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In the market. Hear the Motorolas are good. Cosidering the MR350R.

What makes/models do you like & why??
 

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I like the old Motorola Talkabouts from about ten years ago (T289).....They reach out as far as the later models and are very simple to use. They don't have the 101 useless features that the newer radios have.
 

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I too liked the older Motorola's, still have the DPS that my father and I bought years ago. The newer Motorola's are horrible. Midland's seemed to be better for us now. I have the GXT850's, so far they work flawlessly.
 

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Big Ken said:
I like the old Motorola Talkabouts from about ten years ago (T289).....They reach out as far as the later models and are very simple to use. They don't have the 101 useless features that the newer radios have.
I still have a pair from more that 15 years ago. I originally got them (before cell phones) so I could locate my wife in the mall when I was ready to leave. I think they save me lots of $$..
 

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Loggy said:
In the market. Hear the Motorolas are good. Cosidering the MR350R.

What makes/models do you like & why??
I bought some Midlands a couple years ago. They worked well, for a while. Now, I can't get them to talk to each other and the one that I used this year, now is on VOX all the time and the "mic" seems to be keyed all the time.

Very frustrating. My brother had similar problems with his. We gave up and he bought Motorolas again.

And yes, I would LOVE to see a SIMPLE set of radios without all the crap we don't really need.
 

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A word of advice do not pay the extra money and get the GMRS radios just get the old talkabouts with the FRS frequencies. The GMRS radios are a waste most of the newer motorolas have. The old talkabouts have a 5-10 mile range depending on your line of sight.One time I was just below the top on the backside of a mountain and my father was 3 miles away on the frontside of another mountain and unbelievably I could talk to him clearly.If the foliage is on the trees any radio has decreased range.Get on Ebay and get 2 talkabout 280s and you will be very happy with their performance..
 

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Thanks for the input guys!!

I went out yesterday and shopped around a lil. Ended up with the Motorola MR350R Talkabout. Even for an ole non-tech geek as Loggy...5 minutes i had both radios set-up and ready to boogie. Guess after having these cell phones, puters etc....nuttin is too complicated anymore!! LOL

I really like the strong weather band feature(w/Alert) in the MR350! Tested outside yesterday & was impressed with strength & clarity as compared to some older radios i used in the past. Has VOX, Quiet Talk filtering, scan, Interference Eliminater, built-in flashlite & Emergency Alert Button. 35 mile range which is under very optimum conditions. Look fwd to trying this one on the water & in the woods!!

My first impression is that this is one lil powerful radio with some useful features!


Bot at BestBuy for $61. They honored their internet price vs the in store price of $81. heck...hard to get even a decent weather band receiver at that price!!

 

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only problem i have with my old 2ways is i cant turn that darn beeper off
If they are Moto's, it's easy to turn that roger beep off.
 

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Loggy said:
Thanks for the input guys!!

I went out yesterday and shopped around a lil. Ended up with the Motorola MR350R Talkabout. Even for an ole non-tech geek as Loggy...5 minutes i had both radios set-up and ready to boogie. Guess after having these cell phones, puters etc....nuttin is too complicated anymore!! LOL

I really like the strong weather band feature(w/Alert) in the MR350! Tested outside yesterday & was impressed with strength & clarity as compared to some older radios i used in the past. Has VOX, Quiet Talk filtering, scan, Interference Eliminater, built-in flashlite & Emergency Alert Button. 35 mile range which is under very optimum conditions. Look fwd to trying this one on the water & in the woods!!

My first impression is that this is one lil powerful radio with some useful features!


Bot at BestBuy for $61. They honored their internet price vs the in store price of $81. heck...hard to get even a decent weather band receiver at that price!!

Better price and free shipping here Loggy.


http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-MR350-35-...62540743&sr=8-1
 

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Yeah I saw that Dutch but I needed before Weds plus I earned some Best Buy Reward Zone points towards wasting some more money down the trail!!!!
 

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Could you report back as to how they work?
 

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I like the old Talkabout 250s the best, new ones dont seem to work as well for me where I am
 

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Could you report back as to how they work?
Will do Dutch when I use in the real world.. Just playin with it here around the neighbor...I am impressed. The NOAA weather bands come in as strong as my Midland WR300 Weather Radio which says much about this receiver!!
 

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I hunt small game a bunch and we always carry them.
I haven't had much luck keeping them from going bad.
5 just this year (Midlands and Motorola) of the 8 we have here no longer work.

I wish that I could find some simple ones that would hold up.

John L
 

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Thats the first type of report i heard bout so many failing!


The MR350R is built to take a lil abuse & wet...we will see.
 

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I've had two out of five go bad one older one a 250 just quit completly the other one a newer one has no power transmitting

Not bad.....a 40% failure rate. Better than over 60%!! I have several marine VHF radios that are so old they are starting to grow whisketrs with no problems!! lol

At the 2-Way's cheap price..likely best to just pitch & get new.
 
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