Popular budget wearable radio stations

    In the selection we will discuss the permitted wearable (low-power) radio stations of the permitted range (LPD433 / PMR446).

    These are inexpensive Chinese walkie-talkies such as Baofeng and Xiaomi, as well as accessories.

    Greetings to all!

    I would like to talk about the most popular wearable radio stations from China, which are suitable both for attacks on nature, and for team games, pokatushek, construction, simple daily tasks, successfully replacing a cell phone.

    A few words about the nuances of choice.

    This is the cheapest radio station from China. Of course there are more expensive, branded, powerful, for other uses, for example in the car.

    But simple radios, for example, for $ 12 per pair, can always come in handy to establish communications during loading operations, during high-altitude operations, or during installation of the SCS.

    When choosing, pay attention to the range and range of the radio. It makes sense to take two, three, four radios per team, that is, a kit. If you already purchase an existing kit, then pay attention to the range of work (LPD433 / PMR446). It also makes sense to immediately purchase a cable for setting and flashing radios, as well as accessories. For example, for Baofeng, “reinforced” antennas of the type NA-771 come in very handy.

    Now in order of popular lots.

    1. Not the newest, but the most popular portable radio BAOFENG UV-5R UHF / VHF Walkie Talkie . Inexpensive, dual-band, with a removable antenna and a decent range (3-5 km). There is a display, channel search and so on.


    Brand: Baofeng
    Frequency range: 136 - 174MHz (VHF) and 400 - 520MHz (UHF), 65 - 108MHz (FM reception only)
    Power: 5W
    Number of channels: 128
    Functions: FM radio, Scan (Search)
    Operating time: up to 12 hours
    Range: up to 5 km.
    Battery: 1800mAh Li-ion
    Antenna: 50 Ohm.

    Usually, a team of several similar radios, reinforced antennas or batteries, if necessary, but the firmware cable should be bought immediately. Included is a wired headset, if desired, you can take the PTT, which is especially convenient in the car.

    2. The wearable walkie-talkie from Xiaomi is gaining popularity.

    This Xiaomi Mijia 1S Thin Body Outdoor Walkie-talkie

    Brand: Xiaomi
    Model: 1S
    Color Blue / White
    Transmitter power: 0.5W / 3W
    Battery: 2190mAh Li-Po
    Charging time: 3 hours.
    Duration: talk time 16 hours / standby 5 days
    Wireless connection: Bluetooth 4.2
    Receive sensitivity: -122dBm (12dB SINAD )
    Rated power: 500mW
    Display: LED
    Public channels (L01-L20): 409MHZ-410MHZ (20 channels)
    Remote channels (H01-H20): 430MHZ-440MHZ (20 channels)
    Custom channels (C01-C20): 430MHZ-440MHZ ( 20 channels) The

    Xiaomi Walkie Talkie integrates into the MiHome “smart home” environment, there is a separate application for setting up the walkie-talkie.

    I note the possibility of working with Bluetooth headphones and headsets. The range of work depends on the terrain, 1-2 km.

    3. In third place is the “baby” with a modest price and decent performance.

    One of the best mini-radios BAOFENG BF - T1 Walkie Talkie (one piece in the lot)
    And there is an opportunity to buy a set - a pair of pieces BAOFENG BF - T1 (a pair of pieces in the lot)

    Brand: Baofeng
    Model Number: T1
    Feature: Dual Band, Long-Lasting Battery Life
    Frequency range: 400 - 470MHz
    Memory channel: 20
    Battery: 1500mAh Li-ion battery (included in package)
    Working time: 12h
    SNR: more than -45dB / more than -40dB
    Main Functions: CTCSS / DCS, FM radio, Monitoring, PC Programmable, VOX
    Special function: SOS, LED torch
    Earpiece / MIC Type: 3.5mm Y-type

    The distance of such a “kid” is 1-1.5 km.

    4. Modification of the first model, a good radio Baogeng UV-82.

    Brand: Baofeng
    Memory Channels: 128 Channels
    Frequency Step: 2.5KHz, 5KHz, 6.25KHz, 10KHz, 12.5KHz, 20KHz, 25KHz
    Frequency Stability: 2.5ppm
    Main Functions: CTCSS / DCS, FM radio, PC Programmable, PTT ID, Scan, Time-Out Timer (TOT), VOX
    Special function: Dual Band
    Antenna Impedance: 50ohm
    Output Power (high / low): 5W / 1W
    Distance 2-3 km depending from the terrain.

    5. The budget option is a wearable radio without display BAOFENG BF-888S Walkie Talkie .
    In the lot just 2 pieces.

    Brand: Baofeng
    Model Number: BF-888S
    Frequency Bands: UHF
    Channels: Under 20 Channel
    Frequency Stability: ± 2.5ppm
    Feature: Excellent Sound Quality, Long-Lasting Battery Life
    Main Functions: Busy Channel Lockout (BCL), CTCSS / DCS , English voice prompt, Monitoring, PC Programmable, Scan, Time-Out Timer (TOT), VOX
    Special function: Flashlight, Low battery alarm, Over-voltage protection, Low-voltage protection, Compression type, Scrambling function
    Operating temperature: -20 degree centigrade to +60 degree centigrade
    Antenna Impedance: 50ohm

    6. Also an interesting option, a set of two radio stations with an increased range.

    Pair BAOFENG BF - B2PLUS Portable Wireless Walkie Talkie .

    Brand: Baofeng
    Model Number: BF - B2PLUS
    Frequency range: VHF: 136 - 174MHz (RX / TX); UHF: 400-520MHz (RX / TX)
    Memory channels: up to 128 channels
    Frequency step: 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25KHz
    Power: 8W
    Voltage: DC 7.4V
    Battery: rechargeable 4800mAh Li-ion battery (included in package)
    Communication distance: 1 - 15km
    Standby time: 3 - 7 days

    For comparison, I apply the UV-5R model.

    7. Well and finally, a pair of the most budget radios, this is Gocomma 8-channel 2-way Radio Walkie Talkie 2PCS . The modest price and work from simple batteries (or accumulators) AAA type make them almost indispensable for simple work.

    Brand: Gocomma
    Communication range: 0.5 - 2km (max. 3km open field)
    Frequency range: 462 - 467 MHz
    Channel: 8
    Privacy code: 38
    Power: 0.5W
    Battery: 4 AAA batteries (not included)

    8. V I spoke at the beginning of the article about accessories.

    It makes sense to buy a replacement antenna - long and flexible. In open areas, there is a noticeable increase in radio communication with NAGOYA-NA-771 . Price only $ 2.72

    Comfortable tangenta$ 8.29

    Cable for firmware and settings BAOFENG USB Programming Cable with Driver CD

    For firmware I recommend the Chirp program, simple and intuitive, works with BAOFENG radio stations.

    Thank you for your attention, share your experience with who uses it and how.

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