With so many Walkie Talkies now in the market to choose from it is becoming increasingly difficult to know which walkie talkies are best for you.
What are Walkie Talkies? You should consider buying license-free radios if you work over a smaller area and you don’t need a large coverage (depending on territory license-free should provide coverage of about 1mile).
With over 25 years of experience in Two Way Radios and working with all Walkie Talkie frequencies. We have tested several license-free (PMR446) and have created the best walkie talkies below:
Being one of the bestselling Motorola Walkie Talkies, built with durability in mind making the XT460 a perfect entry-level radio.
Replacing the Motorola XTNID, making these Walkie Talkies perfect if you are wanting to upgrade your existing fleet
- Licence Free – Walkie Talkie
- Analogue Frequencies
- 8 Channels
- On/off/volume control knob
- 16 position channel/code selector knob
- Battery Save
- USB CPS Interface
- Radio Mic Gain
- Accessory Mic Gain
- Scan and Scan list
- Voice scrambling for extra security
- Time Out timer
- Antimicrobial coating
It is recommended to only be used for smaller sites in a range of 0.5 miles due to the radio being license-free, perfect for communications in warehouses etc.
The Motorola XT460 also comes in a Motorola Walke Talkie set of 6 radios, with a 6-way charger. This can be found here Motorola XT460 6 Pack
The Kenwood TK-3501T is one of the best walkie talkies in the market.
With the radio being license-free it is ready to use when you take it out of the box. This replacement radio for the Kenwood TK3301, the audio accessories from previous models are compatible with this radio.
- Licence-free – Walkie Talkie
- Analogue Two Eay Radio
- Simple and Easy to use
- Doesn’t require programming software
- Kenwood TK 3301 replacement with compatible audio accessories
Recommended for smaller coverage areas such as small schools, warehouses and construction sites.
With this radio being the newest professional license-free radio from Icom and replacing the Icom F27.
Although the radio is small and lightweight it is one of the most robust license-free radios on the market today.
With an IP rating of IP67, this means it is the strongest available protection against dust and moisture. With its loud audio capabilities, it is perfect for advanced hikers and mountaineers.
- Licence Free
- Analogue Frequencies
- IP 67 Rating – Dust Proof and Waterproof
- Small & Lightweight
- Large Speaker
- 16 Channels
- Private Call & Group Calling
- Call-Ring & Smart Ring functions
- Built-in inversion voice scrambler
- Low battery alert
- Time-out-timer function
- Monitor function
- Siren alarm function
- Surveillance function
- Key lock function
- Microphone gain level adjustment
- Power on scan function
- Three programmable buttons
- PC programmable
A license-free digital Walkie Talkiewhich can operate in either analogue or digital frequencies.
With its ergonomic user-friendly design and it is an incredible light and durable radio.
With this being a license-free radio it can reach up to 0.5 miles. Making it great for small retailers, hospitality venues and small schools.
- Digital Walkie Talkie
- Small, Sleek, Light
- Long Battery Life
- Rugged & Reliable
- One-Touch Call/Text
- Dual Mode (Analog & Digital)
- Advanced Signalling
The CLP446 has a contemporary design, large push to talk body and is extremely lightweight making it one of the easiest radios to use.
The radio comes with a comfortable earpiece keeping all communications discreet. The battery can last up to 14 hours making it last all day.
Due to its size and design, this radio is perfect for retailers.
- Walkie Talkie
- Analogue Frequencies
- 8 Channels with customisable PL codes (via CPS)
- Smart Status Glow – indicates an active channel, radio transmit & receive, scan and battery status
- Voice menu system
- Antimicrobial protection
- Single pin lock-in accessory port
- Monitor/Scan modes
- Up to 14 Hours battery life
- 500mW power transmission
- Complete range of optional accessories
The Motorola T92 comes in a twin pack, with an IP rating of IP67.
One of the best features about the T92 and one of the reasons why so many fitness centres use them as it is completely waterproof (submersible up to 1 metre for 30 minutes), it is also dustproof. The radio will also float when dropped in water.
With a range of 0.5 miles, it is great for fitness centres. It is great if you need to stay connected whilst on the water whether that’s whilst jet skiing or snowboarding.
Although there are many other high-quality reliable walkie talkies, the above are the best walkie talkies in the market currently.
Motorola T92 Features:
- PMR446 radios – license-free
- Up to 10km range2
- Rechargeable NiMH batteries (supplied)
- 8 channels + 121 codes
- 20 call tones
- Dedicated orange emergency alert button3
- LED torch with white and red modes plus water-contact activation
- Vibrate alert
- IP67 waterproof1 – submersible up to 1 metre for 30 minutes
- Floats when dropped in water1
- Belt clips have a built-in whistle
- Handy carry case with accessories
Apex stock a wide selection of Walkie Talkies, if you require more information or would like to discuss your communication need further please call 0800 612 1046.
What are Walkie Talkies?
Walkie Talkies are devices (radio) that communication with each other, transmitting voice through a 446 frequency.
What are Two Way Radios?
Two Way Radios are devices (radio) that communication with each other, transmitting voice through a licensed radio
What is PMR446?
Private Mobile Radio, 446 MHz, PMR446 is another term for license free radios.
What is an IP Rating?
An IP Rating is a Ingress Protection, used to define levels of sealing effectiveness.