The Two-Way Radio

We do not intend to delve deeply into the two-way Radio, only a rooster eye view. We would want to accept the fact that it is on the list of developmental stages of the mobile cell phone as we know it currently especially in the form of the hand held Walkie Talkies. While a new broadcast receiver (Receiver Radio) can only receive broadcast information only, the two-way Radio can receive and also monitor content. In other words it is a transceiver.

There are three forms of often the two-way Radio.

(1) The” genetic” mobile two -way Radio which gave birth to the modern Mobile Cellular telephone. It has the ability to receive and transmit simultaneously.

(2)The standing two-way Radio which is the basis of the modern Cellular BASIC stations and the pivot on which the modern day phone process operate. It may be pertinent to let you know that Distance calling by means of mobile cell phones is only made possible by a network of skin cells. A cell is a BASE station (High rise Towers) with its coverage area. For a mobile phone A to get in touch with a distant phone B, phone A must first link up its nearest base station which in turn connect phone F through its nearest base station. This is why these phones known as CELL PHONES. Note that cell phones are also walkie talkies australia.

(3)The hand held portable two-way Radio more commonly called the Walkie Talkies or Handie Talkies.


Several systems, technologies and types are available. However , they are connected with two major forms, the Family Radio Service-FRS and the General Mobile Radio Service GMRS models.

1 . The Family Radio station Service model FRS: This model which is characterized by a cheaper power of half watt can only support a maximum collection of about 6miles in ideal conditions It is built to broadcast on a total of 14 channels which include 7 FRS channels and 7 shared FRS/GMRS channels.

2 . Common Mobile Radio Service- GMRS: Characterized by a higher power, (usually between 1 and 2 watts) this Radio is good for outdoor use. The Radio has 22 channels and the signal can certainly travel on either FRS or GMRS bands. Even so since consumers want more channels and prefer the 23 channel Radio to the 14 channels, most radios have all 22 FRS and GMRS channels available in manufacturers’ response to market demand.


THE RANGE: The range of a two way Radio refers to the highest possible distance between two Radios for effective communication. A new two way Radio of 5miles range can only produce effective communication if the distance between the two communicating Radios is less than 5miles. Therefore , the higher the range, the better the radio. Sad to say however , the only way to know the range before buying as sellers aren’t going to be likely to allow a physical test which might involve opening up the pack, is to rely on the specification on the packing point. One wonders if the manufacturers are out to play people in view of the fact that what is given is hardly correct. This such values are for ideal conditions may even so be partially responsible. Achieving good line of sight totally free of blocking materials such as trees, wall, rock etc is definitely desirable for effective reception. These are some of the necessary components to achieve an ideal condition. All these can hardly be achieved with nature. The only option left to give us an idea with the Range is the ANTENNA.