Arcshell Built-In Speaker Long Range Two-Way Radios, 2-Pack

Last updated: December 20, 2022


The Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-Way Radios are among the most affordable picks. You'll get 16 channels to help you find clear reception. One thing to keep in mind is that some EMS services use the same channels as this radio, which may make it tough to find a good channel at times.

We looked at the top Two Way Radios and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Two Way Radio you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you're looking for a budget-friendly set of radios that come with 16 channels, this set is for you.

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Arcshell Built-In Speaker Long Range Two-Way Radios, 2-Pack placed 7th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

UHF waves have the ability to penetrate wood, steel, and concrete, giving you better range and performance in urban environments and around buildings. UHF operation has less chance of interference between wireless systems. Specifications: Model: Arcshell AR-5. Dual band or Single band: Single band. Dual frequency or Single frequency: Single frequency. Frequency Range: UHF 400-470MHz. Frequency Stability: ±2.5ppm. Channel Capacity: 16 Channels. Channel Spacing: 25KHz. Battery Type: 1500mAh Rechargeble Li-ion Battery. Operated Voltage: 3.7 V. Antenna Impedance: 50Ω. Operated Temperature: -30°c-+60°c. Plug: 110V-240V AC Wall-wart Type A. Radio Dimensions (with battery, without antenna): 4.53 x 2.36 x 1.30 inches. Antenna Length: 4.3 inches. Radio Weight (with battery/antenna): 6.3 oz.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Solid build and good sound quality for a low price. Construction feels solid.
The walkie talkies are very small and can fit in the palm of your hand.
- Beebom
The Arcshell stands 4.3 inches tall (4.53 including the antenna), and weighs just 6.3 ounces, so it fits snugly in your hand or clipped onto a belt.

What reviewers didn't like

Five mile range is questionable in some settings. Battery life inconsistencies noted- some owners compliment it,but others complain that its too short.
Do note that EMS services in certain areas use the same frequency range so you might have to re-calibrate them to avoid those frequencies. It would be better if you check the EMS frequencies used in your area and look at other offering on this list which do not interfere with those frequencies.
- Beebom
The walkie-talkie boasts an impressive 5-mile radius, though this is heavily dependent on the terrain, so expect a lower range in congested areas.
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