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2 Way Radios

Ok, I am looking to get some 2-way radios for hunting next year since my son will be hunting on his own. Down at camp in SE Ohio cell coverage is spotty at best. Looking for something with good range and also something that we could alert quietly. Anyone have any recommendations? or one's to avoid?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 06:37 AM
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Try Bear com, we use them in Idaho and wy. they work great
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Craig,If your looking for a good but inexpensive Two-Way, we use and like... Motorola TalkAbout T5820....They have 22 channels to choose, which makes it easier to find a channel that no one but you are on, so they will reach out with no breakups. and the great thing about these are they can be put on vibrate mode, and that is why we decided on them, also they were less than 30 bucks for a pair on E-Bay, plus they are small and fit nicely in your shirt pocket so you can feel it vibrate.. Our whole crew got the same ones so we all know what`s going on. We have the ones that take regular batteries, we don't like the rechargeable ones....
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look at the garmin rino's they are a GPS with a built in radio ,, they will actually show you where there other one is and how far away it is .. you can get earbuds for them ,no noise outside that way ,they work good
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I ordered a pair of Midlands tonight as I had a gift card for Cabelas. THey have a silent alert and I also got the ear bud with a whisper PTT. Hopefully they should fit the bill.
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I ordered a pair of Midlands tonight as I had a gift card for Cabelas. THey have a silent alert and I also got the ear bud with a whisper PTT. Hopefully they should fit the bill.
Did you get a chance to test out those Midlands? I'm thinking on a set of radios and since I will no longer by hunting clothes at Cabelas I figure I can use what's left of my points on some radios.
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I ordered a pair of Midlands tonight as I had a gift card for Cabelas. THey have a silent alert and I also got the ear bud with a whisper PTT. Hopefully they should fit the bill.
I use the midlands and they work fine.
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I use the midlands and they work fine.
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.
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Did you get a chance to test out those Midlands? I'm thinking on a set of radios and since I will no longer by hunting clothes at Cabelas I figure I can use what's left of my points on some radios.
We really haven't put them to much of a test. Probably will in spring gobbler.

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First off let me say, I HATE 2 WAY RADIO, but I carry one. I only use it after hunting hours or a hunter hasn't showed up after a drive. Even then if I have cell phone service I use text if possible.
It's a long story but I figure it may have cost me the buck of a life time one time. If you're going to use them, have rules when, and buy the best you can afford.
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