2 way radio - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
2 way radio

Want to get some 2 way radio's so my step dad and I can communicate with each other while out on the trails. Need something good but not too expensive.


1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 12:42 PM
DuncsJeeps
Peacekeeper
 
DuncsJeeps's Avatar
2006 XK Commander 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Spanaway
Posts: 793
Garage
FRS is pretty common. Easy to use and decent enough range. much cheaper than a CB

http://www.google.com/search?aq=0&oq...w=1600&bih=799
DuncsJeeps is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
I was looking at a couple of those. I know Motorola is good brand for stuff like this. The 2 I've looked at have said approx. 23 and 35 mile range. That's plenty for me. I don't really want a CB. I don't want to mess with mounting it, and all that jazz. These take up less space too.

1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 04:17 PM
chris142
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Apple Valley,Ca
Posts: 3,257
Conditions must be perfect to get 20something miles from a FRS radio. Plan on 1/2 that.

Before CellPhone towers were put where I live we were using FRS and CB's. You were lucky to get 6 miles with either.
chris142 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
I don't need something for that far. Couple hundred feet at best.

1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 05:37 PM
mylt1
Registered User
 
mylt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabzz View Post
I was looking at a couple of those. I know Motorola is good brand for stuff like this. The 2 I've looked at have said approx. 23 and 35 mile range. That's plenty for me. I don't really want a CB. I don't want to mess with mounting it, and all that jazz. These take up less space too.
those are the "estimated" range of the GMRS not the FRS side of the radio. you have to buy a license(you and your dad unless you live in the same house) that is $80 to use the GMRS freq's. FRS your looking at about 500 yards at best and even less in trees or hills. for the range you want FRS would be fine. save some money and buy just FRS radios. they are out there and are cheap.
mylt1 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 10-03-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
We do live in same house. I'll have to look around. I'm not going to get them right away, but soon probably.

1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Which Radio Replacement Interface do i need for a aftermarket radio? w4rh4wk Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 1 03-20-2009 02:50 PM
Ham radio, Land Mobile Radio, UHF/VHF or CB? nevets10 Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 63 02-27-2009 06:10 PM
CB Radio (Length of antenna and where to mount radio) Fatsooo Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 32 09-27-2008 10:14 AM
Radio Harness Adapter Stock Radio Pipedrummer Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 1 03-18-2008 10:14 AM
Sirius Radio (connecting to stock radio) Stormmy Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 11 01-10-2008 03:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome