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    Need a licence for vhf.
    Anything that uses AA or AAA batteries will lack power cig time compared to dedicated lithium etc.
    IE. The Garmin Rino radio is reduced to just 1 watt output if you use the AA option, as against 5watt on the inbuilt Lithium.
    Forgotmaboltagain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Need a licence for vhf.
    Anything that uses AA or AAA batteries will lack power cig time compared to dedicated lithium etc.
    IE. The Garmin Rino radio is reduced to just 1 watt output if you use the AA option, as against 5watt on the inbuilt Lithium.
    Thanks for that.
    I wondered why replaceable batts weren't more common.

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    @DAF @andyanimal31

    Are your Midland gxt 5 watt radios the GMRS ones?

    Are these legal here? I find the legal frequency links very unclear abd confusing.
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    Use a pair of cheap ones that run on 3x aaa and 2watt can't remember brand but they are yellow... Will cheap tonight @Ryan_Songhurst has a good set up on the farm

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    I've been using some 2w uniden radios, but find them a bit lacking. And with AAA's the battery life isn't that great. I also hate how they can easily get turned on accidentally and also the buttons get bumped turning on some other mode that prevents being able to communicate with the other person.

    Looking for some reasonably priced 5 watts. Looking at Midland, baofeng, puxing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    I've been using some 2w uniden radios, but find them a bit lacking. And with AAA's the battery life isn't that great. I also hate how they can easily get turned on accidentally and also the buttons get bumped turning on some other mode that prevents being able to communicate with the other person.

    Looking for some reasonably priced 5 watts. Looking at Midland, baofeng, puxing etc.
    Sounds like my ones!

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    I'm thinking that up here in the bush, line or sight and accidental switch on with flat battery could be more common problems than lack of sheer grunt ?
    223, Do you ones run OK on rechargeables (ie NiMH) or do you have to use actual alkalines ?

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    Just use disposables with the middle one turned around untill I take them out. Sick of recharagbles going flat when just sitting in the shed

 

 

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