Is two-way radio wattage important?
The stronger the signal strength, the more it can withstand weakening when it passes through obstacles. Signal strength is mainly a result of a radio's power output, measured in watts. Commercial radio stations typically broadcast at 50,000 or 100,000 watts. Compare that to a handheld two-way radio which uses between 1/2 - 5 watts. You can see there is a big difference.
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