Can anybody recommend a good pair of 2 way radio's to use while stalking?
Do you use hand held or are they fitted with remote pressel, earpiece and mic??
Would be wanting to cover no more than 500-800m=1/2 mile tops in the open, 200-400m=1/4 mile in woodland.
I don't want to get something which says it's good to find out it's pump. Would rather go from a recommendation from someone who has used the equipment.
Most of the cheapies work pretty well out to a couple of miles line of sight, but performance breaks down quickly in woodland. I use Cobras with clip on mike & earbud - found them perfectly OK if you don't expect too much of them, say a few hundred yards in woods (great between high seats). If you need better perfomance you'll have to spend some money I'm afraid.
I have a pair of these:
Not the cheapest but I have used them for about 4 years now and they are good, plenty of range.
I also use the Motorola T5622 and find they do the job perectly well. They are mainly used on pheasant days amongst thick fir plantations and seem to have a good range even through the trees. MH
I have used Cobras on the shoot for a couple of seasons and have found them as good,if not better than others I have used. I would certainly have them again. Several of my keeper mate also use these.
We use motorolla GP300 radios. Great! Work every day 8/10 hr standby and good range. When we brought them we got a licence for the first few years, then the reminders stoped comming so we stoped buying one. Strange things licences, things still work just fine without them, must see how the 4x4 performs without one.
Cobra radios are excellent I have used them for a few years now and they have out performed the competitors. http://www.sasproducts.com/acatalog/PMRs.html
If you phone them ask for Mark he's a top bloke.
I have no business interest in this, just like to recommend top service and products.
Check out Ebay, I bought a set of Binetone cheapies that do very well, last all day, and cost £22