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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Unread 03-20-2019, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Shiftyshad View Post
What kinda range are you getting in what type of terrain/cover? I'm really hoping to find something that can legitimately get 2-3 miles in PA woods.
I normally hunt with a friend on the same general mountain so we are not two mountains apart where one could be blocking the capability. We are both 3/4 of the way up a ridge about a mile apart.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Unread 03-22-2019, 04:21 PM
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I have Midland radios, Last pair, I spent a few bucks extra got the better ones. Only use them at camp cause we use phones at home. Just remember to take them out of your coat before you wash them.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Unread 03-22-2019, 04:45 PM
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Range depends entirely on the terrain. My friend and I have been lass than 1/2 mile apart but around the point of the mountain and can't talk to each other. Several times we call someone who is up higher and they will relay a message. Same radios in Colorado or over water have great range. The camp I hunt at has gone almost entirely to cell phones.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Unread 03-24-2019, 10:48 AM
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If there is foliage on the trees you get much reduced range... I use the old Motorola 250 and 280 models... No leaves on the trees I can get 6 miles reception... Leaves on the trees and 1-2 at most...I found the newer Motorola models are not as good as the old ones...
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Unread 04-02-2019, 10:25 AM
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Our coyote hunting group switched over to marine band radios. Big difference in range

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