Walkie Talkies For Road Trip What You Must Know

I did some research about walkie talkies the last few days, As they are a good electronic device to have among your camping gear while you are traveling with family or friends. In this article, I will summarize for you what I looked for about walkie talkies. 

A walkie talkie is an electronic device, that helps to contact each other using radio waves, nothing else needed, no internet connection, nothing but two walkie talkie device configurated to work with each other.

Walkie talkies are used in different areas, and for different uses. These walkie talkies becoming more popular, Who made companies Make more types of walkie talkies, and for more fields. We see walkie talkies for mountains where they need specific characteristics to work perfectly for that type of use, walkie talkies for camping, outdoor walkie talkies, road trip walkie talkies, family walkie talkies, and more.

Just to know, all walkie talkies are working with the same Principle, Differences only appear in characteristics and Configurations.

Is it necessary to have a walkie talkie for road trips?

Well, if you know the benefits of having a walkie talkie, I’m sure you will start thinking about the characteristics of the walkie talkies you will buy. Having a walkie talkie in your daily routine, and let’s take family walkie talkies, surely they will help you reach out to your mom or your brother while you are out of home asking them for something, and it will be easy that your mom reaches you while you are outside the home telling you to bring with some milk or something for your dinner.

Apply this way of thinking to any other field of life, in your study, maybe with your team workers, or while you are camping with your friends where there are no phone signals.

What’s are the characteristics I should look into before buying a roads trip walkie talkie?

As you know, while tripping, you may go to different areas, mountains, rivers, Plateaus, or Plains. Each area has its own characteristics, so before buying your walkie talkie set, you need to know if they will work fine with you.

Let’s dive into the characteristics of walkie talkies.

The terrain.

Radio waves spread in the air, these waves are generated by a low powers generator (walkie talkie). Walkie talkies radio waves are generated to spread in a clear path with minimal obstacles, so more obstacles in your area less your radio waves will spread, This will result in a lack of work of the walkie talkies you have.

Different obstacles Prevent radio waves from spreading such as buildings, trees, mountains, and so on. The more obstacles there the less the device will receive the radio waves.
radio frequencies work on line of sight, so the mountains can block the radio waves, the range will be great mountaintop to mountaintop, but it will be worst between the valley.


The weather also is an obstacle that blocks or clutter radio waves generated by your handheld walkie talkies. That’s mean the more the weather is clear the range will be higher. On the other side, while winter the range will be less than usual.

Battery life.

everyone here wants his walkie talkie last for a long time while camping as long as possible. usually, walkie talkies work for at least 4 hours. after my research, the long battery life I discovered is up to 4 days.

Which is better UHT radio or VHT radio?

The type of radio waves used by the walkie talkies also affects the transmission of voice from one to another. The WiFi radios and walkie talkies radios work with the same principle, the difference here is the frequency those waves transmit at. 

For there are two different frequencies WiFi waves transmit at which are 2.4GHz and 5GHz, while the normal walkie talkies transmit at 49MHz.The VHT frequencies provide fewer data rates than VHT frequencies, the VHT waves transmit at 20 – 160 MHz.

There are many different frequencies walkie-talkies work with. FRS (Family Radio Service) is one of those types, FRS is a radio system authorized in the United States since 1996.
The FSR uses channelized around 462 – 467 MHz in the ultra High-frequency band (UHT).

The higher frequency allows higher data rates.