14 best radios

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Some professionals cannot do their job without walkie-talkies. For example, such a device is an indispensable attribute of a police officer. Also, similar devices are massively used by builders. It is difficult to do without them at sea, on a large fishing vessel. And these are just the first examples that come to mind. Therefore, walkie-talkies will remain indispensable for a long time. This means that you can tell about them to our online magazine. This article will focus on the best models available to the Russian buyer. At the same time, we will talk about both budget kits and top-end radios, which differ not only in their high cost, but also in maximum power.

How to choose a walkie-talkie?

Some people believe that only emergency workers use radios. But in fact, such devices are not in vain sold in many stores selling electronics. Several sets of walkie-talkies will not interfere with builders – this will allow them to abandon traditional shouting. Also, such means of communication are often used when hunting or fishing. Finally, they are popular with taxi drivers and truckers. Special car radios are produced for them – they are also mentioned in our rating.

Outwardly, the radios are quite similar to each other. Of course, they can have a different display, and they can also differ in the number of buttons and controls. But the main parameter of any radio is still the working range:

  1. HF – amateur frequencies (from 0.1 to 28 MHz);
  2. CB – civil frequencies with 11-meter waves (from 26 to 30 MHz);
  3. LB – service frequencies with 6-meter waves (from 30 to 50 MHz);
  4. VHF is a high-frequency range that must be approved for use in the Russian Federation. The wavelength is approximately two meters. The range includes frequencies from 136 to 172 MHz;
  5. UHF is an ultra-high frequency range with a wavelength of about 70 cm. It can be both amateur and service. The range includes frequencies from 420 to 473 MHz.

Of course, many radios support several operating ranges at once. It should be noted that the wavelength depends on how far the signal will break through. Also, do not forget that radio waves can bend around obstacles, but no more than half their length. That is, the frequency of 27 MHz with a wavelength of 11 m allows you to be behind a piece of rock up to five meters in size. That is why walkie-talkies with a CB operating range are usually taken outdoors. In the city, there is a large amount of electromagnetic interference that interferes with the normal operation of such a device – here walkie-talkies are required that can work in the VHF or UHF range. But do not forget that such means of communication are not 'long-range'.

For hunting and fishing, a waterproof and shockproof walkie-talkie is useful. Strictly speaking, any modern radio is not afraid of falling onto a hard surface or even a short submersion under water. But if the manufacturer declares moisture protection according to one or another standard, then this is another guarantee that the walkie-talkie will remain operational in any conditions.

It remains to add that buying some kind of Chinese walkie-talkie is worth only as a last resort. Yes, such devices have a very low price tag. But the probability of a quick breakdown of the radio is high. And you are unlikely to enjoy the quality of the connection. In a word, it is better to pay attention to the products Motorola, Kenwood, Alan, MegaJet, Hytera and some other well-known companies. Or just choose one of those walkie-talkies that are considered in our rating.

Rating of the best radios

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive walkie-talkies 1 Baofeng BF-A58 RUB 1,880
2 Motorola TLKR-T41 RUB 1,790
3 RadiusPro RP-201 RUB 2,948
The best walkie-talkies for hunting and fishing 1 Yaesu VX-6R RUB 14,190
2 KENWOOD TK-2406M RUB 12,748
3 Motorola DP1400 RUB 16 800
4 Vector VT-43 H2 RUB 4,550
The best walkie-talkies with a waterproof case 1 Motorola TLKR-T80 Extreme 6 220 rub.
2 MIDLAND GXT-1050 RUB 4,700
The best car radios 1 Optim 778 RUB 6,790
2 MegaJet MJ-3031M RUB 6,090
3 ALAN 48 EXCEL RUB 4,650
The best walkie-talkies that do not require licensing 1 COMBAT T-340 VHF RUB 5,900
2 ARGUT A-54 RUB 8,500

Best inexpensive walkie-talkies

Baofeng BF-A58

Rating: 4.8

Baofeng BF-A58

An excellent device with a transmitter with a power of up to 5 watts. The radio provides 128 channels. Its number and frequency are displayed on a monochrome display with blue backlight. The signal is encoded using DCS and CTCSS technology, which is important for those who will use the radio for business purposes.

