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Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:11 am

Hello, I am looking for a set of Radio's that have a long range, of about 40miles, idealy but 20 is alright.

I am looking at these: http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/2-way-radi ... radio.html

But i can't seem to see any info on what their range is, can anyone tell me?
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Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:37 am

you will not find radios that will do that unless you take your radio ham exam and star useing repeaters nothing will do 40 miles out of the box unless its hill top to hilltop


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Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:02 am

Oh, there are some hand held 2 way radios on fBay people are claiming cover 40miles lol
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and im richer than bill gates

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Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:25 am

Lol!
I thought it sounded a bit too good to be true!
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Sun May 12, 2013 9:52 am

Not that I'd condone such irresponsible behaviour, but you could get Chinese Baofeng type radios, stick an external antenna up, and away you go. This is really really naughty and should not ever be done.
Ever.
But it does work, 25mile ranges are easily achievable, and not a myth.
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Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:48 am

They will do 40 miles if you are stood on a mountain but standing in the middle of town you will be lucky to get half a mile .Half the CB users in my town have these 5 wat chineese handhelds and they can only hear each other when they have a roof top antenna .

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Any suggestions on good PMR446 radios with a decent range?
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:55 am

they will not do it either only option is nokia or samsung phone


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Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:02 pm

stampman wrote:they will not do it either only option is nokia or samsung phone


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Haha yeah just use a phone instead lol!
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