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Re: Help with Walkie Talkies / 2 Way Radio...

Postby RayMac1963 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:26 am

JerryTheViking wrote:, our plans for comms between the two of us is the same as those with my neighbors.... FRS/GMRS radios for the short range stuff that we will most likely need to do. I will have the farraday cage protected ham gear up and running ASAP after "the event", and I will also have CB rigs running to communicate with local folks that have those. So having multiple capabilities is my comms plan in a nutshell. MURS is one area I don't have included, but those 5 channels, and low power would be useful.


Jerry, after all the wrangling about FCC and watts, then finding an article about counterfit Kenwoods being sold that were very poor quality, I picked up these Motorola-T7400s all 5 for 120 bucks. they are .5 watts on the open channels, and 2 watts on the on ones you need a license for. I figure if it ever gets so bad i flip to the high power then i'll welcome the FCC coming to get me.

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Re: Help with Walkie Talkies / 2 Way Radio...

Postby JerryTheViking » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Good choice for inexpensive LOCAL comms... easy to operate and definitely useable for you and yours within a neighborhood sized area up to a couple miles for sure. Most can operate on their included rechargeable batteries, OR on AA batteries if there is no power for recharging. That's how I set mine up.... the rechargeable bateries are set aside for "normal" use, but the AAs are packed with the radios for the SHTF packs.
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Re: Help with Walkie Talkies / 2 Way Radio...

Postby RayMac1963 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:48 pm

I got a bunch of rechargeable AAs in my preps along with a Goal Zero guide 10 to charge off my extreme 350 to keep them juiced.
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