There are numerous factors to consider when buying long range radios. Therefore, we have compiled the list below to help you make an informed choice. This will explain, among other things, the range of walkie-talkies.

1. What range do my walkie-talkies need?

Range is one of the most important features when buying a walkie-talkie. Range depends on two mean factors: the frequency the radio is transmitting on (either UHF or VHF) and the environment in which the radio is used.

2. Battery life

The battery is an important part of a walkie-talkie, not only for range, but also for signal strength and sound quality. Make sure you use batteries with a long life. NiMH batteries are known to be the most suitable batteries, as they provide sufficient power to walkie-talkies and allow the signal to travel the greatest distance.

Signal reception will not change when using these specific batteries; however, transmission power will improve significantly.

3. Repeaters

A repeater receives a signal, as it were, and transmits it over a greater distance. This is done through a process known as duplexing – the radio receives the signal on one frequency and then transmits it on another.

4. Antennas

An antenna provides a higher transmission point for walkie-talkies. Antennas amplify the signal for both outgoing and incoming transmissions.

Our recommendation

Normally, a VHF frequency would be the preferred option when choosing a walkie-talkie, due to its range. However, adding powerful batteries and the right antenna can increase the range of a UHF walkie-talkie. Some long distance walkie-talkies have both UHF and VHF versions, be sure to choose the right one.

Take a look at these options

Midland G18 Pro

De Midland G18 Pro is een zeer betrouwbare en eenvoudig te gebruiken professionele portofoon. Hij werkt in de PMR446-band. Dit betekent dat de portofoon vrij te gebruiken is zonder dat een vergunning van toepassing hoeft te komen en garandeert een heldere communicatie, zelfs in zeer lawaaierige omgevingen. Hij garandeert een langdurig gebruik tot 19 uur dankzij de lithium-ionbatterij van 1600 mAh, en wordt geleverd met een slimme snellader.

Key features:

  • Up to 12 km range in ideal conditions
  • IP67-certification 
  • VOX function
  • 19 hour batterylife 

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Motorola TLKR T82 Extreme

Robust and weatherproof licence-free walkie-talkie – an ideal tool for easy communication, especially outdoors and in hazardous environment.

Key features:

  • Up to 10 km range in ideal conditions
  • 8 channels and 121 codes
  • LED light
  • LCD display with backlight 


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Motorola DP4801 ATEX – VHF

VHF walkie-talkie with ATEX certification, comfortable analogue-to-digital transition with 1000 channels and screen.

Key features:

  • ATEX certified – useable in explosive environments 
  • 1000 channels
  • Man Down & Lone Worker functions 
  • VOX capabilit


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