The compact size makes it clear that the product is sharpened for working with high frequencies. Indeed, among the bands supported by the device, only VHF and UHF are listed. However, radios and frequencies in the range of 65-108 MHz are available, but only for their reception (voice transmission over them is impossible).

The device received a waterproof housing according to the IPX7 standard. This means that the radio can be safely dropped into the river – if you get it on time, then nothing will happen to it. But under the back cover of this model there is a lithium-ion battery, and even a removable one! Its capacity is 1800 mAh. The duration of the battery life is difficult to name, since it depends on the regular use of the radio for its intended purpose. Well, and the frequency of using the built-in flashlight, for that matter.

A clip and charger are supplied with this product. The radio also supports connecting a headset, but you have to buy it separately. In a word, this is a good choice for those who are looking for an inexpensive walkie-talkie that would work stably in urban environments.

Advantages

  • Support for VHF and UHF standards;
  • Includes a bright backlit display;
  • There is support for encoding;
  • A large number of channels;
  • Convenient keyboard;
  • Built-in FM radio receiver;
  • Implemented moisture protection according to the IPX7 standard;
  • A capacious battery is used;
  • Headset connection supported;
  • Added a flashlight;
  • Extremely high transmitter power.

disadvantages

  • The set does not include a cable for programming from a computer;
  • The radio turned out to be quite heavy;
  • Some specimens do not meet the declared water resistance.

Motorola TLKR-T41

Rating: 4.7

Motorola TLKR-T41

One of the most popular walkie-talkies also could not fail to get into our rating. Kits consisting of two radios Motorola TLKR-T41 are regularly seen in large retail chains. This device is simple and reliable. It can also be painted in different colors – for example, orange or blue. Strictly speaking, this color immediately speaks of the amateur orientation of the device. Indeed, this is evidenced by the communication standard, which is the PMR range not mentioned in our article. This means that the owner of the radio has frequencies from 446.01 to 446.09 MHz. As you might guess, only 8 channels are supported, and its current number is displayed on a segment display, supplemented by a backlight.

Such a radio does not need to be registered with the relevant authorities. This is evidenced not only by the range used, but also by the transmitter power, which reaches only 0.5 W. It is possible to talk with the help of such radios only at a 4-kilometer distance, and even then only in ideal conditions. In practice, of course, the range is much shorter. However, in the construction and installation of satellite dishes, these walkie-talkies, perhaps, are quite capable of helping.

Despite the low cost of the kit, the product does an excellent job of scanning and monitoring channels. It also emits appropriate sounds when you press certain buttons – this allows you to understand that the click really happened. The manufacturer has not forgotten the keypad lock function. But it is still noticeable that the American company did its best to save money. She endowed her creation with a non-removable antenna. This means that you will not be able to increase the range of the radio, no matter how you would like it. Also, the manufacturer decided to abandon the battery. Instead, three AAA batteries will be used as power sources. This is not the best choice, especially if a set of walkie-talkies will be used for negotiations every day.

Otherwise, it is quite difficult to find fault with this model. Yes, moisture protection is completely absent here. But it is not needed, because this radio is not intended for use by hunters and fishermen. Instead of water protection, the manufacturer decided to introduce noise reduction, and this will please someone even more. Also, a feeling of satisfaction is caused by a weight not exceeding 74 g. However, add to this the mass of three batteries.

Advantages

  • The set of two radios turned out to be very inexpensive;
  • End of transmission signal is present;
  • The display is backlit;
  • There is noise reduction;
  • Minimum weight.

disadvantages

  • Battery power will not suit everyone;
  • The transmitter power is only 0.5W;
  • The antenna is non-removable;
  • There is no moisture protection;
  • There are 8 channels in total.

RadiusPro RP-201

Rating: 4.6

RadiusPro RP-201

Outwardly simple walkie-talkie. However, it is precisely this that is used by many Russian special services. This suggests that the functionality of the device has long established itself. The cost of this model is about 3000 rubles, the set consists of only one radio. This is quite a reasonable price for a product that has a transmitter with a power of 3 W and a sufficiently long detachable antenna.

This radio operates in the UHF frequency range. This means that the device is supposed to be used in an urban environment – electromagnetic interference is not afraid of it. One cannot help but rejoice at the support for coding – a stranger will not be able to intrude into your conversation. In total, the radio has 16 channels. Not the largest number, but I don't want to include this item in the list of shortcomings.

