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50 to 100 mile range

I would like to know what model has the 50 to 100 mile range and where can I buy them?

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Handheld radios have a range of approx. 2-miles line-of-sight. Mobile radios have an average range radio-to-radio of 10-12 miles. When aided by a tower, such as a repeater tower, or trunking tower system, you can expect more range. You would need to speak with your local radio dealer/tower operator to find out the footprint of the tower system. When you get into the 50-100 mile range, you would be best served by cellphones.

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I am considering a pair of your 36 mile 42 channel GMRS I want to find out if the 36 mile range is line of sight, or will they function in hilly and low mountain terrain? Thank you

line of sight. The 5 watt radios I service could not talk 36 miles. Those 2 watt units could never. They are Uhf and Uhf are more line of sight than Vhf. There are NO GMRS or FRS radios in Vhf. Buy the best GMRS radios you can. The difference is not power output, but a better receiver as you go up in price. You get what you pay for or there would only be one brand.

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With any two-way radio talking line-of-sight you will generally get two miles. Obstacles between the two radios will reduce range. Such as talking from inside to outside you might expect 1/4 to 1/2 mi. Keep in mind height and placement of the antenna determines the range. For best range hold your radio straight up perpendicular to the ground, do not tilt to the side, as it will reduce range.

If you were on a mountain top you could talk many miles into the valley below. However, in real world circumstances with the user wearing the radio low on their hip, you will seldom get the 2 miles line-of-sight. Your range will always be dependent on the location you are transmitting to/from and the obstacles in your way. I know the literature with many of the FRS radios says much greater distances, this would equal the mountain top scenerio.

FRS radios such as the T5300 are 1/2 watt radios. Business radios are available up to 4 and 5 watts. More wattage would give slightly more range, and better clarity in the fringe areas. But overall height and placement of your antenna will determine range.

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Motorola mj270r no range

Handheld radios talking line-of-sight with no obstacles will communicate approx. 2 miles. When talking from inside a building to outside, you can expect 1/4 to 1/2 miles range. Holding the antenna perpendicular to the ground gives you the best range. Height and placement of the antenna determines range. If you were on a mountain you could talk many miles into the valley below. However, in real world applications, range is limited. It can even be limited by the body fluid of the person wearing the radio on their hip, or blocked somewhat by the metal of the automobile one is riding in.

Channels 18-22 are listed as GMRS channels and may have more power than 1-17. The FRS channels are limited to 1/2 watt. But don't be fooled wattage doesn't equal distance. Higher wattage may give you a little more distance, but mostly it will give you clarity in the fringe areas.

Here is a link to the user guide:

A link to Motorola's page about the radio:

And I see where they are quoting 27 miles*, and go on to say:
*How far can I expect my radios to communicate? The communication range quoted is calculated under optimum conditions, with an unobstructed line of sight. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to, terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference and obstructions.

Unfortunately, we are seldom in idea conditions. Radio-to-radio is going to get you 1/4 mile to 2 miles in real conditions.

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What is the talk range of a Motorola P14spa03p2aa walkie talkie?

Line-of-sight you can talk as far as the radio can 'see'. In the real world, with obstacles and curvature of the Earth, this will vary according to your location. General rule of thumb, outdoors with few obstacles, you can talk line-of-sight up to 2 miles. Talking in and out of a building might reduce your range to 1/4-1/2 mile. There will be circumstances when you could achieve great range such as talking from a mountaintop into a valley, you could potentially talk 25 miles.

Height and placement of the antenna determines range. Holding the antenna perpendicular to the ground will give you the most range. Tilting the radio can reduce your range by as much as 2/3s.

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I can't find the manual, and I was wondering how far away you can talk on the BellSouth Walkie Talkies Model 2252?

The range of the BellSouth 2252 will depend on the frequency and the surrounding environment. If you get the FCC license and operate in the GMRS range, then the radios will have a maximum of a 2 mile range. The surroundings will matter: hills, buildings, etc. will shorten the range.

If you are using the FRS frequencies, your range will be significantly shorter (again depending on the surroundings). I'd guess no more than 1/2 mile line of sight.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who uses another brands of two-way radios and the ones with a 5 mile GMRS range work over 1/2-3/4 of a mile depending on hills. The ones with a shorter range can't communicate with someone at the far end of the property. It's about 3/4 mile from the road to the back fence.)

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Who knows where can i buy a 50 to 100 mile two way radio

You would need a repeater (maybe two repeaters) to carry a signal that far. For such long range communication, I would suggest using a cell phone with PTT (Push to Talk) feature. These phones can transmit nationwide on the cellular network. AT&T carries these phones as well as Nextel and Boost Mobile. These phones are now standard issue for the United States Secret Service.

These phones can act just like a standard two-way radio as well as a cell phone. Several Motorola model phones can be used on these networks and also have MotoTalk.

MotoTalk is a feature of PTT handsets that allows communication between two or more units even when they're out of range of the cellular network. (Maximum range is stated as being up to 8 miles - but realistically it's closer to about 4 miles depending on terrain).

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1/2 mile range max

Advertising on these models is much like reading about a car's MPG, it must be in perfect conditions. Handheld radios generally will talk "radio-to-radio", "line-of-sight" up to 2 miles. Once you start putting obstacles in between the radios you will shorten your range. Even the body fluid of the person wearing the radio on their hip will absorb some of the range. Talking from inside of a building to outside you might expect 1/4 to 1/2 mile. Good rule of thumb: Height and placement of your antenna determines range. The higher the antenna, the further you can talk. If you are talking from on a mountain top to a valley below you can talk as far as you can see. Increasing Range: Hold your radio perpendicular to the ground, not slanted like you would hold a phone. This problem alone could decrease your range 2/3s. Face the direction you are wanting to communicate. Don't shout CB-style, shouting reduces talk-range. Lastly, use good batteries. This will ensure your transmit capability.

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Two way radio cross model compatbility


Normally yes just as long as the frequency assignment to each channels are the same and no security/locking (such as (CTSS) is in place.

You have to check if the frequency settings of the Motorola matches those of the uniden.

Good luck and kind regards.

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