How far can Walkie Talkies reach?

  Short Answer Walkie-talkies can cover quite a distance, and it is one of the most crucial aspects that I need to consider when I buy this device. In one way or another, Walkie-talkie pretty much works like Bluetooth or Wi-fi. Approximately with a maximum range of 25 to 30 miles, this is how far …

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What is VOX on a Walkie Talkie?

In any setting where portable radio communications are required, a walkie-talkie is portable handheld two-way radios that will let you communicate wirelessly on a single frequency band using radio waves. This can both send and receive information, unlike any other normal radio, and implies that only one individual can speak at a time. People are …

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Will Walkie Talkies work after EMP?

 In a world where electronics and connection are the foundations of social progress, it is easy to be frustrated and anxious about the idea behind everything coming to a halt once a malicious attack happens. Nevertheless, while there is a certainty that your anxieties are valid, the thought about electronics becoming useless after EMPs is …

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What does “What’s your 20?” mean?

You may have heard many people say – What’s your 20? Have you ever wondered what it meant, how this term was coined, and how is it used today? Well, here are all the answers you are looking for.   The Short Answer “What Does What’s Your 20 Mean?” is simply CB slang for “What’s …

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Tutorial: How to send Morse Code with a Walkie Talkie

Inevitably, we might experience challenging times, and during these phenomena, it may be harder to survive or communicate. And that’s the time we run to primitive instincts and resources, and one of those is a walkie-talkie where you use morse codes for easier and faster communication. These morse codes are used to allow people to …

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Codes for Walkie Talkies

Walkie-talkies were a big part of my childhood, using it to send secret codes to my friends when we pretend to play as pilots. But in the real world, these small devices serve an essential role in many industries to convey important messages and coordination with other parties, most especially when asking for help during …

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What Frequencies do Walkie Talkies use?

Today, smartphones and other mobile devices are used for communication. Accordingly, the use of Everyman Radio has decreased. Nevertheless, there are numerous frequencies available for communication with radio devices. In this article, I will explain which frequencies are used by walkie-talkies today and which ones are available beyond that.   Short Answer Modern walkie-talkies in …

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Does FRS require a License?

The use of the different types of radio services in the U.S. is covered by specific rules and regulations as dictated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Before you buy radio equipment and start operating these, it is always best to check the guidelines of the FCC to see which radio services require a license …

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Can you use Alexa as a Walkie Talkie?

Do you need to call everyone to dinner, but they are all in their separate rooms in the house? Maybe you don’t want to leave what you are doing in the kitchen, but you need something from the other room? Your solution to this probably involves shouting until you catch their attention and finally get …

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Can Ham Radios talk to Walkie Talkies?

When talking about ham radio, you probably conjure an image of a radio enthusiast who likes to tinker with old-school radio equipment through which they can speak to people across the country. You will not be entirely wrong, though, because most ham radio users do belong to a niche community and are even required by …

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Do you need a Cellphone Tower for Walkie Talkies?

Cellphones and walkie talkies are on the same page when it comes to mobility and ease of use. Each of these certainly has its advantages and disadvantages. And one of the things that set one apart from the other is the reliance on cellphone towers. First off, I will discuss how cellphone towers work and …

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Tutorial: How to extend Walkie Talkie Range

Limited range is one of the things people are concerned about the most when using handheld two-way radios or walkie talkies. The range of walkie talkies can actually reach up to more than 20 miles. However, this is if they are used under the best circumstances. This will also depend on a lot of factors …

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The 5 best Walkie Talkie Apps for iOS and Android

Walkie-talkies are now available not only as physical devices with which one can communicate via short waves. Instead, there are also apps for smartphones (iOS and Android). These rely on communication via the Internet. Although they cannot simulate a radio in terms of hardware, they usually feel as if you were using a real walkie …

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