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Old July 29, 2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Good walkie talkie for 1000 yards.

Shooting 1000 yards at Blakely, GA and am looking for a good set of walkie talkies for communication between the pit and the line. No hunting, just shooting. Thanks.
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Old July 29, 2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Just about any set of modern 2-way radios should handle that distance easily.
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Old July 29, 2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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As long as it's line-of-sight, any Wal-Mart walkie talkie set should handle 1000 yards. I'm assuming a rifle range is line of sight? I've got a set of Motorola radios that should do just fine at that range.
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Old July 29, 2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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Old July 29, 2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Good walkie talkie for 1000 yards.

I have a set of those "bubble pack" Midland black and silver walkie-talkies that cost about $60. I can talk about a mile in the city and about three times that far in rural areas. And they're loud and clear over those distances.
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Old July 29, 2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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We use old Nextel phones set to walkie talkie mode.

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Old July 30, 2012, 04:22 AM   #7
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The only possible complication that I can see is if EVERYONE at the range is using the common ones (FRS/GMRS IIRC) ... even though they have privacy codes, that just means that you won't be interrupted by other conversations on your channel ... but you will still be interfered with if there is a lot of chatter ... meaning that if two people with different privacy codes talk on the same frequency at the same time, then nobody gets to understand anything In that case, you'd be better served by one of the spread spectrum handsets ... I can't recall the brand name, but there is one that is not all that pricey that should work really well at that range. I just googled it ... the brand is TriSquare.

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Old July 30, 2012, 07:00 PM   #8
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For the range, any $60 blister pack radio should do okay. We used a set of Midlands that worked well for a couple of years. Motorolas didn't hold as well. We use two ways to talk while hunting and eventually up graded to a nice pair of Kenwood radios. They are just awesome but a tad more expensive.
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Old July 30, 2012, 09:02 PM   #9
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Get a Ham Radio License.....

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Old July 31, 2012, 05:15 AM   #10
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eXRS Digital Two-Way Radio

TriSquare TSX100-2VP eXRS Digital Two-Way Radio (Pair) - Charcoal Metallic/Black

I think these have 1000 channels
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Old August 3, 2012, 01:04 AM   #11
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I have a pair of Motorola 6220 Talkabouts. They have been great for local communication between separated parties such as fish camp, deer camp, on top of the roof or in the attic or crawlspace. The controls and menu choices are a little busy. But if you set them both up correctly, and each one is on the right settings when turned on, and you learn how to use them, they do a nice job.
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