The wonderful walkie-talkies!

By WOWZAz!!!

Intro

Have you ever wondered about walkie-talkies, and what they can and canÕt do? IsnÕt it amazing how itÕs just like a phoneÉ. except itÕs cordless! Now you donÕt have to be tripping on that annoying cord, you just need a walkie-talkie! In this report you will learn what it is, how it works, some of itÕs history, and lots of fun, interesting facts!

 

What It Is!

This paragraph is about the parts of the walkie-talkie.  According to Keegan, there are six main parts, the transmitter (sends the voice to the other walkie-talkie.) The receiver (picks up radio signal from other walke-talkie.) The crystal (the channel they are on.) The speaker (makes the voice from the other walkie-talkie loud.) The microphone (the part you speak into.) And the power source (a type of battery.) ThatÕs a lot of parts for a walkie-talkie!

 

 

This paragraph is about the features on a walkie-talkie. According to Mark Anders, all walkie-talkies have features to communicate between another radio. The more expensive walkie-talkies let you dial in a number and talk directly to someone for more privacy. They can also tell you if there is bad weather coming your way. There are Privacy codes that help prevent people from listening to your conversation. I never thought there could be things like that on a walkie-talkie!

 

History!

This paragraph is about the history of the walkie-talkie. According to WikiAnswers, an engineering team invented the walkie-talkie in 1940. These were the people on the team, Kan Noble, Henryk Magnuskie, Marion Bond, Lloyd Morris, and Bill Vogel. According to Keegan, walkie-talkies were mainly invented for jobs. To communicate even when youÕre not in a range for cell phones. Police officers use them to report to the police station. Fire fighters may use them to call people on the ground from burning buildings. Wow, IÕm so glad they invented the walkie-talkie!

 

How It Works!

This paragraph is about how walkie-talkies are powered. According to Mark Anders, there are walkie-talkies that are rechargeable and there are some that use batteries. A walkie-talkie that is rechargeable and can use batteries are usually better, cause after a while it doesn't hold much charge so you can just use batteries. ThatÕs convenient; you can use batteries and rechargeable ones!

 

 This paragraph is about the signal a walkie-talkie can have. According to consumersearch.com, walkie-talkies are a lot smaller and more powerful than when people used them long ago. They can now exceed 20 miles.  VHF signals travels farther than UHF signals and are better out doors as well. Walkie-talkies have improved a lot!

 

This paragraph is about the types of walkie-talkies. According to consumerseach.com, John Ghysels, and Mark Anders, there are two main types of walkie-talkies. In 1996, FCC created the FRS radio. There is also the GMRS radio. GMRS is better if you want a walkie-talkie used for real communicating. FRS gives you only 1/2 watt, which won't get that far. On a FRS and GMRS radio there are 22 channels. Those are some pretty cool walkie-talkies!

 

Some Other Interesting Things!

This paragraph is about how you can talk on a walkie-talkie while driving. According to Simone Icouqh, You can use a walkie-talkie while driving. Two-way radios/ walkie-talkies are not included in any offense. If you use any other type of device that receives or sends data then you could be fined a lot of money. Wow, I never thought that someone could talk on a walkie-talkie and drive, but not be fined anything!

This paragraph is about the Motorola ic502. According to Joni Blecher, the Motorola ic502, are hybrid phones, but with walkie-talkie-like features. When you use the push-to-talk button it uses the Nextel radio network. If you were in an area with no service you can still connect to another person using the Nextel phone. ThatÕs very usefulÉ on just a regular cell phone, you canÕt call when youÕre in an area without service, but you can on a Motorola ic502!

 

This paragraph is about if there are different types of walkie-talkies. According to consumersearch.com, there is the UHF radio specifically for business. Their signal can go through materials like steel, wood and concrete, so it is easier to work around an office or construction site. That probably is very helpful for people who work in those places!

 

This paragraph is about the cost of walkie-talkies. According to Mark Anders, you can get a walkie-talkie from $20 to $250 usually for a pair of walkie-talkies. The more you spend on a walkie-talkie; you'll get more features, durability and greater talking range. Wow, I didnÕt know you could get a walkie-talkie for $250 dollars. ThatÕs a lot, but the more you spend the better quality.

 

This paragraph is about license for a walkie-talkie. According to consumersearch.com, you do need to have a license for GMRS two-way radios, because of their power they hold, FCC restricts people to have license in order to use them. You can't have more than 50 watts, but most walkie-talkies, that use batteries, can only go to 5 watts or less. The license is valid for five years. Who would have thought that because of the power a walkie-talkie can hold, you have to have a license for it. That must be some powerful walkie-talkie!

 

 

 

Conclusion

These are the things I have learned from researching walkie-talkie this year! What it is, what it looks like, the features, and the parts to a walkie-talkie. The history, who invented it and what it was invented for. How it works, how theyÕre powered, the signals, and the types. And a bunch of other interesting facts, like driving while youÕre on a walkie-talkie, the license for a walkie-talkie, the cost and the Motorola ic502.