PMR radios are available in a wide range of designs. Whether it's a baby monitor radio or a walkie-talkie for hiking, sports, security guarding or industrial work organisation, we have the right model for you.
From simple, low-cost pairs of radios to industrial-grade dust and water-resistant military standard models, we have a wide range of models to choose from.
The PMR446 walkie-talkies have the advantage of being free to talk on, they are not radio licence required. However, as their radio frequency output power is only 0.5W, they provide limited radio coverage. You may not be able to talk to PMR radios inside a large building or beyond a few streets. In such a case we can either recommend a professional URH radio or a GSM based POC transceiver. PMR walkie-talkies are available as analogue radios, but some manufacturers also offer digital PMR 446 walkie-talkies.
Anyone can use a walkie talkie
There are many differences between hobby walkie-talkies and professional, e.g. industrial, two-way radio equipment, although modern walkie-talkies are increasingly resembling their more serious radio relatives. Professional radio receivers, which require a licence, are usually housed in a rugged metal casing, while walkie-talkies are housed in lightweight, often strikingly coloured plastic. Professional two-way radios often have only a few frequencies, as a particular business or public safety operator is often licensed for only a few frequencies. Hobby walkie-talkies may have access to all the channels on a given band, and this can sometimes cause complications. Unlicensed walkie-talkies can be used on the unlicensed radio channel PMR446 in our country.
Don't be fooled by the hobbyist label, walkie-talkies have a powerful superheterodyne receiver, making them excellent communication tools for business or personal use. Importantly, there are strict rules on the manufacture of hobby devices, they cannot be modified and their antennas cannot be dismantled. Their range is usually given in kilometres or miles.
A walkie-talkie can be used for many things:
Whether it's a traditional ipi-patch, a numbers game or any other kind of game, the fun is only increased if children can stay in constant radio contact with each other. And of course adults can always join in too!
Outings, hikes, field experiences
You don't have to reach for your mobile every time you want to find out where your companions are on a hike or a trek. A walkie-talkie is a cost-effective and practical solution, and can be used in places where there is no phone coverage.
Militaristic games, treasure hunter games (search games)
Paintball, laser tag and various treasure hunting and free-ranging games have never been more popular. The tasks are often very difficult, so it's worth going on an adventure equipped with a walkie-talkie, as team communication can make or break a game.
Communication in industrial sites
Work is faster and more efficient when colleagues are in constant contact. In a larger site, it would be expensive to build a telephone infrastructure, but a walkie-talkie can be attached to every employee's belt.
Team building programmes and games
Team-building is a must in the life of any company, and programmes often involve outdoor games. A walkie-talkie allows instant communication between team members or even between organisers, making the adventure safer and more exciting.
Group trips, business trips, safaris
Every guide knows that it is not easy to keep a group of tourists "together", especially in a big city or on a safari. A radio transmitter makes it easy to keep track of everyone's position, and it's also easier to call the group together.
A wedding, conference, workshop or other event can take place in a huge building of several hundred square metres. There is hardly a more effective way to communicate than with a discreet yet perfectly functional walkie-talkie.
Security work (e.g. festivals)
The work of security guards can only be effective if they are in constant contact with each other. Especially when, for example, a large area needs to be controlled at a festival. Walkie-talkies allow fast, efficient and immediate communication.
In the fields, there are typically considerable distances to overcome if workers want to talk to each other. Mobile telephones are often out of the question, as there may not be sufficient coverage away from settlements. The solution? The walkie-talkie, of course.
In logistics, every minute counts, so real-time communication is important. Walkie-talkie can be used on the premises, but it's also a great choice for trucks and vans in convoys.
Film and media
On a film shoot or TV recording, you need to coordinate the work of dozens or even hundreds of people in real time. If everyone has a good quality walkie-talkie, the film is rolling!
Their range should be marked on their box, which can be 4-10 km, but you need to take into account the terrain. A range of 10 km sounds good, but it is only feasible if you are in an open space and the devices can see each other optically. In reality, e.g. inside a building the range is a few 100 meters, while in a city it could be 1-2 km, depending on the density of buildings.