Post by X on Jul 11, 2012 10:31:04 GMT -5
Basically this thing is overkill for most Michigan games.
Also, I would like to point out that this thing can get FAR greater range than any Motorola talk-about. It has removable and replaceable antennas, and can also benefit from the simple addition of a tiger tail, greatly extending the effective range.
This is just wrong. The hardware is not part 90 certified. It's illegal no matter what license you have.
Tank and I bought these and tested them first hand with extended batteries (probably doesn't make a difference) and quarter wave antennas. They barely out perform Talkabouts by about 0.2 mile.
Besides that they are not compatible with any narrowband radios. All bubble pack radios (Talkabouts, $40 midlands) are narrowband.
These are not overkill. They simply are not a good radio for the average airsofter. Saying they are overkill would imply that they do something well, which they don't. The hardware is junk unless you want to break out the soldering iron and perform radio brain surgery. The only good thing about them is that they are cheap and can be programmed on the radio. Any radio that can be programmed without special software will not get part 90 type acceptance.
If he's looking for something better than a Talkabout, $40 midlands aren't going to be any better. These will likely have fixed antennas and low power output.
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