Walkie Talkies

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davidd

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5,834 posts

217 months

Monday 14th May
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This might be the wrong forum but they are for use on our le mans trip.

We need some new walkie talkies, one of our team has bought some of these.

http://www.lusonic.com/product-1759-Uniden-SPL2CK

I was going to buy some Motorola T80's

https://www.radio-solutions.co.uk/motorola-tlkr-t8...

They are both pmr446 so will they talk to each other? The suppliers are being a little non committal!

The only reason I'm not buying more Uniden is that they seem pretty scarce in the UK so I'm concerned that they might not be brilliant.

Thanks
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Potatoes

3,565 posts

103 months

Monday 14th May
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Everyone has them and you end up in some bonkers conversations with lots of different groups of walkie talkie users... Good times.

We have an earlier model of that Motorola and they're good... they do the job is what I mean. Great investment for Le Mans as it makes getting around so much easier!

chasingracecars

1,340 posts

30 months

Monday 14th May
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Since roaming charges were dropped we find mobiles quite good!

MrC986

2,091 posts

124 months

Monday 14th May
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Potatoes said:
Everyone has them and you end up in some bonkers conversations with lots of different groups of walkie talkie users... Good times.

We have an earlier model of that Motorola and they're good... they do the job is what I mean. Great investment for Le Mans as it makes getting around so much easier!
^ this indeed does happen & your supposed amusing comments becoming a much bigger laugh thumbup

eastsider

1,048 posts

156 months

Monday 14th May
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Baofeng uv-5r

BaoFeng UV-5R 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band DTMF CTCSS DCS FM Ham Two Way Radio https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007HH6RR4/ref=cm_sw_r...

Program w CHIRP:

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Ho...

A small learning curve but great once you get the hang of it all.


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davidd

Original Poster:

5,834 posts

217 months

Monday 14th May
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chasingracecars said:
Since roaming charges were dropped we find mobiles quite good!
It's more for the convoy, walkie talkie will be easier..

Tyre Smoke

10,597 posts

194 months

Tuesday 15th May
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davidd said:
chasingracecars said:
Since roaming charges were dropped we find mobiles quite good!
It's more for the convoy, walkie talkie will be easier..
Unless as we found out, that you can't hear at 130km/h and reverted to mobiles.

davidd

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5,834 posts

217 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Tyre Smoke said:
Unless as we found out, that you can't hear at 130km/h and reverted to mobiles.
The ones we had last year were much less effort than mobiles and easy to hear at speed. On further investigation it seems they might be slightly illegal!

MCSV8

705 posts

196 months

Wednesday 16th May
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I went to Jerez for the MotoGP the other week. We used a walkie-talkie app. called Zello, Worked well. I hope inclusive data roaming continues after Brexit.

Dr Jekyll

15,265 posts

194 months

Wednesday 16th May
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eastsider said:
Baofeng uv-5r

BaoFeng UV-5R 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band DTMF CTCSS DCS FM Ham Two Way Radio https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007HH6RR4/ref=cm_sw_r...

Program w CHIRP:

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Ho...

A small learning curve but great once you get the hang of it all.
Some legal matters you perhaps ought to consider.

Rick101

5,585 posts

83 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Good radio.

I really can't see you being dawn raided for chatting you your mate on PMR1