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TexasMale

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I see large groups traveling with Motorola Talkabout for keeping intouch.. I would like to buy a pair.. My question is what is the best ones to buy for the best range.. and what can I expect the range to be??
 

mrdinks

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there are a lot of options, I don't know if there are any that top the list. It depend on how many bells and whistles you want. I think they claim a 5 mile range but you would both have to be standing on top of hills with no obstructions. I think you would be lucky to get a mile under normal conditions.
 

landonjensen

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I get ALOT better reception on the FRS/GMRS band on my Motorola Professional Radios (HT1000, Visar), compared to the FRS/GMRS Bubble Packs...
 

clanusb

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i have to agree. i have an MTS2000 programmed with all of the FRS and GMRS freqs, and it handles a alot better than the bubblepacks.
 

smokeybehr

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i have to agree. i have an MTS2000 programmed with all of the FRS and GMRS freqs, and it handles a alot better than the bubblepacks.

You'd better UNprogram that MTS2K from the FRS channels (or at least make them receive only) lest the FCC track you down for using a radio with WAY too much power even for the old rules.
 

Astro25

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Bah... Let's be honest.

The FCC isn't going to care about people using 4 watts on FRS, just as soon they'd care about someone running high power on CB. But the law is the law, nonetheless.
 
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