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    Hand Held Radio

    Hi Guys im needing a set of walkie talkies , don't really no much about them guessing the more watts they are the better , any recommendations ? a place I hunt wants me to carry one figured I mays well get 2, not wanting to spend a lot maybe $200 -250,ish . Cheers.

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    I have the 2 watt unidens, they work reasonably well but if you get just over the other side of a ridge they are crap, whereas i believe 5 watt ones are better, a bit more power to push over. In saying that UHF is still only really line of sight.

    The 5w Midland units (and others) cheap as off ebay look attractive, but be aware that many of these operate on frequencies that are illegal to use in NZ, and theres big fines if they caught you, they do police it.
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    mate and his wife use gme? 5w pig hunting from h&f and rates them highly. Had them a few years now

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    gme is good. but i encourage you to find ones that take replaceable batteries so if they go flat while out in the middle of nowhere you can change them and keep going.
    uhf is line of sight, it doesnt really "bounce" of anything.

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    I just brought a set of 5watt Baofengs for $130 delivered from TM be interesting to see how they go .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    I just brought a set of 5watt Baofengs for $130 delivered from TM be interesting to see how they go .
    I believe they can be good, do they have anymore available, link?

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    2017 New Baofeng UV-9R Handheld Walkie Talkie 8W UHF VHF UV Dual Band IP67 Waterproof Two Way Radio Interphone Transceiver
    http://s.aliexpress.com/RFbUrm6Z
    (from AliExpress Android)

    I got a couple of these. Had a play the other day. They go good.

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    I think these are only for Amateur frequencies?
    I can be wrong but otherwise you'll need a ham license to operate.

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    the uhf band these work on requires no license.
    you may pay an extra fee if you wish to use repeater sites but as a line of sight device between 2 or more radios you are fine.

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    hmm, if you only stick to the prs frequencies which you'll have to program in.
    these aren't frequency locked like a regular citz band radio so easy to stray where you shouldn't....

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    The Baofeng units can have the vhf band switched off which avoids the chance
    of transmitting on licenced frequencies.

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    I got them today 5 Watt PRS and Marine Band Walkie Talkies | Trade Me
    Gave them a bit of a test I left one here with the kids & headed into the hills I think there was only 1 small area in a bit of a gully that had no signal , I was really surprised when I got back home to find the kids wernt even on the deck they where inside using it ! I got the ruler out on goodle earth from my furthest point , 15k,s so im thinking they are good. There's loads of settings on them ..that I no nothing about !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    I got them today 5 Watt PRS and Marine Band Walkie Talkies | Trade Me
    Gave them a bit of a test I left one here with the kids & headed into the hills I think there was only 1 small area in a bit of a gully that had no signal , I was really surprised when I got back home to find the kids wernt even on the deck they where inside using it ! I got the ruler out on goodle earth from my furthest point , 15k,s so im thinking they are good. There's loads of settings on them ..that I no nothing about !
    Just don't use the marine channels - you need a license to use them (except in an emergency) and it is also illegal to use them land-based.

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    Funny who s gonna show up in the bush and say you are a naughty boy ha ha
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