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Old 09-17-05, 11:42 PM
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Need recommendation on 2-way radio purchase

I need a pair of 2-way radios that have the following features:

1: 1.5-2 mile range minium (actual useable distance, not advertised distance)
2: jack(s) for mic/earphone
3: hands free communication (voice activated?)
4: small size
5: < $100

I'll be using them for communication on a motorcycle trip (two bikes). I know that there are motorcycle dedicated systems by companies like NADY but they are too expensive for our needs.

I've always been partial to Motorola, but am willing to buy something else based upon recommendations from any owners. There are SO many models & brands that I don't know what to purchase.

So, any of you own a set that you would recommend?

Thanks!

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Old 09-18-05, 04:13 PM
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Geez.. nobody here has any experience with 2-way radios?

I've googled and it only served to make my choices tougher.

TIA if someone can make a recommendation. Otherwise i'll just have to resort to



with a looonnng string!

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Old 09-18-05, 08:44 PM
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Motorola talkabouts might do that on open roads (not hilly areas) if you get the GMRS ones since GMRS has a higher wattage and thus range. But GMRS requires a license. The instruction manual has a card to fill out to get the license. I think the license is $75. Not sure how strictly the FCC enforces it with the handhelds since they don't have a huge range.
If they don't have to be hand held size, or assuming they still make handhelds, CB would also be a good choice.
HAM would aslo work. Needs a license but the license is free (well the ham group giving the test might charge $10 for their time and materials). But even a cheap hand held HAM transceiver is likely going to be at least $100 for each one
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Old 09-20-05, 01:29 PM
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this might be useful
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.htm...f=123&t=391169
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