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Amazon.com: Retevis RT27V MURS Walkie Talkies 5 Channel Rechargeable Hands Free Two Way Radio with Earpiece Covert Air Acoustic (5 Pack): Car Electronics

RTC27 Six-Way Charger Will this charging station work with the radios I have posted from amazon? Also is this the same radio that I have posted too cause I need maybe 6. Also this is a MURS radio like I posted from amazon.
 

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Yes I remember you did but now I’m looking to buy a six pack like I said if you can look at the links that I posted in the message about the charging base and the other link and tell me if the charging base He’s going to charge the radio that I’m looking to buy that our a five pack and then Look at the single radio that I posted and is that the same radios that I’m fine that is a five pack
 

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I'd be cautious with that 6 slot charger.

Most of these radios are fairly inexpensive, and the chargers are too. Often you'll have individual charger failures. Having all 6 chargers in one box can be a problem if one slot fails.

An easier approach, and what I did at a job 20+ years ago, was to take the 6 individual chargers that would come with the radios you buy and mount them on a board. Get a power strip and plug into that.
Benefit is that if one charger fails, you can just replace that charger, not the whole thing.

Multibay chargers are nice when you have a lot of radios, but they can be a hassle. I've got 6 slot Motorola chargers where one slot is dead. Sometimes users forget and drop a radio in there and expect it to charge.
 

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I'd be cautious with that 6 slot charger.

Most of these radios are fairly inexpensive, and the chargers are too. Often you'll have individual charger failures. Having all 6 chargers in one box can be a problem if one slot fails.

An easier approach, and what I did at a job 20+ years ago, was to take the 6 individual chargers that would come with the radios you buy and mount them on a board. Get a power strip and plug into that.
Benefit is that if one charger fails, you can just replace that charger, not the whole thing.

Multibay chargers are nice when you have a lot of radios, but they can be a hassle. I've got 6 slot Motorola chargers where one slot is dead. Sometimes users forget and drop a radio in there and expect it to charge.
OK but can somebody answer my question. Is that single radio that’s on their main website the same ones that I’m trying to buy that’s in the five pack
 

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Has your boss considered just downloading a walkie talkie app? Assuming everyone on the job site has a smartphone and there is a 4G or 5G signal at the job site, Zello available for both Android and IPhone will give you license free communications that are closed to anyone looking to interfere and listen in or talk and also you won’t get regular analog interference.

 

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OK but can somebody answer my question. Is that single radio that’s on their main website the same ones that I’m trying to buy that’s in the five pack
It looks like it would. But I don't know for sure. You could try contacting Retrevis.
 

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OK but can somebody answer my question. Is that single radio that’s on their main website the same ones that I’m trying to buy that’s in the five pack
No... it doesn't appear to be the same. Your first link (the model RT27V five pack) shows MURS radios; your second link shows an RT27 (no V) FRS radio. The MURS radios are VHF, while FRS radios are UHF... not the same. It looks like you need to find another Retevis RT27V model as your sixth MURS radio.
 

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No... it doesn't appear to be the same. Your first link (the model RT27V five pack) shows MURS radios; your second link shows an RT27 (no V) FRS radio. The MURS radios are VHF, while FRS radios are UHF... not the same. It looks like you need to find another Retevis RT27V model as your sixth MURS radio.

OK, I'm officially confused. I thought he was asking about the charging base.

@JimBobTerp can you clarify what you are asking?
 

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Does anyone know where I can buy a 5 or 6 pack of these radios & where do u know if they having a charging station so I can charge more then one at a time ? I think they look pretty cool and maybe I will think about getting these.
 

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They appear to be pre-programmed with specified FRS frequencies. If you're willing to talk on the FRS "band," these should work but don't expect much range. That's the nature of FRS.
That’s fine I don’t think I need that much of a mile radius anyway from where I’m gonna be working at to communicate to the other people
 
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