Some people call them “walkie talkies” or “handy talkies” or “hand held radios” or “base station radios” or “mobile radios.” These are all essentially the same in terms of how they operate and in the commercial world are called “land mobile radios.”
Land mobile radios come in three styles: the hand held style, the mobile style and the base station style.
Hand held radios are radios that you can hold in your hand and move about while you are operating them. Today these radios usually weigh between 9 and 16 ounces and are typically between 4 and 8 inches tall (not including the antenna).
The size and weight of a hand held radio is determine mainly by the size and weight of the battery that powers the radio. Hand held two way radios that use lithium ion batteries are usually the lightest and most compact.
Hand held radios are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to have no more than 5 watts of power.
Hand held radios, base stations and mobile radios are completely compatible and operate with each other seamlessly.
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