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#1 CoyoteCaper

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:29 AM

Anyone ever use those 2 way radios, where I hunt there is no cell phone service so wondering about the 2 way. I see you can get them now with extended ranges but how good are they in valleys etc.


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#2 MWO

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

The Outfit I hunt with in NL used them in one of their zones. Great reception in level lands, but if one Hunter was on one  side of a Mountain while the other was on the other, zip for reception...


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:22 AM

MWO is correct. I have a few of the extended range GMRS radios and they will give good reception out to 3-4 KM on level lands. They are only line-of-sight radios so any barriers such as mountains and thick forested lands will pretty much make them useless. I will sometimes turn on my data on my cellphone when I don't have a cell signal and send an email via gmail. Its a round about way to communicate but it lets the wife know where I'm at if I changed my plans on the hunting location.  


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

Great rigs for a couple fellas hunting the same area ... to keep in touch, etc
But I always carry my iphone now... (in a couple of zip lock bags .. cheap water resistance .. ;) )
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

I have bought many of the Motorola and cobra radios, each time hoping this one will work better than the old ones but I have found them to be equally garbage.  Range on flat ground with some trees is maybe 1/2 km, add some hills and it's less.  Went moose hunting in CB last fall and they were pathetic. could hear the moose calls from my friends a half km away just fine but had no radio reception.  a strong yell would be sufficient.

 

That said, there is still hope for 2 way radios but you have to look at Chinese radios believe it or not!  In Canada the CRTC limits the output power of these radios to 1/2 a watt or so and that is why the range is so poor.  The Chinese 2 ways in my link below are programmed to the same FRS channels as all the other radios but have 5 watts of output power!

 

https://www.canadaam...-two-way-radio/

 

I have a similar model ( Baofeng UV-5r) but it has a lot more bells and whistles and is quite complex but both radios have the same power.  Mine get a solid 2-3 km in thickly wooded ground with some elevation in between and from hill to hill I have got 13km !

 

Best part is price. these are only $20 each and have everything you need.

 

Wish I had back all the money from the previous radios.


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#6 CoyoteCaper

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:55 PM

muchas gracias for the info gents


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#7 rasorbackq

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

I have bought many of the Motorola and cobra radios, each time hoping this one will work better than the old ones but I have found them to be equally garbage.  Range on flat ground with some trees is maybe 1/2 km, add some hills and it's less.  Went moose hunting in CB last fall and they were pathetic. could hear the moose calls from my friends a half km away just fine but had no radio reception.  a strong yell would be sufficient.

 

That said, there is still hope for 2 way radios but you have to look at Chinese radios believe it or not!  In Canada the CRTC limits the output power of these radios to 1/2 a watt or so and that is why the range is so poor.  The Chinese 2 ways in my link below are programmed to the same FRS channels as all the other radios but have 5 watts of output power!

 

https://www.canadaam...-two-way-radio/

 

I have a similar model ( Baofeng UV-5r) but it has a lot more bells and whistles and is quite complex but both radios have the same power.  Mine get a solid 2-3 km in thickly wooded ground with some elevation in between and from hill to hill I have got 13km !

 

Best part is price. these are only $20 each and have everything you need.

 

Wish I had back all the money from the previous radios.

From the Can tire site.

 

This radio is not certified for use under RSS-119 for Land mobile use. Purchasers of this radio must be a holder of a Certificate in Proficiency in Amateur Radio in order to possess this radio.

 

Do you have one of those certificate Crankpants?


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