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- Elite Angler
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every now and then I am going to some very remote areas to fish where there is no cell phone signal. Since my wife freaks out at this and I would also feel more comfortable to call somebody in case I broke a leg I am looking into buying a pair of walkie talkies.
I am a little bit overwhelmed/confused by the reviews that I am seeing on the web.
So, was wondering if anybody has experience/ recommendations.
What would be important to me is:
* Good range: 36 - XX miles
* Great battery life
* Weather sealed: needs to be able to handle some water splashes/ dust
* Weight: not more than 1 pound per 'phone'
* Cost: under 150 USD
Thanks for your feedback!
- Site Admin
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I think you'd be better off getting a CB radio like the inshore/offshore guys use. Greater range and you can likely tune directly into an emergency channel that's monitored by emergency response agencies.
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- Elite Angler
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A lot of the newer PLBs have a message function where you can directly message friends, family, or the authorities. World wide coverage so no limit on signal.
- Senior Angler
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36 mile plus range? If I'm reading your post correctly theres no walkie you're going to get that range out of. I have 45 watt motorola UHF mobile radios in my trucks and I don't get that kind of range in a rural setting. To do it "legal" you'd need an fcc license for a business band walkie for anything beyone the motorola talkabouts