Unlike most of the models reviewed in this rating, RadiusPro RP-201 does not have at least some kind of LCD display. The selected channel is signaled only by the corresponding scale. But the manufacturer is generous with a metal chassis. If you throw the radio with all the dope on the asphalt, then only the plastic located on top of the chassis will receive damage. And the product will certainly remain in working order.

A nice bonus is the ability to copy settings between radios. This allows, for example, to set up all radios intended for use by a police battalion as quickly as possible. The manufacturer did not forget about noise reduction. Also, the user should be pleased with the ability to connect a headset.

This device can easily work at almost any ambient temperature. However, remember that moisture protection is not declared here. This does not mean that the first hit in the rain will kill the device. But dropping it into deep water is definitely not worth it.

Advantages

  • There is noise reduction;
  • Connection of a headset is possible;
  • Capacious battery;
  • Used metal chassis;
  • Detachable antenna is used;
  • Sufficiently high transmitter power;
  • Sensitivity – about 0.2 μV;
  • Encoding supported;
  • Copying of settings between radios is available;
  • There is a channel scan.

disadvantages

  • Water resistance is not declared;
  • The price will not suit everyone.

The best walkie-talkies for hunting and fishing

Yaesu VX-6R

Rating: 4.9

Yaesu VX-6R

Our rating continues with large artillery. A walkie-talkie called Yaesu VX-6R is sold in Russian stores for 15-20 thousand rubles. Such a high cost is due to the enormous power of the transmitter – it reaches 5 watts. If you connected the supplied antenna, then another owner of a similar walkie-talkie can hear you even from nine to ten kilometers away. This is despite the fact that the device operates at frequencies belonging to the VHF and UHF bands, which were originally intended for urban areas! Well, if we are talking only about reception, then the radio supports absolutely all frequencies – from 0.5 to 998.99 MHz!

A large number of buttons and controls are located on the body of the device. With their help, you can not only select one of thousands of channels, but also change the transmitter power. This is useful if you want to save battery power. Also, the radio allows you to almost instantly tune in to receive NOAA weather channels. There is also a quick switch to the emergency channel. In a word, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other special services will definitely like such a radio! And their management will appreciate copying settings between radios.

If the sensitivity of the removable antenna for some reason seems insufficient, then you can connect an external antenna to this radio. There is also a headset jack. Channel and frequency information is displayed on a fairly large display, complemented by bright backlighting. Of course, such an expensive walkie-talkie is almost impossible to disable. It is waterproof, and its body is heavily rubberized.

The owner of the radio can only complain about the battery. Its capacity does not exceed 1400 mAh, which cannot be called an exorbitant parameter. Interestingly, battery operation is also possible here, but only in reduced power mode.

Advantages

  • There is a function of access to the system of amateur Internet repeaters;
  • The main antenna is detachable;
  • The password function has been implemented;
  • A huge number of channels and memory cells;
  • Can be powered by two AA batteries;
  • It is possible to connect a headset and an external antenna;
  • Backlit display is not forgotten;
  • The radio is practically indestructible;
  • Channel scan available;
  • Sensitivity – 0.168 μV;
  • Very high transmitter power;
  • There is an FM radio receiver.

disadvantages

  • Not the most capacious battery;
  • Weight reaches 270 g;
  • Very high cost.

KENWOOD TK-2406M

Rating: 4.8

KENWOOD TK-2406M

Another walkie-talkie in our rating, which has the most simple appearance. There is no LCD here either. However, even without it, you can easily understand which channel is currently selected. Also, the screen is not required to switch to the emergency channel – this function is also present here.

The radio has a 5W transmitter. On the case, you can find a switch, thanks to which you can change the power, thereby increasing the battery life. As for the sensitivity, it is 0.25 μV. This is enough for a long detachable antenna to pick up the waves propagated by another radio located several kilometers away. Please note that this model works in the VHF range. Therefore, frequencies in the range of 136-174 MHz are available to it. The user is provided with 16 channels. At the same time, coding using CTCSS technology is supported.

