The Two-way radios are similar to the standard radios, receive radio waves (RW) over the air. It is the radios which convert RW into sound. If you are in need of a more powerful as well as a long distance two way radio then you can opt for the Retevis RT 1 2 Way Radio. It is 10w and 3600 mAh battery. You will also be able to use it for skiing, camping, keeping in contact with your children in theme parks, and many other different kinds of outdoor activities. It will also be ideal for you to use for the following industry: Service industry (Hotel, Restaurant, Supermarket, etc); Property Management; Security, Construction Sites, Police, Warehouse, Transportation; Ports Logistic Industry etc.
It has sixteen channels as its frequencies (UHF 400-470MHz) can be altered when you connect it to the computer and use a specific software. It has an excellent battery capacity of 1500mAh. The Output power which you get is 3W. You will also be getting a Monitor function/ Scanning function/ Power saving function/ Emergency alarm function/ /Built-in Led torch TOT function /VOX Function.
Best Interesting Features
- Time-out-timer(TOT): It helps to prevent the user to occupy the channel for a long time
- Scanning: It will be possible for you to scan either privacy codes or channels within a channel so as to locate conversations that are in progress
- Channel Lock Out Busy: It prevents the transmission at whatever time the unit is able to find another gossip on the same channel
- Boosted Battery Performance: The device has a 1500 mah Lit-ion battery which lasts longer, it does not have any memory over charge side effects
- Emergency Alarm: If at any time you are in the danger situation you can press the Emergency Alarm button so that you can call for help.
Things to consider
A lot of benefits are there when you use the two way radios. These devices were used primarily by the military and the law enforcement personnel. However, in recent days a lot of customers are also using them for their daily uses. In following areas two way radios are of great use.
Emergencies: If we have to survive in an emergency survival situation, or if the power may be out, or we might not be located near enough to a cell phone tower to get signal. It is an excellent idea to have a pair of 2-way radios for survival preparedness. Recreational activities: Two way radios can also be used for recreational activities. They can be used in following scenarios.
- Boating – staying in touch with your group on the shore
- Camping – keeping in contact while others are out and about
- Commercial purposes – These radios are widely used by radio operators in radio stations. These are used for listening to different channels and for data transmission.
- Hiking – emergency communication if you get separated
- Military purposes – Military organizations make use of this device even up to now.
- Road trips – where two cars are traveling together
- Emergency Alarm and Built-in Led torch make things easier when in dark environment
- Crystal clear voice transmission, great battery life
- Easy return process: A one year warranty and a thirty days no reason to return; whatever may be the reason, within thirty days it will be possible for you to apply for a return. It also includes the radio accessory
- High/Low power feature allows the user to select high or low power according to the actual situation
- Single band/frequency UHF 400-470MHz
- 16 Channels
- Battery capacity: 1500mAh
- US plug
The only con that this device has is its battery. A little more power could have made this radio battery long lasting.
Experience by using it
Based on my experience of using this product, I concluded the following things:
- 16 memory channel, easy to use: each work group can have their own channel to minimize disruptions in other departments
- 180g weight is light and small: You can easily carry it in your hands. Also, its feel is smooth and good
- Low Voltage alert will remind you very well and intelligent charging is saving battery life
- The PTT button is nice and soft, and can be used easily which will be good in the cold if your fingers are a bit numb
Tips for using and maintenance
- In the package you will get a belt clip so that it will be possible for you to put it on your waist or other body location
- It supports English and Chinese voice prompt and PC software programmable.
- Since it weighs only 180g, it is light and small. You can easily carry it in your hands, feel is smooth and good
- You will also be getting a built -in Led torch make things easier when in dark environment
The price at which this radio is available makes it all the more buyable. Being so light weight and easy to access makes this radio worth buying.