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Posted: 2/27/2007 4:12:10 PM EST
I bought a pair of 2 watt midland g-227. They claim up to 8 mile range. Bullshit. We live in the city, no hills, just trees and houses. These damn things wont work 3/4 of a mile away from each other.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:16:02 PM EST
Get your ham ticket and get on 2 meter
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:17:02 PM EST
PRC-119?

Oh wait, you said you wanted one that worked. Nevermind.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:18:58 PM EST
Motorola CT250

We used those in El Salvador at a distance of about 20 miles. Granted there were two repeaters. But we use them here at work and regularly stretch about 5 miles without repeaters.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:20:34 PM EST
We use these deer hunting work great manual claims 10 miles never had any trouble in hills valleys etc.

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:21:40 PM EST
Those little radio distance claims are pretty much direct line of sight, minimal interference or attenuation.

You either need to get more power out or better antennas. In other words much better radios. You aren't going to get a whole lot more distance with that whole class of radios in a city environment.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:22:51 PM EST
I really need to get a ham license, so I can play with cooler stuff(assuming I could afford it)
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:30:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By PaDanby:
Those little radio distance claims are pretty much direct line of sight, minimal interference or attenuation.

You either need to get more power out or better antennas. In other words much better radios. You aren't going to get a whole lot more distance with that whole class of radios in a city environment.



A little OT, but is there a way to augment the existing antennas?



-K
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 4:37:14 PM EST
Motorola Saber
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