Like many other radios reviewed today, KENWOOD TK-2406M supports headset connection. As expected, the VOX technology allows you to activate the radio through this very headset – you do not need to press something on the device itself. The product also supports PC programming and scrambler. But it is impossible to quickly transfer the settings to another radio, which is somewhat disappointing. But on the other hand, only positive emotions are evoked by the case, which is both shock-resistant and waterproof. However, the declared IPX5 standard allows us to understand that in a deep pond, the walkie-talkie will still come to an end.

The device is powered by a 1400 mAh nickel-cupronickel battery. Its full charge lasts for 9-10 hours of continuous operation. If you haven't used the radio for a whole month, then don't forget to charge the battery – unfortunately, it has a self-discharge effect.

Advantages

  • Waterproof and shockproof housing is used;
  • 16 channels available;
  • Easy control;
  • Connection of a headset is possible;
  • There is noise reduction;
  • Detachable antenna is used;
  • Fast transition to the emergency channel;
  • There is channel scanning;
  • High transmitter power;
  • Encoding available.

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 365g;
  • High price;
  • Not the best battery included;
  • Only one working range.

Motorola DP1400

Rating: 4.7

Motorola DP1400

Another walkie-talkie without a display in our rating. This model is also used by all kinds of special services, and almost no negative reviews are left on it either. It is a pity that the walkie-talkie costs almost 17 thousand rubles. – not every person dares to give that kind of money for it.

Please note that this model can work through a repeater. This significantly increases the transmission power of the signal, which is 5W by default. If the partners are close to each other, then the power can be reduced by using the appropriate switch. This will make the battery life longer. The product is also capable of boasting a sensitivity of 0.22 μV.

The radio is capable of operating in the VHF and UHF frequency ranges. A headset is connected to the product without any problems, thanks to which voice activation can be carried out. Monitoring and scanning of channels are also available here. It is also possible to quickly switch to the active channel. This model has a waterproof and shockproof housing. However, the IPX4 standard proves that the walkie-talkie will withstand the rain, but nothing more.

The main trouble Motorola DP1400 is the nickel-cupronickel battery. If the product is inactive for a week or longer, the battery will slowly drain. Leaves much to be desired and the capacity does not exceed 1400 mAh. The manufacturer claims that this will be enough for 11.5 hours of continuous operation at maximum transmitter power. Another major drawback is weight. The weight of this radio reaches an impressive 406 g. This device is very well felt on the belt.

Advantages

  • Can work at any ambient temperature;
  • High transmitter power;
  • Excellent sensitivity;
  • Simplest management;
  • Voice activation via headset is possible;
  • Monitoring and scanning of channels are implemented;
  • There is some moisture protection;
  • The mode of operation through a repeater is available;
  • A detachable antenna is used.

disadvantages

  • Large weight;
  • Not perfect moisture protection;
  • High price;
  • I would like to get a lithium ion battery.

Vector VT-43 H2

Rating: 4.7

Vector VT-43 H2

Already much cheaper radio. In Russia, you can buy this amateur model for 6-7 thousand rubles. Here the battery used immediately attracts attention. Its capacity has been increased to 2800 mAh. It seems that this may be enough for several days of continuous operation.

The radio can transmit voice on frequencies in the ranges 136-174 MHz and 400-470 MHz. At the same time, the power of its transmitter reaches 5 W. This means that an amateur walkie-talkie is considered only formally – after purchase, you still have to register it with the relevant authorities.

This representative of our rating has a comfortable keyboard with which you can quickly select the channel you need. The device is also capable of monitoring two frequencies, quickly switching to the channel through which someone is currently transmitting a signal. You can set up a walkie-talkie literally in the field. But if a large number of devices are bought at once, then it is easier to use programming from a computer.

On the front panel of the product there is not only a keyboard, but also a display supplemented with yellow backlighting. The strength of the used case should also be noted – it is quite difficult to break the device against stones. However, do not count on moisture protection – it is not declared by the manufacturer. However, the radio will still withstand the rain, and its owners do not need more.

Unlike most other radios with a similar price tag, Vector VT-43 H2 supports operation via a repeater. Also, this model can be used as a repeater, transmitting a signal from a neighboring radio further.

