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jasonwaiheke

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#237644 11-Jun-2018 14:14
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Anyone recommend which would be ideal for the kids to keep in touch with the olds as we ski the lovely mountain this winter?  There is anything from 0.5W-3km to 1.5W-10km.


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MikeAqua
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  #2033696 11-Jun-2018 14:18
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I assume you are talking UHF?

 

I've used them for hunting and the more watts the better.  We used to use 5W units.

 

Uniden and Rhino make good gear.

 

 





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  #2033698 11-Jun-2018 14:22
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Where are you skiing - I presume somewhere without mobile phone signal?


 
 
 
 


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  #2033722 11-Jun-2018 15:15
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Theres a few UHF/PRS (CB) threads about.

 

UHF is line of sight, and .5W will do you for a Km or so direct line comfortably. 5W, well you could reach repeaters from up there :)


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  #2040513 19-Jun-2018 14:51
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We will be skiing at Mt Ruapehu.  Whilst there is cellphone signal, it is easier to teach the kids to use radios than cellphones, and they are more appropriate for their age than cellphones.  On top of which they are easier to use in the cold, they are a one off cost as opposed to an ongoing one, and we will use them when camping, tramping and cycling.  It also means everyone in the family group can hear, so we all know what's going on rather than having to relay messages from one to another via cellphone. 


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  #2040526 19-Jun-2018 15:04
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jasonwaiheke:

 

We will be skiing at Mt Ruapehu.  Whilst there is cellphone signal, it is easier to teach the kids to use radios than cellphones, and they are more appropriate for their age than cellphones.  On top of which they are easier to use in the cold, they are a one off cost as opposed to an ongoing one, and we will use them when camping, tramping and cycling.  It also means everyone in the family group can hear, so we all know what's going on rather than having to relay messages from one to another via cellphone. 

 

 

I tried a couple of the cheaper UHF PRS skiing a couple of years ago and found the biggest problem is actually hearing them "ring"

 

Even in a chest pocket unless you are riding a lift its really hard to hear the pickup call....

 

Wearing them externally is one solution, but the cold hammers the battery life...

 

 

 

 

 

 


jasonwaiheke

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  #2040563 19-Jun-2018 15:16
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Thanks wellygary, I didn't think it was that much noisier on the slope than it was on the chairlift, I know it can be noisier around the motor getting on.  I was looking at the UH515-2 which seems reasonable price and feature wise...  Hopefully if it is set loud enough we could hear it then turn it down for the conversation, but I don't know.  But they will be for more than skiing when we get them.


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  #2040591 19-Jun-2018 15:58
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An ear-piece will allow you to turn the volume right down and yet still hear it "ring". We do the same for bike riding, fits easily under a helmet and still allows you to hear what's going on around you.

 
 
 
 


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  #2040639 19-Jun-2018 16:57
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I am trying to workout if I need one with a 1.5W TX output power rating (UH515-2) or if I can get away with something lower like a 1.0Watt or 0.5Watt.  The range is from 3Km+ at the lower end to 10Km+ at the higher end.


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