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    hey guys,

    im a PH in C.A.R. the last season ive found it a necessity to use better walkie talkies for communicating with my African trackers/ drivers. does anyone have advice on a good, high quality model? im sick of using cheap ones. i dont care how much a good pair costs.

    If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!

    thanks
    /adam

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    I use Motorola ones, have for about 4 years. Seems like they were about $50 each. I can be sure that they are not legal in SA but they work great.

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    Just my experience and I am no radio expert.
    My group uses an older version of these. We only have 2 Watt versions.

    We have found the 5 Watt versions much better.

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    May want to be careful on UHF and VHF units. The air control and sea rescue guys use different freqs than in North America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinist4life View Post
    hey guys,

    im a PH in C.A.R. the last season ive found it a necessity to use better walkie talkies for communicating with my African trackers/ drivers. does anyone have advice on a good, high quality model? im sick of using cheap ones. i dont care how much a good pair costs.

    If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!

    thanks
    /adam
    Definitively, Garmin Rino 655T, about 18 miles reach, solid and reliable, very high quality, sms included as well as the possibility to send pics. It has good camera and a positioning system that allows you to position the other radio vs. your position.
    I am using it for red deer hunts over large territory with my friend and it is priceless.
    They cost approximately 600 $ apiece, expensive but you will never get anything better!

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