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Motorola GMRS Radios

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jeff peterson, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Supporting Actor

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    Any deals on these new 5 mile range radios? Are the Motorola models the best? If so, the T5820 or the T6250 models?
     
  2. TonyTone

    TonyTone Supporting Actor

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    Are the Motos the best GMRS radios period--no. Are they pretty good consumer-grade radios--probably, especially considering that they come with a few bells and whistles although you may get a few arguments from the Cobra and Uniden fans. I have a Cobra PR1100WX myself--not the best-performing ones but at $99 for the pair including dual-desktop charger, it does the job.
    You may want to check out gmrsweb.com or popularwireless.com for more opinions.[​IMG]
     
  3. John Macri

    John Macri Stunt Coordinator

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    Just traded up to the 6250s from 6220s. I haven't had the opportunity to do much testing but in the city the range isn't much different even on the GMRS channels. If you really want 5 mile range you'll need to go to a 2 watt model with a better antenna. But they really eat batteries in the 2 watt mode.

    Personally I like the 6250's size and features (vibra-alert, privacy mode, etc.) They're also rugged. I dropped a 6220 on cement without a scratch..
     

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