Advantages

  • Power level switching is possible;
  • Maximum transmitter power – 5 W;
  • There is a noise suppressor;
  • Monitoring of two frequencies is available;
  • A very large number of channels;
  • High-capacity lithium-ion battery;
  • Connection of a headset is possible;
  • Supports work through a repeater;
  • There is a repeater function;
  • Shockproof housing;
  • There is a backlit display;
  • Relatively low cost;
  • Signal coding is possible.

disadvantages

  • No copying of settings to another radio;
  • Water resistance is not declared.

The best walkie-talkies with a waterproof case

Motorola TLKR-T80 Extreme

Rating: 4.9

Motorola TLKR-T80 Extreme

As the name suggests, this model is capable of withstanding the most severe operating conditions. The body of this radio must withstand falls on asphalt, stones and any other hard surface. Also, one cannot fail to note its yellow color – due to it, the radio is clearly visible in the snow and grass. As for diving, his walkie-talkie will not stand it. The IPX4 moisture protection standard is declared as much as possible, which means that only rain will definitely not damage the product.

The radio is strictly amateur. This is evidenced not only by the non-removable antenna, but also by the operating range, which includes frequencies from 446 to 446.1 MHz. The transmitter power is only 0.5W. This is very little, but such a device does not need to be registered with the relevant authorities. Surprisingly, even with such a transmitter, the manufacturer claims a range of 10 km. In fact, such a parameter can only be achieved while being somewhere in the field.

When using this radio, you can switch between eight channels. Its current number is shown on the display. If the device is used in the dark, you can activate the backlight. Please note that a set of two radios Motorola TLKR-T80 Extreme costs more than 6 thousand rubles. For an amateur radio, this is quite a lot of money. This price tag is due to the presence of noise reduction and a nanny mode here. Also, not every amateur radio allows you to connect a headset and activate yourself with a voice. There is also a signal for the end of the transmission – the so-called Roger Beep, which is more typical for professional devices. Perhaps the only evidence of the amateur class here is the color of the body and low weight. Well, the standard used, of course.

Advantages

  • Weight is only 140g;
  • The range is still decent;
  • Voice activation via headset is possible;
  • There is a babysitting mode;
  • Monitoring and scanning of channels are available;
  • Backlit display;
  • 10 different call signals;
  • There is moisture protection;
  • The set consists of two radios.

disadvantages

  • The PMR range will not suit everyone;
  • Low transmitter power;
  • Not the best battery;
  • The antenna is not removable.

MIDLAND GXT-1050

Rating: 4.8

MIDLAND GXT-1050

Another set of two radios in our rating. The devices included in it also have a unique color. But not yellow, but in khaki style. This perfectly disguises the walkie-talkie in the forest. This allows us to conclude that this kit is primarily intended for hunters and fishermen. If you wear appropriate clothes, then only the display backlight will highlight them against the background of the trees when it is activated.

This radio works in the LPD range. This means that the owner will have access to 69 channels at frequencies from 433.075 to 434.775 MHz. Anyone can use the radio – no registration is required. Neither will an outsider overhear you for sure, since there is support for encoding. Unfortunately, the power of the transmitter is only 0.01 W, in connection with which you will have to forget about negotiations at a distance of many kilometers. But on the other hand, the 800 mAh battery is enough for many days of battery life. It is a pity that it was created using nickel-cupronickel technology. This means that the battery must be recharged if the radio has not been used for a long time. By the way, this power source can be replaced with 4 AA batteries or rechargeable batteries.

The device has a waterproof housing. The device did not receive the corresponding certificate, but there is no doubt that the radio will definitely survive the rain. The device also includes a non-removable antenna. As for the software component, it provides the end of the voice transmission session with the appropriate signal. It can also scan two channels simultaneously. Headset connection is also available here. She, by the way, is already included in the kit! A pleasant bonus can be considered 15 melodies intended to be set as a call signal.

Advantages

  • Operation from different power sources is possible;
  • Hunting coloring;
  • The optimal price tag for a set of two radios;
  • A large number of ringtones;
  • Connection of a headset is possible;
  • Backlit display available;
  • Implemented moisture protection;
  • Channel scanning and monitoring are available;
  • Encoding supported;
  • A large number of channels.

disadvantages

  • The default is a nickel-cupronickel battery;
  • Low transmitter power;
  • The LPD range will only suit amateurs;
  • Non-removable antenna used;
  • The battery indicator can lie.

