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Are PMR radios any good?

Post by 2W0PWR on Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:28 pm

Are PMR radio's any good?

I had a set quite a few years ago and they were hopeless!!!

Have they changed?
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Re: Are PMR radios any good?

Post by simon007 on Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:14 am

Depends on the brand really. I have some here from China and they are not too bad but the last one that I have tried is the Midland Alan G12 that was sent to me here free to TEST, that is not common as all things reviewed here are normally paid for by me.

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You can program 16 channels via the data cable and software and also 3 watts output. The radio is excellent indeed, well made and works a treat.

Sadly mine is returned and on the way back to Lance and Colin. BUT, they have an awesome radio there and me soon a empty pocket as will order one at Neuner here

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Post by 29ci102tony on Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:19 am

Hi all pmr works ok here i use them around house and also won one from simon it was the hoffer and it works well with my Binatone MR250 it can be funny when kids using them...lol.. farao
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Re: Are PMR radios any good?

Post by 26tm777 on Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:57 am

I GOT SOME NOT BAD

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Re: Are PMR radios any good?

Post by skiptalker_uk on Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:03 pm

want to buy some cheap ones what would you guys recommend?
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Re: Are PMR radios any good?

Post by simon007 on Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:15 pm

That is a hard question indeed. Here, i have a couple of the newer Motorolas and they are not as good as the earlier ones, seems there is a change there somewhere?

Hoffer here is Binatone and they seem to work well, normally the cheaper ones do not have CTSS and that can come in a little helpful after christmas when all the kids are active

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:41 pm

skiptalker_uk wrote:want to buy some cheap ones what would you guys recommend?

Wouldn't these PMR 'handies' be erm well handy for you fellas organising trips up them there hills to stay in contact with, if Kevin and Dave are on two hilll tops in close proximity then it would be interesting to see what results could be had on a hand held PMR set betwenn you two fellas.

You could have communication with each other on another band out of earshot of 11m Laughing Laughing

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Post by 2W0PWR on Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:39 am

Good idea Eddie... Don't think they would work that far thou...
We will be able to use the 2m and repeaters soon :-) if Kev takes his test... and we all pass ours!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:56 am

Admin wrote:Good idea Eddie... Don't think they would work that far thou...
We will be able to use the 2m and repeaters soon :-) if Kev takes his test... and we all pass ours!!!

Is Kev , taken the !!+ then lmao lol! lol! ?

Never know with the PMR with the ASL advantage you and Kev have on the hill tops may be worth a go ?

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Post by M6EAN on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:42 am

2W0PWR wrote:Good idea Eddie... Don't think they would work that far thou...
We will be able to use the 2m and repeaters soon :-) if Kev takes his test... and we all pass ours!!!

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