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Offline JustABear

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Re: Radios
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2013, 03:40:45 PM »
Here is a better price with a larger battery. Lots of accessories for these as well. The range over natural terrain... some woods, hills etc ... with handheld whip antenna. You can also get car antennas and base antennas which will greatly increase your distance. The greatest factors influencing range will be terrain and height of your antenna. These radios are basically line of site.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BAOFENG-Dual-band-walkie-talkie-UV5R-136-174-400-480mhz-upgrade-3800mah-battery-/400610614674?pt=2_Way_Radios_FRS&hash=item5d4640dd92
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Re: Radios
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2013, 05:08:18 PM »
ok cool.

Thanks JAB  :)

so this is basically a ham radio correct?
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Re: Radios
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 05:41:29 PM »
ok cool.

Thanks JAB  :)

so this is basically a ham radio correct?


Exactly. The one thing with them though is that you can also program them with some of the GMRS frequencies that will give you a stronger output than the ones you get at Cdn Tire and such. To use it you legally need to have a Ham license.   Legally.....   :)
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Re: Radios
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 05:53:00 PM »
Also you may want one or 2 of these which will give you almost base antenna function with portability. In a SHTF situation I would advise NOT transmitting from your base location... instead move 1/2 - 1 Km away in any direction to maintain security from anyone with a direction finding capability. They can be suspended from a tree then taken down. They roll up to fit on a ziplock bag or your pocket. You can also get them with  10 or 20 feet of co ax for connecting to your radio.

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Re: Radios
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 10:28:44 PM »
Ok, got a receiver issue here. I keep receiving voices in my head, how do I shut them off? LMAO
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Re: Radios
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2013, 10:39:24 PM »
I have the Motorola Walkabouts.  Good two way communication devices but again the ranges they say they can cover only apply under perfect unobstructed conditions.

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Re: Radios
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2013, 11:45:57 PM »
I have had a number of Motorola HT 1000's for a while. They are a great radios but expensive. However I think the Baofeng is much more versatile for a fraction of the price. I paid $65 each for mine from eBay (free shipping from Hong Kong) and it came with the programming cable, CD and  3600mAH Li-ion Battery. The price per unit is not more than the ones you purchased and truly they are not in the same ball park.
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Re: Radios
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2013, 12:28:25 AM »
Ok, got a receiver issue here. I keep receiving voices in my head, how do I shut them off? LMAO

Take out the batteries.... of course.... :)
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Re: Radios
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2013, 01:29:44 AM »
I'm glad I wasn't drinking coffee... :D
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