The best car radios

Optim 778

Rating: 4.9

Optim 778

Walkie-talkies for use in the car could not fail to get into our rating. They are most often used by truckers who need to somehow brighten up the many kilometers path. Also, car radios are installed in patrol cars. In a word, this thing is highly specialized, but very useful. Especially if she perfectly copes with her main task. For example, in this planets there are no complaints about the model called Optim 778. The absence of the need to work from a modest battery made it possible to increase the transmitter power to 50 watts. Needless to say, due to this, the range is many tens of kilometers?

The main unit, which is powered by the on-board network, is complemented by a fairly large LCD display. The backlight is almost constantly activated – it allows you to view the current frequency, and the activated functions, and the level of signal reception. The radio also has a large number of buttons, which greatly simplifies control – there is no menu as such.

This model works in the CB range. This means that the waves are not at all impeded by these or those large obstacles – for example, the same trucks, not to mention the cars. It's nice that the product has automatic channel scanning. This allows you not to be afraid that you have not learned what frequencies your fellow truckers are using. Auto noise reduction is also a useful bonus.

Perhaps this is the best car radio available at the moment. I am glad that the manufacturer did not break the price tag – you can buy Optim 778 for 6-7 thousand rubles. However, this is still not ideal. Many specimens, with any long-term use, begin to get very hot. If you talk on this device for more than half an hour, then you risk burning it. If you are going to use the walkie-talkie not only for business, then it is better to consider buying some other model.

Advantages

  • Roger Beep signal available;
  • Huge transmitter power;
  • Detachable antenna used;
  • Built-in large LCD display;
  • Autoscanning of channels is available;
  • Implemented power supply from the on-board network;
  • There is auto noise reduction;
  • 400 channels.

disadvantages

  • Very strong heating;
  • Headset too light;
  • There is no way to change the power level.

MegaJet MJ-3031M

Rating: 4.8

MegaJet MJ-3031M

This walkie-talkie looks a little more stylish. Its orange color makes the walkie-talkie look like a car radio. In terms of appearance, it is impossible to find fault even with the display – the symbols here are highlighted on a black background in the same orange color. As for the operation of the radio, the CB range is used here. The transmitter power is not so high, only 10 watts. But the radio does not overheat. The manufacturer did not even build in a serious radiator to cool the device. By the way, two power levels are available to the user. However, most often the maximum will be used, since it allows you to send a signal over many kilometers.

As befits a car radio, MegaJet MJ-3031M is powered by the on-board network. The conversation is carried out through a headset connected to the device with a twisted cord. Also on the body of the device there are a huge number of buttons – it is with their help that certain functions are activated. For example, you can enable auto noise reduction. Available to the user and autoscanning channels. By the way, their total number reaches 240 pieces. It is unlikely that this will seem enough to someone. Another useful feature is the Roger Beep signal that indicates the end of the transmission.

Otherwise, this is a typical car radio. It is definitely not in vain that it got into our rating – to give 7-8 thousand rubles for it. not at all a pity.

Advantages

  • Implemented power supply from the on-board network;
  • Nice design;
  • The working range of CB (27 MHz) is used;
  • A large number of channels;
  • Detachable antenna used;
  • Built-in good LCD display;
  • Auto channel scan and noise suppression available;
  • Optimal cost.

disadvantages

  • Not the greatest range.

ALAN 48 EXCEL

Rating: 4.7

ALAN 48 EXCEL

The least cute car walkie-talkie in our ranking. Its kilogram main unit has a large size, a mechanical scale and a simple segment display. Only the headset has no complaints – it is connected to the device with a traditional twisted cord.

It should be noted that this is one of the cheapest car radios. In Russia, this model can be purchased for only 5 thousand rubles. Of course, for that kind of money, a particularly powerful walkie-talkie capable of transmitting a signal over tens of kilometers cannot be distributed. The power of the transmitter installed here is only 4 watts. In such a situation, only the SW range saves – the waves propagating in it are not afraid of even large enough obstacles. However, do not expect to be heard by the owner of the walkie-talkie in a neighboring village.

The built-in display here is backlit. This allows you to see which channel is currently activated. There are 80 of them in total. All channels can be scanned automatically. The device also received a function of auto noise reduction. A pleasant bonus can be considered the ability to connect an external speaker – it is not at all necessary to listen to the interlocutor solely using the aforementioned headset.

