Licence-Free PMR446 Walkie Talkie Reviews

PMR446 Radios That Do Not Need A Licence

We review in this section a selection of walkie-talkies that conform to the UK and European "PMR446" standard, and that therefore do not need any kind of Ofcom licence to be used legally.


Cobra MT975 Review

WALKIE TALKIE SUMMARY

The Cobra MT975 is a full-featured PMR446 licence-free walkie-talkie that has been one of the most popular selling Cobra walkie-talkies for many years. It has many handy features including VOX (voice-activated transmit) and also the ability to function as a long-range "baby monitor".

PRICE RANGE

£59 + VAT for a twinpack, dropping to £49.50 + VAT per twinpack if four or more packs are bought together.

WHAT YOU GET

The MT975 comes in a twin-pack consisting of two MT975 radios, two sets of 4 AAA-sized rechargeable batteries and a handy twin "drop-in" desk charger.

PROS

The Cobra MT975 has all of the usual PMR446 walkie-talkie features and is a well-built radio. It uses standard AAA size batteries so replacing the rechargeable batteries will be cheap and easy.

The "drop-in" desk charger is simplicity itself to use.

CONS

These are "consumer" level radios and may not be robust enough for some all-day every-day roles.

VERDICT

 The Cobra MT975 represents a good value-for-money PMR446 radio choice.

 

GO TO COBRA MT975 PRODUCT PAGE


Kirisun PT558 Walkie Talkie Review

WALKIE TALKIE SUMMARY

The Kirisun PT558 is a robust, professional-quality PMR446 licence-free walkie-talkie that has been a big seller for many years. It is basically a licence-free version of the well-known higher-powered Kirisun PT4200, and is built to the same high standard.

PRICE RANGE

£99 + VAT each, dropping to £95 + VAT per radio if five or more are bought together.

WHAT YOU GET

The Kirisun PT558 is sold singly, and comes with a long-life 1200mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack and also a "drop in" desk charger unit.

PROS

The Kirisun PT558 offers professional solid construction quality in a licence-free walkie-talkie.

The "drop-in" desk charger is simplicity itself to use.

CONS

This build quality does not come as cheap as some other brands of PMR446 walkie-talkie.

VERDICT

The best-selling Kirisun PT558 walkie-talkie has provided thousands of customer with a good, solid hard-working radio.

 

GO TO KIRISUN PT558 PRODUCT PAGE

 


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