PMR Radios

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  1. aba

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    Hi all looking into getting a pair of these radios for communicating with swmbo in the rear of the van to save shouting :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    but seriously which are the best ones to get???

    im normally good with this sort of thing but there are so many around the same sort of price bracket im lost.
     
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    Don't let the name put you off, however, the Binatone Action 950 are amazing. I use them for my Mountain Bike Holiday to talk back to the support vehicle.

    Obviously the (upto) 10km range has a lot to be desired, possible but in perfect conditions, however, they do have a long range.

    They have many reviews by pro-radio folk who have all rated these as fantastic bits of kit.

    They work in the Welsh mountains as we trundle through on the bikes. The longest distance I've had was a few miles from the top of Long Mynd back to the support vehicle at the base and was about 3 miles away.

    Great thing is, they are pretty cheap too and you can even get a 4-pack! :thumb:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Binatone-Action-950-Range-Radio/dp/B002HXWG5K/ref=dp_cp_ob_ce_title_0[/ame]
     
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    hmm that binatone one looks quite good though the stopwatch feature could cause arguments.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Just tie a piece of string to her finger and hold the other end, cheaper!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    haha that could be a good idea
    just mentioned it and she said how about tie the string around ...........:Eeek:

    no bloomin way:Rofl1:
     
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    You shouldnt go far wrong getting Binatones, with the small pmr sets dearest doesnt mean the best and I would put these in the upper sector for performance but mid range in price. They area also readily available
     
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    Hi Andy.....Radios, now you are talking my language. Have a look round here http://www.delboys446.co.uk/ for some good reviews and advice on PMR 446.

    I can personally recommend this little Radio http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/intek-mt5050.html

    If you try some of the amateur radio suppliers you will get a radio and not a toy.
    Here are some suppliers.

    http://www.radioworld.co.uk/catalog/pmr446-c-433.html?osCsid=15c6b217c911a1464f4ab847b7112dd2

    http://www.coastalcomms.org.uk/PMRTaxi.htm

    http://www.kcb.co.uk/shop2/index1.html

    10 10......Good Buddy :BigGrin:
     
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    He will get a radio and not a toy yes but they still only transmit (legally) at 500mw and will cost him a lot more. These things are not intended for long overs, so there is no point in spending a lot of money.

    On the subject of AR dealers there is a vey good one not a million miles from you at Barnsley- LAM Communications who also does cb and LF PMR
     

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