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Bman Gtz
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New Walkie Talkies

Postby Bman Gtz » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:32 pm

I am looking at getting a set of Walkie Talkies as my old Cobras aren't good and I want to upgrade. What do people have out there and how good are they? I was looking at a set of these but the reviews were only so so, so wanted opinions.

http://www.costco.ca/Cobra%C2%AE-CXR825 ... 68901.html

http://www.costco.ca/Cobra%C2%AE-CXT545 ... 73762.html

http://www.costco.ca/Uniden%C2%AE-GMR50 ... 19752.html

I would prefer the cobras only because I have some familiarity with them.


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Re: New Walkie Talkies

Postby Rettax3 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:09 pm

We've been using a set of rechargeable Radio Shack ones for a few years now -they are pretty good, decent range, decent features, decent clarity. Volume output could be better, and battery-life never was so great but hasn't diminished much over the years surprisingly.
We tried a new pair this past summer, just because we had left our rechargeables at home and wanted something to have during a road-trip. We bought them at Wal-Mart, and I can't remember if they were Uniden or Cobras (they were definitely one or the other), but they were absolute junk. Not even 1/4 mile effective range, clarity sucked (I transmitted 'say again' as much as anything else :roll: ). The volume output was actually good, but with such poor clarity it didn't help. Yes, they were a cheaper model, but with the brand-name they had we expected much better -they were very disappointing. :( We won't buy that brand again (if we can figure out which ones they were!).


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Re: New Walkie Talkies

Postby Rettax3 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:53 pm

Rettax3 wrote:We bought them at Wal-Mart, and I can't remember if they were Uniden or Cobras (they were definitely one or the other), but they were absolute junk. Not even 1/4 mile effective range, clarity sucked (I transmitted 'say again' as much as anything else :roll: ). The volume output was actually good, but with such poor clarity it didn't help. Yes, they were a cheaper model, but with the brand-name they had we expected much better -they were very disappointing. :( We won't buy that brand again (if we can figure out which ones they were!).

...They were Cobras. Forgot to check on the model # though...


1989 Super Charged 3800 Series II (First)Six-Speed Conversion GTU
1990 Turbo 3.4 Five-Speed T-Type
1990 4.0L 4-Cam 32-Valve V-8 Five-Speed Indy GTi (Rebuild Project)
1990 Stock(!) 3.1 MPFI Auto Indy
1995 3400 Top-End Auto OD Z-26


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