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General Chat Thread, Walkie Talkies in General; Erro, I am looking to purchase a set of 6 walkie talkies. For use around the school site. Dont have ...
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    Walkie Talkies

    Erro,

    I am looking to purchase a set of 6 walkie talkies. For use around the school site.

    Dont have a budget in mind as i dont know how much they are to start with!

    Any recommendations would be great.

    Thanks

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    You was suppose to say over at the end of it!

    Big or small school site? I know Argos do some sets. Bundles of 2 and 4's I think

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    Lol!! What's that from?!

    We're only a small site..landlocked lol

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    We use Motorola CP040 (Motorola CP040 Hand held radio) but they're not exactly cheap ones, and it's a fairly big site here, and obviously need licensing etc for frequencies etc

    Steve

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    We use ICOM F4002 site wide here, well I would if I could be bothered to take it out the box ;p

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    Hmm, dont think we need to go as far as the license to be honest. But it was only £50 wasnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Hmm, dont think we need to go as far as the license to be honest. But it was only £50 wasnt it?
    Honestly couldn't say off hand, but nice to have proper radios that will work everywhere We got two sites that are at end of roads, and radios etc work between them etc.

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    Go for big ones (iCom types), not necessarily ones needing a license but proper radios. We got a job lot of the small plasticy ones for lunch duties and various uses and they have been nothing but trouble.

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    Buy cheap, buy twice in my experience. We have Entel licensed ones here, and they work flawlessly. We used to use Motorola license free ones and they were no end of trouble due to signal range being so poor. Even if you're in a small-ish area, the thickness of walls etc... will play on what you get.

    My suggestion would be to have a chat with Apex Radio and see if they'll loan you a couple for a trial - to see what's what and see if you need anything more than the standard unlicensed ones.

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    Give Nimans a call on 0844 848 0905 tell them you are an LEA school and they should do a good deal. They do ICOM, Motorola and Kenwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    We use Motorola CP040 (Motorola CP040 Hand held radio) but they're not exactly cheap ones, and it's a fairly big site here, and obviously need licensing etc for frequencies etc

    Steve
    That looks like my Motorola, but mine's only got one knob on it and no model number, unless it's 'XTN/D'.

    Mine's a blessing when I want to find someone but a curse when someone wants to find me and I don't want to be found. Bear that in mind.

    Come Back.

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    More info regarding licensed handportables and costs on this thread: 2-way radio suggestions.

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