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2 way radio suggestions #2404670
02/11/18 02:36 PM
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Cell phone service is basically non existent on our hunting property. Bought a cheap set from walmart. They work fine but make a annoying alert tone that cannot be turned off. And batteries didnt last long. Does anyone have a suggestion for something better. Just used for communication with hunting partner. Dont want an alert tone if possible.
Thanks

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Re: 2 way radio suggestions [Re: having fun now] #2404725
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Are you absolutely sure the alert can't be turned off? Try youtube for video showing setup of that same radio. Aside from that, I know for a fact that all the big sporting goods stores like Cabela's and BPS sell radios that allow the alert to be turned off.


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Re: 2 way radio suggestions [Re: having fun now] #2404958
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https://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-UV-5R-Dual-Radio-Black/dp/B007H4VT7A

best bang for the buck. i use them and they have about a 3 mile range ..

pm me and i can give you further info

Re: 2 way radio suggestions [Re: having fun now] #2405107
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I cant find anything in the user guide . But i will do a google search and see what it says

Re: 2 way radio suggestions [Re: having fun now] #2405487
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Those baofengs are good little radios.

Re: 2 way radio suggestions [Re: having fun now] #2406684
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We got all fancy and now use goTennas... awesome technology, i have the older point-to-point, 4mi-range, look into it. I like that other than strapping the antenna on pack or vest, it's not an additional piece of equipment I have to hang onto. Keep phone in airplane mode and you can text away to folks in your group. I like the new mesh techology and hoping folks will buy into but doubt they will in the area we hunt.

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Originally Posted by dreadpiratebob
Those baofengs are good little radios.




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Originally Posted by trlrdrdave
Originally Posted by dreadpiratebob
Those baofengs are good little radios.


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Could you suggest a better one for the price, that also fits the OP's need?


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