The unequivocal best way to chat with your buddies when riding is to frequently stop for a few beers and simply talk. But for those Polaris Ranger Crew owners looking to communicate when riding or over long distances, aftermarket communications accessories are a must. There are phone apps — like Zello — that can turn your phone into a two-way radio of sorts like Nextel used to be, but in a lot of places where riders like to go, you can’t get reliable cell service — if cell service even reaches that far at all. Whether you’re in the market for FRS-style walkie talkies to use when riding your side-by-side, an advanced GMRS unit to use during UTV camping trips, or a good old fashion CB setup to communicate with other Polaris Ranger Crew owners in the vicinity, here at Everything Polaris Ranger, we have them all.
Where Polaris Ranger Crew communications accessories are concerned, brands like Rugged Radios are good. They may cost a bit more than simpler units, but they sure work great. BCA Link radios are also good, and the BaoFeng UV-5R 65-108 MHz Dual-Band HAM Radio is common as well. But for the guys that don’t really feel like taking a test and getting a license just to talk to their buddies, FRS non-HAM options are probably the best. FRS radios are only two watts, and require no license and no test. CB radios are also tried and true, and if you’re concerned about the noise, just use squelch and double or triple low channels to keep the noise and interference down. You can get peaked and tuned CB’s with 5 ranges of frequencies, putting out 40 watts or better at peak power for around a hundred bucks. But regardless of your communications requirements, Everything Polaris Ranger has the devices and accessories to turn your Crew into a communications hub.