High powerd walkie-talkie?
Ok, so we have coverd the bluetooth issue. The consensus seemed to be that they are a great thing to have but not always as practical as they seem.
What about getting a high powerd walkie-talkie set for when SHTF or for BOB use? Would a hand held CB radio be a smarter way to go? Most hunters use these walkie talkies, like motorolla, uniden, and panasonic. they all use similar channels and can talk to eachother when you find a channel they share.
I saw some at Fredmeyer yesterday that were 80.00 and they had a 17 mile range. hyper active channel scanning and a TON of other features.
Would these walkies be practical and tactical or more of just a want rather than a need?
A CB radio does have the emergeny channel but most handheld CB's are not powerful enough to get anyone on that channel if you were not within 5-10 miles of the base station picking up the frequency.
I could be wrong about that range, I only have used a CB in my car and it was tweeked and peaked with a 100Watt Linner booster. (Ham licance required)