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   Old Thread  #17 22 Feb 2021 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anything by Motorola and you wont go wrong. Thats all we ever used on site in the chemical plants ive worked at and they take one hell of a beating and never miss a beat.
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   Old Thread  #16 22 Feb 2021 at 6.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
All of us that go to France have got these. UHF Model then Program the 8 PMR Frequencies into it they have more TX Power than the cheap ones.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PUXING-PX-2R-UHF-Plus-400-470MHz-TX-RX-VHF-136-174MHz-RX-Only-Dual-receive/274419477655?hash=item3fe4acec97:g:bbkAAOSwEHpfB-tB
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   Old Thread  #15 22 Feb 2021 at 8.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Assuming they all have Apple phones
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   Old Thread  #14 21 Feb 2021 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If you have an Apple iWatch... works brilliantly.
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   Old Thread  #13 21 Feb 2021 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I bought these a year ago:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorola-T82-Extreme-Walkie-talkie-4-Pieces-Black-Yellow/303894281267?epid=25033515945&hash=item46c182bc33:g:A1EAAOSw29xgMnAz

They have been faultless, the only annoying thing is you have to charge from mains. They have really come in to there own in a small group fishing........
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   Old Thread  #12 20 Feb 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bought a pair of these so me and the daughter could play spies.
I use walkie talkies quite often at work so know a bit about them.

The cheapo cobra are quite decent except it has a very annoying roger bleep that i cannot turn off.
They have rechargeable batteries that you can charge in the handset using a usb.
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   Old Thread  #11 20 Feb 2021 at 0.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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YES I have Cobras very similar ones they are great UP TO 5km range

the extreme have a 1 mile range hence a heavier usage
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   Old Thread  #10 19 Feb 2021 at 11.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know it's down to how much time you are actually talking on them but 18 hours doesn't sound a long time to me.
Granted we don't chat all day but the cheapies that we use and are powered by 3xAAA's last 2 to 3 days when left on
24/7

Edit cheap and cheerful Cobra's

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   Old Thread  #9 19 Feb 2021 at 11.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I found the biggest differences between radios

cheap ones are harder on battery life not very shock resistant or water resistant

this changes with good quality radios Cobra Midland and Motorola are ALL very good and IMO worth the bit extra cash

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   Old Thread  #8 18 Feb 2021 at 7.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unlimited airtime on mobiles makes a big difference but I still think there is a place for walkie talkies in certain situations.
I'm thinking of a group of anglers fishing the same lake for long periods and leaving the walkie talkies on 24hours a day all tuned into the same channel. It's what a group of us have done in the past and will do in the future. Not for a proper conversation but just to exchange the odd non essential remark, a bit of banter, maybe tell a joke. Of course if it's important or personal you get your mobile out.

We use cheap Binatones not too dissimilar from the ones in my link and they do the job.
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   Old Thread  #7 18 Feb 2021 at 6.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Rubbish signal down my local. I barely get a text out.
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   Old Thread  #6 18 Feb 2021 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yah to be fair
I bought mine before the tariffs for mobiles changed
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   Old Thread  #5 18 Feb 2021 at 4.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep - the Cobra ones mentioned below are pretty good for the money - got mine from Maplin before they went tits up - I too have a set of 4 - bought them for the kids when camping, but have used them on the bank a couple of times

That said, do you really need walkie talkies these days ? ....when I got mine there werent really too many unlimited tariffs for mobiles. Nowadays you're better off with a mobile surely ? ...you can do group FaceTime calls too or send recorded voice messages. Struggling to think when I'd use mine again - other than for the kids to mess about with. ...We did use them in the cars going down to cornwall a couple of years ago, but it got rather annoying when the kids discovered the call button.
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   Old Thread  #4 18 Feb 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bought a set of 4 cobra
Not had a problem with them
These ones


https://www.rapidracking.com/en/rra/cobra-walkie-talkie-mt975
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   Old Thread  #3 18 Feb 2021 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Or if you don't want to spend much don't laugh but these work well LINK

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