Motorola Radio is a world
famous 2-way radio manufacturer that have been in business for decades. It's only
natural they would want to expand into the GMRS market. The world famous Motorola
Talkabout has got to be one or the most recognized brands of walkie-talkie ever made.
Motorola GMRS has many UHF handies available. Motorola, too, no longer manufactures FRS only
handies, but all their handies now have both GMRS and FRS channels. The FRS channels automatically switch
to low (500 mW) power and the GMRS channels operate anywhere from 1 watt to 5 watts, depending on model.
Here is a high-end featured packed Motorola with a 5 star rating, the
Overall, the Motorola Radio lineup offers radios anywhere from relatively inexpensive to fairly
Motorola advertises that their walkie-talkies will work from between 10 miles to 35 miles (exactly the
same range that Cobra advertises... hmm...). However, these are under optimal conditions that you
won't see in the city or the burbs. Optimal is on a lake, boat to boat, or on a mountaintop, with a
clear view of the ground. Realistically, these Handies will have much less range in "real life" than
advertised, because of buildings, trees, hills, and other obstacles, interfering with the signal.
If your handie is repeater capable and there is one in your area, range
will be greatly extended.