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    Senior Member helencalif's Avatar
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    in the mountains at Lake Almanor, CA

    Default Need club radios recommendations

    A club is in the market for at least 20 radios. Prefer Motorola's that take 3-AA batteries. With as few bells and whistles as possible. Have looked at Costco website and website.

    What does your club use and what do you recommend? (Need model numbers.)


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    Senior Member Scott Adams's Avatar
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    Southern Ontario


    I bought a nice pair of fairly expensive Midland Radios that were recommended in the products forum here. They are as good as everyone said, until they are owned by me. 2 yrs later, one is lost, and the other ruined. The rechargable batteries pooped out on one of them after about 3 recharges as well, a common problem with expensive & cheap radios.
    Last year I saw a sale at Cabelas. $20.00 for a pair of basic FRS Motorola radios. They've served me well. I haven't lost them, and if I do, I don't care.
    Costco, or whatever, buy them on sale,. Hope for 1 yr out of them. Buy more. The expensive radios with miles of range claimed are mostly full of it and unneccesary for most of us.
    Just my opinion.
    Last edited by Scott Adams; 11-18-2012 at 03:10 PM.
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    Senior Member BonMallari's Avatar
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    Helen : check Fry's Electronics, they have location in Calif. NV.TX. and AZ.....they sell just about every radio on the market and many come in multi pack(4or more) units
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    South GA


    Take a look @ these by Midlannd
    GXT1000/1050 Series

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    Senior Member Sabireley's Avatar
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    Culpeper VA


    I recently ordered 4 motorolas form Ebay for $60 shipped. They are reburbs, but work fine, they look brand new.

    6 radios for $96 including shipping.
    Last edited by Sabireley; 11-19-2012 at 07:34 AM.

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    Senior Member Joe Dutro's Avatar
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    Zanesville, Ohio


    Ohio Valley bought 4 of the Midlands GXT760 2 years ago.
    We use them to talk between the stakes at our HT's. They have the rechargable batteries and thus far have worked great.
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