie without any license if the frequency band of the walky talky falls between 446.0 Mhz – 446.200 Mhz. Apart from the the license free frequency band allocation for Citizen band walkie talkies is 26.957-27.283 MHz.
Which is better – Licensed walkie talkie or License Free Walky Talky?
If you requirement suggests usage in a light commercial or small industry or small building then license free walkie talkie is the right option for you.
But if you need the walky talky in heavy industrial area or more complex workplaces, then licensed walkie talkie are best for you.
What is the range of long range walkie talkies?
If the conditions are ideal (i.e. no obstacles, hindrances etc) then a walkie talkie can work up to 20-50 miles. But this is generally not achievable due to the atmospheric and physical obstructions present in the location.
How long is the battery life of a walky talky?
Ideally when a walkie talkie battery is fully charged, then it can last up to 8-12 hours. But again this depends on the usage of the two-way radio.
Also, buy a new battery when your walky talky tells you so by signs like: less talk time, decreased range and frequent low battery notifications.
Which is better; Digital walkie talkie or Analog walkie talkie?
Well this depends on your requirement, but basically Digital is a better option to go for. Digital radios offer advanced coverage and clear audio quality.
Whereas, Analog walkies give lesser coverage and the audio output is also not very clear.
VHF or UHF?
VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency), both are the signals of the range covered by a walkie talkie communication.
- VHF ranges between 136 – 174 MHz and
- UHF range is between 400 – 512 MHz
When we talk about the technical explanation, then
“Frequency inversely corresponds to wave length, and wave length is directly relative to signal”
Therefore, this clearly indicates that UHF has a shorter wavelength since it has higher frequency. And because of short wave length the signals by UHF travel afar and penetrate easily.
This leads to the examination that if you need to operate in ideal conditions i.e. without any obstacles then VHF is good for you.
But if your work requires you to work in a closed environment with obstacles or odd environmental conditions then UHF works best for you.
Who all can hear the conversation?
The only people or group of people who are tuned in to the same channel/frequency can only hear the conversation among them.
Why do some call walkie talkie a two-way radio?
The age old radio also works on the same mechanism as a walky talky. The major difference between a normal radio and a walkie talkie is that while you can just listen through a radio, you can do both talk and listen through a walkie talkie.
What are the best walkie talkie 2019?
There are many walkies in the market which are made as per specific requirements of industries. That means you can get water-proof, dust-proof, non-flammable walkies from many leading manufactures.