Why two-way radios?
TWO-WAY RADIOS are proving to be very useful in a variety of settings, from
recreational situations to emergencies. These radios have a range of up to 20
miles and can work in places where cell-phone coverage isn’t available.
Here’s a look at scenarios where two-way radios make sense.
Road trips. When caravanning with a group of family or friends, keeping in
touch is important. The lead driver can call the shots in terms of where to
stop to eat, etc. Others in the pack can request rest-stop breaks. And if there’s
a flat tire or other emergency on the road, two-way radios provide a way to
communicate. Cell phones can fail in dead coverage spots.
Vacations. Either by plan or by accident, families don’t always stay together
in theme parks, on beaches, etc., while on vacation. Two-way radios offer a
way to make plans to meet for lunch or at a particular ride or ski run. And if
somebody gets lost, the radio can help facilitate a reunion.
Outdoors. Many outdoor activities, such as hiking, hunting and fishing,
involve long distances. The others in your party are often out of sight in these
situations. Two-way radios enable you to keep in touch. They also provide a
means to keep in touch during emergencies.
Emergency preparedness. Phone service can fail in a weather-related or
civil emergency. Two-way radios work as long as there is power in the batteries.
Also, some two-way radios come with a special emergency alert feature, which
transmits a signal to other radios and warns of impending danger.
Weather alerts. Advanced models offer access to National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) channels, which provide weather
alerts and continuous local and regional weather broadcasting.
Two-way radio technology has come a long way since the early days. Today’s models are more compact and affordable, with improvements such as
longer ranges, built-in LED flashlights, improved battery life and even clearer
transmissions, so your conversations sound more natural than the original
walkie-talkies of past generations.
Whether preparing your family for an emergency or simply a weekend
camping trip, don’t forget to pack your two-way radios. A
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