In a word, this is a good car radio, even if it is far from ideal. If you only communicate with nearby partners or colleagues, then the possibilities of ALAN 48 EXCEL will definitely suit you.

Advantages

  • Comfortable headset;
  • You can connect an external speaker;
  • There is auto noise reduction;
  • Autoscanning of channels is available;
  • Detachable antenna used;
  • The display is supplemented with a backlight;
  • Power supply from the on-board network is implemented.
  • Low cost;

disadvantages

  • The appearance will not suit everyone;
  • Low transmitter power;
  • Only 80 channels.

The best walkie-talkies that do not require licensing

COMBAT T-340 VHF

Rating: 4.9

COMBAT T-340 VHF

An excellent professional radio station designed for in-car use. It is regularly used in firefighters, medical and police vehicles. The main advantage of this device is the transmitter, the power of which reaches 60 watts. This allows the signal to penetrate very long distances – in fact, it can be received even at the other end of the city. This is despite the fact that the VHF range is used here, the waves of which are afraid of any major obstacles.

The radio has 220 channels. This allows the device to be installed in an entire fleet of vehicles without having to face the fact that several vehicles will correspond to the same channel.

The body of the device and headset is made of thick black plastic. The latter is connected with a twisted cord. There is a sensitive receiver inside the device. Here, its heterodyne with a double converter is used, and therefore even completely dying waves can be caught. This is most important in bad weather conditions – it is unlikely that the radio will experience any difficulties even in a thunderstorm.

The display used here is backlit. The entire text is fully translated into Russian, which is good news. However, why is 'translated'? The device is produced by a Russian manufacturer, so Russian is the default language here.

It remains to add that the manipulator microphone is located on the holder most of the time. Also included is a whole set for mounting the radio itself. By the way, its power cable is three meters long.

Advantages

  • Extremely high transmitter power;
  • Reliable construction;
  • Programming from a computer is possible;
  • A large number of channels;
  • Simple controls;
  • The display is supplemented with a backlight;
  • Implemented power supply from the on-board network;
  • Comfortable headset.

disadvantages

  • High price.

ARGUT A-54

Rating: 4.8

ARGUT A-54

This walkie-talkie seems very simple. Well, what can a device offer if the transmitter power does not exceed 0.5 W? However, in fact, this model is almost as good as professional walkie-talkies. In particular, there is also the possibility of connecting a headset, so that the radio can almost never be removed from the belt.

This device turned out to be very heavy – its weight is 270 g. This is explained by the presence of advanced electronic components and a capacious battery. Importantly, the battery was created using lithium-ion technology. This means that self-discharge will not wait for you when the radio is idle.

There is a keyboard on the front panel of the device, thanks to which you can quickly select one or another channel. There are 199 of them in total. Also, using one of the buttons, you can enable coding – for this, DCS, CTCSS and DTMF technologies are used. It's nice that the walkie-talkie can be connected to a repeater, making it essentially a stationary device. If you use the portable mode of operation, then the transmitter power can be switched – this is also important. As for the sensitivity, it is 0.16 μV.

The radio works in the LPD and PMR bands. This testifies to her amateur orientation. The current frequency is indicated on the backlit display. It's nice that the manufacturer did not save on the case. It is made of plastic, but very durable. Also, moisture protection is implemented here, albeit only according to the IPX5 standard. The antenna can be changed to a shorter one at any time. In a word, this is an excellent walkie-talkie that can be operated in any weather conditions. Including in the wild frost – the manufacturer declared the possibility of use at an ambient temperature of -30 ° C.

Advantages

  • There is an adjustable noise reduction;
  • 8 ringing tones;
  • Connection of a headset is possible;
  • A capacious lithium-ion battery is used;
  • Shockproof and waterproof housing;
  • The antenna is removable;
  • Programming from a computer is possible;
  • Copying of settings between radios is available;
  • A large number of channels;
  • Encoding is supported.

disadvantages

  • Not very high power;
  • The cost will not suit everyone.

Conclusion

Now you know which walkie-talkies are considered the best among those sold in Russia. The devices described in our rating are used by fishermen, hunters and, of course, in the professional field. You can buy any of the considered kits – it is unlikely that it will seriously upset you with something. On the contrary, you will only be delighted with your purchase.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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