If you are going to spend any time outdoors with your mates then a Motorola Walkie Talkie is a must have. Walkie talkie radios let you chat to your friends for free for up to 6km! No need to put up with mobile phone call charges or poor reception when you are at a music festival. Motorola have a great range of funky 2 way walkie talkies you will want to own.
Long range walkie talkies or personal mobile radios (PMR) can now communicate over 6km. Walkie talkies are ideal for keeping in touch with your friends when you are doing any outdoor activity such as camping, going to festivals, going to theme parks or going to the beach. There are plenty of discount walkie talkies online, so look around and grab yourself a bargain walkie talkie. But which one do you choose?
Motorola Walkie Talkies
Motorola have a great range of walkie talkie radios. The most popular Motorola walkie talkie at the moment is the TALKR range. There is the Motorola TALKR-T3 and the Motorola TALKR-T5, both with a great set of functions for keeping in touch for free on days outdoors on the beach or at a music festival.
The shock proof TLKR-T3 Motorola walkie talkie has no call charges, needs no networks, and has a 5km range, for scouts of the urban jungle. The Motorola TLKR-T5 has the additional walkie talkie functions of a 6km range, 121 codes to stop people eavesdropping on your conversation, hands-free operation, room monitor, auto power off / sleep function, and timer.
Basic Walkie Talkie Functions
2 way walkie talkies provide a way to talk to your mates over a range of up to 6km for free. Walkie talkies tend to have 8 radio channels. You will have to agree in advance with your friends which channel you will use, as otherwise they won’t be able to hear you.
Push to Talk Button and Roger Beep
To talk on a channel, you push a button on the side of the walkie talkie and hold it down. All the time you have the button held down, you are transmitting on that channel, but cannot receive. When you have finished talking, you release the button. So that the other person knows you have finished talking, you used to say “Roger.” Nowadays, walkie talkies have a “Roger Beep” which sends a beep on the channel to let everyone listening on that channel know you have finished talking.
Walkie Talkie LCD Backlight
Having a backlight on your walkie talkie is great when you use them at night. That way you don’t need a torch to work out which channel you are on and how much battery life you have left.
Walkie Talkie Auto Squelch
Squelch is used on walkie talkies to reduce the amount of background hiss you hear on the channel. Auto squelch on a walkie talkie will do all of the adjustment for you.
Motorola Walkie Talkie Specification
Here is the Motorola Talkr T5 datasheet specification and the Motorola Talkr T3 datasheet for two of the most stylish Motorola walkie talkies.
- TALKR-T3 Motorola walkie Talkie Specification and data sheet
- TALKR-T5 Motorola walkie Talkie Specification and data sheet
The Motorola walkie talkie set includes two Motorola walkie talkies and batteries. Depending on the model you get, it may also include a charger tray and mains lead. You should be able to get up to 24 hours of use from your Motorola walkie talkies.
Chatting to Your Girlfriend on a Walkie Talkie
Just a little reminder for those of you who may choose to chat to your girlfriend of boyfriend at night on a walkie talkie. It may allow you to talk for hours for free from your own bedroom, however anyone can listen to any of those eight radio channels. You can’t tell when or who is listening to your lovey dovey talk. So, you may want to get yourself a TALKR-T5 Motorola walkie talkie and use the 121 privacy codes which provide 968 sub-channels for a bit of added privacy.