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  # 2138243 2-Dec-2018 20:40
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I wouldnt put a 4 year old on an unlicensed radio with the cesspool of swampdwellers that would try to talk to the kid.





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  # 2138246 2-Dec-2018 21:12
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Petrosian:

 

Hello there. I have a similar question to the original poster: I'd like to buy a walkie talkie for my four-year-old boy for Christmas so he can radio me when I'm at work.

One of the earlier comments in this thread suggested this was foolish and possibly even illegal (chit-chatting on the radio). Is this true? If not, then I'm hoping someone might be able to help me.

I live in Napier, tucked into a limestone pocket on Napier Hill. I work in the CBD, about 1.2km from my house but, crucially, over the crest of the hill. So no line of sight.

Could a sub-$100 set such as these - www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/phones-and-gps/gps-navigation-satnav/walkie-talkies/uniden-cb45-2-uh45-2-80-uhf-hand-held-radio-twin-pack-blue/prod169080.html - do the job? 

Forgive me if my question is a bit dopey - I'm a first-time poster (long-time reader), and not the world's greatest technological mind. But it would be lovely to talk to my son. eg.

Son: Rogue 1 to Rogue Leader, over.
Dad. Rogue Leader receiving etc :-) 

 

 

 

 

Instead of a walkie talkie why not an old phone with heytell installed?


 
 
 
 


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Petrosian:

Hello there. I have a similar question to the original poster: I'd like to buy a walkie talkie for my four-year-old boy for Christmas so he can radio me when I'm at work.

One of the earlier comments in this thread suggested this was foolish and possibly even illegal (chit-chatting on the radio). Is this true? If not, then I'm hoping someone might be able to help me.

I live in Napier, tucked into a limestone pocket on Napier Hill. I work in the CBD, about 1.2km from my house but, crucially, over the crest of the hill. So no line of sight.

Could a sub-$100 set such as these - www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/phones-and-gps/gps-navigation-satnav/walkie-talkies/uniden-cb45-2-uh45-2-80-uhf-hand-held-radio-twin-pack-blue/prod169080.html - do the job? 

Forgive me if my question is a bit dopey - I'm a first-time poster (long-time reader), and not the world's greatest technological mind. But it would be lovely to talk to my son. eg.

Son: Rogue 1 to Rogue Leader, over.
Dad. Rogue Leader receiving etc :-) 

 

 

Picked up some from GrabOne a year or so ago for my 8yo.

 

80ch UHF PRS radios.

 

The reason I considered them acceptable is that they also use a CTCSS system with 120 tone combinations.

 

Yes, anyone will hear what he says if they're listening.

 

But he won't hear anyone not using the same code.

 

It doesn't eliminate the risk but it does reduce it greatly.

 

 

I also picked up a pair for my own emergency use, so we have four of the same model available.




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