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Distance suppose to reach 8 miles but only less than a mile

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ANY obstruction will reduce range. This includes windows, cars, trees, buildings and of course, hills. They are strictly a line of sight radio. (If you could see the person with binoculars, it should work). Why they rate them by miles should be changed.

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You'll never see 8-mile range unless it's mountaintop to mountaintop. If there's any terrain/trees/houses it's just not going to make it...

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SOURCE: T 5000 (Talkabout Hand held Radios)

When you are using them in that type of area, there range is usually reduced to less than 1mile due to all the obstructions and other signals.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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I understand your concern with the actual range of the Motorola T5000. Being UHF radios, they are severely limited by any obstruction in between, be it trees, buildings, hills, foliage, terrain and any others that would block "line of sight". Additionally due to the inherent design restrictions imposed on these radios, the FRS channels are limited to pushing out 0.5 watts making the GMRS channels better choice since the radio will be transmitting at 1 watt. To my knowledge, channels 8 - 14 are FRS only.

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1. use AA Alkaline batteries instead of the rechargeable ones;
2. disable or minimize settings of interference eliminators, Quiet Talk, noise filters, coded squelch or CTCSS;
3. replace the stub antenna with a Larsen Quarter wave. You may need to install a BNC mount to accommodate the Larsen. Incidentally, this will also improve the receive range and not only the transmit.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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