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Old 05-29-2018, 11:49 AM
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I noticed that the Garmin Rino 700s are in stock at my local Cabelas. They might be nice for ATVing. The website states that a monochrome screen is easier to read in sunlight.

I also read the manual about texting, which they refer to as Notes. It states: "Due to FCC regulations, you can enter a maximum of 13 characters in a note." That is a very short note, indeed!
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:39 PM
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They've always been an interesting product, but (I think) priced too high. Especially considering you can get a much better GMRS radio for less money.

Or go amateur radio, and use APRS.

But, around 3,000 miles on my Polaris Ranger, and I've survived without it. Just having a decent radio and aware of your surroundings helps out much better.
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One or two of the current series on TV about fish & game wardens or backwoods law, ie; Rugged Justice, Wild Justice, North Woods Law (filmed in N.H.) use the Garmin FRS/GMRS - GPS radios. They're a good choice as they allow them to communicate with campers, fisherman, hunters, hikers, etc. When the officers communicate with each other, they can get instant GPS coordinates from each others radio.
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...fish & game wardens...use the Garmin FRS/GMRS - GPS radios...
That is interesting. I guess it makes sense. Their regular state radios wouldn't have that feature.
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