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post #1 of 5 Old 08-29-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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GMRS hand helds and trail rides

I have some gmrs handhelds that I use for outdoor stuff. I know a 35 mile range is not what you really get. In the wooded areas that I have used them, I have gotten as much as a mile. I was curious if anyone uses these for trail rides

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-01-2013, 05:33 PM
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It doesn't seem to matter how powerful the radios are, they all seem to get about a mile of clear reception. I have used them skiing and if the other person is on the same side of the mountain as me, we can talk. Get on the other side and forget about it.

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They work but honestly from inside a vehicle I think it might be less than a mile.

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Line of sight from antenna to antenna is important. I've gotten 5 mi on hand held CB's but it was mountain to mountain. Hunting in the trees 2mi max.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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if you have a GMRS license then there are better, more powerful radio options available. the bubble pack radios SUCK for anything more than talking more than a few hundred yards in anything other than an open field.
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