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We purchased 2 Motorola Talkabout radios today at Office Max. These were on sale for $79..everybody else wanted $109. I was real surprised with their capabilities. I walked at least 1.5 miles from our house througout the neighborhood and was always able to talk to my wife. They have 14 channels and 38 privacy codes but I still wouldn't say anything I didn't want other people to hear. We wanted these to stay in contact with each other in the event TSHTF and my family are in the safe house while I am outside at ground zero protecting the perimeter. Just mt two cents worth...I think these are great and reliable but time will tell.
-- Bill (email@example.com), February 27, 1999
Bill: Since I didn't go buy gold this week, and have decided to spend it on useful goods, I think I'll go buy me a couple of them. They'll come in handy when we go 4-wheeling this summer. And, they will come in handy during night and day watch. I guess if your neighborhood is Y2K ready these could be very useful in warning other's of danger in the area...Unfortunately no one around here are GIs.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 1999.
Yes, the prices of the FRS radios (the Motorola's you mentioned) have gone down a lot. I was at Costco today, and saw them for $69 each. I already have several, so I didn't buy any.
If you're interested in these radios, there's an article that talks about them and their efficacy at:
-- Jollyprez (Jolly@prez.com), February 27, 1999.
I'm new to the FRS radios, but I did read on a website that was linked via this board, that the FRS radios won't work through glass. So, if you're planning to communicate into/out of the house, would the radios still work? It made no sense to me that glass would stop the signal.
Anyone with knowledge of this, please enlighten me.
-- Bill (email@example.com), February 28, 1999.
-- rb (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
-- repeat (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.