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Good FRS/GMRS Radio?

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I'm looking for recently bought radios that are proving to work well. For many years we have been using old Motorola Talkabout 250 FRS radios and they worked very well. Finally, one failed and we have been trying to find a replacement. Two different new FRS/GMRS units have been tried in our group with very marginal or erratic performance. Anyone have a suggestion on a good one?

Dick

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I have had good luck with my Cobra MR HH425Li. This is a VHF/GMRS radio. It will transmit GMRS at 5 watts if you want and knocks the socks off the Motorolas, Midlands, and Cobra FRS/GMRS talkabout style radios that the guys I coyote hunt with have. It's not cheap at about twice the cost of a "top of the line" pair of the other radios but I think it's worth it. It is also a backup on the boat in the summer.

https://cobra.com/detail/mr-hh425li-vp-combination-vhf-gmrs-with-rewind-say-again.cfm

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I need to communicate with others who only have FRS radios and a VHF/GMRS won't work with them (I don't think).

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I'll try to look at the owners manual tonight and see if it covers those channels. The FRS are only some of the channels 1 to 22 but I'll have to look and see what ones and if I can transmit on them.

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Dick Stop over to my house tomorrow... I think I have what you are looking for... I have 2 Motorola T5500... Im not sure how many channels they have but you are more than welcome to try using these with the radios you are currently using now.. I have had good success blending these radios with other FRS radios...... Dale

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I just checked my radio and it is not programmed for channels 8 through 14. Those must be the FRS channels. It is programmed for GMRS 1 to 7 and 15 to 22 plus VHF and WX. Good luck with whatever radio you choose.

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Dick, pricey but gamin rhino 530 works flawlessly...combo gps plotter as well. Mine 4 years old and like new

Jack

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