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GMRS radios

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by zuknewbie, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    What’s everyone running for GMRS radios, such a large selection to choose from.
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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  3. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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  4. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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  5. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Good to hear! It should be showing up next week and I’m excited to move this direction from a CB
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    love the setup, unfortunately in Canada we are restricted to 2watts of power basically forcing us to only use handheld units.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    I'm genuinely curious as to who would know? Not to say that I am planning on willingly doing so but who would ever check radio type/wattage?
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    I think the issue lies with no Canadian retailers for the more powerful radios and from what I read unless more people in your group have the more powerful radios they are kinda useless, sure I can transmit to someone 25km away but they don’t have enough power to respond.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 8:55 AM
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    I've been using the Cobra ACXT645 handhelds for 3 years, after seeing @Joe23 and @Norilsk with them: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-Cobra-OUTDOOR-WalkieTalkie-2-Way-Radios-35-Mile-Range-ACXT645-6067/

    There's a newer ACXT1035R model with more advertised range: https://www.amazon.ca/Cobra-Walkie-Talkie-ACXT1035R-FLT/dp/B019RIP24E/
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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  12. Apr 6, 2021 at 4:40 PM
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    I have the Midland GXT1000 handhelds. I think they are rated at 5w. Bought in the US but available in Canada. Costco Ontario currently has 3 packs of GMRS radios now.
     
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    I've been looking at some of the Midland 15W or 40W truck mount units. I doubt anyone would be able to detect that you have it. And doubt that CSIS will be dropping out of helicopters because you have too many watts.
     
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  14. Apr 6, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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    I have a pair of Vertex Standard VX-261 UHF 5W handhelds. Went with UHF as Maine is heavily forested. They work well. I think Motorola bought them out.
     
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    I contacted Midland they said they would not ship to Canada.
     
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    Ya midland won’t but others will
     
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    I'm fairly doubtful that it is correctly set up. it was a hand-me-down from a job i did a few weeks back. know nothing about it other than the fellow saying "yeah it's all set up ready to go"

    edit: found a list of base freqs
    https://gist.github.com/kennedy/11278351
     
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