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    Grandmaster tradertator's Avatar

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    Two Way Radio Suggestions

    Bought a piece of property, and it's in the middle of BFE. Looking for a set of two way radios to communicate around the farm, because cell reception is null. Something simple would be good, because this will be used by the wife. Something that is somewhat ruggedized and weather proof would be ideal, because we are both into the outdoors (and they will probably get packed on hunting trips. Rechargeable would be fantastic. Budget is pretty open, trying to keep it >$150 for the pair.
    I've carried a Motorola radio for work for the last 15 years, so that makes me a bit brand biased. That said, I am open to anything, and am all ears. Thanks INGO

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    Expert Bosshoss's Avatar

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    PM sent

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    The Baofeng uv 5r is actually really good for the money

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    Grandmaster Cameramonkey's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones1776 View Post
    The Baofeng uv 5r is actually really good for the money
    And illegal to use for FRS/GMRS because it does not have the proper FCC type certification. (Part 90)
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    also, where do we sign up to touch Frank's equipment?

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    Expert phatgemi's Avatar

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    Don't use ham radio's unless you make the effort to get licenses for all involved.

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    Master Sailor's Avatar

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    How big is the place? There are some waterproof GMRS Radios on Amazon. Or you can both get ham licensed, or get a business band, license on itinerant freqs for $160.00. CB radio also. But I bet the GMRS will work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatgemi View Post
    Don't use ham radio's unless you make the effort to get licenses for all involved.
    This can't be said enough. The lowest level lic is easy

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    Grandmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones1776 View Post
    The Baofeng uv 5r is actually really good for the money
    NO NO NO a thousand times NO. He needs a rugged radio and one that is LEGAL to use. The $29 wonder is not the radio he needs.

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    Grandmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatgemi View Post
    Don't use ham radio's unless you make the effort to get licenses for all involved.
    1. You and wife need a license to operate in the UHF/VHF amateur radio bands.
    2. If you are in BFE you need to find out if there are repeaters within range of your property....what county?
    3. If you are going to have a dwelling of some kind there, you'd do well to then install an antenna up as high as you can get it, and mount a base radio there. (50-70 watts) One that does cross band repeat maybe.
    4. If your property is hilly and heavily wooded, UHF/VHF might not be the answer for reliable hand held comms.

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    Are you wanting communication with folks or n your property or are you wanting coms out to the rest of the world?


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