Where Others Stop; Two Way Radios StartWhere land phone stop, mobile phones start. And where mobile phone stop, two way radios start. Truly, taking you beyond the zone of all other means of communication, these radios create a never-failing connection between you and those whom want to communicate. In the forest, under the water, on the top of the mountain; wherever you go, you are always within the reach of the person or persons you have around.
Thus, unlike mobile phones, there is no fear of running out of coverage area if you have two way radios in your hand. With them you can enter into a dense forest chasing the deer for which you have been lurking for long time. Or you can climb high on the mountain while enjoying the tracking. You can even stay connected while skiing in open air. In all of the above occasions, this small portable gizmo will be fully operational.
Two way radios are basically a device that can both transmit and receive content. They work on certain frequencies and do not require the backing of a network. Generally a range of 2 to 10 miles is covered by these radios. They work almost like the CB radios usually used by truck drivers. The user and other members of his group decide on a channel to use and then they broadcast over it.
There are two basic types in two way radios : those that operate on Family Radio Service (FRS) bands only and those that operate on FRS and also on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) bands. FRS radios can transmit to a maximum range of about 2 miles, if they get a favorable condition. Because of limited coverage, they are usually less expensive.
On the other hand, two way radios operating on GMRS transmit at higher power levels and may have detachable antennas. Under ideal conditions they can transmit over greater distances, almost up to 10 miles. However, the usual distance covered by them is 5 miles maximum. Because of higher coverage they tend to be more expensive than FRS radios.