Walkie Talkie Hire
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Last Update: 23rd April, 2019
Step 1 of 2 - How Many Motorola DP1400 Radios Do You Need?
Licensed UHF Digital Radios Click here to read the DP1400 guide
A robust digital walkie talkie, with superb voice quality, great range & battery life, 14 digital channels and exceptional digital privacy.
Urban terrain - 650m
Open terrain - 8km
Step 2 of 2 - Choose your Motorola DP1400 Accessories
Carry Pouch with Shoulder Strap
Motorola SLR5500 UHF Digital Radio Repeater
Step 1 of 2 - How Many Motorola GP340 Radios Do You Need?
Licensed UHF Analogue Radios Click here to read the GP340 guide
A rugged analogue walkie talkie, combining ease of use with 12 channels, unique privacy codes and single or six-way charger.
Urban terrain - 475m
Open terrain - 8km
Step 2 of 2 - Choose your Motorola GP340 Accessories
Carry Pouch with Strap
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Like most rental companies, we supply “50% chargers”, meaning we’ll provide sufficient chargers to charge half the walkie talkies at once. They will be fully charged when you receive them from us.
The expected battery life is eight hours with typical use (5% transmit, 5% receive and 90% standby). Batteries will take approximately 1 hour for a rapid (90%) charge, at which point the charging indicator on the base will flash green. Full charge takes around 3 hours.
Yes you need an Ofcom licence to use higher powered units, but don’t worry! Most rental companies will supply you with a paper copy of our licence, which will cover you. We send one out with every booking.
Incredibly unlikely. Digital radios can be encrypted to avoid this problem. If you make use of all the encryption features on a DP1400 radio, there’s a higher chance of you winning the lottery!
A repeater extends the range of walkie-talkies. It consists of a box of electronics and an antenna which you put somewhere high in the centre of the area where you need coverage. It gives you a much greater range on 2 channels.
Most of our customers use earpieces with the radios. Firstly it means that conversations can be heard in a noisy environment. Secondly it give you more privacy as it means your radios’ conversations won’t be heard by members of the public.
The short answer is “no”. We use encryption to prevent interruptions to calls. You can only hear someone on your channel if they use the same encryption settings that you are using. On or our DP1400 digital models, the chance of this happening is around 1 in 16 million!
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Our DP1400 radios have 14 standard (radio to radio) channels and 2 repeater channels. You can choose whether you put everyone on the same channel or divide them into groups.
Our rental clients include: John Lewis Partnership, ITV, Hill & Knowlton Strategy, Games Workshop, LAMDA, Watford Borough Council, Waitrose, Table Tennis England, Ricoh, Marriott Hotels and British Airways Sports and Social Club. Additionally we also work regularly with hundreds of schools, colleges, churches, building contractors, youth groups and dramatic societies who come back to us time and time again.
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