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Old 06-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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2way handsets...cobra, motorola, ect..

anybody use the small cobra or motorola 2way handsets instead of using a CB. I have no use for a CB so Im not gonna waste my money, time or space in the jeep. But having the little 2ways and handing one off to your trail partner seems like a cheaper easier solution to a CB? I noticed in bestbuy they had a set with a 20 or 30 mile capability for like $50.
Any opinions, suggestions, rants, whatever.

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Old 06-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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anybody use the small cobra or motorola 2way handsets instead of using a CB. I have no use for a CB so Im not gonna waste my money, time or space in the jeep. But having the little 2ways and handing one off to your trail partner seems like a cheaper easier solution to a CB? I noticed in bestbuy they had a set with a 20 or 30 mile capability for like $50.
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I have both. Most organized trail runs require a CB. I use the FRS radio's for conversing with others others on the trail and for hunting.

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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i've got a cobra handheld cb. it doesn't have the best range, but it works good enough while on the trail. i got it off of ebay for $90 and it uses either "AA" batteries or you can use the cigarette lighter adapter thingy.

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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Yep, the handhelds work ok, but some clubs require an actual CB radio.

Only issue I had with the handhelds were keeping the battery charged. And by the time you find a decent way of hanging it to plug it in, you might as well burn the space on a CB.

Plus, the CB's are usually cheaper than the handhelds.
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