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    2 pairs working simultaneously   (10 Answers)

    If I were to buy 2 pairs of this set, would they be able to work simultaneously (having all 4 people able to talk to one another, as long as they are on the same channel??

    By Ryan September 26, 2014.

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      Yes if on same channel.

      By SHCC December 11, 2014.

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      Is it going to work outside US??   (5 Answers)

      Am planning to take thsi device outside US. Plese suggest it wil going to work or not

      By Jagadish December 15, 2015.

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        If you talk while riding a kangaroo the voice quality is bouncy

        By Mate March 19, 2016.

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        We are seniors and need to use it in house or nearby. Is one pair enough? Are these rechargeable? will it interfere with other walkie talkie?   (2 Answers)

        By Anonymous September 27, 2016.

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          Unless your home is 16 miles across, these should work fine. One pair is two items. So, unless there are more than two of you using them, one pair should be enough. It goes without saying that you need to buy enough radios for everyone with whom you wish to communicate. These are rechargeable by the same cable that charges a standard cell phone IF YOU USE THE BATTERIES THAT COME WITH THEM. However, they come with Nickel Metal Hydride batteries which, while better than the older technology Nickel Cadmium, are still a lower capacity than alkaline and Lithium based alkaline batteries (which are not rechargeable). The radios will run longer on alkaline batteries but then will not be rechargeable. They will interfere only with other radios on the same channel or, if they're close enough, possibly on a nearby channel, but that's why they have some 22 channels. Keep in mind though that the GMRS channels require a license (not that anybody seems to care) while the FRS channels do not. In all cases, the lowest power setting that can be used adequately should be used to limit interference to other radios, if these even have a power setting.

          By ThoughtFactory October 20, 2016.

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          We are looking for a system that will allow us to communicate with staff in four different locations within a large banquet venue. Will this system work for something like this?   (1 Answer)

          By DaveK June 16, 2016.

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            I'm sure your venue has come and gone in the four months since you asked your question but these radios are advertised as having a 16 mile range. As long as your venue is smaller than that, I would hazard a guess as to suggest they will work. For what it's worth, FM radios like these are known as "line of sight", meaning their range is limited to the distance you can see to the horizon since unlike lower frequency signals they don't propagate over the horizon without special high end equipment. Unless you're standing on a hill, building, or such, that distance is generally about twelve miles, not sixteen. Even at that, twelve miles is ten to a hundred times more than most people buying these will need

            By ThoughtFactory October 20, 2016.

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            How many batteries does each radio need?   (4 Answers)

            By JAROGGE December 11, 2015.

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              3 for each radio

              By deweys1427 January 6, 2016.

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              We are needing 4 to keep in contact with our mother, we all live close to each other. Do we get two sets of radios ?   (2 Answers)

              By mom December 20, 2016.

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                Purchase two sets of the same Cobra radios (brand and model) and as long as everyone is on the same channel (there are 22) and all radios are in range, you will be able to all communicate

                By Rich January 22, 2017.

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              Will these work in houses 8 miles apart?   (2 Answers)

              By Bogwot November 25, 2016.

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                Not very good

                By Anonymous November 25, 2016.

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              There is contradictory information. It says it comes with belt clip and USB charger, but scroll down it has listings that is called "included" and it say no on the belt clip and no on the charger. So what is it? Comes with it or not?   (3 Answers)

              By Tabitha October 1, 2016.

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                I purchased mine in April 2017 and it came with belt clips and a charger. Hope this helps.

                By MsBobby April 21, 2017.

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              How Weather resistant are these?   (2 Answers)

              We go up to the mountains in Vermont and the kids have been asking for Walkie Talkies but I am worried about them dropping them in the snow and then picking it up and snow melting then it being a bit wet.

              By Karl December 11, 2015.

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                If this set isn't marked as waterproof, then find the set that is. The set I have is waterproof and also floats. Have tested them many times while riding horses in the ocean and on the jet ski at they lake. Have been using them six months and they are still working great. When possible just make sure they get a good drying period, for extra precaution.

                By deweys1427 January 6, 2016.

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                What kind of headphones can go in the jack?   (3 Answers)

                By Anonymous August 22, 2015.

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                  The very small pin like iPod ear bud type.

                  By Miamimatt September 1, 2015.

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