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summittman

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I just purchased 6 Motorola SP 50s 2 way radios from a school system by on line auction. The person there told me on the phone yesterday they used a tower to contact school workers. I was looking for walkie - talkies and did not releize there was a difference. Can these be used for walkie talkies?
 

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By walkie-talkies, are you referring to simple radio to radio communications?

That would be referred to as simplex.

Yes, they can, but they'll need to be programmed. Where you program them to has a number of legal "gotchas" that you may (or may not) care about. Just about anywhere you can use those radios requires a license of some sort, and this will depend exactly on what country you live in. Programming them up for any old frequency you choose is not a good idea. Variables will be exactly what model radio they are (VHF or UHF?), where you live, and how much work/money you are willing to put into getting properly licensed to use these.
 

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Also, you have to remember that here in the USA, the Sp50 is no longer legal to use on any frequency that is NOT ham, GMRS, or marine.

They are also a B@#$%^& to program and need a DOS based program and programer.
 
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