The Walkie-Talkie has finally grown up
I remember running around the house, hollering at my little brother through the microphone of a cheap plastic walkie-talkie. Those walkie-talkies never carried very far — just about as far as we could yell.
And, our most fun came with unscrewing them and tearing their innards apart.
As we grew older, we switched to CB radios, which gave us a range of about one fourth a mile.
Then came the first generation of high-frequency walkies that let us talk at ranges close to a mile apart.
The walkie talkie has finally grown up. Meet the Motorola MH230R.
Now, I know that there are higher quality FRS radios on the market. Some of them have more features. Some of them have more range. but I was impressed with how the MH230R combines functionality with reasonable price.
The Motorola MH230R boasts a 23-Mile Range. Now, we all know that these radio manufacturers must be testing their radios somewhere out in deep space, because I have never gotten range that comes close to matching what these guys advertise.
However this radio set consistently gets good reviews of being able to transmit 2 to 3 miles across rugged terrain. Thanks to their high frequency, they also get good reviews for in city usage.
The Motorola MH230R comes with 22 channels. That’s more than enough to keep your girlfriend from listening in. seriously speaking though, this gives you enough channels to enable plenty of conversations, no matter how many people you have carrying thse.
These radios are great for outdoorsmen as they are carry all 7 NOAA channels. They also offer voice activated hands-free usage, allowing them to be used without the aid of a push to talk headset.
And, while you probably want to save its AAA batteries for its 8 hours of talk-time, it does have a small LED light for giving you emergency lighting when you need it.
For the outdoorsmen — or a walkie-talkie loving kid — this is a great device to have and is certain to brighten any one’s Christmas morning.