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Two-way radios(3 posts)

Two-way radiosPergita
Feb 17, 2002 6:10 PM
Does anyone have any feedback on quality two-way radios for racing? I've been thinking of the Talkabout's by Motorola but the 2 mile limitations are of a concern.
re: Two-way radioskyvdh
Feb 17, 2002 7:29 PM
I have not used them in a racing situation but the two mile limitation is very real. And in many instances the distance is less than that. If there are hills or heavily wooded areas between the two radios, distance of transmission can be even less. I will say that the Motorola's I have are far better than some others I tried before. The others were suppose to get 2 miles but I think you would have had to have had line of sight to get it. Most of the time I could barely get 1/4 mile out of them. The cost and weight of anything that goes beyond the 2 mile range gets rather high. I think they may also require registration or some kind of licensing. I used mine to keep in touch with my son when I used to be able to outride him. Now he usually is in sight and ahead of me if it's a short, steep hill.

Good luck. -Pete
re: Two-way radiosabol
Feb 18, 2002 6:12 PM
Not much to add on this subject, but note that if you get something more powerful than the recreational 'talkabouts', you're going to need to worry about an FCC license (in the U.S. anyway). I ran into this with work when our company needed to use our radios a couple of hours away in Indiana, and had to get relicensed since we are based in another state.