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FRS radio range

Discussion in 'MURS / FRS / GMRS' started by CobaRadioFan, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. CobaRadioFan

    CobaRadioFan New Member

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    Would FRS radios cover a
    Walmart super-center as far
    as range is concerned?


     

  2. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Try it and report back.
     
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  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Depends on the amount of RF sponges in the store.
     
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  4. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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    Most decent frs sets are good for at least half a mile. I haven't been back to the US for a while, are super W-Ms that big now ??
     
  5. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Delete
     
  6. pro151

    pro151 KB4RMA

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    Yes.
     
  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I just waiting for the new guy, DuelAntennas to chime in here. Do not confuse him with DualAntennas. (Note spelling) He is not the same guy. Nope. Not him. No way. :whistle:
     
  8. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    He needs time to ask his uncle the truck driver, then I am sure he will chime in.
     
  9. pro151

    pro151 KB4RMA

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    Well, I can tell I have been absent from here way to long. :D
     
  10. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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    you really haven't missed much.
     
  11. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Agreed. In fact you were lucky.A lot of us would have given our I-teeth to have missed it.
     
  12. CobaRadioFan

    CobaRadioFan New Member

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    W9CLL; your Quick to say delete a post;
    ALL I DID is ASK a QUESTION.... GEEZEZZZ-MAN!!!
    I was thinking FRS for family communication
    during the holidays refer to the OP
    Just wanted to know if they would cover a walmart range wise
     
  13. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    He's not asking for your thread to be deleted, he just deleted his post.

    Geezezzz
     
  14. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    correct, I typed something then changed my mind so I asked for my post to be deleted.
     
  15. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    Yes they will cover a walmart range, but remember, and walkie talkie or any radio for they matter has to accept interference from other devices per the FCC. You may be able to talk from one end of Walmart to the other, but you may also run into a lot of interference as well inside because of all the other electronics inside the store. Buy a set, try to get some that have a good range on them 30+ miles if possible, they do cost more. [​IMG]
    I use these for work, they cost around 80-100 dollars. Advertised as 30+ miles, they will eat some batteries up so if possible get the lithium batts for them, they last longer. Best I can say is buy a good set and try for yourself. Good luck and don't forget the dual antennas lol.
     

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