Best FRS/GMRS Two Way Radios
So, you're looking for the best two way radio? Unfortunately, with 2 way radios, it's not
quite that simple. No one radio has it all, so exactly which radio is the "best" depends
more on what you're looking to use the radio for. For example some want a radio with the
most features, while others want a radio that uses the latest technology. Some want the
most range, and others are looking for maximum durability.
In the list below, we have selected some of our best radios over several criteria. Our
brief description tells you what use it is best for.
The Midland GXT1000VP4 is our most popular consumer radio. It provides great clarity and has all
of the features you would want in a consumer radio, including: weather channels and alerts, group
mode, hands-free capability, vibrate alert, direct call, and many more. The GXT1000VP4 is more waterproof than
other radios in this price range, meeting IP4 specs. It includes two vox capable headsets and
a car adapter for the charging base.
The Motorola MS350R two way radio is Motorola's top of the line consumer model. It includes two high-powered,
full featured MS350 two way radios. This model is JIS7 waterproof - meaning it can tolerate being submersed -
and it even floats! This model is also repeater capable, which has the potential to dramatically increase the range,
and has a built-in flashlight.
Talkabout accessories available, both from aftermarket companies and direct from Motorola.
The Kenwood TK-3402 is technically a business radio, but it is fully programmable (by a dealer).
We are often asked to program this radio to the GMRS frequencies by customer who are looking for
a tough, powerful radio with great battery life. The Kenwood TK3402 is a true 4 watt radio that
delivers range an clarity that is in a league of its own when compared to standard consumer
radios. The TK-3402 is an expensive radio, but is preferred by those who demand the best.
If you purchase this radio for typical consumer use, remember to ask us to program it to GMRS
frequencies! You can call us with this request, or just type it into the "comments" field when
you place an order.