The Best Two-Way Radios of 2015

Learn about the latest advanced features in two-way radio design and find the best two-way radios of 2015 for business or for personal use. Choosing the right walkie-talkie will boost business productivity and profits, keep families and friends in touch during outdoor adventures and provide a cheaper and more secure alternative to cell phones. With this invaluable guide, you can find the best two-way radio on the market for your specific usage and requirements.

Best Two-Way Radio for Family Use Personal two-way radios are frequently sold in sets, making them especially convenient and a great value for families. The best family walkie-talkie system must be easy for younger children to operate, offer hands-free operation while hiking, boating or engaged in some other strenuous activity, and be economically priced to fit into the family budget. If the radios operate on the FRS (Family Radio Service) band, they do not require an FCC license to operate, making them even more affordable and easy to get up and running immediately. Another important feature for family radios is the ability to tune into NOAA weather channels to keep apprised of weather emergencies and other potential hazards. The Motorola Talkabout Series has all these key features covered. They're sold in 2-radio or 3-radio sets, use the FRS band (or both the FRS and GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) bands and are basic units that are easy for kids to use. They offer hands-free communication and a few of the models include a built-in LED flashlight. All can pick up NOAA weather channels.

Recommended Walkie-Talkies for Outdoor Adventures and Emergency Usage For long-distance hikes, camping in remote locations where cell phone service is spotty or non-existent and during emergencies, certain features are essential. This includes extremely durable construction, built-in NOAA weather channels and voice-activated, hands-free operation. The best two-way radios for outdoor and emergency usage are the Motorola RMV2080 and the Motorola RMM2050. These are heavy-duty, high-end radios that are designed for peak performance in the harshest conditions. They both conform to MIL-STD 810 specifications for protection against extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions, vibration and shock. They feature VOX hands-free use and are made to pick up NOAA weather alerts. This makes these ideal emergency two-way radios, whether for search and rescue operations, as personal walkie-talkies for outdoor adventure sports or as business two-way radios in challenging environments.

Best 2015 Two-Way Radios for Business Use (Offices in High-Rise Buildings, Large Complexes) If you're looking for the best two-way radios for high-rise office buildings, apartment complexes and other large commercial or industrial properties, look no further than the Motorola RDU4100 and Motorola RDU4160d. These are powerful 4-watt two-way radios with signal transmission up to 30 floors. They feature removable antennas, exclusive business radio frequencies, advanced voice activation and customer programming software. They're also repeater-ready, if you need even wider coverage. They're built to rigorous military specifications and offer easy cloning of settings. Motorola's digital two-way radios, the DLR1020, DLR1060 they operate on the 900MHz band and have a far reach at a fraction of the wattage of the UHF radios. They can transmit exceptionally clear signals up to 20-30 floors.

Walkie-Talkies for Hotels, Restaurants and Other Customer Service Jobs Restaurant staff, hotel workers, retail clerks and other personnel that attend to customers all day or all night long have special requirements. Two-way radios must be compact, lightweight and discreet, so they can engage in internal business communications while still maintaining a professional appearance for the public. A portable, hands-free radio system allows waiters and waitresses, catering company workers and event planners to continue to move around and work with no loss of productivity. The best two-way radios for service workers and event planners are Motorola CLPe Series, Motorola CLS Series and Kenwood PKT-23 radios. They all weigh in at less than 5 ounces and are compact and discreet, featuring hands-free operation with compatible headsets. Of course, the best two-way radios are always available at TechWholesale.