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Small, Lightweight FRS/GMRS Two Way Radios

A small radio has its advantages, but before deciding on a small model you should also be aware of the disadvantages. By shortening the antenna length and reducing the size of the radio, the transmit power is almost always reduced. This means that smaller radios will almost always provide less range than their larger counterparts. However, if you only need coverage throughout a limited area, you will likely enjoy the benefits of a small, lightweight two way radio.

Recommended Small Two Way Radios

Cobra microTALK CXR725 Two Way Radio

The Cobra CXR725 is our recommended "small" two way radio because it offers a great combination of size and features. The CXR725 operates on a lithium battery, which provides 12 hours of operating while not increasing the weight of the radio when compared to radios using standard batteries. This model also supports weather channels and 142 privacy codes per channel. If you do not want radios with a 12 hour battery life, desktop chargers, and weather channels, save a few dollars by going with the Cobra microTALK CXT125.

Motorola TALKABOUT T200 Two Way Radios

The Motorola TALKABOUT T200 is a lightweight, medium sized radio that delivers fairly good range (up to a mile in urban conditions) and a good feature set. The T200 has 121 privacy codes per channel. The T200 also offers a standard micro-USB port, which allows the radio to be charged with many phone chargers.

Midland LXT118VP Two Way Radios With Dual AC Wall Charger

The Midland LXT118VP is a tiny radio - checking in at just over 5 1/4 inches tall (including antenna) and 2 inches wide. It doesn't provide a lot of power, so don't expect much more than a quarter to a half mile of range, but if you have a short range application the LXT118VP may be a good choice. Due to lack of privacy codes, this radio is not recommended for use in heavily populated areas.