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UK Walkie-talkies 2017
25 June 2017, 07:40, (This post was last modified: 25 June 2017, 07:41 by sethorly.)
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UK Walkie-talkies 2017
Hi guys. I'm new to comms and need some walkie talkies.

I need 4 of them and they need to work within woodland over a distance of half a mile or so (on a slope - no intervening hills).

So far my research has lead me to the Cobra MT975 PMR446 walkie talkies, but I thought I'd throw my search out to you more experienced chaps.

Cheers, S.

Ideally I'd like to recharge from solar so if a USB recharging option would be ace. However, the primary function (as above) is more important.
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25 June 2017, 13:13,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
Half a mile in woodland is not easy to achieve
ATB
Harry
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25 June 2017, 21:40,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
i have .....silvercrest twintalker 4810 had them given me by a mate ....these will do the job i would think ...also got some tandy wt these are old but work fine range is about 1/2 miles, but i am no expert S ....i think LIGHTSPEED covered this topic ...have a look through the files or old posts S
The ability to laugh at yourself while you learn is a great attribute.
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26 June 2017, 07:40,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
Thanks both. Hmmm.
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26 June 2017, 12:43,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
Seth, walki talkes work best when in 'line of site' the moment you start putting buildings or trees in the way the range drops. You might be better off using mobile phones.
ATB
Harry
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27 June 2017, 09:48,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
Cheers Harry.
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29 June 2017, 08:40,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
100% with Harry on this.
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29 June 2017, 08:45,
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RE: UK Walkie-talkies 2017
BTW I was amazed when a friend who I suspect of having Prepper leanings showed me the walkie talkies he has.

They are PMR446 units, but they are from the much respected ham and commercial manufacturer Icom.

We've agreed to do a few tests with these in the coming weeks. I'll update here if there are any performance benefits to be had by choosing this sort of high end gear.

FWIW I expect any advantages to be minimal and hugely extra cost will be buying reliability and ruggedness and longevity.
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