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Mobile Radios - Security Patrol Use

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wpsecurity

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Hello,

I own a small security company with 3 patrol vehicles. We currently use Nextels for communication but I was thinking of going towards mobile radios as well.

I only need about a 10 mile radius of coverage and I was looking at the 45/50 watt mobile radios w/o using a repeater. I was just wondering what the approximate range is and I know elevation/terrain is a factor as well.
 

62Truck

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Well it depends on what frequency range you are in...if you are looking for range you might want to consider VHF. On VHF I have talked to others on simplex 10 plus miles away while in my car. To do it legally you will have to be licensed a frequency or consult a local radio shop, what most shops do is they have rental services were you can rent radios from them and you would probably be set up to use their freqs which will probably save you a little money on getting a business band license.
 

W2NJS

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Radio system setup...

You probably will not be able to get reliable simplex comms to work at the distances you mention. A repeater, OTOH, would work 100% for you.
 
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