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4.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all, 13 Jan 2012
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ignore the 10km range thats all crap to be honest. Probably boat to boat under calm conditions, in the real world think half a mile and you wont be far wrong. These were bought for me to keep in contact with my wife in work as Ive had a series of strokes. She works approx half a mile away or so and we're in a built up area with a taxi company right in line of sight. Around the home they work really well, but obviously the further away you go, the worse they get. We can both understand each other easily enough (as long as the taxi's aren't totally blocking the airwaves) from inside a building over about half a mile, not tested them any further as yet but will keep you posted. Im not sure how there is a difference between the T4 T6 and T8 in terms of distance as they all use the same 0.5w output chip. And when I was doing the CB radios back in the 70's, 1watt was sufficient for one mile, 5 watts five miles etc. But this was dependant on conditions too. So half a mile at half a watt is about right. Dont expect 10km like Ive said and you'll not be disappointed.
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2012 22:30:11 BDT
Gadget Guy says:
ERH not sure about your wattage to distance ratio.back in the 70's i dx.ed to mexico on just 1 watt.Using just half of a diapole twig.it was early morning though..

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 23:32:17 BDT
Daz says:
Yea on USB or LSB you could reach the USA etc. on one watt as the signal goes directly upwards into the atmosphere. But the furthest I got on 4 watts on a mobile am cb radio was about 4 miles unless I went up the top of Halkyn mountain then I could get around 80 miles. FM sets are terrible you're lucky to get a few miles on 4 watts, although I do live in Wales so maybe different in flatter areas. The best rig I had was a Cobra with a firestick it had hi/low power switch and I could talk to Ireland, France, Scotland and did get a few from the Netherlands too. Ahhhhh to be back in the 70's eh, everything was fun back then.

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 17:20:19 GMT
blanksta says:
If you wanted a good range radio you should of gone for Baofeng.Their radios are dual band and work on pmr & marine band with an average of 9 pound signal strength at 5 miles.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2014 15:11:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jan 2014 15:13:53 GMT
Daz says:
And probably come with a license to pay in the UK with being 5w radios. Going back to my original post as I said 5watts = 5 miles range. But then you need a license.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2014 17:16:05 GMT
blanksta says:
But who's there to police the frequencies?
As long as you don't use the amateur radio or the emergency marine channels you will be OK.
I even use an external base station antenna for my baofeng when I'm at home.
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