Music and Arts · September 27, 2021

Make Holiday Getaways More Adventurous with Two-Way Radios

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Camping, hiking and caravanning are highly popular among Australians. Reports show over 58.7 million nights where people spent camping and caravanning. The camping trend has grown by 27.5% over the past decade, with families taking their children to explore the wilderness, learn survival tactics, teamwork and experience the excitement outdoors. But there might be some reluctance to head outdoors anxious about getting lost in unfamiliar territories. This fear need not hold them back from exploring the great outdoors. Technology has come a long way and can be a great bridge between the comfort of home, connection and communication and the unknown outdoors. One such device that comes to use is good-quality walkie talkies like Motorola two-way radios.

These days everyone relies on their mobile phones and smartphones to communicate with people around them, even when they are in the same house. There’s no doubt that these devices are becoming tougher, waterproof, user-friendly, convenient, compact and with useful features. However, most of these devices rely on cellular networks and internet connections, which is not available in remote areas. The solution is to use long-range two-way radios or walkie talkies.

Factors for Walkie Talkies to Qualify for Adventure Activities

Voice Clarity and Range

There are two types of frequencies available in walkie talkies; Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and Very High Frequency (VHF). One can test the quality of the range by the frequency and intensity of interruptions that walls, furniture, open valleys, trees, and long distances have on communication.

Long Battery Life

Remote areas, hiking trails and campsites usually have no or poor supply of electricity. It does not help to go on an expedition for the day and have the two-way radio lose its charge within a couple of hours. Quality devices like the Motorola two-way radios have a long battery life to help for longer use.

Water Resistance

Hiking trails, mountainous areas can have unpredictable weather conditions. One cannot afford to compromise on these devices getting damaged due to rain, humidity or being underwater.

Using Walkie Talkies on Adventurous Trips

On Hiking Trails and Road Trips

Travelling with family or friends on hiking, trekking, road trips, and beach visits involve intense planning and logistics. Communication, coordination and personnel management become crucial aspects of these excursions to ensure that everyone is following time and protocol. Keeping in touch with fellow travellers becomes easier with a few pairs of reliable long-range Motorola two-way radios. They help during treasure hunts and survival games played in teams or when children explore around the area. The parents can keep tabs on where and how the children are and come to their aid, if necessary. They also come to aid during emergencies when one of the travellers needs assistance away from the camp.   

Jungle and Desert Safari

Jungle and desert safaris include groups travelling on jeeps through different trails tracking or observing animals and flora in their natural habitat. Two-way radios come to aid when a group spots rare animals or visuals and would like to communicate it to other groups, when there is a tire puncture, during an emergency, information exchange etc. It helps families and groups have a contingency plan in unknown and potentially dangerous terrains.

Adventure Sports

Water sports like kayaking, rafting and other adventure sports like rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and abseiling can be adrenaline-pumping experiences. But they come with their set of dangers and challenges. Having a walkie talking in the backpack or utility belt can help keep adventurers connected with their friends or park rangers to ensure safety during extreme conditions.