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Looking for some walkie talkies

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 pm
by freelancer27
Hi all,

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!

Re: Looking for some walkie talkies

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:07 pm
by Cal
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.

Re: Looking for some walkie talkies

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:34 am
by Sore Thumb
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.

Re: Looking for some walkie talkies

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:24 pm
by Unimog
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